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RuKiddingMe

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How are the lakes in the area? I was up at the Cabin last weekend and little mary was frozen. I'm looking to get out on Lobster does anyone if the access is still usable?

Thanks

Matt

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Fireforge

I live on Lobster (east side), and the ice is all off after the gale force winds earlier this week.
Last Friday nite there was no ice basically, by Saturday noon ice was 80 yards out. Sunday morning I was walking on it (not too far out). Now it's all gone though. Thank in part to that crazy island guy breaking ice 4 times a day when we had it with his pontoon!!!!!!!
I'm new to the lake this winter, so tell me where are the hot spots????

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RuKiddingMe

FireForge welcome to the board, you'll find a wealth of great information out here, any questions just ask. As far as helping you with the hot spots, those I don't really know of any, as I only fish Lobster for Musky, and even then all one can really do is hunt around, this time of year it's more like troll around. haha I'll hopefully be out tomorrow morning in an older yellow boat.

Good Luck

Matt

P.S. Thanks for the Ice report.

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Wayne Ek

RU, bays are frozen, main lake was open today. They are forcasting high 30's to low 40's for the weekend with rain, that will re-open the bays. I live on Lobster and only fish it just before ice out for crappies. We have been up at Pelican for the past two days, ice ranges for 2.5 to 4 and the bite was slow.

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RuKiddingMe

Well when we got to the launch Saturday Morning it had a little ice around it. I probably could have gotten the boat in fine, but I was most worried about not being able to get it out with the ramp being a little slippery. Getting new tires on the truck this week sometime. Looks like i'm done for the year.

Thank you for your replies.

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feverpetal

I'll be at Lobster the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and was wondering about doing a little fishing. Since I don't know where exactly on the lake we'll be, is there anywhere particualrily good that anyone knows about? Any help would be appreciated.

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feverpetal

bump -n -grind

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feverpetal

No one around...

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Skeets

Most of the bigger lakes I saw were still open. There was some skim ice on the edges with a few bays froze.
With the cold temps this week, it should be good on another week or two!

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juddfish

My buddy called and told me that people were out ice fishing on Reno tonight.

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feverpetal

hehe...! Fishing, or "dinner with (her) family"... Good things she knows it an addiction!

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Feverpetal....most lakes are getting locked up on the calm cold nights...by saturday there should be some fishable ice...provided it stays calm....the bays on Lobster will most likely have fishable ice...use caution as always...

maybe Wayne <Agapeguide> has an update..he lives on Lobster...


good luck..and good fishing!

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