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fishrman

Anything On Whitebear?

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fishrman

Just wondering has anyone been catching fish on whitebear? I drove by the other day and saw a lot of houses out. I've never fished it during the ice season. Was thinking about givint it a try this weekend. Any advice would be appreciated.

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walleyecheeks

Was there on the 20th. Lots of small northerns most of them being under 16 inches

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phin101

was out of bellaire on sunday following blue ribbons recommendation. I got one 19" eye on a waxing at dusk and that was about it. The crowd grew pretty fast throughout the weekend, but I think that was because it was the first lake someone dared to drive on. Everyone else followed. Nobody stayed in one spot too long if that tells you anything.

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shorefisher

Was out off of Bellaire Monday night. 1 sunfish 6" 2 pike 12" 18' FOW. Alot of people came and went.

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fishrman

Thanks guys. I've never Icefished it. I've caught nice crappies in spring on Whitebear. Thought I would give it a shot on saturday. Any other sugestions would be nice.

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Slyster

Never ice fished myself.. but C&R crappies are great fun in the spring on this lake.. it's always my first time out with the kiddies!

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SupaMan

I dont really locate many crappies on this lake. However, 10 years ago, crappies were every cast for me.

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funbilly

I was out tuesday night in 22 fow, slightly southeast of ordway bar. Caught some crappies 9"- 12". They didn't show up on the flasher til close to 9:00 It was steady nothing fast. on waxies and crappie minnows. good luck!

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fishrman

Thanks for the info. I'll be out there tomarrow night. I'll let you know what I catch.

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fishrman

Well sorry but was not able to get out this weekend. I hope you all had a chance to fish. Maybe this week sometime.

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