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Ice fishing has been getting better since the warm up last week. Reports have been very good from many lakes with multiple walleyes being caught on shiners, suckers, and fatheads being the popular bait. Jigging raps now have been taking some fish as chubby darters taking a few. Fishing in depths of 10 feet all the way to 40 will produce walleyes that feed toward dusk on rock piles to the edges of weed lines. Weed lines for me have produced the best this year on Tomahawk Lake. I have caught two walleyes in the 24 in. range on jigging rapalas on the 20 foot break weed lines. Large Shiners produced three more under 22 inches, and an 18 incher on a chubby darter. The deepest fish was 35 feet. Nothing huge yet but good action. Best time has been around 5-5:30 pm. After dark has not been so consistant for me but I have not fished past 7pm, so maybe some of you have had better luck. With the recent warm up things are looking up so keep at it and don't forget to set the hook!
J.Smith (J&J Sports)

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Ice Fishing

Ice is on anglers! Winter is here! We have been blessed with some good 'ol fashion northwoods cold air that has produced some good ice between 2 to 6 inches on area lakes. Now that doesn't mean we can walk across Lake Tomahawk or buzz across Two Sisters on a 4 wheeler, but what we can enjoy is some good early ice fishing on most area lakes with walleye action happening around 4 to 5 PM on small to med. shiners and walleye suckers. Large shiners are taking some nice Pike as well as some 24 to 28 inch walleyes. Panfisherman are beginning to catch a few fish now using shad darts and rockers tipped with waxies and spikes.
After this weekend and into next week we should be gaining an inch or so of ice a night on these lakes so by next weekend we should be able to use our 4 wheelers on some lakes. Be sure before riding out. Get out and fish some early ice before its too thick. Good luck and tight lines! JJ Smith (J&J Sports)

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Thanks for the update

Thanks for the update jjsmith. I will soon be back in the northwoods soon and I appreciate you taking the time to keep us all posted.

JR Swartz
Northern Computer Service, LLC
8821 Hwy 47 East
Woodruff, WI 54568
P: 715.358.9806

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