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leech~~

Anyone been out on Pelican yet?  If so how much Ice did you find and are there any pressure ridges coming off either side of Gooseberry yet?  Thanks.

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AlwaysFishing23

Haven’t been out there yet this season but I’d imagine there 15”-17” same as everywhere else in the area. Plenty for your sled and porty😉

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Normally I could give you a good report by this time but unfortunately, have not been out there yet. I plan to be in that area this weekend. If I do get that far I will check it out and report.

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So being we don’t have school the next few days I was going trough and doing some cleaning. I found a bunch of old maps for different lakes and found Pelican. I was looking it over and thought you know that jones bay looks like a winter panfish hotspot. So I looked it up and sure enough it’s a spot guys fish in the winter for panfish. Can anyone assure this? Is the bite that much better than say Nelson bay? I know it’s late winter but I was just looking for a different body of water to try in the next month. 

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leech~~

Dang 6"-8" more inches today is not going to help the slush out there!  May not be able to hit my spot this winter unless she freezes up hard again for a week! 😟

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AlwaysFishing23

Yeah leech for sure! I think as long as you’ve got a decent sled with a decent track it should be alright. I found the slush ONLY to be north of gooseberry island and it was spotty. But definitely the slush isn’t going to get any better. 

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On 1/16/2019 at 9:25 AM, leech~~ said:

Anyone been out on Pelican yet?  If so how much Ice did you find and are there any pressure ridges coming off either side of Gooseberry yet?  Thanks.

 

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Same question but add in slush as well. 

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leech~~

What the heck, no one fishes the Brainerd area?  Throw me a ice report bone here.  Gull, Pelican, Northlong?  🙁

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Gull is in pretty good shape, didn’t get the first snow. Pelican spotty, it froze early. Lots of slush but Hardening up. That’s from a friend on the lake. 

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