Groveland Mine Ponds

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6/9/11 @ 9:20 AM
fishinfool1
fishinfool1
USER since 3/14/10
What town are these Groveland Mine ponds near. How do I get there from Iron Mountain.

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6/8/11 @ 11:02 PM
nitecrawler128
nitecrawler128
USER since 6/17/10
Yep, water still about the same level as it has been... just use one of the 3 new landings, and you'll be alright. That old landing is the only one that's tough to get a boat in.

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6/8/11 @ 9:02 PM
lost @ c
lost @ c
USER since 2/9/06
water still as low as the past few years?

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6/7/11 @ 8:07 PM
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nitecrawler128
nitecrawler128
USER since 6/17/10

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
If you're looking for a place to take the kids for non-stop panfish/bass action, water temps are 75 and the "dinks" are snappin'!!! A worm and bobber casted at any shoreline is a surefire way to hold a 6-year-olds attention with bites every few seconds. While my son and girlfriend were busy catchin', I did experiment with 5.5" swimbaits, and caught a few nicer Bass (13-14"), as well as a few dinks off the deep end of the boat. Good luck!

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12/8/10 @ 5:33 PM
chris wahl
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USER since 4/10/02
Thanks for the report. I'll be sure to post if I make it out over the weekend.

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12/8/10 @ 3:50 PM
nitecrawler128
nitecrawler128
USER since 6/17/10
Just got back from checking ice.... I drilled in the 3 ponds closest to the old mine. In about 6-10 FOW I measured 4 1/8". In about 12-15 FOW I measured 3 7/8". I didn't go any further; I was by myself. On 2 of the ponds there was no sign of anyone fishing yet, but there were a couple guys fishing in a spot where there is about 20 FOW. They were a long walk out, and I wasn't making the walk by myself. Personally, I don't fish any less than 4". With precautionary measures taken; it should be good to go by the weekend. Good luck to anyone who makes it out!!!

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12/6/10 @ 2:57 PM
chris wahl
THE BAIT SHOP GUY
USER since 4/10/02
Thanks for the info. Any updates later on will be appreciated.

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12/5/10 @ 3:10 PM
nitecrawler128
nitecrawler128
USER since 6/17/10
Bait Shop Guy,

I haven't checked the ice here yet, but I just got back from Little Badwater (which is the first body of water in Dickinson County that gets fishable ice), and there was 4" by the shore (NOT in the deeper waters). For the last 3 years, the Mine Ponds have run 2" BEHIND Little Badwater, so I would imagine there is only a couple inches today. If nobody else posts here this week, I'll try and run out here and check by the weekend. I would think with these temps it should be ready by next weekend, but please be advised: the Mine Ponds DO NOT freeze evenly at first...you can walk on the first couple inches by shore while looking at open water in the deeper holes.

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12/5/10 @ 11:54 AM
chris wahl
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USER since 4/10/02
Anyone been by the ponds lately? Just wondering if they've iced over yet? I would think so by now. Looking at the long range forecast, it seems like next weekend may be the time for the first trip out on the ice.

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8/12/10 @ 3:49 PM
nitecrawler128
nitecrawler128
USER since 6/17/10
Lost@C....I've been out here with my kids a few times in the last few weeks...The scenery is still as beautiful as it ever was; sorry I don't have a digital camera to upload any pics...and the fishing is as usual; hundreds of small sunfish and small bass. This is about the only place my kids will fish at because they don't have to be patient for a bite! Still a great place to be to enjoy some outdoor serenity!

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8/12/10 @ 11:18 AM
lost @ c
lost @ c
USER since 2/9/06
not a report, anyone been out here lately? am pretty sure there have been lake linkers out here, but no reports. just want to hear how you are doing there, haven't been there since october, and might not make it there this summer, just want a taste of how it is there. maybe a few pics too . kinda jonzin to be there if not for the fishing at least for the awesome scenery! thanks lost

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6/30/10 @ 10:50 PM
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nitecrawler128
nitecrawler128
USER since 6/17/10

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
..Stepdad hadn't been out fishing yet this year, and he wanted to spend a few hours out here...as usual, loads of fish. Went thru 120 redworms, probably caught 150+ panfish...could't even fish 2 poles...only 4 "keepers": 9" perch, 11.25" perch, 8" 'gill, and 10" crappie. How does a body of water support so many dinks and so few quality fish???? Overpopulation perhaps??? Nice night anyway! Tight lines!!!

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6/21/10 @ 6:41 AM
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aoknordicgod
aoknordicgod
USER since 12/12/09

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F
Fished Saturday worked the whole shore line......Crank baits.......Worms for blue gills......Lots of small bass one keeper gill.Nordic God

Groveland Mine Ponds Photo
Groveland Mine Ponds Photo
Groveland Mine Ponds Photo
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6/19/10 @ 10:25 PM
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nitecrawler128
nitecrawler128
USER since 6/17/10

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
0 inches

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
...fished East Pond for a few hours this evening...as usual, MASS amounts of LM Bass & panfish ('gills, crappie, perch). No quality fish, just numbers...an EXCELLENT place to bring kids and teach them how to fish. No patience required here!

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6/17/10 @ 7:25 PM
nitecrawler128
nitecrawler128
USER since 6/17/10
Teichin 6969...... If you haven't been here in that many years, you will be heartbroken if you try for walleye here anymore. These ponds used to be the best walleye fishing I have ever experienced, however, times have changed. Ponds are overrun with small bass and bluegill. There are still walleye in here, but NOTHING NEAR what it used to be! Good Luck!

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