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  2. I took those pictures probably seven or eight years ago. If I remember correctly I was heading up north solo, and decided like many others that I'd never fully read the spectacle and would capture it for posterity. I've never met or seen the guy, but I'm sure it would be an interesting time if you drank a few cold ones together. Speaking of Cotton, does anyone have a report on the El Toro lounge? I've always meant to stop in there but have yet to do so.
  3. Losing Sue is a great loss to the lake community and all of those that had a chance to interact with her. My young daughter has had to deal with a few close losses in our family this year/winter already, so she will be really sad to find out next spring that her favorite "ice cream lady' is no longer with us as well. Sue and Ron were always part of the experience of coming up north. Like many others I'm sure, my wife got corner by Sue last summer about how we needed to buy Moosebirds! I'll miss seeing Sue's smile each time we walk in the door to pick up some random forgotten item, for ice cream, or to find something "Moosebirds" to take home and support a good friend.
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  5. K drill extension?

    Not sure how everyone else is drilling their holes with the k drill, but I have the 8" on a clam drill plate with the M18 fuel drill and don't have any problems with the drill overheating or the bit not cutting. In 20" of ice, I clear the shavings 2 or 3 times during the cutting process and the drill cuts like a hot knife through butter. Instructions on the k drill float are pretty clear that you should clear the shavings to prevent the drill from binding when cutting in thick ice. Love my k drill!
  6. depends on what lake you go to i guess. i was up the weekend it was so bitter cold. very few lakes have plowed roads like winnie, red, mille lacs. there was probably 6 inches of snow on the ground and lake. the snow on the lake was drifted and had a bit of a crust to it. not sure what the warm strech did to it though. there are several bait shops you could call!!!!!!!!
  7. wow.........i'm shocked. its 27 miles from our cabin. stopped there also snowmobiling and coming thru fishing. quiet the place. so sad to hear.
  8. Trout fishing streams question.

    It's all on the DNR website. Get out your map and check it out. Or you could take advice from strangers on the internet. Or you could hire a guide. "Trout Fishing: Seasons and Possession Limits - Streams Today's date: 1/22/18 SpeciesSeasonPossession Limit Inland except southeast counties Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Splake4/15/17 - 10/1/175 combined, not more than 1 greater than 16" Southeastern Minnesota counties of Dodge, Goodhue, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Splake1/1/17 - 4/14/17Catch-and-release only Southeastern Minnesota counties of Dodge, Goodhue, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Splake4/15/17 - 9/14/175 combined, not more than 1 greater than 16" Southeastern Minnesota counties of Dodge, Goodhue, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Splake9/15/17 - 10/15/17Catch-and-release only Southeastern Minnesota counties of Dodge, Goodhue, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Splake1/1/18 - 4/13/18Catch-and-release only East Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek Valley State Park; Forestville Creek in Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park; Canfield Creek in Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park; South Branch Root River in Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park; Trout Run Creek in Whitewater State Park and Middle Branch Whitewater River in Whitewater State Park. Also, within city boundaries of Chatfield, Lanesboro, Preston and Spring Valley. Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Splake9/15/16 - 4/14/17Catch-and-release only East Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek Valley State Park; Forestville Creek in Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park; Canfield Creek in Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park; South Branch Root River in Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park; Trout Run Creek in Whitewater State Park and Middle Branch Whitewater River in Whitewater State Park. Also, within city boundaries of Chatfield, Lanesboro, Preston and Spring Valley. Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Splake4/15/17 - 9/14/175 combined, not more than 1 greater than 16" East Beaver Creek in Beaver Creek Valley State Park; Forestville Creek in Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park; Canfield Creek in Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park; South Branch Root River in Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park; Trout Run Creek in Whitewater State Park and Middle Branch Whitewater River in Whitewater State Park. Also, within city boundaries of Chatfield, Lanesboro, Preston and Spring Valley." Brook, Brown, Rainbow, Splake9/15/17 - 4/13/18Catch-and-release only
  9. Sunset Lodge

    "Paul and I had a great time up at Sunset Lodge this weekend. The weather was warm and allowed for some additional hole hopping. Caught many keeper walleye between 17”-19” along with good numbers of slab crappie. Paul even landed his personal best walleye.

