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driving from mn to wis

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anyone go out of frontnac across to maiden rock this year

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I heard a S-10 did it, but they in the bag and half nuts before they started drinking!!!

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Maybe should have followed, could be worth some money.

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how thick is the ice in the middle of pepin?

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Thats the thing about a river, one will never know thickness. With NSP dumping hot water into the river you will go from 23 inches down to 2 inches in a matter of feet. About a month ago I was sitting out on the river fishing on a solid 14 inches of ice. The ice was a clear sheet and the day I was fishing was the same day all the ice sail boats were zipping around. Well one of those guys assumed the ice was safe everywhere and found him self in a world of trouble real quick. From where I was sitting I could see the top of his sail and him crawling out of the water. I called dispatch and directed the rescue to his location. Luckily for him he lived but he learned a valuable lesson about river ice.

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    • papadarv
      I live north of the metro in East Bethel so not to familiar with south metro lakes. Minnetonka, Prior, Medicine, seem to have some popularity. On the north side the Chisago City area Green, Chisago, Lindstrom, Center, and Comfort are usually productive for pan fish, northern, walleye and summer bass. Big Marine also holds some nice crappie to 14" and larger Sunfish. Forest Lake and a bit west Coon lake also holds a variety. Last year I did a fairly extensive look at DNR lake surveys within a 3 hour drive north of the metro and came up with this list that looked promising for Walleye. I have fished a few during summer, but not all, with fair success.  Here is the list. This is typically what you will find on the DNR Lake Finder site only their survey will be for all species. I just took the walleye info. The Navionics link BringAnExtension listed should give you great contours for any of the lakes your interested in.
    • Jim Uran
      Well that fell apart quickly lol, Looks like starting tuesday we won't see above freezing for a while, I saw lows in the single digits and even a - sign! 
    • mrklean
      I have a 949i hub and love it very warm and holds heat really well 
    • Big A
      Scored a lowrance Elite 5Hdi today for $169.99 (awesome sale). Plan to use this on ice and in boat for GPS purposes. Paired with the navionics app, excited to compare accuracy side x side.   If interested in the sale, it's at a store that rhymes with meander fountain..     This is an upgrade for me, I have used the app with good success. Hoping this new unit will be a bit more accurate.
    • Big A
      I scored an ice armor extreme black and orange jacket for $140, lots of new jigs with free shirts and hats as incentives. Crowds were insane, easily the largest I have seen in many years of attendance. Had a great time though. Ice is inevitable, but my patience is not my strongest virtue