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goosekilla116

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goosekilla116

any one been out here to check the ice kinda want to put the big red house out this weekend? how bad is the slush can I drive the wheeler at least

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crestliner16

On Monday there was anywhere from 4in. to 8in. on the SE corner.

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Eckie

Have seen two houses out, one portable out in front of the ball field, and one perm on the NE corner, that's still there. I drive by it twice daily, but haven't been on it. The guy that owns the perm has had his 4 wheeler out there next to it 3 or so times this week. You may want to check with Joe's tho...just to be safe.

Good luck!

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bassNspear

this lake usta be a awesome ice lake. Still that or is it not as good like years past?

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Farley

If you are talking about the white one, it is my uncles. Ice is about 5-6 inches as of yesterday. Not much bitin there I think he got stuck though and ended up setting up there.

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goosekilla116

eyes on judds caught a few the other day but only on big minnows. gotta follow the fish tho seem to move alot

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Eckie

Yep, the white one...I saw it out in front of the access this past weekend...looked like it was stuck due to no roads.

Several more houses on the lake now over on the west side..no reports in yet at the sport shop

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goosekilla116

northerns during the day been in a few different spots 11 to 13 fow seems to be paying off the eye bite has been even slower a couple here and there no ryme or reason for color or bait 11 to 18 fow has been the best someone let me know if they find anything better or where they are byting

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bassNspear

is the water clear. i know in the summer time is horrible.

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Farley

BassNSpear, the water is exceptionally clear, I could see my jig 15 feet down.

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bassNspear

really. is there any pike in this lake?

I have never went there becuase i figured that i would be dirty like it is in the summer time.

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SluggoMaster

It clears up quite a bit late fall. Not as much as some of the smaller lakes, but it's pretty clear in the spring until the end of June.

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bassNspear

thanks sluggo.

what you been up to latly.

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    • monstermoose78
      I will be going out for the night bite on green this week. I need to find some more fish as the wife wants a fresh fish dinner.
    • Wanderer
      We found our better pike in 20 fow this weekend.  Same weekend last year they were in 7.  That might be the reason you haven’t been seeing much while spearing? Thicker ice and more snow.  And they’ve been grabbing small minnows after staring at em for a long time.  They marked a heavy line on the sonar for up to half hour before slurping in the crappie minnow. Small shiners have been getting small pike.  Large shiners haven’t been getting hit at all.
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    • Tom Sawyer
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      Slobslayer99 , Echo can be a fun lake to fish for Walleye and Crappie. As for being there on the opener , like most lakes , it's all going to come down to when the ice goes out , and the type of springtime weather that prevails up there this year as to how the opener bite might be . The lake is shallow and has quite stained water . Early ice out , and a warmer spring can have the lake good to go on the opener for you  for both species. As for where to fish , that also depends on the spring also , as the water starts to warm there , very shallow muck with deadheads around the lake , or the shallow rock pile with reeds on the far eastern  end are usually safe bets for Crappie . As for the walleye , they can be caught on the rocky shorelines throughout the lake . Early fishing there is best with minnows...  ahhh the opener , you gotta love it .
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