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walleyedude

has anyone been out yet? we were gonna go out there last night but when we got there it was dark and nobody was out so we didnt wanna risk it.

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PiKeGuY101

Haven't been out on spring yet this year, many lakes the the metro are getting there I've found anywhere from 5" - 12". I would agree with you about not going out after dark - ice can get you real good!

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guisinthemeto

i would really check the ice in the light before i would go out there at night. It is a lot safer.

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wish2getwalleye

was out by spring today there was one permie out and 3 portables out fishing looked like a little slush out about 100 yards from the landing

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Grogan

anything happening out there. debating between prior or spring tonight

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walleyeJoe

going out to spring on monday all day.. .i will post any reports...

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Kodiak

i would like a report on spring please could you pm me. I have been thinking on going out there but i just have been working other areas of the metro lately.

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bigfish24

the ice is about 6"to 10" in some areas. bites were slow all day sunday. frown.gif

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Flaco651

Marked fish almost the whole time out there sunday but had to try a bunch of stuff to get them to bite. Ended up catching small crappies.

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shooter_mcgavin

I second the slow bite. Also had 3 snowmobilers come by at 70+ mph, on both sides of my house......that'll get your heart rate up.

The ice is fairly thick, but its mostly frozen slush (not clear).

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Fredster

I was out for a bit on Spring this last Sunday (12-6) and found the surface a little too slushy for my comfort. Even though lake seemed solid (didn't drill any holes), there was standing water in some of the slush spots. Was suprised that the top was that soft, but I suppose it was the result of an active spring nearby...

Will try again after some more cold weather...

Fredster

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walleyeJoe

out today all day on spring, morning was much better than afternoon/early evening bite. morning caught 2 walleyes in 22 fow one was 16 1/2 and the other 19. saw 2 schools of walleyes role in where i was on the aqua view, each school had about 5 walleyes in it might have been same school. but the fishing was extremely slow as for the panfish, only caught about 10 crappies all day one 12 inches, the rest tiny. and a bunch of small sunfish. but was slow, ice is fine now.. slush spots frozed really well. the walk out is brutal, probably wont go back out until i can drive out... and plus the bite isnt worth it at all.

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Orlip

Walleyejoe how thick was the ice?? Enough for ATV's?

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bwally

Im going to bring my fiance out to spring tomorrow at noon. I want to get her on some perch out there so she'll come with me again. Where do you think my best bet is?

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ZamMan

walleyejoe, I think I saw you out there Saturday right off the point. I went to the winter road just to check things out and got stuck. I felt so stupid. the snow was so packed down that I tried to back out and just went nowhere. Some guy pulled me back to the road. Thanks to that guy if you are ever on this site. I plan on putting the house out this weekend you going to be around? Sounds like PL fishing is going pretty good. The word on the lake is just south of the wagon bridge has been good.

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shooter_mcgavin

Was out last night in the fog fishing in 20 FOW. Marked fish on the bottom and suspended the whole time, and threw everything I had at them. Used minnows on a plain hook, a jig, and a swedish pimple without a bite. Also tried different crappie jigs with and without waxies with no luck.

The ice was really vocal last night, kind of spooky. I was on the north shore and there was about 5" of milky ice. Almost looked like less ice than the last time I was out, which was three days before.

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walleyeJoe

the ice is extremely spotty where i was. but people aqre driving atvs and sleds out.... and i wasnt on spring on saturday. must have been someone else. yesterday was the first and last for me for a while out there.. thats how bad the fishing was.

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MuleShack

WalleyeJoe,

How thick was the ice?

Are we talking 5" or closer to 8"?

Or anyone that was out on Spring have any info?

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walleyeJoe

between 5 and 8 over by the points

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MuleShack

Thanks.

I live close enough where i can just throw the sled in the back of the mule and drive over there. Just wanted to check if it would be good enough ice to drive the Mule out on the ice too. with still 5" areas, i might wait a week yet, that thing goes 1500 lbs.

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ZamMan

New to this lake and the name kinda makes me think twice about putting the house out there. Are there any springs on this lake to really watch out for?

Thanks

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shooter_mcgavin

Fished it again last night with one small crappie to show for it. I think my stubbornness is wearing off on this lake.

As for the ice, I was surprised to be sitting on about 10" of clear ice on the north shore last night. I fished the same depth about 100 yards to the west two nights before and I was sitting on 5" of milky ice. (the fishing was terrible that night as well). The ice varies a lot.

I couldn't see a single portable or permanent fish house on the lake from my vantage point, but it was foggy.

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ZamMan

any new ice reports. Want to get out there this week.

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wish2getwalleye

was on the east side 2 weeks ago and it was about 7 in thick on xmas went by the dnr landing and saw 4 portables about 500 yards out but havent checked or heard anything

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Kodiak

muleschack-

did you put your kawi through on prior?

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    • Wanderer
      Yep.
    • IceHawk
      Nice gill Rick 
    • IceHawk
      HunterFisher Don't rule out trying that lake again. If theres a lot of wood in the water those schools could, be pinned down on other trees than you were fishing. Trust me I have a lake near Glenwood i fish that has a bunch of tress scattered throughout the lake. It took me numerous times fishing it to figure out patterns on that lake. But once i found them well worth it!  I have found lakes with a lot of submerged trees or wood usally hold some real good panfish, . They have plenty of places to hide from predators and anglers through out the seasons. 
    • IceHawk
      See you tomorrow Jeff we'll dial them in 
    • Borch
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    • Borch
      A lake like that with no real hole or structure lends itself to roaming fish.  If there is a defined weededge that will be your structure.  Electronics are not going to show you much until the fish is on your bait.  Drill a lot of holes and move around until you catch fish. 
    • HunterFisher11
      Hay thanks for your input.... Just got home and got skunked!!!!! But that is ok at least now I know to take it off my list of lakes to fish in the winter, but will be back on it come spring and early summer...
    • JerkinLips
      Caught 17 walleyes on Friday, but all were dinks except for two 15".  Caught 6 more Saturday, all small again except for one 16".  Also caught a 12 inch perch, 3 eelpout, and 2 tulibee. Considering the snowstorm prediction for Sunday, I pulled my house off the lake and parked it back in the garage for the season.  LOW next week, then onto lakers the following weekend.
    • JerkinLips
      I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday. I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      That last gill is a STUD Rick nice work!
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