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Hello all,
I would appreciate any info. that may help me decide where to put my permenant fish house. In the past I have always kept it further North, but this will be my first year out of Mac's. To my understanding there are some great spots for early ice walleye action near Mac's. Do most people in this area initially start off on the rocks and then move out to the gravel or mud? My plan would be to get it into a decent spot and then use my portables through out the day. I hope I am being somewhat clear. There are so many reefs in the area and I am in depserate need of some direction, therefore I was just hoping for some insight. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. I do have a G.P.S so if anyone is interested in sharing any spots in the area, or any other insight please do.


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Why don't you talk to Kevin McQuoid about where you should go? Between him and his dad, I think they're going to have a pretty good idea. Plus you'll need to talk to him anyway, if that's where you're putting your house.


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My buddy puts his permanent near Mac's and we always catch fish every year. I'm sure where exaclty he puts his but its not too far out, a few minutes on snow mobile. A lot of perch, walleye, and eelpout.

Good Fishin, Matt.

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if your not going to use your house during the day i would find a spot farthest away from the main road, any other houses in about 15 ft or less with the biggest boulders in the area (rent a camera for a day and do some searching) next to a transition or something along those lines. if you plan to use the house at all during the day,or party loud at night go deeper 21+ and the biggest thing is to get as far away as possible from any traffic.

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Last year was the first year we were at Macs also, we moved from the Red Door. We fished Hawkbill Reef kinda away from the crowd and we probably got about 10-15 Walleye and about 20-30 perch on most weekends some better some worse. Macs is a pretty nice place to have your house in my opinion, bar, bathroom that is open 24hrs for emergencies, offsale bottles, food, pretty decent breakfast. I think they key is to get away from the crowds the fish are roaming everywhere on the reef and it is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. We had siginficantly better luck during the week than on the weekend so taking off Friday and going up Thurs night will increase your catch. On most weekends we got one over 25" and the biggest was a 30". We caught 2 in the slot and the 30" which was released so if you are looking for fish to eat this is probably not the spot for you but we did catch quite a few. I think we were in about 24ft

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