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stue26
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1/28/15 5:26 PM CST
Only had 15 on Monday

APFisher
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1/28/15 2:04 PM CST
Went out a couple weeks ago on the chain during the free fishing weekend. Lots of folks out on the chain. I had one flag fly, but was a hit and run. These kids next to me had 3 flags while I was standing there! The ice was about 14" a couple weeks ago.

Anyone have any current ice reports they can share?

Thanks

AP

Fishwalleye1212
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1/14/15 5:31 PM CST
Hi was hoping to head up to the chain this weekend to do some ice fishing. This would be my first time up there so looking for any tips/info. I was hoping to head out for mainly walleye i wouldnt mind getting some panfish or even northern.Any info would help Thanks

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APFisher
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1/14/15 12:37 PM CST
Hi All-

Does anyone have any recent ice depths for Dake? Also, from anyone's experience, is the potential slight warm up over the next few days and mainly Saturday concerning for ice safety? I wanted to wait to ask later in the week, but couldn't wait any longer!!

I'm coming up this weekend and wanted to see if anyone has info.

Any bite reports for Dake or Chain?

Thanks in advance.

AP

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Just Fish, Baby.
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1/9/15 3:06 PM CST
BullGill, there is a lot of truth to what one of the previous posters wrote. You will be able to find panfish almost anywhere on the chain. Most are small, and every once in a while you get a nice one mixed in. Basically, be prepared to go there with little expectations of slamming a bunch of big ones. My advice would be to do some scouting around on the lakes that you can access. Sometimes they are in weeds, sometimes they aren't and are suspended in 30 ft or deeper. Keep moving until you find'em.

Just Fish, Baby.
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1/7/15 12:42 PM CST
Thanks Stue, I am familiar with that area. I've never gone off of that landing, so just wanted to make sure there was room for parking.

stue26
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1/7/15 11:39 AM CST
Columbia parking lot is behind the wheelhouse if your familiar with the bar. Right next to scoopers ice cream shop. It has room for 8-10 trucks.

Just Fish, Baby.
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1/7/15 11:24 AM CST
Question to the local people or people that fish these lakes often. I know of the landings on the chain, but which ones are open to walking off of for ice fishing? Which ones have parking?

Here are the ones I'm aware of... Taylor Lake (near Otter creek)(I've used this one) Dake (used it in past, limited parking) Miner (limited parking) Upper Chain (parking) Becker Marine (if it's still called that, and if Bruce still owns it) Columbia (where the Crystal River trips launch from)(this one I'm curious about)

I am always on foot, so my traveling is somewhat limited. Just looking to try new lakes on the chain without getting ticketed, towed, or yelled at. Thanks in advance to anyone that can share any info!

stue26
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1/7/15 10:02 AM CST
Did really well on nice perch last weekend. Fish were all 9-12 in 12 fow with spikes. Would post pics but for some reason it's giving me problems. I'll keep trying.

papermaker22
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1/2/15 11:16 AM CST
Heading to the cabin on the chain to try for some panfish. Got out one time back on Thanksgiving weekend and forgot to post about it. Had a nice crappie bite later in the evening that lasted for 15 minutes. Pulled up a dozen keepers between 2 of us. I believe we had 4 or 5 flags that day that were all drops as well. Hoping to hit some more hungry schools. Anyone having any success on quality fish this year yet?

stue26
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1/2/15 9:33 AM CST
Ice Depth: 10"
Put in 35 holes yesterday and never taped more then 10 inches of ice. Look for yourself sense all reports might not be accurate. Caught seven pike in four hours on weed edges. Found gills from 15 to 35 fow all small though.

WIsportsman21
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12/31/14 11:03 AM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 0° - 5° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Braved the cold yesterday to get out on sunset. Had a hot start to the day with 7 pike on 11 flags, no size to them. Brutal cold caused us to miss a few due to holes freezing over so fast. Bluegill action was decent all day but we had an hour that was very hot with bigger gills. Normal dead time around noon. Ice was 12" at thickest and 6" toward the open water ukalum mentioned.

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12/28/14 3:28 PM CST
Careful around the island on Sunset. The aerator around the island has opened a surprisingly large hole. This pic was taken earlier in the week, but the hole has opened another 20-30 yards north over the saddle. Big Smile

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12/21/14 8:55 PM CST
Ice Depth: 7"
Gills were cooperative Saturday am and slowed later in the morning. Last year it seemed all the gills on the chain were tiny. Well, this year they are 1 year older, and 1" longer. Most were 3-5" with a few 7". Hopefully this isn't the trend for the rest of the season.

No action on 3 tip ups.

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stue26
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12/9/14 11:13 AM CST
Did well on gills between 7.5 to 8 inches last week all cprd for next year. Fish were deep up to 40 fow. Had to change jigs a lot to keep them hitting. There was about 6 inches of black stuff

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