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eyeowegian

Cracks, Heaves, Pressure Ridges...etc

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eyeowegian

(Theory)--Fishing close to one of the above listed structures is better fishing.

Discuss.

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northerndave

It only works if you wear a mood rings on your pinky toes and fill your pockets with crayfish.

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Spicoli

I think the guys fishing close to them are using gummy bears, so naturally they are catching more fish. More to do with the bait than the cracks

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CaptainMusky

I have a dream catcher on my ATV and it hasn't let me down yet.

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Twisted

I had the best luck on glow red gummy bears. Please refer to the Technical Questions thread for further info. I hate to muddy up eyeowegians thread with what kind of bait to be using near the crack/ridge/heaves.

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MN Mike

113cb1b6.gif Here we go AGAIN!!!

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eyeowegian

LOL...well, dag nabbit anyway!! I meant it to be a serious, thought out, well rounded discussion...but farfignugan...I guess I cant expect that here!! The "Technical Question" thread busted my chops on a (poor word usage) so I came up with some new ones!!

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LakeoftheWoods

I have actually heard this argument before. this year more than any i believe it takes on a whole new debate.

I've heard it compared to a "walleye chop" in the summer, where the waves diffuse the light penetration. the "pressure ridge" can work in the same manner. now as far as it being proven to be able to catch more fish i can't speak for. but something along those lines is what i've heard.

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fisherman-andy

Im not going to lie, we had a lot more success fishing near the cracks and ridges. So it holds some truth at least for me.

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northerndave

I suppose it's possible that heaves, cracks, etc under the ice could provide some protective structure for bait fish... that's really reaching, grasping at straws. And I would think it would only apply to suspended fishing?

Otherwise I'd think good fishing by a crack or ridge is purely coincidental and the only thing that's for certain is that you are set up on the most dangerous spot you can find.

2c

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student

The fact that you are set up at the most dangerous spot probably means fewer people are fishing by you, therefore the fish are less pressured.

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BartmanMN

Late in the season the cracks allow melting ice to enter the lake and increase the oxygen content, at least on smaller lakes, and the fish like that. I'm not sure how it relates to LOW and catching walleye's right now.

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bak2MN

Guys are saying on red with the broken up ice the fishing is better in those areas. But That lake is alot shalower so it may work as structure more so than LOW. Cant make it up till mid Feb. frown Good luck and be safe out there.

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Northlander

It is true on Red but I have not seen that on deeper lakes.

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Jessie_H

My boyfriends was up there 3 weekends ago and was catching them left and right from a crack in the ice that was about 4ft wide. He said they were sitting on about 14 " of ice. The next day the crack was froze over.

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