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Headed up this weekend, any west side reports?


little chief

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Headed up this weekend, going out of the west side. Anyone been out that way? Just curious on depths or hot lures. I want to chase jumbos all weekend but my buddy has never iced an eye out of the pond so he is all fired up to do that. Just curious about how the bite is doing and how the ice conditions are.

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A few folks put the front ends of their trucks through the ice over there, so be careful. I think there were some...extenuating circumstances...in those cases (as in, guys got lost, guys had too much to drink, etc.), and the crack might've closed up, but it can always open again.

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Is that on the west side or north west side? Im heading out of myr mar with a buddy this weekend, should i be leary there? last time i was up out of there a couple weeks ago there wasnt much at all to worry about.

Also Carmike- any tips on what depths to set up in for some eyes and maybe bonus perch? We were out around the sharks tooth a couple weeks ago and marked fish all day long but only got four to bite. Right now planning on setting up on the edge of a flat out in the middle of nowhere in 30-34ft and setting the wheelhouse down. Any tips are appreciated.

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I know Terry's had a bridge out by curly's flat last time I was up but not sure if its still there or not.

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Called Terry's today they said there road to flats is closed till morning because of crack but should be open by 8 am

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Good to know, I'll make sure I call around and see who as a safe road to where we want to go

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Yiggin,

The crack I'm referring to didn't make it all the way up to Myr Mar, but one of the trucks that went through went out of Myr Mar, got disoriented, and broke through somewhere in front of Garrison.

Contrary to many of the reports I've read, our bite has been best shallow (as in, 6-8 feet). It's only been good from sunset to sunrise, but the numbers of fish have been good. The mid-depth stuff and the mud/rock transitions haven't been as consistent. I'd either head quite shallow and hope to get the night bite, or I'd go out to the loneliest flat I could find. But I'm lazy...Our house has only been moved once this year. smile

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sounds like we should set the wheelhouse up shallow and fish the flats outta the portable all day... But we'll probably be lazy and just set up on a lonely flat. Thanks for the hints

When you say 6-8 ft are you on rocks or structure or just in that general depth?

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We're on sand/gravel (and what used to be sparse weeds), but there are some nice rocks not very far away. A friend of mine has his house on the rocks--he's only forty yards away, if that--and he's been doing better than we have. We'd move, but did I mention we're lazy?!? smile

And by "rocks," I mean gigantic balls of zebra mussels. We put the camera down in my buddy's house last weekend and couldn't see one square inch of rock that wasn't covered in zeebs.

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Carmike- I wonder how many people are thinking weather or not this is a joke report? Be a good one to sit back a watch how many people show up in the area your talking about! Be a good way to see how many people troll these sites for any little info they can get instead of just going out and punching holes all day and doing it the hard way.

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We're on sand/gravel (and what used to be sparse weeds), but there are some nice rocks not very far away. A friend of mine has his house on the rocks--he's only forty yards away, if that--and he's been doing better than we have. We'd move, but did I mention we're lazy?!? smile

And by "rocks," I mean gigantic balls of zebra mussels. We put the camera down in my buddy's house last weekend and couldn't see one square inch of rock that wasn't covered in zeebs.

maybe thats why he is doing better

some one said today on the winnie thread small walleyes and small mouth eat the zeebs ...they are probably feasting at his house...lol

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