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Doesn't appear that anyone's been to Hook lately. So, how about Erie? Just want to know what the ice conditions are like on Erie. I might try and hit this lake on Saturday to pop some holes and see what I can find. There aren't any springs to watch out for in this lake, is there?

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I dont know of any springs, not that they arent there but I've never heard of any. I've been having better luck on the bigger lakes so havent been over to Erie latley, but will probably try it mid to late Feb. I've picked up a few nice fish on that lake every year on the ice. two years ago picked up a 2.25 lb. crappie, and a 20 some inch walleye in 2 minutes of each other on the same tip up. Got to try that spot again this year.

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Yah, I know the fish are in there, it's just a matter of finding them. Previous winters I've fished that lake I've gone without a flasher unit, but now that I have one I want to do some searching around to find some 'eyes or crappies. Never caught a crappie out of this lake yet, but it certainly has some nice 'eyes. I'd assume the ice in the Hutch area is similar to the Mankato area...about 7" of good ice and 5" of frozen slush? Good enough to walk on I'd assume.

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It's funny I've caught 2 crappies on this lake, one on a tip up, and one trolling a rapala. I think the crappies think they are walleyes.

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If everything works out right, I will be heading to Erie in the afternoon on Thursday to try my hand at some walleyes. Any suggestions on what depth I should start searching for them? I know in the early part of the open water season the fish are along the weeds in 10'-12' of water, but not sure about hard water season.

Any help on what depth to start looking would be appreciated!

bc

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Any luck out on Erie? I have been out there on open water but never Ice fishing and I am curious if there is a bite

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I'm hitting it Thursday afternoon and early evening. I'll let you know how it goes when I get back.

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Basscatcher- I guess I've had my best luck around 18 ft at dusk and dawn. During the night go shallower like 8-12 feet. That's just me though.

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Yea, I'm going to pop some holes in the 8' - 11' range to see if I can find some weeds and have the holes all ready for the evening, but after I pop those I'm going to head to deeper water and punch some more holes to see what I can find during daylight hours and try to pick some up if I can before "primetime" hits. I've got the auger tank full and ready to go searching. Hopefully something will show it's face!

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Didn't make it out to Erie, or anywhere else for that matter today. Work "got in the way". I'll be there sometime though before the season closes and will file my report then.

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