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muc33

Boyscout badge adventure

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What a great day to take some Boy Scouts and thier parents out and give the kids a chance to earn another merrit badge!!!! A little breeze but great temps. I am posting this in the SW Mn forum because the scouts were from the Worthington troops. We fished however on West Okaboji in Smiths Bay. A great effort by the kids and thier parents with help from some guys who are members of the SW MN Fishing Club. Some of the kids and even some of the parents have never ice fished before!!!! We got to catch and see a great variety of fish. Bluegills, Smallmouth Bass, even the bonus Northern Pike on a tip up (legal in Iowa at this date). All the kids got to see a variety of portables, Heck I think we about covered every brand. We had black ones, purple ones, blue ones and green ones too! They had a blast and so did the parents. The bite wasn't fast and furious, but we made sure they all got a good shot at getting one through the hole. Perchpounder will add to this report and also add some more pictures, I only took a couple and here they are.

First time bass action for these two scouts!!!

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Even one of the moms got into the action with a bluegill.

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A neat thing happened too when I got home. The mom you see in the photo live outside of the town where I live and she called my house just a bit ago and her son really had a blast, and so did she. She inquired about what kind of portable I felt she should get for them to start Ice fishing with, also she thougt they might pick up an underwater camera! That's too cool. We may have made a new pair of fishin buddies!

More to come from Perchpounder!

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wishing for walleyes

Taking kids fishing is priceless.Hats off to you guys for putting in the effort.

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Team Otter

Well done.

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tweedlap

Great work guys !

Your story makes me feel good and I wasn't even there.

tweed

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hondarider550

Great Job Muc33!!! Its a great reward when you see the smiles of children after a day of successful fishing.

Are you and perchpounder planning on going out again tomorrow??

Maybe I will try to hook up with the two of you then...

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harvey lee

Glad to see you guys took these families out fishing. Always a great time when one can help another out or teach something new to the kids and parents.

Good job.

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VIRG

As one of the parents and a adult leader of troop 134 I would like to thank the southwest mn fishing club for all the help with the ice fishing adventure saturday.A great time was had by all. The club members did a fantastic job with the kids. A special thanks to Larry A for setting up this event.Some great memorys were made and maybe some future fishermen to keep our great sport alive and well. thanks again to all!!!!!

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PerchPounder

Sorry for the long wait. I think a good time was had by all even though the fishing was slow. Here are a few pics from Saturday.

Awaiting the oncoming excitement

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Muc33 with a nice pike with a little assistance from the scouts

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The group

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Firt fish through the ice

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muc33

That was my version of CPRing that fish! She wasn't very cooperative! She didn't kiss back! It was pretty fun. We left a hot bite to do it and I was glad we did. We ended up seeing some pretty big eyes on those youngsters which makes you feel good.

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hondarider550

Hey Muc... Did you manage to get out on the ice on sunday too? I made it out on anglers bay from about 1:00 til 6:30. Had a couple bites but just could not get them through the ice. Still trying to fish without my aquavu. It really stinks not being able to see what really is down there. Hopefully this week I will get it back so I can pound them this weekend...

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Jim Almquist

Chad that was great that you were able to get them on some fish cause I think you have made a couple new fisherman. It is really nice to see young people realize that the best game you can you play is trying to fool a fish into biting. There sure was a lot of huge smiles in that photo but was that because you lost a bet and had to kiss that pike grin.gif

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PerchPounder

There was no bet involved in that liplock he did that all on his own!

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muc33

What can I say, the fish looked lonely???!!!!!????? It was a comfort kiss!:~

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Team Otter

Been watching too much Jimmy Houston...

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Sandmannd

Nice job. Nice to see folks getting more kids involved. I like that the Mom wants to buy a house so they can start fishing together. That's one of the best parts of the story.

Way to go gents.

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Bothun

Its great to see the kids on the ice. I've got a 2 year old who I plan on taking as much as i can next hard water season. This summers goal is for him to get his first fish all on his own.

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