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3rd annual 1st Ice "Muskrat Love"event on Fish Lake SAT DEC 9th

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Hey guys Im looking for a Sat. that most guys can attend this year. Im hoping for good ice the 1st Sat after Thanksgiving. What are everyone elses thoughts on a date for this?

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9 December.

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Its only Nov and my weekends are filling up all ready. The 2nd works for me.

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I hear you ST, I'm down to only the 9th as an open weekend.

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Name the date and I'll do my best to clear it.

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1st lets get some ice then hit the ice with a vengence. name the date. Slip and slide confused.gifslip and slide. shocked.gif

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Ok guys we are going to do this thing on Dec 2nd.

Who wants to get a Cabin Friday night at Highbanks?

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Are you getting the tab inside again this year? smirk.gif

I would commit but without knowing if I will be there for sure its hard to do so.

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May be able to attend, 9th would be better.

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Sorry the 2nd it is. I have other committments the 9th.

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Actually i think that the 2nd will work for me now, only difference is I'll have to bring Xplorer Jr. along that day. Looks like I'll have to try and find a good perch hole to keep him busy (tho the camera also keeps him pretty entertained if its slow). Bring on the ice!

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Hey Guys,

This last week was a bluer with deer season going on. The 2nd of December will work for me. That is the weekend of the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show. Is anyone planning on going down to the cities on Sunday or maybe even Friday evening? I'll be heading to the lake from my house this year, no cabin needed for me thanks.

Take care,

Tom (BD110)

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I'll clear my calendar for the 2nd. We should at least be able to creep out to the narrows by then. I can tell Steve put his boat away. Ice is on the mind!

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I think I may be on a pheasant trip that weekend but will be sure to be there if i can.

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What if thereisn;t any ice? do we do this by boat?

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we'll have ice. don't jinx us wade!!! grin.gifgrin.gif

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ooo.gifare you filled up yet Imite be interested if the wife is better by then surgery next tues.

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Im sure we will have ice. Im thinking we will be walking on Fish Lake the week of Thanksgiving. If not we go to the 9th. If no ice then we will go to the 16th. If nothing then Im moving to Canada. grin.gif

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Gary, wish your wife well for us.

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Frank And Steve,

Hope you guys are all doing well.I will not be able to attend to this one.I am going back over the road trucking again.And also I am getting married in Oct of 07.So need to save $ for a wedding.

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Perch, I was about to email you to give you a heads up on the Bash. Hope all is well.

Getting married, so you have found yourself a snow bunny.

Congrats to you and your bride to be.

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Northlander

Canada well good luck and give us your new mailing address so we can send a card or email. There will be ICE there good luck with your move shocked.gif.

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LP1 this is my 10,000 post so I figured if Im going to use it Im going to use it wishing you much luck with your future bride. (Make sure you live with her for at least a year before getting married! wink.gif)

Too bad you cant make it up for the 1st Ice Gathering but maybe you can do the Burntside bash?

Good luck and be safe on the road man.

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Northlander

Steve 10,000. post wow I haven't even hit 500 yet well some one must have more time to post than others. Keep the info coming steve and have a great day shocked.gif.

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Tom, he's got to do something while hes at work grin.gif

Steve, congrads on 10000 posts. FishingMn wouldn't be the same without ya.

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    • Stick in Mud
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