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  1. 10 points
    My heart aches for the families and loved ones of these people. Today was the 9th time Lake Rescue/First Responders have been called to the lake this winter plus they have been helping the Red Lake Band look for the missing people over there. They are all volunteers with jobs and families. They are tired. Just of what I know of over 11 wheelers and sleds have gone through the ice already. That is just the ones that I have heard of and I have not even been to the shoreline. Water on the ice with areas of NO ice is a bad, bad combination. Saturday people were pulling wheel houses out with wheelers and pickups were seen on the lake. There have been numerous close calls the past few years where tragedy was narrowly avoided. It seems like each year fishermen are taking more and more risks. People can't seem to understand that the ice varies greatly from area to area on URL. People don't seem to understand that up here when you call 911 help is not there in 5 minutes, it could be an hour or more. Right now I am at a loss for words, this is so sad. I have spent my whole life fishing and working out on URL. The only lake I have ever ice fished in my life but right now I am relieved that I do not work out anymore and I don't even feel like going out there. When the ice is better if I do go out there I will see the pictures of these two people in my mind and say another prayer for them. Everyone please, please be careful out there.
  2. 6 points
    Not even sure where to start? As quite a few fishermen may know we had a tragedy here on upper red lake this past weekend. A young couple Zeth and Melissa lost there lifes doing what it looked like they loved to do from pictures and comments I have seen and heard of the couple. I'm a little different then most guys and I can become a little more emotional then others and I will flat out say I have shed a few tears and am choking up right now as it breaks my heart. I have read a couple of post out loud to the hammer My wife and can not get them out with out tearing up.. Facebooks Ice Fishing Minnesota has a post where you can post a fishing picture in there honor. what a beautiful tribute in my opinion. It turns out that Zeth was from Stacy Minnesota. My wife's sister shell chick lives in Stacy. I raised our family in Wyoming Minnesota just down the road from there. My helper from years ago Tony had played softball with Zeth as a team mate and against him. Mark works with his dad. Renea son was best friends with him, Bob's daughter's boyfriend was a friend . Paul had just talked to him. Its such a small world sometimes. Melissa brother posted a story about spotting a couple dark objects on the lake that led him to the recovery site. The dark spot were two eagles, When we had my grandma Olga's funeral here in waskish there were eagles flying over the church. The hammer does not want me going on the lake at this time, I feel very confident to venture out but just like every year I stay back un tell I can drive blue thunder on the ice. Once I'm on the lake I could possible be out there close to 100 days in a row so I'm never in that big of a hurry ,plus my mentor, cousin Pete who has lived here all his life and was best friends with my dad has always said slow and patient, don't be in a hurry, that how things get broken. By the way my father died in a car accident heading home from waskish in 1978. I never got to here all the stories he had of his stomping grounds up here as a teenager. I can only imagine as he was a daredevil as he raced figure 8s in Colorado when I was a kid. I know they use to water ski up and down the tamarac river and try and sling shot each other into the reeds. I have also heard a few car stories but will not share as I do not want to give any one any ideas. I had a close call or two on this lake . When I was 6 I was on the lake with my cousin Stan and my sister when we ran out of gas and a storm blew in. We lost both oars and were at the mercy of the wind and the waves. We had no clue we were in danger un tell a rescue boat retrieved us. Mother nature can be extra wicked up here as I have blogged over the years as well as summer, I try and request a prayer every year in church that all the fishermen and workers on the lake have a safe season. Do to the circumstances of what happen I would rather not share any fishing reports for a few days. I'm not even sure how I'm going to feel when I do get on the lake. As Dave the old timer told me ITS A GRAND LAKE AND IT OWES ME NOTHING NOTHING May you rest in peace Zeth and Mellisa, and I'm so so sorry
  3. 6 points
    Caught this 40 inch pike on an inline yesterday, the one to one retrieve took awhile, released and swam away
  4. 5 points
    Good Advice Don . You are correct there was a wheeler on Horseshoe back by Krons bay. Saw him Sunday when I was out on the ice. How he didn't go through is hard to believe. The chain is very spotty at best. Finding areas of open water to 4 1/2 5 inches tops. A lot of guys r pushing the envelope out there on Sunday there was at least 10 guys out on mud and the ice is 3-3 1/2 inches thick in that area, also saw a group out near Camerons Island, A lot of these areas were completely open on Thursday so be very very cautious. Tom is right you could see the different shades of freeze up before this snow now its a guessing game. Remember u put others at risk that have to try and rescue you if you break through so use common sense. On a side note there is a pocket of open water on the N end of Big, swans are keeping it open and it just froze over yesterday in front of the golf course on Schneider. Shaumans bay has 5-6 inches on Rice main lake 2-3 inches. Koronis is still open was fishing in the boat two weeks ago out there so it may be a while for that beast!
