Groveland Mine Ponds
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26° - 30° F
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.
If I get back there before the snow flies I will take some pics!
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.
76° - 80º F
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