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White Bear ice fishing tips anyone??

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I usually make a 1 week winter trip down to White Bear Lake to visit family and fish. Each time I fish out there I have terrible luck. The best i've ever done was 2 crappies in front of the VFW.

Does anyone have advice on where to go and what use out there? depths? I'M STUMPED! confused.gif

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I spent at least a day a week last year and usually more and never had luck except for very small perch and walleye, and an occasional snot-rocket. Last year there was minimal snow on the lake so I was all over the place going through auger gas like a mad man. Anyone have any tips???

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It is one of my favorite lakes to fish. Although it can really be hit or miss. Obviously early ice is the best, try finding a break with a good weedine. stay to the tapering edge of the weeds. Around 15-20 fow. The lake is low this year so it should help keep the fish tighter together. As the season progresses I move to deeper structure and changing bottom composition. A camera really helps out there. Hope this helps a little. By the way if you are catching perch in one spot start popping holes around you and check them out. I've caught some walters that way too.

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funbilly- Where are these weedline breaks? In front of the VFW? Bellaire beach?

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Actually it's out from ramsey and manitou Island. Just past the end of ordway rock bar. Bellaire has some decent one's, so does the mahtomedi side. I try to stay out of the vfw bay it has never really done much for me.

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