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Veterans on Ice

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Just wanted to post a thanks to all of you that contribute to this site. I Returned lastnight from our "Veterans on Ice" trip to LOW. The St Francis American Legion Post took a group of 18 Veterans from the Korea, Vietnam, Panama/Granda,and Desert Storm eras up for some fun on the big lake. We went out of Ballards and they took wonderful care of us. Very few of the group had ever fished LOW before so what we learned prior to the trip on this site was very helpfull. we quickly learned that the general rule was if they strech accross the top of the bucket they go in the bucket...Ballards had us all spread out from 15 to 28 feet of water. On Sat. the 20th the group in my house of 4 fishermen we put 10 in the bucket. It was a real light bite and had to change up often to trigger them. As it ended up we hade the best results of our entire group for that day. Sunday was even harder...we opted to saty in 27 deeft were we had been the day before but those in shallower requested to come out deeper for the second day. By midway thru that second day, we were joking eachother on the radios that we may have to start keeping those that streched across the top of the coffee can that held the minnows instead of the 5 Gal. bucket. We did manage to keep 11 the second day in our house of 4 but the others did not do as well. The big fish of the trip were a pair of 17" Saugers the first day and three 14" sauger the second day out of the 18 fishermen..Lessons learned... 1) Change presentation often, going smaller each time, 2) one dead stick and one jigging. If you missed em on the jigger you usualy picked up a bite on the dead stick. 3)Gold, or Glow 4) next time stop and fish URL for some crappies on the way up, and or on the way home...All in all we had a great time, shared some good stories and made some new memories.

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USA: Nice to hear that you had a good expierance to the big pond. It has definitley been a tougher bite as of late and the downsizing you did was the way to go. We found the same thing last week. HOpe you plan another trip next year and enjoy it even more. There is no place like it. Bill

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USA,<BR>Glad you enjoyed the fishing ! <BR>Thank you from all of us for serving your country and for serving us.

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    • CigarGuy
      My neighbor at my cabin recently bought several acres adjoining his property and another neighbor had posted part of it-thinking he owned it.  My neighbor was planning on having it surveyed, so for the heck of it, I downloaded the trial OnX hunt map.  Only one pin on my property is visible in the winter, it was right on the pin.  We went and checked his property lines out and the neighbor that posted it, didn't own as much property as he thought he did. The OnX map property lines were fairly close to the actual lines, which were verified when surveyed.  If there are indeed pins or some kind of stakes in the ground, this should get you close enough to use a metal detector. 
    • Wanderer
      None of the GPS mapping or GIS can be used as legal documents.  The best thing would’ve been to spend the $350 or so for Title Insurance when the land was purchased.  With the insurance the lines are checked and any discrepancies are corrected. After that, yup, it’s up to getting a new survey. best of luck to ya.  
    • Borch
      Pretty nice weather and travel conditions right now.  The ice will be around for a while.  Fishing was slow for us today.
    • papadarv
      Spring is here, open water soon. In Feb. Navionics did a big High Def. update to many lakes. Several  lakes i looked at appeared to have great contour improvements. Two lakes Coon in Anoka and Ottertail in Ottertail co., which i am very famuliar with, were part of the group. I decided to compare the 2 lakes to Iakemaster so I spent the $30 for the 2 maps for Humminbird Fishsmart App. I also obtained a Garmin LakeVU of a portion of Coon. Navionics & Lakemaster very close to each other, Garmin LakeVU not so close. The screen shot has Navionics on left, Lakemaster cennter & Garmin right.  Boating App owners - great time to do the Update all.
    • pikeandchester
      The GPS ideas are great. Garmin Huntview for Minnesota is $79.99 and OnX has 7 day free trial. The plan is to have the property surveyed. I believe Cliff makes a good point, do it right from the start. More time for fishing less time messing around looking for markers and  buying equipment just to possibly end up having the survey done in the end. Thank you for your responses they have been very helpful!
    • Mike89
      good luck there!!!!
    • JBMasterAngler
      I decided to skip Mille Lacs today. With the poor fishing reports and even poorer travel options out there, I’m hoping next week might be better. So bring on the sun for the next 7 days!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Got out to west rush early this morning. No slush issues while I was there, but that could be different by days end. The landing was quickly degrading in just the few hours I was there...landing on east lake is worse. Only caught 5 crappies. Schools were scattered and on the move, and fish weren’t very active. Ice was about 32 inches, which made hole hopping very difficult with an ion auger. Caught a nice sun burn on my face 
    • IceHawk
      Pike good luck!  Grew up fishing down there as a kid. Every so often I go back down there to relive some good memories  When I was 12 yrs old I use to fish down there with a couple old boys at midnight on opening night. Those old boys treated me as there own Kid!  And  I always thanked them for that  they taught me a lot. Caught a pretty good amount of eyes throwing jointed rapalas back then.  Its been a few years since then the old boys are gone fishing in the big sky above. But boy I still see there faces and smiles in my memory when every I stop down there 
    • delcecchi
      ok, now that I have a phone that takes pics, I'll post some when summer comes. Just call me Dime, cuz I be dropping some.