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sartellangler05

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sartellangler05

Anybody walking out yet? Preferably would like to know Glenwood side..

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sartellangler05

Called baitshop, he said people are going out from beach and a couple houses out. Wouldn't say how much ice. Who's got an ice depth?

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EyeChsr

was out tonight, 6-8 in out from the dnr landing. wheelers and a couple perms out. still open water out in front of Peters resort on the south shore. It starts out a couple hundred yards from shore and runs to the north- northwest for a long ways. some of the spots that were open earlier this week have skimmed, be careful out there if you see different looking ice stop and check!!

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Blackhawkxp

Any new updates on the ice thickness.  Looking to get out on walk-able ice this weekend.  Seems like the darn winds blows 45 mph every day lately.

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sartellangler05

Be looking at these two general areas. Thanks for heads up on south end.

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EyeChsr

drove around the lake last night, the open spot has moved east back to halvorson pt. and extends west/ northwest and has gotten much bigger.  numerous small spots opened up west of peters resort to baycrest. I would say from the beach to a little before halvorson pt. over to the dnr landing and west to bottle bay should be good to go, that's where the majority of houses are out.

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sartellangler05

Fishing was tough. No eyes in morning by beach. No panfish by break over at DNR landing. Moved up and down that whole break....

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frozenminnow

Coming to fish over new years.....can't wait.

Any updates on the Ice?  I assume with the weather it will be all shored up by this weekend?

 

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walleyeman1

I would be very careful on the south side and towards the high school. A car went down yesterday. Just because it has been cold does not mean the whole lake is safe! Good Luck!

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EyeChsr

The car went down in the spot I was talking about in earlier post.  Out by halvorson pt. and towards the middle of the lake, it was open last thurs afternoon and locked up by sat morning. This is not the year to be joyriding out there. Lots of trucks on the lake but as walleyeman said the south side and towards the high school is sketchy.

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frozenminnow

Any recommendations for depth and/or times for the walleye action on waska?  Any jig colors/bait working better?  Gotta try out the new secret lures:)

 

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walleyeman1

18 to 20 ft  4 to 6PM is what Larry is saying at Minnewaska bait

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Waterwolf22

Any updates in ice conditions?  Wondering if spots near the middle of lake that froze late are locked up good.

I fished Thursday Dec. 28 with 15-16" of good ice in front of DNR and Hunts 

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frozenminnow

we were out Friday night through yesterday fishing for walleyes only got a couple a day to bite probably due to the cold snap.  Moved out near Halverson point and there was well over 12" of ice.

There seems to be a break/heave out past halverson point is this where it was still open a couple weeks ago?  I stayed a good 1/2 mile away from it but could see it.

With the wind yesterday the ice was cracking like crazy.....had a very loud crack happen and the whole ice shifted like 2-4inches felt like a earthquake and i bailed out the door.....1st time that had ever happened to me i had to go in and wipe my behind.

 

 

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carpshooterdeluxe

Kind of a late report, but I fished Friday afternoon, and the bite was good.  Perch colored 1/16 oz buckshot spoon iced a few crappies between 3-4 pm, and from 4-6:45 I caught 10 walleyes releasing 8.  most were the cookie cutter 15-16" fatties that have been prevalent for the last 2 years.   12" of ice, 16' of water, edge of a weedline, glow rattle spoon.  Pretty standard minnewaska pattern. 

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IceHawk

Good report Carp

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Waterwolf22

Any updates on ice thickness?  Gotta be close to 24" by now.?

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whateverisbiting

i am not on Waska but close by is 22"

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EyeChsr

its gotta be close to the 24" mark. just a reminder stay away from those darn heaves you can't cross over them. 2 trucks dropped their front ends through this weekend trying to cross. have not heard any ice reports where the last part of the lake froze

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Mike89
58 minutes ago, EyeChsr said:

its gotta be close to the 24" mark. just a reminder stay away from those darn heaves you can't cross over them. 2 trucks dropped their front ends through this weekend trying to cross. have not heard any ice reports where the last part of the lake froze

1st welcome, 2nd there are some folks that have to try to be stupid!!!

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Rick

I heard the crappies and eyes are starting to pick-up this morning. Anyone have info or pics?

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Waterwolf22

Fished Winterama weekend by Lakeside and it was fun to see people doing the Polar Plunge into the chilly waters

of Minnewaska.  The fireworks were great too.  Great job Glenwood for a fun weekend!  Caught a few small sunnies

and a crappie in 15'. Pretty slow

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livindadream27

How much snow cover is out there?  Any areas for ice thickness to be aware of?

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Waterwolf22

28" - 30" of good ice, not much snow, stay clear of pressure ridge running across from Foster point over to Peters resort and one by Starbuck end.

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Rookie13

Went out Saturday, lots of people out and pulling houses off the lake. Good day for that. Fishing was slow. Had the camera down and saw a good variety but they weren't interested in biting. Tried everything from plane hook to buckshot, dead stick to aggressive jigging. just the little guys showed any interest.

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