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JBMasterAngler

Hit sugar today. Fished the drop offs of reed island. Started the day with a dead vexilar battery. So I punched a bunch of holes while waiting for my dad to show with his vex. Every one of my holes ended up being in 4' of water or less. Was a good way to kill time anyway. Finally started fishing about an hour after being on the ice. Couldn't catch anything but tiny perch. My guess is the small airplane that kept taking off and landing on the ice over and over again spooked the fish mad.gif. Will hit cedar tomorrow, hopefully I will do better there.

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Kyle Sandberg

Sorry to hear about that. I heard the airplane flying overhead as well. That sucks when he buzzes over.

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Roamer

Can't condem a guy for enjoing his form of recreation as long as he's not violating any laws. There's a lot of interests out there and only one great outdoors. Lets all enjoy it and give something back to nature (the great outdoors) each year.

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fishinalot

Very true. I do know a guy that has one, and he gave up fishing because he loves it so much!

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JBMasterAngler

Wasn't really too upset about it, but hey...gotta blame my lack of success on something, right? grin.gif

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SchloeRide

You gotta wonder about a guy who gives up fishing to fly a plane...

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jigginjim

I'm looking to do my first flying lesson. float plane some day.

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robbo17

Fished Sugar on Sunday. The plane's were out there. I know the guys. And NO, it does not scare the fish. Had a Muskie down the hole when he Buzzed the fishhouse. He didn't even flinch.

Anyways- seen alot of muskies on Grass Island during the day. Northerns were staying in deeper water, hitting sucker minnows in 30 FOW. Didn't seen any Muskies after 4 o'clock, then the pike moved up to the shallows just a little after 4. They were hitting sucker minnows.

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JBMasterAngler

Are reed and weed island the same location? As in the point around the corner from the north access?

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fishinalot

I guess until we fly a plane, one will never know!

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robbo17

Its not Reed Island or weed Island. "Grass island" separates the main lake from the north bay. It starts at Bell Point. The point with Bell on it, and it goes to the reed bed on the north end. Hope this helps.

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gopher_nation

I was out on one of the humps of the main lake on Sunday. Tons of 6" and smaller perch on the tops. Two tip up pike in 20 FOW. Gonna hit a different spot tomorrow for some bigger fish.

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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I agree with the others Tommy! I always enjoy your bits of wisdom and humor! Cliff
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      They are all coming in from the main lake. Cliff
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      Why delete your post?  I actually enjoyed reading that story. Seeing stories like yours is half the reason I like checking out this site (I like to check out all the different lake boards on fishingminnesota). 
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      Hey, we need a little color and humor and Musky Tom does it best.  
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      Good info to me even. Cliff you can delete my story n junk. Most people don’t know me round here anymore n for sure the humor of life is of no interest. Under stand only want the facts mama. Just the facts. 😎 I endeavor to persevere.  Beef!   
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      These aren't campsites to bring your Ranger fiberglass or decked-out Lund into. They're better fitted for smaller 14-16 ft alum boats, something you can drag on shore. Though i'm sure you can figure out how to secure something bigger. Cliff is right, most have sandy/pebble shorelines to pull a smaller boat onto. Almost all of them are well-protected from the prevailing WSW wind. You're gonna get wakes rolling into shore from passing boats, though, as it's a pretty well traveled section of the lake.
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