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Author Topic: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13  (Read 1075 times)

crappiehunter

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Got out this morning to see what the conditions of the ice was on the LaPorte Lakes.

Stone-here are some guys who were out on Stone



I ended up on Stone with Scott(fishgutz) and his son Kyle. Scott had a couple flags but nothing hooked.





Scott, Kyle and I were catching perch the whole time I was there. We were in 24 ft of water and they were thick on the bottom. I was using the "Vertical Obsession" lure by G & G tipped with a beemoth. Thanks George!



They were little with some that were maybe 8 inches.... fun catching them though.





Pine-here are some guys who were out on North Pine behind Gracies..



I decided to try the ice on North Pine too. Here's a pic, that shows there was open water in the area and the wind was tough. Several guys were out and catching some small gills/perch/crappie and bass.







The whole time, I'm thinking about whether we should go ahead and have the LaPorte Ice Derby on the 26th, and I think we will. We are supposed to get some cold weather this week that will lock these lakes back up. We won't be able to fish the whole lakes but there will definitely be fishable area.  We will be giving away a Vex FL-12 to the winner and other prizes. Register this week for $10 at the LaPorte Parks Dept or $15 the day of the event at Cummings Lodge. Rotory will be selling chili for lunch, and free coffee and donuts at registration. If you want info give me a call. 219-510-3193  For this tournament you can fish any LaPorte County Lakes. Check the Event Thead for a few more details http://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=97935.0

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #1 on: Jan 19, 2013, 11:56 AM »
You got out, small or not it beats my day of watching TV and putting around the house. Good luck with the tourney, as long as the forecast holds there should be a good amount of safe ice!

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #2 on: Jan 19, 2013, 12:46 PM »
Nice pics Crappiehunter!
Fish on!

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #3 on: Jan 19, 2013, 01:41 PM »
that was my buddy and I fighting the shanty in the wind! almsot got away from us a few times lol
hopefully my last words wont be ''psh there is plenty of ice what are you guys talkin' about!''

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #4 on: Jan 19, 2013, 04:51 PM »
 Went out on stone later in the day 1-4 caught to keeper bass and four non keepers. 22 in 3  1/2 pounds and 17 1/2 2 pounds. fishing 8-12 feet water on tip ups. man did they run with it also. going goose hunting in morning and will be out there after that. Think I got like 5-10 other guys meeting out there to fish as well.

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #5 on: Jan 19, 2013, 05:33 PM »
Went out on stone later in the day 1-4 caught to keeper bass and four non keepers. 22 in 3  1/2 pounds and 17 1/2 2 pounds. fishing 8-12 feet water on tip ups. man did they run with it also. going goose hunting in morning and will be out there after that. Think I got like 5-10 other guys meeting out there to fish as well.
How soft was the shoreline??
When hell freezes over ill ice fish there too!

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #6 on: Jan 19, 2013, 06:57 PM »
I went back out and fished from 3-5 and caught a few more small perch but the bite wasn't as good.  There was a lot of water on the ice when I left but the edge was fine at the boat ramp. 

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #7 on: Jan 19, 2013, 07:02 PM »
How thick of ice by ramp and how deep you fishing mike

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #8 on: Jan 19, 2013, 07:18 PM »
Thanks for the report!
Take a kid fishing!

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #9 on: Jan 19, 2013, 07:20 PM »
The ice was about 4 inches off the ramp but it melted a bit today and had water on top when I left. We were fishing in 24 ft of water and digging them off the bottom.

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #10 on: Jan 19, 2013, 08:48 PM »
Thanks for the reply those looked like some nice perch you had there

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #11 on: Jan 19, 2013, 09:33 PM »
I drove by the boat ramp and seen a group out there and then a few guys behind Gracie's but didn't stop. Didn't realize there was 4in of ice out there. Disappointed I didn't check now.

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #12 on: Jan 20, 2013, 04:29 AM »
trust me the perch were small! You can do a lot of things with a zoom lense!! LOL.

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #13 on: Jan 20, 2013, 06:03 AM »
You can do alot with small perch too.  ;D. Nice pics, Mike. Good luck with the derby!

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #14 on: Jan 20, 2013, 12:29 PM »
Thanks for the pics and info. I'm off this week might try stone or pine or both. Got a buddy on hudson might hit that to.

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Re: LaPorte Lakes Condition and Fishing Report Sat 1-19-13
« Reply #15 on: Jan 20, 2013, 03:15 PM »
Things tightened up nicely last night and today on Stone. Looked like a few guys out there most of the day.

 

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