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Tomorrow a friend and I are going out to WBL.

This will be, no kidding, my FIRST time ice fising in my life!

ANY locations/lures for ANY species? I would SO appreciate it!

C&R only.. I just want to get out.

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I guess very few of you are fishing WBL these days!... but we DID manage to get out Friday! I brought the kids with.. it was their first time ice fishing!... and guess what.. it was my own first time as well! SUCCESS... considering...!

We got out on Friday at around 6:00pm and this was at the beginning of this current winter storm... and it was SO windy.. estimate around 40 MPH gusts.. we even had the portable house sliding on the ice.... even with 2 adults and my 5 y/o girl inside! She got very scared when that happened... but I felt like an arctic explorer!

After we gave up with that.. I did manage to put my line in once for a few minutes and nabbed a 14" Northern.. West of the Ordway bar around 11'... on a small jig head with a small green/black plastic... My FIRST fish ever on ice.. PTL! Was a great time. But.. of course with the 5 and 7 y/o kids.. we didn't stay out long.. MAN was is cold! Thanks to Tom for the van and trying to setup te portable! smile.gif Was a great time.. the kids will never forget it... me neither! Our first time was really special!

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Sounds like fun. I brought my almost 3 and almost 5 yr olds out yesterday (2/23). I came to fish WBL but was told the action was faster on Bald Eagle, so we went there. We caught about 15-18 crappies total. Not much size to them but we were able to take few home.

My wife thought I was nuts bringing the two "hunyucks" out by myself. I think she was right, but I got an extra hour and a half because I brought the portable DVD out for them to watch a movie while I stood out on the ice freezing my butt off pulling up their fish. It was fun though. I was even able to keep the portable gas grill going long enough to grill them some hotdogs. smile.gif

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Mr. Pike1

Sly, I have not been on the ice much on White Bear. I know if you go out from the beach, not Ramsey but the one on the other side there is some very nice structure and also deeper water. In the shallows you can usually find a gazzillion small perch or on occassion some nice panfish to keep the kids happy.

The deeper water will hold the crappie at dusk and the nice humps and structure can produce a nice dusk and evening eye bite.

Another option for your kids is to go out from the access on Owasso. Deep hole about a 100 yds from shore. Usually loaded with crappies, most will be 6" with the occassional 10" fish and a few smaller eyes. Good fun spot for kids.

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    • IceHawk
      Great Time today! We didn't put the slam to them  but boy did I enjoy the day. I know I did a lot  more relaxing and jaw jacking today then fishing LOL! But after as many days as I have spent on the ice my  thought process lately has been been there done that this winter,   so really didn't go at it to hard.   My Ice season is comeing to a end and today I was alright with that.  It was a day of laughs, great eats and some serious relaxation among a great group of guys. I know I wish I would of put some sunscreen on the face wow Hot tomato LOl! Bet Joe is hurting also he looked a little pink mid day. Thanks Royce, Rick G , Joe and his father for the good times., we have  done a few of these mini get togehter's this winter and I believe our friendships have grown stronger everytime we share the ice together.  Looking forward to possibly another outing if not open water is just around the corner 
    • imhatz
      hmm good to know...i am still waiting on info for crane...thanks
    • eyeguy 54
      good eats, good guys, a few good fish, fun in the sun. 
    • Better Than Working!
      Never heard of that in all my years! They look delicious! I take my dad to Rainy Lake ever June for his birthday and do a nice shore lunch. Walleye wings will be on the menu this year! Thanks for the thread!
    • Rick
      They knocked the Wolvies around a bit. 102-82
    • AlwaysFishing23
      What do y’all think a week from now? Will Duluth be fishable from the boat. A lot of ice around right now. Might have to wait yet rather stay around Duluth than drive another half hour to two harbors.
    • mulefarm
      Will Green be ice free for Govenors opener?
    • Bigfatbert
      Just make sure there are not any tiny , tiny little bloodsuckers attached to the fins , as they so often are up on these front fins ..  I don't mean to spoil ur appetite... like the cheeks ,these wings need to come from a larger walleye in order to get much out it ..
    • TomWehler
      Scaled n skin on after gut n de-head. Wash n batter n sizzle. Fork at Dorsel n whole fillet falls onto plate or butter bun or hounds mouth. : ). Mmmmm sooo good.      I dream melt ice at Nine inches per week starting today -  Pike bay be open day before opener clear out to Marauderville. Then Bonnie n I n Polar Bear do opener on Docks as per our tradition. Dreams are fun.   Then everyone wants to can enjoy the fever reducer that is our sweet Vermilion. Big Smiles. Maybe weekend after opener?  All good but just miss our lil chunk of paradise x million. An lake friends n nuts.  Think warm thinks!  Thanks for letting me post some n butt in on threads a bit. Still two feet of snow here n same ice an nothing to do outside easy.  Peace...     T
      Thanks guys for the information.  I will stop in at Fred's sometime this summer and say hello.