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Agronomist_at_IA

Round lake, Ocheda, Okabena?????

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Agronomist_at_IA

This weekend looking to get out ice fishing, last time out was late December. Any area lake producing?

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hunter76

Was on round on monday night and fished in a portable approx 20ft from the open water and caught our limit. On Tuesday we caught 5 but I lost at least 6 myself.

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Hunting_Fishing_Junkie

Was out on Okabena and had some perch action today. Vex was picking up a lot of fish but the bite was pretty lite. Then went to Indian Lake towards sunset and got skunked. Lake is extremely shallow but very clear water. Went out in the middle of the lake towards the open water but couldnt find anything over 4-5' deep.

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123fish

Pretty amazing that Round can still be producing. That's pretty much been going on since first ice.

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MNman

Basically the last 3 years.

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Team Salmo

And what did you limit out on????

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hunter76

Walleyes

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Team Salmo

You still fishing it?

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hunter76

I haven't been back, but a friend of mine was there this last weekend and got some again. I know Sat. night they got 8.

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muc33

8 hours today not a bite.

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PerchPounder

Are there any fish left? muc maybe you need to give those a rest and head south for a day?

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muc33

I do, but had to stay close for the girls. they had school today, us bankers had the day off and was my only chance to get out and fish since the sarah gettogether. As soon as I left, a buddy called and told me I was in the wrong place. Ahhh such is life. I would love to head south, but unfortunately I am still in the same situation with my father in'law. He is too tough to quit yet. Amazing

As soon as I can, you are first on my list to call.

I see bluegills on my wall right now!!!

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PerchPounder

he must be one tough dude. You really aren't missing too much right now. If things follow the usual trends things should be picking up in a couple of weeks. I may have to do a little exploring this weekend but im not satisfied following the crowd even though we were all alone both days last weekend.

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muc33

well if things work out or the end comes, I will give you a call this weekend. St James is a fun lake, never caught anything with much size there, or Mt. Lake, let me know if you are going to get in either of those tourney's

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PerchPounder

I'll definitely let you know. It's not too likely that ill be in attendance at either one but I haven't totally ruled it out as of yet. They have been getting some pretty nice perch down there and I know the walleyes have been biting in one of my favorite sight fishing late afternoon jigging spots.

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hunter76

My neighbor was there in a portable and got 2.

