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Hibbing area ice

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I am heading up to Hibbing for a hockey tourney this weekend and want to do some fishing. Any suggestions? Hows the ice?

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I have found that most lakes around have 12 or more inches of ice on them. Went to swan lake on Monday and fished for some eyes. The ice seemed a little thicker although only wheelers and sleds have been on. Caught one in the slot and it was a 15. Went to Grand Rapids on Tuesday for some large crappies off the mississippi in Sylvan Bay. Caught a few. I think the ice there was 2 feet thick. I am heading out to try my luck on janet lake today. Will try and post an update later.

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