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I know that everyone must have a great story to talk about from what happend over this cold winter. I was glad to get out with alot of people from FM spearing this year. There was alot of great times, being out on Long Lake, or up for the spearing get to gator as well on Big Lake.

Lets hear all your stories, as to the great times on the ice this winter.

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walleyefisher0990

Came back from school to see friends and do a little fishing so we went out to the Centerville Ice Fishing contest, didnt catch anything, and it was a little chilly out there without a shack, but it was still a great time.

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Carp-fisher

I took my father in law out ice fishing for his first time. He is is originally from Taiwan, and it does't get any colder than 40 degrees in winter there. So basically the idea of walking out on a frozen chunk of ice and drilling holes is a foreign concept. I took him out to one of my favorite little metro honey holes and we pounded crappies and sunfish non stop. In fact, in the first ten minutes we caught about ten decent crappies. And to top it all off, he caught the largest sunfish I've personally seen from Metro waters. It was a gigantic orange bellied hybrid gill that absolutely dwarfed the 8" gills we had in a pile...had to be pushing a pound. I felt great to take a guy out on the ice for the first time and catch a bunch of nice fish.

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Wallmaster

I have talked to some of the oldtimers about sunny fishing and they said the real big sunnies (slabs) are to be had in deep water 30' to 40' with the most lightest line possible. I have yet to try that this winter but will give it a try after the reg. season ends.

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    • Smoker2
      Where are you located?
    • eyeguy 54
      Time to get the yak ready. Might need to paddle a couple spots on the sippi soon. 
    • mrpike1973
      Nice Crappie!
    • Rick G
      Eyeguy and I made it out one last time yesterday. Access points are getting pretty bad in our area. Was finding roughly 2ft of  very chunky ice in the places we drilled holes. With the warm weather and bright sunahine we had, I'm guessing we lost a few inches through the day Fishing wasn't exactly fast and furious, we did get our fish... but really had to work for the quality.  The area we ended up finding our fish was a shallow 6-10ft dark bottom flat, close to where they will move come ice out.   It soon became apparent the fish we were targeting were almost swiming with their back right against the bottom of the ice, infact my two best crappies hit while my bait was only inches below my hole.  Baits we found better success with were the Northland slugbug and The Impulse Mayflies in bright colors. Jig size didn't seem to matter much due to the depth we were fishing. As I am typing this, my thoughts are already turning toward warmer days spent chasing smallies on the river. The boat and yak are soon to be ready, rods will be strung and so on. It was one heck of a long winter.... fished with some real good people from this site I had more good days than bad, got some monster fish locally... for these things I'm truly blesaed.... like I said,It's been a long winter....I'm glad it's over Pic is of my last big ice crappie for the season  
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I will certainly keep you informed about the progress of the hatchery. I expect to see the nets and traps go in within the next two to three days. The run should be very strong as the fish are already moving into Pike Bay strongly. Cliff
    • Bigfatbert
      Thanks Cliff for your Pike River deteriorating ice reports and pics . I. Really want to show my wife the hatchery when the action is really happening this year , I would assume you will be right on that when this happens , is there any way that you can give a shout out on here as to just when this scenario is happening up there . With the warmer temps being quite steady now , I would think the run will be rather strong this year when things get going ..  
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    • CigarGuy
      I got the 4 smaller ones the other day. They are a little over 2" long and paid only $6.64 total to my door.  The quality seem pretty good, we shall see once I put them to some use! 
    • Bryan P
      Thanks Leech! Ya you need a life jacket in a kayak. I have mine behind my seat, but Yes I should be wearing it. 
    • leech~~
      Nice video! Life jackets not needed in Yak's?  Just asking.