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How did everyone do over the weekend?

My best of ice fishing out there was right before Christmas we crossed over Pine Island...went about 200 yards north and then a ways back east away from everyone else and caught walleyes all morning...all afternoon long. There was never a lull...and some fatties mixed in. What an awesome place to fish.

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Just wondering what kind of depths to fished near pine? I usually put my perm. fairly close to the island and would appreciate some info on depths a little shallower.

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WE HAD A GREAT WEEKEND HERE AT ADRIANS RESORT THE FISHING WAS AWSOME NO TROUBLE WITH THE ICE I WILL SAY THE BEST FISHING WAS BETWEEN 21-25 FT OF WATER GREAT SAUGER ACTION AND OF COURSE THE WALLEYES WERE CRAZY WE HAD 4 FISH OVER 28INCHES RELEASED I WILL BE GOING OUT TO 30+ FEET OF WATER TO CHECK THE ICE CONDITIONS TODAY IT WONT BE LONG AND WE WILL BE OUT THERE GREAT WEEKEND THOUGH

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25 degrees below zero temps didn’t slow the fishers or the fish over the weekend. The east side of LOW was bustling Saturday and Sunday. IFFWalleyes, Marine Man and I fished Zipple on Saturday with a decent catch of 8 nice Saugers and 6 fat Walleyes. We set up in 20 feet of water and chipped away at them. Things started a bit late because of the time it took to get everything going and quit a bit early to make sure we got every running and loaded before dark and the real cold returned.

Sunday was still 25 below on a local thermometer but the day started a good hour earlier than the day before. This time the set up was in 19 feet of water over Pine Island near the Morris Point washout. After dealing with a bit of slush under the ice the screen on the flasher showed at least one fish waiting for my Go Devil Jigging Spoon. The next 2 hours were probably the best time I ever had ice fishing. The fish were real nice fat 15 to 17 inchers and they came through in bunches. When you caught one, if you hurried, you could bait up and have a shot at the second fish or even a third.

Our limits were filled in a hurry and we hoped for some Saugers to complete the sweep. 2 Saugers bit before 11:30 and we called it a weekend. I don’t know that I have ever seen 2 nicer limits of Walleyes.

The spoons did the trick, glow red was the best color for us. The set line, a red glow Rock and Roll, got some bites but yielded only a couple of fish. Our two houses and

one other portable were the only houses in hundreds of

yards, dont be afraid to set up away from the crowds while

fishing those flats.

Nice weekend to start the season

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What a great weekend. It is always good when you can have great time when the temps are knocking -20. I had a great time and thanks so much to Curt for a great weekend. Curt had a crazy hot house on Sun. We did pretty good but Curt had the better house for sure. We got very nice limits of walleyes ands saugers as Curt mentioned it probably is right up there with the nice limits I have brought home in a really really long time. A very fun weekend to say the least.

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What did you guys find for ice thickness?

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We were a group of about 20 this weekend fishing out of Cyrus this past weekend. We fished from 25 feet to 10 and found as thick as 18 inches and as little as 7!! Average seemed to be about 11. Our group had spuradic results, some houses smacked them and another house 25 feet away would only pick up a few. The fish we caught were fat healthy fish and many nice 16 to 19 inch fish. Other than cold temps making the trip tuff for starting 4 wheelers and fishing on the open ice are trip was pretty good, have had better, but still flat out awesome compared to most lakes!!!!!!

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Definately a great trip! Ice thickness ranged from 7" to 12" in some spots... but pretty sporatic. There definately was a lot of slush under the ice by the washout - some big chunks of ice stuck under the ice as well.

The glow red JB's Rattlin Varmit or Pro Varmit were the go to jigs for the weekend. Most fish were jigged off the bottom 1 - 1 1/2 feet before getting them to commit with some very active fish hitting it no matter where you were at in the water column.

The deadsticks were pretty inactive, all things considered. We picked a couple up with them, but nothing worth noting.

And the cold - well, not too bad... tolerable anyway. Thanks to Curt for the hospitality!

marine_man

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Curt, are you still camped on that spot from the fall tourney? tongue.gif

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We we in between where we fished the tourney 2 years ago and

last fall. Its crazy that you can stop and drill a hole

on top of what ever it is that holds fish there while a

house sometimes only a few feet away is in a void.........

How does a guy ever catch a fish?

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