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i went out last night to try my hand, and the fishing was slow at best, but i go t to mess around with my nephew, and that is always fun smile.gif we did manage to pick up one small walleye. even though i have not made it out much in the past week, i think it is time to try the off shore structures, and open adjacent areas off of them. this seems to turn on after first ice, and there has been a fair amount of traffic. one thing that is pleasing to me, is that for the most part, people are spread out nicely. remember, it is a good sized lake, with literaly hundreds of good spots to fish.
without much snow, and a few more cold nights, we will be driving all over that mo fo. thats what i call mobile. i marked a bucket full of interest points this past summer, and will be giving them a try soon. you will know me, i am the house that is never in the same spot for very long.
try the plain hook, or glow hook in #4, or #2 with a spot tail, and you can't go wrong.
good fishing all!!!

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what!! i didn't have any corn!!?? jigglestick I.B.O.T.#5 have you clamped today???

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Hey jigglestick,

Sorry we didn't get out for a sight fishing trout trip last winter, time went kinda' fast. I've got ya' on my list for this winter though if yer still interested in tackling some tioga trout. How's the crappie bite on the little lake by you? I figured after last winter it woulda' been fished out or at least down quite a bit.
Let me know. I just got all my gear together, late bowhunting and S.D. pheasants have delayed my ice fishing a bit.


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well, the action seems consistantly off and on... if that makes any sense. there are fish being caught, and some nice ones too. decoy boy -- congratulations on the nice walleye tonight! 26-27 inches that made it's way through kind hands back into the gene pool smile.gif to bad, we are going to have to start remembering to bring a camera!!
the ice house still are nicely spread out. it is a big lake, and there is no need to hogpile up on any one. the fish are spread out all over the lake. try any of the sunken humps and flats over deeoer water adjacent for suspended action. i love my vex smile.gif
we measured 14 inches 1/4 mile out. i believe my neighbor is going to run his 1/2 ton out tomorrow.
be safe and have fun.

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if you can't have fun along the way, why bother? jigglestick I.B.O.T.#5 have you clamped today???

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we went out today to check and re-mark some mid lake areas that i marked this summer. i did not find less than 15 inches even out in the middle, with 16 inches being the thickest we encountered. . i would say i was more to the east side of the lakethan the west, but i drove around fairly confident. i would never advise that the ice is safe, but i had my half ton ford out there. i can hardly wait to free up and try some of these spots.i am still pleased that most every body is nicely spread out. this is a clear water lake, that will not tolerate alot of noise just before the bite. i will post a follow up.

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keep your stick on the ice!! jigglestick I.B.O.T.#5 have you clamped today???

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