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CourtlandKid

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CourtlandKid

I hear the eyes are being iced near minicon in new ulm? has anyone caught anything eyes down there or any info would be great! thanks

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Big River

i've caught a few, but way to many people out there for me.

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riverrat56

Usually by the time the info gets out that there is a good bite down there it is already tailing off. I would look to any other deep holes in the river that you can access and have decent ice.

The "cut" down stream of Riverside park would be a great place to start, but I have no idea of the ice conditions and with the current in that area is may not be safe. Other places to look would be downstream of Eckstein landing, there is some nice deep holes in that area as well.

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icecold

The walleye bite is far from being good, a few at minicon and also a few down by the wastewater treatment plant, Does anyone ever get any crappies on the river, I heard of some farmer from st george that gets them down by courtland backwater area but never seen one of the fish crazy

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Deadwood

I've landed a couple crappies on the river, none through the ice though. Mine were caught in the backwaters in and around heavy vegetation/trees/stumps/etc. Biggest one was a tad over 14" and had a real green/blue tint to it - cool looking. Few and far between though for the amount of time spent fishing, I have not found them 'schooled up' by any means.

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riverrat56

I know of some being caught through the ice, most were in the backwaters. "The cut" that goes into the backwater downstream of Minicon has held some crappies in the past.

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hunter101

we hit minicon this past sunday, many people fishing we didnt get a bite same for others we talked to

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KTapper

How thick is the ice around New Ulm

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hunter101

it ranged from 12" to 20" in the 50' area we drilled

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icecold

The bite must have been hot wed night looked like the parking lot was full Whats going on down there,

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Scott Stein

havent heard much as of lately,probly some bottle bass being caught smile

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icecold

Minicon madness has begun, the bite is hot and heavy my buddy has been getting in on a very good bite, I saw pics to prove it. 8-12 feet has been the magic number . Morning and evening hours, I wish my work schedule would alow me to go ,only a weekend warrior, frown

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delta hunter

maybe for them but not for me!!! Was down there tonight and marked one fish.

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Scott Stein

ya it may be hot with fish and once word gets out it will be hot with ppl too,i wont be trying it,ill stick to the crappies and eyes on the lakes wink

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dberl09

Slow Slow slow daytime and evening. My Best bet is early morning as the sun rises. 1oz glow jig with fathead, also heard of jig rap's? Anyone have any luck lately?

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Fever

Six hours of prime fishing 4am to 10., no marks, no bites... using glow jigs and fat heads. I'm sure there are better places. I learned my lesson. I too will stick to the Crappies up in my neck of the woods and save the gas & time.

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KTapper

With the warm weather and rain is it still fishable?

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delta hunter

maybe this weekend and that is a maybe

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KTapper

I may want to give it a try on Sat.

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riverrat56

It sure looked hairy last Monday, I didn't check it out today when I got into town, but I wouldn't venture out alone or in the dark.

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