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LEVINEMN

PLEASE HELP HEADING UP TO PELICAN ON THURS.

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LEVINEMN

IAM HEADING TO PELICAN ON THURSDAY ANY NEWS IT WILL BE MY FIRST TIME ICE FISHING ON PELICAN SO ANY INFO!! WHERE THERES PEOPLE FISHING DEPTH BAIT? PLEASE HELP THANKS MIKE.

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phillyfacks

Yea I'm heading to Pelican this weekend..was wondering how thick the ice is out there?? I've had the most luck finding drop offs..and fishing about 20-25 FOW out on Pelican..as for bait crappie/fatheads on a small lure or jig..sometimes use half of a shiner as well

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storm_rider_1

I caught a few real nice eaters out there last weekend, was in 18 to 22 feet, on the first break from shore. Caught most of the fish with a buckshot and a minnow head. Good luck! Oh yea, there was a good 5 or 6 inches out there last weekend.

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fishroger

going to check ice this afternoon. Most people are fishin the shorline structure. Theres lots of snow. A couple of brave souls ventured out to gooseberry. There was slush problems but the cold may have solved that. I like to jig with a pimple and minnow head and put out a tip up with a shiner or big fathead. Right now 20-25' drop offs usually have some wallys around dusk. Will report back tonite on the ice conditions.

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slimy_eelpout

The ice on Pelican is a lot like the other lakes in the area. It varies quite a bit. There is anywhere from 6-10 inches of ice on the main lake, but I have yet to see anyone venture to the middle of the lake. There is 4 wheeler and snowmobile traffic close to the shorelines, and a few permanent houses are appearing, but no one is venturing too far away from the first break. There is a lot of snow, so walking with your equipment is difficult.

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LEVINEMN

THANK U ALL FOR THE INFO IF U GO OUT THERE TODAY PLEASE COULD U TELL ME THE CONDTIONS THANKS A BUNCH MIKE THE CITYIOT. LOL

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fishroger

Just checked ice on Pelican. 10" in bay and 5-7" on main lake. Theres some nasty slush holes. If you can stay on the frozen trails your better off. Some spots are all right and then you bog down in a slush pocket. I used the wheeler. One guy was moving a permanent with a wheeler pullin the house and then a snowmobile pullin the wheeler. Didn't see anyone very far out.

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Marmot

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Just checked ice on Pelican. 10" in bay and 5-7" on main lake. Theres some nasty slush holes. If you can stay on the frozen trails your better off. Some spots are all right and then you bog down in a slush pocket. I used the wheeler. One guy was moving a permanent with a wheeler pullin the house and then a snowmobile pullin the wheeler. Didn't see anyone very far out.


I am thinking this guy may have setup right where I have been fishing. mad.gif

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LEVINEMN

THANKS FOR THE INFO IAM HEADING UP THERE IN THE MORNING ANY MORE INFO WOULD BE GREAT. THANKS MIKE.

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JP Z

Levin,

The CAPS LOCK means, you're yelling.....please disable if you can.

Thanks.

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Marmot

Quote:

Levin,

The CAPS LOCK means, you're yelling.....please disable if you can.

Thanks.


+100

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TrophyEyes

We have a place on Pelican and I am heading up just after Christmas. Hopefully with a bunch of new toys to play with on the ice. I have a spot that is like clock work two times a day. Once at 8:30am and once again 40 minutes before sundown. It is in about 18 FOW just on the weed edge. Sand bottom as you probably guessed. I pull 6-15 walleyes off the spot in about 45 minutes and then it dies. When I say dies I mean dies, not another fish until the next time window. Where did all the fish go? Did they head into the weed 15-8 FOW or are they in the deep basin adjacent in 28 FOW? Maybe I shouldn't complain, I am still limiting out almost every time. I know I am on the spot because I will get into the small perch early and then they disappear then the Walleyes and maybe a pike or two after that. I am looking for more of a sustained bite or something I can do for longer than 45 minutes at a time. I feel like I am deer hunting. Where should I move to after the meal time rush?

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codyz

the last time i was out there was 9.5 way out north end used the sleds no problem

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TrophyEyes

Any new reports fishing or ice from Pelican?

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storm_rider_1

Was up there a few days ago, caught a few eyes, but where I fish the slush and water on the ice was bad, getting kind of sick of walking out in 3 inches of water, but when I do I catch fish. As for ice it was an inch of ice, then 2 to 3 inches of water, and then 6 to 8 of solid ice underneath. If you looked you could find spots where the snow had blown off the ice and thoose spots were frozen solid all the way through, but anywhere with fresh snow i was breaking through. I was fishing the first break in the bay north of jones bay.

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fishblind187

I got my house on the south end on about 8 inches of ice when I drilled the wholes on Saturday. Havent popped any new ones to check since. Havent found any slush where I'm at, most of the snow has blown off. Caught about two dozen walleye [biggest 20"] and a handfull of snot rockets. Caught all but two of the eyes on rattle reels with fatheads and rainbows, I cant get em to touch a shiner. Ive thrown every jig in my box at em but they dont seem to be interested. Hopefully it will pick up a little.

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jtm

My buddies buddy just dropped his wheeler through out there today. he was pulling out his perm on 7-10 inches of ice and hit a slush pocket. The ice under the slush and not even three inches thick! Luckily the rope from the house held the back of the atv up. Be carefull out there. Oh, he came out from pelican beach on the south side and made it about half way to velvet beach area. frown.gif

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fishroger

Ice not the greatest. 7-8" with slush in many areas. Your lucky if your not standung water. Pickin up a couple wallys using pimple and minnow head, nothing fantastic. Would be hesitant in putting out big permanent. Ice is variable. Wheeler helps to get around.

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