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outdoor ran

I just cancelled a 3 day trip up to LOTW. Every year I plan it just right to hit the 30 below days when I'm up there. Sounds like this weekend is going to be brutal. Any one going to go out and brave the cold this weekend. Maybe I'll try a half a day somewhere locally.

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Northlander

Randy I know how ya feel. I did a stint on Red in that type weather and it was no fun. Didnt dare move and we didnt get any Crappies.

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gunflint

We are definetly heading into the belly of the beast, but on the bright side there's only 17 weeks until the opener. smirk.gif

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northernnels

I may try the perm on Grand Sat after noon once I get set up it's not so bad. I may have roon cuz my buddies are whimps. Nels

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Surface Tension

Traveler, We planned on camping on Gunflint for opener as we've done for the past couple decades. After hearing the forecasted temps we all backed out. Its not that we haven't tented in temps that cold before because we have. Having done so is a "been there done that" kinda thing, we've learned how -40 can take the pleasurably out of a trip. Throw in some 20 mph winds and your holed up.

Now if I was staying at the lodge it wouldn't be as bad and you all ready know you don't have to travel all that far to get into trout.

So I'm trying to talk myself into hitting Burntside were another group of good friends will be. I can drive the truck out and setup the Otter which would be a whole lot less painful then living in it. Then again I could hit Grand and drive to Nels perm which I conveniently would have timed to when he has the heat on and holes drilled. grin.gif

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chunkytrout

Open arms ST!

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traveler

I've got 4 or 5 buddies coming up from central MN for the trout opener on the gunflint. Reservations are set but I'm really thinking about the wisdom of this trip...we had an opener a few years back that was the same; super low temps/w windchill. No fun, no moving, no fish to speak of:( Seems as I get a little older I tend to second guess myself a bit more, and it isn't even my wife telling me I'm nuts! She gave that up 10 or so years ago:) I suppose I'll go anyway, as long as the guys make it I can't wuss out, sigh,,,It can be tough being a MN outdoorsman sometimes.

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Quickstrike

I was debating on making a run up to the gunflint this weekend and battling the cold, i was wondering if it would even be worth it without a snowmobile after this snow. I have a Jeep 4x4 but i wonder if any of the side roads will be drivable. any reports on the roads from up there?

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Quickstrike

oh, by saying the gunflint, I meant the gunflint trail, not neccesarilly the lake.

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OUTDOORNUT

Quick,

The roads are usually plowed. If there is a resort anywhere along the road you can bet it is plowed. Good luck!

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Animal

I was going to head up to Nestor Falls for a 4 day snowmobile and trout trip. Lots can go wrong running around on those remote lakes so we decided to give the fish a one week reprive. Instead, a couple of us are heading the St. Paul Sports Show on Saturday.

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Steve Foss

Chunky and I and a few others will be out there on Bside with our portables and pickups and HEATERS, though I doubt we'll be moving around much (if at all) and I'm sure I won't bother putting out a tipup. Who wants to fight a laker in the open air with light gloves on when it's that cold, I ask you?

I'll be bringing along the propane lantern for the extra heat it provides, too.

Of course, I expect S.T.'s just concerned about his pickup. It is a Ford, after all. smirk.gif

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northernnels

S T I hope to be there shortly after noon. and I rigged up a fan to move the heat around. with to heaters and the cook stove and 4 holes drilled .I will have a real finish sauna grin.gifgrin.gif Nels

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BRULEDRIFTER

Chunky, i'll be seeing ya on saturday. im heading up that morning with the gal. heading out to meet BW at his place, so im assuming you'll be there on saturday. its goona be a cold one, but i cant wait. see ya!

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chunkytrout

BRULE PACK THE LONG UNDIES!!! She's gonna be a bit chilly. Catfish and I will be at Burntside for the AM Saturday and if it's (slow) we're heading to the pit to bug you boys mid afternoon for some streamers. I'm hoping Scott Kluge will bring one of the relics up to show off. BW is planning on Burntside Sunday and hopefully you'll be able to come along. Where are you guys staying? Sounds like BW has 5 packed into a single at the West Gate.

Oh and yeh, -25F currently on my thermo.

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BRULEDRIFTER

we'll be stayin at a friends place. got the long johns packed, and im stocking up on propane for the heater. i am planning on bside on sunday. you should for sure stop by and let us know how its going out there. where are you guys going to be out there? if its slow and you havent shown, i may assume you guys are having better luck, and i may want to join you for the evening bite. either way, i'll see ya sometime on saturday. good luck grin.gif

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bwtrout

I'm packed and ready. We are staying at the hotel that just did the big face lift down on the east end of town? I just hope my relief this morning makes it in. If the Passi road access is tricky we might try Van Vac(sp?) and fish the south shore of B-side Sunday. The Miners base camp 2000 is sporting a new 42,000btu Mr.Heater. I figure we can use it as a sauna. Might even have to roll in the snow to cool off cool.gif

I'm listening to closings this morning, Thank goodness bait store owners have no fear of the cold!

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chunkytrout

BW, we'll see you today sometime I'm sure since your better half is shacking up here. I thought you guys were at the West Gate. Adventure Inn then?

BRULE, now you know I cant tell you EXACTLY where I'll be since I'd have to kill you afterwards lol. Either Dead River, Dollar, or right off VV. My guess is that Dead River and VV will be plowed by Saturday. Got my new custom rods yesterday. Talk about close. He promised by opener and he delivered. They are beautiful! Got a matched set, Burntside Betty and Snowbank Sally. Cant wait to bait them up. Here we go!

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bwtrout

Yep, Adventure Inn. See you this afternoon, should be setting up around 3:00ish. (lots of stops) Bruledrifter will just have to hook you up on the Brule this spring.

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Northlander

Chunky e-mail me Im interested to know what you got for rods. walleyes4me32@aol.com Must be nice if you gave them names of ex girlfriends! blush.gif

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chunkytrout

You have mail Steve

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BRULEDRIFTER

well if im dead, there is no way to show you my brule spots. however, if you let me live, i will gladly show you the ropes on the river. then of course, you will DIE!!! grin.gif

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chunkytrout

Darned if I do, darned if I don't eh? We'll settle this over some Barleypops this weekend sir.

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