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Team Otter

If you're getting the "itch" for open water fishing, one can always look to FM and our sponsors for proper diagnosis. If your checkbook allows, often times, you'll find immediate relief by "gearing up" for April and May pan fish action and the early season walleye fishing at local bait shops, etc. Don't forget, South Central forum sponsor, Reel Fishing and Tackle, has a great supply of fishing rods, reels, bait, etc that are available for you to look at and help "scratch the itch".

Personally, I'm ready for late ice. whistle.gif

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eyepatrol

I'm ready for late ice too. Means we're closer to open water! ;\)grin.gifcool.gif

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fishn4kids

If this cold weather keeps up like it is, we'll be icefishing till mid April. But i don't have a problem with that, ice fishing is cheaper any how.

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MinnesotaMongo

Man, I am READY. I bought my new (to me) boat at the end of October and the next day, had to put it into storage. I've been paying for it - and NOT using it!

This cold weather is depressing. I need some OPEN water, boys!

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harvey lee

Lots of good ice fishing left this winter. I will ice fish until I can no longer in a safe manner. On those very cold or windy dfays, one can look for new or better gear and start to get the boat ready for open water. One can always go to the river and fish out of the boat now.

One can put on some warmer clothes and hit the Mississipi for some great eye and sauger action. I always enjoy the Alma area come spring before the eye opener for the inland lakes.

One can also hit the Minnesota in may different locations for numerous specie before the eye opener. Maybe a run to the Rainy for the Sturgeon Excursion for a trip doing battle with those mighty pre historic fish.

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Team Otter

The Sturgeon Excursion; man, I forgot about that.

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eyepatrol

Stout rod & reel, 50lb Power Pro, circle hooks, gobs of crawlers and a good back is all ya need! grin.gif

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Muddog

Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #Pool #4, Pool #4, Pool #4.

I have 3 new fly rod that (Pool #4) I'm going to wear out before they see open water (Pool #4). I keep telling myself (Pool #4) that after this cold front comes (Pool #4) through it will start to get nice (Pool #4) out.

I do think (Pool #4) I know just where I'm going (Pool #4) In around 30 days!

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Scott K

So Muddog if you figure out where your going let us know! LOL

You and 5000 other people will be there, probably including me!

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muc33

While still chasing pannies here on late ice, it never fails that we always brave the cold and dodge some ice sheets and hit the river in Chamberlain SD, earliest I have hit the river is second week in Feb a couple years ago, not sure that will happen this year, but for sure a early March trip is on the books.

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Team Otter

Crow Creek, Elm Creek, White River...

Yup, just might have to do that trip this spring.

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muc33

I will let you know when we go! Hard to beat a good day on the river and a fat steak and the awesome pea salad at Charlie's afterwards!

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Team Otter

Game on.

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