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jjohnson5150

Gave it my best!

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Well, I tried to leave from St Boni for LOW last night and turned around due to a very slick hwy 92. This morning, I gave it my best again, but only made it to Garrison. 169 was starting to drift over.I made my best judgement call & turned around at that point. Wish I was there. Did anyone else have to cancel their plans for the trip up?

Me bummed.

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jjohnson: I believe you made a wise decision. Never fun to pull the plug on a long anticipated trip, however your are guranteed the oppurtunity to try it again at a later date. Man it is coming down. Sure would be nice to have a bomber in the back yard right now. can't imagine the look on the neighbors faces if I cranked 'er up and headed down the road. blush.gif Stay safe everybody, there is always tomorrow. Good luck and hang on . Bill

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That's what I believe also. It's not just me I need to worry about anymore. There's also this little guy named Jimmy that is 6 weeks old. At least I am home with him & my wife now. It was tough to leave him for the first time. He must think Daddy's fishing trips fly by!

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Me and the wife had reservations at Morris Point and decided the hassle of just getting up there today would make the whole trip miserable. We are now planning on going up next Thursday for one more long weekend. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Your not alone!

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I was planning on hitting Red Lake today and then LOW for the weekend. We didn't make it. We just decided to change the weekend to march 24 instead. Fish should still be going at Red and at Arnesen's at that time of year.

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We had a trip planned to Zipple and had to cancel. BUMMER!! Have been waiting all year for this trip! I heard that HWY 2 was closed last night so we cancelled. My brother couldn't make it out of his driveway. Sure would have been nice to catch some eyes and sauger. Off to chase the crappies now I guess..........

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I just drove back from LOW yesterday.

As we left Wigwam at 7:30am, the snow was just begining. Highway 72 and 46 into Grand Rapids was OK, just a few inches. We came down 169 and the roads were good until about 10 miles north of Aitkin. From there to Milaca it was very icy, snowy and windy. Visiblity was less than 100 yards and we probably averaged about 25 MPH, taking about three hours to drive.

From Princeton we took 95 east to 35 (to drop someone off), then south 35 to 35E and into the south suburbs. I got home about 5:30 after dropping two more people off in Eagan and Bloomington.

I live and plow snow in Bloomington, so I needed to get back so everyone could get to Starbucks this morning. Maybe last week's storm reminded people how to drive in the snow, because I saw almost everyone driving at speeds that seemed safe for the conditions, and even on 35E south of St. Paul, they were very well spaced. I don't think I spotted more than 5 or 6 cars in the ditch the whole way home- all 4WD's.

As for fishing, we went out to the reefs off Big Island on Tuesday and Wednesday. The other houses picked off a few fish each day, but the four of us, fishing hard, did well both days. On Tuesday, most fish were caught on plain hooks, red or white, under bobbers in 31' of water with very little jigging. We caught 6 walleyes, 13 to 19 inches, a few jumbo perch, and a dozen sauger in the 11/2 to 2 pound range. The second day, in a different house, we caught a few more walleyes (I threw back a 25" walleye),a huge eelpout (nobody wanted to measure it),and a half dozen jumbo perch (one was 13 inches). They were all caught jigging spoons- gold, white/pink, and glows. Kevin, our guide from Wigwam, said fishing has been spotty this week, and if you were on the spot when the schools came by, you would do well.

They weren't expecting as much snow as we got in the Cities, so if you can get there, you should be able to fish. If you are bringing your own gear, remember your auger extention and your new licenses.

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