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Wanted to say hi from Neb. I have read this forum for a while now and wanted to say there is some very good info here. I'm planning an icefishing trip to lake Henry and was wondering what to expect, predominatly fish species, water clarity, lures and bait or anything else you feel worth mentioning. There will be a herd of us, boys(4), brother-outlaw(1), wife and myself so I would like to leave home somewhat prepared unless someone up there is willing to trade bait and tackle for 7 dishwashers. I'll watch this forum for other good lakes in the area. Thanks in advance.....D.C.

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Welcome to the board, Don. You can count on a productive trip when the ice comes. Lake Henry is just down the road from our shop, and boasts some very good water clarity. As for species thru the ice, favorites are panfish, esp. crappies. Some dandy size perch will keep you busy too. Henry also has some lunker northerns lurking around too. Not much action for walleyes. Nearby agnes will also provide some nice panfishing through the ice, with a view of the Big Ole statue downtown. The rest of the chain offers some nice walleye fishing, particularly on LeHommeDieu and Geneva.

As for lure selection, etc... Henry perch can be taken with jigging spoons (swedish pimple, etc.) The crappies will hit on small jig and minnow combos too. Panfish will be teased with ice-flies or other small jigs and wax-worms.

Any date set for the trip?
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