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Mossy19

What's going on Lake Bemidji?

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Mossy19

Coming up on Friday night and looking to get into some perch action with two 12 year old boys. Are they still deep? Last time we were up we found them in 45ft. Also any pout action lately? Any info would be great! Thanks!

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Matt Breuer

Perch are still active in various depths. We've been getting some in 12' of water on top of rubble and we've been getting them on the deep flats, 30-45' of water. You really have to work for a good mess of 9"+ fish, as the little ones are extremely aggressive...

Eelpout are picking up, but for some reason they're getting there a little behind schedule. On top of pretty well any hump on the lake is producing after dark. The edges are still good earlier in the night, while the very tops of the humps are more active from 9 pm on...

Good luck!

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Mossy19

Thanks for the info. Matt! Very much appreciated! Well hopefully it will be a good weekend. Hopefully the weather will be decent so I can do some hole hopping outside when the action is slow in the fish house. Good luck to all that are going out this weekend!

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Up North

 Originally Posted By: Mossy19
Thanks for the info. Matt! Very much appreciated! Well hopefully it will be a good weekend. Hopefully the weather will be decent so I can do some hole hopping outside when the action is slow in the fish house. Good luck to all that are going out this weekend!

weather is supposed to good for the weekend. A little windy on Saturday, but Sunday looks like a perfect day to be on the ice.

Woodman and myself will be on Bemidji tomorrow with about 15-20 little kids as our sons' preschool is having a little tournament, hopefully the fish are active because I know the kids will be... crazy.gif;\)

Buck

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papabear

how did the tournament go? Saw the sign yesterday for it and was quite curious I must say. Awesome day for it.

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Up North

 Originally Posted By: papabear
how did the tournament go? Saw the sign yesterday for it and was quite curious I must say. Awesome day for it.

Any day ice fishing is an awesome day IMO, yeah it went very well. The weather actually sucked as it was so flippen windy. But the kids had a great time, and we had enough permanent shelters to put everyone in, so all was well. My youngest son got the BIGGEST FISH TROPHY! cool.gifgrin.gif Actually it was a really nice jumbo, of which we had quite a few of them. The fish were really jumping out of our holes, others did okay as well, some not so.

Today would have been a beautiful day to be out on the ice, but the in-laws were in town and well, you know the rest of the story.

Buck

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woodman

What a great day with the kids in the ice shacks. I didn't know mine could hold 12 people at once. People were in and out all day and the kids had a blast! grin.gif With all the great help setting my houses up and moving them to the lucky spots, the success rate was unreal. I believe every kid caught a fish except mine, because he was too busy playing with the other kids and didn't want to fish. It is not like he has never caught a fish like some of the others so I didn't care! Our goal was to get the kids who don't ever fish fishing and have them catch their first fish and man did we take pictures and made it a big event! Great time and lots of great people to be around.

I even had some great help getting both my houses back in the yard! Buck you guys are a life saver and what a feeling to have them in the yard again. Those drifts were fun to get through and glad your wife had a nice plowed road to follow! ;\)whistle.gifgrin.gif

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Up North

Having the shacks off and back home probably is a good feeling, knowing that we're going to get some warmer temps in the next few days...we all know how sloppy that can get. Glad to help out, anytime. I'd like to be in their class tomorrow and hear all the chatter about who caught what and how many...LOL! grin.gif

It was an awesome event, there were times when we had kids in our shack that I'd never seen before, and before you knew it they were fishing out of our holes, it was great and funny as all heck. At one point, my boys and Lily took off to check out another house and we had 4 other kids fishing with us, I only knew two of them. But every kid I saw had a big smile on their face (or maybe it was one of those hotdogs), that really was what made the day for me, lots of happy kids.

Buck

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Matt Breuer

 Originally Posted By: Up North
Having the shacks off and back home probably is a good feeling...

Wow, what a good feeling it is! I got mine home safe and sound last night, and it'll go up into storage on Friday night. When I return home on Sunday I'll have the boat in tow! I can't wait!

Fishing remains good on Lake Bemidji. Saturday was unreal for perch, and some real hogs were caught. Sunday the bite steadily slowed into a near stand still compared to Sat.'s feeding festival! There are still fish to be had fellas, late ice is nearly in full swing!

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mr_jman

Nice perch, I was on a different lake and Sunday was HOT! I probably caught 100 - 150 perch in about 5 hours. Biggest went about 11" but I caught a limit ranging from 8" - 11" Minnows were the ticket! Anyways the late ice fishing is getting hot so get out there and pull in some fish!

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