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fish of the day.


robert1965

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Ok then copied from the Upper Red Lake forum

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Well I guess it is time to start the winter reports again, it has been a long wait.

First thing I want to mention is the ice thickness and safety. Now I am seeing 4-7 inches of solid black ice. Now the clear black ice is strong in every aspect of ice but one thing it does lack is the flexibility when it is thin or new. I am seeing lots of cracks appearing in all sorts of places along with numerous mini pressure ridges all the way to the reservation line. I must demand that not only do you check your way out but check your path back to shore as the ice is shifting and changes with every whim of the weather. Trap doors are showing up all over as cracks intersect each other, making for some treacherous travel. Tonight was a perfect example as I drove over one on the way back in, could have been a very bad ending to a good day.

Good thing I was moving

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As for the fishing the walleye are on fire! Basically a good noisy scent trail is what it takes. I found the best way to bring in the walleye is to basically cut of the head and gut a minnow before putting it on a rattling spoon of some sorts. With the smell and sound in the dirty water the walleye are targeting this presentation with ease. Every walleye that came into view of the Marcum attacked the bait ferociously; it was truly a blast to be fishing walleye on new ice in great weather.

Lots of eaters and a even a few big ones mixed in.

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One of the bigger eyes

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As for the pike they have gone missing so far, between myself and another guide on the lake we will know when they turn on as we are looking just about every day for them. Once they turn on they will must likely turn on big time as they normally do this time of year. I can’t wait for this water to clear up and see the pike activity skyrocket.

Crappies well who knows about those guys as it is to early to tell.

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