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  1. A few interesting pictures from the trail camera last weekend.
    14 points
  2. Got back out again today. Headed South toward the Clearwater lakes area. Started my initial search in a basin flat, bottoming out around 30 ft deep. Didn't take long to start marking fish... but these are not the ones I was after. I don't really care to fish in deep water as survival of the ones let go decreases even if the smim away looking fine. I use these deep fish as a reference point, because sometimes there will also be fish relating the closest weedline or shallow flat nearest these basin fish. Today this pattern paid off, I found scattered pods of fish roaming 14-19 feet , close to
    12 points
  3. Got the itch to get out of my cave for a couple hours today. The sunshine and no wind made it just about nice enough out to tolerate. I started drilling holes outside the weeds in 12-13 ft. Had fish looking at my bait almost right away. Took a little work, but put my fish couple small bluegills topside. Decided to try a little deeper as I had some better marks out there when I first drilled holes. But found much the same thing, 4-6 inch gills with a ok one mixed in here and there. Time for another move.This time shallower... I used my handy little aqua view 4.3 to find a small openi
    11 points
  4. In the past year my goals have gotten very simple. Get up in the morning, wash my face and than see that old man in the mirror smiling, giving me one more day, If not on the water fishing, at least doing fishing related things. I could shield the video cables in camera further reducing video noise, re-string line on 4 more reels I haven’t had time to do, rebuild my failing 2ah M18 with battery cells that arrived from Samsung South Korea 2 weeks ago. if it warms up I could replace the broken spring on my wheelhouse or just study contours on a new lake for future fishing spots. When I again get
    11 points
  5. On Elysian, close to home, catching nothing not even a bite but kids are having fun eating pizza and watching movies. Mom gets a well deserved girls night. -9 now looks like-18 by morning. Hope the truck starts.
    9 points
  6. My solution simple. Wife hasn't fished in 30 years, both my kids 48 & 50. Combo license not required. After a few years of marriage one learns respect and understanding. If she wants fish/seafood its off to red lobster. After last night its off to fishing with my son.
    8 points
  7. Must not be crappies. They won’t come up to hit my jig.
    8 points
  8. Here are a few pics of some of what I have been using this winter. Everyone is well aware of how effective plastics can be for panfish... But have you tried the new hard baits? Most of the time, they don't need added bait, you can fish them plain. I have found great success this winter with the Clam pinhead minnow, both the jointed and non jointed version. For some reason , the crappies and big bluegills love this bait..often preferring it unbaited, this is especially true for the jointed version.. I have been using small spoons with great success for years on panfish... just never found one
    8 points
  9. With the incoming low pressure system we had coming in yesterday, I figured the fish would be snapping... They didn't disappoint. I started off the morning in 12-14 ft of water off a long shoreline flat. The Vexilar was lit up like a Christmas ... Unfortunately, most of the fish were smaller bluegills with some very nice crappies hanging together. The trick was to drop my bait down, and if I don't get a crappie to race up within about 30-45 seconds and slam my bait, the bluegills would rush in to steal my offering. This meant a heck of a lot of hole hopping, I bet I looked nuts jumping from
    7 points
  10. About 15 yrs ago did a two weeks in Baudet, major cold snap came through while I was there, temps dipped to -30s at night and daytime highs were in the -10s... we were young and full of stupid, that's for sure... If I remember right, we had an auger take a dump... Thank God Steve's lucky bait helped us in that situation . Had three out of four door handles on the truck broke, tires kept going low... had to use a mr heater cooker under the tuck to warm up enough to start...lol.. The Hotel "lake road lodge " was so cold, I woke up one morning and my glass of water I had on nightstand had a
    7 points
  11. a few from some recent outings.
    7 points
  12. Well seeing as nobody wants to take the reigns.... I'm gonna set a date for a small get together and see where this goes. March 13, Richmond Mn.... Not sure if we will do prizes or food yet... though my offer to buy burgers and fixings still stands if we can get a grill set up lined up for sure. There will be no host, unless someone wants the spot. I will however provide details on ice conditions and location in the coming weeks. If for whatever reason catfish don't work out, panfish can be found close by.
    6 points
  13. couple pics Royce forgot to post, lol. Action has been up and down this week, fortunately, there were a few good days. Top pic is my new buddy, Hairy the Hare lip crappie Second pic is of the once a year occurrence I actually kept some fish
    6 points
  14. JL, I think I caught his brother. Barely got his color. What a great weekend for a bonfire and tipups! I was thinking there were going to be Ice Castles in droves, but not many came. It was nice to see the lake open again. I guess it was too cold and too close to the end of the season for folks to head back out. We’ll see again next weekend. The VC was packed. No sitting room, not even in the back. I’m glad to see that again.
