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Paul Waldowski

Report 12/29/07

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Paul Waldowski

Sorry for the long delay in getting this posted. Things have been very hectic here lately. We now have all of our rentals out and we are allowing cars and light trucks to drive out to our rentals.

The bite over the past week has been a tough one with a lot of lookers and not much for takers. It finally started to pick up a little today with some nice perch being caught on both waxworms and fathead minnows. 17 to 19 fow.

A few walleyes are also being caught a little deeper off of the reef with Shiner minnows under a tip-up taking the majority of the fish. A 27 1/2 incher came out of one of houses today and they also missed a couple more nice fish.

The ice continues to build at a snails pace, but with colder weather this week, hopefully that pace picks up.

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Quickstrike

Thanks for the report Paul. We'll be over that way tommorrow, but we'll probably be on the other side of the lake.

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jb426

Paul, if I come with a portable to spend the night out on the ice, can I leave my truck in your lot. After paying the access fee.

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Paul Waldowski

Absolutely!!!!

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jb426

Sweet, see ya tommorow!

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minnesotatuff

we went out of wilderness warmth today...great, wide roads. met jay, nice that he stopped his plowing to talk a bit. we didnt get to our spot. there is absolutely no driving off the roads. we pulled our portable about 30' off the road and only had 9" of ice. another buddy had 16", 30-40' away. the ice will get there. we just have to be patient this year.

as for fishing, we were in 17.5fow, at the base of a reef that was 10' deep on top. two walleyes were visable on the camera, but they were very small. little perch were everywhere...LITTLE perch. i could have caught them all day long using a little tear drop with a waxie. they were all from 3" to maybe 4"? no wonder there are reports of fat walleyes. mille lacs is on the right path for big, fat walleyes. nature is taking care of the fishing pressure this winter.

my buddy had on a nice northern but it broke off after quite a while when it got wrapped around his camera cord... he said he saw it take his bait on the camera and all he saw was his head.

next saturday we'll give it another shot. jay told me he has a chart, i think he said from the dnr, that says ice is made at 2" per night when its 15 degrees and 3" per night when its zero, under plowed roads. it shouldnt be long.

it looked like there were a few people out on sloppys. jay also said he had reports of bigger walleyes in 21-22fow...

regards,

minnesotatuff

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Glockwinger

We came back yesterday (Saturday) after being in Cove Bay since Thursday. I did not personally catch any 'eyes, but two of our guys did, a 21" and a 22". Like minnesotastuff said, there were clouds of those little perch jamming the vexilar. Put the camera down and it looked like the minnow sink at the bait shop! My 11 year old daughter had fun catching them with the teardrop and waxie. They were about 4" or so. We had 12" of ice at the perm house in 17 - 18 feet of water. Only saw one walleye swim through. The kids did spend some quality time playing playstation 2 though! Oh well, we'll give her another try next weekend.

One head shaking moment was after going out of my way to help some guys in a portable find a spot amongst our perm houses and showing them approx lake depths etc, they decide to litter the ice in front of our houses with a bag of human waste and other garbage that we cleaned up. mad.gif One of them told me he worked at the Gander in Lakeville and reads this board. If he is reading this, next time clean up after yourself! Rant off.

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wingnut38

what a bunch of idiots. pick up your trash before you leave the lake. i can't believe someone would do something like that after you go out of your way to make a more enjoyable fishing experience for them. too bad.

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chris63

Great post!Playstation,quality time?lollol.......the trash thing burns my cookies too!I wish one time a could get the nerve up to follow these pigs and dump a pile (of trash) in front or in the living area of said PIGS!rant off.Good luck and keep the good reports comming.c63

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KGross

Paul if I come up on Tuesday do you think I would have any trouble getting into some perch? Thanks!

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jvjohnson

just got back from sunset bay roads were great but like said befor stay on them drilled one hole in 7" of ice.

fishing was very slow we had to stay close to the roads dew to no wheeler or sled. fished anywhere from 26 to 19fow marked alot of fish but only one about 8" perch and a 14" eye FOR 10 HOURS OF FISHING!!!!!! frown.gif

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jb426

Kgross, just got back from overnighter out of appledorns (own fishouse), perch and ellpout only thing i caught. The perch were around 12" and plenty of them. No eyes to speak of. Roads are good.

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