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knoppers

I normally don't start trout fishing till now, I have a couple lakes on the radar for next weekend. not mine pits, but stocked natural lakes.

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leech~~
43 minutes ago, knoppers said:

I normally don't start trout fishing till now, I have a couple lakes on the radar for next weekend. not mine pits, but stocked natural lakes.

How are you getting into them? Drive, Walk, sled? I mite be game next weekend if you have room for a tag a long?

 

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taylor lake east of hill city, it depends on the weather, its a mile off 200, so if the road is still frozen, its a easy drive to the parking area, then you walk about 100 yards to the lake. I will let you know if I go.

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Wanderer

Bryan, you do a great job with your videos.

 

Still hoping to get into the rainbows before the ice goes out but I've been having a hard time shaking the crappie bug.

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Bryan P
On 3/12/2017 at 7:57 PM, Wanderer said:

Bryan, you do a great job with your videos.

 

Still hoping to get into the rainbows before the ice goes out but I've been having a hard time shaking the crappie bug.

 

Thanks Wanderer! Ya hard to shake that crappie bug when your on some good late ice action. I hung up my gear for the year and was planning to take the kayak out after some crappies this weekend but now the lakes froze back up. What the heck is going on this year lol. 

 

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2 hours ago, Bryan P said:

 

Thanks Wanderer! Ya hard to shake that crappie bug when your on some good late ice action. I hung up my gear for the year and was planning to take the kayak out after some crappies this weekend but now the lakes froze back up. What the heck is going on this year lol. 

 

 

Bryan I 100% agree with you. Have the majority of my gear put away expect for a few things and now starting to get the kayak ready and it's like now what?! Can't ice fish and and can't open water fish.

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Wanderer

Haha!  Just a reminder - neither of you live outta reach of fishable ice! :grin:

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AlwaysFishing23

Normally I'm all exited for ice and would ice fish over open water any day but not right now I'm ready for open water. Maybe I spent to many bills at Cabela's last weekend on open water stuff.:)

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knoppers

I am not getting out there this weekend, dang it. the weather has not been to kind, 30MPH winds changed my plans. maybe next weekend if the road is still passable. might get up tomorrow afternoon, as the winds should die down.

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9 minutes ago, knoppers said:

I am not getting out there this weekend, dang it. the weather has not been to kind, 30MPH winds changed my plans. maybe next weekend if the road is still passable. might get up tomorrow afternoon, as the winds should die down.

 

The wind suk's and is what has stopped me a few days from giving it a try. Mite have to keep an eye on the forecast and play hooky one day. :)

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What's everyone's go to trout lure? 

 

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Wanderer

I can't say that I have one.  The last time I fished put and take rainbows the smallest Cicada worked well.  I went to the pits yesterday evening but was armed with the same jigging spoons and gear I used for crappies the couple times out.

 

Usually something in shiny silver will do, like Bryans Castmaster spoon.

 

A note on the pits: some of the roads and lake access trails are closed right now due to "poor conditions or maintenance needs".  I didn't get to fish what I wanted to.  I didn't try the same pit as Bryan though.  Just sayin' iffen you go, allow enough time for a plan B.

 

Welcome to the forums walleyeslayer. :cool:

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Bryan P
On 3/14/2017 at 11:46 AM, Wanderer said:

Haha!  Just a reminder - neither of you live outta reach of fishable ice! :grin:

 

lol...I know right. I ended up making a trip up to mille lacs on Satruday. Glad I did too :) I'll be making a post later about it.

14 hours ago, Wallyslayer said:

What's everyone's go to trout lure? 

 

 

I was using a silver kastmaster. Seems to work great for me. Open and hard water. 

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