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mrklean    99
mrklean

Anyone have ice condiditons from pearl? How much snow is out there now? Thanks

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HUNTFISH69    0
HUNTFISH69

Was out there didn't fish but there was a solid 5 inches of ice on Sunday night and probably 3-4 inches of snow on top but that was close to shore on the west side of the lake and before today's snowfall.

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baitshopboy    0
baitshopboy

i was recently out on pearl this past sunday night, i didnt measure but i believe there is close to 6.5 to 7 inches of ice,especially since the had wheelers and snowmobiles, along with alot of snow and the water wasnt coming up through my holes..... so if that helps, there ya go....

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mrklean    99
mrklean

How much snow was out there?

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Stick in Mud    289
Stick in Mud

Has anyone caught anything on this lake yet this year? I've been out twice, fishing everywhere from 6 - 10 feet of water, with every bait in my tacklebox, and I've got nothing but one sunny and one nice largemouth.

What gives?!? Funky weather patterns?? My ineptitude??

Carl

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mrklean    99
mrklean

I plan to be out there on saturday but in all of my luck out there last year i think your to shallow. Most ppl fish in the middle of the lake where i think its about 15 feet but dont quote me on that. Fish deep. Myself i have a few spots out there where there not deep but there are fish. Hope there still there.

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mrklean    99
mrklean

Went to pearl today, didnt spend to much time out there VERY COLD!!! First day out one of the coldest days so far this year. Ice is about 8 inches i would say, infront of the access is a huge slush line would advice going around, i walked near it and it was a little to spooky for me. The snow made it a tough time to get out on the lake thats for sure.

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sjc    0
sjc

I was out there this morning, 9 inches of ice and lots of snow, the drifts are rock hard. travel is difficult at best. there is a large spot of slush on top of the ice to the east of the center bar ( where the permants are) its would be a good Idea to avoid this, because of the pressure crack below from when the ice ariginally formed.

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mrklean    99
mrklean

Is the slush still bad infront of the access?

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sjc    0
sjc

Not too bad, there is some to the west of the access, near the reed bed and in front of the creek the flows in there. mrklean have you done well out here yet this year?

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mrklean    99
mrklean

Because of school and finals and all the crap ive been out once total and it was to pearl, last saturday when it was like 2 degrees out so i went out for a few hours and it didnt go well at all. Last year i did great out there but i think everyone else who was out there did to, and there were a lot of ppl, i dont know maybe its just me but i dont think its gonna be as good this year.

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sjc    0
sjc

Mrklean don't feel bad, ive fished out here for years and pearl has been a tough lake to find numbers of good fish in so far this year. ive drilled alot of holes with out contacting much for panfish, and the ones Ive found have been small. confused.gif

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HUNTFISH69    0
HUNTFISH69

That lake gets the crap drilled and fished out of it every winter, and i usually have the same reaction as Mrklean, but that lake is also ridiculously spotty in winter. You can usually find a few small sunnies wherever you go but to catch the decent ones you have to be very selective and for walleyes through the ice that lake still stumps me after fishing it the last 5 or so years.

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mrklean    99
mrklean

I havent given up on it yet, at least im gonna try not to, i did great there last year, where i did real well i didnt have anyone within a few hundred feet probably but this year when i went out seems like ppl moved right to my spot. Ill give it some time maybe ppl will move back to the deep spot in the center of the lake like they did last year then ill have my spot to myself again.

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Dean Schellinger    0
Dean Schellinger

that lake is the most overfished lake in the area by far

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mrklean    99
mrklean

I agree but im still gonna try and get out tomorrow. I drove by today and it looks like my spot is pretty empty now so we will see if my hot spot is true to its name like it was last year.

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