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paneyefshr
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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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12/1/14 4:11 PM CST
Ice Depth: 7"
Fished a few hours on Saturday over at Cranberry. Got a couple decent gills (plus a bunch of small ones) and a half dozen decent crappie. There were about 30-40 fishermen on the lake. Most seemed to be getting a fish, some quite a few more than me. Hole hopping seemed to be the key for the guys that were doing well. Most fish that bit at all bit right away according to the vexlar, but the fish were really spread out. It was fun to get back out on the lake.

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11/25/14 8:39 PM CST
How much ice is there now after the warm weekend we just had?

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11/22/14 3:01 PM CST
Ice Depth: 4" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Fished cranberry for a couple hours this morning. Caught one 9" crappie and a pile of blue gills 99% were to small to keep...

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11/17/14 12:59 PM CST
Ice Depth: 3"
1 northern through the ice yesterday on Pine. Ice built from 1 inch on Friday night to 3-4 inches by Sunday late afternoon. I didn't venture far from the area I fished so don't take this like I checked the entire lake. Still need to be very cautious. I had float coat and hand pegs and had a buddy checking on me.

But it sure was nice to walk on water again!! Big Smile

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11/17/14 10:50 AM CST
Ice Depth: 1"
My parents who live on the lake told me that the bays are starting to freeze up. Main channel is wide open as of Saturday. A neighbor tested it and said a few feet off shore is only about an inch. A few more weeks of this cold to make ice and no snow would be great.

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10/17/14 9:23 AM CST
Fished last weekend, got a few perch and walleye in 16-22 FOW along the jump channel west of 27. Others were getting some as well. Nothing too exciting. Jig and minnow worked for me. Saw guys using slip bobbers, they got a few crappie as well. Good luck this weekend

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9/16/14 8:54 AM CST
Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
Fished yesterday afternoon and early evening. Got a few nice smallmouth and some crappie. Best bait was a jigging spoon with half a nightcrawler. Tried jigging, cranks and casting tubes, but the spoon was the best. Fish came from 8-12 fow off the jump channel. Got a few perch in the shallow weedline as well. Not too many but the sixe was just right for a fish fry. Will be out more this week and will post if anything is good

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9/2/14 9:17 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Fished a few times this weekend. Managed a few fish. First day fished a deeper bend in the Jump River in 8 fow. First cast got a walleye on a artificial leach. We also managed a few bass and a redhorse sucker. Saturday found a few bass and lost a lure to a rally large northern on the rip rap just west of highway 27 across from big swedes.

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9/1/14 12:38 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Fished from 0700 to about 230pm. tried in front of the fishing pier and got a lot of crappies most were around 9-10 inches. several decent gills and perch. Perch were pretty short. After that we zipped over to the bridge on 27 north end. got bigger crappie there. A couple were as big as 12 inches. all fish caught on minnows and tubes. best color was pink by far.

Cronk

Thanks for all the info guys. it really did help a lot.

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8/29/14 4:23 PM CST
Cronk check your messinger

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8/28/14 8:31 PM CST
OK guys as it turns out I will be in Holcombe this weekend. I should have quite a bit free time especially in the morning and evenings. This works out pretty darn good for me. Smile I will not have a boat so ill be tethered to the shoreline. Im gonna try the fishing pier across from paradise shores.

If anyone else has any ideas where I can drop a line let me know please. Ill be fishing crappie walleye, whatever bites I guess. Im not familiar with Holcombe so if you can give me a general idea I would be grateful. Need some help guys. I know there are some local anglers that can put me on a few spots..

Thanks for the help

Cronk

PS thanks paneye for all the help so far.

[This post was last edited on 8/28/14 at 10:29 PM]
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8/27/14 9:23 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished Pine Lake today. Found slab crappie and bluegill in shallow water in the middle of the lillypads from 10 am to noon, died down after that and got nothing but tiny perch for the next 2.5 hours. Kept 8 crappie and bluegill. Fished worms on a plain hook under a bobber.

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