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ice fishing

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Is anyone still ice fishing?

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Anybody else that is? There is still plenty of ice.

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How far north are you driving for this ice?

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My ice gear is mothballed.

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Ditto, but it almost came back out.

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as of last night(Wednesday) one of the large reservoirs north of Duluth still had 30" of ice on the main basin, and myself and two buddies owned the whole lake. I don't know about other area lakes, but I have no reason to think that they will be any different. By the end of this weekend the ice around shore will probably be melted again, but till then I think we should be good to go. If anyone has any doubts about the thickness of the ice I suggest that they go take a look for themselves.

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Dont have to mention a lake, but how was fishing?

Crappies? Walleyes? snakes?

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Fishing was only fair, but with better weather it may get better? Otherwise, we were catching crappies.

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You couldn't pay me to icefishing when the steelhead are running......well maybe if you paid me enough. tongue.gifgrin.gif

I'm definately done for the year.

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    • Getanet
      My buddy has the 5 w/GPS. When you combine it with a lakemap chip it's a really sweet set-up for ice fishing as you can pinpoint spots on lakes and mark your location for the next time you're out.  I don't know anything about the sonar vs. flasher issue or if there is a slight delay. All I know is I want one.   Also, there are down imaging and side imaging versions available, and ones with and without GPS. Be sure you take that into consideration when you're shopping. I've gotten excited about some pretty good deals I've seen on the Helix 5, only to realize it doesn't have GPS. If you're going to use your for ice fishing I think you would want the GPS version.
    • BringAnExtension
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    • Fathom
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