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The Chemist

Do i heard a rumor that a large northern was taken in richmond area (33lbs) . Seen pictures of the fish but question whether the lake i was told is correct. Not looking for the lake name though I have that.

 

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IceHawk

Haven't heard of any big pike being taken out of my area, but I know a young kid got a 33 lb pike out in South Dakota last week.  More than likely the fish you heard about. It was a beast and what better ending than a youngster hooking something like that he's hooked for life!

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smurfy

Got bored so took a cruise around the chain. Not much for activity.most activity was on long by the island just south of cozy corners. The usual small towns in rice few on the meth hole area. Long down by browns was almost deserted.

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On 2/3/2018 at 5:31 AM, The Chemist said:

Do i heard a rumor that a large northern was taken in richmond area (33lbs) . Seen pictures of the fish but question whether the lake i was told is correct. Not looking for the lake name though I have that.

 

If it's the fish I know about, it was speared on Rice.  One of my tenants showed me the fish the other weekend.  

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The Chemist

Yes that would be the one. A friend of mine sent it to me. The guy who got it is a friend of his nephew. 

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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