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    IceHawk

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  1. 5 points
    Based on what I've found, the Navionics app on a phone only gets you within 100 feet. The triangulation off cell towers will be nowhere near as accurate as a gps. It's still helpful but it requires drilling a few more holes to get on any given structure accurately.
  2. 4 points
  3. 3 points
    Icehawk the only time I've ever heard my mother swear that I can recall in 33 years is when I took her spearing. We had been seeing a lot of pike and out of nowhere an otter popped up the spear hole and she dropped the F word, I couldn't stop laughing as I had never heard her swear. This was 19 years ago and something I'll never forget!
  4. 3 points
    We got back last night from two nights on Upper Red Lake with Jonny P and Red Lake Remote. I would highly recommend Red Lake Remote. The fishing was mediocre but thats fishing, no guarantees, you never know what you're going to get on any two days. Four guys fishing two days brought back 11 walleyes and 7 perch. Two walleyes were 18" & 19". The other keepers were 15" - 17". We probably threw back another half dozen smaller fish. One northern that we didn't keep made a mess wrapping itself around another line. One interesting thing was that we never got a bite after dark. 8 rattle reels and never a bite in 2 nights. Jonny P is definitely a hard worker. First, after loading our gear into his tracked Suburban and trailer, he brings you out to the house and gives a good orientation about the lake regs, furnace control, thermostat, CO monitors, oven operation etc. Next, he was out several times checking on us and plowing the area around the house and even plowing an area out a ways as a snow fence to prevent drifting because he heard the wind was shifting overnight. The house was very well built and comfortable. Every exposed wood piece had sanded edges and angled corners. The floor was covered with a vinyl diamond grey garage flooring. The bathroom had an outside door to help keep odors out of the house and a motion sensing light that came on as soon as you walked in. Both the bathroom and main door had sections of track tread laid in front to prevent slipping. We used the oven one night to make lasagna and garlic breadsticks. We were very impressed with the house. So, fishing could have been better, but that's the way it goes. We'll definitely book with Red Lake Remote again for our next trip to Red Lake.
  5. 2 points
    Ice trolling for sure. If there is a low oxygen problem in the lake there wont be after I get done. I guess I like to put my stuff through the test. I can definitely give a honest opinion on quality after a winter of use. If it holds up to some of the abuse I Put it through it gets a thumbs up No weak links saved here
  6. 2 points
    Made it out to long last Sunday fished from 2 til about 8:30 only were able to catch 2 cats. Weren't able to move much because of auger issues.About 11 inches of good ice with a couple vehicles out, we did manage to catch a bunch of very nice crappies. We will definitely try it again !
  7. 2 points
    Lol those were headed straight to the fryin pan. Rick, last weekend fishing was much slower.
  8. 2 points
    Speaking of spearing How many of you guys have ever had a muskrat or other critter come into your Hole while stareing in deep concentration ? Had a few muskrats in my days of spearing talk about getting the heart pumping . Talked to a friend other day that had a Otter come in couple days ago and take swipe at his decoy talk about a rush
  9. 1 point
    2020 St Cloud Area Fishing Reports - Click Here. Please post only fishing reports for the St. Cloud area here. evryone jump in!!!
  10. 1 point
    If you were out on Phelps bay ('Tonka) last night and discovered you had lost your tackle container, send me a PM and describe your container and stuff and we'll figure out how to get your things back home.
  11. 1 point
  12. 1 point
    The butcher shop I take my venison to gas been deboned meat only for alit of years. Even before CWD was a hot topic.
  13. 1 point
    I don't have specific names, but heard about the market for this service tightening with half measures so far. "This is the last year" "Deboned meat only" Don't take my word for it. I'd simply ask one or two shops in your area and see what the response is. I personally don't use processors at all, so I don't have any contacts. Logic would dictate that these guys get the same level of scrutiny that taxidermists should be getting. You can't control CWD if you don't control the remains at processors and taxidermists. Prions are in about every tissue and fluid on the whitetail deer. They live, the disease lives. It's either science or it isn't. People have to decide. https://www.bovinevetonline.com/article/researchers-find-cwd-proteins-deer-semen
  14. 1 point
    Yea I think Mikey said March 20th, if that's a sat. I'll be there weather permitting, might even have my mom and stepdad with. He does awesome woodworking and lives that stuff. I'm sure Mikey will come across this and respond.
  15. 1 point
    I use to do well on a few small spots on the back side of Spirit Island and I was always the only one out there on my sled. Well except for the one day I saw someone walking across the ice to me. I had to be more then a mile from shore or more. It was a nice day, and this guy walks up to me and says he is a student at the U of M from Germany and just had to take a walk on this big lake he heard about! We talked for about a half an hour as he told me that in Germany they will train you for a job but that is what you will be. So, if your a bricklayer your a bricklayer! He said that's why he came here to train for what he wanted to do which was some kind of Engineering? I asked him if he wanted a ride back and he said no I'll walk this is Great! God Bless America!
