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kais24

1st ice fishing trip to Winnie

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I've fished Winnie a lot in the summer, but I'm thinking of headed up there this winter for an excursion. I have a retractable wheel shack I'd bring. It sounds like Highbanks is the place to go. (I like that area too.)

What's the clarity like for using aqua-views?

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Yea, Highbanks is a good place to go out of. Rick does a good job with the roads, as well as have up to date info on where the fish action is. The central location on the lake makes pretty good access to many productive spots. Water clarity is good, no problem seeing with a camera.

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Winnie is not crystal clear by any means but you can see a good distance with an aqua view. We used one all winter out there and it was a good way to pass the time during the middle of the day.

Cant wait to get out there!

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Thanks guys....

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I don't know if I would bring a camera if I was you. You don't have the best luck with fishing gear. Or is it possibly the other guys you fish with?

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I never break equipment... It's just when I hang out with certain people (from Hibbing) the stuff just falls apart on it's own.

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