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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone knows if the launches at Catabwa, or Mazuriks were open to the lake, or if they were locked up with ice still? I would think they would have open water at them.. I realize the docks are pulled.

    Thanks for any input.

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    You are good to go at Catawba state park ramp

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    Hey Thanks BLACK PEARL !!
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    If you go out, post a report. Was think about going out also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimplepounder View Post
    Hey Thanks BLACK PEARL !!

    Your welcome

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    I read they are having some luck with eyes at Huron dumping grounds and I may launch at Huron Saturday and try that area. No docks at Huron but ramp and river are wide open.

    If I were going out of Catawba State Park, any suggestions on where to troll for eyes? Between Mouse and Monument maybe? Thanks all! Looking forward to getting the 2017 season started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davesnothere View Post
    I read they are having some luck with eyes at Huron dumping grounds and I may launch at Huron Saturday and try that area. No docks at Huron but ramp and river are wide open.

    If I were going out of Catawba State Park, any suggestions on where to troll for eyes? Between Mouse and Monument maybe? Thanks all! Looking forward to getting the 2017 season started.

    Hey there,
    seeing that there has been enough ice to make poor ice fishing and also make no boat fishing, a good report from this area is impossible. But knowing that a boat can be launched is a good thing. I know that if I was fishing on the ice I would head North West out of Catabwa.. Once you see Mouse you are in walleye land for as far as you want to go. I will not be trolling .. check out my username.... But if I were, I would troll cranks reel slow (no Pun Intended) reel close to the bottom. Thats where I will be working.

    Thanks Black Pearl. I'm still working out whether I will go.. I hate to get water in my engines, and bilge and then have to deal with cold weather.. I guess antifreeze quickly afterwards. I'm sure the outboards drain out well enough, but it lurks in my mind.

    I am open to input and advice. I always have more to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimplepounder View Post
    Hey there,
    seeing that there has been enough ice to make poor ice fishing and also make no boat fishing, a good report from this area is impossible. But knowing that a boat can be launched is a good thing. I know that if I was fishing on the ice I would head North West out of Catabwa.. Once you see Mouse you are in walleye land for as far as you want to go. I will not be trolling .. check out my username.... But if I were, I would troll cranks reel slow (no Pun Intended) reel close to the bottom. Thats where I will be working.

    Thanks Black Pearl. I'm still working out whether I will go.. I hate to get water in my engines, and bilge and then have to deal with cold weather.. I guess antifreeze quickly afterwards. I'm sure the outboards drain out well enough, but it lurks in my mind.

    I am open to input and advice. I always have more to learn.
    Hope to do some pier fishing but not sure what pier or what are some good times to go on saturday as no one has responded yet 🤔
    Not sure if their even biting like back in November!

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    I would try out of huron just north of the dumps, we were there late nov did great. I know early Dec they were still there, I doubt even though there has been some warmer than normal times that those fish would be movin westward for spawn staging yet. The only thing keeping me from not going is my daughters dance show. I do know we marked great fish in the 30 ft but we could not get them going there, and I know others tried all Dec with the same result. All our fish came from 20fter down and up even though we really did not mark anything in that area at all.

    If any one goes please let me know. Last trip out we were 1.4mph so I am sure speed should be 1mph or even slower. That's how I would start and a just from there

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    Sorry I'm not an ice fisherman. But if you was going to go out on the ice today that is if there was Ice strong enough to fish on where would you go. Would you go to Huron or would you go to The Reef complex or somewhere close by, somewhere between Catawba State Park and the cans that marks the north Edge of the firing range. Maybe in the South Passage. Just something to think about. I rest my case.
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