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Lake Macbride Fishing Reports

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As of yesterday morning most of Lake Macbride was still open, with the exception of the area east of the causeway. There was in fact a boat out on the south arm west of the causeway.


With the cold snap coming soon having Macbride mostly open may actually be a good thing. The snow we got this weekend fell on open water instead of thin ice, and that open water will then lock up that much quicker.





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I had about six inches of good ice below me on Lake Macbride today when I made my first ice trip of the season out to one of my favorite walleye spots. Finding that good ice turned out to be the highlight of today on Macbride. :crazy:


The panfish never really showed up, which usually means the walleye bite after sundown will be slow as well. I caught a few bluegills, but after the sun set I never marked any fish at all on my walleye lures, much less catch anything.


Sounds like the ice might get sketchy around Coralville by Monday, so I may be done fishing Macbride for a little while. 


I have been hammering bluegills through the ice around here for a week now, so that has kept me happy.

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The area east of the causeway on the south arm of Lake Macbride is now mostly open.


There is a decent patch of open water now west of the causeway as well.


I didn't think I'd be thinking about ice out fishing in mid-February, but it looks like that is what will happen down here this year.

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