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labman

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labman

Did anyone else have bad luck on the ice this year or is it just me? The biggest crappie on Owasso was about 12 inches and on WBL only the usual small perch. I did see a guy pull out a large northeern on WBL early in the season but that's about it. How has lake Jane been? Haven't seen many reports.

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TurnUpTheFishing

A 12" crappie on Owasso is quite the accomplishment. WBL has decent fishing but is a tough one to crack. Never fished Jane. There are a lot of lakes to try if your not doing well on one or another. We still havnt hit the best part of the ice season.

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blackdog1101

This winter has been great for me, lots of pannies including a few nice sized crappies. But I got ZERO northerns on the tip up, which was a disappointment.

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kilkercal615

The Walleyes were pretty slow for me this year...pan fish were average

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Sandmannd

I did pretty good on pannies and perch this year. Caught the biggest sunny of my life a couple of weeks ago. Only managed a few small eyes though and not one pike on a tipup. Still looking for my first fish on a tipup, but there is always next year. Pannies are good, just gotta look for them and step out of the metro a few feet.

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Cody Lubeley

I had a pretty average winter but Ive got one more trip planned and its to LOW

We'll have to see it that trip puts my season above average

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ZEEK1223

Tonka early season was very good to me for the walleye. After new years the bite slowed down for me. all in all a pretty good year. Cant wait to get the boat out

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jwhjr

It's been a good winter for me. Plenty of nice sized crappies with a few bonus pike and bass mixed in. I've hit a lot of new lakes and learned a lot in the process.

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jholland

I'm the opposite of everyone here. Plenty of Northerns, quite a few on tipups. A few late-season Walleyes, and for us, panfish season is still in full swing \:\)

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walleyeJoe

i thought the year has been going pretty well.. this is the first year i have probably put out a tippy' every time i went out... had a few flags and only landed one big pike on spring... crappie bite was amazing this year but hard to find the size for me... but did squeeze away with a few nicer crappies in middle of winter... the crappies are soon to go crazy and i cant wait!

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Glockwinger

I may not have iced as many large fish as other years (particularly eyes on Mille Lacs) but this was maybe one of my most enjoyable winters on the ice. I got out on early ice with my dad a couple times, got the kids out a couple times, brought the gas grill to Mille Lacs and had steak and potato for dinner, got the portable out quite a bit, and got a few new toys (gps, vex upgrade, lures, rods, etc). For me a great winter. No wall hangers, but an all around fun year of ice fishing. With the warm temps coming this week, the season is going to wrap up in a few weeks, but I hope to get out this weekend on Waconia (Probably walking out after forcasted rain for this week) \:\(

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tisosy11

ah yes - late ice is quickly approaching...looking forward to getting out a couple more times on the season.

The winter has not been too shabby for me. Not much for massive sizes but have caught a quite a bit of fish. Could not get the tip ups to work at all though.

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namtkd1

Not a bad year for me as I have been out more times this year than all of the years combined. Caught lots of panfish and bonus walleye and perch in the mix. What made it really nice was my friend has a portable with a gas heater so we were toasty warm while we caught fish. \:\)

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CrappieFshr651

Didnt have a bad winter myself. Not too many fish of large size, but decent to say the least. Had fair luck on tipups too, biggest being a 34inch pike out of medicine

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eyebjim

Bad winter... say what. This has been my best ice fishing season in about 8 years. I got out more and cought many more fish. I didn't even have drive more than 12 miles form home. You gotta love that. Eye's and crappies have treated me well this year. Good numbers and size. I'm ready for the boat now.

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SlamNFish

I gotta say it's one of the best winters fishing ive had,it goes down in my top ten. A guy just needs to expand his horizons. Theres Lots of Lakes out there.

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icefishing21#2

ide have to say my winter is going amazing went by kinda fast though. dint get to do much walleye fishing as i liked to but got in alot of crappie time. crapies were great this year for me caught over 50 10 in crappies and most over 11 and a cluple 12 and 13s... great winter

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