  5. 5 points
    Still some decent fish swimming around. 37 inch. Hook and line though. Released.
  6. 5 points
    JerkinLips : If you were a really fast skater you could have did a figure 8 around there stuff. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Whiz, Bang, Boom...... until it all fell in! OPPS! : ) How did that happen? Good you have large sense of humor like we do. Nice trip nice fishys. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Winter 1994 ~Just 4 Fun. Bonnie & I an two of our Marauder Boys walked out with mini portable & gear 500 yards one early ice an set up on a weed line an ran tips ups on 5 inches of nice clear ice over 12' . Nice ice, no snow, no people yet, quiet place we always had alone in past years...then we hear some noise from shore around a point, an yup, here comes some humans. To our surprise they are in old S10 chevy type truckster.........heading right for US! Kind of mental to see really and we don't really believe it but here they keep coming, closer, closer, closer.........HOLLY ^%$#!! Hounds even quiet as we watch, figuring they will turn away an head back....NOPE! Keep on a coming....closer, closer, closer.....till 20 feet away, roll down windows ... STOP...yell to me ~~~~ "How's a fishing going mr.?" "Any bites?" "How thick is the ice round here?" Ice making all kind a good noise, water wiggly out of holes, hounds not to happy for the company so I says. "Well it's going to be a good evening I predict, the ice is frozen an real pretty, kind of thin for a truck don't ya know? We aint fishen really, we are undercover and this is a LMBT location until after Christmas. Low Mind Bait Trap to rid the town of idiots that don't know any better an are harm to themselves an others while out an about don't ya know?" Bonnie "Yes, we catch them poor souls an take them further north to a small town that is missing it's local idiots for one reason or another. Like driving on skinny ice with a TRUCK or just being plane silly in the brains." "WHAAAAAAAAAAT??? one of them says....."Man that's so cool.......Never heard of that" "We didn't think to check the ice right off out here, looks real thin, you sure it safe to be out here?" "Wonder if that is going to affect fishen? Thanks for info, good luck we was just looking to fish but forgot the bait n auger" "Hey them yer dogs?" as they were both one leg up an peeeing on their tires. Me: "Yup, trained to KILL.......you boys aint seen any of the type persons were looking for round here have ya now.....or you both wouldn't be carrying anything your not supposed to be by any chance?" : ) "Whaaaaaaat" "Ah well no way sir......an we was just heading home to get some bait an try our luck over by a different spot on a different lake ....ya, like that." Me: "Well ok, but be careful, would want you to run into any of the LESS of MIND folks we told you about, they are a dangerous bunch" "Yup, we will watch it, I will tell my uncle yer out here tonight, he might know a few...you both have a nice day an see ya some other time as we really gotta go" ~~ "Come on Billy, Get out a hear they aint playing around" : ) Off they went, never to be seen again. Life is full of tests an good times. If ya can't laugh, what's the point? GO LEAFS! Keep on rocken! Tommy
  7. 5 points
    Yeah I know... Hate it. Thats why we took a trip up to red lake this last weekend. Now I really have ice fever. Limits both days. Good times.... Bobberdown
  8. 5 points
    My dad and I stumbled on a load of whitefish this past weekend. We caught 15 and lost a few more. Most were between 3-5 lbs with our biggest pushing 6. We kept a couple and their stomachs were full of eggs. We were on a shoreline point so I'm guessing they were rooting around for tullibee eggs. Awesome fish - hoping to find some more this winter!
