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Flooringuy

Went to Eagle after the game. When I got to the access somebody coming off the lake said that they had heard that somebody caught 80 yesterday. I watched a guy catch & release alot of 8"-10" eyes in the deep water. What a waste, I dont think they realize the mortalitly rate at that depth. I caught 1 large SM bass. Couldn't find any good eyes.

What a shame. Some people just don't understand what pulling a fish out of deep water does.

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eyewarrior

Just a reminder to anybody fishing those deep walleyes,some as deep as 80+' on Green mortality is almost 100% from that depth. Even if they swim away they go to the bottom & die. Keep a few if you must but don't sit & pound on them hoping to get a 15" or better. Most of the fish at depth are usually those little guys give em a break & let them grow up until next year when they'll decent keepers.

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meatfish

thanks eyewarrior,.every time I go by that mob it is every thing I can do to not say something.With the way they are biting in other spots on all the lakes around here I just don't get it,must be the annual run of the lemmings.Also from watching the CO watch boats and drive through the landings writing down lisense #'s I think some freezers may get checked, he is crafty that way.

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Flooringuy

Great post Eye. Seems like the past few weeks when I've been out there that spot is loaded with boats. No sense of fishing that deep knowing that if you don't keep them fish there going to die.

Especially if there the little guys.

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harvey lee

Yes many have been catching tons of smaller eyes in the water to 80ft deep. 10-13 inchers and keeoing them.

Sad part is, most will die and some will take way too many.

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MN Shutterbug

Might as well go the the grocery store and buy a few cans of sardines. It would cost less and be almost as exciting. smirk

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J'sBait&Sport

How can you fille that small of a fish or they get pickled..................

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hookjunior

I have the boat all put away already but I have the itch to catch a few walleyes for the frying pan this weekend. Anybody know where I could try from shore? I've noticed a few people fishing ringo, anybody know if they are catching any?

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gwiff100

Hows the water temps looking up there??

any chance of getting some ice on these ponds this week/weekend even with the wind?

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crappys81

i don't think this weekend,but maybe next week

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gr8icefishinmind

If we get a cold calm night it may happen this weekend!!! It is coming quick though!!

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broken_line

frozen stiff in my parts =)

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skinman

Thinking about fishing Games and Andrew more this year. Taken my 11 year old more this year and just looking for some action to get him hooked on ice fishing. Anyone hve any spots on those two lakes for me to try.

Thanks

Skinman

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taylor021

Does anyone have a good spot I can try this weekend? I want the enough ice but the fish as well.

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taylor021

Hey guys, i want to head out fishing this weekend. Anybody know some good lakes around Willmar/Spicer that are safe to fish on with a portable this early?

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eyewarrior

By this weekend take your pick!

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pushbutton

any ice reports on green?

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jaymevb

just froze over yesterday or day before but you'd be nuts to think about that lake for awhile..

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fishinben351

i have had the most luck on norway out of the lakes in that area. got a lot of nice crappies in front of the point across from the boat launch in about 20 fow.

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pushbutton

wasnt thinking about it, just curious if ice formed yet, and how much.

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eyehead

just froze over yesterday or day before but you'd be nuts to think about that lake for awhile..

I'll bet there are guys out there by tommorow....Sunday for sure.

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chub

There's atleast one portable out there now.......

Next lake west has a P/U truck sitting on it a looooooonnnnnggggg ways from shore.....LOL

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5crazykids

There were several houses out in front of Saulsbury/Melvins Friday evening -- plus a couple of four wheelers. Absolutely insane.

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taylor021

I went out on games lake yesterday and went about 300 yards out from the access. We had a few big walleye bites that we caught on camera but did not catch anything. everywhere we went there was 7-8in of ice.

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