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1/4/19 @ 7:06 AM
FullDraw05
FullDraw05
USER since 10/10/17

https://www.wunderground.com/ this is what i use for hunting.. go to the nearest town and click 10 day -- it shows a graph of pressure for the outlook. 

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1/4/19 @ 6:52 AM
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turkee35
turkee35
USER since 12/25/10

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

Is there a place that predicts the atmo pressure?

NDBC is awesome but how do we know when we should be fishing before it happens?

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1/3/19 @ 6:14 PM
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Pearle68
Pearle68
USER since 9/13/09

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

In the Presque Isle area last week.  There was 8 inch of ice in most areas but still some areas with a couple of inches less.  nice conditions with enough snow to make it easy walking.  Perch very active all day with smallmouth hitting tip ups as well with walleyes getting active about 3:30 every evening.  Good predictable fishing every afternoon we went out in 14 - 24 feet of water around bottome "weeds" (actually that algae stuff).

Hope for more snow to keep the places full up there, they need it.

Hope John Andrews is well!  Rare for him not to be posting.  

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1/2/19 @ 7:30 PM
james88
james88
USER since 1/2/19

Was able to ride across Lake Kawaga today by sled. A few ice shacks are on the lake. No vehicles on lake. Ice is around 7 inches in a fishing hole. FYI-Bearskin trail is in decent shape for sled riding. Rode south about 15 miles.


Edited on 1/3/19 7:02 AM
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1/2/19 @ 7:55 AM
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Kurt Justice
Kurts Island Sports
USER since 5/12/04

MOON PHASE (10%)
Waning Crescent
Been a great Christmas / New Year week for ice anglers.                                                                                      
Access to lakes is excellent and the little snow (2-3”) we received last week got washed away by the following rain.  A light snow after the rain put a little grip to the ice.  Low night times temps in the single digits added a little thickness. Could be my age, but still can’t recommend driving trucks or cars till ice thickens to 14-16”, but with forecast the middle of this week of highs in single digits, That may not be far off. 

Walleye: Very Good                                                                                      The past four days have reports of good action on tip-ups using suckers for bait.  Jigging Slab Raps, jigging Raps, Flutter spoons and slender spoons have also been working as the fish have been aggressive in 12-18’ from 3:30 -7pm and again pre-dawn till 8ish. 

Crappies: Very Good                                                                                   Bite has been on as anglers utilizing tip-downs with small minnows reporting nice slabs of 11-13”.  Slow dropping lethal Cecils tipped with waxies as well as #4 tungsten jigs with bright colored plastics working best.
 
Northern Pike: Very Good                                                                             Flags popping from early morning on. Big shiners and suckers run along 8-14’ weed edges best. 

Yellow Perch: Good                                                                                      In weedy flats use bulk on your jigs to try to keep the smaller perch off. Out over mud flats pimples and venam glow jigs tipped with spikes on wigglers. 

Largemouth Bass:                                                                                         Good  Medium shiners on tip-ups and jigs with waxies meant for crappies and gills. 

Bluegill: good                                                                                                 Lots of “action” gills this week. Work a tungsten jigs (#3 or #4) with piece of red, purple or motor oil colored plastic tight to bottom to entice larger gills. Cabbage flats of 6-10’ best. 

After several spotty weekends of ice fishing, it was great to hear anglers having such good success. Despite a few reports of quads and snowmobiles going through in areas of questionable ice, overall has been mostly good, solid ice cover. 

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1/1/19 @ 5:25 PM
Icast4eyes
Icast4eyes
USER since 10/10/17

musky ben :   just like to ad that if you mainly fish northern wisconsin and the UP any one of the reporting stations on the south shore of superior will work for following the barometer in that area. be sure to pick only the yellow diamonds.  yesterday mornings falling trend was very good for me!  Happy New Year!

Vilas County Lakes, Vilas County Photo
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1/1/19 @ 4:29 PM
Musky Ben
Musky Ben
USER since 3/13/02

Icast4eyes:

When I first saw the graph I wondered if it might be nws, thank you for the guidance to it.  It’s my go to for all my weather besides using WindAlert and my radar...

Musky Ben

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1/1/19 @ 4:16 PM
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Plmlk
Plmlk
MEMBER since 12/18/07

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

Hunter- 

The trails were in surprisingly good condition.  

Without more snow, I don’t see them staying that way into next weekend.  

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1/1/19 @ 2:25 PM
Steve White
Steve White
USER since 3/17/04

Next to none!!  Maybe 3" of icy crusty garbage. Had maybe 1/2" dusting last night.  No snow in forecast with temps pushing 40 for the weekend!  The trails were junk before they opened them up to make a few quick bucks.  Much worse now after a few days. 

The upside. Should be making some good ice over the next couple nights!!

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1/1/19 @ 2:01 PM
Hunter olson
Hunter olson
USER since 12/27/17

I was wondering how much snow is up there on lakes and on trails. Thanks 

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