The bite must be over.

Discussion in 'Fishing Forum' started by ndhonkerhunter, Jan 13, 2001.

  1. ndhonkerhunter

    ndhonkerhunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Went up a few times lately and haven't done very good. Last night we went up and from 4:30 to 8:00 we didn't even have a bite, and only marked one fish with my friend's vexilar. Went up this morning and caught 3, through two back and gave the other 1 away. We were in about 13 feet of water. When we left this morning we moved it deeper into 23-24 feet, but haven't fished there yet. The ice is almost 3 feet thick, and we are making an extension for our auger today.


    Keep the bobbers down and the flags up.
     
  2. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Senior Refuge Member

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    Where is up?
     
  3. ndhonkerhunter

    ndhonkerhunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Lake Audubon, between minot and bismarck on highway 83.
     
  4. Krappie

    Krappie Senior Refuge Member

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    January(August is also tough fishing) is generally a pretty tough month for alot of us Wisconsin folk. But since there isn't much to do during the winter months we do it anyway. It seems that the fish will be pretty dormant or negative feeding mood throughout this month. Unless you have good weather system making it's way through your state it may be a tough bite until about mid February. If there's a major snow storm making an approach, it's usually a good time to be on the lake. Fish are pretty scattered about at this time and are tough to find. They are either holding very close to the bottom of the lake or suspended over deep water. But as soon as you reach late ice everything goes into feeding mood in preparation of spawning during the spring. Hang in there and keep at them, you never know when you'll hit a hot bite.
     

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