    6 points
  15. Fished from 630am to 730pm and caught just 5 little walleyes and five 14-15" tulibees I did catch my winter's record walleye today (smallest yet at 9"). Hold it out far enough and it looks much bigger. Beautiful day on the lake today. Started to get quite busy this afternoon, and will probably be busier this weekend. Good luck.
    6 points
  16. Walleye fishing has been very strange this week. Yesterday I didn't start fishing until 9am and caught 8 eyes scattered throughout the day. About one every hour but they were all 10.5 inches except the last 2 were 13". Today I started at 7am and didn't catch an eye until 4pm. Then I caught 6 eyes in 90 minutes. The last 4 were nice eaters so my day was done that quick. I was ready to move the house tomorrow but now I will finish the season in the same spot. Y-store and Fuel and Food only had chubs so that is was I had to use. Would have liked to try rainbows. Maybe next week. 3
    6 points
  17. Your hobbit??? Oh, no! Your habit!!! Got it. Made me wonder what else you had in your basement. Those dang eyes of mine. . Haven’t put my glasses on yet. My last laker trip to Ontario a couple years ago averaged -20 temps. It’s where I put a big crack in my snowmobile seat, crushed yet another pair of eye glasses in my chest pocket (kept there due to fogging), got stuck in slush and figured out my Ion auger needed to belong to someone else. Between two of us trout Gods we caught 1 fish in 3 days. Came home a day early. Otherwise -31 on an Ely trip
    6 points
  18. Reading this thread seems like many, iinclud myself, got a bit more wisdom. In 2011 on Ottertail with nephew, 3:30 PM temp at -9 wind at 20 tied my Eskimo to pickup to keep it erect and from blowing away. Started snowing, temp dropped to -18 wind to 30+. Just had to stay the extra hours to get that last walleye. At 10:30 called it, no eyes. Thank God I turned on GPS Track at the public access, blizzard visibility at near "0", and needed to avoid a 4 ft. ice heave across the lake center and had 2 miles to get off lake. At the time it was hard to fix stupid but aging promotes growth.
    6 points
  19. Had the same slush under ice issue so I designed slush propel fins that drives the slush 18 or so inches from the hole. Holes are totally cleaned and stay slush free.
    6 points
  20. I am a 5 minute sled ride from the public access on Burntside.
    6 points
  21. Fun time I’m Wisconsin today at a veterans event. Spring bobber was key. Contact me if you are a vet and want to hear of some great organizations that do free trips!
    5 points
  22. I hit 4 lakes today from sunrise until 4 pm. The first 3 were dead, but the forth one was gold. I moved at least 3 times on the first two lakes and cut close 25-30 holes per spot. on the lake I found the fish I started with a grid of 30 holes and expanded that to 90 holes as the fish were moving after one or two. A 4 mm gold tungsten jig with a ski mino was the hot bait. I tried other stuff but the fish did not want it.
    5 points
  23. Well finally getting a minute to write up a little about snowbank . We caught a little pout in the dark. I ended up in 65 feet of water, though i was shallower but it was a school of baitfish under us when we checked quick friday night we thought we were in 30 feet or so and setup the castle. We had laker action all day long on saturday. 1 chased a tube jig for 30 min, then an airplane jig for 15 more. Finally drew a stike and caught it on a micro jig tipped with a plastic. I called in an order of wax worms, they were delivered in the afternoon and we caught a 2nd laker on a mic
    5 points
  24. Got out yesterday. Bought new tires for the wheeler a new fish house and mounted a new graph on the wheeler. All right before this cold snap. Had to get out and try my new toys. One little walleye was all I could manage
    5 points
  25. What's your wife or girlfriend think of you taking her panties out fishing with you.
    5 points
  26. I wonder how many leaf springs, hubs, pivots and toung's are gonna get broken on wheel houses this weekend... -20 has a way of showing flaws or weekness in steel parts
    5 points
  27. Nice deer guys! My 20 gauge barked again on a nice 11 last November. Son in law tagged a dandy 9. Lotta brats and steaks
    5 points
  28. Dont be jealous
    5 points
  29. Couple pics. This winter has been a blast so far with the mild weather. Time to watch movies for a week it looks like with this weather.
    5 points
  30. Ozzie, I have using my clam plate and my Dewalt dcd985 for 5 seasons now and is worth it!! I did up grade to the bigger batteries. 2 9 amp hour and that’s a game changer. My drill is not a brushless drill and anyone who tells you need a brushless drill is full of it. I would say I am way over 6,000 holes now more than likely just over 8,000. But I could be off a few hundred. I used the 6 inch auger bit that came with my clam plate set up and this year I got the 8 inch lite flight. Both are amazing also my 6 inch bit has not needed the blades changed yet and that auger has mos
    5 points
  31. I went with an old hand auger laying around doing nothing and chopped the handle off, paired it it with a 996 dewalt hammer drill and works slick. It has shaver blades on it but I'm might try a set of chipper blades just to see the difference. So far its been great and a cheap set up, even if one purchased a drill and and a bit its still cheaper over all and like others said more uses year around with the drill.
