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bassNspear

2008 Spearing ""GET---TO---GATOR"" Feb 3rd ""Updated""

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bassNspear    0
bassNspear

As we all know, we are into our time of year when everyone is out getting the spear holes cut, and the spears wet while we are looking down that hole all day long.

As a result, I think its time that we start figuring out WHEN/WHERE we are going to hold our [color:"red"] 1st Annual [color:"green"] Get-to-Gator

There is alot of places that we can do it. I would like everyone to take the time to list a few lakes and dates as to when they might be able to hang out. I was thinking of sometime in [color:"red"] February , where we are away from the holidays, and right in the middle of the spearing season.

So lets start to get some ideas out there, and hopefully right after Jan 1, we will have our date set.

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Sounds like fun. I guess finding out where the majority of the people are from is going to be one factor. I know there are a couple of us from central mn. One suggestion might be if there is alot of you from the cities and some from cenral mn maybe meet some where in the middle like, Annadale or some where in the that area. I'm from west of st.cloud and have many good lakes but I don't expect all you from the cities to drive that far. I'm just suggesting maybe some where in between. To me it don't matter I'll go anywhere.

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i live in cold spring and spearfoots idea of yhe annadale area works for me. make sure its a big enough lake to deal with all those spearholes cut. after we are done the lake could look like swiss cheese.

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bassNspear    0
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im game for anything. Whatever everyone wants to do, we can go there.

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spear foot 1

I was just using Annadale as an example as maybe a half way point close to the interstate for easy travel.But like I said I'm open for anything. Let's here from some of you guys grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

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thanks for the information. We will get other guys chipping in here to see where the best place is going to be. Thanks agian

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Fish Toys    0
Fish Toys
Sounds like you guys should have a good time if you get it all organized. grin.gif Hopefully it’s not like some guys I know here that the only ice they see is in a glass. confused.gif

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mnmuzzleloader

A get together sounds like a great idea, and February looks like a good time for me!!!!

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bassNspear    0
bassNspear

wayne you should come and hang out as well.

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Hey all,

As we all know, our loving sport of spearing is in full circle, so lets try and plan a Sunday where we can all get out on a bigger lake, and hang out together.

I think that we should go somewhere in the central part of the state, say the st cloud area, annadale or out of the cities, where everyone doesnt have such a far drive.

So lets get some thought rolling on lakes that we might be able to go and hang out for a full day of spearing with all the FMers!!! cool.gifgrin.gif

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Huey    0
Huey

I'm a rookie and have no idea where to go, but if Santa brings me a spear laugh.gif , I'll be there!

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bassNspear    0
bassNspear

that would be sweet to be get one for xmas. good luck

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Scotty    0
Scotty

I'd love to go if someone tells me when and where!!!! I finally got out to stick a few sunday, biggest was 7 pounds... Had a beauty that was pushing the 20# plus mark that hit my decoy and did a somersault under the corner of the ice and took off!!!! That was a rush again! I live right on hwy10 by Motley if anyone ever gets in my area. Thanks guys

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bassNspear    0
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ya we dont have much time left.

Anyone have any good ideas I was thinking 1st or secon d week of feb.

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Huey    0
Huey

Jan 26-27 is the best wknd for me, but i'll try to go whenever it is.

fyi Feb 3 is Super Bowl Sunday.

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glenn57    0
glenn57

jan 26/ feb 2 weekends work for me. oh wait so does the feb 9 weekend. hay lets have mr pawlenty declare feb 16 state spearing get-to-gator day and have one extra day to spear. yeyeye.

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Stiff    0
Stiff

Weekend of Feb 9th (or Jan 27th) works best for me. I have no idea where to suggest for a destination, but I'd love to go.

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bassNspear    0
bassNspear

what is everyone else have in mind.

I perfer sunday, since i wont be working then.

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OK I know I am the noob here but I think if someone doesn't step up and make a place and time it won't get done

According to the DNR lake finder info Big Lake (Sherburne County) is clear to 12 Ft

Place: Big Lake (Sherburne County) Big Lake, MN

Date: Feb 2nd, 3rd, 9th, or 10th

I vote for the 3rd but then again I don't care about seeing the superbowl either. I will TiVo it for the commercials though.

My second choice would be the 2nd but I am not sure if B N S can make it on the 2nd.

It would be nice to get the location nailed down at least.

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i guess i would prefer a sat but dont have an issue really with sunday either. b-n-s could call in sick. hehehe.just pick a lake and date and im going to try my best to be there. super bowl dousnt start till late afternoon anyway.

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Scotty    0
Scotty

I am up for whatever day works for everyone... Sounds like alot of fun!!!!!!!

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bassNspear    0
bassNspear

it will be a good idea. Im excited for it

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glenn57    0
glenn57

just checked fishing law book, spearing is open till feb 24th.

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merkman

Date: Feb 3rd 7AM to 2PM or longer

Place: Big Lake (Sherburne County) Big Lake, MN

Does this work for everyone?

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is this the big lake on highway 10?

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