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Rush Lake

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Anybody report on Rush Lake ice thickness and fishing reports? I'm heading up to do some walleye fishing this weekend.

DMF

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East end there's been wheelers out for over a week, fishing for two weeks with the usual first ice action, plus a few crappies I hear. Reports have been 7-10 inches on the east end now. West end just saw houses out Monday and only close to shore most of the lake was open for a week after the east end froze.

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Kobear do you live on the lake? We are on the North East side and there has been about 7 inches of clear ice but have not traveled anywhere else. Do you know if it is safe to try crappies towards the west just off of the landing/boat launch on Plentywood Rd?

Thanks!

DMF

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Was out on Rush last night 10/12/07. Went out of public access on north side off hwy14. Watched a full sized truck with a plow on front drive past our fishouse and out to a hill.We had 11" of ice. That guy has to be way more willing to swim in cold water than we were. He hit a slush pocket and the water flew about 10' from both sides of his truck. Three of us stood there speechless until he got to his fishhouse,hopped out and went fishing.Crazy!!!!

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So how did you do fishing?I have caught alot of slab crappies in the past,Haven't been up there yet this year.hope to go up this weekend.I would imagine there is open water on the west side by the bridge.Can be a scary lake.

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Thanks for the info! Have you seen any houses just west of the landing? We have done alright on the eyes this year but would like to try for some crappies. How has your fishing been?

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Only fished one night,got three eyes, there is one house out towards the crappie hole and also saw two people out that walked out and sat on pals in the same area.Hope this helps ya.

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Houses along Plentywood since Monday. Now there are houses way out south of center. We were on Otter Tail yesterday out from Pelican Bay still only 5 inches of ice in places before you get to the first houses; CRAZY people driving trucks out there too!

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Fished last weekend and it was fairly slow, not much action all day. Lots of slush but still a lot of ice 10-12 inches. Thanks again.

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