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Thinking about bringing the wheelhouse out next weekend. Any reports on ice conditions? Should be better with all this cold weather we've been having. Can you still get on the private access on the east side?

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Curious about this lake. Tried it a while ago and hit some nice crappie. Wondering if you can drive out of access and to around the point at all? Also, anywhere to catch any pike on this lake?

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Hey Sandmannd, we are going out there again tomorrow, going to bring a few kids out. Wanna meet up out there? They are driving trucks around the point now.

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I saw some cars out earlier today already.

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Would love to Tom, but can't make it on Saturday. Big Wade and I were heading out Sunday morning though at 6. You free that morning to meet us out?

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Shane, unfortunately, I don't think I will be free tomorrow morning. Rob is planning to head out tomorrow though. Where are you guys headed?

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We hit North Center today and it was an absolute circus. Ignore the swarms of people on every hole and you have planes taking off from the sea base and helicopter rides on the south bay and a hot air balloon. I was expecting to see the motorcycle ball of death. Or someone to just walk around with a megaphone and scream in your ice hole.

I am looking for an excuse to get out on another lake tomorrow, just not all that interested in the crowds.

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Hey TroyMcClure, talked to Tom today and he said he was going to see if you wanted to meet us out there. After hearing this and a good report of the croix, I think we will have to head down to the croix.

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TM,

I just about spit orange juice all over the computer. Probably not funny to you at the time, but a gut-buster description.

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was on the criox on sat. and it was the same there. what a circus

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was on the criox on sat. and it was the same there. what a circus

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north center was an absolute joke on sunday... Was going to fish south center and that was just as bad with the people piling out there and the heli's circle over allll day. settled on south lidstrom, bite was slow. no eyes. 3 10" crappies

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Any pointers for the West end of North Center, sister inlaw has a cabin and I was hoping to get a fish or two out of the ice for my nephews. Looking for any things that might bite for the boys, they are 3 and 5. The 5 year old lasted almost three hours in his first time out on white bear last year so if I can get him a fish or two I think we might have him hooked for life. Thanks and good luck on the ice.

I have fished in the summer but not much at all in the winter.

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west end?... The lake runs north and south.. if your looking for action. I would head to the deep hole just outside of center city on the south end of the lake.. should have some fish in it.. but may be small fish.

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I agree with Deitz, we have had luck at that hole this year. It has been fished pretty hard and I wouldn't anticipate large crappies. It is possible to get some fish biting if it is quiet, which this last weekend was not.

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The warm weather brings out the crazys doesn't it? As bad as openers. Where were all these folks when you had to walk out, when it was freezing, when it snows and rains? Oh well, it's good to see lots of parents introducing their kids to fishing either way. We fished South Center for a bit Sunday, same circus, different lake. Headed over to Forest Lake 2 before dark. Crowded but not as crazy. It was nice to lock ourselves in the wheel house and get some piece and quiet.

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Sorry guys it is the north end of the lake we are at, there is a hole on that end but not sure if the fish like it in the winter at all. Their place is on the east side across from the 41 foot hole, is there a depth or a lure or bait that will get some fish? Again size is no issue, just want my nephews to have the excitement of catching a fish through the ice. Thanks for the geography lesson.

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There are a group of houses up there.. and they do get fish, but again, not big ones. I myself have fished off that large rock pile up that way and done quite good with numbers. Dont go there looking for a meal or trophies, but action can be good at times. I would look for fish in that 20' depth range... plug some holes you should be able to find some fish.

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Thanks for the help, I will report on our progress. I am hoping for enough action to keep the little guys interested.

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Thanks for the tips guys, I took my nephews out for a little bit on Saturday and they had a great time, the weather was good and we caught a few fish. I think my 3 yr old nephews fav was pooring some minnowsdown the whole. Thanks for your help, may be we have some new fisherman!

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