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This weekend I had the chance to get out on the ice and chase some lakers. Fish were aggressive and I caught fish anywhere from 18-40ft of water. The bait of choice was a chubby darter, they wanted nothing to do with live bait. All in all I good weekend, hope everyone else did well also!

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Steve Foss

Nice fish, Walterman. Glad to see you had a good outing. grin.gifgrin.gif

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rowdyf

walterman, you've got mail.

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chaffmj

Nice fish! cool.gif

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walterman

Rowdyf, you also have mail.

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Neiko

What color was the Chubby? Nice fish also.

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walterman

Black, white, with an orange belly...I believe it was a size 5 also if that sounds right?

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yocal_local

how far up the trail did u fish?? what road did u take to get there

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walterman

Yocal_local...shoot me an email and I may be able to point you in the right direction. I headed up the trail again this weekend and had a fairly good outing. Sunday proved to be the better day with five fish on the ice. Fish were caught on a tip up with a pink and white hook with a shiner or a do jigger and piece of a shiner. The fish came anywhere from 35 to 55 ft of water.

Here are a few fish from sunday

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Steve Foss

Gorgeous color on that first fish, Walterman. I've had some very good luck this year on the Do Jigger myself. Sunday sure was a pretty day to be out on the ice.

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walterman

thanks stfcatfish, yes the weather was great! How was fishing for you this weekend?

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Steve Foss

Fishing for me wasn't that great, but fishing for my clients was excellent. I'll take that any day of the week. grin.gifgrin.gif

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Surface Tension

walterman, thanks for the pictures and report. Yeah that laker has some nice color to it.

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    • fowldreams
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      Catching a lot of them in 34 feet
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