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Fishing on round lake.....

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I would like to know if anybody would have any helpful information on what type of jigs to use and what to fish for on round lake as i am comming up there for the Brainerd JC's Ice Fishing Extravaganza. I like fishing for northerns but with the 30 inch size limit does it pay? What kind of weeds and depths should i be looking for? This is our 7th year comming up with the family for the derby....my daughter had luck the first year(she got 106th place.) but since then we haven't had any luck....if you have any helpful information please post it. Thank you very much!!

-Scooby...from Shawano, WI

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Weedline is about 16-17 feet. There are nice beds of cabbage scattered throughout the shoreline breaks and some on some of the humps that are in the contest area. I would say if you are fishing 15-40 feet you can have a chance at the money/prizes. Jigging raps, jigging spoons tipped with minnow heads work well for walleyes and perch. There will be crappies and sunnies caught on small ice flies Genz Worms, Demons, Frostee's, etc.. Tip them with a few Eurolarvae and you will be doing fine!! Should be quite a few fish caught and it will be a fun tourney.

Good luck,


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I think this year we will see lots of perch, sunfish, and rock bass, along with a handful of walleyes and pike. If you like fishing for pike, give it a try for a while then switch it up. The main thing is to try get something on the board and see where you land, and to have a good time. Pay attention to your line at all times, since you may only get one chance. Any of your typical walleye/perch and panfish jigs and lures should work on Round. This year it may pay off to take a box of wax worms or eurolarvae. Round holds a few more panfish than Hole in the day bay on Gull. There are a couple of humps in the contest area that could produce some fish, but I wouldn't count out the deep water(30-40 feet). With all the activity on the ice there could be some fish roaming out away from structure. It could be a surprising finish this year. I can't wait! Good Luck out there and have a great time.

Jason Erlandson

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