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Sandmannd

Anyone up for heading to Mille Lacs?

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Kingfisher and I are heading out early Saturday morning and coming home that night. We're going out of Hunter Winfield's most likely. I have a durango that I can get six in but four is real comfortable. I have a 4x6 trailer we can put gear in. It would be nice to meet more FMr's and have some fishing at the same time. Plus with the price of gas, the more the merrier grin.gif. You can shoot me an email at s_e_hendricks@comcast.net if you are intersted. We are leaving from St. Paul around 4 AM.

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Some friends and I are going out of Lybacks (we hope) Sat morning. I will post how we do. I am in champlin and would like to go a couple times this year. Maybe i will go with you some other time. That is if there is room for all of my gear.

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A buddy and I MIGHT be heading out of Lyback's Saturday morning. Still up in the air yet. Will let you know later in the week.

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are all you guys planning on walking, or using wheelers???

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Walking, don't have a wheeler.

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Walking, don't have a wheeler.


Isn't the ice surface like huge broken glass shards after the wind down there by Isle? I saw the pic Waldowski posted, in the ML forum I think, and it seemed like it would be tough going!

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I called Hunter Winfields today, they said they had 7 inches in the bay. I don't know that we are hitting the main lake for the reason you just said, but the bay I believe is fine.

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Lybacks said on Monday that they planned to let snowmobiles out for the weekend. They checked the ice Sun. night and had 5-6" everywhere they checked. However, with this snow and I heard more is coming on Thursday and Saturday all of this might change. I will call them tomorrow for an up to date report.

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It's Kingfisher and I and we picked up a fellow FM'r from this post. Still have at least one seat in the truck open. I can always put up the third seat if needed. Let me know if anyone else is interested.

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Man, I so want to go. But I'm going to be working on finishing up the wheelhouse on Saturday.

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I'll be up there tomorrow late morning and staying until Sun. afternoon. If you want to hook-up I'll be on a Red Sportsman with the big Monster box on the back.

Kevin

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We're leaving at 4 AM. Do I need to get bait in the cities tonight or is there a bait shop up in Isle that I can use in the morning?

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There are lots of places around the lake to buy bait.

I usually like to stop at Prince bait and Marine in Milaca. I have anlways had good luck with their bait and the staff is helpful. It's a little ways south of Mille Lacs but right off of 169.

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I'm getting pretty excited about this trip. It's been a while since I've been up on the big pond open or hard water!!! It'll be a great time!!!!!!!!

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I am heading up for the weekend tomorrow morning. I plan on staying overnight in the permanent on shore so I can get in some time on the ice for Sunday also. Have yet to decide where I am heading out of. I am familiar with the area around Lyback's, but now I just bought a house at Brandt's, so I might want to stick around that area.

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Sand,

The way things are shaping up, I will not make it. I have a crank sensor to do to on Sat. morning. I almost made it with porty and have made it enough, but in the end it not going to work out.

I will get together with you and KF1 on the pond yet this year.

Good luck!

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