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Christmas Break Fishing Trip

Posted by on August 7, 2017

I finally get some extended time off to do some ice fishing on Kab and Rainy. I got the oil changed on the Ski Doo, have the Frabill shelter ready to go so all I need are hungry fish. I hope you got a chance to watch the MidWest Outdoors video on catching crappies on Kabetogama, they do a good job with there shows. Greg Jones has been up a few times over the past couple of years filming various segments for the show. I ran into him during fishing opener weekend, again during the summer and saw he was back this past fall. If crappie are what you want I’d try some of the small bays (email me and I’ll tell you which bay the MidWest Outdoors boys were fishing in) in 15-20 feet of water. We got some walleye on the mid-lake reefs a couple of weeks ago in about the same depth. 1/8th ounce jigs and smallish minnows worked best, although my buddy was using a jigging Rap with a minnow head on each hook and was killing the walleyes. We’ll be using Josh’s new Frabill R2-Tec ice shelter so if you see us stop by and say hello.

2 Responses to Christmas Break Fishing Trip

  1. Paul Rausch

    Just wondering if you had any tips on bays to try for ice fishing crappies. I know lost bay can be decent and mouth of ash river, just wondering if there are other late ice spots that can be good. Might make a trip up in late march.



    • admin

      Blue Fin Bay is always good, also try the east end of Wolf Island around the rocks. The crappies and walleye were thick in there late last fall and I’ve been catching them all winter in that area.

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