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kingspade651

Big Lake off Echo Trail

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Just curious how the ice fishing is on this lake and if people drive vehicles out there or is the snow too deep. I was up a couple years ago in the summer and did well with walleye and caught a monster northern about 20lbs. Thinkin about coming up in march when it warms up a bit. Just curious how the bite is.

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Only panfish season will be open on Big in March.

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Im aware, i caught a lot of panfish too

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Kingsspade651,

I have a place on Big and there usually isn't too many people that fish it in the winter. I haven't been up this year yet but most years when I have been up the only tracks I see are from snow mobiles. As far as going up in March to Big to fish for panfish if I was you I would go somewhere else. You say you have caught panfish on Big lake but I have never heard of or seen anyone catch any. You might be thinking of a different lake.

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