This past weekend was about the same. I've been all over the Willow and still only getting 8 to 10 crappie but there big 12' to 13 1/2.
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Ending the weekend with a couple awesome highlights. Started chasing walleye on submerged humps and got on a great bite. Including a handful of legals, 4 nice fish over 20inches and one above the slot. All caught and released. Also, targeted some crappie over mud and stuck another 15+inch giant. CPR.
Ice conditions have been consistent to past reports. This cold snap added quite a bit of ice in some areas. Snowmobile travel in my opinion is by far the best. There's a considerable amount of snow on the ice so I'd be cautious about breaking new paths with atvs and even vehicles in some areas. Be safe and good luck out there!
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Well as much as I like writing good reports of successful trips on the water this update will be a bit like a Sour Patch Kid. Sour, sweet, gone haha. We've been focusing on chasing quality walleye rather than quantity. Yes, the fish have been nice, but getting off the ice with only a few fish and no strong pattern makes it tough to piece the puzzle together. During these times is when you need to stick to what you know and the fish will come around. Just remember, fish are always eating. You just need to find out where they are and what they want. So in this case, I'll carry on and keep chasing the elusive northwoods 30" walleye.
The end of Gamefish season is fast approaching! Our walleyes came on bigger bodies of water on submerged humps. They were slamming Ripnraps. Ice conditions on top are great for the snowmobile. Kind of surprising but ice thicknesses varied from 18" down to less than a foot. So if you're bombing around in a vehicle think twice if you're not familiar with the water. As always, use caution and good luck out there!
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Glad to hear it wasn't just us having problems getting pike to bite. Four of us had a dozen tip ups out with walleye suckers, medium and large goldens and a couple of salted frozen smelt for 6 1/2 hours on Saturday and not one flag.
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