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East Rush Ice

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Went out on East Rush yesterday and found 6-8 inches of good ice under 12 inches of snow and 6 inches of slush. Wanted to fish the southeast bay, but the water was very low...maybe 2 feet deep and the going was rough. One house was out there, but it was extremely difficult to trudge (used a four wheeler, but got stuck in the slush and ice would vary from 6" to 4" so was kinda scary) out to where we thought we would like to fish. Turned around and fished in the narrows in about 10' of water. Caught some small sunnies, but overall was slow. Pulled off the lake at 2PM to watch the Vikes and people going out were saying the best bite was from 2-6PM. Either way, be careful.

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