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  1. 10 points
    I was out on big Marine lake Saturday Decmber 8 th (2018) someone's ice shake fell off there sled on the way back to landing. I would be glad to get it back to you just tell me the color, size what you cought that day. I briefly talked with you and I know who lost it. Just have no contact info.
  2. 6 points
    This thread sure is good for some laughs. Wondering if ANY of you posters have worked or currently work at a resort? You realize there are costs associated with running the place...dozens of employees to pay, fuel, fish house maintenance, insurance, taxes, resort expenses (electric, heat, cable tv, ect) the list is endless. If you haven't noticed things aren't free anymore. I recently was up at LOTW and was blown away by the looks of these resorts. For the extravagant prices you all speak of it sure isn't reflected in the cabins, lodges, houses. If they had money flowing from their ears I would sure think they would make these places look nicer. Have any of you read the original post? You're speaking about prices from FIFTEEN YEARS AGO! Dude, we're in 2018/19. You're probably all the same people that grumble about a measly 2 dollar fishing license increase! Cracks me up now days people will spend thousands on new equipment every single year (new electric augers, flashers, truck, utv, fish house) and those same folks will try to cheap out on a road pass or bait or whatever it is. I work my tail off for everything I have, I have worked in the resort industry and have held a second job for nearly 5 years (solely to support my fishing passion). With that, it's time to get ready to hit the ice again! Tight lines!
  3. 6 points
    Long time follower, first time posting. Despite the cold front and high pressure, the fishing has been good. A lot of small fish, but let my buddy take my tip up and turned out to be a 30 1/4” Walter.
  4. 3 points
    @Borch and @IceHawk thanks for taking me out fishing today!! It was great to hit the ice with you guys and I got to test out my new custom rod. If any of you don’t think you need a custom rod You need to try one out for yourself.
  5. 2 points
    Hmmmm, Moore lake, daredevil, black and white, high noon, 45.075657,-93.244636
  6. 2 points
    I do think it's kind of funny that someone with a couple kids in hockey is complaining about the price of one weekend of fishing......
  7. 2 points
    Becken - Nicely done!!! Welcome to the forums.
  8. 2 points
    The first weekend is in the books. We had fishermen in old Minnesota ,florida and montana. Everyone still brought wheelers and portables. Some did better then others. Our houses had some action ,mostly during the bewitching hours morning and evening. Last night it did pick up for Lorenzo and his gal Janel. They were heading to westwinds to have there fish cooked for lunch. I do have Bobby and Dale coming up today as well as dan . For some reason the snow on the lake is like perfect for banking at this time. Its like sugar sand. Were all full next weekend so will be busy moving all the house before friday
  9. 2 points
    Anyone else still bird hunting? I am.
  10. 2 points
    On Coon Lake yesterday, drilled 25 - 30 holes on west side of Lexington bay. All holes at 8". Still 2 areas of open water (blue circle with red) (green line open last weekend so expect <2" ice) suggest not crossing the area. One < 17" walleye so he went back in.
  11. 2 points
    I stayed on the ice this afternoon and out of the woods. I watched the sun fade with the last day of the ML season with mine in the truck at the access. The darndest thing: the fishing was terrible. Kept hoping I’d find em or it would pick up in the evening. Neither really happened. Still, it’s been a good hunting year. Thanks all of you that shared your season here!
  12. 2 points
    We have 5-7 inches on most of the lake. Haven't been after cats myself yet, but would guess if you can find them, they will bite
  13. 2 points
    My son, and grandson came up yesterday, so the wife and I went along up to LOTW to do a little fishin. Took off at 5:30 am yesterday from Cook. Hit the Lake at 8:00, Pat Kane(new owner), and his crew were ready, and waiting for us. Started fishin around 9:00, nonstop action till 3:30 when we ran out of minnows. The walleye fishin was only getting better, but we had plenty of fish for tonight's fish fry when my other son, and his family come up today. Right at 28' of water, any jig with pink, silver, red or white, bobbers with red hooks were workin too. If you see any flash's 6-8" off the bottom, they are WALLEYES, get your jig right in front of their nose's, they will BITE! Ended up with a combination of 32 walleyes/sauger on the ice, from 12"s to 17"s. Nice fish. Caught ALOT of smaller fish, the best day of fishin we have had in years. I'm guessin we caught well over 100 fish, and missed that many or more. Austin our 6 yo grandson, is well on his way to becoming a fisherman. We had a great day, Pat and his crew checked on us throughout the day, and were more than willing to help out with advice, and strong backs. They will even fillet your fish. We went out by "bomber", 11"-14"s of ice. There was even a 1/2 ton pickup out there, to me a little ballsy, but he was still topside when we left.
  14. 1 point
    I agree with Mike89, 12”. Also know your lake. Coon had both 8” over a good portion and open water in 2 areas. Forest Lake also with open water on second lake. My 6.5 x 12 doesn’t go out on less than 12 and its under 900#.
  15. 1 point
    All of the lakes on the chain have good numbers of cats. Some are easier to access early ice with a shorter walk for those without a wheeler or snowmobile.
  16. 1 point
    I’ve been using both stealth cam and bushnell for the last few years now and have nothing bad to say about either. I also have the stealth cam viewer which is really slick. Pop your SD card in it out in the woods and you can view and delete pics right on it. About the size of a smart phone so fits right in your pocket.
