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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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side_laker

I am planning a trip up to pelican lake this weekend and was wondering if anyone had any info on the fishing and the ice.

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SFBOY

Side Laker, my family has a cabin by Side Lake. How has the fishing been up there? Planning on being up there in a month or so to give it a shot. Give our best to the CO up there next time he checks your license for the 5th time this winter.

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side_laker

SFBOY, the fishing has been really slow on the chain of lakes here. have not even seen the CO once this year

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SFBOY

glad you havent seen him. i have heard he is relatively more active than his predecessor.

have you ever thought about targeting elephant? its 20 minutes further than pelican, but much smaller and easier to locate crappies. if you stop in for a BM at Melgeorge's, they probably could point you in the right directions.

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side_laker

I have looked at elephant but never drilled a hole in it. I have fished myrtle lake a couple of times and did good though.

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Hibbing

cool.gifcool.gifSide Laker - Be cautious about any advice SFBoy gives you. I've been listening to his "advice" for years!!!! He doles it out about 2 weeks after the bite is over!

SF - if you're gonna be up the weekend of Feb 9 let me know. A friend and I are trying to put on a little "private contest" on a local lake.

JP

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Jeff, probably will be up the following weekend. I have learned my lesson about giving any specific advice such as use this sized minnows, on this spot on the weedline, 5 feet down, in 20 feet of water from 8 until 930 PM on June 9th.

i still cant believe i had that pontoon full of kids and their parents drive up to within 15 feet of me and start dropping their anchor last year when i was out there with calvin. we were doing well until they drove over and parked on the spot that we were casting. they literally stopped the boat 2 feet from calvin's bobber. they came from the house to the west of the palm tree. i usually wont say much, but i asked the guy if he thought that was a little close and he he said he didnt think so. i told him i thought it was and he managed to give me a dirty look and move down about 50 yards. he literally had the whole quarter mile weedline to fish on by himself but had to park it next to me. once i heard who they were, i realized that was about what i could have expected.

anyway, maybe we will catch up with you over the 15th. P will be in San Francisco and said he would leave the fishouse open and the fridge full of beer for us!!!!!! ;\)

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