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On 12/10/2019 at 7:37 AM, AlwaysFishing23 said:

There is still a lot of moving water. This morning it’s -3 but that’s not nearly cold enough to get things rolling for the harbor. Be patient it’ll be ready within the next Few weeks probably. 

 

Lol!  You serious smalls?

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Well, maybe I spoke too soon?!?  Drove down Park Point to take a look and there was between 50 to 60 houses / people on the Harbor this afternoon.  

 

Anyone know how much ice?

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There was 20-30 houses out there when I drove past on Sunday afternoon. A lot of floating chunks out in the harbor. For sure won’t catch me out there that’s for sure! 

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I was in town for a bit this morning and there was 20 or so houses. Ice looked pretty good yet with the rain and warm temps the last week. Heard the ice is “fishable” out there from a buddy up there but didn’t have time to verify it for myself. be safe if you give it a try.

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Anyone fishing out there?  I've been out twice; 8 to 10 inches of ice depending on where you drill.  Compared to the past couple years, not much luck in terms of the size of the fish.  

 

Anyone having any luck?  You can PM if you want instead of posting it here.  I've gotten some nice size fish in the past but now nothing but cigars

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From Marine General an hour ago.

 

We received an ice condition update for the Duluth Harbor!  As always use your best judgement when going onto any ice.

 

"There is a crack that opened up the length of Park Point just offshore separating the land from the rest of the harbor.  Open water just shy of the Rowing Club.  A lot of cracked up stuff past that"

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Fished out of Rowing Club area on the harbor.  Ice is decent and about 7" thick.  Some haunting cracks and chunks on the way out though. Fishing was VERY SLOW for us.  A few small walleyes over the weekend, none big enough to keep.  Fished from 7 to 13 feet with very little on the flashers.  ?‍♂️

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Fished out by the airport  around noon til dark on Jan 20 and 21, had about 10-12' of clear ice in 9-10' FOW.  snow drifts can get about 18' deep, but no problem for a snowmobile.  Most people walked out.  Now for the bad news, lots of lookers, but only 4 bites in 9 hours of fishing.  We did get a nice 42" sturgeon on a tipup with a lite pike minnow.  that was all the excitement we had.  Any jigging motion and the fish would bolt.  Hope it improves soon, others out there had similar results.   Good luck.

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Tried another 2 days on the harbor, Sunday and Monday afternoon.  Sun, out by the airport in 10 FOW. One 10" walleye and several small fish bites that I had lifted off the bottom.  Small pink doodlebug finally caught it.  Many fish on finder, only one large mark showed up in 5 hours.  Monday, Went out near the rowing club (36th ave) to 9 FOW.  lots of lookers, no fish.  Talked to a few others out there, nothing caught over 11".  Rough out there!  good luck to anyone heading out on the harbor.  I am heading north from now on. 

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Five of us fished out off the rowing club again yesterday morning until 1130 (when the winds really picked up, so did we).   Only a few fished graphed, a couple of lite bites, no fish again!  9.4 FOW, tried several colors jigging, deadsticks had the bites on a chartreuse jig and a pink and white tingler spoon.   I have no idea where the fish are, but I can confirm where they are not!  good luck out there.

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Lake Superior was HOT this morning!!!

 

It all stopped after 10 am but 5 lakers, one king, and lost a dandy walleye. Spoons no particular color

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On 8/1/2020 at 10:10 PM, Wishin4Walleyes said:

Where bouts? Was in TH and went 1 for 5 with 1 king. It was slow with a lot of really short strikes.

 

 I was outside the Wisconsin entry.  They were dredging between the lighthouses so they dirtied up the water a little bit  but from where it went from that mud puddle color to that less stained is where they were all caught

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14 hours ago, Wanderer said:

Sounds like they may have dredged up a bunch of food!

 

I’ve been actually catching more walleyes out there than I can ever recall. I wonder if maybe the dredging might have something to do with it

 

I just might slip in a few trolling rods with crawler harnesses in my ride locker next time and if the lake trout aren’t biting I may just sort of slip right into the Wisconsin entry and might just happen to drop some crawler harnesses

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Heading on The Gitch tomorrow early. Water temps today ranged from 37 to 52...crazy! Will keep you posted. Still trying to determine where to launch? Any advice would be appreciated!!

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Heading to Grand Portage for the weekend and looking for some places to shore fish?  any and all help would be appreciate. 

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2 hours ago, Lovestheoutdoors said:

Heading to Grand Portage for the weekend and looking for some places to shore fish?  any and all help would be appreciate. 

