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Re: Grindstone Lake Ice Fishing
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One line only applies to designated trout lakes and/or streams. Grindstone is not a designated trout lake which mean you can use 2 lines and live baits. The trout regs are on page 23 of the booklet. Good luck

Posted on: 1/11 23:06:51
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Re: Grindstone Lake Ice Fishing
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Quote:

bligneel wrote:
I can't seem to find any info on special regulations for this lake. For trout lakes can't you only use 1 line and can't use minnows? But I see people saying they use minnows and more then one line on grindstone... and yeah I'll be cautiously using a snowmobile out their.


You are correct about refs, but those refs apply to designated trout lakes and grindstone isnít.

Posted on: 1/12 7:29:24
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Re: Grindstone Lake Ice Fishing
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Oh I thought every lake with trout in it was a des8gnated trout lake! Thanks guys!

Posted on: 1/12 9:38:13
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Re: Grindstone Lake Ice Fishing
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I personally think tiny little crappie minnows are the absolute best bait for rainbow trout! Just let them dangle a few inches below the ice and your good.

Anyone use frozen smelt on tip ups here? Was planning on just using suckers next week, but if one out performs the other, that would be nice. Not sure about the legality of grocery store smelt...do any local bait shops sell smelt?

Posted on: 1/12 11:59:55
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Re: Grindstone Lake Ice Fishing
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Grindstone has smelt too. Just look for them suspended between 15-30 ft of water. The northeast bay (smelt hole) is popular for smelt fishing. That way u will have a live smelt instead of a frozen one .

Posted on: 1/12 15:23:16
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Re: Grindstone Lake Ice Fishing
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07/03/2012
From Sandstone
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Current ice report is between 5" and 10" depending where you are on the lake and how deep the water is. Be safe! We had between 1" - 3" of new snow yesterday depending on where you are and how much the wind blew it around.

There is a DNR boat launch on the NW side of the lake and it will be packed as opener is crazy with people first thing in the morning Sat and Sun.

There is also access to the lake by the red barn along the west side of the lake which is where a lot of folks go out that want to fish the north end. This is privately owned property but he seems to allow people to use it to access the lake during ice season.

There will also be quite a few people fishing the south end off of Grindstone lake road.

Where ever you decide to park and walk out from, be safe and please be courteous. The road that leads to the access is very narrow (single car width at points) so you need to take it slow.

I'll be out there on Sat for a couple of hours anyway and then again the following weekend more than likely at some point.

Have fun and good luck.

Posted on: 1/12 16:05:00
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Re: Grindstone Lake Ice Fishing
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I made it out this afternoon on the SW side of the lake. I was in about 5 - 6 feet of water and had one miss. There is 15" of ice where I was but there were folks driving in the center of the lake. I was waiting for them to go through.

If I get out there next weekend I will go out a little deeper.

Posted on: 1/13 16:49:56
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Re: Grindstone Lake Ice Fishing
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can someone point me in the right direction of where to park if you do not use the dnr access? I have never fished this lake but plan to on Saturday and i do not want to park where it would make people angry.

Also wouldn't mind some fishing tips, looking to go after anything and everything. hair jigs and rip n raps for lakers? rainbows use crappie minnows or fatheads on a deadstick and waxies for jigging? Not really sure what part of the lake to fish either but i assume i will be moving a lot.

It will be a solo trip so if you see a guy alone in a hub stop by.

Posted on: 1/30 10:00:55
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Re: Grindstone Lake Ice Fishing
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Not an expert on the lake but fished it a few times. I will be out Saturday mid morning with a couple of other guys probably fished just south of the red barn landing closer to shore. Stop by. You can park right on the lake and I think pretty much drive wherever you want to go. I can give you some tips. Jim

Posted on: 1/30 11:46:00
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Re: Grindstone Lake Ice Fishing
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Ice is a consistent 18 to 20 inches, people were driving all over. Just watch out for spear holes...theyíre everywhere!

Use tiny little crappie minnows with a small jig head (1/12 oz or smaller), bright orange or pink for rainbows. Most people target them along the shoreline, less than 12 ft deep. No need to move much, trout are roamers, so itís better to wait for them, as opposed to search for them.

Posted on: 1/30 14:53:26
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