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SKIPPERS KID

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SKIPPERS KID

Who is ready?, I can not wait to get out any body else feeling the itch. Pray for rain and the Ice to leave smile.gif. Lets get out soon, Hooks are sharp new line well I am ready but the lake is not confused.gif. God we need your help confused.gif.

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brandones

Tom, if you're really itching to cast your line into open water, the Two Harbors breakwater was wide open yesterday.

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Catfishunter

thought you were a carp fishermen. wink.gif

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SKIPPERS KID

YOU Thought wrong there Budy smirk.gif.

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youngie22

I know I'm ready! Can't wait to see a good rainstorm in the forcast. Get those water temps risen. cool.gif

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SKIPPERS KID

Well we are geting close. I can not wait smirk.gif.

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Wade Joseph

From what I could tell yesterday (wed 21st), the ice was broken up but not yet out of the knife river marina. I may try to slip the boat in this weekend.

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Surface Tension

When its time, I'll be ready. Its not time yet.

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Northlander

Probably about the second week of April for me. Then its Crappie time!

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sachem longrifle

Quote:

Probably about the second week of April for me. Then its Crappie time!


I am all ready. All I need is for a boat landing to thaw

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Wade Joseph

Ive decided, Im going Saturday!

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brandones

We saw the open water area get a lot bigger during the course of today. I know that was due more to ice breaking off and drifting than it was to melting, but still, it's not going to be much longer...

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Orlip

From what I am seeing on the radar you guys up there got some rain today.

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SKIPPERS KID

We need more rain and warmer temp's. But I think it will be another 2-weeks before I get out.

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Northlander

No rain to speak of just a bit of a drizzle around here.

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Papa Woodie

Tom -

Let me know when your ready! New plugs are in the mail, and should be here by Wednesday. Boat is cleaned out, tires aired back up. Have the charger on the batteries today. Just need to fill the pig up with Gas, and get 'er on the water. I may fill it up with Gas soon as it sits completely empty, and with prices fluctuation so much...it just makes sense!

Sad, Im thinking of filling the boat up with Gas, but have yet to drain the gas out of my Auger for the summer....it still may get it use yet!

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SKIPPERS KID

Woodie, Not long now let me now when you would like to get the rest of the boat done so we can go to WI.

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SKIPPERS KID

If it warms up over freezing this week I will be out confused.gif. I hope it warms up to get out grin.gif.

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Papa Woodie

Tom, i have the boat set itself, just need:

line on the 4 new linecounter rods/reels i bought.

mount 2 more rod holders (or more) so i have one for all 6 poles.

Respool the downriggers with 400' of cable

Then get my butt on the water, and get moving!

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SKIPPERS KID

Woodie, I bet after all you have done to the boat the girl friend can not wait to get out with you as well grin.gif. She will go I think when it warms up cool.gif.

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Papa Woodie

I think thats the only time i can get her to go! Make room in the front of the boat for a pillow and tanning oil, and i'll be good. I have a feeling that i am going to be "that guy" from the stories we told after the swap meet. A few boats putting right next to me that i don't see till they are right on me....trying to get their sneek peak!

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ripstick

Woodie, they do sell binocs with dig cameras in them now. As for the lake there is alot of loose ice out there today. The point was lookig pretty white. shocked.gif

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SKIPPERS KID

Well woodie I hope I can drive when you are bizy with the oil grin.gif. I can set lines and catch all the fish cool.gif. You might have to help net my fish confused.gif. Sorry for that but would be fun smile.gif.

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Papa Woodie

It sounds like something that we may be able to do Tom. I'm still waiting for this darn ice to move another direction...preferrably up in space in a vapor format...but back on the other shore would suffice also!

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Orlip

From the looks of things through the web cam it looks like the ice has almost completely moved out of there. Has it?

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