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I would really like to catch some late ice northern. I will be setting tip ups. I have heard good things about the boat harbor in Wabasha and hope to try there. I am pretty new to the tip up game, anyone have any tips or other places to try?

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You can also try Frontenac backwater pond off #2 in between Old frontenac & Frontenac.Just turn off of 61 & go just out of town.Can't miss it, by the bridge. There are some good spots out on Lake Pepin too. the wayside rest area used to be good(N.End). Also across the bridge at Wabasha mid river & ask at Shorty's Bait shop for Directions to W. Newton/Half Moon landing area. The Old Red Bridge area can also begood too. Out from Ponderosa campground/Club has been hot in the past.
Hope that might help. I have a buddy from Winona area, if ya want some in that area. I'll get them for ya too!
That backwater pond in Frontenac is the place we go to catch some pretty big Pike!

If I was going out, I'd use Large Sucker minnows (8" long), #4 truturn hook, 18-24"
leader, & some 30# test braided line. ( I lost a fish to new #30 coldweather line a couple of weeks ago. Going back to the old stuff.) Try keeping the bait in the top 1/3 to 1/2 of the depth you fish(I.E.- top 6-8 ft in 18 ft of water) & stay near weedbeds.
Thiese techniques work for me, I modify them to meet the needs of the water I'm fishing & the size fish I am targeting. There's gonna be more to be said here, I just threw in what I do a lot of the time!
Hope Ya catch a bunch!

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