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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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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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thought you were a carp fishermen. wink.gif

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YOU Thought wrong there Budy smirk.gif.

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

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

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

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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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Ive decided, Im going Saturday!

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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