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12/18/14 11:27 AM CST
Does anyone know how the ice is off of Breezy Point? I live down in Pewaukee and don't want to drive an hour to find out the ice is not safe. Thanks

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12/15/14 4:53 PM CST
I fished a few times this past weekend & this morning. I caught a few big crappies each time with 6 being the most. Also caught 1 decent perch & 1 decent gill. Many small gills & crappies. Fish caught on both bugs & plastic.

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12/15/14 10:49 AM CST
Ice Depth: 7" Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 46° - 50° F
Be very careful between Fish Camp Island and that boat launch! It was SUPER foggy and my flashlight was useless and I went through the ice up to my chest! Buddy got me out but FYI theres a big hole that's hard to see at night or low visibility.

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12/12/14 2:36 PM CST
Headed out tomorrow night to fish the north end. Got a few spots in mind that im going to be trying but has anyone but having any luck with the eyes out here? Looking at fishing the afternoon into the night. Any info is good info. Thanks guys we will see ya on the ice.

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12/10/14 11:02 PM CST
fished north end of BD tuesday and did good. ended up with 18 decent crappie and 2 perch. was only a few others near me Smile fished fox monday and caught my limit of big crappie. fished 16 fow main lake. going back to fox. better crappie bite and the walleyes are pounding on the jug at night. medium golden shiners are the ticket. tight lines and good luck.

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12/10/14 8:59 PM CST
Fished waterworks the last two days, yesterday only did afternoon, from 2 p.m. to about 5ish. one crappie and a pike caught by a buddy. went today in the am, from 8 till 1015 and i got a perch and my buddy got a crappie, double hitter. we both thought with us having a doubleheader, action was going to be good, but nothing after that, not even a bite. is there two spring heads out there? been seeing a guy with a four wheeler secluded from the pack, and just nailing em one after another..... tight lines.

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12/10/14 10:30 AM CST
Ice Depth: 5" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
fished north end of BD tuesday and did good. ended up with 18 decent crappie and 2 perch. was only a few others near me Smile fished fox monday and caught my limit of big crappie. fished 16 fow main lake. going back to fox. better crappie bite and the walleyes are pounding on the jug at night. medium golden shiners are the ticket. tight lines and good luck.

p.s if you see somebody catching fish please have common sense NOT TO DRILL HOLES RIGHT ON TOP OF EM'!! HAVE SOME RESPECT GUYS Puke

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12/9/14 1:01 AM CST
Anybody know what the weather today did to the ice?? Looking to go out tomorrow off of waterworks in the afternoon... hows that crack by the point right by shore, from walking from the park?

[This post was last edited on 12/9/14 at 1:16 AM]
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12/8/14 11:39 AM CST
Fishfinder101- great post...I use 2# line and don't use a fish locator or any type of bobber, just watch the line. Once I find the depth that they are suspended at, i'll drop work that slowly with a teardrop and waxies or plastics. Sometimes they can be pretty shut mouthed and then it's like someone turned on the switch and the bite is hot. I guess that's why they call it fishing. Thanks for sharing your info....

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12/8/14 10:08 AM CST
I was also writing the samething about catching crappies until it said unable to post. lets try again. Ive been in the same boat before, buddies next to me couldnt keep their line in the water and I was 10 ft from them and couldnt catch a cold. Adjustments i made were: changed from 4lb to 2lb test, drilled a couple new holes until i marked fish, borrowed there vexilar until i figured out the bite, which was exactly what the last post said. Most fish i caught were on the drop, i slowly dropped it down to the fish and slowly took it away from them depending on how the fish was reacting. I caught most of mine on the way down and with the new 2lb test i could see my line go limp and pull up with a fish on. I could not believe the difference it made and now only use 2lb test with no memory on the line. I was also using a glow in the dark plasitc that had to be perfectly horizontal too. Once i got it figured out I gave my buddy back his locator and just visualized the fish down there and did okay. Small little changes made the biggest difference.

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12/8/14 9:24 AM CST
Looking to fish beaver dam lake for the first time on ice. Where can I walk out from?

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12/8/14 9:17 AM CST
Crappieslugger, I love to fish crappies and have been pretty successful most of the time, but there are certain days that can be real tough. I found a presentation that worked well over the years from an old Field and Stream article in the 70‘s and have used it ever since. 'Crappies are a Sucker for The Drop'. The article explained a drop presentation that starts just above where the fish are staged. You slowly drop jig with 1/4 inch twitches and your line goes limp when they inhale it. Keep jigging thru the staged fish and return jigging up, but avoid any fast jerks. Don't jig too fast or too hard as the fish that are interested will spook. We verified this many times with our underwater cameras .Sometimes when they are in a good feeding mode they will hit it hard but usually it is just an inhale...

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12/7/14 11:46 PM CST
KATfishing, I did a little bit of that today actually, and got nothing.... As far as a fishing report, went out again today, roughly the same spot, from p.m. to about 7ish.... Same as yesterday, one fish, but, it was a 12 1\2" crappie, so I can't complain on the size, just the quanity of em. I'm not saying I want a limit every time I go out, just want enough to where it's worth my time cleaning the fish, enough for a meal basically. I'm definitely not giving up, I'm more than happy to put in the time, just want to progress more each day I hit the ice... tight lines and good look everyone.

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12/7/14 10:09 PM CST
Crappieslugger - I feel your frustration because I've been there. I would offer you some tips, but I have yet to ice fish BD Lake. What I will say is this... If you don't get any responses out here, just talk with the locals while on the lake -- visit with the guy who was catching all those fish. A sincere congratulations and conversation on the lake might be all you need. I talk with people as they pass by on their way on/off the ice and also share info about what's working for me when they ask. It seems to go a lot further in person. Good luck!

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12/7/14 12:30 PM CST
Was out yesterday,12-6-14, pretty much all damn day. First went out at first sunlight till about ten, left due to the old lady getting cold. Not a a single bite. Had a gentleman couple feet away from us just pulling up fish after fish. I came back out for 12-430ish, nothing but bite after bite, and could only hookset one decent perch. What the hell does a guy have to do to catch fish like that one guy? I mean, they were slab crappies and nice 8-10 inch perch he was pulling up. I was using anything from small plastics, small plastics tipped with a red spike, to rosie reds. Am i using the wrong bait? Wrong jig color? Or what? Can somebody please help me out? p.s., yesterday was my first day ever ice fishing the lake..... Can someone point me in the right direction? I'm not asking for any specfic spots, just what can i use to catch some fish?! Any info is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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