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Mykal

Alaskan Crab fishing on Mille?

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Well Tim and I made the voyage up to Mille once again and we were greeted with sub freezing temps and a heavy dose of Nasty NE wind that shifted from the E then to the SE. We launched out of Terry’s and found white caps rolling into the bay. Dhenry was the only other boat out with us this night. We tried to fish a key spot out in St Albans that had been producing for us but keeping the boat speed below 1.0 with the wind blowing in turned ANYTHING wet to ice made it a challenge so we opted for a small stretch out of the wind tight to the South edge shoreline. Tim was the first to strike with yet another healthy 36 inch Pike that was really putting on the poundage. We made a couple more passes with nothing so we moved over a bit towards the North and found a spot that produced a football shaped 24.5” eye followed by a 25” eye . I missed another fish in the same spot on the second pass that set my bail clicker off but I forgot to snap it shut before picking up the rod and it swung loose. Super Rouge in Natural Perch caught the eyes. By 9pm we were each on our second set of rods having frozen and tangled up our first set. We shot over to Pike’s Point hoping the wind would lay down as we waited for the green light to head South to the rock reefs but regrettably that did not happen. We made the RIGHT DECISION not to make the journey South as our 1 plus mile run North to Pike’s point put a nice layer of ice on everything. My boat looked like an Alaskan Crab boat, icicles hanging from the bow and the rear gunnels carried a ¼ inch of ice. Rod holders frozen in the holders and glazed windshields. We ran another ½ hour with nothing to show so we decided to head in early at around 11pm. The wind OR the 26 degree temps I can deal with but the combination of the two made things dangerous. Water temps were 37.5 on the main lake and 35.5 in the access. What’s driving me crazy is the tulibee are spawning on the rocks and it is prime time to be there for big fish. If the weather holds we may take a shot and get after them before the tulibee get too thick and take over the reefs. This week starts the November full moon and it would be awesome to end this season with a stellar night of sumo rock fish. The weeds we found were brown and unless you can find a green patch it is off in the bay.

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great report!

you guys are adventurous. i love it, only wish i could be the one writing the reports...

im with you in spirit. good luck next trip.

regards,

minnesotatuff

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Great report Mykal. A photo of your boat coming back to the landing would really be the "icing on the cake".

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Mykal, I didn't get to introduce myself but I was out with Dhenry. It was defiantly cold out there, but thanks to D's little heater and a fish here and there we were pretty warm most of the evening.

Thanks for everything Dhenry. I had a great time. If the weather is decent this weekend I think I'm going to give her one last go and try to get out to the rocks. If it's windy I think I'll more than likely be done for the year. We got to see firs thand what happens when you mix; darkness, shallow water, wind and rocks. I don’t need any of that. I’ll let you know if I’m headed up.

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PieEyed a heater?? You guys had it good. We should have stopped over with the marshmellow's and hot cocoa. grin.gif Can't complain though because Tim usually packs a feast. We'll meet you soon I'm sure. Talked to D tonight. Glad you guys got a few and made it in safe.

Jamison, I thought about taking some pics, and I wish I would have. We had a blast but it was nice to set foot on hard ground. Not too many good access's right now and Terry's works great for my new boat so we had to stay where mother nature told us to.

Minnesotatuff, DHenry, I am looking at Wed night and as of right now I am solo so if your free let me know. My buddy Dan and his brother will be up as well in their boat. This weekend looks very cold and will probably be the "icing on the cake" for the season. Hopefully we can rebound on the rocks and end on a great note. The last 2 trips we had last year were off the charts for lots of big fish.

I got a few nice pics of the fish but I can't see how to post them. I thought there was a way to pull them from my computer. Anyone know how this can be done without using a website address?

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If yer lookin to hit the rocks, you could always land the boat at either Izaty's or Eddy's. Terry's landing is nice but it's pretty far north!

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Cant post from your own PC, needs to be on a hosting site.

If you want to email them to me, i can post them for you.

email is in my bio thingy.

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Love the report Mykal!

I've pulled the plug on open water for the year as my boat is hypothermia waiting to happen. Hopefully next year, I'll remedy that situation a bit but we've got ice fishing coming up quick. grin.gif

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mykal,

thank you for the invitation! i cant wednesday, but if youre looking for saturday, i would love to go! saturdays wind & weather looks really good. wow! just looked at the calender. saturday is the full moon!

regards,

minnesotatuff

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Thanks Guys.

Minnesotatuff, maybe next time then. I am booked for Sat but may not go as we may have a nice layer of ice in some of the bays by then. I suppose I could duck tape Tim to the bow sporting and ice chisel grin.gif

I'm about ready to switch gears and prep for the icefishing season as well.

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What a great subject line for the post! Frozen windshields, cold hands and I think I lost my balance a couple of times from the goofy waves and almost went for a swim. Yes and Pigseye navigated me into Terry's rocks (just kidding Pigseye). I wasn't paying attention to where I was trolling and ended up a little shallow. Why has Terry taken his lights out? Weren't they in until ice-up last year? It's all behind me though and I'm getting psyched for another trip, I hope, this weekend. It looks like the weather could be pretty good. It was great meeting another Fishing Minnesota member in Pigseye. The fishing wasn't so good, but the adventure and experience is hard to duplicate. Mykal, good luck tomorrow....wish I could go, but we are headed out of town for a few days.

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Hey Dhenry, I think after I navigated you off of those rocks so well the least you could do is get me screen name right grin.gif, it's PieEyed. Oh well as long as you remember my real name next time you have an open seat. I had a great time fishing and swaping fish tales with you. I should be up there Friday night so I'll let you know how I do. Good luck and thanks again!

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Sorry about that, Joe! I'll call you on Saturday to get an update.

We will definitely do it again. I'm putting my money on Mykal to be the last boat on the lake before freeze-up. Do you guys think we've still got a shot at December?

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thanks mykal, just in case something happens...you can get ahold of me at 651.270.3365

dan

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