  16. 1 point
    Actually had one pop up and hit me in the face while laying on the ice sight fishing down the hole! Glad I brought extra under shorts that trip!
  17. 1 point
    Yep, you can get a nice nap in with those and still look like you’re on point!
  18. 1 point
    i have, actually stuck one once. dang there hard to get off the spear. got it outside, finally got it off. they sure have an attitude!!!!! dang thing chased me around my wheeler and trailer. went back in the house and that bugger started scratching my canvas.....took da shovel to him. i have noticed the further from shore the less likely to have them visit. occasionally you see bubbles come up from the bottom, but i've had enough of them come in to sense when these bubbles are rats!!!!!!! thats when the beer starts!!!!!!!
  19. 1 point
    Or Adults falling asleep and almost falling in the hole after a long night out scrapbooking with the boys if you know what I mean Been there done that LOL! that's why you need one of those special leaning chairs for spearing so you don't have to worry about it.
  20. 1 point
    I don't! As a comparison, When I'm shooting baskets and I throw up 50 three pointers and totally airball 'em, you can bet I'm gonna scream and yell when I finally somehow sink a basket. It's about stinkin' time! Please don't start telling me I gotta make 10 in a row, first! I know my little basket is pathetic compared to Steph Curry (Wisconsin?) or Larry Bird (?Iowa), but Come on! Rejoice with me! High five? (A two-loss season when the losses were to Iowa and Wisconsin does hurt, but, dude, we beat Auburn! And undefeated Penn State! Swish and Swish! Hey Nebraska, how you like getting yer corn-husked for a change? Swish again!) High five! WOOO!!! Run Rickey Foggie!
  21. 1 point
    I use to chase Jumbos a bunch over in the SE corner around Hennipen Graveyard area and I agree Leech was a blast. With some hard work we always seemed to find enough. But over the years the jumbos became less and less so unfortunately I haven't went back up there solely targeting them. I know Tony Roach seems to get on them but what would anyone expect he basically is the MR Perch of Millacs
  22. 1 point
    A friend I fish with has a mud mixer on his 8 inch k drill. I've ran it a few times when we are fishing and it has never cut out on me. Ill have to ask him next time if it ever has happened to him.
  23. 1 point
    Quite sure there is only 1 mud mixer model, 2810. The - 20 is tool only - 22 tool, battery, charger & bag. Milwaukee Rep. was at Home Depot today confirmed only 1 model. No clue why some mixers shut down while others don't shut down. I see post on multi media both ways.
  24. 1 point
    One thing else too, be careful of taking little folks out fishing if you are using a spear hole!!!! we don't want to hear about any accidents!!!!!!
  25. 1 point
    We got back last night from two nights on Upper Red Lake with Jonny P and Red Lake Remote. I would highly recommend Red Lake Remote. The fishing was mediocre but thats fishing, no guarantees, you never know what you're going to get on any two days. Four guys fishing two days brought back 11 walleyes and 7 perch. Two walleyes were 18" & 19". The other keepers were 15" - 17". We probably threw back another half dozen smaller fish. One northern that we didn't keep made a mess wrapping itself around another line. One interesting thing was that we never got a bite after dark. 8 rattle reels and never a bite in 2 nights. Jonny P is definitely a hard worker. First, after loading our gear into his tracked Suburban and trailer, he brings you out to the house and gives a good orientation about the lake regs, furnace control, thermostat, CO monitors, oven operation etc. Next, he was out several times checking on us and plowing the area around the house and even plowing an area out a ways as a snow fence to prevent drifting because he heard the wind was shifting overnight. The house was very well built and comfortable. Every exposed wood piece had sanded edges and angled corners. The floor was covered with a vinyl diamond grey garage flooring. The bathroom had an outside door to help keep odors out of the house and a motion sensing light that came on as soon as you walked in. Both the bathroom and main door had sections of track tread laid in front to prevent slipping. We used the oven one night to make lasagna and garlic breadsticks. We were very impressed with the house. So, fishing could have been better, but that's the way it goes. We'll definitely book with Red Lake Remote again for our next trip to Red Lake.
  26. 1 point
    I need a bigger sample size. One good season does not represent a pattern. This program is notorious for taking a step forward and then taking two steps back. Prove it with long term consistency over a longer period of time.
