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  1. 6 points
    Went out this morning and walked around and drilled a few holes. Found between 3-6" of ice. The areas that did not open up had 6" of good ice. the open water areas had almost 3". All areas are open to walking. Some could be 4 wheeler ready by the weekend but only of you know where the fist ice is! With that being said I would still avoid these areas: Winter access to west to far shoreline and anything north of that line. summer access Anything within 200 yards of the meth hole. any last open water. Be careful, Don
  2. 5 points
    Lots of fresh ice out there. With the snow we have gotten the last few days you won’t be able to see the difference between the older and newer ice so don’t forget to check. There were open water spots on most lakes 2 days ago that are now covered. CHECK for your self. Also lots of trash already on a lake I was on, slobs, throw it in your own car if you don’t mind looking at it.
  3. 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!
  4. 5 points
    Still some decent fish swimming around. 37 inch. Hook and line though. Released.
  5. 4 points
    geliason

    Ice

    Can't get on the lakes yet, but there are still fish in the river.
  6. 4 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.
  7. 4 points
    Fun day forsure. Size wasn't overly impressive, but felt good to have them pulling on the line again
  8. 3 points
    My son was down at Crystal Lake checking out the ice and found a couple of really nice items. Identify them and I'll get them back to you. He also left a note on a vehicle that was in the parking lot.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. 3 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?
  13. 3 points
    Hit a small lake in the area for a bit today with RickG and the action was dandy. Lotta smalls but a few nicer ones in the mix. Loved the new Pro Blue Ice rod inside the shelter, not so much outside with the cold weather. Tiny guides. Lot more sensitive than I thought it would be. Great rod. 4 to 5 inches of nice ice.
  14. 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
  15. 2 points
    Good chance I will be there after 1pm.... thanks for putting this together. Plan on bringing 4 wheeler. ... and hoping Daughter can make it :-)
  16. 2 points
    BD, Yes, generally most areas are now safe for ATV and snowmobile travel. Cliff
  17. 2 points
    My son and I fished from 8 - 4 yesterday out of Beacon Harbor. It was super windy so we couldn't be as mobile. We caught 6 eyes, all under 17", in about 8' of water and another 10 after we moved out to 11'. Also a few big Perch. Only 2 fish on dead stick and the rest jigging. Gold or pink seemed to work the best. Fun day! Nels
  18. 2 points
    Total agree Topwater mix rules for a kid learning to muskie fish. Kayak ~~~ At 14 years can by now control the craft & cast pretty well so mix of small to medium size bucktails and a glider or two kick it any time. Host of things to purchase out there but really no need. Keep it simple, have fun, learn the lake, the fish, the food....he will enjoy it an be hooked for long long time. And will he succeed ~ YES indeed ~ 96 & 3/4 percent ~ guaranteed. : ) Keep on rocken! T
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 2 points
    You do realize this post is over 6 years old??? Did you try calling the phone number??
  23. 2 points
    Well for folks wondering about the new 13 decent here it is. Spent all day on the ice with some buddy’s and had a jolly time today. Nothing big but not bad. So I’m running 4lb micro ice with a VMC tubby jig 1/32oz on the 23 SUL tickle stick we fished a small lake full of dandy gills and perch and ended up catching a few hundred perch a few in the 11-12 inch range and it handled them quite well. The tip is very sensitive and even the slightest bites can be seen and some what felt. The guides freeze quick but thaw quick with a few minutes in the heated shack. About 2/3 though our day I noticed the tip looked cracked thank good it wasn't but the yellow paint is peeling of the tip. Not very happy about that as I had buddy’s fishing with $10 rods and my $50 rod was falling apart. Over all the reel seemed great free spooled nice drag seems good but didn’t get to test it much. It’s extremly fun to fish with and my buddy’s were drooling over it after fishing with it. Over all I’d give the combo a 8 out of 10 the reel seems like a good buy and pretty much the same as the CGI just updated. Can’t complain for getting the reel for $25. Good luck out there.... please be safe the lake we were on was “supposedly” was froze up but upon arrival the Lake was a third open we didn’t get even close the open water but stayed in areas with 4-6 inches of good Ice and stayed within distance with fellow anglers. Herd from locals this lake opened and closed 4 times this year!
  24. 2 points
    Strker or Clam float jacket! Warm and safest way to go. Be sure to try on! I needed one that was 2 sizes bigger then I usually wear to get the room I needed to move my arms comfortably. Cliff
  25. 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 .
  26. 2 points
    Between my dad and I, we have 5 of the flat-tip 13 Fishing rods. Three Tickle Sticks and two Widowmakers. We haven't broke any yet. I've stabbed them into canvas on hook sets, dropped them, etc. They're more durable than they look. The first generation has really tiny guides and broke like a wishbone. The second generation, what I have, is tougher. The third generation with the white handle is what's available today. Those sales you refer to were blowouts of the Gen 2 rods. I think the Ticklestick is a good buy at $40-50. They're quite a bit better than anything I've seen in the $30 range, easily worth the 10-20 extra.
