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JohnnyO
On 5/16/2016 at 9:28 AM, SCONASOTAN said:

Heading that way in a little over a week. How are the water levels looking? and what kind of water temps are you seeing along the first break around the opener?

 

thanks

Just got back a hour ago, out in front of the river its 52, I was surprise it was that cold but with the temps they had over the weekend it makes sense 

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StarShooter

Great day on the water yesterday, always fun to fish this lake. We ended up with enough walleyes to bring home for a meal and released plenty for others to enjoy, but the real fun was just getting to fish such a great resource. Bottom bouncer pulling a spinners with a crawler seemed to be the ticket. Not many places you can do this style of fishing in 4-7 feet and catch walleye.

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RiverChuckNorris

Fished Friday (4-ish arrival) through Sunday morning (8:00 AM) this past weekend out of Rogers.  We parked the trucks near shore and pulled the two castles out with a wheeler.

Set the castles up in 9.5 fow and experienced occasional action throughout the day but very little overnight.  Fished 12.5 fow on Saturday and then went into 8.  Had a nice run of action near sunset in 8.

It was colder than he!! and we had endless gear issues.  Overall, fishing was the slowest I've ever experienced up there, although we still managed our limit across 10 guys of eyes from 15-20".  

Was nice to see some variety in sizes including a few 12's and multiple 20"+ (biggest were 23, all over 20" back swimming :).  Also caught a 9" perch and a 4lb pike.

Ice was 13"+ everywhere we drilled.

Warm up should improve things drastically moving forward.  Good Luck!

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MNsetters

Thx. for the report! We are headed up in the morning for a couple days.

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tfin

Fished Sunday out of JR's.  3 fish from 2pm to 5pm with a few misses.  All bites on the dead stick and really had to pound a buckshot to bring them in. Only saw 3 fish on the vexlar as they just weren't tempted by anything jigs i sent down.  Was in 12 fow on no particular structure.  The water was still very clouded with visibilty 3 to 4 ft down.  The fish were all about 14 to 16 inches.

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ClamITup

Up on red now and we cant find any eyes!! We leave tomorrow an was seeing if anyone can help us out with some action, feel free to pm me THANKS!

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hardcore365

First run up to red this year is now in the bag. Got up Sunday night and was greeted with 35ish degree temps with rain and heavy winds in the morning. Fishing was slow Monday, maybe 10 fish the first day between the 4 of us. Fishing 6-8 fow. Tuesday morning came and wow quite the difference a day makes. Three to four inches of snow and blowing probably close to 40 with a high temp around 5. Not surprisingly fishing again was slow at best. Fished a little deeper maybe 9-10fow. Wednesday again not the greatest weather but started to dial them in a little better and filled a couple limits. Moved from on shore to a sleeper on the ice which was nice cause we picked up about 10 Fish over night on the rattle reels. Fish fry that night made the first couple days worth it. Thursday we packed up the wheelers and portables and ventured out to a early ice spot that has treated us well in the past and it didn’t disappoint. Close to 60 Fish between the four of us. Cold and windy weather made moving around a little harder but knowing fish were in the area made it bearable. Caught three fish on the jigging rap which always make me happy.  But most fish came on rattle spoons and dead sticks. I’d say 60-40 with dead sticks outfishing jigging.  Fished 9-11ish fow. Back to the house after dark and again caught a few over night on the rattle reels. Ice everywhere we went was 11”-14”. Minnows didn’t really matter it seemed like, got em on fats, rainbows, and shiners. Good luck everyone stay safe and hopefully ill get to go back in a few weeks. 

 

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NELS-BELLS

My son and I fished from 8 - 4 yesterday out of Beacon Harbor.  It was super windy so we couldn't be as mobile.  We caught 6 eyes, all under 17", in about 8' of water and another 10 after we moved out to 11'. Also a few big Perch.  Only 2 fish on dead stick and the rest jigging.  Gold or pink seemed to work the best.  Fun day!

Nels

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wolfman-k

Heading up to Beacon Harbor tomorrow for a couple days. Hopeful for decent weather and hungry fishes!  

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chaffmj

Went out of Beacon Harbor for 2 nights last week, the fishing was slow but we managed to bring home (2 of us) our limit of walleyes and had a very nice fish dinner on the lake. John and his crew were great, the house was nice and we will come back again. 

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PRO-V

Did you do a sleeper or just day fish?

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chaffmj

We did a sleeper and we didn't have rattle wheels down at night.

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ClamITup

Heading up tomorrow with the fam of 5. Was wondering how the the bite is and where to head towards or out of. Thanks for any info or feel free to pm me 

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side_laker

Some one has to ask. Will we need an extension for opener 

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Tom Sawyer
6 minutes ago, side_laker said:

Some one has to ask. Will we need an extension for opener 

Yes I believe we will....Louisville_stacked_alum_ex.thumb.jpg.4a96071060fce1e2f3e7f1bb042d0417.jpg

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eyeguy 54

put mine back on today. why did I take it off??

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IceHawk

No extension needed on the river ill be fishing opener she' s wide open. Lakes now that will be a different story. 

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toddrun

IceHawk,

If I were you, I wouldn't be to vocal about fishing the river for opener.  You may have 50,000 of your best friends there with you, since it will be the only open water!!!!  Just sayin'

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IceHawk

Not the river I'm fishing only thing required is hip boots or waders. And if they can find me in the backwoods more power two them;)

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kelly-p
2 hours ago, toddrun said:

IceHawk,

If I were you, I wouldn't be to vocal about fishing the river for opener.  You may have 50,000 of your best friends there with you, since it will be the only open water!!!!  Just sayin'

With no Spring runoff due to the drought will the ice be off the Tamarac? With no current will any fish be in the river? Remember that due to the drought most rivers, ditches and creeks here have not flowed since last June.  The little amount of light fluffy snow that we received this winter didn't amount to any thing as far as runoff. My floating dock in the Tamarac has been sitting right on the bottom of the river since last August. 

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toddrun

Sorry to everyone.  I was warned for my response to IceHawk about fishing the river.  My reply was meant in jest, joking.  I was not discouraging anyone from posting fishing in the river, or even fishing in the river.  So sorry, my joking intent did not read through my post. 

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Mike89
34 minutes ago, toddrun said:

Sorry to everyone.  I was warned for my response to IceHawk about fishing the river.  My reply was meant in jest, joking.  I was not discouraging anyone from posting fishing in the river, or even fishing in the river.  So sorry, my joking intent did not read through my post. 

I don't see any thing out of line, kind a thought it was funny too....

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56 minutes ago, toddrun said:

Sorry to everyone.  I was warned for my response to IceHawk about fishing the river.  My reply was meant in jest, joking.  I was not discouraging anyone from posting fishing in the river, or even fishing in the river.  So sorry, my joking intent did not read through my post. 

Well you have been on here since 2007 you should know better! Don't make jokes!! :angry:

Unless it's a couple of gals holding a ladder! :P

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smurfy
On 4/17/2018 at 11:48 AM, leech~~ said:

Well you have been on here since 2007 you should know better! Don't make jokes!! :angry:

Unless it's a couple of gals holding a ladder! :P

Yeah no fun allowed!:crazy::P

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monstermoose78

I am going up to Grand Marais ice fishing for opener and can’t wait.

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