  17. 1 point
    Yah, that’s a tough situation @Kettle. Neoprene are pretty much the trend but they still aren’t magic. I bought a pair of diving gloves and they’re much better than any standard fishing glove. I bet those Simms are nice. Try to find a pair that fits well but aren’t too snug, and possibly have a breathable back.
  18. 1 point
    Agreed, there always seems to be some geese over wintering. I continue to see geese flying around and roosted in open rivers. Swans too. Had a pair circle me tonight while I was ice fishing. It’s getting to be an ordinary thing - seeing swans in the winter.
  19. 1 point
    I take atenelol Chlorosomething for blood pressure control. I told my doc that I was having a burning sensation when outdoors in the winter and that no gloves seems to solve it. He told me to cut the 50 mg pills in half and see if it helped. It does. Might want to check with your doc and see if something like that can help you in the winter.
  20. 1 point
    We've been ice fishing the metro for a week and a half now everywhere from St. Michael area, Forest Lake, and out towards Maple Plain. Nothing less than 5" of ice on the many lakes we've scooped out.
  21. 1 point
    I hung it up on Wed.. So many of the deer in our area are now completely nocturnal. Only seeing small does and fawns just before shooting hours close. Deer sign is HEAVY long after dark!!! To me, I'd just rather see those young animals get a little older, and markedly larger!!! It's just too much work for 25 lbs of deer meat in the end. Time to get the ice-fishing gear ready to go. We've got good ice, and really nice weather coming this week. Next year!
  22. 1 point
    We now have all our houses staged out in front of hillmens resort. It sure felt good to all most be on the lake. Were right around the corner, with all the accesses allowing different options at this time. From the most part it sounds like no one is allowing 1/2 tons yet? The best thing is to contact the resort access you plan to use or follow them on social media. Rather then call me. I only have info on Buddy hillmens highway/access. We are dealing with a pressure ridge 1 mile out , so Buddy has been telling fishermen to stay on this side un tell we build more ice. I have been very busy getting all our houses staged and have not even talked to buddy recently. There have only been a handful of fishermen this week but Lonnie and Kraig managed to get there 8 fish. Jonny boy got out just for a bit and got on the board. I still have him beat as I got 3 with out ever wetting a line.
  23. 1 point
    Late start today due to a flooded snowmobile and auger but had a decent evening bite starting at 2:30. Caught 5 eyes including the 24” and 23” pictured. Thought the last one was an eelpout at dark due to the light bite but ended up being the 23” eye. While I was reeling this eye up I then caught an 18” pout then caught another 18” pout an hour after dark. Walleye action over. 11” of ice so it added 2.5” over the last week. -10F out now so I think we will see cars on the ice this weekend, but not me.
  24. 1 point
    From my observations, and from my guest, I would have to say the lake got absolutely pounded this past weekend. I even ate some fresh fish this past weekend, even though I still have not wet a line. Yesterday from the sounds of it was a bit slower, but that only makes sense as there were 1/4 of the fishermen from Saturday. For some reason you never see the poor reports. I guess I should of wet a line to say I did not catch any. Our friend Jeff brought up his ice castle for us to rent so last night we went over all the bells and whistles.. Wow what a unit, They have thought of every thing on them ice castles. Even though the house is not themed per say were going to nick name it Kentucky. A customers/ Kim joy and Tim bob had ask me if I would name the next house Kentucky. Kentucky will sleep 4 very comfortably. I got Florida and old Minnesota recleaned yesterday. The cabin ,Montana and north Dakota will be on the to do list today. The cabin is wide open un tell Friday. The plan as of today is start getting the houses out of the woods , out on the ice where they will be staged waiting for more ice. I would say crunch time is just around the corner. I sure would like the houses on 14 inches of ice to start the season. Hillmen's highway is shaping up nicely, Buddy Hillmen has staked it out quite always. I will have more info tomorrow once I talk to him. I'm planning on getting out to my deer stand tonight as the wind will be in my favor, I've never been a trophy hunter but feel I have a knack for finding there hiding spots. Back when I did a lot of still hunting I was hunting the woods I had taken my first deer. I had been over that oak ridge many, many times so I knew it very well. I had cut a trial through the swamp every time I walked through from that direction. I would trim branches and move obstacles. I had walked the perimeter many times over a few years. That morning I was basically walking the same route I had when I harvested my first deer a heavy 10 point 200 lb. field dressed deer. As I was working my way through the oak trees I spotted him before he spotted me. I could see he was another big bodied deer with a nice rack. My heart began to pound. He was tailing away from me about 60 yards away. I would have to get closer for a shot. As I watched him through the woods. I did my best to be silent and close the gap. After maybe gaining 10 yards all of a sudden he was gone. I had for gotten that there was a low spot in that area. I took a few more quick steps and all of a sudden he was standing right in front of me 30 yards away. I froze but I was busted. He snorted, whirled around and took off like a rocket. My first thought was! I know right where he is going. I take off running threw the woods with bow in hand. I get to where I expect him to come out. totally out of breath. Seconds later he comes off the oak ridge running right past me as I'm standing there so out of breath I can not even get my bow in position. I could of reached out a poked him as he ran buy.
  25. 1 point
    Much easier to turn a large fish up through a larger hole than a smaller one. I have a 10" auger and will never go back to smaller.
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