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LindyRig4

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

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SWMuskeye

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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LindyRig4

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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TroutYammer

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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    • osok
      Been a brutal hard water season for me as well, figured it was a continuation of my fall fishing luck. 
    • Wanderer
      Thanks guys.  I checked out Modis for ice coverage and Navionics to help understand how things are laid out.  Knowing what areas certain fish prefer and those typical depths is a big plus.
    • urbaniceteam
      My wife and I are hoping to get up to Mille Lacs this Saturday and spend the night on the ice.  Does anyone have any last minute availability?  All the resorts I've contacted are booked. Thanks!
    • Borch
      Lots of nice fish!  Central Mn is cranking out some nice panfish.
    • eyeguy 54
      I did till about 2 then just had to go for a bit. LOL 
    • IceHawk
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    • IceHawk
      Great Idea Rick 
    • Borch
      A plus is that the forecast is for a much nicer day Saturday.
    • Tom Sawyer
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    • IceHawk
      Definitely a grind out prefishing cats today for the gathering.  Weather made it to tough but I Jeff  and his brother pushed through the elements to try and find a few active schools .   Locating the schools were tough took a pile of holes and the augers got a workout for sure,  but fortunately  we did find a couple active schools. Jeff and his brother found a few on one lake and I found a decent school on another lake. The good news was that both schools were cruising shallow flats in both locations and about the same depths. Great news as this is a good indication they are feeding on these flats.   Amazeingly both schools were found on a inside corner. Bingo looks like we have a pattern formed. We iced and marked  a fair number of cats in both locations so things are looking good for Saturday. Plus is we added a few for the fish fry already  Jeff I'll keep plugging away out there hopefully I can dial them in even more I have a hunch there are a few more close by where we ended. 
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