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Bighead4444
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1/22/16 9:51 PM CST
Looking for skins recent update on lake Marie. Anyone been out?

paddler1
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1/21/16 3:52 PM CST
Wishin...

Was on Pistakee today. Ice was a good 6 inches. Saw several snowmobiles and quads. I haven't been to other lakes. As usual, watch current areas, have ice picks accessible, and if you feel the need, spud as you go.

Generally speaking though, at least Pistakee is good to go. Be safe.

Wishin' I Was Fishin'...
Wishin' I Was Fishin'...
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1/21/16 12:58 PM CST
Hello Fellow Ice Fishing Anglers!! Was curious if anyone has made it out onto the Chain the past week or so and knew around how think the ice currently is?? Looking to possibly make a trip up this weekend if possible!! Thank you for any feedback or reports you are willing to share! Smile

croixsalmon
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1/19/16 6:57 PM CST
Hi, I am fairly new to ice fishing especially to the Chain of Lakes. I plan on heading out to the Chain this weekend and looking for some advice. I do not expect to be informed about someone's secret spots or techniques, just looking for some general tips and advice on which lakes and areas I should target. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, thank you. Please P.M. if necessary, thank you once again.

Bull Gill
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1/12/16 10:31 PM CST
Air Temp: 0° - 5° F
drove by the south end of channel monday pm, saw 1 brave sole in front of the timber terraced wall, being fat made no attempt to find out if the ice would hold me ,think it should be good now was under 5 here last 20 hrs..............

Bull Gill
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1/11/16 9:53 AM CST
sat the lake by me started to open up by sunday morning it was closed back over and the lake was capped again,this A.M their is frost on the ice from what I can see from the house,we are making ice ,like mad now ,hope I can get out this coming weekend with out a lot of fear of getting a cold bath..

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EyeLoveYou11
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FISHING REPORT
1/11/16 9:25 AM CST
Ice Depth: 3" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: Below 0° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Got the sleds running in between the football games,had the itch to go check the ice in the back channels. Solid 3" with the weather making more. Brought a pole with too, Glad I did! Caught about 20ish in 45 mins. Dinks and some slabbers. Hand sized for a mini potato chip fish fry. Waxie on glow in the dark jig head in 3 feet of water. Deliciously Delicious. 3 months till Chain of Lakes Walleye Runnnnnnnnn!

prov
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FISHING REPORT
12/26/15 6:36 AM CST
Got out on Christmas day for a few hours,checked my normal spots for late fall got nothing.Looked in channels and dunns lake not 1 bite-water temp back in 1 channel 41 on Christmas really.Rt 12 bridge is basically unpassable except for 1 small spot repairing the rr bridge.Water high and current very strong crazy year first time out this late in 10 years.Happy holidays

jpolasek52
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FISHING REPORT
12/22/15 8:16 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
I fished Marie, Petite, and a few channels from 9:30 to 1:30. I caught one sheepshead on Marie on a green jig and minnow in 18 FOW. I didn't mark many fish. The current was strong in the channels. I marked a ton of shad by the bridge near Spring Lake marina but no action. It seems like the fish don't know where to go with this weird weather.

BUD E LEE
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FISHING REPORT
12/16/15 12:44 PM CST
If you read Dale Bowmans outdoor reports from the Sun-Times heres his tackle testing walleye he got fishing last week. We launched at Bobs [careful if you launch there as there is a large blowout hole at the end of the ramp> and worked 8 to 24 foot range. Fish were really scattered and water was stained. Whitebass and sheep were caught in the 16 to 20 foot range on minnows and spikes.We did see a 5# plus fish caught from a boat near by jigging the humps and holes. Chain should be open for at least 2 more weeks with little to no traffic.

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BUD E LEE
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12/13/15 8:14 PM CST
Fished channel lake and noticed that they were tearing down Mentones..Not sure if you can park or launch there anymore

picture of sunrise as i was filling up the boat

[This post was last edited on 12/13/15 at 8:15 PM]
Chootin....Fish'
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FISHING REPORT
12/11/15 8:12 AM CST
These pictures are from the past 2 nights just under a 1000 lbs of carp. Like I said we're helping but barely denting the population cause there's so many!!!! Be back out tonight to do some more eradicating!

[This post was last edited on 12/11/15 at 8:13 AM]
50yam167
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12/9/15 3:21 AM CST
HOLY CARP !!! Puttin' a dent in the population ??? Nice chootin ...

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Chootin....Fish'
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12/8/15 7:31 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
I bowfish the chains and fish it as well. I do apologize for the bright lights, I know they blind people and are a bit overwhelming. But in all reality I'm doing the lakes a favor by depleting the rough fish in the lakes. I'm usually on channel lake and like I said sorry to the residents that have to deal with me I understand completely. I've alone taken out over 8,000 lbs of rough fish in those lakes from dogfish to carp. We were out the other night took out 50 fish between two guys in 3 hours. Too many to control to be honest but we do our part and help the fisheries out in many lakes around us from illinois to wisconsin. I have a bowfishing webpage on Facebook SE WI Bowfishing check us out. But I'm going regular fishing today in the boat to my usual ice fishing spots since it's December and still no ice!!! Crappies and Walleyes are on the radar this morning!

Ice Chopper
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FISHING REPORT
12/7/15 7:12 AM CST
Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 36° - 40° F
The Northwood fished both Saturday and Sunday mornings on Marie. Probably the last time for this year. Very slow. Our usual presentation of jig, plastic and minnow produced 7 walleyes, some stripers, a couple nice cats, a few sheep, a tiger muskie(22 inches) and a lot of drifting with nothing to show. Muskie was caught in 20fow. We marked fish and had some hits, but very light. Fished deep water 15fow to 30fow. We anchored a few times over structure and debris, but not much going on. Water was quite clear. Tight lines and stay safe this winter ! IC

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