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  1. 5 points
    My Saturday afternoon sit was pretty good
  2. 5 points
    ANYFISH2 nailed it. Weather was absolutely perfect. We were blessed with perfect weather. The wind dying down just in time for the hunt and having snow was amazing. Our group of 5 (4+1) saw probably about 50 deer total from stand, mostly the same deer due to us hunting the same area. We ended up tagging 2 bucks; I got an 8 pointer Saturday afternoon and my brother in law smoked this stud 9 pointer (should've been a 10 broken brow tine) on Sunday morning. Overall I think hunters had great success. I never did see the day-to-day number of registered deer posted. Another group that camped with us ended up 1 for 3 with a nice 6 pointer.
  3. 5 points
    Last two days have been incredible for both size and numbers
  4. 4 points
    Thanks guys! It's a year for the books. We had a blast. Wanderer you're correct. So often we as hunters want to be as far away from commotion and people as possible, but when you have a group that is all on the same page and put ego aside it can up your odds of taking a deer tremendously. We normally spread out quite a ways, but sometimes through observation you find out you gotta move in on the deer movement which may put you only 80-150 yds away from someone else. If that deer walks directly between you, you still may not even have an ethical shot opportunity. Long story short, we all saw our fair share of deer, some different and many the same, but it's not very often that they are all within a comfortable shooting range. Especially with the snow cover, you sure could see quite a long ways through the woods. Thanks for the kind words and happy hunting to the rest of you!
  5. 4 points
    We are done as of Saturday as well. Was fishing in 35 feet in Smarts Friday and had a monster, monster fish on. Thought I was snagged for a few minutes, but then felt the wiggling. Fought if for probably five - ten minutes (drag flying out) and then up came an eight inch walleye. Never saw the monster, but guessing it was massive fish, perhaps a muskie? Anyone else ever have this happen?
  6. 4 points
    Good day! Keep the reports coming! We’re islanders and had to pull out a week ago. On my last day out by myself I boated a thick 28” walleye to close my season. We brought filets Home so my old fisherman, 95 year old dad could enjoy a good fry, I still enjoy reading about the lake so keep reporting. Thanks, Dick
  7. 3 points
    Tonight on Pike Bay under an inch and a half of snow. Closer to 6 inches on the bare ice areas. Unreal how quick things happened this year. If this storm on Friday holds off we'll be in great shape looking at forecast.
  8. 3 points
    Havent done anything for a couple of weeks since it cooled down and I put the boat away. Lots of talk and questions about what is going on day to day so it is time to get back to work. Here is the first LOTW ice condtition report of the season. I will do this on a regular basis until ice season really gets underway. Share this on your FB feeds and where you can share stuff. Spread the good word.
  9. 3 points
    Ish I am deflated was hoping for one last trip with the boat before storing her. Don't get me wrong I love ice fishing, it's the down time between open and hard water I have trouble with. Well guess it's time to tackle those projects I have been putting off all summer. By the way Curt love the( nice fricken snow) line. Good stuff
  10. 3 points
    11/5/17 Got three days of duck hunting in before we start losing a lot of the water to ice. Very cold temps coming up this week. Got spoiled hunting open water to the last day of the season the past few years, but probably not going to happen this year. Cold front and snow had huge numbers of bluebills moving through central MN this weekend. Some new mallards moved in as well, and a lot of geese started showing up. Good variety and numbers of birds. Decoyed flocks of up to 100 bluebills and lots of groups of twenty to thirty mallards. Only shot one bird each per group and avoided buffleheads, hoodies, and ringnecks (a couple of ringers flying with bluebills fell) to make the days last longer. Hopefully the rivers, high and fast for this time of year, hold mallards and geese for some field hunting as the corn is finally coming out. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
  11. 3 points
    The DeZurik Camp. No deer yet for us, the snow is good to show how many deer walked down our footprints! Our view. My Hunter and I.
