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4 more wks until DL trip.

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Making the 1st trip out there ever for ice fishing. Staying at Woodland Resort. We are doing the Lodge ice house package. Bringing my 8yr old son with my dad and 6 other adults. I like to go mobile, but that lake is huge and Woodland should know whats hot and not. Also this way we can relax and pull some northerns up on tip ups. Since its our 1st time if anybody has any good tips please pass on. We are going the 1st weekend in March so hopefully the weather will be decent. Wouldn't mind drilling some holes around the area they put us in to look for more schools of perch and eyes. By some of the pictures you see people catching out there I hope we get into the jumbos. shocked

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I would definitely read through all the devils lake related threads on this forum at least from this year. There's a wealth of knowledge in those threads regarding depths, lures, presentations, etc.

Good Luck on your trip!

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