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  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. Haven't been out looking but things have been froze up for awhile. Heard there was some out on Bowstring last week.
  7. Ice house license law change

    Wife you dummy I know the problem first hand !!
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Ice house license law change

    2 Trout stamps. Did I miss something and need to go back and get another?
  11. 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.
  12. 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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  14. 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!
  15. 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?
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Thanks for the updates. Think I will play it safe and wait until Thursday, November 30 to go out from McKinley Park.
  19. 7" of good clear ice in the couple holes I drilled in Pike Bay this morning.
  20. not sure why its not showing I'm posting? Anyway walking out on the south shore gets you in deeper water quicker. Yes they do bite on red lake during the dark. I hardly ever go on the lake early ice unless Buddy Hillmen needs my help. Once I drive on the lake with blue thunder I will be on her just about everyday un tell mid march if mother nature cooperates.
  21. Air Rifles

    Can anyone recommend a place nearby the Metro Area where a person can take their air rifle to sight in the scope since you cannot shoot them in city limits. Plus, probably not smart to just pull up to a random field to sight in, either. Thanks!!
  22. Went out early Sunday on smaller lake before the Vikes game...5" of good ice and it was growling so making more before it warmed up. Caught a bunch...pic of the dozen crappies we kept...but it was fast and furious from 7-9am
  23. Happy thanksgiving Cookie to you and your family!!! Glad to see you made it through the summer and are getting ready for the long winter on such a Grand Lake!
  24. well we finally got our home computer back so it sure is nice to be able to type again instead of using the phone. The wind were wicked Monday night but by the looks of it this side of the lake held together so that's real good news. Lonnie and his buddy braved the winds yesterday and headed out ,they managed to get 7 of there 8 but it was a tougher bite then last time they were here on Saturday. This weekend is going to be crazy up here as I have had quite a few inquirers about lodging on shore. Buddy Hillmen may have something but he is tough to get a hold of as he is busy building that mammoth house. We ran into a hiccup on blue thunder and have a part we can not get off to replace. I'm hoping Tom can come over and button it up. as Devon worked his butt off to get er done. You could see the disappointment in his eyes, Blue thunder is my work horse and I'm feeling the pressure of getting her up and running.. Our new used lake truck may show up sunday if all goes well. Its name is Cheyanne "I think that's spelled right. It blew a radiator in fargo and is arriving on a trailer . Old Minnesota is the only house that I have not detailed as I also had some major work on her that was ignored while I was trying to break 80 at the golf course this summer. Every one have a great thanksgiving and if your coming up here make sure you check in the resort your going out of as they have been on the ice everyday
  25. I've got 6- 8" on my home lake. I've heard reports of 3" on Eastern side of Fish Lake from High Banks Resort-Blue Max.
  26. Idiots I am heading up Friday I will be walking out don't have to go far for good fishing this early
  27. Ice house license law change

    If I remember right you used to have to get a license a while ago before they changed it to the if you occupied it rule. I don't think 14.33 a year is going to break anyones bank. Hopefully they use the extra money for stocking purposes
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