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searching for the fish!!!
It's still not cold enough for any ice to stay but I havent given up hope, going from marina to canals looking for fish. Just using ice fishing rod jigging off of docks few perch and gills so far nothing impressive any ideas on where to go? Water is so shallow in St.Clair right now Tongue

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Re: [Hunter654] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
you may want to try the launch right there off of the end of 59. "south ridge airport"

you can fish off the lake side as well, but that whole area is only 3 feet deep. the launch is the deapest part till you get several miles out in to the river bead.

also there is the bait shop on the north side of the marina, those canals are a little deaper and I know guys are fishing that, NO ICE..

good luck, be sure to let us know how you fair.




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Re: [davetclown] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
Thanks man, I will be sure to give it a shot down there when I can. I'll report back when I get out there, and see how I do good luck to you all, bring in the big ones.

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we have had ice now for two weeks, but anglers are falling though left and right. so be carefull, It wouldnt hurt to start a new fad by wearing a life pereserver..

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Re: [davetclown] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
So far ice has held up but I have my lucky spud. Few perch on Jefferson spillway other than that not much.

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I managed to get out over the weekend...

we have anywhere from a crust over to 4 inches at best.

that said,

I ventured out on a few shallow lakes where if I went though I could stand up to keep my head out of water.

I did manage a few gills, and three pike, one 23 inch one on fryday 29 inch on sunday and one 38 inch that went 15 lbs for saturday.


29 inch


38 inch 15 lb
have to show off my new fishing sled, yah I need a wheelbarowl to haul my catch off the ice.Tongue

I did not take a photo of the 23in.


on saturday, the crew and I managed to take a few keepers, one each.




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Re: [davetclown] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
ausome job man Smile, out on the spill way we have been doing pretty well off jefferson, ice is decent enough, not sure now though since its suppose to get warm again Tongue

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Re: [Hunter654] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
michigan ice SE is thin at best

yep, we got our share of the tropical rain and heat wave. 2+ inches of rain in three days. 60degrees for a couple days in a row, with only 3-4 inches top in the best of places.

ice is thin at best, tho many of the lakes stayed crusted over, that gives hopes for good ice should we get a few nipply days of sub temps.

not a good idea to venture out any time soon as there is not any good ice making weather in the forcast for the next 7 days, We may have to look to our rivers for a little crome action to tide us over, that or take the dogs out and chase a few bunnies.

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Re: [davetclown] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
Amen, hoping to get out casting a little or jig for some perch and pike, I liked the post you made on giving fisherman a bad name I couldn't agree more, people only need one or two holes maybe three if u have spring rods. I always pop s separate hole to throw the small ones back in.

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Re: [Hunter654] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
Tks.

I like to do the same with a seperate hole. some times I will turn around and fish that hole too. Tongue

yep I have been on the ice for a solid week.. Man dose it feel good to suck in the fresh air and land a wopper or three.


A near 6lb smallie 20 inches in lenth and near big around as a foot ball. Caught Fryday 2-8-13. I caught the mail counter part the next day about 10 feet from where I caught this one, and yes they went back in just as quick as a photo.


Caught just last night, 2-13-13
about 15 min apart and about as many feet.
28 in on the left and 24 on the right.

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Re: [davetclown] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
Nice very nice I need to get farther out on the ice

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Re: [Hunter654] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
why bother? these were caught 20 feet from shore Tongue

finding a good structure is what your after.

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8 in walleye caught in 20 foot of water

yep, a real wopper fer sure. but it is still a walleye though the ice. Cool

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Re: [davetclown] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
Ice fishing gear put away casting time any clue where bass might b?

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Re: [Hunter654] searching for the fish!!! In reply to
remember now there are special rules for targeting bass out of season. the 2014 fishing guideline booklet is out on the stands now.

you will find them where ever you find gills. hit the structures beds ect....




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