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Just wondering if there is any new reports on farm island? Would like to get up there and check it out anyone know how thick the ice is? Anything hitting? Have a summer place there but have never fished it in the winter. Any info appreciated

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Just got off the lake there is about 13 inches of ice and a lot of fishing pressure. The lake is normally good in the winter the guys i talked to said they are having bad luck on the eyes and this paper article i read said the crappies were biting but i doubt that i fished hard all week and couldnt find them. I ended up catching some northerns and a few eyes.

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Thanks F.I. Guide, Did you try the drop on the point coming E out of Peterson bay? (just curious there is a nice drop there. Also directly N. of there is a reef catch up crappies there in in the water sometimes.

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utilityk, where is your place, I have a cabin right outside peterson's bay. We are on the west shore line. Fished the drop you were talkin about last weekend and this weekend but didnt get a bite. Only caught one eye and it was in 11' of water. Very strange.

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Chad, We rent a seasonal spot at a little trailer park "the loaf and leisure" on the west shore in the bay just north of peterson.
Have a 32' prowler my brother and brother in law are in the same spot. We have the white and blue bayliners you might see @ those docks on the wknds. Crappies here (mtka.) are around 20' right now maybe 11' is to shallow?

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i am pretty sure that I am right down the road from you. I couldnt believe 11' for the walleye, but my neighbor fishes there all the time and hes a pro so i gave it a shot, let me know if you find the crappies, usually cant find em tell late ice.

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Chad,
You must be down the road to the east of us.
Not much luck on minnetonka this wknd. one small eye and a couple perch. Hope the cold snap will get the ice right for the perm shack. Thanks for the info. will be up one of these days to fish F.I. By the way the eyes were shallow down here also.

utilityk

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thanks for the info, we'll have to meet up some time up there! Do you fish the crappies in the spring?

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Chad,
I do fish crappies in the spring. I have not done so on F.I but plan on it this spring. I see them all up by the bullrushes in Peterson bay fishing them really shallow. Have to hook up.

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yea, everyone fishes way back in the bay but the place to go is in the reeds right outside the bay in about 6', We kill em out there, the nice this is, is that its about a 20 second drive from shore!

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Chad,
Matter of fact I did catch a few there in may. We just came over to F.I. from Alexandria(lake Ida) fall of 2002(just hauled over our trailer and dropped it) so summer of 2003 was our first year on the lake. We really like the area and F.I. seems like a nice lake. Plenty of structure and the ripple runnin through it.

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I agree F.I. Guide we did pretty well on the pike there last summer. Lots of bass also (not including the rockies, ha) Even had some eye luck.

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yep, excelent bass lake. I fish bass the majority in the summer.

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We are gonna finally move the permanent shack out on minnetonka this weekend, Wayzata bay area. Good luck this wknd.

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    • Brianf.
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