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How shallow do most of you go or are willing to go if water clarity is an issue on a lake?

I have never really speared in less then six feet or so but I know of some guys who spear in as little as 4 and others in as much as 12. I am just wondering what depths most of you try at.

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I have speared in less than 3 ft of water.

I got a 36" northern that way.

I couldn't put the decoy down more than a foot and it would disapear.

I alomost had a heart atack when that big guy came out of nowhere and was inches below the ice!!!

In general find a clearer lake spearing in dark murky water is VERY borring!!!

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had that happen this past weekend. the lake cabin is on water really dirty. fished in 7 ft of water and couldnt see bottom. merkman your right very frustrating and boring.

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I also have speared in about three foot of water but I tend to look for water that is a lot deeper 9-16 fow

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I tried a new lake on Sat afternoon. I only had a couple hours and set up deeper than I thought. I was in about 11' of water and could just barely make out weeds on the bottom. The lake was also murkier than I thought. I don't know if it really makes a difference but I like being able to see the bottom. The one fish that I saw came up from the murky depths. Who knows if others slid by out of eyesight.

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i am a person that loves to sit in about 8-12 fow. Alot of it has to depend on the water clarity! Merk is right, it does get boring looking down a dirty hole!

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We're set up so one end of the hole is in 9' and the other in 11'. The water is fairly clear this year, probably about normal. We can see down about 7' or so, sometimes more sometimes less.

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How in the world do you spear a northern in 20 feet of water??? Do you have like a 18 tine spear or something? I can only hit them half the time if they are in the bottom in 12.

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How in the world do you spear a northern in 20 feet of water??? Do you have like a 18 tine spear or something? I can only hit them half the time if they are in the bottom in 12.

They will come up to the decoys.

Not all the way up but they will come up a ways.

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keep the dec down about 8 ft and wait for the big boys to come up from the bottom.

Do you set up next to any structure or just on a large drop off?

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How in the world do you spear a northern in 20 feet of water??? Do you have like a 18 tine spear or something? I can only hit them half the time if they are in the bottom in 12.

I only have the decoy down about 2-4 ft when spearing deep water and dont have any troubles. I also have gotten them only a foot down in 12 fow

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this is a great point. I have always tried to get into a inside turn, or get on a dropoff that has some structor around you! This is something i have done for a long time. Take the time to get out there and cut alot of holes, find some structor, and have a great time!

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