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walleyeslayer18

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walleyeslayer18

My dad and i plan on going out this weekend on the river in jordan going for some eyes. never been ice fishing on the river before so i was wondering if people had tips as far as what to use for eyes on the river. weight ammount type of bait ect. and if anyone knew somewhere around jordan to do that, that would be great any info would be awesome!

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hunter101

i havent fished the river anywhere near jordan but ive had good luck using pimples tipped with a minnow head. look for breaks at the leading edge of holes where the current is slower. my advice tho with this warm weather is to drill as you walk out the ice thickness changes drastically. be safe.

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walleyeslayer18

yea we went out today around a point couldnt get to where i wanted to because there was slush build up so i had to go a little shallower... we were still in like 22' but the spot i wanted to get to was deeper. No fish either so that kind of bummed me out. i guess ill see what happens next time. oh and fyi there was like 6" of ice with like only 3" of that being good solid ice but that varys everywhere you step!

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jigginjim

I did think there would be that much ice?

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Fever

I ice fished the river yesterday and saw about 11 inches of ice. This just goes to show you the dramatic inconsistancy on the river. One spot can be 2-3 inches while another just feet away could be a foot or better.

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coolhand

Was out on the river on Sunday in two different areas near Grantie Falls. Ice was 12 in one spot and 18 to 24 in another. I have found the fish all winter in the 8 to 12 feet of water on the leading edge of back water and current.

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wnksw

Coolhand, I have been a lover of river fishing for a long time. I fish Muskies and Walleyes, but I want to learn to fish Cats. I have been exploring the Minnesota by Granite for couple of years now and have never been very successful. I'd love it if you would reply and agree to show me some of the spots. I have access to a little boat, and a big boat for if the water is high enough. If the ice is still safe I'd like to fish some night after work. Reply if you are interested.

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