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snow condition on Whitefish Bay

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Anybody have snow conditions (depth) on Whitefish Bay? Coming up to Sioux Narrows on 25th through 29th and wondering if we can run wheelers or have to use snowmobiles.

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I can give you a report when I get back on the 22nd if no body else chimes in.

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Jacob:

You going to Sioux Narrows? Where you going out from? We will be heading to the Rod and Reel at Sioux Narrows on the 25th after Lake Trout.

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As of Sunday you would have needed sleds but things are changing fast.

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Thanks Guru. Weather forecast looks like things can change in a hurry. Just not sure it can change enough by the 25th. We'll see.

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I was. Fished crappies in Miles Bay and that was bad so we switched up the next day and went to Whitefish and the lakers were really going. Best fishing I've ever had for them. 2 of us landed 7 and lost 5 by 1:00 PM then went and fished walleyes in the evening and hammered those too. Great time. full-27936-6873-eriktroute_mail.jpg

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My wife and I were fishing for walleye and then went lake trout fishing up in Whitefish Bay and caught this lake trout saturday March 12th. 20 pounds, 38 inches long and had a 21 inch girth. This was our first time ice fishing for lake trout.My father in law was out on Sunday and caught 5 trout in 1 hour ranging from 17 lbs to 7 lbs.full-24990-6888-morsonfishing034.jpg

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Bring your wheelers. We were on sleds and conditions got worse every day, yesterday was just plain wet! The picture below was from Sunday and you can see the background shows the ice condition. Fishing was real good, I went 6 for 17 in the 2.5 days trout fishing (I'll blame it on the barbless hooks). We made it to yellow girl one day for the walleyes but they weren't biting that good, the whitefish were though! Have a good trip guys!full-9506-7057-p3200009.jpg

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Nice fish!!! How big was that? My largest so far is 35". We have debated back and forth over wheelers or sleds. After your trip, we have decided on wheelers. It will not be wet this week since it is cooling down up there for the week, but I presume there is not much snow. We will be hitting the Rod and Reel Resort early afternoon on Friday and come back on Tuesday. Can you contact me at [email protected] I would like to inquire as to what you used for lures. We have a number of favorites from over the years but would like to talk to you and share info. Getting itchy to get going now.

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made a day trip to whitefish bay yesterday. took wheelers from Morson and that was the way to go cuz once we got into WFB there was hardly any snow on the ice and if there was it was hard. seen a few people up there with sleds but we made just as good of time on wheelers. half the fun is the ride up there. anyhow 3 of caught 10 lakers ranging from 8-13 lb. tubes, a few were caught on spoons and i even got a couple on a Lindy Darter. Marked a lot of fish. we found that when fish came in slow up to the bait they wouldnt strike but the fish we caught all came in fast and they were on. we never stopped and talk to anyone to see how they were doing. there was a breeze when we first got there and then it calmed down to nothing. even took my jacket off for a while cuz i was getting too warm. fished walleyes in the evening west of Morson. think we picked up 7-8. little more snow out that way but it is rough and very hard. even in the pickup we just poked along but no pressure ridges to cross so we had no problem. studded tires would be ideal cuz there was a few stretches up in WFB where it was glare smooth ice. looking to be a nice week for temps. Be safe out there.

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Was up fishing on saturday and sunday. Travel conditions were great for wheelers, saw another group on sleds but wheelers were definitely the way to go. Didn't fish overly hard, just enjoyed our time up there as it was a last minute trip. Saturday was absolutely beautiful with no wind and sunshine all day. Sunday turned nasty with wet sticky snow with a little rain and wind mixed in literally all day long; miserable day to be standing on the ice. 5 guys ended with 37 lakers (lots of missed opportunities as always), 3 burbot, and 1 small tulibee on a 4" tube haha. About half the fish were between 8 and 10 lbs with 5 over 10 and the biggest only a little over 13. Best story from the trip is a guy had a fish on that immediately went on a run that totally spooled him and broke the line. Would have been fun to see that fish and we'll be talking about it for awhile. The fish were active and the key seemed to be finding areas with lots of baitfish schools and pounding the water around it. Overall a really fun last minute trip and a great way to end the season.

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Sounds like a great end to ice season. Congrats on a great trip. I will be in the area pre-Memorial Day looking for trout.

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Made another day trip for lakers. Was a gorgeous day on Saturday. Was probably us that you seen on sleds. 5 sleds. 4 with portables and I was without. Got a little sloppy later on in the day but enough to keep the sleds running cool. A couple guys that were with took and put a bolt thru the rear part of the ski for ice scratchers and they worked great. Didn't really need them.for the ride home cuz it just sprayed the water and stuff back onto their portable and filled them up. Half the fun.is the ride there and back. Fished a couple spots on the east side. We only caught 7 and one Whitefish. One trout had a belly full of smelt. Biggest was 12.5 lb that day. Made for a long day but it was worth it. Beautiful weather. No wind. Listening and watching bald eagles. Talking about anything and everything since we didnt set up the portables. The last trout was caught at 6pm just as we were gonna pack up and head back to morson. Can't wait to get up for lakers on the open water.

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