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Philo

What's the latest up there in God's country? Anybody see hard water on the big lake or big river?

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Kaz

Philo: Nope not yet, as a report came to me today at 5:00 PM from Wheelers Point.. But keep praying.... Hopefully in the next two weeks it'll be walkable.... Kaz

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White-tips

There was lots of ice to be found on Saturday morning.

Then we smashed through it, went across the river from Riverbend resort and fished the airport flag. About 2 hours later all the ice was gone. Fishing was o.k. Brutally cold wind chills. Thank God for the bimini top and sunflower heater.

Buckshot rattle spoons with head of a frozen shiner was all a guy needed. Caught 21 eyes all between 15 and 18 inches.

Sunday turned out to be beautiful and we fished from the airport east to the edge of the town of Rainy River. Slow up there. Not much on the graph or hooks. 2 15"ers jiggin and 2 16"ers trolling lead with #5 clowns. Only fished from about 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. though. Better morning bite and then 4-5p.m. they go pretty nuts. Kinda like when a guy ice fishes the river I guess. An hour of glory when the sun rises and an hour of glory as the sun sets.

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fiskyknut

Walking out around Turkey Day is a good early 'average' time for me to find walkable ice over the years. Forecast is not looking the best for icemaking so it may be a bit later again this year.

It's still a good time of year to fish from a boat!

fiskyknut

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Lip RIPPER!

We'll be right behind you

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fiskyknut

Okay you can hold the rope that's tied asround my neck!

I hope to make it to lot 100 this season ya know!

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Lip RIPPER!

Around your neck? Don't tempt me. Stop by anytime.

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LipRipper: You are going to lose more friends!!!

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Lip RIPPER!

Easy there Nodak! Sure glad rifle season is over and you hibernated back across the border again!

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