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riverrat56

For all who are interested, an informal gathering of FM'rs is happening on Saterday March 15th at Lake Tetonka, we will be meeting at 7:00 a.m. at the public access/boat landing.

This should be a great opportunity to put names to faces, catch some fish, and have a good time BSing with some other anglers.

For anyone who has never made to an Southern MN gathering they are a real good way to learn a new lake and pick up some new techniques. There is some guys around this area that really know how to catch fish, sadly, I am not one of them.

So who's coming?

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No_Net

You know I'm in.

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ec30_06

I might make this one. Should we plan on vehicles or wheelers as a mode of transportation?

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zappy

I'll try to be there. Thanks for setting this up!

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blue_healer_guy

Won't be able to make it, but I'm sure the Washington/Madison locals are glad to see another event on Tetonka.

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eyepatrol

ec30 -

vehicles will be fine. 30" out there.

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Team Otter

 Originally Posted By: mjgrose
Won't be able to make it, but I'm sure the Washington/Madison locals are glad to see another event on Tetonka.

I guess I'm not sure what your comment means but Washington and Madison both have their share of "events" throughout the year, it's just that most of them may not be sponsored through Fishing Minnesota. If you're thinking an FM event is all about getting over top some fish, whaling away on them for the better part of a day, not practicing catch and release and then following that activity up day after day until the pattern unfolds, you should come to one and find out what really goes on. I know I find myself hardly fishing at all and talking more than anything. These "events" are a great experience for men, women and children of all ages.

If you're concerned about fishing pressure, drive out and tell those 10 - 20 vehicles that have been in the same area for 3+ weeks to give 'em a break. That type of activity is more of an "event" than anything we could ever put together as a group.

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riverrat56

Say TO, I read your reports in the michigan forum and I'm thinking we should be moving the get together to there. Those are some SLOB Perch, makes my pair of 11.5"s out of Diamond this afternoon look tiny, thanks for ruining my self esteem, I appreciate it.

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Team Otter

There's nothing like UP perch.

Have fun on Friday and Saturday. I'd love to join you guys but I'm headed North. However, I am looking forward to hearing how you do because I have guide trips scheduled for Thursday and Friday of next week and Tetonka is definitely on my radar.

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harvey lee

Riverrat

Maybe check out Mille Lacs as we have iced some very nice perch this past winter there. Some running in that 14"+ range.

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hawkeye43

A 1#.18 won the perch pounder, nice fish. Whats the girth on them 14"+????

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Team Otter

You smart mouth.

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harvey lee

 Originally Posted By: hawkeye43
A 1#.18 won the perch pounder, nice fish. Whats the girth on them 14"+????

11".

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gunderson21

How far is the wlak on tetonka for us with out 4wheel drive?? Also is there alot of holes out on the lake already??? I don't feel like hand augering 30 inches again. If you want nice perch hit up mille lacs right now. I fished mille lacs tuesday and my dad and I managed 25-30 perch from 10.5 up with 4 being 12 inches. We were in the sw corner.

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luckycrank

there will be plenty of augers I am sure of it! you can use mine!!

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eyepatrol

luckycrank - I've been meaning to mention that the local store here in town is sold out of the black marmooskas. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner!

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luckycrank

no problemo I could have looked for my self any way but forgot as well

have you been out ?

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eyepatrol

I'll be out tomorrow morning with a good friend of mine. We'll be on the same lake, but will be there before everyone who's attending the GTG gets there and will have to leave by 11:00a.m.

Will be trying out some new spots though. Other areas where I believe crappies & 'gills stage prior to the spawn.

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luckycrank

kind of scepticle of driving my truck

I have not been on the lake since wednesday and things were looking rough then.

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eyepatrol

I've got a positive outlook on using the truck tomorrow. I know it's warmed up a bit and the snow has melted away, but I'm optomistic that we can still acess the lake yet with trucks.

If not, we'll figure something else out. Hopefully riverrat will give us an update later today or this evening as I believe he's out there as we speak.

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Team Otter

Enjoy the day gang!

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riverrat56

I'm back from the lake guys, fishing was SLOW, caught fish at a ratio of 1 per 100 holes, and I'm not one to drill more than 100 holes in a morning so.....well anyways it wasn't very good.

The boat landing will still be useable for 4WD, acctually saw a car out there today to. Ice was getting a little soft, but I found no less than 28", if you have a four wheeler or sled to bring it might not be a bad choice if you aren't that fond of driving on ice in the first place. Only found a few slush pockets, small ones.

Hopefully we can put some more fish on ice tomorrow guys, I've found lots of unproductive water so far, there is only so many more spots they can be hiding. I did mark alot of fish in a few spots, but I was not on top of my game as far as catching goes.

Anyone that wants to use my auger is welcome to tomorrow, I'd really hate to see some hand crank through this ice.

See everyone tomorrow morning, bright and early.

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BK19

have fun guys i wont make it, i will be north a bit

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ec30_06

What general area of the lake are you guys planning on fishing, just in case I'm not at the landing at 7:00?

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hawkeye43

May need to go fast, to jump up on it grin.gif

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