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Best bets when first ice hits

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Hi folks,
Looking for some insight to where a guy should begin looking for fish (crappie)once walking conditions are available on URL. How about the 1st of Jan? Anyone know of patterns these fish like to abide by? I may just try and ice a few lunker northern while we're there. Any suggestions where to find the big cahuna's? Any help is much appreciated.

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Stephen

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my guess is it will be frozen hard this weekend if it didn't freeze last night. if the wind holds down for a couple of weeks, things should be looking great. last year the wind had it's way with 4-6 inches of first ice that we and the plow trucks had to deal with all year. the weather paterns coming through for the next week show a little milder temps, but still well below freezing at night. the fronts coming through are also relatively smooth or mild so i wouldn't expect much wind either but who knows. lets just keep our fingers crossed.
best place to find fish? every body seems to just follow kelly around smile.gif what's he gonna do for camo this year? i still think decoy houses are the answer. i hope he's been saving appliance boxes and such.
can hardly wait to keep my stick on the ice!
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Lower Red Lake is totally frozen over as of yesterday morning. The temp was 3 this morning when I got to work at Ponemah. I had a student tell me that there was 3-4 inches out from his house. He never went out that far, so hopefully the cold weather will keep up so we will be fishing by Thanksgiving.
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Woodman

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Well we seen Baitco last night at the bar so it must be getting close, he usually doesn't come around too often unless there is ice. My Dad and Rinkie walked out yesterday, still some tough ice around shore but there was about 4 inches when they got to there furthest point out. When I went to bed last night at 4AM it was 0 outside so we should have got a good freeze last night. It won't be too much longer if this weather holds up. But for now we just need to wait a few more days and see what happens.

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West Wind
Waskish, MN
218-647-8998

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Oh yeah, I thought I should mention that I was only up that late because I was doing homework.

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West Wind
Waskish, MN
218-647-8998

[This message has been edited by W.W.BarTender (edited 11-15-2002).]

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Decoy houses? Too funny, but I'm sure it would work well. By the sound of it, a couple of Kelly decoys would work well also. Just think of the possibilities.

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Stephen

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How could you make a copy of Kelly-P? grin.gif

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No way there could be another you out there. cool.gif

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kelly i think you just solved your biggest problem, how to be in 2 places at one time. only you wern't supposed to throw away the original tongue.gif

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The original was wore out. smile.gif

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Elbows were fine,,, the mind was the first to go. smile.gif

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Waskish Minnow Station
218-647-8652

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What parts? I hope not the elbows!

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