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Offline Ice Seeker

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #30 on: Jan 08, 2018, 07:41 PM »
Has anyone tried evergreen through the ice this year in the evening?  I've always caught more fish at night at evergreen. Sure would be nice to catch some crappie and saugeye that exceed 18inches although I feel like the majority of the sampling is not accurate and the majority of saugeye are male and undersized and always will be with 18in limit. The females are much harder to catch.

Offline Jimmy Bomanti

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #31 on: Jan 09, 2018, 06:11 AM »

Seeker,
You might be right, but I have helped the DNR pull the spring survey nets for the past 10+ years and there has always been plenty of big female saugeye in them every year.
Fishing E at night has always been something to do in the back of my mind.  I have stayed an hour or so after dark, but never pulled an all nighter to see how the fishing would change.

We do it up in northern WI quite a bit with success on the walleye.  So maybe it is something to try down here too.

Thad

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #32 on: Jan 11, 2018, 01:53 PM »
Has anyone driven by evergreen to see how the ice is holding up?
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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #33 on: Jan 12, 2018, 03:28 PM »
I haven't been out there lately, but around Blo/No, every pond I drove by the last couple days had at least a food of water around the main ice. I'm sure that the cold weather will seize it back up soon though.

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #34 on: Jan 13, 2018, 06:55 PM »
I am planning to head down to E in the morning, pending a report from another guy on a FB page that went today. I will pass along what i hear.
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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #35 on: Jan 13, 2018, 07:52 PM »
Report was 6 most places. But less in a few areas. They fished around deer island. They marked fish but couldnt buy a bite.
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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #36 on: Jan 13, 2018, 09:02 PM »
Good to hear, a few more cold nights should thicken it nicely. Thanks for the report .
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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #37 on: Jan 13, 2018, 09:28 PM »
Report was 6 most places. But less in a few areas. They fished around deer island. They marked fish but couldnt buy a bite.
Suppose that means I'll give it a shot tomorrow.  Thanks for the update

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #38 on: Jan 13, 2018, 09:30 PM »
Tried evergreen this afternoon. Bite was light to non existent but did manage to land three saugeye and one keeper right at 18in.  All close to sundown.  No crappie marked lots of what I am assuming we're saugeye but just wouldn't bite. Tried everything from big to small and loud to quiet with minnows.  Had about 6-7 inches of good ice  but less in areas as well. 

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #39 on: Jan 15, 2018, 08:04 AM »
Was out yesterday afternoon for a few hours. Fished a mid lake drop off. Plenty of fish marked. Only three small pannies to show for the effort. Ice was so tough to walk on without cleats. Better bring em next time.
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Offline Jimmy Bomanti

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #40 on: Jan 19, 2018, 09:31 AM »

Hitting E tomorrow morning with a buddy.  Going to set up in the dark and fish till maybe 10 or 11.
It might be the last chance to get on the ice this year looking at the extended forecast.

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #41 on: Jan 19, 2018, 12:52 PM »
Jimmy,. I fished Evergreen Wednesday night and caught one small crappie. I tried for saugeye til after dark on a shelf on the weedline edge and had few Lookers no takers. Then I drilled a bunch of holes in the dark all the way out to 34-36ft deep and found some suspended fish but only caught one crappie. The ice was by far the best of the season much better since the snow melted and much more uniform. Hopefully you guy hammer them. That lake is overdue for a good bite. Good luck!!

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #42 on: Feb 06, 2018, 04:33 PM »
Any evergreen ice reports since the recent cold snap?  Any crappie or saugeye being caught?  I was hoping to try it one or two more times before ice out. Thanks! 

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #43 on: Feb 06, 2018, 05:17 PM »
Not related but i just caught a blurb on the news a man in danville went through and died! Lots of wet snow in central and eastern ill ,Safty first if you gotta go bring the gear and someone else Be safe!

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #44 on: Feb 06, 2018, 11:03 PM »
i really dislike fishing on this kind of ice, i travel north to get on 6-7" good ice to avoid the snow covered spooks.

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #45 on: Feb 09, 2018, 09:04 AM »
Any update on Evergreen? Thinking about trying this weekend.
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Offline Finaddict59

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #46 on: Feb 11, 2018, 04:21 PM »
Guys, what is the scoop on evergreen? Good ice,bad ice no ice,Ive never been there its pretty close,about 45 min to an hour from me.Ive heard a lot of good things about that lake but its south of me and if ive got iffy ice then I know it cant be good down there. Im hoping today,tonight and tomorrow will resolidify things my way, but if thers good ice south,I would love to know. Thank you  FIN.

 



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