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I will be coming up to Red this Wednesday, for the first time this year, went once last year. I know everyone asks if they need an extension for their auger and people joke around and stuff, all I want to know is how the thick the ice is as of this weekend? thats it! thanks for any info!

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sdghsdgj

i asked this a while back and they said it was about 24" and that no, you don't need one

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18 inch Crappie

It does not hurt to bring one if you have one, just incase. Never know with this cold weather we are having.

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lindylittlejim

thickness? is it over 3 ft. yet? just curious

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LABS4ME

3'?????????

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black max

I just got back from up there and I would say the ice is in the low 30's inches. You can drill now without an extention still with most augers. I have a jiffy and I made it through fine with a little room to spare. If you are drilling in a perm house you may want to put on a extention, but if your drilling on the ice like with a portable your fine without one.

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hanson

lindylittlejim-

Serious answer to the extension question- Don't need it yet. Another 10" of ice and you will. It was FREEZING COLD up there on Saturday so it might not be too long.

Was my first trip up to Red for the winter. Felt good to be back.

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    • Wanderer
      Yep.
    • IceHawk
      Nice gill Rick 
    • IceHawk
      HunterFisher Don't rule out trying that lake again. If theres a lot of wood in the water those schools could, be pinned down on other trees than you were fishing. Trust me I have a lake near Glenwood i fish that has a bunch of tress scattered throughout the lake. It took me numerous times fishing it to figure out patterns on that lake. But once i found them well worth it!  I have found lakes with a lot of submerged trees or wood usally hold some real good panfish, . They have plenty of places to hide from predators and anglers through out the seasons. 
    • IceHawk
      See you tomorrow Jeff we'll dial them in 
    • Borch
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      A lake like that with no real hole or structure lends itself to roaming fish.  If there is a defined weededge that will be your structure.  Electronics are not going to show you much until the fish is on your bait.  Drill a lot of holes and move around until you catch fish. 
    • HunterFisher11
      Hay thanks for your input.... Just got home and got skunked!!!!! But that is ok at least now I know to take it off my list of lakes to fish in the winter, but will be back on it come spring and early summer...
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      Caught 17 walleyes on Friday, but all were dinks except for two 15".  Caught 6 more Saturday, all small again except for one 16".  Also caught a 12 inch perch, 3 eelpout, and 2 tulibee. Considering the snowstorm prediction for Sunday, I pulled my house off the lake and parked it back in the garage for the season.  LOW next week, then onto lakers the following weekend.
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      I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday. I think that the 4 I caught this winter were tulibees, including this one yesterday.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      That last gill is a STUD Rick nice work!
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