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Anyone been out on the Horseshoe?

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I was thinking the same thing!! I have tried MANY local lakes, and its the same thing every where, lots of lookers and not many takers!! I wanna see if there are some cats are being aggressive...BNS...If you wanna come out MON. We are going out to the chain or some place around.... If you wanna come you know my Number!!! BC#12!!!

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I've been out there a couple of times in recent days.What do you want to know?

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Is it safe to drive on Horseshoe?

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Most of the lake had at least a foot of ice the last time I was there.Bring a lake map with you, or a h2o with a chip,so you know where you are going.Stay away from the river/current areas unless you know what you are doing,and where you are going-so you can be on safer areas of the ice.Don't go into areas you are unfamiliar with.Otherwise,always use caution when driving on the ice,but for the most part folks have been driving out there.

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 Originally Posted By: huskie0302
I wanna see if there are some cats are being aggressive...BC#12!!!

Tried last week on horseshoe, near the meth hole...there were 4 or 5 other guys around there, cats were not around. Ended up moving south a ways and finding some crappie.

Anyone else seen any cats?

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The cats have been tough in that area as of late. I am still finding groups but the fish have become finiky as of late. Down sizeing and deadsticking seems to be the ticket now to ice a few cats. You may want to check other areas that are receiveing less pressure right now!

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I have seen the term "meth hole" used many times for this lake--where exactly is that and how did it get its name?

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The cat numbers and size seem to be down near the meth hole and in other parts of the chain this year, and the size is noticeably smaller too. There's still some nice fish to be had, but it doesn't seem to be the same as in years past. Could be a result of overfishing.

FYI - Meth hole - methane from the bottom of the lake. If you are out there early ice you will see lots of bubbles under the ice. There's also one particular spot that stays open (usually) year round. Methane and river current are the two reasons everyone says to be careful on the chain if you don't know it.

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Horseshoe had a least 24 inches of ice on it as of yesterday.The cold weather made some serious ice in the last few days.Everybody is driving out, except for me, on the atv.The bite did shut down when some knucklehead decided to drive across the meth hole at about 50 mph.A few suspended fish on the screen promptly left when the truck came roaring in. You should have heard the ice crack and pop, even with 24 in. plus of ice.The bite is tough enough right now without the help of ignorant fisherman.Sorry, I had to rant for just a moment.Catfish were no where to be found on my trip.Doesn't mean they aren't around, I just had a hard time finding them.

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Obviously not a bright fisherman. Probably racing to get to a spot only to get skunked cause he is a moron. Those kind of people have no place on a frozen lake. That is just slightly more aggrevating than the idiots on snowmobilies racing past your house and tipups over and over while you are trying to fish.

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I got into some nice cats on Long Lake a couple weeks ago. Gonna hit that spot up this weekend to show a friend how fun they are to catch.

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what were you using for bait?

or a question for everyone... what's your go to lure for cats?

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Glow buckshot w/ minnow head. First time catching them through the ice.

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i was just wondering if anyone is getting any eyes out there this winter?

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I've always heard that this is a good lake for spearing?. anyone having anyluck with that. Have never been on it but heard be very careful. where do you think is a good spot to try for some pike?

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