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Lowrider06

Finally got out spearing this weekend! Got skunked, Saturday lake went to water was just dirty couldn't see 2ft, Sunday can see bottom in 6ft on a different lake but nothing. How did others fair this past weekend?

Not gonna give up, just have to wait till this coming weekend to give it another try!!!

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tca12

Sad to find out that I'm not the only one peering through foggy water.  My Saturday lake switch turned out to be murky too and no fish seen.  The wife and I watched tip-ups on Sunday catching only one small pike.  At least it was warmer!

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tca12

Finally!  Had a chance to spear in clear water today out in Shoreview.  10 feet of water and I could see all the way to the bottom just like in the videos all you guys post.  Of course, there were no 3 foot pike or muskies swimming by, just a skinny little one and a couple of bass, but it was still nice to actually see out around the hole into the silent watery world...

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Lowrider06

Well got back out again on Sunday, tried a small little lake by St. Peter. Got skunked again!!! Now I'm 0-3. I was happy though the water was lot clearer than the other two lakes ive been on. I was sitting in about 5-6ft of water and had little weeds on the bottom. Seen a bunch of sunfish swim thru, just little ones, and couple really small largemouths. One of these days I should connect lol.  I'm gonna head north next time, not east!!!!

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Mike89

small lake by Kasota??

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Zachery Barnhart
On 1/10/2018 at 6:25 PM, tca12 said:

Finally!  Had a chance to spear in clear water today out in Shoreview.  10 feet of water and I could see all the way to the bottom just like in the videos all you guys post.  Of course, there were no 3 foot pike or muskies swimming by, just a skinny little one and a couple of bass, but it was still nice to actually see out around the hole into the silent watery world...

What lake? I'm in Moundsview so I like hearing about visibility nearby.  Struggling to find clear water this year. Poor visibility on Forest, Clear, Centerville so far. WBL has good visibility. But I hate spearing on muskie lakes. Plus, WBL doesn't have big pike per surveys. 

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Mike89
2 hours ago, Zachery Barnhart said:

What lake? I'm in Moundsview so I like hearing about visibility nearby.  Struggling to find clear water this year. Poor visibility on Forest, Clear, Centerville so far. WBL has good visibility. But I hate spearing on muskie lakes. Plus, WBL doesn't have big pike per surveys. 

welcome to the site!!!

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Wanderer
3 hours ago, Zachery Barnhart said:

What lake? I'm in Moundsview so I like hearing about visibility nearby.  Struggling to find clear water this year. Poor visibility on Forest, Clear, Centerville so far. WBL has good visibility. But I hate spearing on muskie lakes. Plus, WBL doesn't have big pike per surveys. 

I can’t say Big Marine is a big fish factory but it should have nice clarity.  The main lakes of Minnetonka are pretty cool to play on.  Yeah, Minnetonka is a muskie lake but there are a lot of nice pike swimming out there.

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tca12

I was on Turtle Lake.  I've always found the clarity good there although I also haven't seen a boatload of pike.  Centerville was awful a couple of weeks ago as was Peltier although they both can change in a few weeks.  Sorry I didn't reply sooner but I was up north seeing almost 50 fish in two days on a small lake west of Bemidji.  Nice clear water there and pike from 10 to 38 inches long. 

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tca12

Went back to Turtle today, 6 inches of snow and a cloudy sky makes for a dark day. Saw 5 small pike (15-18 inches) over 5 hours along with a curious bass.  Looks like the weeds are starting to die off some with the water having tiny specks floating around.  I drilled a hole on Peltier earlier and bailed on the visibility right away before moving on to Turtle.  Hope that everyone else is having better luck!

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tca12

Went out to Independence today after a friend mentioned how clear the water was and the good chance of seeing a big muskie.  He was right on both counts, clear water and one 3 foot plus muskie.  Other than a few perch that was it though.  Heading up to the Brainerd area this weekend for a family pike contest.  Maybe I can beat out the 6 year old this year...

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tca12

Out to Independence today.  Same result as last week without the big muskie.  That is beyond slow!  There was a Rockford schools group out for an Introduction to Ice Fishing event when I drove out (two school busses worth) which is kind of cool (enter joke about it being zero degrees at the time).  Two guys maybe 100 yards away saw a 4 foot muskie and brought it up inside their hole with their decoy which sounds pretty cool too!  The local CO and I chatted as I was setting up, I guess I should have asked about a better location since he said that he spears the lake...

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Wanderer

I might finally try Mille Lacs this weekend. I mean, I’ll be there but to hang with some friends and fish.  But the fact that I’ll be on the lake I’m thinking of heading for pike water during the day.

I figured out last Saturday it’s kinda cool - and a challenge to spear carp too.  Found myself in an area that schools of big carp were cruising by.  Cut a hole quick and planned to stick one of the last ones coming by in the hopes of not spooking the school and getting another chance.  As it turned out, I made the choice to get the first one I had an opportunity at.  A 13 pounder was my reward.  And the rest of the time I was there, the schools avoided passing within sight of me.

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tca12

Nice job with the carp, do they ever stop moving?  Whenever I see them they seem to be on a mission to get somewhere else!

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Wanderer

Yep, they stop moving after they get speared! ;)

I suppose at some point they have to take a break.  I’ve seen them just lie motionless during open water season.  In this particular spot I think they were on a feeding route.  There were a lot of invertebrates swimming around in the water.  They get together in pods and just cruise back and forth.

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tca12

Went out to Otter Lake (next to Bald Eagle) on Wednesday, a lake filled with hammerhandles and could barely make out three small pike in the dirty water before giving up.  Was up on a lake in the Horseshoe chain that is also supposed to be filled with small pike and saw zero but the wife caught a small on a tip-up.  At least a big catfish came in and sat at the bottom of the hole for well over an hour.

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