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MN_Iceman

Thursday Night..fun with ice

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MN_Iceman

Thursday night luvenlifeguy and decided to head up the pond and give trolling a last go of things. We hit terrys about 7:00 and were able to make one pass all the way down to Garrison. Ended up picking up 4 fish largest being 21 63/64 which we threw back. Then on our return trip we saw a Grede standing on the water. Not a good thing. For the next 30 min we battled with the ice that was forming around the boat. The ice was just a small skim but it was enough to pull our lures to the top of the water. Not very much fun so we tried out a little deeper in 10ft. We were able to fish here for about 10 min and then the same thing happend so we called it a night at 10:30. Not a great last trip with the boat but all in all it was a good fall. Hopefully it will get warm next week and we can get out again. Frusterating night but what can you do

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borchawk1

We went out of Eddy's and had the same luck with the ice, but not the fish, not a touch. We fished from 2-16'. Once the ice came we decided to boot out. We had to break some through 2-3" of ice in the harbor to pull the boat. I'm glad we left when we did!

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Team Otter

The ice problem was minor but the fishing was unbelievable!

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