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Moses2531

First Ice... Where do you begin?

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Well, with the onset of another blistering winter, where is everyone going to start?? I target 'eyes thru the ice and I think I am going to start on one of the dropoffs on Ottertail... Not sure yet though, depends on what dropoff I see the most houses on or the report I get smile.gif, but if this doesn't work, I'll probably drop a couple tip-ups down on Walker... Just curious as of where others plan to start?

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Early ice on Otter Tail Lake for eyes can't be beat in the area.

I will usually hit small, deeper lakes for walleye, crappie and panfish long before Otter Tail is safe. There is an endless supply of small lakes to chose from during early ice. I fish mainly around Battle Lake, Clitherall and Vining areas this time of year.

The weather was looking great for ice fishing, but with the recent warm and more warm temps in the forecast is keeping a lot of lakes from freezing completely. Some small lakes can be fished very close to shore right now, but most of the ice is just at about the 1-2" mark and not thickening up.

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Yeah, the warm temps aren't doing anyone a favor... I luv 'eyes but I ain't going anywhere until the ice is safe... I am sure I will hit the surrounding smaller lakes to begin with before I head out to Ottertail... There is really enough ice to fish the shorelines of some lakes?? I didn't know that, but hey its a start!! Good Luck to everyone!!

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