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I'm headin up to fish Ida this weekend. Heard a few good reports of some crappies. Although crappies are always fun, I was thinkin about tryin for a few nice walleyes. Was up there at the beginning of January and caught a few, but nothing to brag about. I'd appreciate some info on the bite up by alex and on lake ida. thanks.

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fishman

Walleye season is closed!

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Thanks, see what happens when you haven't been fishin in so long, forget when the seasons are, thanks for the info. Well I suppose i need to get myself a new license too. Even though have you heard anything bout the crappie bite on that lake?

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Ida-man....stop in and pick up your license here. Latest reports from Ida were some nice crappies being found around Betsy Ross and the north bay. South end would be worth a look, or even jump over to Charlie. Smaller lake, maybe easier to chase. Look for an evening bite off the steep breaks, or find 'em suspended in 30 feet, off the breakline during the day...
You may also find success fishing the shallow weed beds in Christopherson bay for sunnies during the day....try 10-12 feet, look for open pockets in the cabbage...

good luck...hope the weather cooperates!

let us know how you do...

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ghotierman, thanks for the info. I'll have to give Little Ida a try. Do you know if there are too many houses out there? Or if there is any open water anywhere near? Have they been biting on crappie minnows or on waxies? any info would be appreciated.

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My brother in law and his son picked up nice sunfish last week in Christopherson Bay in 8-12 ft of water. I'm hoping to head that way next weekend. My dad has had his cabin in the bay since 1967 and the late ice sunnies have always been pretty good in that bay. Good luck and hang on Bill

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hope the weekend went well for everyone...

as for ida ice...not aware of any open spots...there's a bit of a heave and some seeps along the north east shore...but around Christopherson bay, and Betsy Ross, should be fine drivable ice.....

always felt the waxies worked best in the tough weather...or when they're a bit sluggish....

any reports from the weekend?

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