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LindyRig4

Diamond Reef/Deephaven beach

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Anyone fishing out on the reef yet? Or in around Deephaven beach?? Whats workin? anything?

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I haven't been brave enough yet.

However, I was surprised to see a small house out in the middle just to the east of Big Island. I have been finding 4-7" of solid ice in and around the Excelsior Bay area.

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ok, we are in between big island and deephaven about half way, slowly moving out... Was out saturday and caught 3 small eyes, were in 22ft.. Maybe worth going deeper?? who knows.. We are on 10-12"

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I was out on the reef tonight ...didn't catch anything but a few perch. You gotta really watch the ice out there! North of the reef I drilled a hole in 35FOW and hit a spot with only 4-inches of ice. Really surpised me..so I backed down south to the reef where there was 8-10" inches of ice. Then again south of the reef in 25FOW I hit another spot with only 4-inches of ice. Ice on the actual on the reef apears to be much thicker 8"-10". If you are going out to the reef...watch it! Coming out from DeepHaven there are some spots on the ice that are definitely thinner than others and some really slushy spots too.

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