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  1. 10 points
    Made it up for my 5th week of ice fishing (one more to go before a break to work). Action was a little slower, but I did manage to catch 20 walleyes in 2½ days of fishing. A few dinks, plenty of eaters, and 4 slotters. Thought I had finally topped 30" when I hooked the fat 26" walleye Thursday at noon (1st picture). Then Friday at 8:45 I caught the 30-5/8" walleye in the 2nd picture. She came up quick at first, but when she saw the hole she really took off. The regulations book chart for this length walleye would be 12½ pounds, but considering how fat she was, I think she topped 13 pounds. Unfortunately the battery was dead in my scale. She swam away very energetically. Best action was with a rainbow on a plain hook the first day-and-a half. My neighbor said they were biting better on suckers, so I tried those Friday and had better action with them. However, the big fish was caught on a small chub. Caught a few fish on small jig/minnow. Had 11-3/4" of ice and many trucks were driving aroudn out from McKinley Park. WIth the very cold weather coming the next few days, the ice should be quite good by next weekend. The snow was starting to drift on the lake.
  2. 8 points
    Got a PB on a tip up today. 41 inch fatty! FUN CITY!
  3. 6 points
    eyeguy 54

    CO

    got checked 2 times in the last 3 days. both real nice guys. glad to see them out and about. maybe catch some of the litterings. few got wrote up on rice for 2 many lines down. silly people... lol
  4. 6 points
    Lets get some new videos on here! I got a couple quick videos of big musky in the hole chasing around my decoys. https://youtu.be/jQt5bd6HUv4 https://youtu.be/om6ocAT3a0Q
  5. 5 points
    Not gonna let that stop me from fishing!
  6. 5 points
    I was lucky enough to pick up a 40V Strikemaster a couple of weeks ago. absolutely love it. but was trying to figure out how to transport/keep warm the batteries. well after a bit of searching, here is what i found at Fleet Farm. it is an Igloo sandwich bag. it is insulated. and has a zippered pouch on the front to store extra hand warmers.
  7. 5 points
    One walleye three crappies tonight. Baited his first hook! Sleeping in the fish house and watching movies tonight.
  8. 5 points
    Lots of very hard drifts showing up on the lake now but easy to maneuver around them in most areas. Still a decent bite on most days! Jigging or set lines are both working. Rainbows or pike suckers seem to be the preferred bait with shiners also getting a few hits. Here is a 29-1/2 incher that a friend caught yesterday, released!
  9. 5 points
    Got on a small lake in the Bemidji area to chase after some BIG panfish. Snowstorm came through and made them finicky but managed to pull couple topside for a pic. 5mm Tungsten jig tipped with a Trigger X mustache worm did the trick! Probably my favorite fish to catch in the winter!
  10. 4 points
  11. 4 points
    Just a bunch of good eating size fish for me so far this winter
  12. 4 points
    Good time was had by all. Saw a few nice ones and took a few for a fish fry.
  13. 4 points
    Nice ones Royce. I had an awesome time at work today. It was so good I plan to go back every day through Friday! And I expect to hit a 10 every time. I’m sure I’ll find my limit.
  14. 4 points
    Fished the cold spring area today and found some dandies in 7 to 9 feet. Nicer ones were scattered around so had to work for them but a great day. 4mm jigs with eros and impulse mayflies worked today. Good to see tom, bassthumb, icehawk and rick out and and about today. Didnt hit 10 but had quite a few over 9.
  15. 3 points
    He guys, just wanted to share a video of my kids fishing for crappie and sunfish. Be awesome outdoors!
  16. 3 points
    Moved up here last February, and just got into ice fishing. Haven't caught anything brag worthy, but I have been enjoying the different types of photographs I'm able to take that you just can't get during the warmer months. Just released a bluegill in this photo and the water was disturbed by the tail kick of the fish going back in.
  17. 3 points
    Took a lot if jigging but was worth it!!
