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woody1975

Coming up, got a question?

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What would you do?

We are planning on coming up mid to late February to grab one last ice fishing trip for the year. Would you recommend waiting until later in February or hitting it early? Seems to me that a little later would be better.

Thanks,

DL

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The later the better for the most part. But i think the walleye and northern season closes around the middle of february if that is what your after. The crappie action is really good at the end of Feb. and early March. Good luck.

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The Walleye/Northern season closes on February 24th. So come up that weekened and chase both walleyes and crappies.

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Later is usually better for crappies but that last weekend in Feb. would be good for both types of fish.

Good luck.

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Thanks Guys!

DL

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yeah, typically the later the better...

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I'd make it as late as possible if you're fishing pannies, like into March if at all possible. If you want eyes as well, then you already know when you need to come. February will still have crappies schooled over deep water so they may be easier to find, while the urge to feed builds for the spawn. Good luck whenever you come.

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      I was up for my first trip to RR on Wednesday and Thursday. Launched at Birchdale Wednesday morning because it was the only one open. Launched at Vidas on Thursday.  Fished the ice edge as it pushed westward for some of both days with minimal success. Caught a 28.5" and 26.5" on consecutive casts on Wednesday but not much other action at ice edge.  We had our most success at the connection of the Rapid River (just west of Vidas Landing). Caught about 45 walleyes total with a 28" and 26" being the biggest from that spot.  We also hooked up with 15 sturgeon, landing 4 of them. A 66", 60" and finished the trip landing two sturgeon in the same net (a 42" and 32", or so).  It was an amazing experience and I will be back again in the upcoming years!
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