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Author Topic: Houghton Lake Ice Report  (Read 8815 times)

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #20 on: Jan 11, 2007, 03:16 PM »
ill do 2 1/2 to 3 on canals...not a main lake.

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #21 on: Jan 11, 2007, 03:33 PM »
At least the weather report looks right for now. I'll spend one MORE day rechecking equipment. Charging batteries for the camera and flasher, sharpening hooks, and spooling up that new reel. We should be fishing next week. I've been doing inventory on small lakes just in case !!!

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #22 on: Jan 11, 2007, 04:00 PM »
ill do 2 1/2 to 3 on canals...not a main lake.

Im with you on that one
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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #23 on: Jan 11, 2007, 04:17 PM »
i could watch you fish that...and maybe if your nice drill me a hole by the edge so i could fish from the side...lol

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #24 on: Jan 17, 2007, 01:08 PM »
Lymans on the Lake is reporting 4-5" of hard ice with 6 " snow on it.

I'm  headed there thursday will report back on Monday.

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #25 on: Jan 17, 2007, 01:38 PM »
should have more today and tomorrow...have fun up there....be safe...

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #26 on: Jan 17, 2007, 01:40 PM »
ill do 2 1/2 to 3 on canals...not a main lake.



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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #27 on: Jan 17, 2007, 05:27 PM »
What,no planks and plywood???? ;D

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #28 on: Jan 17, 2007, 05:49 PM »
Beleive me I don't go out very far and some of us don't weigh that much !
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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #29 on: Jan 17, 2007, 07:48 PM »
LOL...R-M....If I get any bigger,a foot of ice won't hold me...

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #30 on: Jan 18, 2007, 12:08 PM »
I was out this Morning on North shore...3" to 5". Other then that  I got skunked.


Mike

windy and snowin lightly, ice was nice clear and black

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #31 on: Jan 18, 2007, 02:05 PM »
how much snow is on the lake...I drivin 3 hours for just one day tomorrow and wanna make sure i am gonna be able to enjoy myself...lol

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #32 on: Jan 18, 2007, 02:10 PM »
I was up there yesterday, there is 3-5 inches of ice and about 4 inches of snow on it. The water was cloudy off the south shore boat ramp and the fishing sucked.

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #33 on: Jan 18, 2007, 02:35 PM »
is there good access and parking close to the lake i want to try it out  and if there is can someone please tell me where
      i have read alot about this lake and would love to give it a try i am on foot with all my equipment so it helps to get on close to where you can find fish

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #34 on: Jan 18, 2007, 05:16 PM »
Access to the lake is easy whichever side of the lake you choose.  Most of the streets leading down to the lake have access and parking right at the shoreline.  If you are on foot, you might want to stick to the south side along m-55 for a shorter walk to some the weed beds.  Last year we were catching some nice blue gill & pike about a half mile east of Lymans just of the shoreline.

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #35 on: Jan 18, 2007, 05:52 PM »
I called Lymans today and they said that perch, walleye and pike have been bein caught over the past 3 days...
ill prolly end up going out right at Lymans

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #36 on: Jan 19, 2007, 04:28 PM »
Hope to find a place out of the way of everyone, where all the fish have been chased too :D :D :D
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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #37 on: Jan 19, 2007, 06:35 PM »
well.....

Gas there and back: $96

Bait, Cooler, License, Bait Bucket: 42.85

Getting there to find out its windy as he!! and 2-3 inches thick and getting skunked....PRICELESS!!!


Well...the day started off wonderful...on the way there forgot to throw all my buckets into the back of my truck...then while I am making sure that everyone one else had thier licenses I just so happened to remember that mine was sittin here right in my desk all day...ok no big deal...go buy a $5 bucket and get my license...get to walmart, find out the buckets...BUCKETS are 8.99...so0o we figure the 12.99 cooler was a much better investment...but then forgot about bait...wasnt goingto put the bait in the cooler soo...ended up having to buy a 9 dollar Minnow bucket...get to Lymans...says yea people have been out there for 3 days now and there is 4-6 inches of ice...ok cool...got everything...we can relax now...25 feet out the snow looks a bit wet on top...but what the heck...we'll give it a shot anyways...get out there drill our holes to find out we are sitting on top of 3 inches of ice...ok welll we will just sit still and be careful....then the wind kicked in...wow...thought we were gonna go parasailing...hah and i forgot to mention that my buddy...first time ice fisherman bought a tip-up...set it all up...came inside the shanty for a bit...looked outside and SOMEHOW it disappeared...so he was pretty mad about that whole situation...wel after about fishing for 3 hours with not seeing anything on the camera or getting any flags...we decide to try somewhere else...after driving around the entire lake and stopping at the east bay DNR launch we talked with the "Bud Man" and he told us to go to Four Seasons party store and talk to dave...well we did and he told us a few good spots...oh yea we arrived in houghton at 8 AM....and drove around for about an hour before we met dave....well back to the story...we ended up going to Harveys Marina where within 1.5 hours we saw a bunch of perch and lost a pike...

Other than that I love my new cam and the Marcum LX-I works great...

Theres my Houghton Report...

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #38 on: Jan 19, 2007, 06:37 PM »
oh yea and after cleaning up at Lymans it was sunny for a while and it was cracking EVERYWHERE walked on the way in...pretty scary if you ask me...

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Re: Houghton Lake Ice Report
« Reply #39 on: Jan 19, 2007, 06:45 PM »
BUT.......the bottom line is,  you got out there and made it back dry!!!!!!   
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