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Ice Fishing Reports by Area in Minnesota


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Hearing 10-17 inches around Princeton 

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Hi all. I'm a newbie. And Iowan, but I love everything Minnesota. Ice Fishing is a short season here. I'm down by cedar rapids. Girlfriend and I are going to faribault this weekend to try some lakes. Any tips would be appreciated. I honestly don't keep many walleye back here, we imposed our own 17 in to 24 in all we keep standard. And it's helping the River in our area. At Least we think so.  Anyway, we're just looking for some good walleye and Pike action any bonus panfish too. If you could give us some legit pointers . That would make an awesome trip. Thanks again. Tight lines

God too many beers . We only keep 17 to 24 inch eyes

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14 hours ago, Alex wilhelmi said:

Hi all. I'm a newbie. And Iowan, but I love everything Minnesota. Ice Fishing is a short season here. I'm down by cedar rapids. Girlfriend and I are going to faribault this weekend to try some lakes. Any tips would be appreciated. I honestly don't keep many walleye back here, we imposed our own 17 in to 24 in all we keep standard. And it's helping the River in our area. At Least we think so.  Anyway, we're just looking for some good walleye and Pike action any bonus panfish too. If you could give us some legit pointers . That would make an awesome trip. Thanks again. Tight lines

God too many beers . We only keep 17 to 24 inch eyes

Check out the South Central MN Forum. Click the link in the first post and ask your question in that forum.

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The shallower lakes are froze over and the deep ones are getting close. I should add that’s in the Princeton area. Still not enough ice for me yet.

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Anyone have updates for some smaller St. Cloud area lakes? I'm hoping to get out tomorrow before heading south for Thanksgiving traveling. I've tried a couple early ice lakes in the past, but what are some reliable and "safe" (no dangers springs or moving water spots) early ice lakes in the area? I plan on checking as I walk obviously. 

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On 11/19/2018 at 10:32 AM, kunzi26 said:

Anyone have updates for some smaller St. Cloud area lakes? I'm hoping to get out tomorrow before heading south for Thanksgiving traveling. I've tried a couple early ice lakes in the past, but what are some reliable and "safe" (no dangers springs or moving water spots) early ice lakes in the area? I plan on checking as I walk obviously. 

Be careful the ice varies so much from lake to lake. There are guys fishing smaller lakes. Please check the ice often if you go out and bring a buddy. As Rick stated most the normal ice fishing guts are waiting to see how warm it gets tomorrow.

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On 11/22/2018 at 10:23 AM, Rick said:

A wee bit early @kunzi26

 

Check back when the better ice fishing guys get rolling ... soon.

 

Was able to get out on a tiny lake I was very familiar with on the 21st - found 5 inches consistently until I got set up. Nothing too big, but that lake is mostly for reliable bites with kids or in my case my dog. Was good to get him out and experience some ice for the first time. Paid off when I took him out again this weekend! 

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On 12/4/2018 at 9:57 AM, Natew48 said:

Any word on lakes around mankato?

Ask in the Metro Forum.

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