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To pass the time until the water cools a little....if you could only ice fish one lake this winter which one would you choose and why?

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Lake Of The Woods for Walleye. Simply because it’s a great fishery. I like to make it up there a couple times each winter.

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I guess it depends on where you live, what fish you are targeting and how far you are willing to drive. I personally focus on panfish and live only a few miles from Rush Lake so I spend most of my time there.

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I'm actually still looking for my go to lake. Only been ice fishing for a couple of years and only serious last year. I so far I would say going up north. Either Mille Lacs or Red. Wanna make it to LOW this year.

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West Lake Okaboji multi species, large lake, short drive so I could fish more often. For long drive, most certainly LOTW.

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I figured if I spelled it wrong, no one would be able to find it.... way to ruin that plan!

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Maybe you hadnt noticed, but a few folks already found West Okoboji. If the people from WI could fish a lick, there wouldnt be anything left in that lake. Luckily they cant so the fishing is still awesome. Its my lake too I guess.

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Mille Lacs, Winni, or Red. Depends on the year and how things have been going before they freeze up. Usually good for multiple species.

Also, Lake X has been good to me every time I've fished it in the winter.

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I havent been on a lake since mid june but just like everyone else lake x is always a good spot to go. the big pond is usually next in line when on a trip.

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Clearwater Lake in Wright county.

1/2 Mile from the house

2 to 3 Walleyes a night

Large gills and crappies

"Your bobbers down!"

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Oneida Lake in NY (1/2 mile from home) and I can catch just about any fresh water fish in it. It's a great walleye, bass and perch lake but the panfish (crappies & gills) is a good kept secret. Only the old timers know from years past (catch and sell) about the panfishing and everyone else mostley targets the walleye and perch in the winter.

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