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Anyone finding fishable ice in our area? 

 

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There is always fishable ice just depends on how brave you are.

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I am going Saturday Rick 

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Found walkable ice last weekend an hour north from St.Cloud. By this weeks weather looks like I'll be able to fish that area again this weekend.

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Don't think you will find anything local safe, but if you travel west  around the Alex Parkers Prairie area Rick you will. Think you know a few of the lakes I'm talking about ;)  Ive been finding gd ice and some good bites been using Atv up around that area for the last two weeks, Also if you really want some good ice  I was up around the Pelican Rapids area today and found a gd 12-18 inches of real gd ice on a few lakes.

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Thanks guys. Was North this past weekend myself, found between 11-20inches depending on how far North I was..... 

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I'm heading north tomorrow.  Will likely hit LOW, maybe URL and a few smaller lakes on the way home.  Will likely be the last ice trip of the season for me.

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13 minutes ago, Borch said:

I'm heading north tomorrow.  Will likely hit LOW, maybe URL and a few smaller lakes on the way home.  Will likely be the last ice trip of the season for me.

Don't forget about Cass,I was up there the last weekend of walleye season and pounded the Jumbo's. Think shallow we were sight fishing them. 

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I haven't found any fishable ice in this area. My last trip to a local lake two weeks ago resulted in me falling through the ice. I went in up to my thighs at the landing after a great bluegill trip, where I could have limited out 3 times over if I were keeping fish. It was a shame to not be able to go back the next day when the gills were snapping like that. 

 

My my last couple trips have been an hour north, where there's 16" of surprisingly good ice.

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4 hours ago, Archerysniper said:

Don't forget about Cass,I was up there the last weekend of walleye season and pounded the Jumbo's. Think shallow we were sight fishing them. 

I'm always up for some  jumbos!  It's not far from some of the smaller panfish lakes I'm planning on fishing.

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Well URL is crossed off the list.  Just found out two big ridges have effectively shut down access to the areas we've done well fishing crappies.

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Nice perch Nels!

 

I was up on LOW and was out about 18 miles Thurs and Fri..  Drilling a pile of holes I never found less than 38 inches of ice and had several where I was pushing chips with my 48" drill on my Nils,  About 5 inches of white ice on top but the rest was good clear ice.  After the rain there was 1-2 inches on water on the ice and no snow.  The roads had more water on them though.

 

By the way, the fishing was pretty good filling out on eater eyes and nice sauger.  Deadstick minnows near bottom or a jigging spoon topped with a minnow head worked well.  Although a 2" glow power minnow rigged on a 1/16 oz jighead was the hot bait.  Also most of the nice eyes where cruising 10-15 feet off the bottom.

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Laid the smack down on gills today north of me about 35 miles they are still driving out. I walked

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Drove by a small lake between Cold Spring and Richmond today on my way home. Was shocked to see two guys out ice fishing. Was no open water on the lake however didn't look like much ice left. Thought ice fishing around here had been done for a couple weeks already however not for those two.

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42 minutes ago, Fishing Frenzy said:

Drove by a small lake between Cold Spring and Richmond today on my way home. Was shocked to see two guys out ice fishing. Was no open water on the lake however didn't look like much ice left. Thought ice fishing around here had been done for a couple weeks already however not for those two.

Sheesh...

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