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Waubay Area
« on: Nov 28, 2012, 06:54 AM »
looking to plan a trip as soon as i can and was wondering if there is any ice up that way?
some days I can drink a lot of beer and other days only a case

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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #1 on: Nov 28, 2012, 10:24 AM »
looking to plan a trip as soon as i can and was wondering if there is any ice up that way?

Yes there is but not quite the safest yet.
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #2 on: Nov 28, 2012, 11:18 AM »
i would like to get on some early ice on bitter but if i had to go to a small lake that would be fine too just looking for some early ice walleyes.
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2012, 09:44 AM »
Got a trip planned for mid January for this area.  What jigs and lures should a guy have to target pearch and walleyes on the lakes in this area?

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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #4 on: Dec 10, 2012, 10:02 AM »
Hey Griz, try calling the Sportsmans Cove for info (Doug). I'm itchy too, and really serious about going this coming wk/end. If you've not got a partner, let me know, right now it's my son and I, with only one other prospect??
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #5 on: Dec 10, 2012, 12:35 PM »
Got a trip planned for mid January for this area.  What jigs and lures should a guy have to target pearch and walleyes on the lakes in this area?

The absolute best lure I have found is the Richard Jig. Jammin Jigs sells them at $1 apiece.
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 2012, 01:28 PM »
The absolute best lure I have found is the Richard Jig. Jammin Jigs sells them at $1 apiece.
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 2012, 02:10 PM »
Ive Tried fishing with these before.  My problem is that the fish try to swallow the whole thing but often times just end up spitting the whole thing back out.  Must be too big or something.  But thanks for the advice anyway. :P

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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #8 on: Dec 10, 2012, 03:06 PM »
T-I Pretty good luck with chubby darters, and swedish pimples!
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #9 on: Dec 10, 2012, 03:20 PM »
THunder ice why dont you stay in boone ia and fish.

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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #10 on: Dec 10, 2012, 09:23 PM »
Ive Tried fishing with these before.  My problem is that the fish try to swallow the whole thing but often times just end up spitting the whole thing back out.  Must be too big or something.  But thanks for the advice anyway. :P


Honestly, about anything you tie on will work just fine here. I have yet to find a lure that I hated but if you PM me I will reveal the holy grail that I consider the best all-around lure for this area.
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #11 on: Dec 11, 2012, 05:48 PM »
Was thinking about coming up to bitter tomarrow.  Are the perch or walleye biting. And on what and where. And advice. Woule be greatly appreciated.      Ice thickness?
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #12 on: Dec 11, 2012, 06:29 PM »
I would call sportsmans cove, not sure how much ice is on bitter as of yesterdays report from up there.  The snow did a number on most lakes, you may find some small sloughs froze solid.

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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #13 on: Dec 11, 2012, 06:49 PM »
are their some small sloughs around their that are public if so  where at.  and any with good sized perch
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #14 on: Dec 11, 2012, 06:59 PM »
I am planning on heading that way towards the end of the month. The wife is comming along and she likes to sight fish. Is there any good sight fishing in the area? I've never been there before, but I figured I better keep her happy and give it a try while we are there. If mamma's happy, we're all happy!
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #15 on: Dec 11, 2012, 08:23 PM »
5-6 inches on Bitter in most places close to shore today.

Didnt venture out too far, just enough to catch some eyes and perch.  Most of the snow has blown off, I would say there is 4-5 inches on the lake at most.  The wind with the snow kept the open water open until sunday night when it got calm and froze everything hard.  -17 on Monday morning - so it froze good and is still making good ice. 

I am sure you will see ATV's on the ice this weekend (not mine though, I have a big pair, but they arent BRASS!!).

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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #16 on: Dec 11, 2012, 08:28 PM »
where on the lake did you go and what were you using thanks in advance
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #17 on: Dec 12, 2012, 08:05 AM »
Southeast boat landing, walked out to the islands, in between the islands and the shore. 

Minnow heads was the key for me.
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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #18 on: Dec 12, 2012, 10:18 AM »
I plan on heading up there Friday afternoon and fishing a different part of Bitter. Was there any particular color that seemed to work better?

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Re: Waubay Area
« Reply #19 on: Dec 12, 2012, 07:09 PM »
i have herd of a fence that gos into the water and that people catch lots right where the fence ends   anybody know anything about this?     and what were u catching and how deep were you           thanks for your info
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