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basswhole
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1/31/15 5:49 PM CST
A bit slow today. We got a couple browns which is all you can ask for on a Saturday so I'm happy. Both on minnows. Had a few other bites but couldn't connect.

On another note, People need to learn some proper fishing etiquette. Ice space is first come first serve. If someone is set up in "your" spot, to bad, fish somewhere else. Don't set up on top of them. All you are doing is hurting both your chances of catching fish. I watched two dicks completely surround a fisherman with set lines when there was still plenty of open ice. I understand it's crowded but come on guys, we're better than that.... Sorry for the rant, just one of my pet peeves.

But I'll leave you with this. Managed to hall in a nice brown fishing the open water from the ice yesterday. Got it all on video too. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bN3iJUeJuc&feature=youtu.be

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jones58
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1/31/15 5:15 PM CST
plan on stopping and fishing there Wednesday where is a good place to get spawn and minnows, thanks

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1/30/15 5:03 PM CST
anyone been fishing open water in the harbor, or behind mmsd? plan on coming down next week and wondering if anyone has had any luck. thanks>

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1/30/15 1:44 PM CST
Who lost what gear on their way off ice @ Bummerfest 17th er 24th Jan. PM me w/details

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1/28/15 9:04 PM CST
Blindstitch, depending on weather conditions and traffic (on ice/or boat) they may cruise the bottom. On the more active days, you'll find them cruising from a foot or so off the bottom to a couple feet below the ice (or surface) if its open. If the water is clear enough, I often run my camera instead of the locater. You see them all over. Good Luck


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Blindstitch
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1/28/15 8:13 PM CST
Anybody notice if the fish are suspended or hugging the bottom.

I'm use to fishing Lake Superior in 200-300 feet of water where the lakers hug the bottom.

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1/27/15 3:37 PM CST
Going to fish the harbor for the 1st time ever, new to the area and I’m used to fishing Winnebago. Is anyone willing to show me the ropes on my 1st time out? I have all the equipment just looking for a little help.

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1/26/15 4:54 PM CST
Thanks Evan. Will get the right hooks.

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1/26/15 3:06 PM CST
Inpectthis, I have never used that style of tip up, therefore I can't tell you if they work better from personal experience. I talked to a guy a couple weeks ago who was using them. He said he has better hook up success using them as opposed to the Beaver Dams. It's definitely worth trying if you don't want to fork up the $$ for a few Automatics.

I personally don't use trebles. Harder to extract if taken deep. Size 6 or 8 Owner Mosquito hooks are my hooks of choice.

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1/26/15 11:03 AM CST
Evan as soon as it gets colder again me and a friend are gonna try the harbor for first time. Do you think old school tip ups with the spools vertical instead of beaver dam styles that the fish would hold longer and not drop? Small trebles? Just trying to determine set ups before getting on ice.

Grey Goose
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1/26/15 10:09 AM CST
I agree. I braved it Sunday as well and caught two browns and lost one. I was jigging hair jigs. Never took a bite on my spawn lines.

To the guys looking for info for the derby in racine this coming up Saturday check out below. I might try to get back out there during the week. If I do, I will report.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxzYWxtb251bmxpbWl0ZWRvZndpc2NvbnNpbnxneDoxODg4N2E5NGJlYTNmODNk

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Nolackofeffert
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1/26/15 9:48 AM CST
Ice Depth: 7"
Braved the wind on Sunday to try and connect with some browns, no luck. Had a few auto's trip, but never got hooks in a fish. I figure there are plenty of small fish to mess with the auto's. Fished along the rock wall, which was getting a little sketchy as we watched the ice break away and the open water getting closer to our spot. this cold week should lock it up again. Just a word of caution if going out, that about 1/2 way down the wall was open water. Might want to give it a few days before venturing out past that area

katdaddy620
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1/26/15 8:17 AM CST
Ice Depth: 12"
Went out yesterday for a couple hours no luck but I should be back today. Plenty of ice.

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1/26/15 8:05 AM CST
Thanks Evan, It's these kind of helpful, positive posts from guys like you that keep me from washing my hands and giving up on LL - As opposed to all the time and effort too many people exert on these sites to be snide, sarcastic and negative. Thanks again and good luck all - Mark

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1/25/15 10:14 PM CST
Use medium shiners (I like the smaller mediums) and/or spawn on the tip ups. Keep them close to you because you won't have much time between the fish grabbing your bait and dropping it. The trout are usually very shy and as soon as they feel the line they will drop the bait. You need to be on the ball with your tip ups if you want any success. For jigging, there are a variety of baits you can try. Small jigs with plastics, waxies, gulp, etc will work. Jigging raps, jigging spoons, blade baits (cicada, zip lure, vibrato etc) will work as well. I like using light line and small hooks.

As for the 7' medium rod...I suppose it would work but I've never tried it. I'm happy with my 38" medium jig rod.

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