    5 points
  32. New rules for purchasing a combination license in MN. DNR adjusts how married anglers and hunters buy combination licenses Both members of married couples who want to purchase a combination angling or hunting license in person will need to be present at the sales location starting Feb. 18, when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin requiring both spouses to provide and verify their own complete customer records on file to purchase a combination license. “These changes will bring the DNR into compliance with state and federal laws that require collecting this inform
    4 points
  33. Finally got my therapy session in today. Nothing big but a nice meal and a bonus northern for my dad. He hasn't had smoked fish in over a year. Got it in 8 ft water jigging a minnow head on a pimple for only 2 minutes. The rest were in deep water so I kept what I caught as they don't go back well.
    4 points
  34. Beautiful hybrid (pumpkinseed/bluegill) I was fortunate enough to bring topside for a quick picture with today
    4 points
  35. Won’t fish without it. We drilled about 75 holes today. Fish like to move on the bay we fished. Many holes nothing but some were great. Then gone and at a hole that was zip before. Drop the jig and wiggle and watch them come up for a visit or a bite. used three different combos today and all worked great.
    4 points
  36. Temps went down another 6 for Bena! Sounds like the friends are catching fish from a day rental at Denny’s though. No details on type or size but 2 people have toasted the fish gods enough to go through one bottle of Fireball by 10:30 this morning. Wonder why the details are sketchy?
    4 points
  37. My leaf spring broke when it was only -3 couple weeks ago. Cold does indeed bring out flaws, maybe being 42 years old contributed. (I do like to repurpose things.) Thankful it was the second leaf and my, on the lake, bandaid fix adding another top leaf got us home with no further issues. It did list a bit to starboard going down I94.
    4 points
  38. I used to use strictly Berkley fishing line until I started to expand my selection. It's kind of more important to pay attention to the line diameter and the strength it has based on that diameter. So I started to track that information for myself after I got, yes Berkley Digital Fish Scale. I just tie the knot that I'm going to fish with and test it out on the fish scale in a crude method but insightful for real use. Berkley Trilene Microice .18 mm 3# line break 4# 1 oz. Berkley Trilene Microice .23 mm 6# line break 7# 10 oz. Berkley Trilene XL .20 mm 4# line break 4# 12 oz.
    4 points
  39. It would be nice to have you’re name on a state record no matter which one, eh? I also might’ve beat the rock bass record once (Pine River) and possibly the bowfin (Horseshoe Chain). I can’t say the rockie would’ve crushed the record so you’d probably still own it if that makes you feel better at all!
    4 points
  40. Hope to beat 11 inch PB on a gill. Came close a couple times last year.
    4 points
  41. Nice to see your guys pretty faces again, Rick and Eyeguy!! Nice fish to.
    4 points
  42. Chime in time . Got the clam auger a few years ago and had an issue with it grabbing right when breaking thru so that didnt last long. Next up was the nills. all 6 inchers. really liked it but got fed up with the slush. then on to the kdrill. really liked that auger but had the urge to try the lazer lite. I figured the battery would last a lot longer, and it does. So I sold the K. probably should have just kept it for back up. Problem with lazer lite is a small wobble. got the newer adapter installed and hoping its better. I really like that its a bit taller than the others I have used. Al
    4 points
  43. I too have had luck tipping all different ways. most of the time I use the head though..... But, there are those times when the tail tipped spoon will out-produce the heads, I think it's the more subtle fluttering action the tail makes. This winter I have been playing around with the Clam pinhead minnow and the flutter spoons without bait. turns out they work just as well, sometimes better than a baited spoon
    4 points
  44. Probably the first weekend the lakes won’t be packed this winter!!!
    4 points
  45. Mine will to. Wife just got back from a grocery run. All kinds of healthy stuff. Chips, dips, alochol.
    4 points
  46. I'm with Wanderer, my 10" Mako 43 hangs in my garage. Never know if I going to diill 4ft. of ice some day. The thing that blows my mind is why are so many in a race to drill 20 inches of ice. "My set up keeps up to you, my setup will out drill you any day", etc. are ferquent comments when comparing electric ice drilling. To me, weight, drill power, battery duration, physical strain, ease of use has more value than the 4 to 6 seconds difference between electric drillset-ups drilling holes, about the same amount of time it takes some of you to pop a beer can, open the Ice Hole and ta
    4 points
  47. Using an ION Gen 2...love it. biggest pluses for me 1)definitely the lack of exhaust, you can set up shelter and drill away without getting gassed out. With my pop up it simplifies setup for me, i don't have to guess where to put the holes and then move poop around or sit in CO2 death trap waiting for the thing to air out. 2) reverse...push that slush back down the hole so there is less to scoop out. 3) weight...sooo much lighter than gas powered, less weight = better everything on a side note i picked up the Clam auger plate for a backup solution, tried
    4 points
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