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Offline steelheader32

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Gull lake 2017/2018
« on: Dec 06, 2017, 02:22 PM »
Almost that time of year boys and girls, over the next few week we have some cold weather our way here in Kalamazoo. Ill be keeping an eye on the bay right around the week of Christmas.

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2017, 02:44 PM »
Got my auger warming up already :)

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Offline wmu1989

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2017, 03:39 PM »
I just hope there is enough parking.

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2017, 04:49 PM »
😂😂😂

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #4 on: Dec 06, 2017, 05:03 PM »
I'll be digging my stuff out of my garage hopefully tomorrow Its been a long off season!

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 2017, 05:52 PM »
Been away for a few years but ready to get back to Gull myself. However, I have heard the smelt fishing hasn't been so great due to a die off. Any truth to this? I do know that when the water gets too warm for the smelt, they often don't have the sense to go to deeper, colder water. So much for swimming in schools making you smarter  :-\
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And I will not leave this place until I finally catch the beast

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #6 on: Dec 07, 2017, 07:48 AM »
Last year was the first winter in awhile I went smelt fishing zero times....Gull ice never got safe enough for me and the ice on Green Lake in Interlochen was iffy/gone by early March as well.  Hoping for a good freeze this year for sure.
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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2017, 04:22 PM »
Im Sitting in the tree stand waiting for a nice buck to walk by makes me now realize ice fishing is almost here

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #8 on: Dec 07, 2017, 09:16 PM »
We had decent ice on full last year but the north  end was was spotty, myself and a few others took chance with what we had and made do with the safe areas of the lake, its getting colder here in kzoo and were below freezing now and looks like we will be for a few days

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #9 on: Dec 12, 2017, 10:13 AM »
Test

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #10 on: Dec 12, 2017, 10:14 AM »
Test

Op Test Sat. Looks like it's working bud.

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 2017, 01:41 PM »
Retired last year and couldn't get on safe ice last year on the North end. Hoping for a long cold winter, love those little critters. I'll be posting after every trip out: good, bad, or ugly !!!

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #12 on: Dec 14, 2017, 12:17 AM »
Hopefully wont be to much longer. Just keep that snow away :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:
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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #13 on: Dec 14, 2017, 10:19 AM »
Looks like south bay is starting to freeze up.   :tipup:

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #14 on: Dec 14, 2017, 11:00 AM »
Should be fun to see if they'll be able to get that pontoon in the lower right corner of the bay cam out ;D

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #15 on: Dec 14, 2017, 11:45 AM »
Should be fun to see if they'll be able to get that pontoon in the lower right corner of the bay cam out ;D

Haha, I was thinking the same thing. He must be that guy who brags that his boat is "First in, last out!"  ;D
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Offline Smeltman

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #16 on: Dec 14, 2017, 12:09 PM »
Probably wanted to get those smelt before anyone else ;D..

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #17 on: Dec 14, 2017, 01:04 PM »
Hey everyone! Skimmed over all the way out into the far end of 2nd bay! Yeehaw!
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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #18 on: Dec 14, 2017, 02:47 PM »
Should be fun to see if they'll be able to get that pontoon in the lower right corner of the bay cam out ;D

Let's just hope he doesn't break up the skim ice trying to get it to a launch last min.  ::)
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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #19 on: Dec 14, 2017, 05:21 PM »
Hello, all ! Welcome to a new season of anticipation. Hoping for the best.
As to the pontoon, it may be useful for trolling in January if this year goes like the last. I sure hope not !!

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #20 on: Dec 15, 2017, 04:56 PM »
Hmmm. No tracks out there today. Could it be that the Darwin principle is working ? LOL

Offline moose49017

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #21 on: Dec 18, 2017, 02:30 PM »
Brand new here.
Getting back into ice fishing after about a 20 year layoff.
My son is 13 and wants to go.
I have lots of questions. 😁
Thought I would test out posting a pic.
This is Gull Lake 1964. I'm
6 yrs old. After being warned not to play around the holes I've stepped through and filled my boot.
Didn't want to tell Dad though. 😜
He finally caught on and got me home before i froze to death.
Look forward to learning more and meeting some of you on the ice!



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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #22 on: Dec 19, 2017, 12:53 AM »
Glad to see you made it here. I had just commented to you on that other site about rat man. Lol... We will see each other soon Im sure. :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:
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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #23 on: Dec 19, 2017, 05:18 AM »
Very cool picture Moose!

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #24 on: Dec 24, 2017, 07:52 AM »
I see a few daring guys out on South bay this morning
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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #25 on: Dec 25, 2017, 07:16 AM »
There's two guys just off the docks this morning

Offline steelheader32

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #26 on: Dec 25, 2017, 06:05 PM »
Been in the bay the last 2 days, fishing was sub par, and ice was getting softer with more snow. Luckily we got some cold temps this week unfortunately where their was Ice their is now also 8-10 of heavy snow as well, if we dont get too much more it will be ok but Im thinking other sections of the lake will have better ice soon, as in lakes that were still open water today that didnt collect all the snow

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #27 on: Dec 26, 2017, 07:06 AM »
I hope there was no ice on second bay yet, otherwise we will have to wait for the north end to freeze up. With these temperatures coming it won't be long.  ;D

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #28 on: Dec 26, 2017, 11:07 AM »
Second bay had 40% open water during the snow fall, Id imagine in a few days it might be a maybe

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Re: Gull lake 2017/2018
« Reply #29 on: Dec 28, 2017, 06:41 AM »
All locked up as far as the eye can see from M89!  A beautiful sight..

 



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