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Whether you are gearing up for the "fall run" or already starting to scratch the ice fishing itch, Reel Fishing and Tackle in Madison Lake is a great place to consider for all your fishing needs (or wants). grin.gif Joe, Matt and Katy and the rest of the staff at Reel Fishing and Tackle are always there for advice and top-notch customer service. So, the next time you're rolling through Madison Lake, stop in and say "hi" to our forum sponsor, thank them for their efforts and give them a little business too.

Thank you Reel Fishing and Tackle!

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Each and every time I am in the Madison lake area to fish, I stop in, purchase my fresh bait and check out the info on the local bite. Reel Fishing & Tackle gets er done for Fishing Minnesota members.

And to Dick, thanks for all the tips when I stop in and for always having a fresh pot of coffee on.

Thanks to all at the shop. smile.gif

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I've even stumbled across a donut before. smirk.gif

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And healthy scoops of minnows too...

Confirmed that the last few days. smirk.gif

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Where else can you get your bait from a great tourney guy like Dick with the wealth of info he has on all of the area lakes? No where in southern MN. except Reel Sports in Madison Lake!

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    • Rick G
      Thanks for the update , Don.  Some of the smaller bodies of water in our area capped over last night. I'm hoping there will be walkable ice somewhere by the weekend
    • Rick
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    • Neighbor_guy
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    • Neighbor_guy
      well we found a small amount of ice. But it was only about 1"thick. And only reached out a couple hundred yards at best. The swans were loving all the open water that's for sure.    Those that did come up to the GTG had a good time despite the lack of ice. Mostly hunting for grouse and rabbits. Plenty of both seen, but the shooting was less than stellar.