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I have a lake near me I like to hit at first ice. There is a 20+ foot hole that is usally good to start with. Where does everyone else like to start looking at first ice?

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Next to the guy who already tested the Ice! 🤣

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It's as good as place to start as any. Fall crappies move deep so first ice on a shallower lake I check the holes or basins and then work shallower until I find them.

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Rick

If you have a bay like portion, with some mud, on the northern portion of the lake, early ice crappies will stack up in it as long as the weather is stable. You also like to have depths down to 10' as well.

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Early ice the deepest i can get at is 16' at a lake near me.  The deeper holes i have to wait until mid december usually to have (walking) access to.  Walking access for me is bare minimum 3", preferably 4".  This is walking with a spud bar the whole time.

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