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    I've caught many fish in AK through the ice, but I've yet to catch a burbot or a sheefish. I probably won't be going after sheefish anytime soon, although I would like to catch one someday. But I have burbot on my list of fish to catch this winter. I know guys that fish for them on river sloughs are fishing for them in fairly shallow water (less than 20 ft), but how about on lakes? I have heard some guys say the shallower the better (even less than 5 feet). Other people I have talked to say you want to be deeper (like 20-40 feet of water). I'm wondering what the best depth is for burbot fishing in lakes. In particular some lakes I want to try out this year are Long Lake (mile 86 Glenn) and Lake Louise.

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    Member J2theD's Avatar
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    On Big Lake we were seeing/catching them anywhere between 12-30 feet.

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    At long lake in about 3-6 feet of water. My friends and I have caught lots of small ones at night with glow-n-dark jigs not far out from the parking area.
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    i have caught lots of large burbot, under the ice from the bottom to the ice to the bottom of the lake in 3 feet of water in lake louise in a pure mud bottom.

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    I second the three to six feet on Long lake. Some decent sizes in the mix as well all on glow in the dark grubs. Pretty cool jigging these glow in the dark jigs being that is all you see in the hole waiting to just see them dissapear.

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