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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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shamrock7

This forum is awfully quiet! Nobody have anything to say? Come on, there has to be something to type about. How about seeing how many non posters we can get to try to post something here just to give everyone something to read. So, all you guys and gals that are out there reading everything that is ever put up here, but never ever post anything, now is your opportunity to just chime in to let us know that you are there.

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upnorth

Just hanging around waiting for ice.

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PortageBay

Ice tonight? Looks like the cold is finally moving in?

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Cliff Wagenbach

7,

We are still out here!

Waiting for ice and something to write about! tongue.gif

Getting all of my ice gear ready for the hard water season.

The new house is ready to roll, now all we need is around 8" of ice!

Hope that you had a good deer season.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Cliff

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slick814

Shhh.. I was taking my post-hunting season, pre-ice season nap! wink.gif

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SledNeck

How was everyone's deer season? Pics?

Mine ended up in a full freezer...Shot a meat deer and waited for the big one that never came the remained of the season.

deer9.jpg

de5.jpg

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Cliff Wagenbach

Nice sized deer!

I ended up getting two bucks. An 8 pointer and a big forkhorn.

Our hunting party of 7 ended up with 7 bucks.

12 degrees here this morning! The shallow bays are starting to make safer ice now! It won't be long now! laugh.gif

Zero in Embarrass this morning!

Cliff

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upnorth

8 degrees here in Chisholm. I am guessing there will be some ice made up here today.

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shamrock7

Looks like Frazer bay is still open but I am froze all the way across to the north shore. The are a few puddles of open water but it does look encouraging. One of the dogs fell through the ice this morning on the boat ramp so watch those pets. Not deep enough to be a problem but a little more ice and he could have gotten out there far enough to be a problem.

Have a great turkey day.

Nice pictures Sled, your photos are always well shot.

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Casey Sunsdahl

Hey Maybe this will cheer you guys up? I went down to McKinley park today and there was ice 150 yards out, it wont be long! I caught the years last softwater fish yesterday maybe? 48" FAT Muskie smile.gif

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Casey Sunsdahl

Here is the pic grin.gif

48Muskie.jpg

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2thepointsetters

wow very nice fish.

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yukon

Casey nice fish, looks cold. I spent my layoff time deer hunting. Got 4 one nice 8 pter. Would post a pic but cant figure out how. Will be ice fishing this weekend for pike.

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Cliff Wagenbach

Casey,

Good to see you on the Verm. forum!

Dave sent me a pic. of the fish. Very healthy looking fish!

Cliff

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yukon

Here is my deer. deer004.jpg

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Cliff Wagenbach

Yukon,

It looks like you will also have polish for the fishhouse this winter! grin.gif

Cliff

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DTro

Nice ski FV.

I met Dave "Blue Yummy" last night and he told me about your fish, so I had to come check it out.

congrats!

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kwiggy

Yukon,

Why did you make all that snow and sprinkle it around just for the picture. Don't tell me you have that much snow up there. Nice Deer! How is the ice on Vermillion?

Cliff, thanks for the fishing advice the other weekend. We didn't spend as much time as I would have liked fishing. Coming back in from the cabin was fun though as we plowed through 1/2 ice to the boat house.

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yukon

kwiggy, that snow stayed for about two days. Ice yesterday on a small northern pike lake was about 3 inches. walked out but did not stay on. I think I will throw some tipups tomarrow.

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