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Big Trout Ice?

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leech~~

Anyone know what the ice thinkness on Big Trout is like lately?

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pathogen

I took a look from the access this past weekend, didn't see any signs that anyone had been out there yet. I know it is generally one of the last lakes to freeze over in the area and I wasn't about to be the first one to test it.

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whitefishchainfisher

I live on the lake was goin to check it out tmrw.... not looking good this year the lake looked like it was about to open up on tuesday.. definatly wouldnt travel on the lake for a while as there was patchy spots of water recently. Have not seen one house out there yet and a gentleman i kno always has his spear house out asap. if you decide to go out there BE CAREFUL

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akbflyfisher

Whitefishchainfisher - pm sent last night. Hoping to see your assessment today before I head up. I was on the ice over New Years and it was about 6 inches, but I was only 200 yds from shore. There was open water in the middle of the lake. Hoping it's a bit more solid so I can find some lakers this weekend, as it will be my first time trying for them through the ice!

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walleye365

Akbflyfisher will you post an ice report of what you find out there and goodluck thanks for any info.

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akbflyfisher

Went out yesterday for a while. There were a couple of other folks out as well. Ice was still about 6-7 inches - at least from the cabin on the south side of the lake to where I set up, which was almost in the middle of the lake, straight out from the cabin. Ice being made yesterday, based on the sounds. The other folks appeared to have come from the landing and did so by 4-wheeler. More courageous than I am, but they made it.

I marked a few, but no takers. One guy said he caught one small laker early in the morning.

Couldn't say how the ice is in the Western basin - and I wouldn't try coming in from Whitefish, as there was a LOT of open water over there on New Years and someone told me it was still somewhat open as of last Tuesday.

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walleye365

Thanks for the report planing on goin out tuesday i will post a ice/fish report.

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jjz

Out from the access about a foot ice. Only drilled 3 holes so it could vary. Fishing sucked for lakers, caught 3 almost jumbo perch however.

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whitefishchainfisher

was out this week as well... ice conditions were alright... fishing was horrible....

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jjz

Never had anything I would consider a good trout day out there yet... Someday I might get one that makes it worth the effort I hope.

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anchor man

Anyone ever do good on 'eyes out there on Trout in the Winter?

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Moses2531

I tried fairly hard a winter a couple years back. Spent alot of time at night and never got anything too excited. I got a snake after dark that I thought was going to be a nice walleye to my disappointment! Overall however I did get 2 walleyes in about 6 trips.. both under 15 inches and seperate trips so I never found any consistancy, but hey a walleye through the ice is always fun!

How do you guys do in the summer for 'eyes on Big Trout?

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anchor man

I've only tried Trout very briefly for 'eyes with no luck. I'm still finding WF to be a challenge for eyes and haven't venture to Trout much yet.

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akbflyfisher

No luck again this past weekend on lakers. Did meet some nice folks, though. If you (Eric the Troller?)read this, PM me so we can discuss tactics.

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leech~~

What did you have for ice thickness up there? Any trucks out? I may be stopping by this weekend to give it a try but using the sled.

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akbflyfisher

Where I was, there was a good foot of ice - I still wouldn't feel safe in my truck on that - and because of the springs, I'm sure it varies.

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riffraff

No luck again this past weekend on lakers. Did meet some nice folks, though. If you (Eric the Troller?)read this, PM me so we can discuss tactics.

HAHA, Eric the troller, I have been "trolling" this forum for years:)

You win, I finally registered. Send you a PM shortly.

leech, there was about a foot of ice where I set up. No driving for me...

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leech~~

I finally registered. Send you a PM shortly.

leech, there was about a foot of ice where I set up. No driving for me...

riffraff, Welcome aboard HSO and thanks for the ice update! wink

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riffraff

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riffraff, Welcome aboard HSO and thanks for the ice update! wink

Thanks for the warm welcome. I have a feeling I will be running in to you someday....

Started fishing this lake in 1992. Still ain't caught any fish wink

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leech~~

Thanks for the warm welcome. I have a feeling I will be running in to you someday....

Started fishing this lake in 1992. Still ain't caught any fish wink

Look up Walleye365 he is from the area and maybe you guys could meet up and he may help you catch something on Big Trout! wink I am going to try and make it up there at least once this winter before Trout closes hopefully! frown

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