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Whats the water temp ? Possibly making the trip up from Chi town for last minute Lunge.When does ice up usually start?Thx

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The last day I was out, Oct.,22, the water temps on Big Bay were around 43 degrees. Some of the smaller bays have already frozen over and opened up again. Up to 3/4" of ice on part of Pike Bay at one time!

Ice up all depends upon the weather that we get.

The last couple of years there were a few guys still fishing at the time you plan to come up, but on a couple of years there was enough ice to walk out and fish at that time!

Cliff

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Based on current water temps and weather forecast you'd better bring your ice chisel...

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Three of us were on the water Sunday. It was a beautiful day. Calm and once the sun came out it was acutally very nice. A late season gift and the eyes were biting. Water temps were 38 degrees around Moc Point and 40 degrees in Big Bay. Took the trip from Moc Point around Pine Island. We did not see any ice but I can imagine that the smaller bays will freeze over very soon.

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Am Heading up tomorrow for a 5 day musky fishing fix.

I will let you know what conditions we encounter.

Steve

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    • BartmanMN

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      Where are all the Duck reports from the almighty Pelican? 

      Did all this rain fill the lake back up?  I haven't driven by at all. 

      I bet the crappies and gills are growing nicely.   Soon enough.

    • Big Kype

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      Yep it is the 3 S's - I just don't think a lot of people are going to be grouse hunting with a shovel - but not a bad idea.

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      Thank you gentlemen.  I knew I'd get a quick answer!

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    • leech~~

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      17 hours ago, phillyfacks said:

      We've got a cabin up on Pelican and I've definitely noticed less cormorants on the lake this summer.  The state did grant the owner of Gooseberry Island a permit to kill cormorants, which was done this Spring.  I talked to a DNR officer on the lake this summer and he said they had shot almost 400 birds, I don't recall the exact numbers but it was somewhere between 350-400. 

      Thanks for the Update, I think that I did see less birds out on Edwards as well later this summer. Hopefully they shoot 400 more next spring! :)

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    • 13 hours ago, Big Kype said:

      Northern Minnesotans are strong supports of the SS rule. Shoot and shut up.

      I thought it waqs 3 s         shoot shovel and shut up  :shhhh:

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    • BartmanMN
      Where are all the Duck reports from the almighty Pelican?  Did all this rain fill the lake back up?  I haven't driven by at all.  I bet the crappies and gills are growing nicely.   Soon enough.
    • Big Kype
      Yep it is the 3 S's - I just don't think a lot of people are going to be grouse hunting with a shovel - but not a bad idea.
    • BringAnExtension
      Thank you gentlemen.  I knew I'd get a quick answer!
    • NorthwoodKing
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    • leech~~
      Thanks for the Update, I think that I did see less birds out on Edwards as well later this summer. Hopefully they shoot 400 more next spring!