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paneyefshr
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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.

Good luck

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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.

tgruenke
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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

tgruenke
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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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