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Has the ice on Clear Lake gotten to the point that everyone is driving on it now. I prefer to drive out but haven't done so this year yet.

I usually just use wax worms on the lake. Has anyone been using minnows (what lure & size) on the lake. If so ... where do you buy minnows in Waseca?

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Most people with midsized vehicles and even a few full sized pickups have been driving out there. Ice is about 12-14" in most places.

Wax worms have been working well for bluegills and crappies. Some guys have been getting them on minnows too. The bluegills have been nice sized and running about 7-9" and the crappies are anywhere from 7-9" and maybe a 10"er here and there.

For minnows, waxies, spikes, and plenty of tackle you can get them all at Sportsmans Stop off highway 13 on the north side of town.

Hopefully this will get you pointed in the right direction.

GOOD FISHIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks ... when has the better bite been going on ... morning or evening? It is fun to get over there. You folks who live right by the lakes are lucky. Me ... it is a half tank of gas to get there and back. The cost per pound of fish has gone up in the last year. Thanks again for the info on the bait shop!

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Usually the better bite for me has been morning to early afternoon. I have never had a lot of luck in the evening out on this lake. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, I don't know. The Bluegills and Crappies are good sized like in the earlier post, but don't forget the Northerns and Walleyes in this lake. I usually get a Northern on every outing, and they haven't been small, but the Walleyes are another story. I've only gotten 2, about 1 to 1 1/2 LB this year out there, but they are there. I may stop out there this afternoon, if you see a guy in a Black HT Portable, that's me. grin.gif

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I've had better luck over the years in early morning as well. I have gotten the lantern going a few times and did ok in the middle of the night as well. I like to be able to drive on the lake when I fish at night so I can turn my headlights on when I'm packing up. Haven't been brave enough this year to do that.

Not sure if I'm going to run over this afternoon or not. I ended up using my hand auger last time because I couldn't get the power to run. It may have been old gas ... so I'm going to try some new gas/mixture to see if that will get me going. I'd been in a red Silverado/ Blue Clam if I make.

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I'm in a green Explorer. I don't know if I'll drive out or not, I may just park up on shore and walk out, but not sure. I drove out on a couple other lakes and the ice was really stressing under me. did not like the sound of it. But I may be out this after noon closer to 4pm today out of Maplewood park.

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hey scott d shoot me a e-mail want to see who you are bet we know each other lived in this town for 17 yrs

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