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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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reelemin

Heading up to the cabin for Thanksgiving, just wonder - maybe - hopefully - if there is safe ice anywhere?? Pike Lk, Caribou LK - etc ? smile.gif

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tearin' lips

It better get real cold, real quick in order for things to start locking up around here. From what I have experienced so far the smaller ponds are not even holding ice all day. As soon as 10-11:00 am hits...bam ice is gone. You never know though. It wasn't too long after thanksgiving last year that we were fishing so.........

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Down Deep

I've been out in the woods around Duluth almost daily for the past two weeks. Last week the trails were frozen solid and the swamps were frozen hard enough for the dog to walk on. Now as of Monday 11/12 everthing is a soggy and the water is open. Temp is near 50 today.

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redhooks

Pulled the boat up the trail Sat and Sunday. There were a few lakes off the grade that were partially or completely froze saturday but things warmed up yesterday and I don't think it'll stick around. There are some swamps and ponds may stay iced up but I got a a wet foot testing a small, shallow pond out, wishful thinking. The fishing was slow and I prolly shoulda cool.gif went deer hunting. I'm hoping to be on the ice by thanksgiving but it'll take a good cold snap. Come onnnn coldsnap!

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reelemin

Thanks everyone - new it was along shot but ..... lets keep the info coming in, it really helps us folks down here in the cities. I'll also post info, as I hope to be going up to the cabin alot, and will post on the lakes I frequent.

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hard.way

no ice anywhere as of the 14th.i'll let you know.

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hard.way

the smaller lakes i checked on sunday the 18th, all had around 2 to 2 1/2 inches.i'll check devil track tomorrow.

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reelemin

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaa - awesome - grin.gifgrin.gif

Thanks for the reports!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JBMasterAngler

How is the ice fishing on two island or crescent?

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Northlander

2 to 2 1/2 inches of ice already. Are these ponds or lakes we are talkin about? Bring it on though I cant wait to walk on water again.

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Fishstalker

No ice on Devil Track yet

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hard.way

lakes up the arrowhead trail, devilfish, chester and esther.mabey i should just let you find out for yourself?

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Surface Tension

Thanks for the ice reports.

Lakes just North of Duluth are cooled down and just need a calm night and temps a hair colder.

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reelemin

Thanks for all the reports. May not make it up this weekend ( too much family stuff going on frown.gif ), but hopefully in the next week or so. Sounds like that may be the only place to be for the next 3 weeks or so. No sign of real cold weather down this way anytime soon frown.gifconfused.gif .

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upnorth

The little lake in Chisholm is starting to get some ice around the edges but with this wind it just keeps busting up.

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Northlander

Hardway I wasnt trying to get you upset man. Thanks for the reports.

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Fishstalker

Sawbill Lake has 4" and they are ice skating on it. I think I just may go out tommorrow!

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redhooks

A friend walked out Devil track on thanksgiving and I saw someone had been skating on elbow. Also heard of someone fishing cascade(w/ no luck) and someone else walking out on a bay on greenwood. I think many of the smaller lakes have 2-4 inches and I'm going ice fishing tomorrow so i hope to have an ice report as well as fresh fish dinner.

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farmfishing

Is there any ice on south fowl yet.

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