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slammer

How sloppy are the lakes with this warmup?  Wondering what boots to wear tomorrow

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slammer

Cold temps coming next week.  Let us know the conditions if/when you get out

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Chill62

I was in central Becker County yesterday shallower but bigger lake and we had 7" of crystal clear ice.  Lake was LOUD till about 2/230 when temps warmed up a little bit but the ice was making and pushing at shore line pretty good.  I haven't been down to Ottertail County yet but possibly will this weekend.

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otterman91105

Finally looking like the temps are going to stay down next week should start making good ice.

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Chill62

I haven't looked today but the weekend of the 16/17 I have a trout trip planned up north and every year I go up there it gets colder then heck and I am willing to bet that weekend will get cold!  We need the cold and judging off the radar yesterday with most of the snow staying west it shouldn't affect the lakes too much.

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busse3775

Any one have an ice report from Ottertail? I know it was almost wide open last weekend. Wondering if I will be able to fish the first break this weekend. 

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Chill62

Walker have you tried facebook? lol  That'd be a good topic.

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busse3775
21 hours ago, Chill62 said:

Walker have you tried facebook? lol  That'd be a good topic.

I'm thinking that would be a better option. I had a buddy check out Ottertail for me last night and it had less than an inch in front of the Corner Store. He walked out about 5 feet and the ice started breaking. 

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Chill62

Yikes!  I haven't fished OT County yet but been on four different lakes in Becker.  Last weekend bigger shallower lake was at 7".  This weekend skinny long deep lake was at 8" and it had a side by side on the lake. Large body of water that when it warmed up reopened had 8".  Went to my honey hole and had 10.25-10.5" on it.  Dang near drove out but figured I'd wait so I drilled about 150 holes yesterday and didn't find any thin ice spots.  My shoulder hurts from drilling holes this weekend and carrying around my big 10" auger lol.  

Becker County report.  Fish were SPOOKY!!!  Tried a few lakes for panfish and didn't really get into them but they were spooky.  They prefered smaller jigs tipped with wax worms, tried soft plastics but they wanted real things this weekend was my finding.  Fished a lake Saturday night right before dark had tip ups out and jigging with spoons.  One eye came on a tip up other 4 came on spoons.  Had guys 15 feet from me on both sides both catch 2 and the tip up was another 30 feet the other way and I didn't get a bite or a mark!!!!  That's my luck though. 

People catching walleyes what I'm hearing are downsized baits on dead sticks.  Buddy got a 6.5 pounder C&R on a crappie/fathead fishing for perch mid day.  I don't know if weather has them in a funk or what.  Panfish are spooky and smaller jigs worked better 4 mm and 3 mm had better results then 5 mm.  5 mm I was finding was spooking fish when they would get near.  I drilled holes from 42' to 14' and had best luck when sun came out in 38 feet but I could follow the schools shallower as the sun set ultimately ended up in 19-21' for crappies and gills.

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BisoNation

Ottertail Lake.   Sunday Night   2 inches maybe... saw 2 guys on a bucket out in front of corner store.

wednesday morning.. some crazy guy with a 4 wheeler out on first break with a permnant house..    which I think is nuts

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slammer

I heard of a ranger/ice castle out from the Pelican access last weekend.  Any truth to that?  Some people have no fear.

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