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Netting on Cutfoot Sioux

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Thanks Brian,with it being so nice yesterday I was wondering if they had started.Pretty cool to see too as we've stopped by there a couple of times in the last 3-4 years.We have a place in the area & are usually up there at this time

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The first pull of the nets was today. They are saying they will be done by next Wednesday.

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Just wondering how the netting is going? I'm sure the big change in the weather slow them down,25-30mph NW winds here this morning.

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A lot of ice left on the lake here yet but we went into GR yesterday & there was at least 50 yds. of open water by the bridge at Cutfoot on Hwy 46. So I thought I would get this thread back up & going.

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Any word as of late on the nets?  I like to plan on a weekend to watch this.  

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Back in Ia now so of no help. Some medical appts to get mom to in the next couple weeks so will probaly miss it this year. Brian/bmc usually has his finger on the pulse on this. Might pm him. I know someone who was up just east of Squaw Lake last weekend & he said he found 12" of good ice there. I haven't checked Williams Narrows webcams lately but will soon.

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Looked at MODIS after my post & both Winnie & Cutfoot look to locked up yet.

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Just checked out Williams narrows webcam and things are looking pretty open.  Looks like there might still be some floating ice far out but hard to tell for sure.

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A little easier to tell today as they had snow overnight. Looking at the sattelite view it appears the the line for locked up lakes starts just south of Leech now. I got a email from a person who lives on our lake & he was guessing the end of April / 1st of May for ice out. We are only 6-8 miles from the Hwy 46 bridge

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They were netting today about 10 when we went by

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Any reports on how the netting is going?  I understand Winnie still has some ice on it, got to be getting close to ice out?  I see the ice went off Leech on the 17th.  Looks like we are looking at a pretty normal opener for a change!

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The last of it here went out last weekend on Sunday the 17th as well & we're just off Co Rd 35. I spoke with a couple that are on Little Cutfoot last night & they said that the netting was still going yesterday. We started putting our dock in the morning yesterday

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I stopped by the DNR netting operation on Sunday.  Their holding nets were full of gorgeous walleyes, I'm talking hundreds of 20 to 26 inchers.  At the time there was no stripping occurring.  

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I was wondering if the water temps weren't a little cold yet.

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They were out there this morning but it didn't look like much was happening. Even less going on when we came back from GR this afternoon.

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A good article on the netting on Little Cutfoot in the last shopper we got. They were done last Wednesday & had harvested the usual 1000 qts of eggs. It's been going on since the 20's & generally last about 10 days

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Bump! We went by yesterday & it's open from Mosomo Pt. to Little Cutfoot. Still some ice between Williams Narrows & the PA but the way it looks here, it might not be too long. Some ice back in Little Cutfoot too, talked to someone that said there was a few out there on Tuesday

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It looked open from Williams Narrows past the netting station & all of Little Cutfoot appeared to be open. No sign of the little trailer that's usually there when they are netting though. 

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Cutfoot looks wide open....any action on the nets ?  Coming up Wednesday would love to take a look.

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Haven't been over that way since last week. The ice here was gone yesterday, with the weather today I'm going to say they might not be there yet. More warm temps coming tomorrow, so if I were to guess I would say they might start tomorrow. I'll see what I can find out. 

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Just seen where the Pike River Hatchery on Lake Vermilion has the nets in. According to Cliff W just small males so far.

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There were 2 guys with a boat over there this afternoon, The rest of the equipment was there too but I didn't see any netting going on. Looks like they were setting up to start netting to me.

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i was told that the water is too cold & they won't start netting until Thursday.

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A lot of big girls in the holding pens yesterday. We were told that they thought it would take about a week to get what they want

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