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Lake: Mesa Lake

mesa lakes ice fishing

Post By: Kris201      Posted: 12/10/2012 3:43:31 PM     Points: 22    
Well we hit the mesa lakes today and had a good time
We caught a bunch of little bows but thats it. Ice was 6-8 inches.
 Reply by: cypher      Posted: 12/10/2012 7:46:18 PM     Points: 340
Which lakes had that much ice, I have been dying to hit the hardwater but didnt think any of them were safe yet.
 Reply by: Kris201      Posted: 12/10/2012 8:53:14 PM     Points: 22
We fished sunset. Beavers ice was good too but i didnt fish it
 Reply by: cypher      Posted: 12/11/2012 10:12:05 AM     Points: 340
Great, thanks for the update, the ice info is much appreciated! Enjoy your hard water season.
 Reply by: Lefty2053      Posted: 12/11/2012 10:18:57 AM     Points: 1190
I am sure Alexander and Cobbert are frozen as is Deep Ward. Most likely a lot more but you will need a snowmobile to get to them.
 Reply by: cypher      Posted: 12/11/2012 6:01:17 PM     Points: 340
This is only my second season ice fishing so I am still kind if new to it. I also have not had the opportunity to fish many lakes on the Mesa, Vega being the exception, although its really not on the Mesa. Any tips? I planning to go this weekend with a buddy.
 Reply by: Lefty2053      Posted: 12/11/2012 6:37:53 PM     Points: 1190
If you don't have them you might get some good Lures. Swedish Pimple,Kastmasters and my new Favorite is the Slender Spoons from Custom Jigs and Spins. Gold is always a good color. Tip them with a meal or wax worm and jig. There are a lot of different ways of jigging. Some fast jerks in a row and then let it sit a while or Small little twitches and let it sit or even a slow raise and then let it drop back down and let it sit. You can find most fish on the Mesa in 12-20 Feet of Water. FOW. Good luck out there and always be safe by checking ice conditions as you go out. Don't want to see anyone in this or any other area fall through.
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