  9. 5 points
    Couldn't resist the urge to ice fish so I went out cautiously from McKinley Park Friday-Sunday. Inside the bay I had 6" of black ice that increased to 7" by Sunday. Outside the bay in the new ice I had 4.5" of black ice on Saturday (my cousin had 2-3" out there earlier in the week). My cousin did try to venture further to the east and had water start coming up on a white ice transition so he wisely turned around. Be very careful where you travel because this weeks weather will not add any ice. Fishing was very interesting. I caught one 13" walleye Friday in 3 hours. On Saturday I caught 11 walleyes with the biggest being only 14" and most in the 11-12" range, and three 12" perch. Sunday morning I went outside the bay in 21 FOW and only had two bites in 3 hours so I returned to my 16' spot inside the bay. I caught 10 walleyes in 3 hours yesterday afternoon with the biggest being only 12" until I hooked this 25" at sunset. Wish I could have found some good size eaters. My best action was a chub on a plain hook.
  10. 5 points
    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
  11. 4 points
    Made a road trip around the lake and found outfitters and road operators working real hard to get things going. No body I talked to wanted a 1000 people up fishing this weekend but a couple of them wouldnt say no for sure...........Watch this latest ice report video and start making plans for next week?
  12. 4 points
    ice update. 2" on areas that were frozen. Less than 1:" on ice that has recently formed. Entire lake covered. Don
  13. 4 points
    Ice is not as good as i expected this morning. Went out 30 feet and only found 1 inch. Was 1 inch a week ago in the same spot. The wind is also keeping open areas that are main transportation areas. Shoe is looking like it is setting up to be very dangerous ice if you do not know the lake or you are not familiar with how the ice is forming now. I am warning everyone now you are going to have areas where you have 6 inches then a foot away it may only have 1 or 2. The 3 pictures I have posted are: one is open water by my shoreline which is always frozen. Next one is facing northwest looking to the meth hole which is open water. And the last is to the south which is completely ice covered. The ice access off 22 has open water. Just wanted to warn everyone to keep them safe. Don
  14. 4 points
    Hello Coach.. I am strictly a portable fisherman and I have never used a resort house.. On any given day some of the resort houses may be on fish, others will not.. I think they all would like for their customers to catch a ton of fish every time out, but that simply cannot happen.. I am 100% mobile, and I have some great days and other days can be really tough outings. Choose an area of the lake you like to fish and choose a resort based on what amenities you want.. They all move their houses pretty regularly.. Some moves will be successful, others will not.. No one is going to be "on the fish" all the time.. A good guide can make for an enjoyable experience either way. Hopefully you enjoy your outing regardless of how good the catching is when you are out..
  15. 4 points
    Got out over the Holiday weekend and wacked some eyes, my buddy Jerry let me tag along with him and his daughter, and it was a fun trip, landed 6 eyes, a pike, and a perch. And missed about 6 or so bites. All my fish came on a Lindy Wally Talker, and most would come in and crush it. https://youtu.be/iplxP-4SjMM
  16. 3 points
    Went out this morning to check the ice on both sides of my peninsula. Found ice anywhere from 1-4". The area found 1" i did not expect it. There are also small ice heave air pockets with only 1 or 2" of ice on them and open water underneath. Now with the fresh snow is is very hard to distinguish these little heaves or thin ice. I am going to wait a few more days here yet and I know the ice here well. I heard a report of a 4 wheeler on shoe, this is more than stupid. No fish is worth your life. Be safe Don
  17. 3 points
    geliason

    Ice

    Can't get on the lakes yet, but there are still fish in the river.
