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    • Paul Waldowski
      By Paul Waldowski
      Ice Report 1/14/2020. We are now at 15-17 inches everywhere that I have staked. At this time I will not be expanding our road system until after the latest snownommi rolls thru. CAUTION a heave has been developing off the point just to the east of us and with today's wind has pushed up and flooded. I found as few as 6 inches of ice in that area. STAY AWAY from that point.

    • Eyesniper
      By Eyesniper
      Anyone know for 100% positive who has shiners in the west metro area? Apparently there is a large shortage of them again this year and I prefer them for set lining cats. 
    • Dave S
      By Dave S
      Might be heading up to Borden Lake this weekend. That is, if the ice and travel conditions are good. Is atv travel possible or hasn't there been much traffic on the lake?
    • Jason Johnston
      By Jason Johnston
      We are new to Minnesota fishing, I've read you can have 3 hooks within 9" on a tip up.  Can you have a minnow on each hook?  Or only allowed one bait, for example, a 9" smelt with all the hooks attached?  Kind of a man made lure.
    • Bucketcastle
      By Bucketcastle
      This will be my second year going.  All fish need to be released alive.  Its pretty deep water.  Has barotrauma popped up at all with fish being released at the contest?

    • Wheezy Outdoors
      By Wheezy Outdoors
      Variable conditions seems to be the trend this season. This past weekend we had yet another snow storm which dumped approximately 10-12 inches in the Remer, Longville, Outing, and Walker area. Travel has been best still with sleds or track machines. Colder temps the past few weeks have firmed things up on some bodies of water which were once heavy laden with slush, however there are still several lakes that unfortunately we would not advise to travel on until things improve, and with the "January thaw" approaching that might be a while. If you are planning on traveling to the area, call the area resorts or bait shops to get current conditions prior.
      This past weekend was the Winter Inland Trout Opener. Stories of success were across the board. As some people had great success, others struggled. We ourselves definitely had noticed more lookers than takers on the Vexilar, but managed to get a few topside. Fighting the cold front that hit mid Saturday morning, being on the right body of water, and having the right presentation all factored in.
      Lake Trout: Lakers are hitting tipped tubes and spoons in 35'-70' of water. Look to the inside turns, points, and shelves. And the best advice I can give any fisherman targeting trout is STAY MOBILE. Keep moving until you get one on the graph, never spending more than 5-10 minutes in an inactive hole. And not only should you stay on the move, but keep that lure moving consistently, working the entire water column.

      Stream Trout: Try searching around 4'-9' of water on the stocked trout lakes. Small spoons like the Clam Speed Spoon tipped with a Maki Plastic or waxie have produced the best.

      Panfish: Hit the shallow weedlines for those big Gills, and drill out over the deep basins in 22'-35' feet of water to catch the Crappies. Tungsten jigs tipped with waxies have worked well. Again, the key to success is staying mobile.

      Walleye: Still can be found on the shoreline points anywhere from 11'-26' feet of water and on the sunken humps. Jigging using spoons tipped with a minnow head have been best when they have been aggressive. If your noticing them coming in yet seemingly shy of the jig, slow down your movement, and try a simpler presentation. Toss down a set-line with a plain hook tipped with a medium Shiner or small Sucker Minnow.

      Alice Wiese
      Wheezy Outdoors
      [email protected]

    • Randy  Kato
      By Randy Kato
      Hi there was just wondering If there is plans for a Cool cats get together this year Thanks Randy
    • JBMasterAngler
      By JBMasterAngler
      Anyone brave the snow and get out for the trout opener? Based on reports and pictures I seen, if you didn’t have a snowmobile, you weren’t getting anywhere away from the gunflint trail. 
      Every time I see it snow in Grand Marais, I cringe. I’m planning on going up there in late March. It’s shaping up to be nothing but slush, slush, and more slush! 😖
    • Eyesniper
      By Eyesniper
      Has anyone been out to big swan recently? Curious how the ice is and if there are spots to avoid as I’ve not fished this lake before. Looking to target cats as my other lakes have been lacking this year. Don’t need other people’s spots just ice conditions. Would like to bring out my 3/4 ton and 17’ IC if possible. 
    • knoppers
      By knoppers
      2020 Current Fishing Reports - Click Here. Show us your pics. 
      thought I should start this topic up for the up coming ice season. with the recent warm weather, it may be a another week or more for safe ice travel. please be safe out there.
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    • Rick
      @eyeguy 54 & @deere322   Outstanding crappie photo and nice bull gills.   Where did you get these babies?
    • Hookmaster
      Well I pulled the trigger on the boat at the boat show on Saturday. You can probably hear me smile through the computer!! 😃😃😃 I agree about deploying or stowing a bow mount trolling motor in rough water. I've almost gone over a few times so I crawl up to the bow now. While I was waiting for the salesman I have been dealing with, I talked with another salesman who had an 1875. He said 24 volt is plenty. Perry Good was also there and he said 24 volt is enough for this boat. Boy, he is a nice guy. I didn't know he lived locally and fishes Minnetonka often. Maybe I'll bump into him out there sometime. I went with the Yamaha VMax SHO 90. A little more $$ but more oomph and mileage (so they say) than the F90. I talked to a mechanic who services all brands and he said that's the motor to get in 90 hp. I talked to Scott Petersen at the Minnkota/Humminbird booth and he let me know if I wanted to to I-Pilot link between the Helix 12 and the Ulterra I had to get a specific model of Ulterra. I had planned to buy the less expensive model. He helped me when I upgraded my electronics 4 years ago and really knows those products. I bought the trolling motors, Helix, 2 Lakemaster Chips and a MinnKota charger from Reed's. They always have better pricing at the shows than the boat dealers. Saved over $600. I'll put that towards other boat equipment.😉
    • Wanderer
    • Wanderer
      For sure.  I’d agree that’s most often the case anytime but especially now.  We just hoped it wouldn’t be THAT slow.  Back at work today I’m hearing slow reports from pretty much everyone now matter where they went.  The February doldrums come early and traveling ice came late this year.  Still, gotta get out there and find those killer spots!
    • eyeguy 54
      Yep. On fb 
    • eyeguy 54
      Yep. On fb 
    • papadarv
      Per DNR regs, you can have 3 single or multiple prong hooks 9" max lenght, each baited with dead or live bait except in trout streams only 1 hook allowed. If your artificial lure has 3 hooks, you can also put dead or live bait on each hook.      
    • rundrave
      search for 65 Bait and Tackle its on their facebook I believe.
    • Ballyhoo
      All black staked trails on the lake are State grant in aid trails and you can't drive an all tracked vehicle on them.  Has to be skis in the front.  
    • leech~~
      Can't seem to search up any pictures?  Let see it! 
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