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Has anyone on here been out to scotch in the last few days. Woundering if the fish are still on the bite and or ice conditions.

Thanks.

The other post on this lake isn't giving that info.

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raymondk

I took a drive there today there was alot of houses and alot of portables that were fishing in the area where it is arerated there is a well used road going out to the main group of houses I drove a small car out there i could not tell you how much ice there is but there is full size pickups out there .

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Team Otter

The bite has slowed some but there are still fish to be caught out there with some persistence. I know a friend of mine who was out there last weekend and he got all of his fish in 3 - 4' of water away from the crowds on jiggin' raps.

Good luck! Now's the time before the cold front moves in.

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The bite has slowed some but there are still fish to be caught out there with some persistence. I know a friend of mine who was out there last weekend and he got all of his fish in 3 - 4' of water away from the crowds on jiggin' raps.

Good luck! Now's the time before the cold front moves in.


Away from the crowds and persistance, now thats an interesting concept for walleyes. I wonder how many people try that

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idratherbefishing

I usually use dumb luck! grin.gif

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a few of us do smirk.gifbut usually somebody sees u taking a flag or 2 then u have company,i know use a portable,but i love my tipups,then when too much company shows up u just go and find diff. fish,it'll never change so u just hav to get used to it.BUT thats how u find diff. spots wink.gifheres to FLAGSUP laugh.gif by the way they wonder why you were there in the first place cause they dont catch anything HMMMM traffic&walleyes mix like oil & water,which reminds me last night i used some fish attractant an some stayed on top of my hole,an kept my hole from freezing overk,while the other hole with none froze over,neat new trick!learn something new every day wink.gif

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Team Otter

You can turn you're heater on too. smirk.gif

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Usually don't have a heater on your tip-up. confused.gif

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Team Otter

Very true. Foam under the tip-up works well too. Also creates "shadow pockets" under the ice for changes in light. Often times this is where your bigger fish will come from. So, no ice in the hole and bigger fish. smirk.gif

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yea cant afford 100.00 tipups,but a cheap piece of rug does wonders,just forgot them that night.was out again sun night,cooold!but with the rugs the holes stayed pretty open.not much for fish,but the ice is getting alot better,no more slush,about 6in. min every hole drilled,still wouldnt be driving on middle of lake w/vehicle but wheelers are okay,only to get better w/ this weather smile.gif

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