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  2. Taping reels to rods

    Zip ties then wrap with electric tape. Fish on . And beer on.
  3. Ice Fishing Reports by Area in Minnesota

    Hi all. I'm a newbie. And Iowan, but I love everything Minnesota. Ice Fishing is a short season here. I'm down by cedar rapids. Girlfriend and I are going to faribault this weekend to try some lakes. Any tips would be appreciated. I honestly don't keep many walleye back here, we imposed our own 17 in to 24 in all we keep standard. And it's helping the River in our area. At Least we think so. Anyway, we're just looking for some good walleye and Pike action any bonus panfish too. If you could give us some legit pointers . That would make an awesome trip. Thanks again. Tight lines God too many beers . We only keep 17 to 24 inch eyes
  4. Alex wilhelmi

    I live in Iowa....but I love everything Minnesota

     

  5. My son lost his otter sled off his trailer this early evening, jan, 23, leaving Grindstone lake heading to Pine City, ....his name is Derek can be reached 218-393-1486 thanks if anyone can help out
  6. checking to see if anyone may have found a otter sled fish house combo, my son was fishing Grindstone lake today heading to Pine City and lost it off the back of his trailer. his name is Derek and can be reached at 218-393-1486, thanks if anyone has found it
  7. Got the extension for nills

    sunday hopefully back on the ice
  8. Taping reels to rods

    and they will smell minty fresh!
  9. Yesterday
  10. First Welcome to FM, They definitely can be caught during the day but the water is really clear usally on that lake and I have found over the years of fishing it that the evening into the dark bite can be way better. Don't rule out trying to target those fish you saw. Some options are fishing on a cloudy day, or try down sizeing your presentation as you may surprise yourself and put a few topside.
  11. Taping reels to rods

    Electrical tape for me nice and smooth. If your worried about the residue at the end of the season a little tip is rub toothpaste on the cork work it around then wash in water. Cleans them up takes the scum off and they look good as new when done.
  12. Smart Stop Bobber Stops

    I broke a bunch also at first my bear paws just squeeze a little to hard! You definitely need to be carefull when putting them on to much pressure and another one bites the dust. Great bobber and concept can be used for a slip or fixed bobber just a little fragile.
  13. Big Marine Results - 1/7/18

    Some good sticks there!
  14. Got the extension for nills

    Looks good Royce hopefully you can put it to good use soon. The ice is sure getting thick if it keeps up I will be ordering a extension for my K drill soon or bring out the StrikeMaster and extension.
  15. Looks like I need to resurrect this one... sorry for the long delay... It's been a whirlwind of a winter already. A couple dozen guide trips in the books and over a dozen different lakes across the Metro and surrounding areas. Chisago... to Minnetonka... to Clearwater... to Prior... to Big Marine... and other places in between. The good news: we have good ice and the season is definitely in full-swing! It's making up for past years! That being said... big word of the day... WEEDS, WEEDS, WEEDS!!! The biggest fish are constantly coming out of the weeds. Sure there are numbers out deeper and throughout the basins, but if you want to consistently catch big Metro fish (panfish) then focus on the weeds. Even larger walleyes are coming from the weeds. Spend some time with the underwater camera and/or sight-fishing... force yourself to get out of your comfort zone and fish in the weeds (if you don't already). Also turn to plastics instead of live-bait. These few ARE feeding, they are not dormant. Fish plastics and get after 'em! I've spent most of my time targeting fish in less than 20 feet of water. You basin bite is holding fish during low-light though, so if you're going to hunker-down over a deeper pod of fish then make sure the focal point is sunrise and sunset, otherwise chase-down the shallow fish during the day and stay moving until you find biting fish. Our best bites are mid-day in the weeds... or those first couple hours after sunrise on some lakes. Haven't had to focus on the night-bite a whole lot, but if that's your window of fishing then definitely go for it--you'll still get bit! The tip-ups have been a little quite lately. Haven't put a ton of time into them, but they haven't been flying much. A handful of small pike, that's about it. Might need to go on a tip-up excursion soon though! Hopefully everyone is out enjoying the season! Good luck, be safe, and have fun!
  16. Big Marine Results - 1/7/18

    Here are a few of the results from the event on Big Marine Lake... 1st Place - Ryan Sorenson/Mitch Bradshaw (8.42 pounds) 2nd Place - Mike Raetz/Travis Kratcha (8.395 pounds) 3rd Place - Stuart Manning/Michael Thompson (8.3 pounds) 4th Place - Matt Milbrandt/Evan Ficek (8.205 pounds) 5th Place - Justin Hammer/Joe Mann (8.085 pounds) Big Fish - Travis Adams/Bill Shelton (1.3 pound Crappie) For a complete list of the results... Big Marine Results - CLICK HERE Also check out the UPL Facebook page for more photos from the event... UPL Facebook Page - CLICK HERE Awesome job to all of the teams!!
  17. Ahh yes, the Cool Cats! I remember the first one! Glad to hear this is still going on. I spend a lot of time on the Horseshoe Chain, but unfortunately I won't be able to make this event. However, I would like to donate some items on behalf of Clam Outdoors. Shoot me an email on where I can send them and I'll get some items sent out... mjohnson at iceteam.com. Thanks and have fun out there!!
  18. Tom Heinrich, who most recently was the large lake specialist covering Lake of the Woods for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will now supervise Mille Lacs Lake fisheries management. “We’re pleased that Tom Heinrich has accepted this new role. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from other large walleye lakes in Minnesota and elsewhere, strong scientific skills and an open ability to communicate with and relate to various groups in the public,” said Brad Parsons, central region fisheries manager. Heinrich begins as Mille Lacs Lake fisheries supervisor on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the office in Garrison. He will oversee the extensive field operations that happen throughout the course of the year to assess fish populations and harvests; work with fisheries research and other partners to study walleye productivity; study the potential impacts of big fish on young walleye survival; review goals for spawning stock biomass; and coordinate other work needed to answer complex questions about the lake. “This is an important position because Mille Lacs always has been a vital and popular fishery and there is still a lot to learn about the lake and the changes we are seeing. Adding Tom to the team to perform the detailed, complex work needed will benefit the resource, the DNR and groups with an interest in the lake,” Parsons said. Heinrich begins his new role as the DNR continues efforts to understand and improve a walleye population in Mille Lacs Lake that has undergone a decline over the past two decades that has coincided with significant aquatic system changes including increased water clarity and decreased walleye productivity; the introduction of zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and spiny water fleas; a changing zooplankton community that may be altering the aquatic food web; and declines in certain forage species, including tullibee. Heinrich began his natural resources career in New York as a fisheries technician on eastern Lake Erie and worked in that role from 1984 until 1990, when he accepted a position in Baudette for the Minnesota DNR. In 1991, he became the large lake specialist for Lake of the Woods and has been in that position since. More information about Mille Lacs Lake can be found on the DNR website at mndnr.gov/millelacslake. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  19. AND i keep telling you to look DOWN at your bobber..........................NOT up at the bottom of your empty beer can!!!!!!!! sheez!!!!!
  20. I didn't get there either. Planned on it, but found a good crappie bite in Wisconsin that I couldn't pass up.
  21. Got the extension for nills

    hoping it will be nice to me.
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