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Post Posted: 08:47pm - Jan 21,18 
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I’ve had the opportunity to fish a couple of private lakes in the Northwestern suburbs. The warmup this past week really kicked in the bite. However, the downside is we have slush and water on top of 5 inches of ice. We will loose more ice with tomorrow’s rain and the week’s forecast will not build any new ice.
Bass have been very good on tipups, dead sticks, and jigging kastmaster spoons along outside weed lines and shallow flats adjacent to deep water. Mid mornings have been the best time. Bluegill have also been good on tungsten jigs tipped with little atom wedgies. Weed clumps in 5-8 feet of water have been holding the aggressive fish.

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I thought I would post a Pannie pic as well for those Pannie fans! :D

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Post Posted: 05:53am - Jan 22,18 
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Thanks, Mr. Husker glad you enjoyed the time out in the heat.

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Post Posted: 01:48pm - Jan 22,18 
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Nice lookin' ice fish bud! Way to keep the winter blues away.

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Post Posted: 04:30pm - Jan 22,18 
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You give me some hope for tomorrow heading up to neilsons that there will be enough ice.Was the water on the ice going down the holes like I've seen before or just sitting on top.I got a bass about 2/3 that size last trip and couldn't believe it would even bother with a jig and waxie.

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Post Posted: 08:39pm - Jan 22,18 
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wsj_outdoorsman wrote:
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Thanks, Mr. Husker glad you enjoyed the time out in the heat.


I knew you would enjoy that pic. Even though we are losing ice, it was nice being out in those tropical temps. :drink

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Post Posted: 08:44pm - Jan 22,18 
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You give me some hope for tomorrow heading up to neilsons that there will be enough ice.Was the water on the ice going down the holes like I've seen before or just sitting on top.I got a bass about 2/3 that size last trip and couldn't believe it would even bother with a jig and waxie.


As the day went on yesterday, dime size holes were opening up and water popping out the holes. There's no way I would go out there tomorrow. Be careful going out as the ice will no longer be uniform.

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Post Posted: 08:18pm - Jan 23,18 
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Same lake I was on Sunday had open water from the shoreline to five feet out today. Everyone be safe out there.

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