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Chippewa in Brandon?

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Had anyone fished the hard water out there? A buddy wants me to go up this weekend but he has never fished it in the winter before. The DNR says there are a lot of walleyes in the lake. Any info on the bit or ice would be great. Thanks

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Does this lake not see a lot of action in the winter? I was just wondering if there are any areas of ice I should watch out for.

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Not sure about ice conditions. I have only fished it at early ice just out of the landing between two points. Some nice walleyes come out of there and i believe they catch panfish in that area also.

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Shallows by bird island (west of landing) can be a thin ice area. Lots of structure, some pressure, lots of unfished water west of the island due to threat of poor ice. Best advise is to follow roads, the locals fish their spots for a reason. Brent

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Thanks for the info. I will let you know how we do. Sounds like the weather will be a little nicer then last weekend.

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