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HUMMER 55

Well hopefully the weather forecaster's wont be wrong about the cold temps coming up later this week into next. anyone locally around cass lake area able to give any info on temps or even ice ?

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wantwalleye

Starting a new post for the Fishing report for the Cass Lake Area Lakes. Any news of how much ice is on the lakes after last nights below temps? Where to look for them at early ice?

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thatoneguy

I'm not going to get out to check the ice today like I thought, but tomorrow or Friday I'm going out on Pike and I'll report in on ice conditions (and hopefully fishing!).

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bassNspear

ice conditions on andursia??

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thatoneguy

I haven't been out on Andrusia, but Pike Bay had 6"+ on Friday when I went out.

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HUMMER 55

Andrusia had around 5-6" this weekend

Kitchi had around 5-6" - there was a car driving out there !!

Cass had 2-3" along the edge , i wasnt gong any father out!!

Buck had around 6-7"

Cass Master

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bassNspear

thanks for that information Cass...... Hows the water clarity looking this year! last year was great, just wondering how things are shapping up!

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HUMMER 55

Well spearing on kitchie was a little cloudy. it appeared that it will need some time to clear out and the lake just had froze over the week before i was there. this happened a couple years ago also when we had late ice. so in january it should be better. you can still see but not as clear as last year! Andrusia and buck appeared to be the same, a light haze in the water but not bad.

Cass Master

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thatoneguy

Pike Bay was clear as a bell - I could see bottom in 15 FOW.

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pike doctor

Do you guys ever see any perch or walleye when you are spearing on pike?

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PikeBayCommanche

Do you guys ever see any perch or walleye when you are spearing on pike?

Pike Bay doesn't have any fish in it. grin

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Borch

Have you been out Matt?

I hear rumors there might be a few walleyes and perch to be had on Pike Bay. wink

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JimmyJames

It's true Pike bay is just a big mud hole, swamp you might say.

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waxworm09

We are staying in one of their sleepers in a month, any action on that part of the lake yet this year? This will be our first trip up there so any info would be be great.

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Borch

I know the fish were staging in that area late fall. The folks at Cass Lake do a nice job.

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JBMasterAngler

I might be there the 2nd weekend of january. Is there a good 'pout bite after dark?

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musky_tail05

That's a little early in the year for the prime 'pout bite. I have had some pretty good luck as early as Christmas during some years though. Pike Bay has very good 'pout activity on some of the deeper humps. A 1/4oz glow perch buckshot spoon loaded with two mashed up fatheads has been my best producer.

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bassNspear

Well spearing on kitchie was a little cloudy. it appeared that it will need some time to clear out and the lake just had froze over the week before i was there. this happened a couple years ago also when we had late ice. so in january it should be better. you can still see but not as clear as last year! Andrusia and buck appeared to be the same, a light haze in the water but not bad.

Cass Master

Have you been there in the last few days at all on andrusia?

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thatoneguy

Pulled a 50 1/2" muskie up yesterday morning - quite a tussle on 6 lb fluoro with a medium-light action rod! Successful CPR - I'll post the pics once the guy who took them sends them to me.

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JBMasterAngler

And how is nightfishing for 'eyes?

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thatoneguy

I've pulled a half-dozen pout out of Pike Bay this year in about 20 fow, right at first dark. Not sure when they crank up on Cass or how deep though.

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musky_tail05

I've always had my best luck with pout between February and March, when they're spawning. That's good to hear there's some pout action happening already.

Night fishing for eye's is usually pretty steady. I usually fish right at sunset to about an hour or two after and that's when I have my best luck.

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HUMMER 55

I have not been out there yet since early december but im heading up there tommorrow but not sure ill get to andrusia for spearing.

Cass Master

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HUMMER 55

Nice fish man !!

i may call ya, see if you can go out this week / weekend, ill be up on Wednesday night or Thursday a.m. hows the new toy working ? haha

Cass Master

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thatoneguy

Give me a call next time you're in the area, Cass. Never too hard to twist my arm and get me out there fishing!

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