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East Rush
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02/19/2008
From Bloomington
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To my surprise the skid house was pulled out on Saturday. I went to the resort to pay my annual fee and get things ready. As I talked to the employee she asked when I wanted the house out. Jokingly I said "now of course". She grabbed a walkie and the ball was rolling.

I had nothing with to actually fish with so I just left it there with plans to come back on Sunday.

It was after the game when we got to the house. Set it up on cribbing, banked the snow....etc. Finally drilled holes at about 4pm. 9" of ice only! It is good clear ice but the water on top of the ice tells me I need more ice than 9".

The ice was talking like crazy. Sometimes as a truck drive by sometimes just making new ice with no one around.

Anyhow... I was set up over ~22 ft and was marking fish right away. Small for the norm of this area. 7 - 9.9" Crappies. Pretty finicky. Had to change the lure frequently to get a fish on the ice. Color didn't seem to matter. I was using tungsten jigs with waxies. They stuck to the bottom unless teased off. Every once and a while something was suspended half way up. I could never get a bite from those however.

From what the neighbors told me the bite was hot until Saturday. Then it shut down. I would expect that with the cold front.

The next am ~11am I checked and we had 11.5" a new hole 50 yards away was 12.3" of ice. I guess -18 is good ice making weather.

I am sure most have heard of the Ice Report app for your smart phone. If not get it at your app store. Is is a great way to get and give ice reports.



The pic is one of the 9.5" Crappies I got.

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Posted on: 1/2 11:27:50
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Re: East Rush
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Thanks for the report!!

Posted on: 1/5 16:27:07
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Re: East Rush
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From East Central,MN
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I've been out there twice now. Lots of 7-9" fish. First time we caught 73 fish on the clicker between 3 of us, mostly crappies with sunnies mixed in (Monday 1/1) only 12 keepers (9 crappies, 3 sunnies). Not bad though for 4 hours.

We went out again on Sunday 1/7, fished from 11:30-4. Caught 52 fish between 2 of us on the clicker. About half sunnies and half crappies. Only 9 keepers ( 4 crappies, 5 sunnies) Lots of small fish.

Posted on: 1/9 14:13:53
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Re: East Rush
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Thanks SB!!

I'm still congested from the damned flu, but maybe I can get out in a couple of weeks!

Posted on: 1/10 13:53:41
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