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Jim Uran

I fished the north end of Pike bay tonight, there is a bad azz road plowed along the north end that has some pretty mean drop offs into the main basin. I picked a spot that came up into a shallower feeding flat, but I stayed on the edge of it in 26' of water. I fished from 4 until 6:30 and didn't catch anything lol.  I'll be out again this weekend to explore a little more. 

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Tadpoletodd

Nice job Jim! Great to see someone is catching fish. :P 

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IceHawk

Nice Job Jim!

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Borch

Great day on the ice with the family.

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Jim Uran

Skipped fishing on Sunday, went out Monday morning and fished the north side on a 12' flat right before it dumped down into deeper water. The fish were aggressive, caught a ton of medium sized perch and 2 small walleyes before the flasher died. I decided to bring the fam out again, I was going to set up in that same spot but someone was there so I set up closer to the south side of the lake right on top of a big drop. Bad move, we only caught like a half a dozen small perch and they sure weren't aggressive at all. 

I plan on making it a weekend out on the ice this coming weekend, looks like warm temps!! I'll be setting up the clam six pack over a little bit deeper water and flopping my big butt on a chair and wait for the fish to come to us!! Can't wait. 

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On 1/24/2016 at 7:09 AM, Jim Uran said:

12552523_752493501561896_27985222485055312376400_752493498228563_27193284014602812548888_752495821561664_56465351558002312549083_752507171560529_464280442056600Fished the southside of pike bay yesterday in 14' of water. Took the kids out and fished from 1 until 5, about as long as they could hang lol They took turns hauling in perch, nothing huge but the biggest ones topped out at 10", my step daughter caught her first walter, a cigar but it fought harder than the perch did!! I pulled up a 22" walter

Love those pics @Jim Uran :) 

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Jim Uran

Went out Friday night and got set up a half hour before dark in 27' of water. Caught a few decent perch and then it went dead until dark. I missed 4 fish in a 5 minute span, all rod benders. Then a couple minutes later I pulled up 2 17" walters, I marked a few more in the next hour and no takers... Fished a majority of the next day around the same area and didn't catch much but a few small walleyes and perch and one northern.  Won't make it out until this weekend now Im sure. 

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Weathertite

Have you located those Jumbos yet Jim ?  I know that they have to be there !!!!

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Jim Uran

Biggest I've caught is 10.5" and caught a few of those over the weekend out on Pike bay. Fished in 13' the first night and half the day on Saturday. 1 small walleye and a hundred mixed sized perch.  Then it died, moved out to 27' the  rest of the day and caught tons of perch and 4 walleyes right at dark and then it died again. It was a fun weekend. 

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Jim Uran

Went out on Pike last night to try and chase a eel pout down but came up empty handed besides the few perch I pulled up before dark in 35' of water. I might go out again tonight and try a different area.

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Borch

Way to go Jim!

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eyeguy 54

that third pic could be your new profile pic. good resemblance.  :boom:

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Jim Uran

Hahahahha yes!!!!

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Jim Uran

No first hand reports but I saw some folks out on the bay by the wayside rest today. No clue on how much ice but there was two portables a couple hundred yards out. I also took a drive around and saw some folks out on smaller lakes around the neighborhood.  I was so tempted to get out tonight but me and the fam went out and set a few rabbit snares. We'll be checking them after breakfast tomorrow!

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Jim Uran

Saw a snowmobile on Pike Bay out from the city park, the pulled a smaller fishhouse out to the first break yesterday. I also saw the same thing on Cass out in front of the wayside rest. There was also the same two houses out there from the night before, so they must be catching something. Haven't traveled too far from Cass this weekend but I also saw a couple of houses on a smaller lake that I plan on hitting once the weather warms up this week. 

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Borch

let me know how you do Jim.  I'm thinking about a quick trip up next week.

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Jim Uran

Found 7" of ice on a little 150 acre lake we fished yesterday, we caught a bunch of gills, the biggest being just over 9".  We caught them in 22' right on the edge of the basin.  There was a couple of other groups out there too but they were right smack dab in the middle of the basin, they didn't have much luck. 

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Jim Uran

Took a cruise to the west side of Winni and at the access that pops out where the mississippi dumps in, there was a sign that says "No Trucks" on it, but I did see tire tracks going out there, not sure if it was smaller SUV's or what. There was a half dozen trucks/trailers parked on shore that pulled there gear out with sleds and ATV's. I talked to a guy coming in, probably a resort worker since he didn't have any gear on him, he said that there was 12" all over out there consistently. Of course with any ice report, get more than one opinion lol. 

 

I checked the landings at a couple smaller lakes around the area and found folks walking out or taking there sleds/atv's. 

 

I did see some meathead that drove out on Pike Bay, he is parked out there now. I haven't heard any ice thickness reports from the bay but there was about a dozen shacks out there people pulled out there with their sleds. 

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Jim Uran

-28 yesterday morning, -30 this morning... We are definitely making ice. Haven't been out on the ice since Monday on Winnie where there was 14". All I know is that we are making ice even though we have a bunch of snow which will make travel a little tougher on area lakes. Hopefully I can make it out this weekend to get a better report. 

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Borch

How much snow is there on the lakes in the area Jim?

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Jim Uran

a half a foot at least on top of the hard pack, but then of course you have drifting after yesterday's blast of snow and wind. 

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Jim Uran

Windy as heck again today, so I hope that snow all blew to the southeast side of the lake lol, I'm thinking I underestimated the snow on the lakes. By now, I'm thinking they are a mess off of any plowed roads. I'll find out this weekend. 

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gunner55

I seen a report from a guy who just finished a couple day trip over on Bowstring. He said it was so windy on Tuesday that they didn't fish much but by Wednesday travel very far off the plowed roads was starting to get difficult

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