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Zippel Bay Bite???

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riverwalleye

Heading up to Zippel Bay on Dec 26th. Wondering how the bite is. Seeing mixted reports from the resorts. Any info, jigs, colors, ect.

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ice fishing maniac

I was up from 19th to the 23rd 6 guys and 6 limits of walleyes everyday with lots of 16 to 18 inchers 18 fow it was a blast going again next year forsure anything gold for sure caught more on the dead stick than anything else my buddy lost 2 nice ones first one was only on for 10 sec but the next one was a fight to the death and we lost it had to be over 10 pounds we seen it once it ran about 4 times and then it was gone he was pretty up set but all in all it was a great time good luck

chuck

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Hazzard

Did you rent houses or fish on your own. What time of day was the best.

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mnhunter 3815

i just came home for zipple 5 guys 5 limits of walleyes and 4 saugers.we were in 18 ft fish were biting all day.this after noon we cought a 27 inch walleye, 27 inch nothern, 37 inch northern and a really nice 19 inch walleye. most of our fish we caught this weekend were 15 to 17 inches. we havea sleeper out there and next weekend im bringing my camper fish house.cause the shallows r starting to pick up.

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Sportsmen

Just came home from Zippel Bay. Fished from Friday noon until 10 a.m today. Very good bite in 18' water. Nice 16"-18" walleyes and a few sauger mixed in also. A couple big pout in the mornings. Left the pull behind fishhouse up there for next weekend. Stop by next weekend and say hi I will be in the green ice castle fishhouse with the Git-R-Done sticker on the back. I will be up there from next friday through sunday January 6th. Sure hope the crack on the the road heals before next weekend. Talked to the plow driver this morning and he said it opened up more during the night.12" wide in some areas. Be safe out there and keep the reports coming.

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mnhunter 3815

yup i noticed the cracked when we moved our sleeper from 22 to that 18.nick stopped me on the road and told me about the crack so we got lucky we just moved our house 15 before that cracked opened up.that was my green sleeper just 15 feet of the new road the road they plowed im just about at the end of the road.im heading up there this sunday till tuesday. i'll look for your house out there.

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Sprinter

Just got back from zipple now (dec 23). Fishing was good. Sat night 2 of us fished for 2 hours and filled up on walleye. Two more guys showed up that night and we had supper and went to bed. Next day (sun) we had a good morning bite but then with the wind and snow fishing slowed down a bit but we still filled out. 7 of our walleye were between 17.5 and 19.25 inches the rest were were for the most part all over 15 inches (one 14" was not swimming healthy so we kept him). We also managed 5 sauger in the 13-15 inch range and threw back probably 15-18 walleye in the 13-15 inch range so the quality of fish was great. ice was 19" in our spot and we fished in 19 fow. All in all it was a great time, great fish, and not fast but steady action. Also threw back one walleye about 3 lbs (21 inches, fat) and one 5-6 lbs (24 inches, fatter yet). fish were finicky (sp) where we were at so keep those lines a jiggin. tongue.giftongue.giftongue.gif

Hint: we had a sandy bottom.

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We were up Thur, Fri, and Sat in 25 FOW. Fishing was slow for the first hour of the fist day then things picked up. Good mid morning bite than good afternoon bite and poor evening bite. Fri saw colder temps and slower fishing. Sat was better than Fri but not as good as Thur. Three guys got a good meal on day one and brought home our limit of decent fish. Best part was the three big pout.

No pike, one perch which was small. We were sitting on top of about 12 inches of ice.

We finally got the rest of the torch down on the roof and finished off the ceiling in cedar so things are comming along well. If you guys are up that way we're off Sauger to the West on the North side of the road. The shanty is a green house wrap right now.

The biggest fish was a 15.5 inch Sauger, sounds like they should have put the shanty in 18-20 FOW, the reports were great for Fri but we did lousy. Oh well, it was fun.

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