Fishing on Loon Lake


This little guy looks like he’s having a fun time fishing. He also looks like he enjoys having his photograph taken. But he probably wishes he had a big fish to show off as well. He’s fishing on a pier on Loon Lake. I also wonder how many he’s already caught? Maybe he’ll even find some time to dip his feet into the water to cool them off. On a hot day a pier can get rather hot. Then again maybe he’ll just jump in and start swimming like the fish do? Do you think he knows how to skin and clean a fish? One thing he does know how to do and that is eat what he catches. Hmm good!

How About One of These at Big Bass Lake?


A submarine vessel at Big Bass Lake. You could check out the best place to fish this way. Or to actually see what’s at the bottom of the lake.

But there’s also other possibilities. You can sneak up on someone at night and surface and watch them set a rowing record to shore. You can also take this baby just over the surface of the lake.

Just imagine how fun this would be? You could Buzz right past the speed boats leaving them standing in awe. And suppose you’re only up here for the weekend? How in the world are you going to get home? Well?

You sure won’t have to get an airline ticket. This vessel has all you need. You can also use it at Loon Lake and Sauble Lake as well. Just don’t ask me about the price tag. And you don’t have to even use the public landing. This will even set the yellow plane on edge.

Loon Lake Resort


There used to be a resort on Loon Lake back in the early 1900s. It wasn’t like a resort today but still interesting. Some nights they played bingo. For me playing bingo is like watching paint drying. But some people really enjoy it. I suppose picnics were.high on the list there. And of course swimming and fishing were popular as well. Taking a night boat ride on the lake would have been high romance in those days. Anyone else know much about this place on Loon Lake?

Remembering North Shore Camp on Loon Lake


It seems to me that in the 1950’s and 60’s there was some sort of camp or resort on the north side of Loon Lake.  I recall hearing  a lot o activity whenever my family went to the Loon Lake Roller Rink and it was always centered on the northwest side of that lake.  There were a lot of kids there at that time.

Perhaps some of the old timers who read BBL and Beyond would know about that place.  If so, leave us a comment as to what this facility was and whether it was a camp or resort.  If a camp, who supported it and how many kids attended it? 

Swimming in Loon Lake 


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I was I believe about 4 or 5 years old, and wading in Loon Lake was a popular habit for all of us kids. The grown-ups watched from shore. I wandered out too far into the lake…..and lost my footing, going down beneath the cool blue water. In my panic and confusion (and not knowing how to swim) I started the drowning process. Leaping up from the water, spitting water from my mouth and hollering for help! After the second time under I felt a strong arm grab mine and haul me to the surface. Kicking and sputtering and crying, I grabbed on to Dad with arms of steel, thanking him over and over. He was my hero! He still is……

After that incident I don’t remember too many other trips to Loon Lake. I am sure it is just that my memory has latched onto that episode and sort of wiped out anything else. Mom tells me we did go there on occasion, even after that. I guess it is just the sort of thing that sticks in your mind!

The Errie Fog at Loon Lake


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My friend Ben recently invited me to fish at Loon Lake in Lake County which is just a stone’s throw from Dave Norris’s favorite lake, that being Big Bass Lake. The two of us set out in early morning on a day when the fog was so thick I couldn’t even make Ben out in our boat if I hadn’t known it was him.

When I cast out my line it disappeared into that pea soup. Talk about an errie feeling and that fog lasted for nearly an hour before lifting. It reminded me of the lakes, or loch’s, of Scotland. Ben was just a hazy siloutte just a few feet away in our boat.

I can’t ever remember fishing in a fog so thick before. If there were other fishermen out there the odds of running into them literally would have been great. When I got home later that afternoon, my wife made me some pea soup to which I let out a huge belly laugh saying, “Ive already had that today, my love“. I ate it anyway to keep peace in the family.

The Roller Rink on Loon Lake


You could almost ice skate on Loon Lake today. The water is so calm and peaceful with Nary a ripple. I wonder how long that will last? I often wonder if boats were out in the lake when the Loon Lake roller rink was in operation? I’m sure the organ music could be heard around the lake. In fact I wonder how far away the music was heard? The place was usually packed and I remember they had several numbers where only certain age skaters could skate. I wonder how many fishermen were out in the lake at that time? Did the Organ music help to lure the fish in? Let us know by way of a comment how often you went to the Loon Lake roller rink

Leisurely Day on Loon Lake


look how calm Loon Lake is today? There’s not even a ripple of a wave. The lake is almost smooth as glass. That means summer is not far away. I wonder what kind of fish is most frequently caught in this Lake? I also wonder how good the fishing is in this Lake? Do they have a public landing? And where is the best place to fish on the lake? I’m a purge man myself. Between Loon Lake and Big Bass Lake it is only about a hundred yards. A lot of Lakes are close together up here. Check out Loon Lake next time you’re in the area.

Relaxing at Loon Lake


even though this is winter, soon I’ll be able to put out my chairs, fire up the grill, and have a relaxing evening at Loon Lake. I might even get lucky and see a few loons Float by. After a hard day at work, I can kick back and relax with friends and family. Maybe even get out a kayak to get a little exercise. The weather will be just perfect but something like this. Yes, just a few more months.

A Loon on, You Guessed it, Loon Lake


what a peaceful stroll on the lake for this loan. And nary a wave to hinder it. The Loon skims along the surface ever so smoothly as if it were on ice. It almost appears as a swan. It looks So Graceful on the water. Loon Lake is very serene at this time of day. Makes me want to get out my rowboat and follow it to see where it goes. Just a thought.

Frosty Loon Lake


Here is a good winter picture of Loon Lake which is just a good stones throw from Big Bass Lake to the south. No, you won’t find too many loons out there on this frigid day. Perhaps a few human “loonies” might be trying there hand at ice fishing on this particular cold day. The birds have taken wing for the south well before this time of the year.

Yes, and even a few Loon Lake people have headed for Florida. This year perhaps more for the inward lakes than that of the Gulf of Mexico as the oil spill from BP is still affecting the area and will be for some time to come.

I wonder how many year round residents there are at Loon Lake? If anyone lives around that lake let us know. And, then, put a few more logs in your fireplace so you will be quite warm after any outing at your lake.

Fall at Loon Lake


I know we’re in December, but still technically it’s Autumn. And here at Loon Lake, it looks like Autumn. I love the reflections of the trees on the lake. My husband used to fish Loon Lake when we lived in Michigan. I don’t think he misses the cold weather but he does miss the Manistee National Forest. He always thought that Loon Lake was a peaceful and Serene place. He never took me to Loon Lake but he has shown me pictures of it like this one. If we ever get back to Michigan I think I want to see Loon Lake.

Loon Lake questions


My husband Mike has fished this lake many times. For those of you that live on this Lake just how deep is it? Does it have a public landing and if so where? What is the speed limit on this Lake? And did a camp  once exist on this Lake  on the north east side ? Thank you for your help on these questions.IMG_20171019_202442

Loon Lake Lawsuit?


I am puzzled by something I read recently  about a lawsuit against Loon Lake .  Maybe some of our readers can Enlighten us  as to what this lawsuit is about  and has it been resolved yet ? How do you sue a lake ? Being a sister Lake  to Big Bass Lake  this whole thing interests me. I hope  it  gets resolved  in Loon Lakes favor.