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Dan Thiem

Two Important announcements!

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Two important announcments!

I am pleased to announce that there will be two area ice fishing gatherings this year.

The first one is the 3rd annual Backwater Brawl. The date is February 3rd 2007. This gathering takes place at Pontoon Slough on the dike road between Wabasha MN and Nelson WI.

The Backwater Brawl originated a few years back and has gotten considerably better each year. It’s a great way to meet the people that post on FM and you will get to see a lot of FM sponsors products in use.

One of the nice things about this location is we are all fishing pretty close to each other. Makes for good conversation and snacks. (Hint, hint MetroJoe.)

Here it what last years event looked like.

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The second event is the Zumbro Zinger. March 10th 2007. This will be the second year FM has gotten together on Lake Zumbro for a FM gathering. Last year we met up at Fisherman’s Inn and convoyed down the lake to another spot where some decent crappies and bluegills were caught. Lots of fun!

Here's a couple shots from last year!

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we be at the brawl again this year. It was a great time. cool.gif

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I'll be at both events this year. I can hardly wait. Without a doubt, these are "must attend" events for anyone looking for a good time on the ice. Lot's to learn and share at these events as well as meeting a few of the FM folks face-to-face.

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The backwater event sounds like fun. What do you catch, pannies?

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lots of crappies,sunnys,and perch,pike and eyes arn't uncommon on tip-ups either, i would guess theres cats in there too

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only 12 days till the brawl!! smile.gif

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I'll be there sun up till sun down.

How about everybody else?

DanT, you bringing the grill?

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Yep!

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Just checked the forcast. Check this out. Feb 3 Partly Cloudy, 5°/-1°. That has me a bit concerned. confused.gif

What do you guys think? Should we try for a better day temp wise? I know it's a little early to really be accurate for Saturday but if it is as cold as it's forcasted things can go south in a hurry when it's that cold. Propane issues, pops freezing, iced up rod guides, etc....

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You wuss Dan!!! wink.gif You just want to be sitting in your warm perm!!! smile.gif Got room for another??? HAHA J/K I agree that it would be tough to convince people to get out in that kind of cold.

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I'll be fishing even if it is chilly out. I vote to keep it the same date.

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I am planning on coming down and the colder weather isn't going to bother me. I vote to keep the same date as well.

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For those of us unfamiliar with the area, just where is the Dike Road located?

If the event is still on I plan on coming, a few degrees either side of zero doesn't bother me.

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The dike road is the road between Wabasha, MN and Nelson, WI. On the Wabasha side is the river channel. Once your north of the river, its considered the dike road. Hwy 25 is the road.

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I'll be there for a few hours at least, looking forward to seeing you all down there!

Joel

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Just to clarify, the Backwater Brawl is a GO for this weekend. See you there. I should be there around 7:00-7:15am.

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I'll be there bright and early! Can't wait to meet some fellow FMers! cool.gif

mw

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Just to clarify.

The Backwater Brawl IS going to be on the Dike road, or downtown Whabby under the bridge?

-Mky

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Yep, Dike Road!

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Tuk!

-Mky

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Just curious,

If I make it down there and find this Dike road.

How far are you going to be fishin' from shore.

I don't have a wheeler and I am wondering how far the dragging of the portable is going to be?

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Some people will be fishing just off to the left of the boat ramp, and others will be spread out about 200 yards away. Not that bad of a walk. The snow gets pretty packed down.

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Most of us don't have wheelers. The drag is not very far at all. I'll prob be setup about 125 yards from my Truck.

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Don't forget to layer and dress extremely warm. Chances are the actual temp. will be teens below zero to start the day. This is frostbite in a hurry for any exposed skin. Bring your shack, heater, and hand warmers!!

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