  12. 3 points
    This coming up weeks looking cold, single digits. Ice coming soon. Here’s a steelhead from yesterday
  13. 3 points
    I would say it was a decent year for camp. IMO the weather was perfect and the snow cover made for a lot more deer seen compared to last few years. I think its coming back but nowhere close to where it was 10-15 years ago. Who knows if it will ever get there but I sure do enjoy hunting in there so will continue to apply. I hunted all day both days and saw plenty of deer including a "Ripley Buck" on Sunday at about 3:45 but couldn't compete with the doe he was chasing. Of all the people I talked to and our group it seemed like the bucks were on their feet and people were seeing more bucks then does or fawns, however most being smaller. Here is one my buddy shot on Saturday around 3 o'clock
  14. 3 points
    Cold weather equals fall walleye. Love it. And bonus perch.
  15. 3 points
    Got up to Bowstring again at Geigers Trails End Resort. Went up to get some crappies nd found them but again could not get one to bite out deep. One spot they were 7 feet thick ! LOL So we chased perch and did great. No 12 inchers but a lot of dandies. Not sure if I will get back up before ice. Crappies should be great this winter.
  16. 3 points
    Sounds like it suked. I fixed that for yea before eyeguy54 came by and pointed it out in Bold or something! He's like that.
  17. 3 points
    The wife and I were up to L O W for whole week. Great weather, good fishing and fun time. Was able to fish 7 days split up between Morris point, Long point and the river. For me Long point was the better bite. May have seen a couple members of outdoors Mn on Tuesday out of LP. Let me know if I'm right. Also met member from Wisc. at Morris point( real good guy) Anyway didn't seem to matter much what color jig caught them on every color with frozen shiner. Some days were better then others but always caught fish. Ate several meals of fish and brought fish home. Also caught a 14 in perch that I brought into taxidermist. Plan on going back at least one more time this fall . ( Too good not to).
  18. 3 points
    I think you guys will do well. We have seen a good number of deer downrange and a handful have been nice ones.
  19. 3 points
    I've talked to a few people who hunted 1st weekend... everything sounds positive as far as numbers of deer seen and deer sign in general compared to last couple of years. Not much for size but hopefully the big boys will be moving with the cool weather!
  20. 3 points
    Andi and I scored a few yesterday
  21. 3 points
    The smaller perch is 12 in Larger one 14 in.
  22. 3 points
    Well the weather was pretty crappy but the fish were biting...Had to sort through but kept some for dinner. Caught a variety today, eyes,jumbos,crappie and a few smallies... rigging on or next to rocks worked best for us.
  23. 2 points
    heard that too, have not seen anyone out myself. I too can wait...
  24. 2 points
    The ice in Black Bay was 5-6" deep on Saturday. It was beautiful, strong ice.....perfect for my daughter and I to skate on. I did get those new heaters in Del, but the wood fire did most of the work. It was nice to set the heaters to 50 degrees overnight and have the heaters kick on after the fire had died out. I've always liked rebuilding the fire in the middle of the night, but I like sleeping even more!
  25. 2 points
    I was told to ignored strange people in the middle of the woods, growing up. Sorry.
  26. 2 points
    It's a cool idea and I've been looking for something like this, but its not worth $250. You can get a 10ah lithium battery for $99 from Dakota Lithium. Some USB ports + small LED flashlight + a few rod holders + 2 more amps ≠ another $150. It really should be priced in the $100-150 range. My two cents.
  27. 2 points
    Not a bad half hour of shore fishing yesterday afternoon! I hardly ever fish for walleyes on the river because the smallmouth fishing is so good, but it was nice to get a limit ranging from 14"-18".
  28. 2 points
    I went out yesterday above the Sartell Dam. Water Temp was 42.6 when I started at 3:30, and dropped to 42.1, when I left around 5:30. Fishing was pretty good until about 5. All fish I caught except one were right behind larger rocks. I caught one fish on the bank after I saw it pick something up on the surface. I'll probably try a few more times before I put the boat away for the year. But, it's getting pretty dang close to being done.
  29. 2 points
    Chad and I came home empty handed as well. Not because we didnt have deer close enough, because of being selective and a touch of bad "luck". Chad had a slow day only seeing a doe and a small buck early this morning then getting blanked the rest of the day. I had increased action seeing 5 deer in the morning and 2 more right at 6 this evening. Overall it was great hunt this year, weather was absolutely perfect in my opinion, deer seemed to move a little this year, and I got to "steal" a spot from Wanderer to start the season, what were the odds!
