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Darrin

Fishing 7th-10th

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Darrin

Coming up from MI again this year and will be fishing out of Denny's Thur thru Sun...any tips and tricks would be appreciated.

Anybody fish that part of the lake this past weekend or anyone know how travel is on that part of the lake?

We have done well on perch and pike the last two times we've been up, but this year we want to commit an evening or two to the walleye bite...it would be great if someone chimes in with a spot to try or general location characteristics and techniques.

Does anyone know if the Gosh Dam still cooks your fish for you? That is a great deal they have going-we love that bar!

Thanks in advance and will report back after the trip!

Tight Lines.

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outdoorav

we fish the sugar bar from 1st-3rd. 20fow to 25fow for perch,17 over 9.5 inch. walleyes 14fow 6 keepers 3 to big. notherns 7 keepers, put back 10.

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jigglestick

I believe gosh dam still does the fish fry thing. your right, it's a great deal and a good spread too!

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Darrin

Thanks guys...looks like good weather the first couple days then a cold front-nothing like a challenge!

If anyone is going to be at Denny's this week/weekend we'll have a 4 door red chevy and small trailer...more than happy to share notes and a cold one.

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vexi

Darrin,

How did you guys do. We were up the same days you were out of Nodak. We did pretty good thursday and friday, sat was something else. Nothing like a calm morning to a white out in less that 5 minutes!

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Pikeslayer

VEXI Did it really take 5 minn. for that white out to hit!I was going to bring my truck to the shack and bring my sled back to the fish house on Litte Winnie to wait out the storm!Thats a 5 minn. ride,I didnt make it 300 yards and I couldnt see the shore or the road!I made it back to the fish house with my truck and thats where I stayed until sat.afternoon digging my truck out of a 4 foot snowdrift!

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vexi

Well we were around six miles out to center bar. It took five 5 min from the time we started to get a little nervous till it was full felge white out. If not for the gps to guide us down the roads we might still be there ha ha.

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Pikeslayer

Im just learning,the only thing marked on my GPS is where to fish, not how to get home.But Im learning!

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jigglestick

boy, you fellas weren't kidding how nasty it was out there.

here is a picture of my pops house.(the date stamp on the picture is off cause i took the battery out and didn't re-set it)

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that was after it let up a bit.

just before that, i was trying to make my way out from another fish house and I couldn't see past the end of the hood. REALY.

I spent the whole day on saturday making sure every body's propane was good to go and heaters were working and keeping driveways as open as possible.

I left my truck run all night saturday night.

it took until 1:30 to get every body off the lake on sunday.

one diesel was gelled up and I broke my plow but it was over all successful outing.

call it a test of the equipment and houses.

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Pikeslayer

That was a test alright!I dont know how cold it was or how fast the wind was blowing!Im just happy I had plenty of firewood stacked outside my fishhouse because it was nice and warm in there,even if my dog did think there was a monster outside shakeing the whole trailer all nght long!

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Darrin

Well, our trip was a success...and some extreme weather for sure!

Thur we hit the Stamps as we had good reports from out there, but had little to show for our efforts around 11 so we packed up and moved into N. Moxes...we got on some fish and ended up with 53 dandy perch and a nice northern for the first day. Moved into some shallower water and tried jigging for walleye until dark with nothing to show for it. By far the best weather I have ever experienced on Winnie...no coats, no bibs, no shacks.

We headed back to N. Moxes on Friday AM and had a 4 man limit by 4:00...great day as we never even set-up the shacks.

Sat we got set-up just in time back at N. Moxes as it was like a light switch when that storm hit...it was NASTY as others have mentioned. Thanks to the crew at Denny's to be sure we got off the lake safe. We fished hard all day and sorted for our limit again. Got a nice walleye in the slot and one below as well.

Sun we decided after the ordeal on Sat to rent a shack from Nodak on Moses and we had a good time-ended up with 25 jumbos, six keeper walleyes, and a nice northern.

All in all a great trip to Winnie...mother nature sure reminded us to be careful when she gets angry!

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