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EYEHUNTER10

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Dont know squat about this lake except theres some big crappies anyone tell me a story or two im just curious how big the crappies get out there?? Also curious if they are isolated to little ida or if any other holes produce bigger or better in the past This lake looks a bit scary as far as possible bad ice spots do a lot of vehicle drop through this lake and if so what historicaly are the areas of bad ice? I am facinated by this lake but have only fished it once in my life and it was out from betsy ross in the biggest town of houses Ive ever seen! It would seem where that deep water funnels through to the main lake would be a prime staging are Just curious if any locals have any advice for me before I explore this vast structure filled lake. Any advice would be great Im a waska freak and would gladly exchange a few pointers for anybody willing to help me with Ida! - - Thanks Eyehunter - -

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WaveWacker

E.H.10...Spend countless hours on Ida in the summer and some in the winter. Was out there over New Years and there where vehicles driving on the south end. Also, hooked up with friends that live on the lake and they drove basically from Pilgim point up to the North end with their explorer without any problems. I do know that between the points getting into Schwab's bay (south end) can be dangerous (just ask the guy that went through there last new years??) I would have to say that the same may pertain to around the point coming out of Little Ida.

Crappies in Ida can be dandy. Unfortunately I haven't been up there enough yet this year to get really "zoned" in on them. I have caught them out in front of Christopherson bay in the past.

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Wayne Ek

There is no deep water channel running out of little ida. Once you get to the point it turns into a shallow sand and rock flat, rock if you try to cross it on the wrong side of the marker and sand if you use the correct side of the marker. During the hard water months be very, very careful of crossing the bar, as more than one truck, sled and or wheeler has taken the dunking. For some one not familiar with the lake, little ida is probably the best bet for pan-fish. Stop at Betsy Ross and get the scoop. Ida is a good ice out pan-fish lake and the same spots produce year after year.

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EYEHUNTER10

Thanks Agape but as you may have gathered I rather drown than fish with the crowd But now that I looked at a real map of the lake I see what ya mean It is just a bar God LakeMasters maps can really be decieving!! Thanks for the help I wont try to drive there I'm sure the current on that bar can be intense at times!

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deeky

Is there public access to Little Ida or do you go on through Betsy Ross? Obviously driving up from one of the access points further south sounds like a bad idea with going accross the bar.

What about the SE side of Miltona? I heard there was access there, but can't find anything of it other than the NE and west.

Thanks for the help.

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Wayne Ek

Deeky, the west and north/east access are the only ones I know about.

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Fishin-Ida

E.H.10 The crappies have finaly started to bite in the crappie hole on Little Ida. 21 to 23ft. Some nice fish have been caught. The eyes have been small, the northern have been pesky to. There is about 35 houses in and around the crappie hole, they are pretty stretched out everybody tring to stay away from one another. I heard they are catching some nice crappies in Christophersons bay. Anything else I can help you with let me know.

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EYEHUNTER10

has the weather shutem down? can you drive off at the resort in the bay there? I did last year wasnt sure if i was supposed to they had a chain you had to unkook and rehook to get on there?

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Wayne Ek

eyehunter, give the folks at Betsy Ross a call or drop them an e=mail, they are very helpful.

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Fishin-Ida

Its ok to enter at Betsy Ross just put $5 in the box each day and remember to put the chain back up when you drive thru. Crappie have just started to bite. They were catching them last night.

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