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    Belated report from the weekend following the New Year. Lots of snow, lots of slush. Ice conditions at that time were not great. About 6-8" of good ice and then layers of water and frozen slush made up the top 6" of "ice". Observed open holes that water was circulating up through that weren't refreezing. Fishing was good though. Lots of nice crappies and bluegills were caught in shallow water but fishing in the deep slush and snow was miserable. Also caught my personal best crappie a 15.5" beast on a jigging spoon and minnow head.
  29. 1 point
    Via @Hawg Gull is in pretty good shape, didn’t get the first snow. Pelican spotty, it froze early. Lots of slush but Hardening up. That’s from a friend on the lake.
  30. 1 point
    Unless you have a nice dewalt or Milwaukee hammer drill with a the side handle do your self a favor and get the drill plate, your wrists will thank you.
  31. 1 point
    agree big time. the first time I used a kdrill was up on bowstring a few years ago. Was a friends and I had never seen them. No handle with 8 inch. Asked if I could try it and dang near ripped my arm off. lol Never tried one again till I saw a friend with a handle on his.
  32. 1 point
    I've never had any concerns with the side handle and drilling with my kdrill. But once or twice tried using it without the handle. A recipe for disaster as far as I'm concerned. So much torque if it grabs. So I'd agree using the clam plate or at least a side handle if using a drill auger combo.
  33. 1 point
    Lucky's Bait gave us a bunch of large dog fish minnows just before xmas ,,, Wont buy bait there again ,,, There is a sporting store right in Baudette on the left hand side that should have bait ,,, Look for enclosed blinds by the road ,,, Good Luck when you go up there
  34. 1 point
    On the south end... Ice conditions on LOW are excellent. Some great walleyes and saugers caught this week. Fishing was up and down with cold fronts, -31 air temps, etc. Plenty of fish for fish frys, some trophy walleyes, big sturgeon, some jumbo perch, an occasional pike, crappie or tulibee and plenty of sauger in the mix. Most anglers fishing 25 - 30' if on structure, 30' - 36' over mud. Resort houses continue to follow fish and are moving constantly. Best colors gold, pink, glow red and UV glow colors. Both jigging line and deadstick with a live minnow producing based on mood of walleyes. Electronics very helpful. Watch for suspended walleyes. Rattles and noise effective. On the Rainy River... The river is frozen over with some snowmobile traffic on marked trail. Current has dropped some, but still strong. Extra caution is always needed on the river. Thin ice near International Bridge in Baudette and thinner ice on stretches of the river. Work through resort if ice fishing for safety. Up at the NW Angle... Good fishing continues with a mix of walleyes, saugers, jumbo perch, pike and eelpout. Cold fronts can affect bite from day to day, adjust to mood of fish. Downsize if finicky, keep minnow active on deadstick. Snowmobile trails from south end to Angle groomed and in good shape. Stay on trails as there are ice chunks on lake. Fish houses on LOW on the ice through March.
  35. 1 point
    Got out on Friday and Saturday and found 13”-13 1/2” on Friday and 13 1/2”- 14” on Saturday. Fishing was okay nothing great but ended up catching a few nice gills 8+ and a few crappies 9+. No slush all froze and little snow that’s all rock solid. Lots of half tons and vehicles driving around but choose to take the snowmobile for better mobility and the ice isn’t quite up to pare for “safely” driving yet.
  36. 1 point
    Staying at Bugsy's on Bostic. Fished their house in 32', 2 guys. Kept a 17" walleye and 11 sauger 14"-16". Threw back at least 25. Red buckshot, bare hook, gold jig-a-bit. Only slow time a little bit at noon. Filled out and quit at 2:45pm. Started at 8am. Lodge cooked some of our fish and it was great.
  37. 1 point
    Dandy fish Jeff! Now that shoreline is definitely recognizable
  38. 1 point
    Got this 10 1/2" gill working a mayfly tungsten fly. Love it when you set the hook and the fish doesn't move an inch.
  39. 1 point
    Hit an are lake today with Mr Eyeguy, surprised at how much ice and little snow was on the lake. Had 10-12 inches of ice and minimal slush. Bite was pretty good just off structure (16-20ft of water). 4 and 5mm tungsten jigs tipped with impulse mayflies turned most of the fish.
  40. 1 point
    The clam plate gives you a good handle to hang on to and not having to worry about hurting your wrist. It’s also nice to be able to set the clam plate down just like a gas auger.
