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Can anyone chime in and give an update of what the ice thickness is on area lakes? People driving full size trucks out yet?

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Its anywhere from 12-18 inches and I have seen some bigger trucks out but the ice sure thumps when they go out. Seen a couple houses west of the island on Erie and one just to the west of the landing. Last week I drilled some holes right out from the landing to check the ice and see if there was any fish down there but got nothing. There must be something biting that there was permanents out there though.

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They must have just moved out there on Erie. I was there this afternoon and it was vacant. One snowmobile track and that was it.

Saw full-sized trucks pulling perm's across Belle.

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Got out on a few lakes this weekend. The ice isnt much thicker than it was a few weeks ago. Drove out on one, drove halfway out then took the 4 wheeler on the other. Both had about 12-14 inches total. Marked fish like you wouldnt believe, but only got a few to bite. Crappies.

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How's the ice on Marion?

Is anyone having any luck there? I heard people are having luck on Kandi. Just wondering if there's anyone catching anything?

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They must be biting, There were afew out after dark fishing, starting to be afew more houses out there..

Getrdone..

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getrdone,

Do you know whats biting and on what? I'm down from Fargo visiting my parents on Marion this weekend and would like to fish a little, but am not too familiar with the lake. If anyone has some advice, that would be awesome.

Thanks

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pretty hit and miss on Marion, just have to keep trying different presentations to find what they like. Crappies are getting a little bigger out of there this year, but I still throw mine back to grow up a little more. I usually fish about 1-2 feet off the bottom.

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Thanks--I think my bro and I will be out there tomorrow morning. Hopefully we'll find some fish.

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Well we got one nice crappie on Marion Today and swung and missed on four. We were out in the afternoon so it probably wasn't the best time but it was nice to have a little action. We got all five bites on deadsticks.

Hopefully tomorrow will give us better results.

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Got out on Erie for the last weekend of walleye fishing. Pulled my uncles house out there and missed two Saturday morning about 3-5 a.m. on the rattle reels. Then missed one on the tip up Saturday afternoon. Stayed out there that night too but didnt know that my buddies put summer sausage and ciggerette buts on my hooks and went to sleep after they left so didnt find out untill morning. (Contact US Regarding This Word). So not a productive weekend out there, but managed to pick up some fish on another lake last night that made up for the debacle on Erie: The smallest crappie to come up the hole was 10 inches so we got 13 crapps between 10 and 12 inches and a 21" walleye CPR. There was about 18 inches of ice on Erie.

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Sunday the whole family came out to Marion and we went fishing all day. It was pretty most of the whole, a bite here and there. But between 4-5 it was excellent. Between the four of us we caught 20-25 fish in that hour. Most were really small but it was a lot of fun. We kept one walleye and two nice crappies. Everything was caught with a crappie minnow on a hook with a slip bobber.

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