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any predictions on first ice? I know some guys that braved walking out a couple weeks back and obviously we lost that ice with the last warm snap.

I am pretty much on vacation until after the 1st of the year hope to be getting out a bunch when we get some ice. Hoping to get some good old fashioned SD cast and blast days in before pheasant season closes.

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45 minutes ago, rundrave said:

any predictions on first ice? I know some guys that braved walking out a couple weeks back and obviously we lost that ice with the last warm snap.

I am pretty much on vacation until after the 1st of the year hope to be getting out a bunch when we get some ice. Hoping to get some good old fashioned SD cast and blast days in before pheasant season closes.

How far do you want to go? Once the wind goes down and the ice gets locked up, it appears that NE SD will have pretty good ice making weather over the next week. I would expect a good possibility for walkable ice up in the webster area by next weekend. Just need to get the sloughs locked up and keep the snow off of it!

 

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well last couple days were great, no wind, nice and cold at night and now we enter a mild spell again. One step forward 2 steps back. I am really itching to get out but thinks its going to be a few days yet if not longer.

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well I got an itch that needs scratching I may be heading out tomorrow for the first time if the wind doesn't wreck things today. Doesn't look like I need to get much further than Hwy 14 for walking out.

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Fishing has been ok for me but havent been going out much. I have caught a few walleyes and perch nothing to get too excited about. From what I can tell lots of good young walleye classes in  more than a couple lakes with lots of 10-12" fish to be found.

 

Walleye bite seems to be good on most lakes after sundown and through out the evening overnight and then the bite shutsdown about 9am and doesnt start picking up until late afternoon. I haven't been having much luck on perch and eyes during the day. Few perch I have caught were nice fat 12-13" but haven't found those schools of fish bunched up like I have in the past.

 

Would help if the weekends didnt have such drastic weather changes. Seems like every weekend we have fronts come through etc and all the traffic and noise on the lakes doesnt seem to help either. I have had my best luck mid week and avoiding the crowds.

 

Gonna head out again this afternoon but chase some gills I think.

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