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woody1975

The wife, kids, and I are heading up to the cabin this weekend and I hope to get out on the Lake to do some last chance Ice fishing. I have already read that I should try and make an extension b4 we come up, but what about driving on the lake. Any issues (deep snow, trails, etc.) Any body getting into the crappies.

Thanks,

DL

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kywest

Driving out there is pretty good. Someone was nice enough to plow some nice roads out the to main two villages on the lake. When I was out there on Friday, there was only a road plowed part way to where I wanted to go but made it with no problem going cross country. The crappies have been very off and on from my experience the past week or so. One night I will catch a limit plus, the next night I might ony get one or two. Hope that helps

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fisherdog19

I was out tonight out by Kywest's spot, and we had a great flurry of nice crappies from 5:15 to 6pm and then they got finicky. Nice gills kept everyone busy from 2pm when we got there, until the crappies moved in. Driving is not a problem, they plowed a lot of roads for the derby this past weekend.

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woody1975

Is there an access on the South East Side of South Lida?

I have always used the "pay a little to land your boat" spot between the two lakes.

Thanks in advance

DL

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Dahitman44

F-Dog and Key --

You guys getting any size out there? I would guess you have to weed through -- what are your biggest slabs on lida this winter?

Hit

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kywest

I have usually done pretty well out there. I can usually always catch a few 13-14 inchers, obviously with some smaller ones too. The best so far this year was a really skinny 16 incher. I am pretty sure he decided to put all his energy into getting longer rather than getting some girth. All in all, most every night I have been out there I have caught a very nice limit of 12-15 inchers. I have kind of figured out what the bigger ones are looking for so I don't catch very many of the smaller ones anymore.

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fisherdog19

The only weeding is that you have to throw back all the 10.75 inch crappies because they have to be 11 or better to keep. Although I haven't had the luck Ky has, because I can't get out there as often grin.gif , I have gotten quite a few over 13 with 14.25 being my largest. I have dropped a few big ones, but I am banking on a trophy (2+lbs) by the time ice is out.

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kywest

Ya know F-dog, I can't help the fact that the crappies love me. Actually when we met up out there the first time, I was on Christmas break so thats why I was able to get out there all the time. Now I only get out maybe once a week if I am lucky. the best thing I found to use out there is a small jigging spoon. Something very similar to the Lindy Frostee jigs tipped with a minnow head. The smallest Chubby Darter used to be the ticket but they kind of stopped hitting that.

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DEADhead

kywest, throw on a JB lure rattling varmit. Minnow glow is the "color": purple and black, wtih a red throat. the back is glow green. I believe it is a 1/8 oz jig.

I've been catching the slabs on that spoon tipped with waxies, but I've caught them with minnow heads before as well. If the bite picks up later let me know, as I might have to venture out this weekend ;\)

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Dahitman44

So -- do you guys just head out where everyone else is?

Is that a good place to start?

What kind of depth do you guys like on that lake?

Hit

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kywest

Dead, I will definatly check that out as well.

Hitman, I have been fishing in around 27-30 feet. The smaller crappies have been sitting at or near the bottom with the larger coming in aruond 15-20 feet. I basically just went to a spot that I did well fishing in the summer and it worked out for me. I got lucky. The clay point village is where I have been going... Sticking to the edges of the village.

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Dahitman44

Thanks -- KY -- might be fun to try.

Where is that spot from the access?

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Paul

I was thinking of heading there this weekend on Saturday also.

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DEADhead

maybe a meet and greet and do some fishing afterwards? I'll check with Mrs DEADhead for permission, before any commital. There's a few spots Fdog and I want to try, but numbers would help us cover the area better.

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DEADhead

I'm in for Saturday. who's game?

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WTN4ICE

I would be up for Saturday. A buddie & I are going to snoop around on S.Lida Friday. Any info anyone would be willing to share would be appreciated.

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DEADhead

don't know much about south lida except that access is difficult in the winter and that there's a lot of structure there. where are you putting in? I was hoping to go riding tomorrow but those plans fell through. Though I could always ride at the park for a bit then fish lida.... hmmmmm....

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kywest

I can't this weekend unfortunatly. I gotta play army. I would love to be there though.

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Paul

Let's put together an impromptu Lida Challenge for Saturday.

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WTN4ICE

We will get on just past Stoney Bar & will be using a wheeler & my Indy to get around. Run & gun is the plan. I'm still looking for a crappie to put on the wall.

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DEADhead

 Originally Posted By: WTN4ICE
We will get on just past Stoney Bar & will be using a wheeler & my Indy to get around. Run & gun is the plan. I'm still looking for a crappie to put on the wall.

got it. Didn't know if you were gonna put in through the park.

 Originally Posted By: Paul
Let's put together an impromptu Lida Challenge for Saturday.

that's what I'm talking about Paul. Fdog is in Mexico, so now we can actually go and catch some fish.

What time are you thinking? 10am? earlier? later?

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fisherdog19

Ky, we have been using the spoons lately as well, but some days they want something smaaaaaaaaall. The red glow frostee spoon in 1/16 and 1/8 has been working. I've had the best luck with a vertical glow jig hooking a small crappie minnow under the dorsal, after dark.

Dead, if I'm not there, you won't be able to drill holes to fish out of. But I will be in Cabo San Lucas grin.gif come Sunday; I'll catch a another 130+lb striped marlin for you again. I hit that spot further south of where we were with Cliffy; only drilled holes in 2 spots and didn't mark anything so I don't know if it's worth trying. S. Lida, go to the deep hole on the south end.

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DEADhead

thanks for the info Fdog. I was thinking of hitting that spot we talked about, but if you think it's a bust then maybe I'll try somewhere else. Maybe I'll try it again for grins and giggles. I assume you were out in daylight using similar tactics to what we were using earlier.

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SalmonGuy

fdog - I'm heading up that way with my daughter on Saturday. Do I need an extension on my auger? We'll be after gills if you have a suggestion on where to go for them on Lida or other area lake I'd be grateful. Also, I see you're heading to Cabo. My gal and I are looking at heading there mid March. If you have pointers on who to contact for a charter I'd appreciate it!

Bob

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SalmonGuy

Saw the other post on ice thickness.. bringing an extension..

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