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paneyefshr
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3/16/15 9:49 AM CST
Ice Depth: 16"
Fished Friday and Saturday, what a beautiful weekend. Fished the DNR launch and Cranberry. Both areas were better Friday than Saturday. Crappie and Bluegill were biting. Others suggested that the bite was better earlier in the week.

Ice conditions in those areas were good. I saw guys driving trucks out on the lake, but I wouldn't drive anywhere on the lake anymore. The ice in many areas is very black and spongy. A few more warm days and any rain could end safe ice quickly. The areas near the rivers are opening up already.

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3/3/15 5:27 PM CST
Never have fished here before but with the warmer weather coming I would like to get my dad out on the ice and I have some tip downs to use now that game fish season is closed. I'm not looking to limit out on fish but would like to try out tip downs and have heard good things about this body of water. I am limited to foot travel with my dad but if there are any good crappie areas close by to a public landing feel free to message me and give us a starting point! I can give info on lakes nearby where I live such as Petenwell or on Miller dam as well. Thanks all and good luck out there. Be safe with the warm weather ahead!

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2/16/15 2:08 PM CST
Ice Depth: 20"
Fished Friday afternoon and Saturday. SLOW is the only word to describe the fishing. Friday was better than Saturday. The cold front had the fish very negative. Only small slow moving baits worked. Not one bite on minnows or with any aggressive tactics. Hopefully things will pick up after the cold snap. The other guys I saw and talked to did equally poorly. The only guys out had insulated shacks. The wind was brutal. Way too cold to be outside.

Good luck

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2/9/15 7:43 AM CST
Ice Depth: 19" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Went to the lake Friday through Sunday. Saturday morning before the sun came up we set up in an entrance to a small bay. We found an inside turn in about 6 fow water. I got two walleyes one was about 13 inches the other was bigger, but popped off at the top of the hole. We were jigging Shad raps with a minnow head on the treble. We also had some tip ups set out with shiners but no luck.

Saturday afternoon around noon we headed to a community spot on the road west of Swedes. A lot of people out but no one was really catching anything. We were in about 22 FOW. We would mark fish but could not get them to bite.

Sunday morning set up in the small bay again. We brought my 4 year old out with us. He loved the experience but unfortunately didn't have any luck.

Reports are that it is pretty slow most places on the lake.

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2/2/15 7:40 AM CST
Ice Depth: 20"
Fished Friday and Saturday, 20-25 FOW on the Jump channel. Friday better than Saturday. Fish were overall negative. Marked far more fish than would bite. Spikes on a gold or gold and chartreuse teardrop were the best tipped with spikes and a micro plastic. Fish were pretty tight to the bottom. Fished minnows as well with only a couple bites all weekend.

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1/19/15 2:44 PM CST
Ice Depth: 18"
Fished Saturday and Sunday in the high banks area. There were a total of about 50 groups of fisherman out that we saw, some of the heaviest pressure I've seen, but not hard to imagine with the great weather. Ice and ice travel conditions were very good.

Fishing wasn't great for me, but we did manage a meal's worth both days. The crappie size was quite good with average fish being about 10", a few a little bigger and a few a little smaller, but most were 10" carbon copies.

We marked far more fish than we caught. Most fish would hang out by our baits for a minute and then move on. We tried spikes, waxies and minnows. Minnows and spikes were both ok, but waxies were a no go. Tried a wide assortment of baits and colors. Nothing worked well enough to say it was the best, but gold was the best color, 2nd best was UV hot pink. Small jigging spoons or teardrops were the best profiles.

The crappie are definitely on the mid winter pattern. We got the most bites from about 10am-2pm.

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1/12/15 9:49 AM CST
There's about 10" of snow in most places. Trails were open and being used a week ago. Not sure of ice thickness was on the river but over a foot on the lake. Saw sled tracks on the river past the Chippewa/flambeau split

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1/11/15 6:15 PM CST
How Far up the chippewa river, towards Flater's Resort/ into Rusk county, can you safely travel on a snowmobile right now, based on the river's ice thickness?? And what is the snow depth/snowmobile trail status currently?

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paneyefshr
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1/3/15 2:47 PM CST
Finally got shack out today. 11 inch of ice. Trucks driving out most places. Not much to report on fishing just a couple crappie on minnows and a gold jigging spoon.

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12/31/14 11:51 AM CST
Outstanding!! Thanks for the infor.

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12/31/14 9:14 AM CST
Ice Depth: 10"
Last weekend snow depth was around 6-8 inches depending on where I was . It all pretty much melted during the warmup so only snow was from latest storms. I don't think there was any more this week...

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12/31/14 9:10 AM CST
Can anyone tell me how much snow is on the ground up in that area? Want to go to my place in Jump River but if there is a lot of snow, I may not be able to do what I want and a report would sure save me some effort.

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12/17/14 4:35 PM CST
Rookie 8, The post before yours states that the parts of the lake that have a current are open after the warm spell and rain. The section of the lake near Big Swede's has current and may either be open or dangerous this coming weekend, so be careful.

I don't personally know anyone that targets northern or bass through the ice on Holcombe. Holcombe has mainly SMB. The northern on Holcombe are typically in shallower water. Southeast of Swede's toward the mouth of the jump river on the large shallow weed flats might be a place to try with tip-ups for pike.

Most folks target walleye or crappie through the ice on Holcombe. The inlet by the DNR launch sometimes has crappie this time of year. Deeper water near the river channels or near cribs are a good place to start for crappie. Walleye are harder to "find" but when active are in shallower water near deeper flats just before dark and in the early morning.

Some of the smaller local lakes or the adjacent small lakes have easier to target panfish and in some cases pike. Holcombe is a big body of water with plenty of room for the fish to spread out and a large river for fish to head to in the winter.

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12/17/14 2:49 PM CST
Going to my buddies cabin on Lake Holcombe for the first time this weekend and I know nothing about it. Wondering if anybody would be willing to give some hints/tips on where to set up for tip ups? Or what depths the northern/bass are typically at on the lake. His cabin is near Big Swede's resort and we would likely fish that area, if possible. Thanks in advance.

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12/17/14 7:39 AM CST
My dad called me last night. With the thaw parts where there is current are back open. Please be safe.

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