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    Made a run to very popular Ionia Co lake this morning for the first time this year. Many of you likely know it. It's a quantity not quality lake but gives up limits on the small side of keeper. Trolled #4 and #5 Flicker Shad in Chrome Clown, Purple Tiger and one that has RT (don't recall what it stands for). Plenty of action from 5:30am until I left at 9am, just never caught one that would have been worth cleaning.
    Still fun. Did land a 28" northern that was skinny as a nail, I'd guess it was a male. First northern I've ever seen there.

    Hopefully the bite will be on at lakes close to home that give quality. Good luck everyone!
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    Some days are that way. Surely beats a day spent at work
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    Thanks for the report. Haven't been on there yet this year but now that the holiday is over the pleasure boating will slow. Still a fun fish close to home.

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    There was only a small portion of the lake that had too much floating vegetation stirred up by pleasure boats making trolling unproductive.
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    Hope it clears up, I have a family fish fry coming up in 3 weeks and still need 15-20 pounds of fillets. Plan on a couple of meat runs to that lake to finish up. Sounds like it would be good to thin them out a little.
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