    Thanks again to the awesome staff!!! Everyone does a great job making sure you have everything you need for a day on the ice."

    - Steve Kapaun / Paul Anderla

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  10. Well that is pretty sad. Had a lot of good times, burgers and dinners up there snowmobiling and 4 wheeling. www.grandrapidsmn.com/...hill...squaw-lake/article_aa3b5546-f7ed-11e7-b45d-c34d... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjnv_rsyOrYAhUGEawKHV-ECfoQFghCMAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grandrapidsmn.com%2Fnews%2Ffire-destroys-the-hill-bar-in-squaw-lake%2Farticle_aa3b5546-f7ed-11e7-b45d-c34d5b1f648a.html&usg=AOvVaw1LRiuHCFf3M7Xusreg7vdH
  11. Panfish Pics

    Nice Bluegills Ricky! Those thumbnail sized opercular flaps are super special. H e l l those are thumbers!
  12. Well, check that one of the list. After trudging through the slush Saturday we were rewarded with a handful of undersized crappie. We'll have to try some of the options around Pelican next time. Happy, safe fishing everyone.
  13. Beautiful weather on Sat and Sun. but plenty of traffic! No traffic today but still a very slow bite this morning. Could just be the weather change!??? Cliff
  14. Heading to that area this weekend - Curious as too how much snow cover is on the area lakes, and whether it's even worth bringing the wheelhouse?
  15. Panfish Pics

    I spent 3 hours last Saturday morning working on “the catalog” then went about my weekend, planning to finish at the end of the weekend. Went to open it up and the new laptop won’t make pictures on the screen. Tried everything; no dice. Have to return the piece of Black Friday junk.
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  17. Panfish Pics

    Here is some more dirty ice armor fish pics..... todays beast, released to fight again
  18. Cliff, did you have a lot of vehicle traffic around you on Saturday? Maybe the bad fishing on Saturday was just the weather conditions, although Saturday was beautiful weather-wise.
  19. Same here. Thursday was a good bite and the weekend bite was mostly a bust! Cliff
  20. Panfish Pics

    I think he's going to not wash it and keep telling everyone at the bait store and on the lake he's a Pro Staff on HSO & Outdoors Minnesota. Until someone sends him a HSO hoody or new hat!
  21. My advice for ice fishing on Vermilion would be to avoid high traffic areas. I always believed this before, but this weekend seemed to validate that theory. On Thursday my neighbors in our ice fishing village decided to plow roads, driveways, and parking lots all around, and I only caught 4 little walleyes. Friday I planned to take my portable out to an isolated spot, but none of my village neighbors were out that day, and the fishing was very good. I caught 14 walleyes that day, including 21" and the pictured 26" and 24" slotters. Saturday I thought that maybe the fishing was just picking up so I fished in my permanent again. Caught only 2 walleyes while my neighbors proceeded to have a big family gathering with many vehicles going back and forth. Love fishing in my permanent house, but the next time it starts to get busy in the neighborhood, I am moving out with my portable.
  22. Panfish Pics

    Who’s worried about a jacket showing proof of action when the catching is that good?!
  23. Panfish Pics

    yes indeed, its fun when they fight back. lol . the cgi's got a workout! I put a jar of the secret bait in my red box as soon as I got home. BWAAAAA HAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ! ! !
  24. Panfish Pics

    Nice fish. That jacket Tho!
  25. Panfish Pics

    One of the better bites I have been on this winter. No huge ones, except for the one Peter got.... But lots and lots of quality fish caught
  26. Moose, you always seem to put in the most effort to get fish located for GTGs. I wouldn’t count you out yet.
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