  30. 2 points
    My original group of 4 has seen 3 decent bucks. I’m the odd man out. I claim Anyfish2 as our 5th expanded party member so I can say 4 of 5 saw bucks this morning. Plus he’s in the neighborhood.
  31. 2 points
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  33. 2 points
    Did a few off season projects waiting for Ice. - Underwater camera, Fish Finder, Wheel house mods and the latest converting a 2 cycle Jiffy Lite 90 to an ION battery auger. Got the auger off Craiglist for $10, Drill for $15. Second stage of gear box is a 5 to 1 reduction so got the auger blade to turn at about 250 RPM which I feel is an ideal speed. Gear reduction also doubled the torque of the motor drive. Planning to use the Dewalt 20V ION battery as I already have charger and now converting one of the 1.5 AH batteries to either 9 or 12 AH. If anyone needs a mid 80's Jiffy Lite 90 motor and clutch PM me. Has great compression, never tried to start it. Price somewhere between free and a gift. If you did a project this summer, would you care to share them? DJ ION Auger HB.mp4 << Click link for video
  34. 2 points
    Rivers are so under fished in this state. People seem to gravitate towards lakes all the time and avoid rivers but the reality is that rivers, large and small, have awesome fishing.
  35. 2 points
    VG, Good bite most days now! All minnows for me. jigs or lindys. Chubs, shiners, and pike suckers. Found walleyes from 8' to 40' yesterday. Cliff
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    Nick Johnson gives duck and goose calling lessons. look him up. https://www.facebook.com/nick.johnson.752487
  38. 1 point
    with this weather the ice we were on will be toast. Stay off the ice.
  39. 1 point
    @hoppe56307 I like the looks of that buck!
  40. 1 point
    Not sure where you were but if you saw an Orange Popsicle in a tree that was me this morning. I had every stitch of clothing I brought on this morning but the breeze coming off the swap just wouldn't stop! I've been warmer fishing on my sled on Burntside at 10- then today! Not all bad, my son put down some meat heading to the butcher in the morning.
  41. 1 point
    We got into some monster crappies in the Bemidji area have a look!
  42. 1 point
    It is all yours!
  43. 1 point
    Nice one , Nick! I still recognize the background though
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    Spot on Glenn, cow bay.
  46. 1 point
    tealitup, I do not guide hunting trips, just fishing and ice fishing. Doing this as a second job, I do not make enough money at it to pay for the insurance to guide hunting trips. Once guns are involved, the insurance gets much more expensive than with fishing rods. Sorry. I still write articles, make videos, and record my You Tube show about waterfowl hunting, and post reports here.
  47. 1 point
    Thanks Cliff. Looking at the Forecast, I may be the only boat on the water.
  48. 1 point
    10/22/17 Hunted water in central MN from a boat blind both days. Despite gusty south winds one day and temps not exactly October-like, new ducks were around that moved in during a cold, clear night with a west wind during the week. Calendar migrators from the Dakotas and southern Canada. Saw eleven species and harvested ten--typical late October mixed bag. A mixed, medium-sized decoy spread with a crosswind on a point with the sun behind us was the ticket. An Avery Quick Set blind with fast grass mats and two Lucky Duck HD spinners rounded out the set-up. Subtle mallard quacks, chuckles, and drake whistles mixed with goose clucks, pintail and wigeon whistles locked up birds nice and close--no loud contest calling. Cold weather and West and NW winds this week should get a bunch of new birds in--probably a mixed bag of species still. We saw or heard eight flocks of specklebellies migrating on Sunday. Look for a show about one of these days of hunting on my You Tube channel (Fishing and Hunting the North Country) by later in the week. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    I thought the bite was pretty good las weekend. I had the opposite experience as Capt Acorn. I had very little bite pulling lead, but I was marking fish so I slowed way down with minnows. Fishing alone Friday afternoon I had a limit of 16.5-19.5, and threw back a 15 and a 23. Also lost 3-4 big ones near the boat and caught about a dozen smallies up to 19.5. Saturday I went out for about 20 minutes and caught 2 walleyes 16 & 26.5. I think that's my biggest on Big V this year, although my son had a 28 on opener. Headed up again Thursday eve. I should find a chance to sneak out once or twice.
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