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Is there anything being caught by the bridge between Wahp and Breck? Last I heard it was slow. Anything is appreciated.

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I have not been down that way and I have not received any reports lately.

Generally this time of year look in a differing location then you mentioned, try farther South or North of #210 a ways.

Be VERY careful near bridges, the ice is poor in necked down areas!


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thanks for the reply BE, are you saying a few miles north or south of 210 or what? i noticed there are a lot of shacks right in town by the dakota ave. bridge. would you recommend the main channel or deep bends on the river for walleyes, thanks for the help

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I would get away from the herd, that bite tends to be early ice then slow from then on. You may see a bite again there at late ice?

Looks for deeper sharp bends and then work the inside turns at the head and tail-out of the deeper holes. Active feeding fish tend to hunt these areas, deep fish tend to look and not bite much, lookers not hookers. Low light periods tend to produce best on average for walleye.

Don't get hung up on "deep". Deep is relative to the area you fish. Most active fish may be in as shallow as 3', seen that often in that region. Odds are still good they will relate to deeper pools, but feed shallow, very near structure such as snag piles.

Try 1/2 oz. KastMasters or a 1/2 oz. blade bait like a Gold/metal fleck ZIP lure tipped with a minnow head.

For pike try a smaller Rattle Trap style lure (3/8 to 1/2) and RIP-IT...then Pause...RIP-IT...then Pause. On less active fish pound the Trap so it wobbles from side to side and produces a more subtle chatter sound. I recommend a light wire 7-strand steel leader or the pike will snatch your trap and be gone. Pike go nuts on this, a good choice in the day. You often get bigger active walleye on this at dusk too. Try silver/black or a bluegill colored trap, they imitate small Sheephead/drum and bass well, a common forage in that region. The Millennium Shad traps sold here on FM.com are awesome for ice fishing, I use them a lot!

http://millenniumlure.com/c-rattlin-ill.html

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Good fishing, be cautious about the ice, ok!

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