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12/13/17 @ 6:06 PM
WNA
WNA
USER since 5/2/06

Just wondering about ice depth in Feb because we are putting a new underground drain tile system in our Condo and I'm hearing the water table drops with the river and subsequent ice thickness.  I would never venture out into the channel after seeing numerous ships busting through what appears to be over a foot of ice.  After the river settles, you would never know it had been broken up.  Be super careful on this part of the river.  

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12/13/17 @ 8:32 AM
hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
USER since 8/24/07

Yeah, I don't think I've ever seen anybody north of the 172 bridge, and they're only near there in years where there's a LOT of ice. Definitely want to focus your efforts on the stretch south of there instead of being that guy. And watch yourself near the channel if you're downriver from the dam area. I put a leg through clear up to my hip while there was 18" all around us. 

Good luck!

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12/13/17 @ 7:24 AM
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HowieFeltersnatch
HowieFeltersnatch
USER since 5/12/17

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Waning Crescent

I wouldn't even consider fishing anywhere in the walnut street area. That area barely freezes and has ships periodically through there.

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12/12/17 @ 5:34 PM
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WNA
WNA
USER since 5/2/06

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Night Time

ICE DEPTH
1 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Anybody know how thick the ice typically gets, mid-Feb., near the Walnut St Bridge?  

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12/12/17 @ 11:37 AM
redneckoutdoors
redneckoutdoors
USER since 8/2/14
Starting to ice up by the landing and by the park,but still open water in a lot of spots as of this morning.

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12/12/17 @ 11:15 AM
HowieFeltersnatch
HowieFeltersnatch
USER since 5/12/17

How is the river icing up so far? Have not been up that way recently. Thanks

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12/12/17 @ 8:44 AM
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Capt. Robert Claus
FinFanatic
MEMBER since 6/18/01

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Waning Crescent

Just a very quick THANK YOU to all the LL Folks that booked a river trip with me this fall.  I know I enjoyed each and every trip and appreciate your business.  It was a TON of fun.  

I am now busy getting the final prep work completed to begin hitting the ice!  Whitefish Rental Shacks and Fully Guided trips are booking up fast!  Bring on the cold and stop with the darn wind!  

(920) 360-2904
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12/4/17 @ 4:07 PM
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Walleye Sr
Walleye Sr
USER since 12/4/17

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Waning Gibbous
I agree just move to a different spot if you want to troll up stream. That's what I did when I wanted to troll and we still caught fish. We first were anchored but the trollers were coming a boats length from you as they zig-zag between the anchored boats. It also appeared that there may have been some culling going on. 

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12/4/17 @ 1:17 PM
Jerry Ruffolo
jerry
MEMBER since 6/18/01
In river presentations, if one decides to troll upriver while most or all are either slipping downriver with the current or anchored, the guys trolling upriver need to move to one side or the other.  That is the river etiquette for trolling and anchoring in a given area.  I'm glad to hear everyone was civil and worked together to make it work.  We stayed away from the pack and had plenty of fish to oursleves. 

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12/4/17 @ 11:49 AM
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OO Buckshot
OO Buckshot
USER since 10/4/05

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Waning Gibbous

Plenty of fish to be had.  Used multiple techniques to catch fish 16-24".  It took a until afternoon to find them but once we did the fishing stayed consistent.  Certain colors definitely outproduced others so experimenting is key.  Hit the lottery too and caught a money fish.

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12/4/17 @ 10:42 AM
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Walterchaser
Walterchaser
USER since 6/14/16

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Waning Gibbous

Respectfully disagree. People shouldn't anchor up or spot lock because you want to "troll" upriver? Some of the people anchored up were there for a reason; because that's where the fish were holding at that time. Crazy thing is though fish move with the time of day and bait so they had to re-anchor. Also some of the boats aren't big fisherman and don't want to mess with the wind/current. And I thank those people cuz at least their not drifting and  banging into boats like some of the guys. Wasn't a big fan of the guys anchoring up trying to fan cast 100 yards either but o well.

Noticed the trollers altering their paths to whoever was getting the most fish so not like they were following the same path over and over. Just because a couple of other guys were doing the same thing you were doesn't make it your river ;)

Anyways yes it was another good day for fishing! Plenty of bites with all fish between 15 and 21 for the day. Time to get the boat put away until February... Don't forget to put padding on for playing bumper boats in spring!

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12/3/17 @ 5:13 PM
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Theory
Theory
USER since 3/21/05

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Full Moon

Did good the last two days jigging. Crazy how I got all my fish at 11 am yesterday then early today with nothing after 9 am. Vertical jigging. Stayed in one spot all weekend after we found them. ??

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12/3/17 @ 7:23 AM
FishEater608
FishEater608
USER since 1/27/17

When you say on westside the island are you talking about the strip of island by the walleye deck?

Edited on 12/3/17 7:24 AM
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12/2/17 @ 8:22 PM
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Walterchaser
Walterchaser
USER since 6/14/16

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous
Fishing was on fire this afternoon. 3 over 20 and 10 fish in the boat along with plenty of missed fish. Moving .2 or .3 upstream or downstream was the ticket. Sitting still didn't work. Guys pulling plastics did well too. Heavier 1/3 to 3/8 worked better today with lift and pause and then touchdown. Repeat. 

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12/2/17 @ 10:26 AM
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Walterchaser
Walterchaser
USER since 6/14/16

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Waxing Gibbous

Supposedly the shell gas station by fox point launch has minnows now. Otherwise I normally just stop in appleton on the way up at fleet or the reel shot. 

Whitefish were in the rocks by the west side of the island. Accidentally caught a few last weekend. Think it was like 10 feet deep there. They were chasing crayfish. Good size to them as far as whitefish go. 

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