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jakeith

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Seven of us are driving up march 9th to fish out of Borderview Lodge. We want to fish for Northerns during the day. Some people have been telling us to fish in 6 FOW. I find that hard to believe. With 3 1/2+ feet of ice is it possible for these fish to be that shallow? What are your thoughts on how deep to fish. My guess is that we will be somewere around Pine Island. I've never fished LOW before and I CAN'T WAIT!

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We went up there around pine last year and got two flags all day, we were fishing in about the same depth. THe water was a little murky The flag produced a 36" northern but all in all I've always had a little better luck on the other side of the lake. By no means does this mean that this area won't produce for you but I'm just giving you my report from last year around the same time.

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Some people have been telling us to fish in 6 FOW. I find that hard to believe. With 3 1/2+ feet of ice is it possible for these fish to be that shallow?


Yes.

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Oh boy my blood is pumping just thinking about them big toothy critters. Yes, Stert shallow an move your tip ups out a little deeper. I like to fish twin island in march for gaters, an like to cover a variety depth. I landed a 23lber last year that came from two feet of water under the ice. then a 18 that came from 4 half feet under ice then a 12 that came from 6 feet under ice. I know of a 25lber that came from 14' last wensday out of zipple, which is a great area to fish pick early. with this thick of ice we should be able to go till mid april God willing. Boar

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Say,you can also get norts in 32plus fow in the winter..we put some tups just below the ice and then everywhere in between....good luck..were leaving early am thurs.........be back sun or mon with a report.c63 grin.gif

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Thanks for the imput folks!

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I have fished them before with 3.5 foot of ice in about 4-5 feet of water. You'd swear there was no way those things were down there in that little amount of water...but we had flags flying all over the place...it was crazy. Getting them turned up the hole...was a little difficutl! smile.gif

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