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Brandon Klatt

Went up to Shakopee lake today, heard the bluegills were hitting good. I've never fished this lake before so i was pleasantly surprised that right where i sat up I had consistent action the whole time. Lots of good eater 7-7.5in bluegills with thick backs and a few 8+ ones mixed in too keep the excitement going. Biggest gill topped out at 9 1/4in, threw the big girl back, can't catch 10+in gills if you keep all the 9's. 

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gimruis

That lake has been OVER RUN with small pike the last few years.   They did some construction on the Rum near Vineland Bay and took out Buckmore Dam in the state park and it significantly affected the flow/water levels through the area.  I used to catch a lot of nice largemouth bass out there and now its about 40 pike instead, one snake after the other.

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monstermoose78
10 hours ago, Brandon Klatt said:

Went up to Shakopee lake today, heard the bluegills were hitting good. I've never fished this lake before so i was pleasantly surprised that right where i sat up I had consistent action the whole time. Lots of good eater 7-7.5in bluegills with thick backs and a few 8+ ones mixed in too keep the excitement going. Biggest gill topped out at 9 1/4in, threw the big girl back, can't catch 10+in gills if you keep all the 9's. 

So true 

1 hour ago, gimruis said:

That lake has been OVER RUN with small pike the last few years.   They did some construction on the Rum near Vineland Bay and took out Buckmore Dam in the state park and it significantly affected the flow/water levels through the area.  I used to catch a lot of nice largemouth bass out there and now its about 40 pike instead, one snake after the other.

Let’s get some Spearers out there to help and keep some small pike to pickle

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gimruis
On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 10:14 AM, monstermoose78 said:

Let’s get some Spearers out there to help and keep some small pike to pickle

Hopefully the new pike regs that start this spring will help but I have a feeling that its not going to work.

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monstermoose78
1 hour ago, gimruis said:

Hopefully the new pike regs that start this spring will help but I have a feeling that its not going to work.

I know lots of guys looking for pickling sized pike

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Kelly Oman

Trying green lake by Princeton tomorrow. Hoping the crappies are hungry!

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monstermoose78
10 hours ago, Kelly Oman said:

Trying green lake by Princeton tomorrow. Hoping the crappies are hungry!

Good luck and stay warm.

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Kelly Oman
53 minutes ago, monstermoose78 said:

Good luck and stay warm.

Thanks moose!  I got an insulated house,so that helps! Too cold to hole hop for me!

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monstermoose78

I looked at the temperature when I woke up and at -21 I am staying home. I have a insulated flip over but nope ain’t worth it.

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Wanderer

It’s a balmy -4 here in LF.  Everyone is home from work and we’re packing the house.  Should be limited on crappies with a few pike on top by sundown. :)

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IceHawk

Have to agree cant catch  them on the couch had some of my best days in the frigid weather, With todays gear and shelters and equipment fishing in the sub zeros is very do able and fairly comfortable. 

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Wanderer

We got the crappies but the pike avoided us.  Thinking about what to catch for the next two days. :confused:

I have some ideas.... 

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On ‎1‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 8:04 PM, IceHawk said:

Have to agree cant catch  them on the couch had some of my best days in the frigid weather, With todays gear and shelters and equipment fishing in the sub zeros is very do able and fairly comfortable. 

While that may be true, the fishing isn't likely to be any better when you have those conditions.  In fact, its probably going to be worse.  And like others have stated, their resistance to move from spot to spot and at least try to stay on fish won't help either.

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IceHawk

Totally agree these cold fronts and up and down weather patterns aren't the best but if you plan your fishing strategies, patterns and locations success can be accomplished. I rarely let the weather dictate my outings just have to plan and prepare for it accordingly. I look at this way if you live your outdoors life around the weather your not getting out as much as you should be.  Id rather be putting a few topside versus watching the fishing shows do it but to each his own. :)

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Wanderer

Tough bite yesterday.  My fishing partner stayed in the heated hub house we set once we graphed some fish.  He caught 2, no keepers.  Marked fish the whole time.

I hole hopped (yes, yesterday).  Wind swirling snow dust all over.  Worked about 6 holes in rotation and took a few warm up breaks in the hub.  I didn’t count the fish I caught and released but I came back with a good meal for 4.

The first fish, maybe 2 in each fresh hole we’re the keepers.  After that, all little ones.  They key was moving to fresh fish.

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monstermoose78

I got lots of my honey dew list done

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Wanderer

That’s worth some panfish right there.  I shoulda, coulda, well just shoulda done that too.

 

 

Nahhh!!! :D

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monstermoose78

Saturday is the day I will open blue lake wide open If I have to

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Cret Jigs

See you there!!! 

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monstermoose78

You going to help me find some active fish @Cret Jigs 

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monstermoose78

You coming @tview

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eyeguy 54

dang, wish I could get there. wanna do it again Sunday??  LOL 

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monstermoose78
9 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

dang, wish I could get there. wanna do it again Sunday??  LOL 

Sure why not

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eyeguy 54

I will check with you on the 27th about the 28th. :) 

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Ok 

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