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Looking to head out to Marion tomorrow evening, probably the southern part of the lake. Haven't been on the lake yet this year given the ice conditions up till now. Anyone been out there the past couple of days that could give an update on the bite and ice conditions? Any questionable areas to stay away from?

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Orlip

I know a large portion of the south end had open water before the cold snap and now with snow I cant imagine that the ice is very thick so I would go with extreme caution!

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farmfishing

Orlip u make the trip to aitkin lk last weekend.

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reelemin

out from the boat launch and into the bay the ice is solid. A good 8-10 inches most everywhere. Bite are just ok.

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SkinnyVinny05

i was thinking about heading out around 7-8 tonight whats everyone catching by the launch ?

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tool68

Thanks for the updates. Will probably just stick to the bay tomorrow evening.

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Orlip

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Orlip u make the trip to aitkin lk last weekend.


No, I was going to go on Monday but then the snow came on Sunday evening and I had to get home to plow. It's on the list. grin.gif

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tool68

SkinnyVinny - Did you get out to Marion last night? Any luck?

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crappiefisher26

There is a good 8-10 inches of ice straight out from the boat launch and in the bay to the left of the launch. Stay off the Northern end on the lake, ice is not safe. The are that is not safe is from the point that comes out from the Park and everything to the right of it. This snow we just got hasnt helped the ice, it was open water at christmas because of the Ducks and Geese. But they have been catching a lot of pike out from the launch. Myself and some buddys got 2 limits of nice 18-24 inch pike. And please if you catch a pike over 30 inches release it let em grow and reproduce. The pike numbers have dropped dramatically because people have been keeping the bigger fish. Let em go!!!!!!!!

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tool68

CrappieFisher - Thanks for the update. Ended up going to Fish last night, but saw a few people out in front of the launch last night at Marion when I drove by. I hear you on the catch and release as well. Will do.

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Maximum12

crappiefisher, good to hear, when I was out a couple weeks ago nobody was seeing any northerns. Of course, people were talking about how good the bite was the week before. tongue.gif I didn't see one in two outings, either on the camera or on the end of the line.

I'd echo - if you go out to the right of the boat launch be careful, it was wide open before the cold snap.

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jiganator

I lived and grew up on the lake years ago.

Our house was over by 35W on the west side.

We moved to 30 miles north of McGregor after they sold off the land on the west side in 10acer plots.

The city of Lakeville ended up buying all those houses out a few years back and having them torn down

I hunted and fished that lake everyday untill I was in my early 20s(now 42). The place has changed so much, it's not really home anymore. I hunted Pheasants and squirls, jump shot dicks in many, many ponds from Marion up to Queen ann trailer courts. The bay along the west side of the freeway was always good fishing. When the ice was safe, I fished the channel comming out on the west side of the freeway bridges with tip up's and a sucker minnow. Use to hammer them. I'm sure that may have changed as well with all the fishing pressure and build up. Everything I grew up with there is now gone..sad deal

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ddp

Anything happening on Marion lately? Haven't fished it in years. I will be down that way this weekend and might throw a pole in with me.

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