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Fishing was good for us this past weekend. Just got to move around to find the larger fish. Never have seen that much ice pushed up ever. We didn't go over 20 mph with sleds because of the "ice swords" around Long Point. Be careful!

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orchdork

We did well also. Didn't fill-up, but the size of the fish was nice. Add four pout to the mix and the "old guys" and I had a great time. Caught everythin on dead sticks with the bait right on the bottom. Chubs or shiners didn't seem to matter. Threw every jig I had, no bites. Was out there at sunrise about 29-31 fow and didn't get a fish until 10:00. The house we rented had four really nice pout frozen solid laying next to it. I would've taken them but whomever put them there ur*%ated on them. What a waste! Makes a guy sad to see all them pout going to waste. If you don't want them put them back in the lake.

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Orchdork

Did you fish "east" or "west" at Long Point?

I fished west on Saturday, 31 fow and it was slow all day. managed 4 keepers throughout the whole day. I hated to send my brother back with only 4, but what do you do?

The Vexi showed a few down there and showed some interest when raising the Angle Eye but didn't take the bait. Just swam off.

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Was also up to L.P. on Sat and stayed over till Sun noon. Saturday brought the best action at about 10 and 2. Nothing but burbs early in the morning, and I mean early. But by ten a.m. all heck breaks loose as the fish seemed to be heading out deeper for the day. Tough to keep the lines down when they started but, it only lasted for about an hour and a half then nothing till 2:pm and then the final wave of the day for about another hour and a half. Caught about 35 fish Saturday with lots of little ones mixed in with some very impressive Saugers coming in the afternoon bite. All the saugers kept were in the 15-16" range with the biggest Walleye being an 18"er. One thing I did notice was that you had to bang the bottom to get them to follow your bait up and bite. Had a dead stick with identical bait6" off bottom that hardly got touched till you stirred up the bottom then picked it up a foot or two. Watched the Vexilar and if it only followed I'd pick it up another foot or two untill this game ended with me tagging that fish or you'd see him give up and head back down to the bottom. Without the use of a Vex I'd still be fishing and jigging 6" off the bottom with poorer results. My two friends 45' from my shack went all day and only caught 5 fish. Glow red was the hot hook for me @30.2 f.o.w. Next time I think I'll either set up shallower for an earlier and later bite or go real deep for an all day bite. Just my .02 [Don't leave home without your Vexilar!]

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orchdork

We were neither east or west. The resort set us straight out from the resort. We were the farthest house out. One of the "old guys" is a regular there. By regular I mean he makes at least one trip a week. I'm not sure but I feel that he might get preferential treatment. Every time I fish with them the bite seems to be better than normal. Could be just my perception though.

We had the best luck with a pink hook with the bait about one inch off the bottom. The fish seemed to pull the bait down to the bottom about 1/2" and hold it. We wouldn't set the hook until the bobber started to move across the hole. Sometimes it was quite a while before that happened. But then you had them. This is not the first time we have had to use that tactic. Sounds weird but it works. Did anyone notice that the water depth seemed to change during the day? When we got there it was 29 fow and when we left it was slightly more than 30 fow. I hate to think that my locator is going bad. Whats up with that?

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The ice did shift ever so slightly. As we were starring at our bobbers we felt our bodies kind of sway as it came to a halt and the water splashed around in the holes. My brother and I looked at each other just laughed it off. Coming off, the planks had a little water around them and the east plank was dipping way lower than it had when we went out.

To give you that big of a difference in depth, I don't think so. It was probably all the fish swarming around underneath stirring up the bottom??? wink.gif

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neverstopfishing!!

im heading to long point tommorrow can i drive a truck out there it sounds like the ice is doing some strange stuff.are they biting to the east ive always done good to the east.

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