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has any one had any luck on the horeshoe chain

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i was wonderin if any one has had any luuck on the chain since the ice has finaly got thick enough and was wonderin how thick it is

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Iced some smaller eyes over the weekend and a couple of nice cats. Ice is in good shape, Around 8-9 inches in most areas.

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Icehawk,

Have you been (or anyone else for that matter) out between Great Northern and Krays (out from Schnieder). With the river and the constricted areas I wondered whether or not ice conditions would be safe out in that area yet. Any help would be great. My son and I wanted to try for a few cats soon.

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Smallie Hawgin: I haven't been to that area your talking about yet. I usally wait untill we have a foot plus ice on the lakes before I venture to that one.

The ice in that area is real inconsistent. Last year I had 12 inches and 10 yds over it was only 2 inches and this was in Mid January. If you plan on venturuing to that area be carefull, the ice thickness really changes from day to day in that area. I would'nt advise atv travel to there yet.

There is a few houses on the flat out from Schneider's channel into the river basin. The ice is in great shape there if your looking for a few walleyes and some cat action

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I wish I knew, what time of day, and where, on the chain to try for catfish...also what to use???

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I had a successful outing for cats last year at the FM Cool Cats outing using either spoons tipped with minnow heads, or a whistler jig(1/16) tipped with a partial crawler.

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There are many things that will work: Tear Drops, Jigging spoons even a plain hook. As for bait crappie minnows, fat heads whole or half, liver. The last couple years I have picked up jigs from Richmond marine, they are Gapen's The Jerk get the 2 sizes and get them in glow. Red has been my choice of color but they do have blue as well as other colors. With the kids I will run them under an Ice Buster bobber so that it barely floats then they can see when the cats are lite biting, usually it will only be the bobber moving a couple of inches around the hole. Good luck, also there is the Cool Cats get together out there later this winter. This is the third year and it is a good time to meet others from the board and to see what others use.

Good Luck.

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I have the March gathering down...my son wrestles and that is the State Tny...good and bad...hope to make it.

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Ive been having some trouble catching fish on Horseshoe. Ive tried everything in my arsenal, to no avail. Im just trying for Crappies and walleyes. You guys can have all the cats you want, because I detest them. Any tips would be helpful.

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