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lucy1205

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I cant wait till ice up. this is a great lake for multi species and an all around good time. it seems to me that anywhere i fish in the winter seems to be good, even of structure and the bars. I just usually avoid the shallows and the over persued avearage scunnies. It wont be long and i will be visitin to see if there is any walts or crappies left. Good fishin to all!!!

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So has any ice formed on Minnewaska yet? I am guessing it won't be long. I am coming up on Friday night. We still have a boat lift in the water and I am wondering if I will have to chop it out of the ice on Saturday.

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You shouldn't have to do any chopping yet, we've had enough wind lately to keep things open.

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Saw a boat out fishing Monday night.

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10 above this morning!! That should have put a skim on it. grin.gif See ya soon Waska.

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Does anyone know if the lake iced over this morning?

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Gentle south breeze. No ice.

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10 above this morning!! That should have put a skim on it.
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See ya soon Waska.


Heya fishing. I hope it won't be long. I am off to pick up my new 4-wheeler this morning and then it is time to start working on the house. I sure wish that I grew corn and raised cattle so I had more money to spend and more time to fish grin.gif Stop by some time and we will swap lies.

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Nate,

Looks like your lift is out!!!

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Yeah, It's always fun to keep people guessing. wink.gif Sounds like your son-in-law talked you into one too!! What did you get? I went with the Can Am 500. Bought it really cheap. grin.gif Is the lake level still low? Heard you had some trouble with the pontoon this summer. How do you think that could effect the fishing? The drought was really tough on us little farmers down here.

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Ten dollar beans, eight dollar wheat and skyrocketing corn prices don't help my pocketbook so I had to settle for the bottom of the line Suzuki King Quad 700. I think ice fishing will be great. I didn't get out to do much fall fishing so I hope ice fishing is good. I see that Bob's bay was starting to ice over this afternoon so maybe sooooon!!!!

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Waskawood,

When you work for Ag------ you don't need ten dollar beans. smile.gif You puttin tracks on the King Quad?

Ducker

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I would love to put tracks on the new quad but I think I will give it a try without them for a year and see how it goes. That being said, maybe if I buy tracks it won't snow!!!

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Hey ducker, wish I'd come up with that one!! grin.gif Waska, How's the lake lookin tonight? Is Wolf out there Yet? (I'm not advising anyone to do so yet, but tonights forcast does look very good into next week).

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The lake froze was iced over as far as I could see at day break but there was lots of steam out in the middle. That stopped about 10:00 am. I asked the wife if she saw anyone fishing when she came home from work but she didn't. I bet somebody will be out in front of the beach tomorrow. I had a CRP day today. Cooperative rest program grin.gif

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Wolfs probably on Emily. He'll wait til Jack's back this weekend to have him go first out on Minnewaska. Better than throwing a rock. cool.gif

Ducker

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Waskawood,

Did you have another Cooperative Rest Period again today? I think I saw you walking around Ted's looking at snowmobiles. Could I get a good reference from you to be able to get your job when you retire? Us poor sole proprietors have to work 24 7 365.

Ducker

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It's gettin so feller can't get by with anything. grin.gif

I see a portable out from the marina toninght when I came home from, from, from, my job!! I yust about said work.

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Hey waskawood,

How much ice do you think there is out from your place? Do you go out on early ice with a portable? Or do you wait until you can pull your wheel house out with the 4 wheeler? I will be up there December 22 and 23. I will have to stop by and check out your icehouse, it looks like a nice one.

Later,

Nate

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Hey Nate. I am only guessing but I would think there has to be at least 6 inches. I was going to take the portable out this weekend but with 10+ inches of snow in the forecast I am going to batton down the hatches and stay put. I hope it doesn't screw up the ice for the whole winter!!!Stop by anytime. It will be out front or down in Bob's bay.

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Nate,

2 permenents down towards Bob's bay. Starting to see 4 wheelers out there this morning but I am waiting until after the snow. It is just starting now. The lady at the bait shop says there is a good 5 inches of ice. 3 portables out from Starbuck park. It was snowing so hard I couldn't tell if they had 4 wheelers.

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Checked out Starbuck beach on Thu. afternoon & found 3 inches. Decided to head north to west end Reno & found 4 1/2. Went back on Friday & measured 5". Eyes are on the small side but were really good for dinner today. Did better in shallows than in deeper water although I had to battle off those pesky little Perch.

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hows the ice on glenwood side got a buddy home till the 26th then he leves for korea crazy.gif hes in the air force

so hope to get a buntch of fishin in . thanks grin.gif

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So how has the fishing been? I haven't heard many reports. I am guessing everyone is too busy catching fish. I will be coming up on the 21st and am planning on fishing Saturday and Sunday. How much ice is there? How much snow? Are people driving on the lake yet?

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It looks like a car out in front of your parents place tonite. I guess there was a full size pickup out from the school house. I have heard up to 11 inches with lots of slush in areas. Going to put mine out Friday. Another CRP day. Sure wish I farmed grin.gif

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