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3 newbies to this ice this Saturday

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Myself and two other guys are planning on ice fishing for the first time this Saturday. None of us have experience with ice fishing, although we are all avid fisherman (fly, boats, spincasting, etc). We each were given a task, mine is tactics. So, here I go...

1) How do we decide where to drill our holes?
2) Bait/lures?
3) Do you play with depths or does it depend on species?

I believe we are headed to Gross, though not sure yet. Also, any etiquette I should know about? For instance, is it bad form to set up 10 feet from another guys hole? Any input is appreciated.

Also, the other two guys were tasked with location, and gear. We will have all of the gear, including a hut, auger, rods, etc. I need to know things like the questions above.
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fishing will vary, electronics very very helpful, others info. look at maps, lay of the land. varied depths at different times of day. Reports, experience.
Gross some small bows close to boulders, big tiger muskies, big lakers early. Sucker meat, eggs, tube jigs and various points.
Gross ice vary dangerous, water fluctuates. Always look for other out first until you check thickness. Deep deep lake. can be good and difficult. by damn and also ospere point.
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