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knoppers

any reports good or bad? I haven't been able to get out due to the passing of my father, but I do have next weekend pinned to finally get out.

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BSLNORTH

It has been pretty slow. 

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ZachD

Was just south of Crosby on a small lake searching for eyes.

Missed one that smacked my rippin rap twice

Missed one on a bobber :mad:

Then my buddy missed one on rattle reel :sick:

 

Just wasn't our day

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knoppers

crappies were biting well.

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Jim Almquist

The lake I was on seemed very dead. Even the small perch would not bite but timing is everything.

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Borch
On 1/12/2017 at 9:47 PM, knoppers said:

any reports good or bad? I haven't been able to get out due to the passing of my father, but I do have next weekend pinned to finally get out.

Sorry for your loss Kevin.

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ZachD

Dang I wish deer would break their neck on my deck

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AlwaysFishing23

Dang I wish deer hunting was that easy! Free kill and don't have to drag it......Dropped feet from your bed! lol.

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Tom Sawyer

I always thought after shooting them from my deck, it couldn't get any easier; guess I was wrong. Lol! Backstraps never tasted sweeter.

Hope you bought a lottery ticket.

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leech~~
On 2/25/2017 at 10:40 PM, Wanderer said:

The oddest thing was the start to the day when this button buck slammed into the deck railing and broke its neck while we were getting ready to go out.  We called in for the permit and enjoyed some fresh blackstrap with the fresh fish for dinner.

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So, this Deer runs through the forest all winter without breaking it's neck on anything. Then breaks it's neck by your deck that just happens to have a bird feeder and lots of really big rocks by it? Did the Warden buy it? :whistle::crazy:

 

Oh yeah nice fish haul. :)

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Wanderer
6 hours ago, leech~~ said:

 

So, this Deer runs through the forest all winter without breaking it's neck on anything. Then breaks it's neck by your deck that just happens to have a bird feeder and lots of really big rocks by it? Did the Warden buy it? :whistle::crazy:

 

Oh yeah nice fish haul. :)

 

You just have to remove any and all the bird seed at least 10 minutes before the warden arrives and you're legal. ;)

 

Near as we could tell the little guy got spooked by something and when he barreled through the yard the clearest path seemed to be the lower deck due to our loaded sleds n cars n stuff.  The most daylight was coming through the railing.  Instead of jumping the railing he lowered his head to part the spindles like saplings but these didn't move! :cry:

 

If you look at the spindle above hind quarter you can see the mark where his face planted.  There was a tuft of hair stuck to it that matched what was missing by his eye.

 

I was out there when it happened.  I didn't see him do it but heard the crash and the bellar and thought someone fell.  I hustled up there calling to see if someone needed help and found the deer kicking and taking his last breaths.  The others in the house heard it too and came to the door.  We were all pretty stunned.  

 

Thats the best I can come up with.  I hope you can buy it! :P

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knoppers

now that we making ice again, anyone planning any late ice? I will give taylor a try for trout next weekend.

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leech~~
16 minutes ago, knoppers said:

now that we making ice again, anyone planning any late ice? I will give taylor a try for trout next weekend.

 

I'm heading up around Outing in the morning to give it a try. But Trout next weekend, um that sounds interesting. :)

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Wanderer

Back at the crappie hole this weekend and the fishing is better than last time.  No problems limiting.  The good thing about catching and releasing the rest is we're getting fish 15-18 feet down so the "death by reeling up" isn't an issue.  Easy to say we iced 200 fish yesterday.

 

As crappies go, the preferred presentation varies through the day but minnows were not required.  I put the hammer on em with jigging spoons and plastics and small jigging raps.

 

The ice is good shape but you better wear cleats!

 

Good luck!

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knoppers

still need to watch were your going, someone went through on big sandy flowage Friday, and they did not make it out.

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Wanderer

Sad news. :(

 

Pretty much all of the break throughs this year that I can remember have been at channels and reed beds or cattails.  We ALWAYS need to be careful in those areas.

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Jim Almquist

The lake that we hit had great ice but there is no way I would every think of going on a flowage after as warm spell like we had with all of the snow melt.

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    • Spearing Machine
      I figured I would start up a new thread for us to use for the winter now that things are starting to set up and guys may be starting to creep out on the bays and smaller water.   I did some more poking around on Pike Bay this morning and I don't have anything much new to report. We've got less than an inch of fluffy snow on the ice and things healed up after the warm front this week. I worked my way from shore out into the middle of the bay and ice was relatively uniform between 5.25 and 5.5 inches of nice clear ice. Earlier this week I checked all landings on the Tower end and everything was iced up except for open water way out in Big Bay appearing to mostly be all West of Birch/Ely islands. Not sure if all the recent strong winds from North and South have changed that status though. I'm still sticking with my original guess of December 2 for my first trip off McKinley on 5 inches.   Good luck this winter to all and Be Safe!
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