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Zipple Bay 22-24

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Hey guys, me and a group of guys are headed up to Zipple this weekend and are looking for some ideas. We're gonna get to the lake tomorrow at around 2 and are wondering if we should go shallow or out deep? if shallow, how shallow because I've never used this tactic that you guys refer to so much. Also, my family has a permanent house set up at about 24 feet. Do you think it's worth fishing out of there are would it be a better idea to take the portables out deep during the day? Not to bombard with questions but my buddies are really big on using tip-ups. Are there any ideas where to set these up at zipple or is it just not late enough to use them there? Thanks for any ideas or suggestions in advance and good fishing to all of you!

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well the shallow bite right now is pretty slow.that would be the best place to put up a tip up.i have my house out in 30ft and so far did well.i havent heard much from any 1 doing good at 24 ft but its worth a try no doubt.i diid have my house in 27ft 2 weeks ago and did really good.but i had to move it cause they were not going tobe plowing that road anymore.i would try that 24 ft when you get there.if nothin.then i would take the portables out deeper.but try that 24ft 1st.or you can even try the shallows since your going ot get there just before the shallow bite.you got lots of options there.im also headed up there at 4 am tomorrow mornin.should be there around 7:30 am.

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Thanks for the info mnhunter! Ya I think we're gonna be moving around quite a bit on Saturday and Sunday especially with the nice weather (as i cross my fingers)...I guess I'm just kind of at a loss on what to do tomorrow afternoon when we get there especially because we won't have all day to "find" the fish.

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not a problem. very good luck to ya.i'll be in the resort saturday night for some dinner and watch some of the race.

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I'll probably be in there too...If you see a group of 3 guys in a maroon Dodge Dakota pull up, don't hesitate to come and say hi. It's always nice to hear how many more fish the next house caught during a day right??

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my brother and 1 will be in a chevy 1/2 ton z71 crew cab.and yes its always nice to see who caught what.i always go to the fish cleaning shack after fishing then to the bar.

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Has anybody heard any reports for zipple this week? I'm headed out there in the morning hoping to get into some eyes!! we'll be out on sauger rd i think it is.

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A friend of mine is up there using my sleeper house right now. The fish house was moved from 24.5ft off Sauger which only produced a few small perch the other day to 28ft off Hotspot which has produced decent fish. 7:30 the other night a 18in eye was caught 10ft off the bottom.

He texted me last night and said the bite was slower than the day before but they kept 8 15-18in eye's. By noon the bight was slow so guessing most of the keeperrs came after that.

The fish house took four man hours to unfreeze and it was on top of 6 6in blocks. We had the house moved out with 12in of ice and when moved had just over 20in. All the snow that piled up around the fish house made it sink. The ice was a couple inches up on both runners meaning it froze 8in on top of the ice!

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Yesterday the fishing was good until by buddy left the sleeper fish house at noon. They caught 10 between 15-18 inches in that time. With three guys in the new spot they caught a total of 70 fish in a day in a half of fishing.

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