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Mike Patenaude

Starting to wonder ????

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So, I'm just starting to wonder if anyone thinks that there may not be ice out before the opener? I hope not seeing as how I schedule my vacation for opening week, but last I heard there was still 4' of ice out there. On another note, where do I find the poly (or whatever is used) that one puts on the bottom of ice house runners. I have to do some off season remodeling and thought that would be a nice addition. My runners are 16' long and 4 1/2" wide. Also thanks to everyone that participates in this forum. I can't even began to say how valuable this has been in the 3 years that I have been coming up there. This last ice season was fantastic thanks to all of you, and a special thanks to my good friends Brian and Penny at Lake Road Lodge who looked out for me and helped me out all winter.

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I'm starting to wonder the same thing myself. Spring better get busy here one of these days. On the plus side, I can remember two different late ice outs 02, and 97 I believe, and they were the best pre-spawn/big fish bites I've ever seen. My wife even caught an 11lber, and she fished for like an hour with me. I lost track of how many horses we caught those 2 springs, but it was really something.

I put my golf mat out on the front walk today, and smacked a 1/2 dozen balls off into no where in particular... That should either make winter come around again, or turn up the heat... I'm hoping for the later...

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Not sure where you are located but I got my runner material at a company called Cope Plastics, you can find it real easy on the web. They pretty much have anything you need.

Mike

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I live in Duluth and drive to the Cities about 2-3 days a week. People around here started doing golf related activities after one 80 degree day. Guess what the result of that was!! (and it wasn't golf courses opening)

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I'll check it out, Thanks

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