Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
BobS_Rogers

Independence Ice Conditions

6 posts in this topic

Went out to Independence on Sunday to judge the ice and thought I would pass along what I found. I punched about 6 holes through with my spud (didn't feel like dragging out the auger). I found anywhere from 6-10" of good ice on the main lake. There was some frozen slush on the top but not more then 1" from what I saw. The one place to watch out for is near the boat ramp. The ice was pretty tore up from early wheeler use and there are some very thin spots. I found one spot that was not more then 1.5-2" and thought for a second that I was going to break through. BE CAREFUL AROUND THE RAMP. But the ice looked good once you were out 50 or so yards.

There were quite a few people out in portables (18-20) and even a couple of small perms. The people that I talked to were not having much luck. I am hoping to get out next weekend and try my luck. Anybody have a fish report from over the weekend?

Bob S.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was out on Independece most of Sunday, didn't bring the shack with thought we would check out a few spots. Ice conditions ranged 5-10 inches pretty solid stuff.

The word on the lake was that it was pretty slow everywhere. There were quite a few portables and a couple smaller permanents.

Only managed to get a couple small perch 5" and a couple small Walleyes mayber 9-11 inches. Not too bad for the 1st trip of the year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was out last sunday, and punched 20 holes. Overall 6 - 7" of ice, the action varied greatly from hole to hole, but overall caught a bunch of dink perch.

Spoke with a couple of other guys and they confirmed it was slow as well.

Is there any bait shop near Independence? I had to pick up bait in Wayzata.

Bigminnow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

olson on hwy 12 just 5 min. away its a little store nice and close

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Hardwater.....I will give Olson's a try.

Bigminnow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if your looking for a partner let me know im thinking about go tomorrow morning

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0