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Fathom

Rest of night was a dud. Probably going to move but I caught two this morning jigging both around 16"

actually caught them while I thought I was fishing perch with euro larvae. Caught two small perch as well

Anyone have any suggestions on a target depth or a whole sale move?

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BringAnExtension
14 hours ago, MNBEEF said:

Keep us informed . 10ft is crazy, sounds fun. 

 

ive never fished eyes in 10' does the house need to be pretty much silent 

 

Yes noise does make a difference when fishing that shallow.

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Stick in Mud

This is the first year in probably a decade that we haven't had one of our fishhouses in shallow.  Usually we're in 7 or 8 ft with one of them, and another is out deep.  There are some big fish in shallow, especially after dark.   

 

I *love* fishing shallow, but as BaE says, you need to be quiet.  And that means you need to be away from people, as you can be as quiet as you want but the guy 50 yards away ripping a bunch of holes 10 minutes before primetime might affect your fishing.  This year it was hard to find isolated shallow spots because there was so much traffic on the ice; in previous years, it's been a bit easier.

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Odonata

Slow on the SE, but are getting a few bangers here and there.  One in 9" the other in 15". 

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Bass Thumb

Found a good bite in 11-12' of water tonight. Got my exercise running after the IFishPro.

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ESSGuy

My last weekend on the ice. We have about 3inches of water on ice outside the house. Have caught 1 14" and a season best 25" walter at 840 pm.

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TProGuy

Is there standing water all over on the ice, or just in certain areas?  I was planning to head up tomorrow morning to spend the day on the lake with one of my kids, so just wondering what we should expect.  Thanks!

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papermouth

Speaking of chasing I fish pros, hit this hog in the shallow rocks chasing eyes. 40" on the nuts. Also have landed 12 eyes but biggest being 20.5

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ESSGuy

The ice is fine. I have a lot of standing water because my house is dark color. Come up and enjoy this weather. Ice is 24-30".a little snow left out on ice.

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wookiemofo

Out on the north end. 8", 15" and a 24" over night. I've lost about 8 so far off rattles. Not sure if I'm not getting a good hookset or what. I've tried horsing them in and babying... headshakes are dislodging the hooks.

 

any advise? I'd have 12 on the board had I not missed any!

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Stick in Mud

How big are the hooks you're using, wookie?   Make sure they're big enough, especially if you're using big minnows. 

 

I also use heavier line than most people (10 lb flouro) on our rattle reels so I can set the hook with a bit of gusto without worrying about breaking off.  I might get a few less bites than my friends using 4 lb or 6 lb test, but in the long run I bet we both get the same number of fish on the ice. 

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18 hours ago, Stick in Mud said:

How big are the hooks you're using, wookie?   Make sure they're big enough, especially if you're using big minnows. 

 

I also use heavier line than most people (10 lb flouro) on our rattle reels so I can set the hook with a bit of gusto without worrying about breaking off.  I might get a few less bites than my friends using 4 lb or 6 lb test, but in the long run I bet we both get the same number of fish on the ice. 

 

Good question, I'd have to go look. Probably could have sized up. Overall we netted out pretty good though. We ended up with a 15, 16, 22, 23, 23, 24 and a 25.5 over the course of two nights.

 

Pretty fun trip and one hell of a way to almost end the season.

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Fathom

Meant to post our results from last weekend didn't keep a detailed report after the first night but we managed to catch a few fish each morning and each night, nothing after 10pm though. We started in 10' the first night and moved to 15-16" the rest of the weekend. On Saturday my buddies house caught a 29" and 27" before 8am also missed another decent one they were using shiners 

my wife and I stayed Sunday night and she missed a really nice one before she landed a 21" to cap off our weekend we only had fatheads and rainbows

 

Overall had a great time and even tried fishing for ducks which was a great event put on. The Bloody Mary with a pork chip saved my day!

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