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fishbone

marion action?

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fishbone

I have not been out on marion yet this year, was wondering if there was any fish being caught.

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LMITOUT

From what some buddies have told me the crappie bite is off and on depending on the amount of traffic and noise on that particular day. Maybe try to avoid the crowd and you'll have more luck than those who believe they're "on the spot".

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HDRIDER02

Went out tue.and tried our luck.Found the ice to be 29in just south of the thin ice signs.The camera and vexilar both showed fish but nothing biting. Heard they were biting on Sunday during the contest.Havent seen much for any other postings on other lakes. Either their killing em and being quite or nothing is going on.

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HDRIDER02

Went to Marion on 2-23-08 to try for crappies with my son. We only caught 2 fish for the whole day. My son caught a 1lb LM BASS and I caught the largest WALLEYE of my life, 28in.,8lbs. What a way to finish the season. Hope to post pictures later. The ice is 31in so it should be safe for awhile for late pan fishing.

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pascooter94

hey old man great photo of that fish!!!

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Cody Lubeley

What part of the lake were you fishing?

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icefishing21

hey hdrider02 where were you fishing?

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Scott M

I've heard it was a good year, particularly early on, for slob walleyes. The lake is plenty productive and there is a good chunk of the population in that large to trophy size range.

Congratulations hrider02

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LMITOUT

Nice job on the fish to end the year! It was a great afternoon to be out.

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fishbone

HDrider this lake also has nice sized cats! Better hold onto the rod or at very least keep your bail open,or its bye bye rod! They really slam it!!!! Very nice story you had!!

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HDRIDER02

I caught one of those big cats last summer along the s.w.side trolling for walters.Was trolling a Mepps spinner on 4lb test with a ultra light.It was 30in&15lbs. Got pictures buried somewhere,will try to get them posted also. Went home and drank some beers that time also. To the big walter,I caught her on the North side. She had a big belly getting ready to spawn.I beleive in releaseing big fish like that,so to all,she still is in the lake. Good luck fishing to all this next season.

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fishbone

Thats sure fun!! I also release all large fish! It was wierd the first time i did it .But now i have done it always,It really feels good!! I hope there are more people out there like you!

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Iceseeker

I would guess there will be quite a few people out this weekend with the weather being nice. A would of caution, the north landing is trash, large ruts and it may be difficult to get a house up or down.

Iceseeker

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BucksnDucks

Drove past this afternoon around 5 and didnt see a single house out there! Wow first time all year i think thats happened!

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HDRIDER02

Went to ST James lake Sun and took the wife for the first time. Was a nice day until the wind kicked up. Managed to bring home 15 nice Sunnies for a fish fry. Went to the fish fry on Friday that the Knights of Columbus put on. They really do a good job.My brother used to belong to the Knights until he passed away last year. He always invited us up to Hutch for the feed and I really enjoy it. Good luck to all,Fishing is Better Than Working, Right!

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pascooter94

but you forgot to tell them that your wife out fished you!!! but thats not as funny as those two kids that set up next to you, I think you sould have them sit in your house with you, now that was funny!!

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cesmith

I was one year old when my parents bought a house on Lake Marion. I had the great opportunity to grow up as a kid on the lake, and I have so many awesome memories of Lake Marion, swimming, fishing, skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling. I even remember when they drained the lake, killed all the fish and started over. Now me and my 10 year old son and 8 year old daughter are now creating awesome memories fishing and playing on the lake. Thanks for everybody practicing catch and release of the nice fish, I hope the crappies did not get cleaned out this past winter. This is a great little lake that the DNR invested in many years ago by draining the lake and starting over and stocking it, and many thanks to the Rod and Gun Club for the aeration system in the winter.

Let's continue to treat this lake with respect and I really hope that my great grandchildren will have the same great memories that I have of Lake Marion.

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LMITOUT

Interesting. Do you recall what year they drained the lake? How did they accomplish that?

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Scott M

I thought they rotenoned it back in the 1970's to kill the carp and bullheads? It's possible that they did a drawdown to ensure chemical lethality. Before my time at any rate...

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fishbone

If i remember right it was 1977,I really love this lake also. Many good memories!!!

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carverfshrmn

How soon do you think it will Ice Out?

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LMITOUT

There is a big hole in the middle that I saw this morning due to the aerator. Some wind and warm temps and it'll be on it's way much quicker than the covered lakes.

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KOTTKE

about 10yrs ago we used to fish cats out there, are they still in the lake and is there a fishable population.

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carverfshrmn

There are some Big cats in there, caught a few last year, was not fishin for the either, but have many do so and hve great results!

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Roughneck17SC

I went by Marion on Saturday and the aerator "area" (open water) is clear across the lake and I would say it covers at least 1/3 to 1/2 of visible lake from hwy 15.

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