Groveland Mine Ponds

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1/1/10 @ 3:03 PM
FISHING REPORT
billybango
billybango
USER since 11/14/09

CONDITIONS
Snowing

ICE DEPTH
6 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F
I fished the west pond today for about 2 hours. Could not buy a bite! Then fished the North pond. There were about 10 to 15 people on the ice. Still, I could not buy a bite. I saw fish on the vexilar and could get them to rise up to the bait but couldn't make them go. I could see other people catching fish but not me. I tried waxies, plastics, gulp, minnows, spoons, and puppet minnow. NOTHING WORKED! I don't like fishing too close to others so I was maybe 25 yards away from the nearest shack. I was basically in the same area as the majority of the fishermen. I drilled maybe 12 holes and tried 22 - 18 fow. Why did I not catch any fish? Please help! Sad

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12/30/09 @ 5:54 AM
1masterbaiter
1masterbaiter
USER since 1/10/05
TK, I was wondering what pond you were on? I will be out in a week or so to see how I can do. Was there many people out?

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12/29/09 @ 10:30 AM
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TKfishes
TKfishes
USER since 8/23/09

ICE DEPTH
6 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
got out on sunday not much action be verry carfull not to thick in some spots 6 was the most we found lots of water on top the ice. my brother in law lost his pick he set it down and it went through. we left with 12 gills one nice perch and also caught some bass but they werent legal so we put em back.

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12/20/09 @ 7:38 PM
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TKfishes
TKfishes
USER since 8/23/09

ICE DEPTH
0 inches
was going to go out today but had to much fun with the family today some times fishing just isnt the best thing you can do for a day.

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11/15/09 @ 1:17 PM
TKfishes
TKfishes
USER since 8/23/09
i agree billy i love the ponds even tho they dont produce like they used to. i would love the road to be a lil easier travlin but like everyone who knows theese ponds well we all kinda are scared for more ppl to be fishn em. it would be hard to over fish them i think because of the amount of cover but like i said there is still concern. also one thing kinda a pointer normal methods are not usauly practical like trolling in here lol i tryed and it was lots of trees coming in to the boat not many feesh. lol

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11/14/09 @ 9:51 PM
billybango
billybango
USER since 11/14/09
I just drove around the ponds today. The pond that had the nice boat landing and the outhouse (south pond?) is still very low...maybe 10 feet low. The other ponds have very nice new boat landings and small parking areas. There are septic tanks for outhouses but no outhouses yet. Seems to be some smaller camping areas near the new boat landings. Each new boat landing has concrete ramps and nice docks. The docks are pulled out of the water at this time. Each new boat landing has about 4 or 5 parking areas for vehicle and trailer however it looks like it could be a tight fit. There are very nice rock and concrete retaining walls and nice wooden guard rails. Very well done it seems.

The concerns that some have about over fishing because of the new landings will go away as soon as one starts down the groveland mine road. The road at this time is worse than I have ever seen. I dont know if they plan on fixing the road or not. At this time, the road is the worst part of any wouold be fishing excursion.

To the people who did the work out there, GREAT JOB. It will be greatly appreciated. If the road gets fixed it will be a huge draw to the fishermen. Smile

If I get back there before the snow flies I will take some pics!

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10/30/09 @ 10:23 AM
lost @ c
lost @ c
USER since 2/9/06
stopped over to the ponds two weeks ago, the pumphouse pond looked great,couldn't get to the other three(new boat launches i hear) but the first pond, holy @$#*^ it has got to be down 10 feet Sad doesn't look good, alot of sandbars. the kids and i were walking on spots that just three years ago were two or three hundred feet from shore! were going to fish, but kinda just looked in awe at the whole thing. knew you were having drought here, but wow. spent many years camping here, brought back alot of fuzzy memories. still very pretty, but the water level was ugly! if anyone comes here, please post report or comment so i know next time i come up what to expect. is there a different site you yuppers post on for these ponds? thanks

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3/14/08 @ 9:17 AM
chris wahl
THE BAIT SHOP GUY
USER since 4/10/02
I've made a couple runs over to the Groverland Mine Ponds this week. First trip was on Sunday. I took a couple guys that had never been there before, so of course, the fishing was marginal. There was no shortage of fish, they just didn't seem too active. Between the three of us, we landed 45 fish in about three hours fishing. OK I guess, but normally you land at least that many per person. We ended up keeping 20 gills and a couple crappies.

With the overcast skies and weather moving in, I figured they would turn on a little on Wednesday. At first it was like on Sunday - lots of lookers, but few biters. I tried a number of different baits without much luck. Then I noticed on my graph that the fish were eating all the spikes I'd drop down the hole when changing baits. I put on the smallest jig I had in the box (a #14 or #16 Marmooska jig,) which is smaller than a spike. Well, all I can say is it was "on like Donkey Kong," after that point! Almost soon as you'd get it down there, you'd get bit. They were flying up 4 or 5 at a time to intercept the bait as it was dropping down. Talk about fun! Best part was I had the entire lake to myself! Ended the trip landing 61 gills, 2 crappies, and 1 largemouth, keeping 1 fish shy of my panfish limit.

The roads going in were great, and driving out on the ice was no problem. I don't think the recent snow will mess things up too badly. Get out and enjoy it if you can.

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1/3/08 @ 10:15 PM
DeMars50
DeMars50
USER since 12/5/07
Any word on the fishing???

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7/23/07 @ 11:30 PM
FISHING REPORT
JLaudio
JLaudio
USER since 5/18/06

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
fished the first pond on friday and sunday. friday we did fairly well, we ended up keepin 33 bluegill all in the 7-9 inch range. sunday we didnt do so well due to a front movin in and the different wind direction. we ended up keepin 22 bluegill and one big rock bass about 9 1/2". we will be out there again probly this weekend again. i'll be in a 14 ft aluminum with a 4 horse johnson pulled behind a red chev truck. TIGHT LINES

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4/16/07 @ 2:14 AM
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OliverC
OliverC
USER since 11/28/03
Pond fishing was not as good as in years past. lot more people there as well, maybe i'll check out the menominee river this year.

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12/27/06 @ 5:20 PM
chris wahl
THE BAIT SHOP GUY
USER since 4/10/02
Any recent reports? About all I've heard so far at the shop is that there's around 6 inches of ice.

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7/12/06 @ 8:11 PM
lost @ c
lost @ c
USER since 2/9/06
wtt ,bohn & bohn & I camped two weeks ago caught three 9 inch perch 2 14 inch bass a mess of gills, missed a good 36 inch northern, and a bunch of small bass ,couldn't find the big ones but had a blast. Missed you Joz

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4/2/06 @ 10:36 AM
ibfishn
ibfishn
USER since 8/2/01
Just wondering if someone could tell me where the ponds are and how to get there from Cedar River. Sounds like it might be worth a day trip this summer.

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1/17/06 @ 6:10 PM
geraldwal
geraldwal
USER since 1/16/04
its the Whispering pines outpost

would like to add there is an ice fishing derby that is area wide on Jan 28th it lets you fish any local lake and you need to bring your fish back to lake antoin to register we will be paying out over $1000 dollers you need to pre enter by no latter than 8:00 am Jan 28th.

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