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2012-2013 Ice Annual

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WEST OKOBOJI IOWA KEVAN PAUL The Iowa Great Lakes are where I spend most of my time on the ice. I love to sight fish on West Okoboji for blue gills or go jigging for perch and walleye on Spirit Lake. When I'm not at the Iowa Great Lakes I'm back on Clear Lake looking for more walleye and yellow bass. Yellow bass are a great-tasting fish, and best of all there is no limit! ROD WOTEN My favorite lake in Iowa is West Okoboji. While it is almost 3 hours from my doorstep, I still fish it so heavily in the winter that I consider it my "home ice." "Boji" is world famous for its gin-clear waters and the sight fishing opportunities that it yields for some of the biggest (and smartest) bluegills on the planet! Throw in the chance for a trophy smallmouth, perch, walleye, pike or musky, and you can begin to see why I'm willing to travel so far to fish this lake. // LAKE WISCONSIN KEITH KAVAJECZ DOOR COUNTY I'm lucky that I get to ice fish all over the upper midwest and beyond, but my favorite ice fishing is in northeastern Wisconsin, and it's tough to beat the bay of Green Bay for ice fishing. The Sturgeon Bay area in particular offers some fabulous fishing for trophy walleye and whitefish by the bucket- load. Sandwiched between the "mainland" of Wisconsin and the Door County peninsula (often referred to as the "thumb" of Wisconsin), the bay of Green Bay offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities both in open water and ice fishing seasons. Door County is a popular tourist and vacation destination, so finding accommodations is easy. It's a wonderful place for a fishing or family vacation, offering a wide range of activities and attractions all year round. // CHAMPLAIN VERMONT JAMES VLADYKA As an inland sea, or a Great Lake that faces the wrong direction, Lake Champlain is a mecca for hard-water anglers from Vermont, New York and beyond. With a diversity of species, including crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, perch, walleye, trout, smelt, pike and just about every other freshwater fish, Lake Champlain has everything ice anglers desire. Approximately 125 miles long, covering 600 square miles. Lake Champlain is mostly shallow (30 feet of water or less in the channel) from the Crown Point bridge (the only bridge on the main lake) south. But it can reach depths of over 300 feet in the northern waters. // Want more? Check back throughout the C E year as we release more hot spots of the pros in future digital editions at THE ICE ANNUAL << ICE TEAM.COM 21 I B E L T

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