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We decided to try a new lake Saturday we had never ice fished before. We had fished it a few times last fall and caught some pretty decent fish out of there. We didn’t know if we were going to be able to pull our ice fishing sleds all the way out there or not. We went for it anyway. The first ½ a mile was pretty good. Only 12 inches of snow. Then we had to go down a giant snow drift to get down to the lake. Some places we were up to our chests in snow. Once we got down there, about 15 inches of snow on the lake. The ice wasn’t really ice, it was more like frozen snow. There were 3 layers: 3 inches on top, 8-10 inches of slush, and then about 4 inches of ice at the bottom. It started snowing really hard around 7. Between 10 and 11:30 there were white out conditions. The fishing was pretty decent. Rainbows averaged 14-18 inches, with a lot of small ones. The fish were caught on Kastmasters and typical ice fishing jigs, tipped with mealworms and waxworms. Here are the pics.















 

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We had to put a bucket lid or a small snow shovel over the top of them or they'd fill up in a minute.
 

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Cool me and Slayer hit 11 Mile today wow what a crazy year for ice in south park. Once you get past pressure ridges your good but there every where and its just skim ice covering 90% of the pressure areas.
 
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