  18. 3 points
    My no snow slow snow dance started off as rain? Guess I made a mistake and did a rain dance. Cleaning off the trucks last night I would say we got 3 inches far less then they predicted 9 to 11. The winds picked up last night and are howling right now. The snow was wet and heavy to start so I'm hoping its not blow in my landing to bad. Barny from Kellier is coming up today to do a little welding for us before we pull the house's off the shore line. Montana needs a hook re welded and the metal grade step repaired, Florida also need some work on the step. I got the radiator ordered for white Lightning aka Cheyanne. I'm hoping it arrives before Saturday and I can get Devon to install it while there here. We also have a lite bar for blue thunder that Devon gave me this summer. I noticed the wipers quit working on the red baron and we will have to check that out as there kinda important out there on the lake. Josh from Annandale is running a snowbear out there this year. He has a helper Travis that was out there yesterday guiding some customers. I talk to him briefly before the rain and snow started and he landed a 16 incher while I was talking to him, kinda curious how he did after that. I expect quite a few rentals will be working there way out on the lake starting Wednesday, my plans are to check my area one more time before I make the move onto the lake. I'm hoping to find 14 inches of ice the whole route so will see how that goes. I'm sure Buddy Hillmen will start dragging his road this morning if there's good visibility. He like to get that snow off asap to make the ice thicker on the road. Plus with a good wind a lot of it catches the air and its much less plowing. I know I have said it many times but it is one heck of a road and he takes a tremendous amount of pride in building it. Its a lot of work, a lot of ware and tare on the trucks, but I also enjoy being part of his operation. Crazy but I have heard and saw pics of a few. " More then 3" elusive yet still catchable upper red lake crappies this year. Deb and Jim did not fair to well sunday fishing. I think it was there first time on red lake. They did manage to get two in the time they fished and also missed a couple. They came off the lake before dark to be on the safe side. If you decide to come fish upper red lake in the near future please check in with the access resorts. With the snow cover they will have information Of any areas to avoid since they have all been checking condition daily. Remember common sense and if it does not look right it is probably not. Do not try and go to saved waypoints un tell we have weeks of ice making temps. Its just a fish. There's plenty of fishable ice that's average 10 inches. And the last Thing is remember as the old timer Dave told me" ITS A GRAND LAKE AND IT OWES US NOTHING!, NOTHING! City: waskish Remote Name: 209.191.208.74 Date: 03/11/2003 Time: 11:30:31 AM Upper_Red_Lake To all fishermen, If you spend 1/2 hour reading the past reports on here you should have all the knowledge you need to find those elusive crappies. Come and enjoy the lake , give every one plenty of room, Please bring your garbage home. Who ever left the 12 pack of empty bud cans I picked them up for you. Where do you think this garbage goes?I will tell you it ends up on the bottom of the lake or on shore so please take it home with you.This lake is pristine lets all keep it that way. THANKS COOKIE
  19. 3 points
    Man you can really see the standards of this site of have dropped. A few years ago we were talking over $80-$100 Thorne Brothers Custom made Ice Rods. Now a $9.99 dollar rod is the talk for the forum! We need to bring back the Rich folks!
  20. 3 points
    Had great fishing out from McKinley in 28 FOW on Friday-Saturday. Caught a great mix of dinks, eaters, and slot fish. I ended up catching five 22-25" walleyes, but my guest on Saturday (Chris Larson) caught the largest at 25½". Best action was using a chub on a plain hook, but small jigs and rattlers also had action. Walleyes still didn't like the sucker minnows. I had 8½" of ice where I was (was 6½" the previous week). But be very careful out there because there are bad spots as people have mentioned.
  21. 3 points
    Fun day forsure. Size wasn't overly impressive, but felt good to have them pulling on the line again
  22. 3 points
    Unfortunately there' is no cure for stupidity! Checked local lake near home and still has big open water out in the middle lots of springs in this lake .going out to try my luck in front of cabin on whiteface in morning 6to8 inches there last time checked haven't seen any one onsleds or wheelers yet. Use common sense everyone and please be careful
  23. 3 points
    This pos weird bent for I don't know what reason walmart HT combo that I bought for 13 bucks has caught more walleyes than any of my thorne brother rods. I thought about retiring it but I feel its good luck.
  24. 3 points
    I went to kollege and wrote pretty gud but might leave some thing open to interpretation I guess. With only 1 tag open, and everyone having plenty of deer, we raised the standards dramatically.
  25. 3 points
    No.....they didn't move red lake to central Minnesota. But I just wanted to comment on what I'm doing while I'm " waiting on ice" in this area. Sort of like making jerky in a different light.
  26. 3 points
  27. 3 points
    The 7-12" of snow they forecast did not happen; only a light dusting. Should be making more ice the rest of the week.
