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eyeguy 54

No. Walking around this area. Good cardio. :)

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eyeguy 54

good eats, good guys, a few good fish, fun in the sun. 

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IceHawk

Great Time today! We didn't put the slam to them  but boy did I enjoy the day. I know I did a lot  more relaxing and jaw jacking today then fishing LOL! But after as many days as I have spent on the ice my  thought process lately has been been there done that this winter,   so really didn't go at it to hard.   My Ice season is comeing to a end and today I was alright with that. :) It was a day of laughs, great eats and some serious relaxation among a great group of guys. I know I wish I would of put some sunscreen on the face wow Hot tomato LOl! Bet Joe is hurting also he looked a little pink mid day. Thanks Royce, Rick G , Joe and his father for the good times., we have  done a few of these mini get togehter's this winter and I believe our friendships have grown stronger everytime we share the ice together.  Looking forward to possibly another outing if not open water is just around the corner ;)

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eyeguy 54

Put my sunscreen on at 7 a.m. and still got a little redder... LOL  

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Borch

Sounds like a blast! 

My time has shifted to turkey hynting prep.  So it looks like I'm done despite good ice conditions.  But I'm a bit jealous of you all.

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18 hours ago, IceHawk said:

Great Time today! We didn't put the slam to them  but boy did I enjoy the day. I know I did a lot  more relaxing and jaw jacking today then fishing LOL! But after as many days as I have spent on the ice my  thought process lately has been been there done that this winter,   so really didn't go at it to hard.   My Ice season is comeing to a end and today I was alright with that. :) It was a day of laughs, great eats and some serious relaxation among a great group of guys. I know I wish I would of put some sunscreen on the face wow Hot tomato LOl! Bet Joe is hurting also he looked a little pink mid day. Thanks Royce, Rick G , Joe and his father for the good times., we have  done a few of these mini get togehter's this winter and I believe our friendships have grown stronger everytime we share the ice together.  Looking forward to possibly another outing if not open water is just around the corner ;)

Yeah, Chris. I was hoping to get some color. Unfortunately, bright pink was not the color I had in mind.

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eyeguy 54

Real men can wear pink! Lol

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Cret Jigs

where we all fishing today?   Looking to walkout or use 4 wheeler if landing permits?

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AlwaysFishing23

My yard!! Lol packing things away today. Getting ready for summer Be a great day to get out though.

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Tom Sawyer
1 hour ago, JeremyCampbell said:

Going to get the kids out on the river today with gloves and garbage bags for Earth day.Plenty of garbage around the local community spots that can be removed.Im sure there will be more but it's something to do and it will look a little prettier out there.

Thanks for your efforts!!! Let me know if you need any free city garbage bags; I'm involved with the City of St. Cloud Green Team. You can place them at the Munsinger Garden greenhouse, or any trail access points for easy Park Dept. pickup.

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Rick

Impressive, both Tom and Jeremy :)

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eyeguy 54

I see one of my hot spots ;)   Nice job JC and kids!

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mrpike1973

Wow great job!! Looks like a nice young generation of care takers of the land. Thank you all for your efforts! Sure a nice day today.

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Borch

Sounds like a few lakes have opened up or are close to opening up.  Panfish in those dark bays should be going strong soon.  Can't wait to get out there soon to have some soft water fun!

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Rick G

Took the yak out for a couple hours here around town. Starting to see fish moving into the dark bottom feeding areas.  The later into the afternoon it got the better the bite was for bigger fish. They seemed to be coming into the bay at a steady pace once the sun began  to warm the water a bit.

I had best luck with a 1in  pink/white little hustler tube on a 1/64 white ball head. I varied my depth from 1-3ft under my float, finding myself working shallower as the day progressed. 

 

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monstermoose78

Nice fished Rick

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Borch

Very nice!

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eyeguy 54

4 days in the yak so far this week and the body is SORE! LOL  Hope to do 5. :)  Been a great week so far fishing shallow areas on 3 different lakes. 1 foot to 4 feet has been fun with small jigs and different plastics, mostly white. Emerald shiner worked great for crappies yesterday. 1 1/2 inch tube was hot monday and good tues and wednesday and didn't do a thing today. (100 fish on the same tube and its still on that rod, crazy! I carry 2 on the yak).    Smaller was hot today.  12 inch crappie biggest so far this week and a nice 10 inch gill today with a few more from 9 to 9.5.  Get out to the shallows if you can and have some fun!  Water temp was 50 degrees today when they turned on. Fun times @Rick G!!

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smurfy

UGH........ i need a job like you guys!!!!!!:P:D them are some pretty colored fish!!!!! nice pictures!!!!!

 

oh and just a comment on top of this page...........i think your good cardio went out the window with that grill full of brats!!!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:

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eyeguy 54

well, 5 days in a row in the yak has been a hoot. Hit the spot today that we hit mid afternoon yesturday and lots of nice fish still there but not as many as yesterday. Today I used the same small red jig most of the time and white wishbones. Als a white impulse mayfly with the legs tore off. Both produced.  Tried an orange jig for a bit and it was quiet. couple more pics. Only 2 9 inchers this afternoon and one nice 12 inch crappie. Lots of 10 to 10.5 inch crappies and lots of 7.5 to 8.5 gills. Time of day was key just like yesterday. 

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Team Bobberdown

Went and hit the river this opener caught A lot of little ones took home 3 nice eye's for a opener fish fry.

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eyeguy 54

nice eyes! 

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