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JEFF ROBL
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12/21/14 9:13 AM CST
Ice Depth: 11" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Last report from Nmann707, nice report and pictures, that was a nice looking fish and still swimming.

I went out for the first time yesterday we pulled my shanty out I checked ice depth in the middle of the big waters and their was a consistent 11". I didn't see any trucks yet, but it won't be long, I did pull the shanty out onto the ice with the truck then used a wheeler. With the current conditions a 2WD car could easily get around on the ice.

How's the fishing? Pretty good, we fished late afternoon until a couple hours after dark, had 6 lines in and caught 6 walleyes kept 5. lost a couple up to the ice and had quite a few bites, not a bad start!

Fished with shiners and suckers they bit on both. We set up on three types of structure, had the most action and caught the most fish on a 7' hump with boulders and a few scattered stumps. Caught the biggest walleye (22") on a 8' sand hump with scattered big stumps, no bites on the shoreline. We had the most action at prime time (sunset and just after) we did catch the biggest fish after dark.

Mishka my ice fishing dog was as happy to be out fishing as we were. The start of another good ice fishing season!


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Nmann707
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12/20/14 4:07 PM CST
Late Report from our annual family ice fishing trip (11th-13th) on the TFF. It was meant to be an early ice trip but there was 10+ inches in the area we fish. The weather was very foggy the entire time and air temps were warm. It got sloppy the morning of the 14th when we departed. The fishing this year was different than the past 5 years. The night walleye bite was slower in comparison to previous years but throughout the night we did pick up walleyes. Hot walleye bite seemed to be first light until 9:00. We saw peaks in the walleye bite at times throughout the day but they never got too hot. The notable bigger females were 25"(picture), 22", 18.5" and 18" (All released). Picked up plenty of 12"-16" eater males over the course of 3 days and nights. Note: Countless times we would have flags with stripped minnows or less than a foot of line out. It happened a lot and became frustrating. We think it was perch or lite biting small walleyes. I think we missed the early ice feeding frenzy we try to hit (and usually do) every year. The northern bite was okay throughout the daylight hours everyday. Picking up an average of 10 pike daily. All were between 15"-25". All fishing was done over a mud flat with tip-ups and 4-5" sucker minnows. In addition to the fishing this was the coolest and most beautiful scenery we have had in all our years this year. Ice crystals formed on every windward facing tree line. (Pictures attached) Another great, safe, and relaxing time with family and friends on the best walleye factory in the northwoods! Until next year...tight lines and flyin' flags to all.

-Nmann

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articman
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12/19/14 10:10 AM CST
Ice Depth: 9"
fished yesterday,and got 4 walleyes .actually caught in shallow water,,my back hurts ,couldn't go out far,,the ice hardened up again,but without around weeds,and cattails,,you;All go through..should be good fishing weekend

Edward Felcohands
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12/18/14 9:36 AM CST
I was up in mercer for the past week, ice that was safe before the rain is still just fine. We travelled from sturgeon bay to four mile creek with 7-9" everywhere we drilled. Rain melted all the snow, drain holes were present but ice held up fine for us.

JEFF ROBL
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12/17/14 9:05 PM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
I drove to fisherman's this afternoon, walked out a hundred yards and drilled some holes, 9-1/2" measured with a tape measure. I was surprised at the beautiful ice conditions, there was a thin layer of ice with some water below it, it supported my boots for the most part, occasionally I broke through but the total thickness of the shell ice and the slush below was only about an inch. It was fast walking even when I broke through. This should firm up the next night or two, but wouldn't be an issue anyway. There is patchy new snow cover from the few inches of snow we got the last couple days which should be good for snowmobile slides and tracks. It should be perfect conditions for taking shanties out this weekend, far different from this time last year. DISCLAIMER I only looked at one area of the flowage, I'm optimistic it applies to most of the flowage. NOTE there is a lot of water coming down the Manitowish I would be leery of the east end.

I've gotten a few e-mails from fishing friends wondering how the deer hunting went. I started deer hunting in '73 and exclusively north woods hunting since the early 80's. I remember some lean years "up north" in the 70's but I don't remember any like this season. The hunting was tough in terms of numbers of deer but especially in finding mature buck tracks. The highlight for me was getting to spend quite a bit of time with my youngest son Tom, I push him hard, he always keeps up and maintains his sense of humor. I did manage a nice heavy racked 10 pt. that went over 200.


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12/17/14 7:51 PM CST
Has anyone been out on the ice since the heat wave last weekend?

We're thinking about bringing our ice shack out this weekend, and just wondering what the conditions are like. Not sure how the run-off from last weekend affected the ice and the boat landings? Any information is appreciated!

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12/14/14 7:08 AM CST
My wife and I and our neighbor will be up ice fishing new years week. The neighbors have a place in the Lake Bastine area. We are somewhat familiar with the flowage, but have never ice fished it. We have ATV's for travel. We are looking mostly to tip up fish for walleye, and jig for walleye and panfish. If anyone could give us some pointers on where to start, things or areas to look for, and things to beware of, it would be greatly appreciated.

MIKE SABEC
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12/11/14 2:32 PM CST
Ice Depth: 7" Conditions: Cloudy
Got a chance to get out on the TFF this past weekend to do some ice fishing. Ice was anywhere from 6-8 inches. Fished a mud hump in about 5 feet of water and off the hump in about 10-11 feet of water. Ended up catching 5 eyes, action was here and there up to dark. Used both shiners and sucker minnows, didnt seem to matter which. Good Fishing, Doc

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12/10/14 9:35 AM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Cloudy
fished fisherman landing with tip -ups ,we got 5 little walleyes ,sturgeon landing no flags but ,some good crappies,fished mercer lake ,a couple of little northern,,watch out around the swampy areas,still very soft,,my dog fell in,warm weather mat make it sloppy out there,so don't fall.

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12/7/14 11:01 PM CST
Ice Depth: 6"
Anglers are reporting 6-8" of ice off of Sportmans LAnding, Lake Bastine and under the power lines. ATVs are being driven from Sportsmans Landing and Donners Bay landing. Caution is always advised on the ice.

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wale
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12/3/14 3:34 PM CST
thanks you tom. plan on heading there next weekend maybe.

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12/3/14 2:58 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Wale,

I live near Springstead Landing and overlook the old Baraboo lake basin.

Don't know exactly how much ice there is, but this morning I did see a guy with an portable shelter set up. He was drilling holes and seemed to be moving around on an ATV without any problems.

Tight Lines !!

Tom502

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12/1/14 6:03 PM CST
how is the ice out in the main lake? like under the power line or by pine island? would like to fish for some crappies and walleye out there this weekend? would it be safe to use four wheeler or would it be restricted to walking only?

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11/30/14 10:47 PM CST
The ice is at 6" in the Lake Bastine area.

WalleyeGuy25
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11/30/14 4:05 PM CST
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Anybody have a current ice report? Looking to come up with the snowmobiles next weekend if the ice is solid. Thanks!

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