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  2. First Ice Crappies!

    No not yesterday. 2 weeks ago when we had that first cold spell I went out on Baxter, Blue and Long and checked the ice. They were locked up but only had 1-2" inches so didn't venture out too far. Baxter probably was walkable but had open water on the back end so figured I stay off. Last Sunday I went and checked them out after that warm rainy week we had and they had open water, so yesterday I skipped checking them and went farther north. But I did notice most lakes were locked up on the drive up there. Cant wait for the local lakes to get some decent ice!
  3. Wondering if big sandy is clear enough to spear fish when the ice comes on? Never done it before and would like to give it a try
  4. Today
  5. First Ice Crappies!

    Bryan did you check any lakes around me?
  6. First Ice Crappies!

    Had to scratch the ice fishing itch, so I drove up north to the Mille Lacs lake area and found a smaller lake with 4-5" of ice. Punch a few holes and found some crappies and sunnies. Nothing big but was fun time and a great way to start my ice seaso n! Bring on the ice! Check out the video: https://youtu.be/BTTv_G07PB8
  7. Ice house license law change

    Ok as long as she reads a book and stays the heck out of the way!
  8. Ice house license law change

    Double the lines for down rigging you dummy!
  9. Ice house license law change

    Hey, I resemble that remark!! Plus my wife only went fishing with me once the whole time that we have been married and she brought a book! I got her trained in right away. Sorry about your training problem!
  10. Ice house license law change

    Ok but with all those Trout. Bring a tow rope as I may be stuck in the slush!
  11. fish house parade in aitkin, Friday at 1
  12. Yesterday
  13. Thanks snowfighter. Coming up Dec 9 weekend.my brother took some fish outta little turtle the weekend of Oct 7 th. Sounds like from your end of the lake. Seen pics, some decent pike.
  14. Ice house license law change

    With 2 trout stamps you can keep double your limit. You heard it here first on the interwebs! Me and Mr Williams will swing by and say Hi this winter in Ely. That is, if we can get around your sled!! Happy Thanksgiving!
  15. There is probably not going to be much ice to speak of if the forecast holds true. They are talking 50s on Friday, Sunday and Monday. Any ice we did have will most likely be gone, unfortunately.
  16. Haven't been out looking but things have been froze up for awhile. Heard there was some out on Bowstring last week.
  17. Ice house license law change

    Wife you dummy I know the problem first hand !!
  18. It's that time of year. Cone on up and see if you can claim the Nord Lord. Spearing in the Third River Flowage in Winnie. Pizza party Friday night in the lodge potluck in the ice Saturday at noon. Any questions hollar.
  19. Saw something interesting on forest lake this morning...lake was completely locked up, yet someone had launched their boat and was trudging through the ice! That’s dedication! Anyone have any ice updates to report?
  20. Ice house license law change

    2 Trout stamps. Did I miss something and need to go back and get another?
  21. Ice house license law change

    The 200 foot rule gets me a little but it has to be defined somehow what is occupied and what isn’t. So for a wheelhouse we get to buy tabs to have on the road and a sticker to have it on the ice and go away for a little while. Seems pretty close to double taxation since any LE can find out who the owner is from the current plate. Plus the spear shack that I might want to keep up over the weekend. 2 tags plus license. Combination sports license 2 trout stamps Waterfowl stamps Pheasant stamp Turkey license (stamp now included) Deer license for all seasons The bucket is getting heavy with all the drops in it.
  22. Ice house license law change

    Really no different than using your boat. $14,000 fish house and $14.33/year is going to kill you?? What gets me is at the lake we are at in the summer, mostly out of state people in the campground and all of their boats, never leave that lake and they are all licensed out of state and not in MN. That is a chunk of money the state does not see.
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  24. Great news to hear! Hopefully it will make enough tonight and hope it isn't going to get as warm as they say. Fingers crossed!
  25. Was hoping to come up with a 1/2 ton and a 16ft wheel house Dec. 1st. Any thoughts if the ice will be think enough to go out of Hillmens?
  26. Took a drive around Lake Osakis earlier. It appears the cold and calm winds we had last night made a lot of ice. From what I could tell it appeared the lake was locked up except there was a small open area in Manthey's Bay that had a couple trumpeter swans swimming around and another small area in front of Holiday Resort that had some ducks swimming around. The rest was all ice, thin ice. Don't know if it will hold up over the next 5 days. High of 38 tomorrow, 46 and showers on Friday with high winds, 36 Saturday, 44 Sunday and 44 Monday. The lows over night aren't going to dip very low. If it was a few inches thick I wouldn't be to concerned, but as thin as it is, could be bad.
  27. Ice house license law change

    Not by itself it won't but they raised the price on licenses for everything. Once you add it all up I'll bet you never got that big of a raise at your job. I paid for an ATV license since they first came out and we didn't get squat for it for over 20 years. What a joke, not to mention debacles like Mille Lacs Lake management. AAARRGGHHH!! I gotta quit now before I pop a vein.
  28. Thanks for the updates. Think I will play it safe and wait until Thursday, November 30 to go out from McKinley Park.
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