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beef

Let's get this thread going again!!!

11/02/06 Midge Lake had a sheet of ice across the whole lake this a.m. Looked like there may have been a few spots with open water along one of the shorelines...

Any other lakes??

Beef

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cybermuskie

Geez Beef let me get done deer hunting before you fill my head with thoughts of ice fishing! tongue.gifgrin.gif

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beef

Deer Hunting... You must be done for the summer now huh... Good to hear from you again CM... Hope everything is going great down south in Backus/brainerd...

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woodman

Poposky lake is a sheet and deer is abot 20 ft out.

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cybermuskie

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Deer Hunting... You must be done for the summer now huh...


Yeah Beef I am down for the year again. I am in the Duluth city hunt, so I am hoping for a brute with my bow. Things are going good down here. Hope they are good for you! Good luck if your hunting!

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Jeremy airjer W

Don't forget to send those ice reports here!

icereports@iceleaders.com

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upnorthtmh

Funny you should mention Midge Lake. I was up in the area mid-September. One very windy day we went and fished Midge cause the treeline stops the lake from getting to whipped up. I was surprised at how shallow a major portion of the lake was(maybe why the lake is freezing up). We couldn't keep the northerns off our hooks - many were in the 30 inch range but VERY skinny. We had stopped at Froggy's in Cass and he had said there are some large bass in the lake. We caught one about 18 inches but like I said the northers were everywhere. Is it worth another shot for big bass?

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beef

It is known for the Bass and Northerns... Also has a good panfish class, however it took a beating over the past three years and has shown some decline... If you want the pike and bass, midge is a good bet...

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PikeTipper

Do you know if there is a slot limit for northerns on Midge? Looking for a lake to try some spearing this winter, not looking to take any big ones but just looking for action.

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beef

I'm not sure about the slot limit, but if there is one it would be in the reg's...

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Jeremiah Johnson

no more ice after this week

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beef

Yep everything is open again, especially with the high winds we have had... Going Duck hunting tomm. morning then deer hunting the rest of the day, got to love it up here!!!!

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    • IceHawk
      First off welcome to the site ! Fish that area quite often and have seen some good flocks around there.  I would get out and do some glassing in the area , especially around some picked corn fields. Right now they are wintered up but will break  apart once spring gets closer. Maybe hit up a local bait store and ask around if anyone knows of a spot. Or look at the landowners list that received permits in that area. They legally have to grant permission to hunt there land but unfortunately a lot of landowners will tell you they are full even if there not  Good luck in your search. 
    • Bisonguy
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    • AlwaysFishing23
      When i was there all could find was perch but i only fished for about 3-4 hours all weekend. Not sure on panfish but i know the walleye bit is still pretty good. I'm sure theres plenty of panfish to be had back there though to.
    • Wanderer
      +1 here.  I miss the hills of SE MN but when I have birds walking through my yard it’s hard to leave Central MN. Its not like they’re gonna be super easy but I’m trying to get my first with a bow, and that’s not easy.  Not yet anyway.  The more days I can get in, the better.  And sticking around home makes THAT part easier. When I first started hunting turkeys it took me three seasons to kill a bird.  Then every year after that was a score with the shotgun for about 20 seasons maybe?  I’m going into my second legitimate season of effort with my bow.  Hoping two times is a charm.
    • JFitz
      I spent a little time last summer looking for weed walleyes in Niles Bay. About 10 minutes into my experiment I caught a chunky 22" on a spinner rig over a weedbed in about 10'. The weeds were growing about halfway to the surface but that fish had no problem smacking my bait. I'll keep experimenting this year.... can't wait for open water!
    • Rick
      I hear the panfish are kicking it up a bit? Any word out there?
    • Alex wilhelmi
      awesome feedback! thank you so much for the info! Ill get up ther next year, i dont want to keep any i just want to catch some nice eyes and northern.....hell, whatever! ive been in a sleeper 5 times on LOW and we only had one real good trip. upper red lake once in a sleeper caught 3 eyes in 3 days. i dont mind if i catch one or two fish, its all about the experience for me on the big water. but the girlfriend is a hard one to convince at times for a return trip if the fishing is slow. were headed to fairbault this weekend, i hope we get into something. thanks again guys! ill post a report on our trip. good luck on the ice!
    • IceHawk
      Well who else is going after long beards this spring? I was drawn for season B again no surprise. There were surplus tags left as there were last couple years.  Really like the new approach to not having to apply for the later seasons spreads the hunters out and gives guys like me the opportunity to get after them early   Been out doing some scouting and been seeing some big wintering flocks one I was glassing other day had over 60 birds in it! They have really been working over the picked corn lately.  Oh cant wait to hear the first gobble of the year 
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      Pat, July is my best time for walleyes in the weeds! I did not cast spinner baits but did pull spinners with 1/2 crawler right along the edges in about 3' to 4' deep water. We were so close to the boat with our lines that we could see our spinners and actually see the walleyes charge out of the weeds and grab our baits! FUN!! Now, thanks to the rustys, those cabbage weed beds are gone. Cliff
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