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I was just wondering if anybody has been up there and if there catching any walleye or northern's. What is the ice like out there right now. I will probably go up there in a few days.

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Sounds like some gal went threw ice in a truck yesterday. Saw it on the local news.

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The walleye bite is ok. We caught a few smaller ones before dark. Slush spots are a pain. Ice was 8" where we were.

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Coming up Friday. What depth are people catching the walleyes?

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I should be going up Friday to Friday and staying at Breezy Point. My family has two condo's up their next week. My boys will be going with my parents. I elected to stay home to finish basement and I have a couple of LOW trips for later this season I am saving the Vaca on.

Nothing like Breezy/Pelican on New Years Eve! cool.gif

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Measured ice 2 days ago. Was 10" with some slush spots. The slush and snow has gotten better, but still slush spots. Putting permanent house out today. Definitely wouldnt drive a truck or car out there, foolhardy. Wheelers are fine. Gettin a few wallys around dark, nothing fantastic.

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Yeah, its a little early for trucks in my opinion. I am only walking out from the cabin so I should be ok. I have posted this question before about Pelican, but never got a response. I have a great morning spot that produces time after time. However this very spot shuts down at about 10am and does so all year round. I cannot pull another eye off that spot until the next morning. It is in 17 FOW on the weed edge, where one side drops down to 29 FOW and the other side goes up to 8 FOW with patchy weeds. Where would you target the fish after the morning rush that I experience? Shallow or deep? I really would like to know where to get them as the sun is going down.

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Hi TrophyEyes, your experience is pretty common. Our daytime bite is virtually nonexistent for walleyes. What they do during the day, thats anyones guess. There are many theories. I am surprised that if you are catching them there in the morning that you wouldn't catch a few again in the evening. Maybe it is just a morning spot?

Jason Erlandson

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I would try deeper. You could be in a funnel area. I have noticed that Pelican walleyes are easier to catch in the morning than in the evening.

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My kids and parents are swimming in the pool at Breezy point right now.

I wish I was at Pelican right now! frown.gif

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Well I am back and it was a tough go. I caught 6 walleyes two pike 10 pearch and a whitefish. 3 of the walleyes were in the 18-22 range, but all the pearch were so small. One of the walleyes had one of the small perch in its belly. The whitefish was about 22 inches long and made a mess of my stuff when I got it on the ice with all the flopping around. I only fished about 8 hours the entire weekend, but had fun when I was out there. Broke in the new rod and am excited to come back. Oh yeah all but one fish was caught between 8am and 10am

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