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ICE FISHING IN WINONA,MN

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I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS AS TO WHERE THE BEST PLACE TO GO ICE FISHING AROUND THE WINONA AREA? I'VE TRIED LAKE WINONA AND HAVEN'T HAD MUCH LUCK...I LUV JIGGING FOR CRAPPIES,PERCH,BLUGILLS,ALSO TIP-UPS FOR NORTHERN! confused.gifI'M READY TO GET OUT THERE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME CATCHING FISH :cool wink.gif

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Yea lake winnona has been a dog for a few years. Try prarie island park. Right in front of the lock before dark you can catch some slabs. If anything you should get some saugers. but if you cross the water and walk the earth dyke down to the dam on the wisconson side. Right before the damn there is a slew, black crow black bird something like that. Can have a good day bite for slabs plus a few northerns. But it is a hell of a hike. Watch the ice below the lock and in the slew current and springs can make for a wet day.

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THANKS FOR THE ADVISE!I'LL GIVE THAT OPTION A SERIOUS THOUGHT!ANY OTHER IDEA COME TO MIND,LET ME KNOW,THANK-YOU ONCE AGAIN!

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Bartlett's Lake has a good bite right now on panfish. You have to sort through them though. I usually only keep a few for a meal anyways. Lots of bass and northern to be caught as well.

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Bartlett's Lake has a good bite right now on panfish. You have to sort through them though. I usually only keep a few for a meal anyways. Lots of bass and northern to be caught as well.


that would be my choice. bartlet's is also known as airport lake. there are lots of backwater spots that can be secret jewels as well, plus you'll have the ice to yourself.

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Any tips on airport lake? I'm looking to take my brother there in the morning and unfortunetly I have never been there and we don't have more than a couple hours to fish. It would be nice to be able to put him on some fish since I failed him last weekend.

Ryan

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And can you drive wheelers or sleds out there?

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Two of us fished for an hour last night and brought home 12 keepers. Many small ones thrown back. There is one perm shelter out there, and there was a 4wheeler there last night. However, most people walk. After the warm weather it was relatively slushy out there but not unbarable. There is probably 6" inches of ice out there so use your own judgment.

As far as fishing, we always seem to have luck with waxies. There island out near the permanent house we usually fish about 50-150 yards from that. You will see lots of others out there. It is quite a walk. Hope this helps.

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