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pascooter94

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anyone fishing this event? if so would like to meet all that are there.

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There's no bass in Iowa!!!

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never fished in IOWA ever. i dont think i ever will.

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Iowa has some of the best fishing in the country. The Ia DNR does not regulate by tradition like up here. Okoboji and Spirit are better year-round for size and numbers of any species than most lakes in Minn. Bass fishing in the spring is promoted and not a no-no. There are probably lakes in Minn that one could fish on April 15 and catch several smallies up to 5 lbs. We will never know. I do know that one could and did and so did several others without hurting the fishery. The same thing could be proven up here if the DNR would smarten up and anglers would realize that there favorite water would not go fishless. No lake in Minn gets anymore pressure than those in NW Ia and they can handle it as could most up here. Been that way for years down there and just gets better even with all the t's and out-of staters like me, coming down.

P-I will be there the 29th same as the last dozen or so years.

Tony

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hey redrocketangler, I think you only had one the last time we were there smirk.gif put that money down and come and join the fun if not for the fishing the beer grin.gif if not we will see you on june 2.

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    • JBMasterAngler
      Well, got out there this morning. Wind really made things miserable. Ice was about 12 inches. Was still in pretty good shape along the shorelines, although the top few inches were "milky". Ice was really popping and cracking the whole time. Everyone was traveling by foot (which I recommend). Tried for rainbows in the shallows, but couldn't avoid the perch, so I went deep for lakers. Marked one right off the bottom in 115 ft, but other than that, just a couple pods of smelt moved through. Pretty disappointing end to a very forgettable ice season 
    • redneckdan
      Snowmobile just went through in Oak Narrows area.
    • Rick G
      Had about two hrs to kill today... so I hit one of our local lakes. Ice conditions were pretty good for walking out. Ice has hardened up a bit, still a bit chunky though. Had right around 13inches where I was. Found fish tucked right up in the bullrushes, 2-5 ft. Was able to sight fish to pick of some better ones. 
    • pikeandchester
    • matt320
      Any current ice reports?