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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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Ryan_V

I just purchased a fish house on mille lacs. my ? is when do they usually put them out???? I'm getting very excited about being up there this winter!!!

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BigWormin

Mine was pulled out on 12/30 last year. They weren't pulling the big ones though, I have an 8x12.

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eyesoneyes

A lot depends on where on the lake you’re located and construction of the house. I have a 10’ x 20’ put out on December 23rd last year.

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Ryan_V

going out of Garrison Sports, and the house is 10 X 16.

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Reynolds

My house (8x16) is out of Lyback's on the SE side of the lake, and it generally goes out right around Christmas. Two years they actually were putting houses out all day on Christmas including mine. Guess where I was on Christmas night?

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Two years they actually were putting houses out all day on Christmas including mine. Guess where I was on Christmas night?


If you were single at the time, you spent the night fishing. If you're married, you probably spent the night in the Emergency Room after suggesting spending the night out fishing..... grin.gif

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going out of Garrison Sports, and the house is 10 X 16.


It all depends on Mother Nature.....

Your area is usually one of last places to pull out big houses, the south bays freeze up first.....I wouldn't get my hopes up for December but ya never know......Ice heaves and cracks are also a factor....

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fishfearme

Mine was pulled out the 19th of December last year. Barnacles Resort on the north end.

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Two years they actually were putting houses out all day on Christmas including mine. Guess where I was on Christmas night?


If you were single at the time, you spent the night fishing. If you're married, you probably spent the night in the Emergency Room after suggesting spending the night out fishing..... grin.gif


Isnt that the truth!!! lol

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