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are the perch biting up by pine island. looking at coming up there this weekend. also what does a person use to catch these fish.

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Update For February 10, 07

The pressure ridges prevented me from traveling to some of the places I would like to have fished. A major ridge runs from Marshal to Stony Point with crossings at Marshal and in front of Horseshoe Bay Resort for sleds and ATV. There are major ridges at Pine Point as well. The ice where we drilled holes was approximately 28” of clear ice. Lots of vehicle traffic on the ice. There was some driving much closer to the ridges than I was comfortable with.

We found perch in 9 to 10 feet of water along the moss beds on the North side of Pine Point. The fish were very active and a lot of sorting was required, still, the result was a fish fry. Most everyone else was setting up for the Eelpout Festival and hoping to mix in some Walleye. Not sure how successful the Walleye fishing was.

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    • ZachD
      Send me a pm for some ideas in the area. I plan on hunting Dayton and Monticello mainly but if those don't work out I need some backup plans.    
    • ZachD
      I sent you a private message.
    • Stick in Mud
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    • ZachD
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