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Wilderness Warmth Report 1-16-08 9:15pm

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Well lets start with the current ice report - we now have roads open to Kings Hump, Little King and Kings Finger and a new road is in progress to Spirit Island, should be complete by friday. Roads are in excellent condition while there are still some spots off the roads that contain large pockets of slush and where the snow is deep it has a thick crust on top so when venturing off roads bring a shovel. We are pulling all size houses at this time but please keep the speed below 15mph and lets bring on the cold!!!!!

Now for the fishing report, this past weekend the walleyes were cooperating nicely with some limits taken and some nice jumbo perch also taken. But as of the last couple days the walleyes have developed lock jaw again, the bite has been tough so you need to be mobile and fish with light tackle and finesse. Small buck shots, red hooks and rainbows seem to be the ticket. Good luck, good fishing and most of all be safe!!!! grin.gif

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Silly question here Jay - but what do you mean by Rainbows? I have never heard of that jig!

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Rainbow minners.. grin.gif

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Silly answer :rainbow minnows

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Thanks! Do you sell them Jay? I called you earlier in the week from Mankato - will be going out with you this Friday. We don't have rainbows down south here!

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No we don't sell bait but you can buy all your bait at Lundeen's Tackle Castle on the corner of 169 & 27E.

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Perfect! Thanks Jay - see ya Friday!

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Your roads sound good. I'm thinking about heading your way too, soon I hope.

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