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Just wondering if this Gobal warming season will ever end, I think summer is comming right?

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Northlander

Not soon enough. Although the best pannie and walleye bite is still coming.

The walleyes will be in the big lake by the way so nobody go telling me how out of season they are. LOL.

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MOBY RICHARD*

Don't forget the big SSSS, Smelt Seining and Sandwrestling Season...in about two months...if it ever warms up...

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matthothand

I give it a month and a half. Unless the ice sticks around like last year. The extended forecast doesn't look to balmy.

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Northlander

Sand wrestling? Who would ever take part in such a childish behavior? whistle.gif

Ya I cant wait to go freeze my rear off and chase little silver fish that we soon wont be able to use for bait and probably wont be able to sel because of the VHS.

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BRULEDRIFTER

From the way I understand the regs, smelt from Lake Superior cannot be used as bait except for only on Lake Superior. Superior is listed as an impaired waterway, and in the regs it's illegal to take anything from an impaired waterway and use it as bait.

Is my interpretation wrong?

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MOBY RICHARD*

Yeah, as of late last year, in Swissconsin, you can only use bait in the waters it was taken from, except when purchased from a liscensed dealer, and then you can only use it in the waters you are on, once you leave those waters, you must dispose of it, you cannot bring it home or use elsewhere, even if you did'nt have it in your baitwell or mixed with lakewater...in other words, one use bait... eek.gif

Matt, it Will only be 6 weeks...before the first false alarms are sounded... ;\)

NL, I heard your crown is on the line this year... \:o

Well I hope we can still eat the little wigglers, though I don't know if anyone will bite the heads off anymore... whistle.gif

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matthothand

M. Rich the head is the best part!

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Northlander

Moby what crown would that be? I have so many ya know. crazy.gifgrin.gif

Oh you must be talking sand wrestling? That was a 1 time deal with a guy who had too much liquid courage in him I think. Either that or he thought I was someone else. ;\)

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NL, I was mistaken once, but I was wrong...I thought I was someone else... crazy.gif\:D

Matt, just remember to spit the head, keep the body... \:\(

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    • Naturboy
      Those were caught from a shallow lake (17’) in 9 feet of water at the bottom of the first shoreline break. I was using a UV buckshot and minnow head since the water was murky. The crappie is still swimming the walleye not so much. I didn’t get the exact location. Sorry  
    • Sunset Lodge
      Hello from the NW Angle!

      Minnesota fishing has been most productive in 20-24 feet of water.  Guests are bringing home their limits of Walleye and Sauger with the occasional Perch and Northern mixed in. Fish have been most active early and late in the day and the bite has been terrific. The use of electronics continues to be very beneficial with fish taking jigging spoons, jigg’n raps or rattle baits.  Snowmobile ttrails on the Minnesota side continue to be maintained and are in great shape. We are still making ice, with most spots at over 30 inches. 

      North and East of us in Canada, big Crappies are coming in on light tackle setups out of 30 feet. If you are looking for walleye, they are everywhere!

      Until next week, 

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    • JBMasterAngler
      On the Bayfield side of the bay, the target depth is typically 10 to 40 ft. The basswood island area is where they go after lakers. There’s a plowed road that goes out there. As of last week the ice was about 20 inches in that area, might be thicker now. Check out the Bayfield webcam, you can see what kind of activity is going on.
    • Jarrid Houston
      Wanderer, stop in at the River Rock bait shop in Ashland and they will get you pointed in the right direction.  They are always pretty cool about that.  Fishing near Ashland off of 2nd landing can be good.  Don't need nothing more than regular walleye gear, and some tip-ups and really there is no rhyme or reason where a guy should set up shop. Its a pretty wide open water and the fish that live there are always on the move. For us, most often, the sit and wait pays off.  It has been slower as of late, but still some fish..  Good luck, JH
    • cat44
      Anybody know if there is a pressure ridge/ice heave out in front of the Warroad Access? I know ice conditions will change throughout the coming weeks. Looking forward to getting after some pike.  The last few years there has been a pressure ridge there, last year it went from Springsteel over to Swift. And we've been up there plenty of times when there hasn't been one at all. Just curious to find out what conditions are like in that bay. Thanks!
    • Hoyt4
      Most likely our last trip up this year unless we go up for crappies but i'm running out of weekends. We had another great trip this weekend the fish are so fat this year more than I remember in the past.  Got my old man out for a good walleye bite he had a blast and caught a ton of fish. One day they just attached the bait as it was coming down they would come up and smash. Next day you put in the bottom and not even see the lure on the vex bring up a tad and they would smack it. Fun and a lot of snow hitting yesterday when we left.
    • PRO-V
      Agreed!!
    • SaintPaulPaul
      Switch to regular Budweiser and they seem to just jump out of the hole. No, seriously the way I improved my landing success through the ice was to go to small treble hooks. One small one on a 6' leader, a weight and Colorado blade above the leader seems to work for me. If you are on the flag right away, you don't risk gut-hooking them. I also recycle my Power Pro musky line and put it on tip ups. Also, I should add that I always  have a jaw-spreader and 8" forceps for quick and easy hook removal.
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      Funny...seems like when the Emerald run slowed down up there 4-5 years ago, the fishing followed suit!
    • anyfishwilldo
      they only ran for a couple days.  They have them on the canadian side but its illegal to transport live bait across the border
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