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smurfy

the chain was pretty much abandon today about 3 pm. browns lake had most the activity with 3 big houses out. otherwise maybe seen 4 other places with activity of 1-2 each place. the winter accesses looked pretty sloppy!!!1

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IceHawk

Yah its sloppy out there. Been a tough bite locally lately. Hasn't been much going on other than a A few scattered fish here and there.  Not  a lot of numbers or size.  The diehard  local panfisherman are fishing just not around home. Been running into some of the local big guns on some of my travels to other lakes fishing just not so close to there backyard ;) Thanks for the Report Smurf!

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smurfy

;) no problem. i'd like to head to the northland at some point before ice out but not in the cards right now, especially with the conditions up there.!!!

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IceHawk

Some of the Staff guys  might be doing a few runs in the future if your interested .Dont have to go more than a hr from home.  I might have to blindfold u LOL!! shoot me your number in a pm if your ever interested

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smurfy
18 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

Some of the Staff guys  might be doing a few runs in the future if your interested .Dont have to go more than a hr from home.  I might have to blindfold u LOL!! shoot me your number in a pm if your ever interested

:grin: sounds good!!!!!!!! i'm a good boy blindfolded..........wit beer!

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Borch

Decided to get out after I finished clearing snow and a few other chores at home today.  Found a lake without too much snow and found some nice gills and crappies willing to bite.  Fish seem to be transitioning from basins to the shallower flats.  Found these in 18-20 fow near the breakline.  Got these both on tungsten scud flies.  Also got some on plastics. 

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Naturboy

I got to go out yesterday on Grand Lk and was surprised that most of the area I was on(out of the public access) there was only about 2 -3 inches of snow. Just wish the fishing was better. Think I kept 6 gills, but it was a short walk. Frozen soon to be slush again at the shoreline kept me from driving out in a minivan. 

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smurfy

drove past the chain about 4;30 ish. sure not many people out?????? did notice more vehicles parked on the shore and wheeling out!! there were a few vehicles out further though.

the local pubs where a whole lot busier!!!:grin:

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smurfy

drove by the chain yesterday about 3;30 ish. sure was quiet out there. i didn't see a soul on horsehoe, a few on becker, and a couple on cedar island in the bay just south of the road access.

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IceHawk

Was out there fishing today and it looked a lot different then yesterday. At least 15 vehicles and at least 5 wheelers. looked like small citys. There was a lot of ice getting shredded out there! The bite was sporadic but things r on the upside. Found some crappies today rideing right under the ice and they were aggressive! Access is just about toast heading out on Horseshoe pretty open.  Cedar island was looking tough when I left couple more warm days and its wheeler city for this cat. 

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smurfy

Everyone must of been at corkies for the meat raffle Saturday.;) yea those landing looked a bit scary. Thought it was a bit funny, seen several holes augered in the river Saturday when I drove by.

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1 hour ago, smurfy said:

Everyone must of been at corkies for the meat raffle Saturday.;) yea those landing looked a bit scary. Thought it was a bit funny, seen several holes augered in the river Saturday when I drove by.

Definitely possible he does draw a crowd! :grin: They are checking the ice thickness there yet 4 full size trucks and a couple cars out on Becker  today yet. :crazy:

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smurfy

No way would I cross that river at this point.

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eyeguy 54

for sure. walking only time out there! 

 

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smurfy

nice!!!!! nuttin better then a fresh meal of skin on sunfish.

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Naturboy

I was out yesterday afternoon and noticed the water in some holes was clear and other holes the water was milky white colored. Anyone know what that’s from?

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eyeguy 54

we noticed that over the last 2 days also. pretty strange. 

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smurfy

i think its a sign you guys should be working!!!!!!!!!:grin:

 

seriously, ive seen that before to so would be real curious if anyone knows why!!!!!!

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Borch

I hit the ice west if St Cloud this morning and start tearing up the ice looking for some crappies.  First thing I noticed us that the ice had changed significantly since I fished last weekend.  That bottom 1/2 of the ice was water saturated.   Even though there was 24-28" of ice I'm glad I walked out as the ice is not very strong right now.

Icehawk stopped by and after a search and destroy mission we did get on some nice crappies.  

Be careful out there.  Don't just assume the ice is good because it was a few days ago.

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smurfy

not really a fishing report but ate fish and talked fishing. hope that counts!!!!:grin: ran into icehawk at a local pub last nite, good Friday, where they had there annual good Friday fish fry.

nice seeing ya icehawk , was a good time. not sure why, :cry: but he sure gave me a bad time, i wont mention however that he was instructed to by a couple of fellers named eyeguy and a guy he refered to as Tom.:crazy::grin: i enjoy these fries, haven't seen a lot of the people i ran into last nite in a while.

by the way guys icehawk gave up a lot of your secret spots!!!!!!!!:P:grin::whistle:

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eyeguy 54

you gots to join us on the ice some time! 

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IceHawk

Smurf it was fun running in to you last night fun time telling stories. We sure went through some fish always a great time.  Next year ill have to get some of the FM crew to come on up! Nice seeing the old gang again.:grin: Definitely have to go fishing with us some time we aren't that bad of guy's ;) 

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smurfy

I hope to get out with you guys for sure. What time you guys start?? 10 am.?:D

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Borch

Usually sometime between 6:30 - 9:30 am.  :D

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Naturboy

I noticed that too. Very easy to drill holes through this ice, not the time to drive out that’s for sure. 

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eyeguy 54

Hit a spot with Jeff and Chris this morning to look for some action. Lotta smalls were on the bite this morning. Wanted to check out the new fuel on the nills and it worked dandy. Had a nice bass fight that was fun. Might be a week till next time out for me. 

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smurfy

;) nice bigmouth. BUT........ someone told me........he told his wife............he was puttin ice rods away!!!!!!:crazy::P:grin:

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eyeguy 54

maybe in may... ;)

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IceHawk

Thanks Jeff and Royce for a fun day on the ice :)  We definitely didn't have a problem iceing fish. Action Jackson kind of day.  Have to agree with Royce I tried his auger setup and i am very impressed!

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