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been out couple of times caught two northerns each time no gills though i live in red wing sounds like baypoint is a dead sea might try lake byllsby tomarrow but who knows

well good luck

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Fish....Welcome to FishingMinnesota.com! Hey, I have to ask. This Frontenac pond, is it really that good? I have been by there a million times, seen a million shacks out there, and have never even stopped to see what was happening.

Again, welcome aboard!

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fish or die I'm from red wing how much ice was there was going to go there tuesday but went to baypoint instead.

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jiggin pig when i was out there on mon. there was a good six inches with the cold temps it should be plenty safe.

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Thanks crappie tom i sure am glad i found this web site. The pond is pretty decent on first ice but once you get all them shacks out there things slow down quickly. The contest they have is pretty fun. The main thing i catch is northerns there is some sunnies but not really any size.

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Fish-

Do you know when the contest is this year? Could you please let us know? Thanks Dan.

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I'm not sure myself when i find out i'll let you know

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I fish the Frontenac Pond a few times each year. "fish or die" is right... pretty good northern fishing with tip-ups, and you'll even get a stray largemouth bass once in a while. But the panfish are small, although I did catch a big crappie on a small shiner one day.

The Frontenac Sportsman's Club ice fishing contest is Saturday, Feb. 12th. You won't want to miss it, it is a great time with TONS of prizes!

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Thanks for the update on the contest. I went out there about 3 years ago and ended up taking 3rd place with a northern that I cought 3 minutes b4 the time was up.One of the best contest I have been to.Like your saying lots of prizes lots of raffles and good people.

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Thanks for the date--do you know what time it will start. Thanks again.

Dan

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it goes from 12 p.m. till 3 p.m. Went down there today and got two northerns one decent one. Guy i know was down a little farther from me and went through 20 sucker minnows pulled up about 12 northerns and one big bass he caught a really nice size nothern also about 7-8 pounds. well good luck and merry christmas everyone

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I am heading out there today, i will give a ice report and fish report when i get back around five. rumor had it there was cars on it, but i will verify.

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J.P.

Can you gain access to Frontenac by going around behind the gas station? Or how does a guy get out on the ice with a vehicle?

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Dan,

Take co. rd 2 through frontnac and you will see the pond and where they drive on. I guess there still doing really well out there I heard some 15" crappies I didnt even know there was crappies in there maybe the guy got really lucky. I also heard this summer the dnr shocked the pond and they figure the state record bass is swimming in the pond that's gotta be pretty big. Good Luck fishin.

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I was out on the pond on Monday from 10-2. I didn't even get a bite, but the guys with me caught 3 Northerms and missed 2 more.

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sorry about the late report. The ice was about 12 inches. I did drive on the lake with no problems. I did catch two nice northerns and missed two. One real nice one broke my tip up line. I also caught some little sunnies to keep me occupied in between the tip up. Fished tuesday from 11 til 230.

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Thanks for your report jiggin pig!

Not a bad ratio either got two and missed two all in 3 1/2 hours. Way to go. I wonder what it was that broke your line? Oh well-he's still out there somewhere.

fish or die, winterse, and jiggin pig-

Would you guys mind letting us in on a few of your secrets? Northern fishing with tip ups, or on rod and reel? What area is generaly the most productive? I sure would like to come over and give it a shot sometime.

Thanks guys!

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sorry for the late response, it has been a busy week with work and all. I will be at frontnac pond on sunday 01/09/05 at about 10am till when ever. as for tips. For the northern's i have been using a tip up with black braided line with a red hook and sinker. I put it about 4 feet down. I will say i do change the depth every once and a while if there is no action. I normally go to the north east side or the side that is closest to the river. I normally fish about 15 - 20 yards from shore. it works for me. I have been using shinners and suckers for bait. med-large. hope this works. but don't tell anyone this its a secret!!!

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