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Le Homme Dieu this weekend?

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I am going to be fishing Le Homme Dieu for the first time this weekend (not in the tournament) and was looking for a few pointers. I am not looking for exact locations but more depths and structure type. I looked at the DNR page for the lake and it looks like it is mainly a walleye\northern lake. Does anyone fish crappies\sunnies out there? My basic game plan is to get far away from the tournament and find some structure. Also try to move and find fish as much and the combination of cold and my girlfriend will allow. Any tips would be great. Thanks.

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Le Homme Dieu has very good fishing for Gills and Crappies. The DNR map does not do justice to the amount of structure this lake has. You picked the worst possible weekend with the cold and wind -- bad enough alone, but trying to keep your girlfriend warm should be tough. Ice is solid with about 18" in most places, stay away from the channels and you will be able to drive fine. Good Luck!

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Thanks for the info. What depth should I be looking for walleyes in? Or the depth for gills\crappies?

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If you go to the NW corner of the lake where it meets Carlos, use that access and there are 100+ houses all fishing gills/craps. The Walleye have been at about 30 feet during the day, might go deeper with this cold front? Pike have been really active in the weeds. Find a good break from weeds to deep water and you will find all species of fish as you move from shallow to deep. If you can get a LakeMaster Map before the trip, it will really open your eyes.

Steve

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Thanks a lot Steve, I really appreciate all the help. I just got a new house and am really excited to get out and use it. Hopefully we get a few fish.

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Did you have any luck? I was standing out in the wind and snow trying to catch something for the Ice Challenge -- that was tough. Holes would freeze over as fast as I could clear them out. One can full of coal didn't do the trick -- I had open water for about 2 inches from the can, then it turned to ice.

Hope you had better luck. Tough conditions out there.

Steve

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Steve-

We made it out Friday and Saturday. Friday night we just went out in front of my buddies cabin and iced a few eyes in 26 feet of water. I have no idea on the type of structure we were on but just set up late and caught a few fish. Saturday morning we got out early (when it was manageable) and went to the hole you had mentioned. Caught all sorts of crappies and gills but could only last about 3 hours. We did make it out to Saturday night and caught a few more eyes. They were on the smaller side. Thanks a lot for the help. It was my first time on the lake and hopefully not my last. There is A LOT of structure out there.

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