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Anything happening? Looks like on the web cam they were still driving out today? Not many weekends left, need to find some good ice to waste a few hours on this weekend.

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Stick in Mud

I drove out of Wahkon last weekend, and there was about 6'' of soft ice (that had refrozen but was still obviously not good ice) on top of probably 20'' of solid ice.  I didn't measure, so that's just a best guesstimate.  The shorelines were just  fine, too.  I accessed from the park right in town; the resort right next door was *not* allowing vehicle traffic, so I might've been dumb.   I don't know how much longer I'd give it, to be honest. With a wheeler, I'd feel more than safe. 

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12 minutes ago, Stick in Mud said:

I drove out of Wahkon last weekend, and there was about 6'' of soft ice (that had refrozen but was still obviously not good ice) on top of probably 20'' of solid ice.  I didn't measure, so that's just a best guesstimate.  The shorelines were just  fine, too.  I accessed from the park right in town; the resort right next door was *not* allowing vehicle traffic, so I might've been dumb.   I don't know how much longer I'd give it, to be honest. With a wheeler, I'd feel more than safe. 

 

Thanks. I would think with this cold snap things have hardened back up a bit by now. after this weekend who knows. Did you drop a line out there and ?

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Stick in Mud

We dropped about eight lines down, all with flags attached.  Fishing was slow for us, but the ones we caught were decent sized. 

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BigPointBlake

Does anyone know what they are fishing for out in front of Chapman's. Pannies, Perch, Pike? I see they are taking wheelers out

-BPB.

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1 hour ago, BigPointBlake said:

Does anyone know what they are fishing for out in front of Chapman's. Pannies, Perch, Pike? I see they are taking wheelers out

-BPB.

 Crappies, some years their there but most years their not. I got ahold of both resorts last week and so far they are getting no crappie reports. :(

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Mnfisher

Can anyone give me any tips on fishing for crappies and perch  after ice out?  South side?  Tips?   Thanks...Jim

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Tom Sawyer

Focus your efforts around the pencil reeds, and on the first deep break out from them. Warmer, stable weather will push them shallow. Crappy weather can hold them out deeper. Please release the larger, really black male crappie.

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Still not seeing many folks on the Web cam's during the day so there must not be much going on out there yet or it's just not going to happen again this late season?

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Well save your time. Was out in Isle bay pretty much most of the day. Saw about 12-14 other guys come and go. I got nothing and the only fish I saw caught by everyone was one pike, one Walleye and one Sunni!  Didn't see one crappie caught! :(

Ice was 12" to 15" but going. Fished about 50 holes all over the bay, That may be it for my Ice fishing season.

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Mnfisher

Thanks for the info Tom....Jim

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monstermoose78

Isle bay is a notthe best but does produce the biggest crappies normally. Most guys fish em to deep. I catch em sight fishing and I know they are being caught by some as my cousin been getting some in his shop to mount. 

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