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forest lake ice fishing contest questions?

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ive never fished it and planning on heading out there this year heres a few questions i had:

1. do they pre scout the area and hold it where fish hang out, or do they just have it in the same place every year

2. do you think i should stick to catchin one specie or switch it up

3. can u bring the vex, thanks guys i think thats it for now

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1. They pretty much have it on the same spot every year...

2. Keep your eye on what is coming to the scales.. If its a tough day fishing, then switching it up and going for some smaller catches can net you some prizes... otherwise, going for the big one is what its about.

3. Yep, bring the vex.. but it may be hard to use becuase eveybody else has as well.

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are there any food or beverages allowed in the tournament area?

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just imagine a checker board. and a person on every square. then imagine what that looks like for a fish under the ice! I always wonder how fish are caught by anyone in the middle of the pack! imagine what they have to swim through to get at your bait!

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i cant wait it sounds like fun im thinkin of going with some really small shiners and trying to get at the edge of everyone

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