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jlang_04

Good afternoon all! I'm wondering if anyone has been out on Lake German near Elysian this winter. I have my nephew and father in law coming up this next weekend and we are looking to get out sat with a group of kids and would like to keep them entertained. Even if it is small fish, it's still fun. Otherwise I was going to go back to Cedar by Faribault, as I know that lake well but haven't fished it this winter. Thanks for any tips or spots for the kids. Fish on!

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jlang_04

So I fished last Friday afternoon for an hour to give it a trial run. I stopped in 22' and marked fish at 14'-17'. I set up and drilled 4 holes in the area. I fished two of the holes and had these three plus a few more within the first 20 min. The vexilar was lit up for the whole time but I needed to get home to meet the family so I had to leave them. I came back the next day with my nephew and father in law, a buddy and his daughter. Unfortunately, my nephew and father in-law didn't catch anything (new to ice fishing) but my buddy and his daughter caught nearly a dozen more like the ones I caught Friday! 

Love reading the posts and seeing the pics. Fish on!

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Hey @jlang_04, i'm looking to take my kids down that area and was curious how's the ice for a 3/4 ton with a ice castle 8x24. I'm sure the ice is thick enough but I also know some lakes are aerated or have current and the ice can be soft in some spots. So I just want to be safe with my family. Also, how's the fishing down there? 

Thanks,

Justin

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jlang_04

Hey relax, I haven't been out since that weekend. With an 11 months old at home, fishing gets put to a halt quickly! I've been following the threads as much as I can. I know guys are catching crappies in the deeper water still, basins with the chance to go up to shallow. French is usually good for that but have heard Roberd's has come in late. Two weeks ago there were ice castle's everywhere and we were drilling to the end of the auger. I like Cedar too near Faribault because it's an easy access and typically holds fish. You'll have to let me know where you go and how you do! Fish on!

 

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Timbow

Heading out tomorrow. I’ll post what I find. 

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