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Kyle Sandberg

Ice Up????

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Any predictions this year when ice up is going to be. I'm already tired of this open water thing. This year I'm thinking before thanksgivng. Anyone else.

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No offense but I hope not blush.gif. I remember several years ago fishing in a boat while listening to Christmas tunes on the radio, it was december 15th or 16th.

Actually I just bought an icehouse this summer still need an auger and a few other acutriments. Looking forward to a long fall then I'll give the ice a try. cool.gif

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I'm guessing that there will be semi safe walkable Ice by Dec 2,3rd. THe weekend after Thanks giving... Oh crap, isn't that opening weekend of Deer Hunting... What to do?

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Man, don't even talk about ice! The best fishing is yet to come! smile.gif

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I'm with Sluggo, Fishing from Sept. through Nov. can be some very good fishing. Plus the river bite goes all winter. Time to get the red tails out.

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no doubt

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True, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared. I put new carpet in my permanent fish house this afternoon.... I just love to keep busy I guess. Plus it's alot easier to work on that ice fishing crap when it's 80 degrees and sunny as oppossed to 20 degrees and dark. Know what I mean? How many times in December do you kick yourself because simple little tasks seem impossible because of normal WINTER conditions? I'm with you guys though, I do love fall fishing and yes I believe the best is yet to come this year. Just following the theme of the original post is all... smirk.gif

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Yes the best fishing is still to come. I feel that were going to have a huge winter. If you look at what his summer has become, there has only been a few weeks where it has been hot. Get them houses ready now, your right bro, your not going to be wanting to work on them houses in the cold.

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man, i hate ice fishing.

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why you hate ice fishing so bad. Its the joy of fishing in minnesota, Fishing on the ice!! grin.gif

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