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harvey lee

Anyone around any more or is everyone out boating a pile of fish?

Seems like this forum is maybe half as busy as it use to be with info and tips.

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MattL

I noticed its been quiet in this forum. Anyone know if the weeds are still standing? I'm gonna be back home for the long weekend. First time fishing back in MN this season after moving to Bismarck in March. Hoping to get out a couple times to hit up some of the shallow weedline walleyes. Those shallow water walleyes are a bunch of fun.

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hawkeye43

Its summer, a lot of other things going on. What gets me is the are more people looking at the ice fishing than the open water forum.. confused

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dan z

I just don't wanna spill the beans fishing has been good and I have reported some results....

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Slab_Supper

It shouldn't be that big of a surprise.

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Comit 2

I have not been out as much as years before. Tom M, is in a nursing home and trolling with only on line (lure type and color) cuts down on fishing efficience.

Water leavels are up so if you time it right moveing water in and out of lakes can produce lots of fish.

Weed growth this year on the lakes i've fished has been down compaired to other years with little or no matting of pond weed on the surface making it hard to find definite weedlines. I have seen no flowering of Curly Leaf pond weed this year.

Silver and blue #4 hornets produced well for me last time out (sounds like a broken record) with a few Walleyes and a few Northerns. So for me it is ditto, ditto and ditto.

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no bait nate

Silver and blue #4 Hornet is my kind of broken record!

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pikerliker

I noticed its been quiet in this forum. Anyone know if the weeds are still standing? I'm gonna be back home for the long weekend. First time fishing back in MN this season after moving to Bismarck in March. Hoping to get out a couple times to hit up some of the shallow weedline walleyes. Those shallow water walleyes are a bunch of fun.

Matt not sure which lakes you fish but there were good weed lines on both Roberds and Mazaska just last week when I was there.

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MattL

Matt not sure which lakes you fish but there were good weed lines on both Roberds and Mazaska just last week when I was there.

Thanks for the info. Normally I fish the lakes north and east of Mankato so that's where I went since I was more familiar with the area. I was back in the area all weekend and only got out once for a couple hours. Spent some time with family and friends as well as a little routine maintenance on my truck while I had a shop to work in.

I got out Friday am from about 6:30 to 10:00 and only caught a couple sheephead, a bass, and crappie. Started out shallow casting cranks to weeds and transitioned to trolling leadcore in 16-20'. I marked a lot of fish in the deeper water, but only had the sheephead and crappie take my shad rap.

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Matt C

Sorry guys! I have been so busy at work the past few months! I havn't even been fishing! My schedule slows down in a week or so, so I'll be back out and posting tons!

Matt

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Hookey

It has always been the trend here. Winter people view and post. Summer people just view.

You can see it in the threads they get 400+ views and four or five replies.

Don't know why but that's history here.

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Comit 2

It could be that it cost much more to fish open water so people who fish open water are more dedicated so ask fewer questions over time.

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TruthWalleyes

It's quite simiple, there are more augers than there are props.

You ever see as many boats on a lake as you do ice houses?

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flipper

Sometimes but normally not. Ice houses aren't always occupied though.

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TruthWalleyes

That may be true in the metro. But your in the sc forum

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flipper

Yup, that's where I live too Truth. Just a few short miles east of you.

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TruthWalleyes

Right on flip.

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skip across

I would agree there are more people fishing through the ice. Plus it is much easier in my opinion to catch fish in the open water, thus not as many people cruizing for info. I find it easier to help others wit tips in the summer because I know there won't be 40 people sitting on my spot the next day as it sometimes happens with ice fishing

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blue_healer_guy

you get plenty of help here harvey.

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Matt C

It's quite simiple, there are more augers than there are props.

You ever see as many boats on a lake as you do ice houses?

Amen. smile Is it December yet? lol

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hawkeye43

I hoping for November already , this heat sucks big time 2c

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harvey lee

Turn on your air Ken. Fall will soon be here for great fishing and hunting. best time of the any season.

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Rippinlip

Do not open water fish anymore, except on vacation up north.

No reports out of me until the water gets hard.

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hawkeye43

Ya, but it sucks when I have to get out of the tractor, the brain freezes hurt so bad blush

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