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Scott M

Gave Graves a run for the money. Fair amount of people out there, got a few for the frying pan despite the finicky bite. Didn't measure the ice but not enough to drive.

Anyone try Little Ranier? Bowstring? Talked with the locals at the Husky Cafe in Bigfork and they reported things were spotty.

The drive to Red Lake was worthwhile.

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Bass Whacker

They are cleared bbfenatic.

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merc

I'll be hitting those lakes this weekend. Will let you know what's going on mext week.

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BudZilla

Spent the better of the weekend on Pokegama. Tried about 6 different spots. I had no luck but the people around me caught one or two fish a day. Fish were caught in 23-40 feet. Saw one 30 incher brought up in the morning bite. Locals are saying it has been like this for a week or so. Really spotty and if you can get one or two fishing from 7-8:30 am and 4-5:30 you are doing well. Hope bite picks up as I plan to hit it hard Jan 17-20. Let me know if anyone has had different luck. All my fishing was done within a half mile radius from drumbeater.

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silverbulletguy

Any reports on Ball Club? How is the ice?

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smurfy

LITTLE RANIER..............loved that little lake till it froze out!!!!!

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MAdDuckiceroads

Fished pokie wednesday and Thursday night. The bite was on wed. Had six on the ice from 430-445. Then was joined by my dad and cousin. Ended up keeping 10 that night with a few small throw backs. Nothing big all between 13-16". Thursday was a different story. That 430 bite never showed up but we were able to catch 7 with 4 being keepers. Again nothing over 16". Measured 16" of ice. On the hunt for bigger fish

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norball22

Madduck,

What depth was hottest? I have been doing well in 30-32'

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MAdDuckiceroads

41' hump was or best depth.

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MAdDuckiceroads

Remember to reel fish up at a slower pace when fishing this deep

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northernfishin

I'm going to be heading up to the rapids area to spend time with my lady and her family. We fish the summer area pretty well, but her family doesn't ice fish. She'd love to get on some eyes and pike and the good size pannies too. Any ideas of where we can go? I won't have any means of long transport so we'll be walking with the sled so please take that into consideration.

I have a gps, and would like to have an idea of areas to look at on either pokeg, winnie, or other popular lakes, unless others have smaller bodies to access. No need to post on here, PM's are fine smile

Thanks for any help!

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DinnerPail

N 47 9.8436' W 93 33.24'

Good starting point for Pokegama

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northernfishin

That's usually where I end up after a good day on the lake!

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Mell

Too expensive for this guy!

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deerdragger

I'm still picking up a few eater walleye on Pokeg in the evenings - nothing spectacular (2-4 each night) in 19 FOW. Jigging spoons and deadsticks, there really doesn't seem to be a preference.

14 inches of ice and it sure was sloppy out there last night with all of the rain.

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MAdDuckiceroads

Fished tonight 415-630. 34fow caught two kept one. Marked many bigger fish that would come screaming in and bump my jiggin rap but wouldn't eat it. Found three smelt in the stomach of the one I kept. maybe this explains some things.

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dan z

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quote=DinnerPail]N 47 9.8436' W 93 33.24'

Good starting point for Pokegama

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BudZilla

Spent this past Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday fishing Pokegama. Fished everywhere that made sense to me as far as structure and depth. 12-37 feet. Shiners, fatheads and plastics were used on various jigs. Conditions were great Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday were brutal. Whole trip yielded two perch...not worth keeping. Help.

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AverageFisherman

I was on Pokeg last Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 in about 28 ft. at a dropoff hoping for walleye. Nothing but a few small perch.

Saturday went to Trout lake in Coleraine and braved the wind. Fished all afternoon until 5:30. Lots of small perch in shallow water and then moved to 30ft at a drop-off by mid-afternoon. I had a good view with the camera, but zero walleye passed by. Saw one northern, couple smallmouth and a some small perch. Only a few of the perch bit.

Maybe next time.

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Weissguy

Fished Pokie last Fri. Evening/ overnight. Caught a nice 19" in 14' at 5:45pm fri night on plain hook and fat head? Not another bite or thru Sat a.m. Tried some perch fishing elsewhere out of wheelhouse with plans of doing some outside hole hoping Sat. But winds changed that. Limited perch success only keeping 3. Missed 3 to 4 nice perch sight fishing. Sat eve. on Pokie yielded worse results. Only marked a couple fish early, then nothing overnight. Tried shiners/ fat heads Sat. evening. Worst fishing I have encountered all winter. Things will turn around.

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Lunker

How late do you think there will be fishable ice this spring? I'll be up in a couple of weeks, can't imagine it's gonna melt by then!

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Greg Clusiau

You should be fine

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Doctor J

I'd be more worried you won't be able to get out because of the snow depth in 2 weeks time!

This winter is getting old...

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magnum mike

Actual thaw is when the temps stay above freezing for 24 hours or more. That is not on the 15 day forecast. We will be ice fishing in June at this rate!

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Pinusbanksiana

It is getting old. 10 below this morning. Sun has power now though. I have no more room in my drive or yard to store snow, so it has to be done snowing.

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ProGuideEyes

Fished some crappies for the first time in about 3 weeks on a small local lake. Wow the snow out there!! Made it really difficult to move around and follow them but still managed to drill 50 holes it seemed like. 30' was the magic depth with fish suspended about 8-12' off the bottom very finicky bite but the 8 that I could provoke were all about 10". Nice fish,beautiful weather and cold beer!! Great day

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Jason Boser

The weather up here in the northland was cool and rainy but the fish just do not seem to mind.

I have been hitting Sand Lake and it was decent with most fish coming in at 10-13 ft of water with a Jig and minnow. I was on the humps and bars on sand and never really tried the shoreline I would guess there was fish there too.

good luck fishing

Jason Boser

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Jason Boser

Have been fishing Bowstring with decent luck out on the humps and main break. I have been using 1/4 oz jigs and a shiner or a lindy rig with a leech.

Sand lake has been good with the fish coming in at 10-13 ft of water with a jig and minnow. It has been good fishing up here with the lakes all biting most of the time

good luck fishing

Jason Boser

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Jason Boser

Bowstring has some deep fish and some weed fish going using same techniques as outlined in my Winnie report.

Round Lake on center bar has produce walleyes with a Jig and crawler along with spinners.

Sand Lake has been slow during the day, but some good crappie action in the evenings. Small mouth bass have been tough on area lakes, but large mouth bass has been very good. Be safe and have fun!

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