Make sure have the reservation fishing license. Some great trout lakes up there

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Just now, monstermoose78 said:

Make sure have the reservation fishing license. Some great trout lakes up there

I will do that, any places to go in particular?  Completely new to that area.

 

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Ask when you get your license at the casino. They know where the trout got spots are.

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My son and I fished the harbor for the first time this winter.  Went out of the parking area at Park Pt in 9 FOW from 1230-6pm.  Lots fished graphed and missed several.  Downsizing to a 1/8th oz glow red buckshot with a minnow head finally caught 5 small eyes, 10-13”.  Jigging was the ticket.  9” of ice with one spot at 5” only 30ft apart.  Be careful out there.

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Well, we caught four walleye, only two keepers (15, 16”).  They wanted a dead stick and plain hook, lots of lookers while jigging, just wouldn’t bite.  Started in 29 fow and moved up to a 14’ flat structure for overnight camp. All fish caught in 25-31 fow. No marks in 14’.  The big surprise was waking up to -3 degrees vs the forecasted 14 above for the low. Frosted the insulated hub a little bit.  Nice time, just need to find the active fish!

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anyone try the lake yet.   might head that way in 2-3

 

weeks.

 

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6 hours ago, Fishing DA Range and nort said:

anyone try the lake yet.   might head that way in 2-3

 

weeks.

 

They are fishing in boats ?‍♂️ 

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Just saw a satellite image of the lake...only chequamegan bay, thunder, and nipigon bays had any ice.

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1 hour ago, JBMasterAngler said:

Just saw a satellite image of the lake...only chequamegan bay, thunder, and nipigon bays had any ice.

Modis?

 

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    • Troy Smutka
      Hi everyone. It has been a slow start to the 2021 waterfowl season in MN. A combination of a bunch of factors including very low water conditions and fewer wetlands, much warmer than normal temperatures, and a lot of shooting on MN lakes and wetlands in September has led to not a lot of resident ducks left around, those that are around not moving much, and a delay in the migration of ducks and geese from the north. The saving grace for this season for me has been watching my nine year old son graduate from coming with and watching, to fully participating. Practice shooting and calling this summer has him calling and harvesting birds with a 20 gauge, and a pair of waders has him helping with decoy set up and take down. He has shot his first duck of multiple species already, and his Dad and Grandpa have managed a few ducks while letting Parker take the singles that have come in. This past weekend, we finally saw some migrating flocks of canvasbacks and gadwalls, so the calendar migration is starting, albeit a couple weeks late. Should be some good pushes of ducks into MN the next couple weeks, so good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • Wanderer
      You sound a little conflicted. 😉   It took me a long time to be content with not having the freedom of my early 20’s; fishing and hunting as much as I wanted and at a moment’s notice.  But don’t regret a single day you have on this earth.  There’s something great about every day.  It’ll come back to you while you make the most of everything else in life.  
    • leech~~
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    • murphyrobbert
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    • Mike89
      he sure doesn't explain it very well then...  I read it the same as smurfy.... 
    • SkunkedAgain
      I took Gimruis to mean that he regrets working full time....me too! 🤣   On my next lake trip, I am hoping to figure out where the mice are getting into my sauna. I also am planning to fish at least one solid day on Vermilion this fall. I don't seem to have great luck this late but I feel compelled to make the effort when the opportunity arises.
    • smurfy
      🤔 so gimruis, I read this as you regret getting married and having kids???
    • gimruis
      I went fishing for the final time this season yesterday.  It was not very good.  Its the latest I've fished in a season for many years though because its been so warm out.   I decided not to duck hunt again this season based on the lack of success I've had in recent years.  By the reports I've heard locally, I made the right decision.   Between a full time job, yard work, going to the gym, and being a responsible Father/Husband, I don't get as much time to do what I want to anymore.  That's just the reality of it.  Sometimes I regret the decisions I've made on that, but now I'm stuck with it and its a necessary evil.  Retirement is still 20+ years away.  But I did go fishing 31 times this past season and I'm taking the whole week off to deer hunt.  After deer hunting I'll be pheasant hunting until the end of the year.   I'm grateful for my health and my mental ability that allow me to continue to do the things I enjoy, albeit not as much as I used to.   I try to post on here when I have successful days of fishing or hunting.  Sometimes it seems like the only fishing updates for weeks on end come from Vermilion.
    • smurfy
      🤣 neighbors don't bow hunt and they might just get a deer iffin a deer happens to run over them.😉   Thanks!!👍
    • Wanderer
      Is that that little guy at the feeder with the cr*ppy rack?    Your neighbor got the ‘tirdy pointer last weekend with his bow. 😉😝   Good luck Smurfy!
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