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Being the weather has cooled off and the water temp dropped has anybody been out to Union? When I had time to go fishing Union was the best during deer hunting.

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Hey Fish Toys, it's Ryan. Are you reminiscing about those big 'eyes you guys used to have to bust through the ice to catch out there this time of year? Would love to get up there and try it out now, but been real busy down here in Perham. Dad and I were out on Sarah a couple times toward the end of Sept./early Oct. and caught a bunch of hammer handle pike. The lunker eluded us this summer.

Are you gettin' cranked up on the saws yet?

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Geesh either nobody fishs confused.gifUnion or it was so hot shocked.gifthey didn't want to tell anybody. Spo's west Union is froze but a thin layer?

Yup sure was fun even with frozen fingers. Has Paul told you about the ones he caught out there? He sure was excited.

Shipping grin.gif every day. Have you been out yet?

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I've been out on Big Pine Lake just north of Perham 3 times with the first time out last saturday afternoon. Caught about 20 perch that day in about 5 FOW. Didn't dare go any deeper since about 50 feet beyond where I was set up I stuck my saw through with one poke.

Went out last night in about 13-15 FOW. There was a good 7-8 inches of ice, but no fish. Guys running around all over on 4 wheelers. These cold nights have really thickened the ice.

I'm coming up this weekend and am taking Austin and Logan out this Saturday. I'm thinking about going to Sarah. Since there are so many pike out there, I think they'd get a kick out of chasing some tip-ups. Plus it's early in the seaso and they should be active. Spose to be in the upper 30s so it should be a good day to get out. I'll use my two-man as a warming house.

Have you heard any reports on how the ice is on Sarah?

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MN Mike

Ryan,

The last I heard, about 7" on Sarah, probably more now since that was last weekends report.

I wouldn't doubt a person will see a few people out fishing this weekend, sound like some nice temps coming.

We'll be hunting one last weekend, maybe see ya around.

Mike

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Mike:

Thanks for the update on the ice conditions. Where's the best place to buy bait up in that area now? Been a while since I've bought any for fishing around there. I'm planning to use shiners. I don't really want to buy them here and take them along with me on the drive up from Perham.

What are you hunting for this weekend?

-ryan

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MN Mike

I would imagine Fuel N Things should have what you need, if not, call Hamre's or Wertish.

Last weekend for muzzleloader season, Paul, Dad, Shannon and I will be out hunting, Jon might be around on Sunday. Lots of movement in the last few days, could be a good weekend. Next weekend it's Pheasants, then it's Walleye and Pike after that.

Let us know how you guys do out there, kids should have some fun. Better get uncle out there or else we'll have to strip him of his handle Fish Toys! grin.gif

Mike

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Thanks for the tip on bait.

Didn't realize muzzleloader season went so late. Hope you guys knock down a big one this weekend. Assume by Walleye and Pike you mean LOW?

Yeah, I'm looking forward to getting out tomorrow. Went out for a couple hours after work today and caught about 30-40 perch and a 20-inch walleye that fell off just as I got it out of the hole. Didn't matter anyway, the lake had a slot that restricts keeping anything between 18-26 in.

I'll be sure to let you know how we do. I mostly hope we get some action for the kids to enjoy! Maybe all this chatter will pull Uncle Fish out of the barn:)

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sandbagger

Heard your dad was down there fishing. A little slow tho? To many people?

What forum do you hang around in?

This forum is a little lack on posts confused.gif

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good to hear from you fish. I haven't posted too much lately since I've been traveling quite a bit during the last few weeks. I pay attention to both this post and the perham post.

Yeah, when dad came down the other day, it was a little slow, but all depends upon what species you're targeting. Dad was after pike, we were after big perch on a flat on Otter Tail. Caught several nice perch between 8-10 inches and one small walleye. Kept a few perch for good eats. I was out on a little lake outside Perham yesterday with tip-ups for pike. Had six flags in about 2.5 hours. Landed 3 fish with the biggest coming in at 30-inches/8 lbs. Fun day.

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