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Didn't get to leave on Friday liked I hoped and got a late start on Saturday. Got on the ice about 10:30. Talk about snow, It's starting to look like winters used to up there. About 14" of it on the ice. Fished the points and coves on the South side of the lake targeting pike, fishing in 18' to 25' of water no luck. Tried whole sucker minnows and various other jigs and lures. Moved to a cove where I usually have some luck on bows and iced 14 ranging from 10 to 16 inches. Missed about twenty more. Very lite bites. All on a pink ratso tipped with a meal worm about a foot of the bottom.

Woke up early Sunday to another snow storm and steady winds so I went back to bed and didn't get to the ice until 8. Fished the channel across from the south boat ramp. Ankle deep slush walking out there and 6 more inches of snow. Fished in 20 feet of water. Dead sticked a whole sucker and a pink ratso on the other pole. Iced 6 bows, 10 to 14' and one small pike (14") all on the ratso. Quit about 1:00.
 

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thanks tfb, I am just getting back into ice fishing (second season) so I am still learning. Need all the info and help I can get. Of all the times I have fished this lake, mostly soft water, I still have yet to catch a pike over five pounds. The odds are in my favor this year. The bigest trout I've caught runs around 3 lbs and I saw a 6 pounder through the ice last winter.
 

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no, I never use a wire. 20 lbs braided (what ever is on sale) and a 3' floro leader. My main problem is luck, but one of these days it will change. Until I got on this site I didn't know about buzz baits. Can't wait until spring to try them.
 
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