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don62

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don62

I've been reading this forum for most of the season and hear about the pressure ridges,, what are they? I havent fished on the ice since I was a kid and havnt heard of this before. Also I'm coming up with my wife and kids for a week and a half in mid June and again in mid Aug. I've never fished Red before, are these good times?

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jigglestick

don62, beware of the pressure ridge! it seems to be the starting point of the "red lake triangle" a phenomena to be sure. many strange things have have occured this winter that i believe to be caused by the triangle. disapearing roads/bridges, levitating augers,vanishing trucks(o.k. that one ain't to funny)(but it did happen in the triangle). no place for the faint of heart. at one point i noticed my gps compass just kept going in circles.o.k. maybe it was cause i was driving in circles, but it to was weird. did you know the shortest route between two points isn't allways a straight line? true! be careful it's a jungle out there. hope this helps smile.gif--jigglestick--

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kelly-p

A pressure ridge is like a fault in the earths crust or an expansion joint in a large building.
When the ice gets colder it contracts and pulls apart at the weakest place creating a crack. When it warms it expands but does not have anywhere to expand to as the water in the crack has frozen so it piles up. URL will move about 12 feet when the temp goes from 20 below to 20 above.
Also as the ridge almost always has open water the water can circulate a little and this time of year the ridge is the first thing to melt.
Mid June is at the end of great open water fishing. Come earlier if posible.
"jiggle",
The "red lake triangle" has been strange this year but the one thing that has not happened yet is that no one has been lost to a "hippogator". They are big because they have an alligator head on one end and a hippopotemus (sp?) head on the other. They get big because they eat from both ends and,,,,, well that does not need to be described on a family forum. They were discovered back in the 80's when a "concerned" wife was calling around town wondering if her better half was going to get home for supper before first light. smile.gif
She was told by one of his buddies that a "hippogator" must have got him and described the "hippogator" to her. THE WRONG THING TO SAY!!!! He would have been happy with a "hippogator" getting him after he got home she got done with him. grin.gif

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Lip RIPPER!

Hey Kelly and Jiggle, have you guys been boozing already this morning? If you have any left I'd like to join you.

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condor

an empty Hamms can? is that the new hot bait? where can I get one? do you sell them there? please let me know. HEHEHE

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jigglestick

condor, empty hamm's cans aren't sold. they are sold full. empty ones have to be made smile.gifyour welcome to help me make some......

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condor

jigglestick I dont when ill be back up that way, but if I meet you we can toast a few to the 'CRAPPIE GODS'
NINETOES I got the OK from mission control for next year if you still want to try steelehead fishin

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NINETOE

Im in for that , let me know! Ill practice this weekend. Ill pretend all those Crappies are steelehead!!! smile.gif

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scott-z

You guys are having all this fun, and I am stuck at home this weekend. I fear that my ice fishing season is over. I will be up to chase gators and maybe even a "hippogator" on the soft water though. Good luck this weekend and be safe! P.S. Kelly I am still working on the bouy's.

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NINETOE

scott-z , too bad you cant make it! Its supposed to be in the 70s again tomorrow. Ill be in rubber boots and shorts! smile.gif

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Tim L

I guess I'll start the bidding War Five Hundred Bucks. HEHEHE!!!

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Skeets

You guys are goofy!!! tongue.gif
LOL grin.gif

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NINETOE

Lip RIPPER, its not already this morning, they sill consider it an extention of last night!!! smile.gif

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kelly-p

No this is our normal way of going through life. We get better with a little cocktail once in a while. Wait until NINETOE starts talking to his alien friends. smile.gif They are the ones that tell him where the eelpout are,,, ain't he lucky? hehehehehehe

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kelly-p

Yo NINETOE you there right now? Or is your post just a figment of my imagination.
It was awesome last night. Warm enough for no gloves and no crowds. Just the sound of Stan7600's trailer going across the lake. I could hear people laughing and having fun 1/2 mile away.

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NINETOE

BREAKER! BREAKER!!! LOST ONE this is LOST THREE are you LOST TWO over,,,,,

I am in the alien ship now, we just picked up several million Eelpout and Sheephead to drop off on the big RED!!!!!!! They will chase all of the crappies into my sonar cone at a 37 degree angle so that I can catch 400 of them in 3.46 hours on my secret bait ( bare hook with an empty Hamms can). I will then use my gaff to measure the length of said crappies, and use F.B.I. photo analysis to confirm what I dont already know!!! And hey I will take bids on all of my empty Hamms cans!!!!!! grin.gif

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kelly-p

No Skeets you know we are not goofy. Well maybe,,,,,, but just a little bit. smile.gif Fishing is family and friendships. The day we met you and helped you with some fish was a new friend being made. To me that is fishing. Fishing is not catching, it is sharing a great time with other people. Now that the ice fishing is almost done we can once again have this forum for the people that built it based on family, friends and fun.

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Skeets

Well said Kelly.
You guys are the best. grin.gif

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mudslinger64

too funny you guys, ninetoe LMAO MY GUTS STILL HURT HAHA,LATER

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scott-z

Shorts and rubber boots for Ninetoe! I think this sounds like a kodak moment if there ever was one. I agree with Kelly, family and friends is what it is all about. It sounds like the fish are going full bore right now. I stayed home and raked the lawn and washed all of my screens. I imagine you are all envious of me! Later!

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