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walleye6336

Arnesen's Report 28 Feb - 3 Mar

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Well we concluded our 4th annual Ice Fishing voyage to MN on Monday. My buddy and I came from Alabama and Colorado with our teenage children for three + days of Sleeper fishing out of Arnesen's. Fishing was better that expected without being mobile. We caught more fish than we could possibly ever eat and practiced much CPR. We caught 3 slot walleyes with the largest being about 26.5 inches. How awesome it was for a teenage boy to look down the hole and only see the head of a large Walleye coming up the hole! Dad ran over and grabbed it for him with much conviction. The flared out gills did a number on his hand, but the picture with the boy is invalueable!

We caught approximately 200 fish over the weekend. Many little Walleye, Sauger and Perch, but also many nice eating size as well. The Dead Stick with pink, orange or red hooks was king catching 10 fish to every one with a jig stick. On the Jig Stick, Gold Angel Eyes and Red Buckshots were the ticket. Many times the fish would bump the jig and then go bite the dead stick. We were in 25 feet of water the whole time and did not have to move as the fish kept on coming.

Great time was had by all and we will definately be back next year. Excellent fishing and Joe provided us with everything we could have asked for in the house. Thank you Arnesen's for a memorable trip! We will be booking next year very soon!

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marine_man

Wow... sounds like you guys had an excellent trip. Glad to hear it!

Any idea what area you were fishing?

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Dahitman44

Say --

Did you guys run and gun or were you in a house?

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TNFL

its sounds like they were in a rented house.

I'm heading to Arn's tommorrow, hopefully I can do as well.

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mnhunter 3815

if the bite is no need to run and gun.last time i was on the run and gun was in jan when the bite was tough.

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walleye6336

We were in the Eagle Sleeper and were about 2 miles from shore in 25' of water.

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Dahitman44

great -- thanks

Guys -- post your luck -- it is fun to see that when you are on your way

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