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With harvest and bear guiding I have been hard pressed to get on the lake. Well yesterday I made it out and took a good look at the situation.

Walleye showed themselves in 5-7 feet of water while jigging very close to small rock pile and the depleting weed beds. Other anglers are landing larger class fish trolling a #5 shad rap in wild colors.

Water temp was 61 degrees and clarity is poor but heavy sediment won't take long to settle once the wind dies off.

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Any ice yet? grin.gif

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The way the nightly temps have been it could be any time soon. wink.gif

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Could get some ice crystals near shore tonight.

Look for some pond skim for sure! shocked.gif

Of course it wont last...yet. wink.gif

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Do we need extensions yet after last night's lows?

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Not with a Nils auger. Their auger shafts are long enouh to get through almost any ice. wink.gif

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I may be goin bald but there's no need to get personal about my extensions...I never leave home without 'em... wink.gif

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Not with a Nils auger. Their auger shafts are long enouh to get through almost any ice.
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Tom take of the nils underwear the lake aint frozen yet.

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Not with a Nils auger. Their auger shafts are long enouh to get through almost any ice.
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Tom take of the nils underwear the lake aint frozen yet.


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Auger been started and ready. Your water temps are dropping fast my man. smile.gif

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Has the bite picked up any yet? Thinking of making a trip in the next couple weeks, any info.

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Better not hang your Vinter-Undervear out tonight after their Annual washing or they will be frozen solid!

Snow reported in Ely this morning!! ooo.gif

Also official snow reported in Waskish area, this morn', about 7:25AM-7:45AM, .01 inches. ooo.gifooo.gif

Anybody see any??? tongue.gif

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We got up at 10am on Friday morning to Big Bog SP, everyone we talked to was pretty excited over the snow. It was cold, Saturday morning my boat was covered in hoarfrost. Didn't get too much time on the big lake, good waves rolling in Friday and Saturday all day. I tried it Saturday late afternoon and early this morning for a couple hours with no success. Caught plenty of 20+" skinny eyes in the river, only one chunky 15" that I ended up setting free after holding hostage in my livewell.

good times, LB

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Have to give ya credit blueroof, it was brutal. I was working on a roof and had to wait for the frost to melt off so I could start working. Tough conditions to say the least with the wind and cold.

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