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duckslayer27

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Was out on cedar during the thunder storm and brought in 6 cats along with two eyes and two crappies. Was wondering where the meth hole is located that every one talks about and if the cats have been still biting. I am new to the area and need some help

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A past post from only-eyes: the meth hole is located in pretty much the main basin of horseshoe. If you access the lake from the part of 22 where you can either hit cedar or horseshoe, this is how you would get there. Go strait out from 22 and to the right of the big island, keep going right and past the point on the right hand side. you will then go north a ways until you see the main part of the lake. You will have a point on your left, and the road usually winds back to the left around the point going to the west. The meth hole area is strait north from that big point. I say area, because while the major deep hole stays the same, the open spot, sometimes spots, change from year to year depending on the water levels and current dumping into the area. If you fish this area during early ice, you can see tons of spots where the methane is trapped in the ice all over the general area. Most freeze solid enough for vehicle travel but there is usually one spot that stays open or quite thin. You can have a foot of ice 10 ft from the open water, but it thins as you get closer. As a general rule follow the vehicle tracks until you spot exactly where its at if your exploring this area for the first time. The meth hole can be great for eyes, cats and crappies throughout the winter. Hope this helps.

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duckslayer27

Thanks for your help. We will have to give it a try this weekend. Tonight we will stick to Cedar where we know the ice is safe. What is the best time to fish on the meth hole

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only-eyes

walleyes are pretty slow already in the methane area, although it can be one of the better late season spots for eyes with the deep water. the crappies and cats are there and will start hitting better later in the year. also there are much better spots for cats from richmond to coldspring along the way, just do a little exploring in the deeper holes, and watch the ice

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