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Dan Thiem

Foster ice/slush report....

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Had a chance to fish yesterday mornig at Foster's with Tyler Nick and Nate. What I found out is the ice has about a foot of slush underneath about a foot of snow. Very wet. Try to gateher snow up in a pile and slowly pack it down. That will give you a little platform to stand on to help keep you out of all that water.

Fishing was good for Nick who I saw ice at least 4 trout, but I only caught one brown about 12" or so.

I also found out how much trouble a 4 month old puppy can be. blush.gif

So if you are going to Foster's wear rubber boots!

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The slush definately made it a pain to get around. The snow really made it difficult to see old holes as well. I stepped in at least two, so be careful if you are taking young kids out there. I only got a sore ankle out of the deal, but a 8" hole will fit most of a small child.

Was a nice day to be out if you could stay out of the wind. I ended up with 5 trout 3 rainbow (1-13" 2-15") all on a red hook w/ a fathead, and 2 brookies (1-8" 1-12") both on a black jig tipped with spikes. Was good to share the ice with you guys, hopefully we can get out again soon.

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I'm hoping to get out to Fosters this week. Where do you find the brook trout out there. I'd like to catch and release a few through the ice.

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Nick, you will have to post a pic of the nice brookie you caught. Tyler, Nick, and Dan...we will all have to get out fishing again sometime soon! Maybe a more stable weather pattern will turn the bite on again. I hate to admit it...but I got skunked for the first time this year. I had a couple of opportunities...but I wasn't able to land them. Oh well...it was still a good time.

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Went out sunday midday slush was not to bad. Caught three Rainbows (14,17,and 24.5). I almost craped my pants. He got thrown back but it was dang hard. Plus I snaped the line on another nice one. Pink hook with a fat Head was the hot ticket. Caught the 17 on a Orange Flu Flu with a Waxie. Plus I caught more sunnies than i could almost handle. I'm really starting to love this lake. It was the best four hours of fishing i've had in a while. grin.gif

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24 1/2"! nice work cool.gif

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Nice work!!!! 24 1/2" thats some fish!!! I'm kicking myself now for letting the g/f drag me around town all day looking at dish washers!!! crazy.gif lol, did you get any pics of it?

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Ah No! The wife doesn't let me out the door with it if it involves hunting and fishing. Due to the high rate of me loosing dispossible cameras. But I'm sneaking the digital out on wendsday. I got it off work to fish and she don't know. I have a hunch theres bigger in there. On aside note the fosters trout got some good tatse to them. Best sunday dinner I've had in awhile.

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Nate, you got skunked! im surprised a fishing pro like yourself gets skunked smirk.gif

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It was a fun day and a great group of fellas to fish with. Like Nate said, we'll have to do it again. I had a couple bites which might have been trout, but I never hooked a single one. I threw a few sunnies on the ice just to avoid the skunk.

As mentioned above Dan hookend into a nice trout

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One of Nicks Rainbows

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The slush out there was frustrating. There was all of 3-5" of water on top of the ice. Each and every step was wet and squishy.

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I think my trout was a rainbow now that I look at it. confused.gif

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I think your right Dan. It appears to have a little "bow" in it. It was a nice fish, and a nice release!

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