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    • leech~~
      Here's a little back ground. The Dakota originally called the lake Mde Maka Ska (modern spelling Bde Maka Ska, pronunciation: Be-DAY Mah-KAH-Ska)[5] meaning White Earth Lake,[6] or White Bank Lake,[7] a name that probably was given by the Ioway who inhabited the area until the 16th century. Another Dakota name for the lake may have been Mde Med'oza, which was the name initially adopted by settlers, either as Lake Medoza or in translation as Loon Lake.[8] The Dakota also described it as Heyate Mde, meaning "Lake Set Back (from the River)".[9] The United States Secretary of War, John C. Calhoun, sent the Army to survey the area that would surround Fort Snelling in 1817. Calhoun had also authorized the construction of Fort Snelling, one of the earliest Euro-American settlements in the state. The surveyors renamed the water body "Lake Calhoun" in his honor. The Fort Snelling Military Reservation survey map created by Lt. James L. Thompson in 1839 clearly shows the lake as bearing the name "Calhoun".[10] Minneapolis skyline reflected in the lake in 2010 Calhoun's legacy as a pro-slavery politician has led critics to question whether he is the best person to be honored. In 2011 the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board visited the issue. Their legal counsel concluded that the board could not legally change the name, as state law gives that power to the Commissioner of Natural Resources, and then only in the first 40 years after the name was designated. Following the Charleston church shooting in June 2015, a fresh drive to change the name started via an online petition. The Park Board indicated it would look into whether they could change the lake's name through state action,[11][12] and in fall 2015 added the Dakota name to signage below the official name.[1] On March 22, 2016, an advisory group decided via majority vote to urge the Minnesota Park and Recreation Board to restore the lake's former name.[13] In 2017, the Minneapolis Park Board voted unanimously to change the lake's name back to that of Bde Maka Ska[14] and the Hennepin County commissioners approved it more narrowly.[15] The change needs final approval at state and federal level in order to go into effect.[16] There was also a proposal to rename the lake for Senator Paul Wellstone, who is buried in nearby Lakewood Cemetery.[17]
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources today announced the State of Minnesota has approved changing the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to Bde Maka Ska. The DNR’s decision follows a Hennepin County Board resolution requesting the change.  “The DNR respects the role of elected county boards in determining name changes for geographic features,” DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr said.  “In this instance, I am confident the Hennepin County Board carefully considered community values and citizen perspectives in determining that this was the right action to take. DNR’s role is to ensure the county followed the proper process.” The DNR’s decision means the lake name change will become official in Minnesota when the DNR’s approval is officially recorded by Hennepin County and published in the State Register. Hennepin County commissioners voted to seek the name change Nov. 28. The DNR will submit the Hennepin County resolution, along with the state approval, to the U.S. Board of Geographic Names, which will approve or deny the name change for federal use. The DNR is the state agency that approves or denies name changes for geographic features, after Minnesota counties consider name change resolutions, gather public input and vote on proposed changes. In considering county requests to name a geographic feature or change a feature’s name, the DNR’s role is to consider 1) whether the county followed a proper public process prior to taking its action, and 2) whether the county-approved name complies with naming conventions. For example, names must avoid confusion with similarly named features, and names may not commemorate a living person. A copy of the DNR’s order for this name change and details on how Minnesota geographic features are named are available on the naming geographic features webpage. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • monstermoose78
      Saturday is the day I will open blue lake wide open If I have to
    • opsirc
      I had too go to his face book page
    • shaneD
      my dad grew up in The Pas, my grand parents owned the avenue hotel and they had a place on Clearwater. Summers we would go up and fish and ski and such. Lots of good memories, other than the horseflies (Bulldogs). My experience was always it really didn't matter what you used, for lakers as long as it was shiny it got hit. Our technique was pretty simple, drop it to the bottom and reel is up fast. they hit hard on the way up and its clear like superior so you can see them a long way down if you have good ice. The river right out of town is good for char too.
    • Poseidon
      Yeah, ok, I'm using the 8. My drill also overheated after punching 5-6 holes in quick succession. Thanks for the responses... sorry for hijacking the thread
    • shaneD
      So I just came back from Lake Winnipeg, and the 3 feet of ice they have there and found my auger lacking. I gave up the gas auger years ago to switch to the clam plate and drill. Around here, even Bemidji where I fish the most, I have never had a problem with getting through the ice. Lake Winnipeg is a different story. Anyway, I have a 6 inch bit now, and when with drilling a couple holes side by side to deal with the big fish but thinking back to my old 10 inch strikemaster I was almost willing to deal with all the issues I had with it to have some space to wrangle a fish. Soooo, im looking at going with an 8 inch bit, with the Milwaukee and the clam plate. I know that clam had a gearbox in the past that would help with that but seems they no longer offer it. will I tear up my drill with the bigger auger? I have two 9 amp batteries  and double the torque now too so I'm figuring a few  extra holes compared to the five amps and 650inc pounds I had for the previous drill setup. Suggestions? thoughts? other than getting a gas auger, cuz that isn't happening.
    • mrpike1973
      That would make a difference now wouldn't it?  Oops my mistake I have a 6 inch just got done fishing today with 5 amp battery I got 27 holes at 19 inches of ice. I noticed the drill seemed warm after drilling 5-6 in a row but no problems. I don't have a gas auger any more but I see what the guys are saying about a power auger.
    • Pat McGraw
      Thank you.
    • Capt. Quicksteel
      If you want to get in there by snow mobile or walking over, Wolf Lake is worth a try.
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