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walleyeking77
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2/4/16 11:40 AM CST
Yes I do check messages

FishinXtreme
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2/2/16 5:28 PM CST
Walleye King I could give you some info. Do you check your messenger?

paneyefshr
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2/2/16 5:26 PM CST
Ice Depth: 15" Conditions: Cloudy
The ice conditions on the lake were great this weekend, much better than the last couple. Trucks are driving on the lake from several access points. I had my SUV out w no worries.

IF as much snow falls as is predicted, conditions on the lake could be difficult for a while.

Fished the high banks area w a bunch of other guys and shacks. Looked like the tip down guys got a few.

We managed to get out late Saturday morning for a few hours. We caught a few nice sized crappie and 2 eater walleye jigging. Threw a few small fish back, but the average size was up a little from the last 2 years.

Fish bit on very gentle or deadstick presentations. Most bites on minnows but a few on spikes and plastics. Glow red was our lucky color.

Fished later in the day on Saturday and Sunday for almost 6 hours, same place. Marked a lot of fish, but only lookers no takers. The only decent bite was from about 10-2 on Saturday.

The pattern last year was pretty much the same. The active fish bite in that area from about 9 or 10, until about 2, maybe 3 on a really active day. Sometimes there is an early morning bite, and less often an evening bite. I mark fish there most of the time, but the biters like late morning to mid-day.

walleyeking77
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2/2/16 4:46 PM CST
Anyone catching crappies on the big lake at all. Any help is appreciated because I am coming this next weekend with the family to visit the in laws. I'm hoping to get my 8 year old on a few fish. Thanks

tgruenke
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1/25/16 8:26 AM CST
Ice Depth: 15" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Fished a few hours Saturday and Sunday morning. No luck. We marked a few fish that chased a jigging rap, but no biters. Ice seemed pretty good in most places. Lots of Snow mobile traffic. Didn't see any trucks yet.

Potlicker
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1/6/16 1:15 PM CST
Ice Depth: 9" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 16° - 20° F
Just letting everyone know that the fishing has been very slow, but the ice thickness that I measured in various spots on the northside, westside, and Cranberry were all the same, about 9 inches. It will be getting thicker in the next several days Big Smile

tgruenke
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12/29/15 8:10 AM CST
Ice Depth: 3" Conditions: Sunny
Wathced two guy in front of my parents place. They endedup with a few walleyes. 2 were keepers. Ice was too sketchy for me. This snow won't help.

Eye'Sassin
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12/21/15 2:17 PM CST
Ice Depth: 2"
I snuck out on 2x4's a bit off the main lake. Anywhere from 2-2 3/4" It's getting there but it's still pretty sketchy. See if we get rain on Wednesday...

tgruenke
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12/21/15 1:35 PM CST
Ice Depth: 1"
Just wondering if anyone has been out. My parents said they had some ice that people were actually walking on then it melted last week. As of yesterday there is a skim again. I was hoping on ice fishing over Christmas, but I don't think that will be happening.

paneyefshr
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8/15/15 10:30 AM CST
Fished for crappie right before dark last night. 1/8th ounce beetle spin fished slow but only about 1 foot down. The pattern is pretty easy. Look for fry in the day near the shallow weed edge in areas that are near a deep crappie spot. Go back and fish that area an hour before dark. Look for jumping fry, they're usually being chased by crappie.

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8/9/15 8:00 AM CST
Fished about 2 hrs Friday evening, half worm on a 1/4 jig (blue glow) drifted the flats just east of 27. Got 4 walleye and some nice crappie. Walleye were all slot fish. Crappie have been really nice this year. Most fish right about 11 inches. Wind picked up from the north and the bite shut down. All fish bit on depth changes droping from about 8-12 FOW.

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tgruenke
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8/3/15 1:17 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F
Only fished for about two hours on Sunday afternoon.Fished the edge of jump channel on the NW side of lake. Not a great time to be fishing with birght sun and little wind. We did manage two 15 inch walley and a nice crappie. Jigs with half a crawler slowy trolled. Algae was really bad.

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7/29/15 5:40 PM CST
Fished this last weekend, sorry for the late post. Overall we didn't catch that many, but we didn't fish that hard either. My wife loves trolling and driving the boat, so we stuck to that for the couple hours we had.

We trolled night crawlers on two hook harnesses. I tried all the usual colors gold, chartreuse, green, and red. By far red metallic was the best, it got every fish! I've run into that before on Holcombe, seems that red is a top color when the water is warm.

The fish we got were all in about 12 FOW and related to rocks or sunken timber. We managed a few nice crappie for the pan and landed a few walleye too, but all were slot fish. Its nice seeing so many 16.5-17.75 inch fish in the lake but it gets frustrating when that's all you catch and have to put them all back. I just wanted one for the grill.

The lake water is very warm and green. Seems to have most of the fish holding at the thermocline which I'm thinking is at about 10 foot (don't hold me to that).

I didn't get a chance to try, but I'm thinking cranks trolled would have worked just as well or better. I've had great luck on black/chartreuse flicker shad, the bummer is you can only get them at Mills F&F or you have to make them yourself. The black is the top 2/3 if you want to make your own. I like the smaller sizes, they only run about 5' down when casted but more like 8 or more when trolled 3 foot behind a bead chain sinker.

Good luck to everyone

gmcsub
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7/14/15 12:23 PM CST
Check out isle bay resort they have some rentals.

Phack
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7/12/15 9:14 AM CST
My wife and I are looking to bring the kids up sometime the first week of August for 3 -4 days. My wife's grandparents had a place on the lake when she was a kid and wants to visit the area and do some fishing. I would like to rent a house or cabin on the lake with a pier for the boat. If you have any recommendations, please PM me. Thanks

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