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    could not take it anymore so hopped in the car and headed out. fun fishing. havnt kept any crappies yet this winter so kept some nice eaters. let a bunch swim away. white wishbone with a gold dropper and then white minnow under a purple dropper. Used red wishbone and white spikes and no takers. fish held close to the bottom, a few came up to about 5 feet off and was in about 24 feet.
  20. 3 points
    I'm on Winnie third river. 20" of ice.
  21. 3 points
    Marv’s true value is the only bait place with minnows. Ebners in elk river. There is a bait shop in Zimmerman but you will never catch me in there because the owner is rude. If you need adavice just ask I have a pretty good handle on the area lakes.
  22. 3 points
    Watch for trucks of all sizes pulling everything from Long Point east this week. Call ahead to be sure but the ice is thick and getting thicker. From west of Long Point it might be a while yet but things happen pretty fast after the first of the year. This video is made up of clips my client, Joel Higgins from Wisconsin shot with his I Phone last week. No fishing but it shows the ice and what it is like out there. Thanks Joel....Enjoy! I have seen reports that say the bite died in the cold.....not true.
  23. 3 points
    A drill with 600 in lbs of torque on a 6" Nils should be no problem. Battery size or Ah matters for number of holes per battery but they also open up the bottle neck for output to the drill. For instance, you'll notice and improvement going from 1.5 Ah battery to say a 5Ah battery. The smaller battery might even cut out to protect the battery and drill. That same drill with 600 in lbs of toque would struggle with most other 6" blades. Said it many times before, the Nils requires less torque to do the same job as any other blade. That less torque means more holes per battery then any other blade. Could you overheat your drill, yes you can if your pushing it to its limits. Seen that happen with one hole but the blade wasn't a Nils. I've personally used 450 in lb drill with a 2Ah on a 6" Nils just for the nuts of it and it drilled great. The Milwaukee 2704 and 2703 run 1200 in lbs of torque is are good but you also get the Milwaukee Red Lithium batteries. We've all heard how you need to keep your batteries warm to keep the voltage from dropping. Not so with the Red lithium and the reason I went with the 2704. I use that on my 8" Nils and its smooth as silk. I also know a few guys using the same drill with 10" Nils. Again the Nils requires less torque then any other blade.
  24. 3 points
    Here's a good one from a St. Cloud area lake, on early ice....
  25. 3 points
    BD, The ridge runs from the West end of Ely Island West towards Cherry Island. Not bad for a snowmobile or 4 wheeler in most areas of it. Just need to watch out for a few areas that are 2 or 3 foot high. Lots of Ridges on the lake already so keep an eye out for them. Cliff
  26. 3 points
    First fish with the copper crusher...
  27. 3 points
    Still a good bite out there again this afternoon! Got these fish plus released a 21" and a half dozen other smaller walleyes in about 3 hours. All were caught on rattle reels with pike suckers and rainbow minnows.
  28. 3 points
    I drove my F-250 out to my fish house today. No problems encountered! Still a good walleye bite despite the cold front. Managed to ice 8 walleyes and 3 jumbo perch, kept 4 nice eyes and the perch. Missed at least 8 other bites that I had hooked and lost. Almost all bites were on the rattle reel using rainbows or pike suckers. Cliff
  29. 3 points
    My wife, with a huge white bass she caught.
  30. 3 points
    My son’s first walleye through the ice ,17 inches, caught Christmas Eve morning. He is excited for ice fishing!
  31. 3 points
    That looks like my x-wife. I would run from it. Don
  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points
  34. 3 points
    I used an 8 inch kdrill last winter up north and didnt care much for it. Used Ricks 6 inch kdrill and its a dandy. If I put his Milwaukee on my nills it would probably go to china! LOL
  35. 3 points
    I'll share what I mentioned out on the ice yesterday. Non-latex medical gloves work very well to keep the water and wind off a person's hands. Sometimes that's all that's needed to keep the hands warm. They also don't affect an anglers ability to feel bites, tie knots, or remove hooks from fish. They're about $5 for a box of 100.
