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The Yeti

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The Yeti

First I want to say, it was very nice meeting you Cranker. Nice place there at Appledorns. We'll be coming back.

Not much of a report. Me and my wife went up today. Only ended up with 1 perch and a few missed fish. She had a really nice fish right before dark, but her line got tangled and it got away. This was only her 2nd time ice fishing ever. 1st was a couple years ago up on the north end and she nailed about a 5 pounder!

We tried 31 feet off a flat, 24 foot off gravel and 25 off the break and we tried throwing everything at em. No go. They would come up, sniff and go away. Tough bite. But it was nice to get out.

That wind was relentless.

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HoleHopper

I have noticed that the wind has had a negetive effect on the fishing this year. Anyone else notice this? Or is this comon place for the pond?

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Viking

Fished out of Eddy's Yesterday from 11 till 5:30. Fished 20 fow. Caught about 30 perch, only 6 keepable. managed a 17 and a 19. Lost about a 24 at the bottom of the hole. Used crappie minnows on crappie jigs under bobbers. green worked the best.

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wingnut38

Fished Friday afternoon out of Terry's in about 24 fow. Caught 4 16-18"ers and my 7 year old son caught his first walter. 26"s of excitement. It was a blast to see him pull that thing through the ice. Can't wait to get back out there this afternoon.

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Reynolds

I got up to the lake on Friday night around 5pm and setup the portable on a tight break from 25-30 ft of water. Threw down a pink angle eye tipped with the head of a Fathead and the walleyes were hitting right off the bat, unfortunately most of them were small (11 to 12 inches) other than one 16 incher and another the same size or so that I lost half way up. On Saturday I tried the same spot again. I threw down the camera and to my delight there were a lot of nice walleyes and perch funneling thru. I threw down about every possible combination in my tackle box and still was not able to trigger bites. As others have mentioned, the wind was howling and I believe the barometer was back on the rise Saturday on the contrary to Friday. Still had a good time though. smile.gif

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eyeguy12

i was up on saturday with two other guys and we managed only 1 16" tullibee.we fished 28 and 30 ft on the mud and 22 ft on the mud rock transition. we saw lots of perch and walleyes on the camera and lost a big walleye and an eelpout.

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FishingwithJake

We fished all day Saturday. Fished the flats out from Hunter's. Ended up catching 2 walleyes and 1 perch. The wind was a little brutal for moving around.

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CEDES

We caught a fair number of Walleyes and a couple "true" jumbo's off of Gregs Saturday afternoon. We were targeting walleyes and we got around 12 'eyes (plenty for the bucket),(a few to throw back) and only a couple big perchies. (Hopper) the wind does have an effect on the fishing, It seems all winter long the bite will shift to the windward side of the structure. I have no scientific reason why this happens other than it does. I truely believe somehow, someway there is current. I have seen this ALL year, there is something to it. confused.gif

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federline

I agree, too - there is indeed current sometimes, in different directions. I just have no idea if the wind is connected. All the lines in our fish house sometimes got angled all to one side, and we could see particulates in the water going by the camera in the direction our lines were tilting. This was out on the west side of 5 mile gravel.

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EBass

Maybe springs? I saw those particles on the camera before to moving along, I dunno what to say.

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croixeyes

Could the current be partially from the pressure waves made by vehicles driving around,or should I put down the pipe grin.gif.I do think vehicles can cause some of this,and if they can so can wind.Remember its just a floating block of ice on the surface.

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minnesotatuff

i think the currents are caused by the heating and cooling of the water during the day. i too have noticed the currents with the camera.

regards,

minnesotatuff

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hotrod1

cedes, where on gregs were you fishing on sat.? we had 3 guys out there and couldn't get anything to bite.

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chris63

The currents are caused by the alien landing craft activity that happens mostly at night! smirk.gif

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CEDES

A friend and I started on the notrh end of the flat, a fair distance from fellow fisherman, we were off the edge with aprox. 15 holes drilled. We had a lot of looks, but NO takers. A couple trucks moved in and we shifted to the N.E. corner. We punched 3 sets of holes from 29' to 25' FOW (so right on the break) and things started to go. I was in a green expedition with just a "quick flip" house. It was a little cozy with 2 of us, but that wind was relentless. We used 1 hole a piece and had steady action for 2 hours. One of us returned on Sunday to find the fish still there, but not taking, tried the "wind theory" and went to the south side of the flat (wind out of the south) and loaded them up again.... confused.gif

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Juan Grande

I wish we would have known about the "wind theory." We fished out of an Appledorn's sleeper all day Friday and Sat. morning. Saw a few small perch on the camera, but zero walleyes. Our house was set up on a break in about 25 feet of water. It seemed like a decent spot, but we ended up with 2 perch and a 7" walleye to show for our efforts.

On Saturday we packed up and moved out deeper to an area with a rocky bottom in about 30 feet of water. We saw lots of smaller perch on the camera and one nice walleye, but they were all tight lipped.

I guess we should have been more mobile, but it was really cold with that wind on Sat.

Decided to pack it up and head home before the evening bite.

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DRH1175

Saturday I fished a flat in about 32fow. I fished the bottom edge of it. Top was about 26. I had to move around to get the fish. Green and orange buckshot rattle did the trick. Started with a fathead head. I fished by myself and ended up with 9 walleyes a few dinks, 4 in the 16-17inch range and two hogs. One 24" and one 26". I also ended up about 13 Big jumbos they were about 12" Close to 1 1/2 lbs each. Saturday was one of my best days in quite a while. They are deffinitly biting. Be mobile and get away from the crowds. I was close to 300 yards or farther from the next nearest house and it seemed to do the trick. Plenty of active fish to keep me moving. The wind was strong but the house cured that.

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