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Big Dave2

Mille Lacs Gathering - March 8-9, 2008 - Appledoorn's

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Big Dave2

Anyone planning a Mille Lacs get-together this year? Sounds like last years was a lot of fun!

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Sandmannd

I would be up for doing a get together up there.

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Team Otter

I was thinking there was going to be "The Frenzy" out of Appeldoorn's the second weekend of February but I haven't seen anything on it.

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Sandmannd

That would be nice, I've been wanting to go fish out of Paul's place.

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Big Dave2

Me too.

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PerchJerker

I'd also heard the 2nd weekend in February but haven't heard anything about it in a long time.

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Eric Wettschreck

From what I understand, Paul was working on doing something the second weekend in Feb at Appledorns. This is just what I heard, not confirmed.

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Sandmannd

That would be nice, I'm heading to slab fest at end of Feb and would love to make a mille lacs trip.

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Rick

Paul will be having it out of Appeldoorn's on the east side of Mille lacs on the 8th and 9th of March.

A little Robin told me they had picked up a few 14" plus piggie perch.

Paul will be here to give you details later.

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Team Otter

Are you sure you don't want to have it on Gogebic? Ha!

I'm sure you'll be thinking of me...

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CORL ICE CREW

whats this "FRENZY" thing? a trny. or a fun get together?

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PerchJerker

Uh Oh, I think I already have plans to be at LOTW that weekend.

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polarsusd81

Perch, I was thinking the same thing. If you are up at LOTW, let me know, we can meet up out there somewheres.

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Paul Waldowski

Alright here are the details to the 1st Annual Piggy Perchin' Party \:D

Location: Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay

Dates: March 7th, 8th, and 9th

What is this: This is a chance for all FM'ers to get out and do some Piggy Perchin' together. This is not a tournament, just a chance to get together, fish, and have some fun.

We will have a Grill out near where we are fishing for all to use. We will also pretty much be fishing as a group, or at least in the same general area. Whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome. This is going to be a ton of fun, as are all of these gatherings, so don't miss out on this one.

Call us now to book your spot for this event. Rate is $35 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. We will also have spots available if you have a bigger group.

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reelemin

Paul are those rates for shore cabins or fish houses. If for shore cabins is that the rate for any cabin?

thanks

Tami

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teresa

This sounds interesting......

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Paul Waldowski

That rate is for shore cabins as all fishhouses need to be off of the lake by the last day of February.

Here are pictures from Tony Roach's trip today. Looks like the Perch bite has picked up a bit \:\)

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Sandmannd

Nice fish, would be a blast. I'm gonna try to make it for this. When do you need to know by so we can get a spot?

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MuleShack

I'm going to try to get up here for this also.

I am getting a wheel house in the next week so I wont need to worry about lodging....

Thinking of coming up Friday Morning to join in on any scouting party. Anyone else going to be there on friday, give me a shout so we can work on a scouting plan.

Muleshack@hotmail.com

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maddowg1192000

Won't be able to make it until sunday. Will people still be going out that day and what time should I meet everyone? I am just in brainerd so i wont need a place to stay. Wish I could do the whole weekend but I have the polar plunge on the 8th

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FishOn!

How limited is the lodging? In other words, how fast will it fill?

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iceman16

hey paul is there still room for this event would love to come up.

iceman

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Paul Waldowski

We still have space available for this event.

Ice is in great shape and the bite is starting to pick up.

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iceman16

i am goin to give a buddy a call and see if he wants to go up with me might have to come up early Saturday morning, and then ill give ya a call at the resort and book. hope to see ya all there.

iceman

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RonZych

Joe and I will be there Saturday. We are bringing venison and or duck for the grill.

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