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Offline DonyBoy

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Box Butte
« on: Dec 29, 2017, 07:45 PM »
Anyone fish Box Butte today.  Wondering what the conditions were like.

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #1 on: Dec 30, 2017, 12:03 AM »
I was up there yesterday.   Thereís safe ice (5-7 in) everywhere I drilled in the dam area.

Was going to ice it today but this is what the road looked like this morning north of Hemingford




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Offline Broll89

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #2 on: Dec 30, 2017, 03:34 PM »
Hi guys.  My name is Brian.  Thinking about making a trip out to box butte or Merritt.  Looking for crappie first, perch second.  Ice out here is lousy or non existent her than the trout lakes.  Were you having much luck when u fished?  Having not fished either, which would you send a fellow angler to? Thanks guys

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2017, 08:02 PM »
Hi guys.  My name is Brian.  Thinking about making a trip out to box butte or Merritt.  Looking for crappie first, perch second.  Ice out here is lousy or non existent her than the trout lakes.  Were you having much luck when u fished?  Having not fished either, which would you send a fellow angler to? Thanks guys
I would say Merritt for crappie. Box Butte has some nice perch, blue gill and pike.

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #4 on: Jan 05, 2018, 08:20 PM »
Blue gill bite was good today. Pike slow bite. Ice about 7 inches off Hunters

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #5 on: Jan 05, 2018, 11:33 PM »
Where is the bait shop in Alliance? And do they ha e minnowa in and what time do they open on sunday?

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #6 on: Jan 07, 2018, 09:26 PM »
Where is the bait shop in Alliance? And do they ha e minnowa in and what time do they open on sunday?


Not sure about Alliance, but If you are go through Scottsbluff from SE WY- I'd recommend giving Henry a call.  He's got minnows - large and small if that is what you are looking for. 308-631-5844.  I've not been there this year but have picked up minnows from him for the last several years.

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #7 on: Jan 07, 2018, 11:13 PM »
I got my minnows from Grand Baits this morning.  No complaints
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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #8 on: Jan 15, 2018, 08:24 AM »
I fished box butte Saturday and Sunday canít believe how low the lake is lots of people out both days ice was a good 9 inches on west end caught lots of bluegills got some pike perch bass and crappie

Offline TYLERFEEZER

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #9 on: Jan 16, 2018, 01:43 PM »
I got my minnows from Grand Baits this morning.  No complaints
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What kind of minnows did you get and how did you do? I'm headed to Box Butte next Monday. Also how early can you pick up from Grand Baits?

Offline wyice

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #10 on: Jan 20, 2018, 12:11 PM »
What kind of minnows did you get and how did you do? I'm headed to Box Butte next Monday. Also how early can you pick up from Grand Baits?

Offline coyotetrapper1

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #11 on: Jan 24, 2018, 09:57 PM »
We were up there today.  16" of ice at Hunters Point   Seven guys at Hunters point.  Two guys of the boat dock.  We all caught fish but it was SLOW  Small minnows and wax worms.  Northerns, Gills and Perch.  150' off Hunters the water is eight foot deep.  Everybody says it is so low but it is not.  I have seen it at this level quite a few times.  They are running a good head of water out of the dam.  It is not going to fill with that going on.  The road north of Hemingford is patchy snow and ice.  We seen a guy climb the cable guard rail and slam into the bar pit.  I bet that was a fun ride and he was definitely stuck.  Oh talked to a guy that fishes most everyday and he said it was slow the last three days.  Later   Keep them on four wheels

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #12 on: Feb 02, 2018, 10:05 PM »
FYI anybody going fishing at Box Butte, there is open water on the face of the dam where the water leaves the structure. And there is snow on the ice near it that covers the ice that could be very thin.  Just be extra cautious.  To our knowledge the rest of the lake should be safe.  Tight lines.

Offline marknpanfish

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #13 on: Feb 03, 2018, 06:17 AM »
Good report thanks.

Offline eepks

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #14 on: Feb 03, 2018, 09:11 PM »
Ice was a good 10 in off hunters point today.

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Re: Box Butte
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Offline callovthemackinaw

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #16 on: Feb 17, 2018, 10:45 PM »




Should have hit me up  phukkur.

Weíre at two buttes open water fishing this weekend.   Iíll text you telling you how we did
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Offline Catfishking

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Re: Box Butte
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Offline foamy8

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #18 on: Feb 19, 2018, 10:59 AM »
How thick was the ice? 

Offline Catfishking

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #19 on: Feb 19, 2018, 09:39 PM »
How thick was the ice?
plenty thick on west end guessing 8-10 inches should get thicker with cold

Offline eepks

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #20 on: Feb 24, 2018, 09:14 AM »
Ice was plenty good near the dam yesterday. Bite was slower, but still iced enough fish to make the trip worthwhile.

Offline Cold_Toes

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #21 on: Mar 09, 2018, 05:48 PM »
Anyone been out lately?  Wondering how it is holding up?  Still fish and ice??    Thank you   :tipup: :tipup:

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #22 on: Mar 09, 2018, 07:51 PM »
saw a pic of open water near the edges around hunters and the dam earlier in the week.

Offline Hairlord8

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #23 on: Mar 11, 2018, 11:29 PM »
Fished out from boat dock today. Some open water around edge but there is a place to walk out. Ice is still 6 to 8 inches as of Sunday afternoon near boat dock. I also saw people fishing out from dam and one group over at hunter's.

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Re: Box Butte
« Reply #24 on: Mar 15, 2018, 05:13 PM »
Thanks guys!  been wondering if we could get a day in yet.   :tipup:

 



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