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iceweasel

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iceweasel

Just wondering if I can get any pan fish and walleye reports. How thick is the ice would like to take the Atv out. This would be my first time out on the ice on both lakes. Is there any springs going into the lake or sift spots that have moving water. Thanks for your help

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nofishfisherman

I was on Big Marine on Saturday on the southwest side. We had 10 solid inches everywhere we went. We had a wheeler out with us with no problems.

Fishing was a little slow but we did run into some 8"-10" perch. There were some bass and pike mixed in as well. The water was real clear and we could see 2 real nice bass chasing each other around one of our lines for about 20 minutes.

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iceweasel

Thanks for the report, hope to be out there this weekend or monday with atv. Will be coming from the north end, do not have a state park pass. Thanks again. I bet was neet to see the bass chasing.

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Panfish22

Hey nofish. How many of those perch did u get into? Was out Sat. morning and the biggiest perch I got was 5.5 inches.

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We landed a handful (maybe 4-5) in that size range and few more that were smaller but we weren't specifically targeting them. We did see several others that size swiming around our baits but they'd either just peck at them or they'd just stare at them.

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nofishfisherman

We were also in about 8 feet of water over the top of some thick weeds.

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Panfish22

I have never got one that big out of that lake but nice job. Might head out there mon. and tue.and ill try a little shallower.

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nofishfisherman

I'm new to the lake so I have no idea if these fish were typical for the lake or not. They were the first perch I've taken out of the lake.

I was intrigued by the size. I was thinking I might need to go back and target them a little more and see what can be done about catching a few more.

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Panfish22

Maybe you got lucky and found the big ones. Ill try to find some bigger ones later in the year.

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