  41. 1 point
    Another day where the conditions were less than desirable. Picked a very shallow lake so I could play around with some of the features on my new vexilar. Ice was about 7 inches, top couple not the good stuff. A car was out on the ice...would be interesting to see how he’ll get back to shore, as snow/slush conditions were noticeably degrading as day progressed. Was fishing in about 4 ft of water. Caught 2 little walleyes and a perch.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    People make the same complaints about severe weather warnings. When the siren blows, I go in my basement and don't throw a fit when I emerge to find no damage... FWIW, I suspect vast majority of injury/fatality involving ice was a person that was quite convinced they "knew" the lake/safety/conditions... The DNR/sheriff's department are "advising"--They aren't barricading access. There's no harm in advice--it's basically take it or leave it. (Although, From my personal perspective, Sheriff/DNR advice does present a formidable barrier: Normally, I don't listen to advice and know everything; When I'm ready to go out on the ice but my WIFE hears the warnings, then that provides the uncrossable barrier keeping me off the lake... Statistically married men live longer and this is part of the reason why...)
  44. 1 point
    You find a good brand and try it first and fill me in on your success. Who knows maybe you will get a kickback like Eyeguy 54 got from Majic Mikes skull mounts. Maybe with any luck you can get that sweatshirt you have been after for years.
  45. 1 point
    Didn't notice the date
  46. 1 point
    2020 Woman Lake Fishing Reports - Click Here. Greetings from Woman Lake. I am sitting a few feet from water's edge as I type this. I have been up since the middle of last week and will continue to be fishing through the upcoming weekend. If you have read my comments before, you may know I spend a lot of night hours fishing Woman. Shallow water trolling over flats and shorelines had become a staple for me over the years. Things really changed last year. It was my worst year for night trolling in a long time. My first outings on Woman this year over Memorial Day weekend provided similar disappointing results. So, I decided to "re-learn" the lake and attack it with more traditional live bait presentations during the early morning and daylight hours. As I arrived last week, I stopped at the bait shop and picked up lots of crawlers and leeches. But... I couldn't resist spending at least one night on my old stompin' grounds pulling crank baits. I just had to confirm one LAST time that it was indeed time to switch things up. Well, that last try resulted in a limit of nice keeper sized walleyes ranging in size from 16.5" to 19". Was it a fluke? After a big family fish fry, I ended up with almost identical results the next night. By this time, more relatives had arrived and I had a full boat of 4 for the third night. I figured it would be the ultimate test because the lake was glass calm. To my surprise, we had steady action all night and although we didn't "limit out", I was very pleased with the night given the tough fishing conditions (flat calm water has not been good for me for shallow trolling in the past). So, after that trip I continued to fish by myself but I am now pretty much catching and releasing the walleyes. I have had to change up location each night but of all my regular haunts, at least one seems to be producing each evening... it has just been a matter of moving around until I find THE spot. Some other notes: The lake seems to be completely full of walleyes about 6" right now. These little cigars are hammering the shad raps and I am catching them everywhere. It looks to be a MASSIVE year class coming up. I have also seen a lot of small throw-backers in the 12"-13" range (another good year class). On the flat calm night, since I have four people in the boat, I was assuming the planer boards would outproduce the long lines. I was surprised to see the walleyes biting right behind the boat on the long lines. The largest walleye so far was a tad over 23". In years past, when I have caught these kinds of numbers, I have seen more walleyes in the 26" range but so far not this trip. As was common in year's past, the bulk of the walleyes caught on "my" spots have come well after midnight. Another observation... after spendig most of this fishing season on Mille Lacs, I became used to catching, handling, and releasing walleyes that basically give up and lay there in your boat. These Woman Lake walleyes have more spunk than any I have ever seen. Sometimes it seems like they would prefer to leap off the bottom of the boat and bite you in the nose. SPUNKY!! To make a long story short... all that live bait I bought is still sitting there in the fridge.
  47. 1 point
    2nd bass caught today and this year. Looked like it cracked 20", and she was plump. 5 - 5 1/2 lbs? Feels good to be casting lures again.
  48. 1 point
    Does anyone have any info about Loeb Lake in St. Paul? It is located in Marydale park at the corner of Maryland and Dale. Its only a few blocks from my place so I thought it might be worth checking out. I have looked at the DNR info and its a deep little lake. Only 9 acres but max depth of 28 feet. It is also a stocked lake although it had a winter kill a few years ago. It also says it has an aerator on the lake. Does anyone know where on the lake it is located and when do they normally turn it on? I thought perhaps they may not turn it on until later in the winter so early ice might be alright. If anyone knows what kind of ice conditions I might be able to expect please let me know. I'd like to give it a shot in the next couple weeks after we get a little more cold weather.
  49. 1 point
    I'm guessing getting a bus through the tree lined shore would have been pretty tricky. I would guess thats more rumor then truth. I'm just looking for a place close to home where I can pull a few fish through the ice. Doesn't really matter what kind.
  50. 1 point
    I do not know much about the fishing, however I used to go to school around those parts. Rumor has it that a school bus went into that lake haha. What do you want to fish for?
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