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jimd

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Anyone fished this lake recently? I have not seen much on this lake for ice fishing this year?

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I had a few guys from work fish it last week and they did really well on the 10"-12" crappies. I haven't fished it in years but I may have to give it a try.

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    • Stick in Mud
      How big are the hooks you're using, wookie?   Make sure they're big enough, especially if you're using big minnows.    I also use heavier line than most people (10 lb flouro) on our rattle reels so I can set the hook with a bit of gusto without worrying about breaking off.  I might get a few less bites than my friends using 4 lb or 6 lb test, but in the long run I bet we both get the same number of fish on the ice. 
    • Wanderer
        Lighten up Francis!  LOL!  It was a blanket statement.  We see it all the time.     If you wanna get away from Sillytown, keep on fishin!  
    • eyeguy 54
      it's the whoppers pic
    • FishinCT
      I have read that mercury levels are a reason there is no commercial harvest on vermilion. But it was probably the same thing you read as I have not found a second source of that. There is commercial harvest of rustys on other Minnesota lakes so there must be a reason it's not done here.    For or what it's worth, the DNR has suggestions on how much fish to eat because of mercury.
    • monstermoose78
      Well @leech~~ if the ice stays let's go get you some crappies