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Discussion in 'Hard Water Discussions' started by Reel Thing, Dec 17, 2008.
Looks like it's starting to happen
Now its time for it to slowly work its way south. Looks like after Friday the temps are going low.
You heading back up to Rose this year? We haven't decided where we are going to go yet. I would like to find a good pike lake in the same area or a little closer, but haven't had time to look real hard yet. I liked Cadillac, but I would like to find a smaller body of water and learn it better.
If you go back to Rose, let me know. I'm going to try to get away this year and make that trip. My brother has his licenses and wants to go.
Keep me updated.
Any reviews of the rose lake fishing and lodging situation would be greatly appreciated. I have been wanting to take a trip to Michigan for years but have never had the time AND money. This year I might have both and would like to go ice fish until I couldn't lift my arms.
Try greatmich.com has good info.
Hoss \ Dale defiantly planning on making a trip up to Rose there are several little lakes in the area and cadillac is maybe 20 mile further
I'm looking at Wells it's only 48ac supposed to be full of pike
Craig has got a list of the area lakes on his site
This link will give some of the maps of the lakes in the area
This is the link for the motel/bar and grill good food as for the rooms lets just say there is a bed tv and shower I thinks it's 35-45 bucks a night 15 mins from the lake 2 mins to cold bevs
Rose is 370 ac perch walleye bass pike and crappie I've mostly done good on the pike perch and crappies seen the eyes on the camera just not on the hook
The Eyes Have it is the tackle store in the area Craig is great guy and will help you out
This area seems to get hammered with snow so if you're planning on taking a atv check with Craig about the conditions before you haul it up there I've not been able to use mine since 05 snow just too deep
my avitar is from Rose the last time I used my atv
You can also check so of my old posts over the last couple of years
Hope this helps
thanks geowol I think I am going to go after the first of the year. If anyone can get away during the week I have plenty of room in my ride.
We fished Rose last year a couple days, and stayed over by Cadillac Lake and fished there as well. We found that the fishing wasn't all that much better than here in Ohio, other than the fact that they had good ice for sure, and it is easier to plan a vacation that way. We caught a ton of fish, but they were normally small ones. The pike were fun, but normally 15-24 inches. Perch were small, gills were o.k., crappie, we caught a few decent ones that we kept, but that was all the eater size fish we caught.
I like running the tip ups for the pike, so that is the main reason I will go back up. If we had good ice in Ohio, I would definitely just stay here though. I know the lakes a lot better, and would feel more confident since I spend summer fishing here as well. I'm sure over time the learning curve shortens, but last year we felt we spent a lot of time map reading, using the camera to find weed edges/structure, drilling a ton of holes, and there was too much snow for an ATV while we were there. Needed a snowmobile to be mobile.
I agree with HOSS 100% The main reason for going is that we didn't have ice here and Presque Isle
But it's a good trip
They usually have a decent report also. If you are up that way its worth stopping by. They have about the best selection of ice gear I've seen.
Yes George, we have good ice now 4" to 10" are the reports I'm getting. Definitely too darn much snow, just keeps coming. Rose Lake is doing real good, I'm hearing of good catches of Crappie. I've even heard the guys are getting a few Walleye. There are some nice Perch in Rose too. If you stop in, ask for the map I have, it has all the lakes available to fish in the area and how to get to them.
Hope to see you again this year George
Plenty of ice up here and lots of snow. Fish are biting good.
Hope to be up and see you soon
Try to do something about all that snow
Have a great Holiday
I heard it as going to snow every day until the Detroit Lions win a game, could be a while.
Lake cadillac mmm dont get me started on that lake, lived up there 15 years and never did any good on cadillac or mitchell which is right next to it,,, now if you go to the wellston area 23 miles east of cadillac theres tons of ponds and nice sized lakes with 10'' gills huge crappie and other speices.iv came out of some of them ponds with bucket fulls of gill no smaller then both ur hands put together.......i would go up there right now in a heart beat if someone eles was drivin...lol...nice place to vacation.... -fish master-:B
Update on Cadillac
Looking like I might be heading north the 2nd or 3rd week of january
hey man ill ride with ya my dad lives in the next town over, love to go bak up there..
I am thinking about heading up to MI with my dad and brother this weekend. Does anyone know any good spots to head up to that will have safe ice for this weekend. We will be heading out of Cleveland. The closer the better, but safe ice and decent fishing is a must. Any recommendations on where to stay would be much appreciated.
Try greatmich.com has good info.