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Lake Ida report

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Great day on the water. Fished lake Ida on Saturday.Fished steep breaks with jigs and minnows in the morning with some nice eater size fish. Caught alot of fish in the 10"-13" range also. 25'-35'of water. In the evening we were back out and did well in the same area. But our best fish came on lindy rigs in 18'-24' of water. 4 of us kept 16 walleyes between 14.5"-18.5". We released a 26.5",23.5",22" and lots of smaller fish.

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Well unfortunately I think the boat is done for the year. Time to move on to other things. It ended on a good note however. Didn't spend all that much time on the water with trying to get things all put away at the cabin but ended with a nice 2.5hr outing with 6 walleyes caught. 5 in the 17-20" range and one 25.5". 20.5" and the 25.5" are still swimming. Rigs and redtails was the weapon of choice in approx. 18-25 fow. Sunday would have been a B E A utiful morning on the water but decided that I needed to get home to get some other things done.

Thanks for the soft water season Ida. It was a good one! (ah who am I kidding, if the weather is decent I may still get out again).

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Looks like some great trips. Good job and thanks for the report.

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Congrats Wavewacker! Lake Ida is a Wonderful lake with a variety of fish..It was nice to catch a few smallies. What end of the lake were you on this past weekend? I was looking for your boat. I'm hoping to get out one more time next week during MEA.. With pheasant opener this weekendend it's going to be tough to get on the water. Do you do any winter fishing on the lake?

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I was on the Sout' part of the lake. I'd really like to get back out as well but just don't know. Don't do all that much ice fishing out there or in general as Dec. is my main month to pheasant hunt and winter time is my time to catch up with projects at home. Usually get out for at least a weekend in the Jan. however.

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I'm a new comer to the site, but was just on Miltona last week and did the best I've done in the past 25 years. I was fishing steep breaks (hovering the trolling motor in 38-40ft)and using a 3/8 oz fireball with a minnow hooked through the mouth and up through the head. Just vertical jigging and casting to the break. Many of the fish where smaller, but caught over 100 in one day with a limit of 16" plus fish caught. The only bummer was that we couldn't find the evening fish on the flats like in years before. I hope this helps the odds on the trip!

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