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icefishing21#2

what would i catch?

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icefishing21#2

what can i expect as a first timer going out there?

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uwleagle

Mostly crappies, but could possibly get about anything. In the last month I have caught crappie, walleye, sauger, perch, northern pike, smallmouth bass, white bass, sturgeon, catfish and slimy muddpuppies.

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icefishing21#2

[PoorWordUsage] thats quite the variety are the crappies good size. and how thick is the ice right now?

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chillythe1

ive been hitting the croix all season and can almost guarentee that you will catch a crappie, i would tell you a good spot but the old timers that fish up there would not appreciate all the company, i myself am all for everyone catching fish so ill say that its a couple miles north of 94 bridge there will be a few groupings of people and its the second to last grouping furthest north. BY THE WAY MOST CRAPPIES WE KEEP ARE 10" AND ABOVE. some really nice ones, use a plain green or pink hook or a chartruese jig my fav is the genz worm, tipped with a crappie minnow you should have some good luck.

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icefishing21#2

i apprechaite the advice and i might give it a shot soon. and thats good that there are 10 and over cause i wont keep any under 10. maybe ill see you out there one of these times. once again thanks for the info

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Cody Lubeley

cole if youve got room i wouldnt mind joinin you out there for a day this weekend

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    • osok
      Been a brutal hard water season for me as well, figured it was a continuation of my fall fishing luck. 
    • Wanderer
      Thanks guys.  I checked out Modis for ice coverage and Navionics to help understand how things are laid out.  Knowing what areas certain fish prefer and those typical depths is a big plus.
    • urbaniceteam
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    • IceHawk
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    • IceHawk
      Great Idea Rick 
    • Borch
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    • Tom Sawyer
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