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Author Topic: Are any lakes fish able in the Kalamazoo/portage area?  (Read 1318 times)

Offline crappieontheice

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Van Buren and Allegan lakes are a no go. Looking for lakes around Kalamazoo  and portage. Any tips would be appreciated

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Re: Are any lakes fish able in the Kalamazoo/portage area?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2022, 10:23 AM »
Did that snow hammer Van Buren? I was hoping some of the bigger lakes hadn't froze before the snow but that might have been too optimistic...

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Re: Are any lakes fish able in the Kalamazoo/portage area?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2022, 09:24 AM »
Checked a few lakes in allegan co.pretty much slush.no ice.

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Re: Are any lakes fish able in the Kalamazoo/portage area?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 09, 2022, 09:59 AM »
    Lots of guys on the south bay of Gull. Some other small lakes also have enough ice.

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Re: Are any lakes fish able in the Kalamazoo/portage area?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 12, 2022, 08:08 AM »
I stopped by Wolf Lake yesterday.  A guy way to the right fishing.  There was a guy in the parking lot that had been out most of the day.  He said they had done pretty well on gills.  He said there was 3-4" of good ice.  Didn't venture out myself, had no spud with me.  As I was getting ready to leave, he began walking out to the other guys that were out there.  Watched him for awhile.  still waling when I left.

Offline johnhenry

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Re: Are any lakes fish able in the Kalamazoo/portage area?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 14, 2022, 07:20 AM »
Stopped back yesterday.  I would not trust the ice that was there. It looked to be mostly slush. I'll wait for colder weather to freeze 'em up.

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Re: Are any lakes fish able in the Kalamazoo/portage area?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 17, 2022, 08:25 AM »
I don't know about Kazoo but the lakes are fishable in Sister Lakes and Paw Paw Lake off the Watervliet ramp. And Stone Lake in Cassopolis.

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Re: Are any lakes fish able in the Kalamazoo/portage area?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 17, 2022, 09:01 AM »
I was on 2 lakes yesterday Cass and Van Buren and had anywhere from 4-6 inches of good ice

So probably just as good or better in Kzoo/Portage, depending on the lake

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Re: Are any lakes fish able in the Kalamazoo/portage area?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 17, 2022, 03:35 PM »
Checked out the KZ lakes on Sunday.

Sugarloaf, Hogset, Long Lake (KZ), Hampton are all 5 - 6 inches of ice.

FYI....nobody had anything good to say about the bite yesterday.



My bait always catches fish...or dies trying.

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Re: Are any lakes fish able in the Kalamazoo/portage area?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 17, 2022, 07:48 PM »
Ice is all pretty good. Agree, the bite is off and sucks. 3 hours and 2 dinks.

 



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