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Early ice or Late ice?

2/18/21 @ 7:57 PM
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SkiLLz4GiLLz
SkiLLz4GiLLz
USER SINCE 2/4/09

Which do you prefer?

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2/19/21 @ 9:58 AM
14 7/8
14 7/8
USER SINCE 7/30/07

forgot to mention how fun it is fishing in a t-shirt in 70F temps on last ice!!!

2/19/21 @ 9:15 AM
badgerstatehunter
USER SINCE 2/6/06

Late for big perch and crappie.  They just bite harder.  

2/19/21 @ 9:05 AM
14 7/8
14 7/8
USER SINCE 7/30/07

like Junkie said, excitement for early ice and it can be good, but late ice.... man late ice can be good... last ice can be phenomenal. Anybody can limit out on slab crappies just under the ice just about anywhere with just about any bait. 

2/19/21 @ 8:38 AM
Junkie4Ice
Junkie4Ice
USER SINCE 12/19/11

Late ice for sure! 

I'd say the adrenaline and motivation is a little higher during early ice just because it's the first time out in months. But fishing is way better late ice for me. 

2/19/21 @ 8:04 AM
Bemidji-Bergquist
USER SINCE 3/23/20

Late ice for sure.

2/18/21 @ 8:58 PM
Fishrun
USER SINCE 6/8/20

Started end of December this year and didn't get a bite the first five trips. Haven't been skunked since then. Had my best fishing in March last year.

2/18/21 @ 8:50 PM
chaw
MEMBER SINCE 9/11/02

Late ice for me. I fish pike and I can get more fish early ice but the big girls usually come late ice just before the spawn. Caught this today. I wouldn’t call this late ice but it’s getting close. This fish was in deep water adjacent to marshy spawning area. Like live bait early ice, the livelier the better. Late ice dead bait is better for me. 

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