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First I am new to the forum. So hello to all and I hope to meet some of you! I am heading to pelican Saturday. How has fishing been? Any tips would be great. Thanks Adam

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Welcome aboard!

Pelican --

Heard some good things. Ice -- well that is anther matter. I would not go all over, but I hear there is 6-7 inches in spots.

I am it has made some ice recently, but this snow is going to make things tough.

Maybe the fellas from Barnesville have some recent updates.

Krebsy -- where are you?

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Ya going out today, will let you now how the ice is, it was between 6 and 7 last sunday but lotta snow. we will see what happens should be alright as long as it dont flood to bad.

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Yepper -- keep us updated.

Hit

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Welcom Jax. Unfortunately I'm no help about Pelican, I've never ice fished it.

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Its good, flooding just a little but you wont be able to put a big house out as there is to much snow.

but the ice is good at between 8 and 9 in. oh by the way got 3 tonite tongue.giflaugh.gifgrin.gif

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Got my house out, but it took three hours. Ice is flooding and the heavy snow was NOT fun.

Some goof was flowing around with two plows by his fish house right at prime time. That kinda messed things up for us. The guy a little ways away from us was yelling at those guys. Kinda funny.

I don;t understand why they had to put it out at prime time then not fish and just left it.

Got one 16 incher.

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Hey --

Which house is yours -- I will visit.

Hit.

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BTW --

If I had to do it over again I would have waited till I could drive on -- that was a PAIN.

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Hey man my house is the all alluminum 8x10, I think it was me that was yelling at them (Contact Us Please) plowing snow, not a good time for it, and it ticked me off. confused.gif

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I was also plannin on headin over to pelican this weekend. Never fished there before so i guess i was hopin for some tips on how to fish. Let alone what to fish for. Any info would be great.

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Hit, I was out on Sat. Too much noise from the boys with the wheelers. 3:30- 5:30 straight noise. Alls I can say is WOW.. Should of went muzzy huntin. Fishin sucked,not a bite. I did find someones plastic weeds on shore. Too the two guys that were out fishin the old fashion way,standin outside with candles and fishin hard, my hat goes off too you. Sorry I couldn't pull you up but the throttle cable on the wheeler was froze and I finally broke it. I did get it up too the truck thanks too a good guy named Tim from Hawley. Thanks Tim I really appreciated that. Thats why I like Pelican, You can almost always get a helping hand. The access was probably worse than the lake as far as snow goes. The parking lot had more snow than the lake. Everyone I seen go out on wheelers looked like they made it w/o too many stops. Chains def.will help. Hope too get back out this week and do some spearing. I can't wait too get the Hilton out there and set up,Not till it's truck time for that. She's BIG,,Beautiful and weighs a ton .wait a minute.. am I talking about my fishhouse or my old lady..The Krebsy. ooo.gif

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Barek -- I will stop and visit -- my house is the other silver one without the dish! Say, can you get the Playboy station on that bad boy?

Yeah, those guys with the pows seemed nice enough, but wow were they noisy.

Hit.

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Krebsy --

I have shot trap with you a couple of times over the past couple of years.

Billy Gibbons told me to only believe about half of what you say. wink.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

Just kidding -- stop by the house and visit.

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Hitman, didnt give you a call this weekend cuz I never got the fishouse out to pelican, I work in your wonderful town this weekend so I dont know when I will get out there.. Maybe take a day off during the week but not real sure. Did you get any good fishing in??

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I would like to introduce myself to the group. My name is Jeff and I am new to the area. I am curious at how the fishing is and what is the best way to gain access to Pelican lake. I am an active duty soldier just returning from Iraq and I have this winter to fish. I hope to meet some of you.

Thanks,

Jeff

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delta8683, welcome to FM/HSO! Thank you for your service defending this great country.

I'm not much help on Pelican, but our other members here are quite resourceful. Hopefully you can make it to our get-together, TBD sometime in January.

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Welcome Jeff

There are two main winter access points that i consider safe. The one is the public access on the west side of the lake, the other is over by Zorbaz. Both will get you on the ice. I dont say hte East access only because i dont use it in the winter because of the river there. Good Luck. Any more questions just post, we are pretty good about answering them.

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Jeff,

I would like to second Deadheads comments and thank your for your selfless act of courage in defending out country. Unfortunatly I am not much help when it comes to Pelican, But if you want to some good panfish action in the DL area I can point you in the right area.

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Delta,.. You call me, we go fishin!!!!! 701 371 4902..Steve. I can set you up angling or spearing. Can't promise much as I havn't been out much but a little birdy told me a secret.

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Dragon ---

Give me a call or stop by sometime. You should try to make it out fishing soon.

Hit

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Gentlemen,

Thank you for the advise. I don't specifically need to fish Pelican, it is just one of the lakes I picked out on the map. I would gladly take any sugestions. Steve, thank you for the offer; let me know when your headed out and I would be happy to go fishing. The Army is currently giving me a year off by sending me to school, which means I have the next 5 weeks off. Nothin' but fishing for this guy.

I'm headed out on Friday, I will let you guys know how I do.

v/r

Jeff

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Going out for the FIRST time this season, this afternoon!!! WOHOO!!! Pulling the portable with the snowmobile. It's safe enough for that isn't it?

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Muskie --

Yes you are safe.

That being said, I would NOT travel all over the place. You never know where you might end up. Just use you head for something other than a hat rack (my dad used to tell me that wink.gif) and you should be just fine.

Let us know how you do.

Hit

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Sweet. I thought I'd be OK with all the talk of people out there whith wheelers and houses. So there should be about 9 inches of ice? Been fishing Pelican, both soft and hard water, for quite a few years now so I'll just stick with the tried and true (a.k.a. safe) spots and hope for the best. Thanks for the info Hitman!

P.S. LOVE that game! Saw the movie opening weekend.

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