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Powers Lake

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Does anyone do any good ice fishing on Powers Lake in Woodbury? I'm fairly new to the area and have been fishing the St. Croix pretty hard but a few people have told me to check out this lake. What does everyone fish for here?

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I went there a few times last year by myself and tried what looked like a good spot from the DNR's map all the way across the lake from the access on the "point", but ended up catching what I catch everytime I go out there.......small perch and small crappies. I went there once this year and caught the same thing as last year, so I gave up. I think a lot of people use tip-ups and go for the pike on the north end of the lake and I think a lot of others bring their kids out because they can catch a lot if smaller fish.

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Gills and some pike are in there or I should are the most sought after fish, other species that get caught there are crappies, walleye, and some grass carp....

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All the stunted sunfish you could ever want

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Mr. Plummer, you forgot about all the 4" perch...

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These are actual Powers Lake Hogs!

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Yeah that about sums it up. I got suckered into trying the lake several years ago after hearing people say it was a great lake. Maybe it was 5-10 years ago but not much to talk about anymore.

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Grass carp?

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I'm taking my girlfriend out tomorrow. Only her second time ice fishing and sounds like this might be a good place to go even though its all small fish because its so close and I just want her to catch something. Just curious where I should set up. I looked at the DNR map, does everyone just set up right in the middle in the 40 foot hole or somewhere shallower. Should we use waxies or crappieminnows? I also looked at a DNR survey and it looks like the walleyes in the lake are pretty good size even though there might not be that many. Where would be a good place to set up for them before dark? Sorry for so many questions. Any help is appreciated just want to make sure my girlfriend isnt bored the whole time we are out there.

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Red circle is were I got my hogs, I use tiny jigs with colored euros, you can see in my sunfish picture. couldn't hurt to throw a minnow down just incase. Blue Circles are potentially good spots in my opinion (or potentially the 41 ft hole). Make sure to take pictures and share your experiance.

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BTW.....I've never fished the st. croix but I think im gonna try it this weekend. I see you post in the st. croix forum, maybe you can give me a pointer or two?

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Yeah shoot me an email and I will tell ya where I have been fishing. But its been really slow lately. The last few times I have been out I started in the same spot didn't do any good and then just ran around looking for a fish. I'll probably be out early tomorrow morning if you want to meet up with me out there. Just shoot me an email at jheuston@hotmail.com

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Didn't end up goin. Really disappointed was really looking forward to some of the monsters in those pictures you guys posted.

Craig did you end up fishin the Croix? I went today. It was pretty slow.

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