  36. 3 points
    Yep... was a pretty decent day for numbers... still a little upset we didn't get a beast, maybe next time
  37. 2 points
    It sounds as though they have bigger issues than just mail delivery. "Trespassing could result in injury" the mail person is reading this and they are thinking they don't pay me enough to do this delivery.
  38. 2 points
    Totally agree these cold fronts and up and down weather patterns aren't the best but if you plan your fishing strategies, patterns and locations success can be accomplished. I rarely let the weather dictate my outings just have to plan and prepare for it accordingly. I look at this way if you live your outdoors life around the weather your not getting out as much as you should be. Id rather be putting a few topside versus watching the fishing shows do it but to each his own.
  39. 2 points
    Just small animal hearts on eyeguys desk
  40. 2 points
    You really are a special kind of special
  41. 2 points
    There are so many little untapped panfish lakes up there. I know pelican has some big fish but it gets much more pressure than the little lakes. It worth the time to use the dnr lake finder to see if lakes have gills and crappies in them. I spent 5 years in that area and caught plenty of big crappies and trophy sized gills. I never once went to pelican lake or elephant. I never was skunked when ice fishing for panfish up there.
  42. 2 points
    Good God. May be I should have just drew a circle on the map for yea!
  43. 2 points
    He’ll say ask Wanderer. I’m the apparel staffer but have done an extremely poor job at it. It started with getting someone a hoodie. I won’t say who but you may have seen him LIKING it a lot. Between my technical handcuffs and my source’s temporary down time at the start of this I couldn’t get the program developed like it needed to be. BUT if you’re really interested, I think I can get the program off life support and at least workable.
  44. 2 points
    1/8/18 Enjoyed the warmer weather finally with a day on Mille Lacs on Sunday. Jigged from a portable in 26 feet and had had tipups out in 27 and 28 feet, fishing a transition from rocks to softer bottom. Lots of walleyes of all sizes and small perch on the camera and flashers. Caught walleyes (16-18 inches) early and late in the day--mid day fish were there but not biting. Fish were finicky and tough to hook--we had more come off under the hole then we got through the hole. Bite has been better during more stable, warm periods, than during the prolonged cold spell. Roads out of the resorts all the way to the mud now. We were on 18 inches of good ice. Check with Lynwood at the Malmo Market for up-to-date fishing tips and the best bait on the lake. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
  45. 2 points
    Larsen lake state record splake, 17 pounds. I fished Larsen lake a few times, still skunked. I have caught lakers over 8 pounds in lakes that said there were nothing but little ones.
  46. 2 points
    Do they know what Uff dah! means now?
  47. 2 points
    sorry for your loss. for sure some people have no class, just need to ignore that stuff.
  48. 2 points
    I had the pleasure to use one a couple days ago, I really liked it. I was a strikemaster guy until I got an ion. They are pretty close as far as I can tell. Not worth selling my ion to get one, but if it ever wears out, well, I think I’d go back. I will never, ever, go back to propane or gas!
  49. 2 points
    I HATE fishing with gloves on while hole hopping but I also HATE that my left hand gets very cold if there is a little wind and it gets wet when taking gills off the hook and brrrrrr! I'm a wimp! lol Got a pair o gloves at Scheels for 5 bucks a couple weeks ago and put them to the test today. Loved them!. Just used one on my left hand since nice enough that nothing needed on right hand. Rubbery and some stretch cloth and they worked great! normally 8 bucks.
  50. 2 points
    Fun fishing with you guys again only get to occasionally as the NW winds are always calling me to the promise land the Ottertail County area where the Beasts come easier and more frequently.We did ice a lot of fish that's for sure! Bass nice meeting you if you ever are in my area fishing and need a partner look me up as I am always willing to give something a shot. Looking forward to the next time we all share the ice together!
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