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MJCatfish

Just checking to see if anyone fished the Selkirk area over the weekend. If so, how was the bite? We're planning to possibly make our way up shortly after Christmas.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!!

MJ

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Wiskers

Well does this answer your question.. wow it was a blast.. a bit cold but great time.. Ice is about 10".. People were driving out there but not me...???

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I know I will be going back. Eyes from 6#-12+# Took home our limits. The color was outstanding!

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MJCatfish

Rusty,

Very nice! Look for an email from me if you have the time.

MJ

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fisherdog19

Nice fish Whiskers, what area were you fishing? I'm also curious as to what type of portable is shown in the pictures with that white interior. It almost looks to be insulated. Did you guys mark a lot of large fish? We didn't mark to many the previous weekend, not sure what was up. Last year in the same area we marked a ton. Anyway, looks like you had a great time up there, I'm thinking of heading up again come late ice if I can.

Fisherdog

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Wiskers

Ya it was a blast.. we went out from the Selkirk park area in 17 feet of water. That house is the bomb..

It's a Otter lodge with the Optional Insulated Thinsilight shell.. It was amaizing.. quiet, warm, easy to deal with and bright inside for less light needed after dark. This will be my next house as soon as I can save up for it.. We had three of us in there but could sit 4-6 easy. 7'x12'.. If I had the $$$ sitting around I would be bringing one home as we speak!!

We were marking good fish in the mornings and evenings.. starting around 8:00 am and again at 3:00 pm. The bite was sooooooo light.. we missed well more than 100 fish. A lot of "swing and a miss" action going on... LOL...

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sid05

Rusty,

I have an Otter Lodge, If you're coming down this way for christmas give me a call. What do one of those insulators run for the Otter?

By the way where in the heck is Selkirk? Shoot me an email, I tried your cell earlier.

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Canuck

Sido5: Selkirk/Lockport is approx. 1 1/2 hrs north of Pembina ND. Including clearing Canada Customs it takes about 3 hrs (max) from Grand Forks. If your aren't aware Lockport is the #1 location for Channel Cats. The walleye aren't that bad either but only in the fall and winter months. Check the website www.catsonthered.net and you can see some of the pics of the fish caught up here.

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Wiskers

Sid.. Hey I guess that cover for the otter is a $300. option.. well worth it as far as I can see...

That is the first time I have fished out of an otter.. quite impressed so far...

We are heading to Blackduck this evening till Sat. then heading down to Elbow Lake for the wifes folks then back home.. Have you been out fishing?

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Wiskers

Hey folks I got a correction on my info on that fish house we used in Selkirk.. It is the otter village, http://www.otteroutdoors.com/icehouses/village.html , with a canvas craft cover. http://www.(Contact US Regarding This Word).com/canvascraft/

What a nice unit. I have been getting calls like crazy about how to find a unit like this. The cost is around $1000. for the complete setup from the sled from otter and the cover. When you think of it, when you summer fish look at the expense of your boat, motor, and all the gear.. $10,000 for the boat, gas & oil, roods and reels, life jackets, and all the gear just to hit the water. Now look at the winter costs… $1000. house, no gas, motor, life jackets and the rods and reels are much cheaper than summer rigs… Now compare how many times you got out with your boat compared to how many times you got out with your ice house. I guess that is a pretty good deal.

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