  28. 3 points
    I would spool the rod with a 8# to 10# test braided line. I like Power Pro, Slick 832, and Fire Line in that order of preference. Moss green is my preferred color. Then tie on a small swivel, tie about 2' to 3' of Fluorocarbon of the pound test that matches the fish you will be targeting. I like 4# for pan fish, 8# for walleyes, and 10# or heavier for pike. (or you can also tie direct to the braid for pike) they usually are not very line shy! Cliff
  29. 3 points
    Look what I had fun with today. Boy I love the full moon
  30. 3 points
    Went back out of McKinley Park this weekend. I had 7" of ice in the bay on Thursday afternoon when I caught only 3 little dinks in 17 FOW. Went just out of the bay Friday morning and found 6" of ice, catching 3 dinks and 2 eaters in 19 FOW. Beautiful sunrise that morning, and while I wore a life jacket and was carrying spikes walking out, an ATV drove past me dragging a portable. Fortunately he came back later that day. Saturday I fished straight out from McKinley Park in 30 FOW, had 6" of nice black ice, and had excellent fishing. Caught a dozen dinks, four 15-16", a 21" and this 28½" walleye. Love watching the fish come up through the clear ice. Thought for sure the big one was over 30" as the ice seems to magnify the size. Nobody was fishing near me on Saturday until the side-by-side ATV with chains on, two people in it, and towing a pop-up fish house was kind enough to test the ice by me and park/fish 30 feet away after noon (after I again walked out wearing my life jacket and carrying picks). Fortunately the ice held and they didn't scare the fish away since I caught 8 more before quitting at 4:00 while they caught only one. Another ATV carrying two people and pulling a light-weight permanent house came out earlier Saturday before noon. They said that somebody tried to walk out to Birch Island earlier in the week and found water around a crack in the ice. Be careful out there because I'm sure that there are bad spots with the warm weather we have recently had.
  31. 3 points
    I was thinking the same thing @eyeguy 54 but let’s ask rick. I would meet you guys up there the 16 or 17 to fish anyways I have to spool up my rigs yet
  32. 3 points
    Nice!!! wish I woulda bought that instead of sticking my hard earned cash into some dumb engagement ring this fall...lol
  33. 3 points
    was out after thanksgiving but with this warm spell I will wait until this cold snap comes next tues and see how things are on the weekend after I hear isle bay has 6 inches of ice right now and its holding up good
  34. 3 points
    I did some pheasant hunting of my own on Fri and Sat near the Princeton area with a friend and did very well. I think the fact that a lot of standing corn was recently removed played a big role.
  35. 3 points
    Ice is 4-5" on smaller lakes in DL area...got some nice crappies and one large Gill 10.75" on a quick trip out yesterday morning before the Vikes game...best bite was 7-9am
  36. 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.
  37. 2 points
    Great current updates. Don-when the wife and I make a trip up for cats I'd be more than willing to drop off some bear sausage from Von Hanson's for your updates
  38. 2 points
    What got me hooked on musky fishing when I was a kid was topwater. Nothing more exciting than watching the water explode. My first musky came on a rubber frog while bass fishing, my little brother casted over my line and as I lectured him and reeled my line up as quick as I could, WHAM. Since then I have had some of my best memories from topwater. Poe's giant jackpot, prop baits, creepers, klack/buzz bait. He's going to spend a lot of time casting, giving him something to watch helps pass the time and when he gets follows they will normally be shallow so he will be able to see them.
  39. 2 points
    Figured I would start a fishing report to keep it separate from someone trying to get ice thicknesses. Fished three different lakes this weekend. First lake we got to on Saturday had a side by side on it so we felt safe walking. Hole at access had 7" and we stopped in a few holes along the way fishing and we found an average of 8". This lake was up on the WE Reservation, long skinny and deep. Fishing was hit and miss pike were chasing around the gills. Caught a few big bass which was fun on the UL's and caught a few small gills. Found a few keeper crappies and kept enough for a meal. Average was around 11" for crappies and 7" for gills biggest being a 13" crappie. Second lake is a very known walleye lake around DL. we had 8" out there also. Made the hike out to a shoreline break/point and set up with tip ups and jigging spoons. I suck at walleye fishing and struck out. Buddies that were 10-15' on either side of me landed 2 EACH and the one tip up 30 feet away also landed one. Perch were THICK! I only caught 4-6" perch. Sunday my fishing partner over slept so I went chasing bluegills and crappies on a small lake. Drilled holes from 42' to 14'. Fishing was SLOW until the sun came out and then the sunnies were showing up in 38' suspended and aggressive. Hole hopped because they were all 4-6" but that's all i could find out deep. As dark came closer my friends started appearing and we could follow the fish up shallower. Ended up with a few meals for a buddy and his daughter who came out. A lot of weeding through small ones for keepers. Very spooky fish. Aggressive jigging to attract and then they pretty much didn't want it moved. Wax worms were key last night. Good luck fishing.
