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Middle Cormorant

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Anyone been fishing Middle C. Looking to move my house from Lief to there on Sat, wondering how the bite is. It is my first year ice fishing this area. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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I have some buddies that usually fish there, Will see if I can contact them, however they may be out of state snowmobiling. Do you have any report from Lief. I caught a lot of Bass there last year, never caught a bass in the winter before then,,, it was a blast....

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Lief has been slow. Was out Friday from 1:30 to 7:00 and managed 1 northern and 3 crappies. Went out Monday and same time frame and only managed 2 northerns. No other bites. I have had that same type of luck all year so far. All fish were small.

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middle was good early....but has been really slow as of late....small sunnies is about it.

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Got some great crappie action last season -- I also heard it was good early.

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    • Musky hunter 82
      What are you using the rod for?  Bass if so what lures are you going to be using, the reason I ask is that if you're using a Jig you're going to want to up your line weight to something like 17#.  You mentioned that you're new to baitcasting, a couple of tricks I used when I was first learning to cast to help manage backlashes, is set the tensioner knob so the lure just pulls out the line, then make a long cast and pull off another 20-30' of line from the reel, place a piece of electrical tape across the spool and reel the line back in. Now the backlash will only go as deep as the tape.
    • Jim Uran
      Sorry for the late reply, but no, the first 5 to 6" was soft but the rest was solid. I've been busy in the woods making maple syrup that I haven't got time to get out. I hope to get out tomoorrow. 
    • HugeHogChaser
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    • Musky hunter 82
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    • HugeHogChaser
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