  27. 2 points
  28. 2 points
    JerkinLips : If you were a really fast skater you could have did a figure 8 around there stuff. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, Whiz, Bang, Boom...... until it all fell in! OPPS! : ) How did that happen? Good you have large sense of humor like we do. Nice trip nice fishys. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Winter 1994 ~Just 4 Fun. Bonnie & I an two of our Marauder Boys walked out with mini portable & gear 500 yards one early ice an set up on a weed line an ran tips ups on 5 inches of nice clear ice over 12' . Nice ice, no snow, no people yet, quiet place we always had alone in past years...then we hear some noise from shore around a point, an yup, here comes some humans. To our surprise they are in old S10 chevy type truckster.........heading right for US! Kind of mental to see really and we don't really believe it but here they keep coming, closer, closer, closer.........HOLLY ^%$#!! 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
  29. 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!
  30. 1 point
    It’s been interesting in Central MN so far. There are plenty of lakes that have very walkable ice and ice that could hold ATV traffic but also several that stayed mostly to partly open for longer than expected. Several lakes have both rideable ice and open water as of last weekend. There are only a couple lakes that I’ve been tracking that I would commit to an ATV ride on right now, especially with the new snow cover. We lost the ability to see what “generation” of ice you were on this week. On the plus side, we’ve had good ice making conditions all week. Short story: There are lakes that are ready to fish but don’t assume they all are. Phone ahead to a resort or bait shop to find out about particular lakes if you don’t get the info here. Buy your bait at the shop that gives you your key info. Be extra cautious this weekend until you’ve proven the ice you want to fish.
  31. 1 point
    Thanks for the shout out Moose. I have plans to go out this weekend but to another lake. I’ll ask if the other party wants to stick to those plans or head east instead.
  32. 1 point
    209A yup I am pretty sure they run hotter than the CCI M I would guess your issue goes away now
  33. 1 point
    Great report, JL! I guess I should've hit the ice here instead of road tripping else where!
  34. 1 point
    No chronic wasting disease was detected in more than 11,000 precautionary samples from deer that hunters harvested this fall in north-central, central and southeastern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “This is good news for Minnesota,” said Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager for the DNR. “The results lend confidence that the disease is not spread across the landscape.” In all, 7,813 deer were tested in the north-central area, 2,529 in the central area and 1,149 in the southeastern area outside deer permit area 603, the CWD management zone. Researchers still are submitting samples from cooperating taxidermists so final results will updated online at mndnr.gov/cwdcheck as they become available. Given no deer with CWD were found in north-central and central Minnesota, the DNR will narrow surveillance next fall to areas closer to the farms where CWD was detected. A fourth precautionary surveillance area will be added in fall 2018 in Winona County because CWD recently was detected in captive deer there. Precautionary testing in north-central and central Minnesota became necessary after CWD was found in multiple captive deer on farms near Merrifield in Crow Wing County and Litchfield in Meeker County. It also was conducted in the deer permit areas directly adjacent to southeast Minnesota’s deer permit area 603, the only place in Minnesota where CWD is known to exist in wild deer. Minnesota’s CWD response plan calls for testing of wild deer after the disease is detected in either domestic or wild deer. All results from three consecutive years of testing must report CWD as not detected before DNR stops looking for the disease. Three years of testing are necessary because CWD incubates in deer slowly. They can be exposed for as long as 18 months before laboratory tests of lymph node samples can detect the disease. Proactive surveillance and precautionary testing for CWD is a proven strategy that allows the DNR to manage the disease by finding it early and reacting quickly and aggressively to control it. These actions, which were taken in 2005 to successfully combat bovine tuberculosis in northwestern Minnesota deer and in 2010 to eliminate a CWD infection in wild deer near Pine Island, provide the best opportunity to eliminate disease spread. Precautionary testing is necessary to detect the disease early. Without early detection, there’s nothing to stop CWD from becoming established at a relatively high prevalence and across a large geographic area. At that point, there is no known way to control the disease. “Overall, hunter cooperation and public support has been tremendous,” Cornicelli said. “While there are always challenges when you conduct this type of surveillance effort, it really couldn’t have been successful without the cooperation of hunters, taxidermists, landowners and the businesses that allowed us to operate check stations.” Complete information about CWD and DNR efforts to keep Minnesota deer healthy are available on the DNR website at mndnr.gov/cwd. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  35. 1 point
    Not really, I had that shock a year or so ago when I went out for a day fishing with a Ice Tournament guy. His rods had very light ends, as in you could almost blow on them and they would move. He bought them all on-line for some good cash $80-$100 each. But he did have on all his rods that little cheap in-line reels with like 1-2 lb line on them all! I had to actually borough one of his rods and reels just to keep up with him!
  36. 1 point
    I am always looking for better ice rods but I hate paying more than 50 bucks
  37. 1 point
    You could start by calling some resorts. I've found that sometimes they have some for sale or other people have them for sale at the resort.
