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Mr.Seaguar

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South East Iowa Ice
« on: Dec 17, 2007, 10:03 AM »
Any safe ice down there? I will be in Davenport Sunday-Tuesday and would like to take my dad out if safe. If not, does anyone have a good idea where I can fill my Special Antlerless Do-Over tag? Just Kidding about that, would rather have safe ice. But if you know some place with a few extra deer.....
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Re: South East Iowa Ice
« Reply #1 on: Dec 17, 2007, 10:24 AM »
I live in Oskaloosa and we have around 6 inches on most ponds and spoty ice on some of the larger lakes.

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Re: South East Iowa Ice
« Reply #2 on: Dec 17, 2007, 10:33 AM »
I used to live in Oskaloosa. In one of those big stone houses just south of the new Police Station on High Ave.
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Re: South East Iowa Ice
« Reply #3 on: Dec 17, 2007, 07:48 PM »
Anyone been to Lake Darling this year, how is the ice and fishing? I am probably going spend a few days around the washington area for the holidays with the girlfriend and was wondering how people were doing or if there is even good ice?

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Re: South East Iowa Ice
« Reply #4 on: Dec 19, 2007, 05:23 PM »
Ive been hitting some backwaters on the miss. in pool 18. Ice average was about 1 to 1.5" in 6 ft of water, and 4 to 5" in 3 ft of water. We caught around 150 gills in a little over 2 hours total. Most were keepers and all but a dozen were released. Found the fish in 3 fow next to a metal dock post fishing about 1.5 to 2 ft deep. The ice is melting pretty quickly, luckily I can fish the hot spot while sitting on the dock. Heading out tomarrow after work for a few fillets.

 

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