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McMahon Lake Ice Fishing


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Mike Ricciardi

This past spring and early summer, I spent quite a bit of time fishing this lake with my youngest son.  We caught quite a few nice LMB.  We never tried fishing for walleye or panfish.

 

I would like to try ice fishing on this lake. I am relatively new to ice fishing.

 

Any tips on where to fish for walleyes or nice sized panfish?

 

Thanks

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jigginjim

I fished McMahon lake years ago.  The walleyes are weed fish, in open water, and during the ice season they still relate to weed edges. Quietness is the key, as the max depth is only 14 to 16 ft. noise  will spook the walleyes.  Panfish fall into the same system.  Some fish will be found in the middle depths, but those fish will be related to bottom areas mud vs. sand.  In spring the bays on the north side will have several fish in there for a prespawn bite.

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