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Salmonerd
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12/15/14 1:34 PM CST
Ice Depth: 8"
Fished Carson's Bay this morning from 8:30 - 11:00. Ice depths varied from 6-8" inches. Jigging with a 1/8oz ACME Pheobe spoon. Caught 3 sunfish and one perch, no keepers.

[This post was last edited on 12/15/14 at 1:43 PM]
teenangler15
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12/12/14 9:04 PM CST
Ice Depth: 11" Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 36° - 40° F
Fished Carson's tonight after work. Caught my limit of crappies between 530 and 700pm on a white glow tungsten with small black and white minnow shaped plastic. 23-24fow. They definitely came in spurts. Three in a row, then non biters, then three more, etc. Size ranged from 8.5" - 11". Ice was 11". My guess is that it could be good this weekend, along with a ton of people, so I'll be deer hunting.

Ima PhishHead
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12/12/14 12:13 PM CST
I've been at Carson's Bay looking for crappies but its been slow fishing in 20+ FOW. Gonna try the edge of the hole and see if I get a few more bites there. Ice has been good, mostly 10 inches, with plenty of full sized houses out there already.

Fin-Addict-247
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12/11/14 10:49 PM CST
Zane I've been out searching for eye's but have not been having any luck. I've been out on the west side cooks and by spring park but have not had any luck. Only been able to find panfish but no eyes any specific bays I should try. PM if you want too Share a specific spot. Thanks

zane janssen
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12/11/14 10:25 PM CST
Ice Depth: 8" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
alright boys I've been out almost every night for a couple of weeks and id say the bite is in full swing for walleye get out there I've been fishing all over and have had a lot of luck fishing shallow 5-12 ft and been jigging, whats everyone else been doing using and catching ?

#WalleyeFrenzy
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12/10/14 11:15 PM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Sat on north arm tonight and had success! No eyes to be found but picked up a limit of crappie. Sat in 15 fow and caught them between 5-9'. The liked a small panfish jigged with a crappie minnow. I also had a split shot on as the rig is pretty light! They didn't start biting until about 630pm. More to come! Stay frenzied my friends!!

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#WalleyeFrenzy
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12/10/14 1:53 PM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
I was out over the weekend on North Arm bay right out from the landing. I had success an hour after sunrise and sunset. Had three eyes all that got off, but that'll happen early season. They where located in 15 fow and I used a small purple and silver green glow buckshot with a golden shiner double hooked. I needed to use the next size up that's why I think they got off because the hook was to small. I recommend the medium size in a blue, pink, and silver with green glow. They seemed aggressive so just the presence alone seemed to trigger a strike. Nothing hit the tip ups which was unusual. Lots of perch out there so when the eyes are slow they'll bore you to death.They were more active at night but only for a short period of time. There are crappies being found along the north side of the peninsula straight out from the public landing. Ice is safe overall. I'll look to get out on Carmen and old channel bay next week. Stay frenzied my friends!

jakem
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12/9/14 8:23 PM CST
Thanks for the info on the fishin buddy angler15, for the price im gonna have to pick one of them up, will work good on my little boat too.

gbass02
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12/9/14 2:50 PM CST
Hey everyone, I just moved here in May and am really excited for the Minnesota ice fishing season. I have a few friends who live near the lake in various locations. Just wondering if anyone has a go-to bay or if I can simply find the shanty-towns and go from there. PM me if you want to share a secret spot Smile

Tight Lines!

teenangler15
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12/9/14 11:14 AM CST
Yes I can see the jig and all the fish. Since it's more of a standard locator it just looks as if you're jigging below the transducer on a boat. There is a tiny amount of lag compared to a flasher, and sometimes I lose sight of the jig as it gets within a couple inches of the bottom. I think it has a fairly wide cone angle because last year I was fishing next to a guy with a vexilar and i would always mark the fish before he did, regardless of who ended up catching the fish.

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12/8/14 11:06 PM CST
are you able to see your jig using the fishin buddy finder? looks like a good idea.

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12/8/14 11:37 AM CST
Ice Depth: 8" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: Below 40° F

Walked out there this weekend to do a little jigging. There were plenty of portable shacks out there, and 4 wheelers with the 8" of ice in the bays. I called the bait shop and it sounds like panfish have been coming out of Black, Seton, Carson, and Maxwell, the usual spots.

Set-up around sunset in 24 fow Saturday night and pulled in 2 10" crappies. Went back out again in the morning, same spot, and pulled in 8 eaters plus a few bonus bluegill. All on chartruse/orange tungsten jig with a yellow/orange plastic. Had to move around a bit to stay on the school.

Skinny Snow Man
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12/7/14 8:41 AM CST
Ice fishing Carmen's Bay yesterday. Ice 4-6" thick. Several 4 wheelers riding around and one large ice house. My daughter caught half dozen small perch. Had tip ups going no bites.

Skinny Snow Man
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12/4/14 3:55 PM CST
Just moved to a house close to Carmen's bay about a month ago. I have fished the lake literally only a few times in the summer in past years. I'm new to ice fishing and the family is excited to take it up. Not looking to find spots but looking for current ice safety information. Is this the best place for ice thickness info or another website? The cove where our dock is on Carmen's bay is frozen I have been out on it with the kids but unsure about the main lake looking for advice.

Thanks!

#WalleyeFrenzy
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12/1/14 9:54 AM CST
Thanks for the heads up Brian!! Which bays have you tested, and how much ice are you finding? Is it consistent ice? Any further insight helps keep everyone safe!

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