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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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clamtrap

The rule book says one thing and then we called the dnr office and they said that your 2007 license was good until april 30, but the 2008 booklet says that your 2007 licenses is only good tell the end of feb. so I don't have a clue if they even now. A little help to get this clariffied would help thanks.

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Matt C

April 30th. Per the DNR - check the DNR website.

DNR Regs Page

Theres a whole post on this in the 'open water' forum.

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clamtrap

thank you guys so if you read the 2008 rule book it's pretty cut and dry or is the book wrong?

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Team Otter

Wow, thanks for posting. I would have been at the gas station "buying new" on 3-1-08 had I not read this.

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hardwaterguy

do perms still have to be off by march first

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Team Otter

Yes.

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Bigeye30"

 Originally Posted By: hardwaterguy
do perms still have to be off by march first

I think with the amount of ice we have this year, we could lobby for later dates, maybe they'll give us an extra week,

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luckycrank

On the other hand less houses means less pressure !!!!

i'd vote to keep it the same grin.gif

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DLK

yes they do have to be off, but you can still use them 1 hour before sunrise to midnight, just like you can with your portable . i will still bring my wheel house out during march as long as ice permits.

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Jaspernuts

With this current cold front and with how the extended forecast looks - I think we will be hauling the perms out for awhile!

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Team Otter

I think we're in for a some phenomenal ice fishing in March.

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Jaspernuts

We will have good ice late into the month - I love ice fishing in a sweatshirt!

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CrappieFshr651

I know i cant wait. Some of the lakes ive fished recently have like 30 inches of ice almost!! by the end of march there's still gonna be at least 20 thats awesome.

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