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    Default Ice Fishing

    I am new to ice fishing, (never done it before) but have read a book about it and want to give it a try. I would love to catch some northern pike or burbot. I have a Super Cub on skis and would be willing to fly wherever the fish are. Any tips for the new guy on where to go and what bait to use?

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    Thumbs up you lucky dog

    Good god man, You are gonna have a blast since you have that cub. Im sure your gonna get alot of offers to be shown some great fishing spots too if you fly someone in with you. Im interested to see what happens on this thread. Oh and if you do get into da fishes good please share some pics on here.

    Good luck
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    I know Big lake has what your looking for as far as Pike and Burbot. There also some nice Dollies and trout in there as well. Most Mat-Su lakes have Pike in them any more. Check out the stocked lakes page in the 07 Fishing Regulation. It showes all the stocked lakes and which species they contain. Good luck and tight lines!

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    Where are you flying from, and how far are you wanting to fly? For pike there are some really good lakes along the big sue, and yetna river. Try Lockwood lake on your way up towards Skwetna. You also have the Fish lakes in that same area. Donkey lake, and Hewitt lake are about 10 miles out from Skwetna too. These are all Pike lakes that I used to snowmachine into, and fish. Also once while fishing Lockwood I was looking at my map, and decided to punch through to a smaller lake about a mile off the the trail just to try it. It was called Lady Slipper lake, and it held a fair amount of pike plus I never ran into any other fishermen on Lockwood or Ladyslipper. Caught a 13lbs pike out of Lockwood, and a couple 15lbs pike out of Hewitt. Probably any lake with a creek connecting to the Big Sue or Yetna is gonna yeild pike. You can also Fly into Alexander lake. Lots of Pike in there. Id say good luck But with a super cub you wont need it!

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    Default Big lake?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Dust View Post
    I know Big lake has what your looking for as far as Pike and Burbot. There also some nice Dollies and trout in there as well. Most Mat-Su lakes have Pike in them any more. Check out the stocked lakes page in the 07 Fishing Regulation. It showes all the stocked lakes and which species they contain. Good luck and tight lines!
    I had heard there had been a couple caught over the last couple years but I didn't know it was a hot spot or anything.
    If they are truly that thick in there..... well thats just sad.

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    Once again you didn't say where you are flying from. Out of Fairbanks East Twin Lake is about as good as it gets for a fly out lake for pike.

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    I am flying out of Birchwood. I tried Lockwood Lake for two days and didn't catch a thing. I tried the southeast corner where the creek is and the confluence where the lake narrows between the two seprate bodies of water. No fish in either area, at least not for my lackluster skills. I was using herring set right off the bottom with anywhere from two feet of water to twenty feet. Any tips or should I try somewhwere else?

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    for pike get yourself over to shell lake, or donkey creek lake.
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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