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Dhenry

Another last trip?

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Dhenry

Headed up tomorrow night. I'm hoping for no wind and no skim ice. Also hoping the fish are where they were last weekend. Has anyone been up the last couple of days. I can't wait to hit the pond.

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PieEyed

Hey D,

I didn't get up there this weekend. How did you do? The lake I live on is pretty large and it's totally frozen over. Did the ice cause you any problems up there?

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Dhenry

See my post titled pout on ice. It was a pretty good adventure.

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anynall

hey all... my buddy and i went up to rainy river end of oct and did pretty good, still wanting to use his boat one more time, so we r thinking of the pond wednesday evening. any ideas where?? we were on north side about a month ago trolling. weather and wind not a prob, we been in cold alot. prob troll again, but wondering for sum ideas, more of west siders, but will go to the fish... still shallow?? 5-10 ft?? tried rocks and shallower last time.

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Dhenry

I would definitely go. Fish very slow and shallow 4.5'-8.5'. You will have the lake all to yourself. I'd fish rocks and also look for weedgrowth that remains fairly high...the weeds will show up very well on your graph. The weeds are holding baitfish and the walleyes will be close by.

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Kab Dreamin

I drove past the lake yesterday on my way to Grand Rapids. Terry's Boat Harbor was frozen over but the public landing at Garrison was open and two guys had just launched. This was about 8:00AM. A couple of hardy souls, in my opinion.

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Dhenry

I've heard there has been a pretty good day bite off and on on Mille Lacs this fall. I think after tomorrow that Terry's will be open again. The fishing this time of year is definitely worth fighting the elements especially this week with the warm weather.

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Mykal

So D are you heading up? I am very tempted to give it one last go on Friday night.

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minnesotatuff

you guys wouldnt have an empty seat for a grumpy ol' cigar smoker, would you?

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SupaMan

My last trip out there was last week... I did alright, caught a lot of walleyes, but most fish was too big and couldnt keep them... Seems like this time of year, only the big ones are biting... The ones that are in the slot limit... Geez.... Where are the keepers at?

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Dhenry

I'm hoping to go on saturday night, but haven't negotiated my pass yet. I'm in Milwaukee right now and won't be

back until friday night.

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over the limit

was out on 11/22 searching my hot spots for perch

fished from 11 am till 2pm, one fish, water was very cloudie vegatation must be dieing off because of the low sun, hard to see bottom in 3 feet of water all of the fish in my hot spots have moved out,water temp 34.7 floating ice patches, puting the boat away, the lake will be iced up next week, its been a very good year,and i feel this winter will be one of the best.

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Team Otter

I drove by the lake this morning along 169 and it was wide open but there was some wind to help it out. If there's a breeze, you have a shot. If it's calm, the chances to get a night of fishing in are not very good.

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