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Corey_CB

ICE FISHING

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I don't know about anybody else but I'm getting fired up for ice fishing. Something good has to come from this cold.

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You aren't alone bring on the ice!! laugh.gif

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I'm with you guys! I am sick of soft water!

By the way, if I don't see any of you either out there or in the room, I hope you and your families have a Happy Turkey Day. See you on the ice!

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I love ice fishing but I'm holding out for at least one more soft water trip over the Thanksgiving weekend if the weather holds. After that let it freeze fast and clear!

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Im ready for some Ice, we got pretty lucky last year with that long cold string, hope it happens sooner this year

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What are some lakes that have produced in the past during early ice around the st. cloud area??

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Last year was good on Pleasant Lake in Annandale. The same breakline provided pretty consistent action for crappies, sunfish, bass and northern. Lots of small sunfish to sort through if the bait of choice was not a minnow. Crappies, bass and northerns were all gobbling up the minnows though without the nuisance of sunfish. Sunfish were great to keep the kids (and impatient adults) busy while waiting for something bigger to take the minnows!

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I also did pretty good on Pleasant, but I focused on the walleye. I'll be there again asap.

Robbo

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The only thing good with the first cold snap is a running nose, sore throat, and a bad cough grin.gif

I'm over with the above and ready for another year of ice!

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Capt BRK, glad to see you are back and over the sniffly, sneezies. Won't be long. Have you read the post from Robbo on the structure licensing? Veeery interesting. Bill

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I have the itch too! I find myself frequenting the local outdoor shops and spending a ton of time looking at hardwater gear. Thank goodness ( for the wallet sake) I have been resisting my impulses.

However, for now the rivers have been keeping me entertained grin.gif

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