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Matt Johnson

Rush Lake ICE Series Event...This Sat. Feb 12th!!!

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Matt Johnson

Destination 5 of the 2005 ICE Series...

Rush Lake - Saturday, February 12th

CJ's on Rush Access

ICE Series Info

Rush Lake holds trophy fish of all species. If you want monster bluegills then Rush is the place. It might take some effort to find them, but if you do they are bulls! Rush is also home to a lot of walleyes, pike and crappies too. A lot of nice weights should be brought to this event. A lot of area and a lot of great structure.

I would also like to welcome Boy Scout Troop 114 to the Rush Lake event. The boy scouts are going to join us for a fun filled day on the ice. I think we're going to see a lot of future fishing pro's and diehards at this event smile.gif I'm really looking forward to the Rush Lake event!!

Who's all planning on attending the Rush event?

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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spasticcp

I am interested in attending, but I've never fished an event before on the water, hard or soft. I'm planning on hitting a tourney on Forest the week before this one. Although that one is just all about the prizes, not the fishing. It gets way too crowded to even think about catching any quality fish.

Since I live in Forest Lake, the trip to Rush would be a pretty quick one, and from what I've seen of the Ice Series on this site, it looks like an event not to be missed. Might give me a chance to meet some of the folks on this site too!

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FishingwithJake

I would like to attend. How do I sign up? How much does it cost and what does the entry fee cover?

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hanson

Unfortunately, I might not be able to make this one. We'll see how things turn out during the next month.

FishingwithJake-

You can sign up 1 of 2 ways. You can either register on-line by clicking this link Register for I.C.E. Series , or you can just show up the day of the I.C.E. Series event and register there. You can also mail in your registration and you'll find that info on the link I mentioned earlier.

If you register early, it be $10. If you register at the day of the event, it will be $15.

The entry fee basically covers your entry into the tournament with a chance to win a trophy for 1st & 2nd place and a chance at winning the biggest fish trophy. You'll also get a chance at the sponsor prize give-aways.

There are some great items to be given away. For example, at Winnibigoshish last weekend- Marcum LX-3, Otter Den fishhouse, Nilsmaster 6" hand auger, Stone Legacy Revolution Rod Bags, JRs tackle Rod Bags, Beaver Dam tip-up, Thorne Bros rods, Lazy Jiggers, Scenic Tackle & JRs tackle, and many other great prizes were given away. You don't have to count on your fishing skill to win any prizes, it is all based on a random drawing so everyone has a chance of walking away with a great prize.

You can pick the minds of FishinMinnesota ProStaff, check out what they use, and possibly get some guiding from the staff at each event.

I also forgot to mention it is an all around good time on the ice.

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wolfboy630

matt, i plan to be there it is so close to home, i almost ran into you on red last year, i would like to pick your brain about rush also , i fish it often with mixed results, look foward to meeting you.

jim

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Matt Johnson

wolfboy,

I'm looking forward to meeting you. Make sure you stop by and say hi and we can chat. But, if you want the real master-mind behind Rush Lake you're going to want to talk with BDR. Brian has caught more trophy fish out of Rush then anyone else I know! Brian will be there as well and we'll be working together taking people out on the ice to different spots.

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Brian "BDR" Rogers

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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BDR

Hey I was just planning on following Cory for the day grin.gif

J/K We should be able to put a plan together to get some people on the fish.

How bout some trophy Sheephead!

I have been fortunate on Rush for some real triphies. 50" ski, 47" ski, 30"+ walleye, 43" Pike, numerous 13-14" Crappies, We should see some dandy fish brought in for this one.

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spasticcp

Anyone planning on doing some pre-fishing on Rush in the next couple of weeks? It's about a 20-30 minute drive for me, so I am able to jump up whenever I have some spare time.

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CorynTracySellHomes

I might be out there a time or two!!!!!! grin.gif

Cory Frantzick

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iceweasel

Matt Johnson, I hope I will be there, I cot my limit of crappies last time I fished, hay thanks for the good time on Medicine Lake, hope to meet some new fishing friends. Talk to you soon. laugh.gif

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Matt Johnson

Sounds good iceweasel! Hope to see you there!

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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HoleHopper

Dont laugh............Where is Rush lake?

OK, Laugh! laugh.gif

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Matt Johnson

Rush Lake is located near Rush City which is north of Forest Lake off of 35...

Drop me an email if you need exact directions...

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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HoleHopper

Oh, OK, thanks Matt, I think I can find 'er' now. I am planing on going to get the inside scoop on the fishing grin.gif Hopfully I can get another 'go to lake' for my arsinal. I love these events!

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Matt Johnson

Yep, Rush Lake is located west of Rush City on the opposite side (west side) of 35. Take 361/CR-1 west off of 35. Follow CR-1 until you get to CR-7 (Rush Point Drive) and go left. Stay on CR-7 and you will bend to the right and eventually go past the south end of East Rush and then the south end of West Rush. After you pass the south end of West Rush you are going to want to take a right on CR-4 (Acacia Trail). Just follow CR-4 and the access will be down on your right.

There are a couple other ways to get there but I think this one might be the easiest to follow with the least amount of turns and such...

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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northernnels

Matt Dan and I and a friend of his will be there. Im coming down from Duluth to meet them. Thanks for the directions cool.gif and I hope to see you on the ice. Nels

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Matt Johnson

Sounds good Jack! See you next Saturday!

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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goin fishin

I can actually make two in row for the ice series. I had a blast at the Minnetonka event catching a 42" musky (too bad musky are not counted, because that 20 plus pound fish could easily have won), and meeting up w/guys like Holehopper, Mnfishinguy, and Metrojoe. It was good to see future fisherman like Metrojoe's kids land a couple of pike and win some prizes. I hope to meet a few more new people at this event.

Chow for now,

GF

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Captain B.R.K

Do you have pictures of the 42" Muskie GF confused.gif

Would love to see that fish grin.gif

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goin fishin

I sent a couple to Matt Johnson, so I think he is going to post them. She was a real beaut and my first natural strain musky that I ever caught. Now I finally realize why all those people fish for musky.

Chow for now,

GF

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Matt Johnson

Here's Dan's muskie caught on a JR's Tackle Flasher Spoon. Nice fish!!

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Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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spasticcp

Wow! That's a nice Muskie! That's getting me pumped for Rush this weekend. I'll keep my flasher spoon on-hand...just in case! See you all there this weekend.

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BDR

Get those flasher spoons ready!

Rush is also one of the better large Pike lakes I have ice fished. Panfish should be fairly cooperative. Crappies are very abundant and usually predictable. There is an excellent Walleye population, but it would be the first thing I would do in the morning if I planned to get any.

I have fished Rush quite a bit, as my parents live there, and I will be there to share info and hopefully point people in the right direction.

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Captain B.R.K

Excellent picture---nice fish!!

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Tripleplay

Is there a bait store in the area similar to the situation on Medicine with harty's that would benefit from a plug or two and a bit of business on Saturday morning. Also want to make sure that it is open for business this early as I got a "rude awakening" last weekend at my planned stop! (please include directions if there is one)

Matt-BDR,

Recommended bait options for Rush? Is this a crappies with minnows or waxies or both? Shiners or fatheads for wally's? I know this is an open ended question but wondering what you will picking up and would recommend to us Rush novices. Thx!

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