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Bemidji Early Ice Report
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It's finally here and almost gone again!! Small shallow lakes and bays I have been finding 3-5" of solid ice but loosing ice as we speak. A lot of the bigger lakes are breaking back open each day with the warm temps and sleet we got the other day, but with that being said, if you can find safe ice the fish are HUNGRY!! Found crappies and gills roaming on flat with mixed in clumps of weeds 13-18ft using small clam tungsten jigs and plastics.

Made a trip to Red on Tuesday and found 4-6" inches of ice but I would expect that to be loosing ice this week as well. Fishing was okay, not the usually early season crazy bite. The water looked as though it had cleaned up a lot I saw about 3-4' clarity. The fish you marked though came and ate with an attitude!!

Once safe ice gets here I will have a house on Red Lake for rental, as well as day trips in portables on Red and the Bemidji Area for Walleyes and panfish.

Good luck, and be safe!!!

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Posted on: 2015/12/3 9:30
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Re: Bemidji Early Ice Report
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Thanks for the report EyeCrazy.
I was planning on heading up to the Bemidji area tonight with the hopes of getting on a small lake for pannies on Friday. Now, I'm not so sure. Think it's worth the drive? Was planning on the Menahga/Bemidji area.

Geo

Posted on: 2015/12/3 10:49
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Re: Bemidji Early Ice Report
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I wouldn't make the trip no. Wait till it is a little more safe. Not sure how small of a lake you are trying to get on but I haven't seen more then 5" yet and the sun yesterday did some damage to the ice conditions.

Posted on: 2015/12/3 11:17
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Re: Bemidji Early Ice Report
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Sounds good. Thanks EyeCrazy. Was looking at a few 300 acre lakes with max depths of 20-25

Posted on: 2015/12/3 11:52
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Re: Bemidji Early Ice Report
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Darn. That is bad news. I'm going to be up Dec. 7-9 visiting in-laws. I will pack some gear and there is one lake I like to hit that is only about 120 acres with a max depth of about 20 ft. I'm hoping for some safe ice, but I'm not going to push it.

Posted on: 2015/12/3 13:47
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Re: Bemidji Early Ice Report
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You very well may be able to Dom. Got a few reports of small lakes holding up well.

Posted on: 2015/12/4 9:53
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Re: Bemidji Early Ice Report
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how much ice is there up in that area

Posted on: 2015/12/7 13:57
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Re: Bemidji Early Ice Report
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That's a nice mess of Crappies!!! Thanks for the updates!!

Posted on: 2015/12/8 13:21
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Re: Bemidji Early Ice Report
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Anywhere from 0-6" is what I have found. The ice isn't the best soild ice though tbader

Posted on: 2015/12/9 22:03
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Re: Bemidji Early Ice Report
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eyecrazy wrote:
Anywhere from 0-6" is what I have found. The ice isn't the best soild ice though tbader


Any update on ice conditions? Heading up north this weekend and looking for safe ice. Guessing the new snowfall didnt help much...

Posted on: 2015/12/16 9:17
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