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How's the ice on Buchanan and other small lakes in the area

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How's the ice out there? Really slushy at most lakes in the Duluth area. I'll be out at the in-laws in Ottertail for Christmas and hope to get out for a few days with Dad.

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was on buchanan last wednesday the 12th to check the ice, and found about 9 inches 3-400 yards off shore, seemed to be lots of snow. the ice was good and clear and was no houses on the lake on the 12th. no water on top of the ice either, but here hadnt been anyone out there to pop a hole or two for the water to come up. im taking my spearhouse there on saturday morning, ill let you know how it goes

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is it just pike in there

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put the spear house out today with lots of water on the ice. drove out to there with 12 inches of ice but had 2 inches of water around my spear house and my buddy had 3 inches around his 6 by 12. good ice if u wanna fight the water.

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is it just pike

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Thanks Pooh. I'll be fishing closer to shore anyway. Hopefully the bite is good. We usually just go for the pan fish out there.

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      Nice gills @Rick G
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      them sure are some big ole pretty gills Rick!!!!!!!!!!!
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      Buddy and I went out yesterday around noon. Fished for a few hours was a little windy but not to bad. Only got a small largemouth and one decent gill. Only fished for 2-3 hours tried all over the small lake we were on. Ooh well still nice to finnaly get out. Planning on taking the yak out on opener do a bass/pike/ walleye trip so exited for that. Few nice gills you got there rick!
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