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fishmeister_86

ICE ON OPENER???

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fishmeister_86

HEY F.MERS.,

IF WE CONTINUE TO HAVE COLD WEATHER, WE WILL STILL HAVE ICE ON THE SPRING WALLEYE OPENER. I WAS FISHING NEAR SHA-SHA A COUPLE DAYS AGO...I SAW 5 FULL SIZE PICKUPS, SOME DRIVING THRU THE SHA-SHA NARROWS., THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, THATS PRETTY MUCH UNHEARD OF. I WAS ABOUT 6" FROM NEEDING AN EXTENSION. TO MY KNOWLEDGE, WE HAVE ONLY HAD ICE ON OPENER 2 TIMES SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN KEEPING TRACK.

SINCERELY,

FISHMEISTER

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Fisherman For a Lifetime

Better inform the global warming crowd..... grin.gif

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Rainydaze

Hey FM,

Sounds like the weather is going to break early next week, but there sure is a lot of ice out there. How was the fishing? I'm going to get out on that spot again soon! The pigs should be on there way in!

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Husky28

I remember the boat pushing through honey-combed ice back in '95'... it was a pretty interesting experience for this Iowa boy...

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Rainydaze

Slow presentations! Big Fish! Got to have the fever! Come on rain!

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dockholiday

Fever...how about it...last night I was changing out some hooks on my stick baits...I got it bad... Hard to believe that last year 5 days from today the lake was open and I was in shorts on my boat. Has anyone ever ice fished on opener?

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    • Wanderer
      That’s pretty awesome! I’ve been keeping an eye out around the house but haven’t seen enough activity to coax me out in the temps we’ve been having.  We mainly have fox around the house, and only one good yote.  We had a young wolf do a lap around the house in the spring but haven’t seen him around since.  I know I couldn’t shoot him but I’d sit out just to see him if he started showing up again. Mainly turkey tracks as of late.  
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    • Wanderer
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