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How is it looking up that way? I figured with this strong east wind we have been having that Red might be open. Has anyone been by there and seen if there is open water yet? Thanks for the info.

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kelly-p

The ice sheet is pretty tight yet. So far all there has been is some "mis-guided souls" sitting in the mouth of the Tamarac gut hooking spawning walleyes and saying that they are "fishing for crappies".

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Katoman

MIS GUIDED SOULS???

What is this all about? If I need to ask. Are these people locals?

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Kelly, not interested in fishing in the river...crappies have a one in 10,000 chance of getting to your bait before a walleye does. I am interested in getting out a few hundred yards out from the river to catch crappies. I have done well on early ice out days in the past. I heard from Hudac's this morning that the ice is out a few hundred yards from shore...but first hand accounts would be better.

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halad

The (Contact US Regarding This Word) are will always be there fishing them Kelly the DNR-fish has to get 0n the ball and close it down. I hope we dont have the mess that we had there last year.

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snipe

I think you hit the nail on the head, Halad. Perhaps Kelly should give the boys in green a call and see what can be done about those slobs. Just because you can get away with it is no reason to do it.

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The open water might extend out to the last sandbar. If it does it is not open much further then that. Last year when we dug the channel it was almost 1400 feet from the mouth of the river to the last sandbar and that last sandbar was about 2 1/2 feet deep before we dug it out. Both the north shore and the south shore get deep quicker then the east shore. From shore it looks like what is open water is where the ground heat from the sand bars has thawed the ice.

We (The URLAA and the DNR) made a mistake when we decided to have the Tamarac River open for crappie fishing from the highway #72 bridge to the lake during the walleye spawning run. We did it so that if people came a long ways for crappie fishing and the wind picked up so lake was too rough to get out on that that way the people would have a place to fish. None of us ever considered that people would be fishing the river when the lake was still ice covered. If the lake is still ice covered it is too cold for the crappies to be moving in. We thought it was the right thing to do,,,, we were wrong. frown.gif

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