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I went out monday and tuesday on South Center. We did pretty well for walleyes and Crappies on Monday, But tuesday could hardly even mark fish. And they didnt want crappie or fathead, color euro, waxies, gulp. THey were shut off. The only difference was fishing 28 fow on tues where I marked fish originally, and 21 fow on monday when I marked fish. Maybe I shoudl go shallower. What do you guys think? Nighttime answers please...

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Try shallower for sure- I have caught tons of crappie and walleye in 11-15 FOW in the middle of the night on North Center. I would have to say just cut a line of holes that range from deeper to shallow and check them all for activity and set up shop (if you like to plant a portable) in the range where you see the most.

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I guess I assumed that the fish would hold deeper with the cold temps, but I will give shallower a try. The worst part about learning to ice fish this year is that the weather has been so messed up that when a normal year comes I am going to have to retrain myself. man fishing is work. LOL

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this year does seem unusual, but we have had a bunch of "non-typical" years lately. Even in "typical" winters, things can change dramatically from day to day with the fish behavior. Some spots will always hold fish, others will turn on and off all winter-it all depends on several factors-food, water temp, cover, oxygen, and light. If you can get all the ingredients right you will find fish. Two things that fish need above all is food and oxygen-they can manage without the other factors for some time. This could explain the "they were biting here yesterday" addage.

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