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Shields Lake

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Any new information on Shields Lake. Ice conditions, bite, general location to try out?

Hoping to get out there on the 26th.

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Was out on shields today. There was about 16 inches of ice in the bay I was fishing. Caught 12 fish total(6 perch and 6 gills) all were pretty small. only fished for 3 1/2 hrs. good luck

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Was on west end of Shields mon. guiding my daughters boyfriend from Texas. He caught 5 6 in. perch and had several other bites. He had never ice fished before and now is coming next year to fish with me @ Brainerd, hopefully. Didnt get any myself but seeing the look on his face using the vex and auger was worth everything!

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Hey Mole that must have been you we talked to when we were leaving shields lake (we were just pulling off lake loading our atv) . You had said something about someone from Texas that was going to be ice fishing for the 1st time. Glad to hear he got on some fish

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