  38. 1 point
    I think we should start a Go fund me for Cropduster to take his plane up and give us some pics. lol He did it a few years ago but not lately. Its pretty cool veiws from above when ice is forming. I wonder if he is still lurking around here?
  39. 1 point
    Caught 20-23 gills and 6 crappies. Fun day on the 10 inches of ice. The whole lake was close to the same where I cut all the holes out and around
  40. 1 point
    He said the Wally World he went to had the 27 inch UL and 24 he went with the 24 so no
  41. 1 point
    First run up to red this year is now in the bag. Got up Sunday night and was greeted with 35ish degree temps with rain and heavy winds in the morning. Fishing was slow Monday, maybe 10 fish the first day between the 4 of us. Fishing 6-8 fow. Tuesday morning came and wow quite the difference a day makes. Three to four inches of snow and blowing probably close to 40 with a high temp around 5. Not surprisingly fishing again was slow at best. Fished a little deeper maybe 9-10fow. Wednesday again not the greatest weather but started to dial them in a little better and filled a couple limits. Moved from on shore to a sleeper on the ice which was nice cause we picked up about 10 Fish over night on the rattle reels. Fish fry that night made the first couple days worth it. Thursday we packed up the wheelers and portables and ventured out to a early ice spot that has treated us well in the past and it didn’t disappoint. Close to 60 Fish between the four of us. Cold and windy weather made moving around a little harder but knowing fish were in the area made it bearable. Caught three fish on the jigging rap which always make me happy. But most fish came on rattle spoons and dead sticks. I’d say 60-40 with dead sticks outfishing jigging. Fished 9-11ish fow. Back to the house after dark and again caught a few over night on the rattle reels. Ice everywhere we went was 11”-14”. Minnows didn’t really matter it seemed like, got em on fats, rainbows, and shiners. Good luck everyone stay safe and hopefully ill get to go back in a few weeks.
  42. 1 point
    Better line alignment from reel to eyelet reducing friction and line ware.
  43. 1 point
    Have you figured out why it has a bend in it? my only thought was more room for your hand with a glove on.
  44. 1 point
    interesting. I got the one I got for gills so not gonna touch the tip.
  45. 1 point
    I got out this morning to check ice conditions and ice depths in an area that i plan to try this winter. I found 7"+ of ice out to the area that I will be fishing. Still very little snow on the ice as the wind has blown most of the snow off of the ice. I will be using my 4 wheeler to put my light Alumalite house out tomorrow! Looking forward to icing a few walleyes finally with my new custom rods made by Northlander! Cliff
  46. 1 point
    Correct, all the places I hunt are private land.
  47. 1 point
    The forum that you Holy carp posted in will have some good ice around but then again its not the cities but way up north.
  48. 1 point
    hope to get back out next week somewhere.
  49. 1 point
    Well yesterday was a very busy and productive day to say the least. All our guest caught a few fish through out the day and came off the lake just after or before sunset to be on the safer side.. everyone reported 10 to 12 inches of ice. on our end of the lake. Buddy Hillmen was planning on letting single axel wheel house 16 feet and under out with wheelers. There phone number is 218 647 8504. Its so nice to have close friends. Chris came up and we went for a walk in the woods hoping to spook up a grouse and also look for a flu flu arrow I lost when I missed a grouse this fall. We did see one bird but he was out of range. when we got back Chris was kind enough to help me button up old Minnesota's project. The guys in the cabin struggled finding fish, but yesterday stumbled onto the mother load and I was able to visit them and have a couple pieces of fresh fish last night. Deb and Jim are coming up to give it a shot today while everyone else here will be packing up this morning. I was hoping to make it to church for advent but saying goodbye too our guest may throw off the timing. Today I need to spend the time picking up any thing on the ground lying around as snow is predicted starting Monday afternoon. I would also like to take chris to my honey hole for grouse as it was huge for him to take the time to help me yesterday. The vexlars are charged and tonight the rods and reels will be prepped for the up and coming ice season. All the vehicles are starting and will see what this cold does to them. They still have a few small issue but they always do. I'm going to do a no snow, snow dance today and tomorrow but not sure if its going to work. Mother nature is getting ready to show her nasty side with snow and high winds out of the north then nw. Well its getting lite and I have ton of things to do. I can not empathize enough if your fishing on upper red lake please use common sense , Talk to the resort before you go on the lake. Be safe and have a buddy fishing with you. There's plenty of good fishing with in the first mile or two. We have all season to work our way out further as the season progresses.
  50. 1 point
    I tried to skate all the way up pike bay out to McKinley but hit a road block. Please be aware there is a 20-50ft wide varying in width active crack running from the south east side of whiskey island to the shore point Northeast of Glenmore Resort. There were areas the ice was piled a little and other spots the ice was busted up and just floating closer to the island when I tested with my hockey stick. Fingers crossed this potential storm on Monday is a bust or at least has enough wind to keep the ice blown bare. Then we'll be in good shape to build ice quickly. Photos are looking SE just north of Glenmore and North towards hoodoo point.
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