  40. 2 points
    Great report ! Hope to get up there this weekend with my other half also .Hope we get to enjoy eating up those walleye also .
  41. 2 points
    Did another impulse buy on favored rod/reel combo. Saw a great deal at WalMart $9.89 Celsius rod South Bend 5.2:1 gear ratio bering drive reel adding to the 6 hanging in my non sleeper wheel house. Exciting buy. Cant wait to try it out on my walleye 4 day trip to Ottertail spending sleep time in my $35.00/night cabin. New rod purchase, rod rack and my sleep space in photos. Cost avoidance $23,949.00 Just does not get any better than this.
  42. 2 points
  43. 2 points
    Late ice last year. We didn't catch a lot but it was sure nice fishing in 50 degrees.
  44. 2 points
    We dodged a huge bullet there and looking out into the extended forecast we are going to have phenomenal lake travel in a week except for the fact we will be snowless but I can deal with that vs slush.
  45. 2 points
    K-Drill and Dewalt 20v drill with 9ah battery. I can get 25-30 holes per charge and you can push all the slush under the ice by using reverse.
  46. 2 points
    My no snow slow snow dance started off as rain? Guess I made a mistake and did a rain dance. Cleaning off the trucks last night I would say we got 3 inches far less then they predicted 9 to 11. The winds picked up last night and are howling right now. The snow was wet and heavy to start so I'm hoping its not blow in my landing to bad. Barny from Kellier is coming up today to do a little welding for us before we pull the house's off the shore line. Montana needs a hook re welded and the metal grade step repaired, Florida also need some work on the step. I got the radiator ordered for white Lightning aka Cheyanne. I'm hoping it arrives before Saturday and I can get Devon to install it while there here. We also have a lite bar for blue thunder that Devon gave me this summer. I noticed the wipers quit working on the red baron and we will have to check that out as there kinda important out there on the lake. Josh from Annandale is running a snowbear out there this year. He has a helper Travis that was out there yesterday guiding some customers. I talk to him briefly before the rain and snow started and he landed a 16 incher while I was talking to him, kinda curious how he did after that. I expect quite a few rentals will be working there way out on the lake starting Wednesday, my plans are to check my area one more time before I make the move onto the lake. I'm hoping to find 14 inches of ice the whole route so will see how that goes. I'm sure Buddy Hillmen will start dragging his road this morning if there's good visibility. He like to get that snow off asap to make the ice thicker on the road. Plus with a good wind a lot of it catches the air and its much less plowing. I know I have said it many times but it is one heck of a road and he takes a tremendous amount of pride in building it. Its a lot of work, a lot of ware and tare on the trucks, but I also enjoy being part of his operation. Crazy but I have heard and saw pics of a few. " More then 3" elusive yet still catchable upper red lake crappies this year. Deb and Jim did not fair to well sunday fishing. I think it was there first time on red lake. They did manage to get two in the time they fished and also missed a couple. They came off the lake before dark to be on the safe side. If you decide to come fish upper red lake in the near future please check in with the access resorts. With the snow cover they will have information Of any areas to avoid since they have all been checking condition daily. Remember common sense and if it does not look right it is probably not. Do not try and go to saved waypoints un tell we have weeks of ice making temps. Its just a fish. There's plenty of fishable ice that's average 10 inches. And the last Thing is remember as the old timer Dave told me" ITS A GRAND LAKE AND IT OWES US NOTHING!, NOTHING!
  47. 2 points
    maybe 16th or 17 dec if ice is good? looks like it will be making ice for 2 weeks before that. unless it changes. I'll bring venny brats. would be nice to drive out so maybe January would be better.
  48. 2 points
    Thanks. I got tired of pulling sleds for miles at a time. I’m getting older and it looks like I’ll be enjoying my time out on the pond
  49. 2 points
    One of my potential plans was to get on some ice this weekend. My wife said “no” but she also says I don’t listen very well.
  50. 2 points
    heard that too, have not seen anyone out myself. I too can wait...
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