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Fished Rat Friday with some luck. Caught 8 crappies while my 2 fishing partners got skunked. smile.gif Drilled lots of holes and only caught fish out of two of them. Fish seem scattered and on the move.

dk

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I wouldn't call them huge but, respectable. I've fished other lakes in the area with smaller crappies. Also, thanks for the hotel info on my post. I'll be giving them a call tonight.

dk

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dk Iwas thinking about going to rat this weekend. I fish it alot during the summer. How much ice is out there and we you fishing the hole in the middle? Any info would be helpful. Thanks

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..that little lake on the left hand side on the way to horseshoe.. Any reports on these? Preferably walleye and crappie.. Ice conditions?

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I really don't remember the exact amount of ice. (Fished a lot of different lakes over the holiday week) Maybe around 12 inches. I do remember not seeing any vehicle tracks out there. I took an ATV out there with no problem. I also did fish the hole in the middle. Hope this helps.

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    • Brianf.
      Saw on MPR that this year had been even warmer than 2012.  If this weather pattern continues, Lake V will be ice out before the March 28th date from 2012. 
    • Dash 1
      Awesome fish. Way to go.
    • gimruis
      That is a true giant slab around here.
    • chucker1101
      I did a lot of crappie fishing in 2012.   I'd say April 1 is a conservative guess. March 25 seems doable. Depends on the rain and the wind in March. 
    • CigarGuy
      Do you park at The Landing or have someplace closer? That would be a hall from The Landing!
    • SkunkedAgain
      I hate to start this thread early, but this ice doesn't have much of a chance this season. It's about half as thick as it should be, there is no snow cover to protect it from the March sun, and it continues to be abnormally warm. Let's hear those ice-out predictions.   I expect the smaller bays to be open by the last weekend of March with the main lake soon after, likely prior to April 1st. Earliest ice-out on record is March 28th, 2012.   On the plus side, the spawn be done long before fishing opener. Combine the reduced walleye harvest with the longer growing season, and this should translate into a better walleye class for the lake.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I walked into my place late Friday night. It was beautiful - a full moon, no snow and single digits so the lake was making all kinds of noise, wolves howling, and the kicker.....no wind. The only difficult component to walking was the ATV and snowmobile impressions left in the ice. Every once in a while my foot would catch a rise in the ice and I would stumble and almost fall. Besides that, it was a perfect night. Unfortunately I had a schedule to keep, otherwise I would have started a midnight bonfire to stay out and enjoy the evening even longer.
    • Mike89
    • Kettle
      Maybe a replica but it's still swimming 
    • smurfy
      So is it going on the wall??
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