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Couple more days left and we can forget about driving out. When she hits 60 which is what they are saying for Monday, its all over. It was a great year of ice fishing for me......

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I have seen people drive out in 70 degree weather, I thought it was absolutly nuts, but they did. I was ice fishing in a t-shirt.

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The end of the walleye season weeds out alot of people, but the final blow is the inability to drive vehicles onto the ice. I will be enjoying my solitude on the lakes for another couple weeks smile

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45 to 55 the next ten days. Unless you guys are bringing a canoe to get to the ice I highly doubt it.

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As of today the ice was still in fine shape. A few more days like today and I might even start takin the wheeler or walkin out.

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Fine shape, I like that one. A few more days like today and you will be going swimming.....Lol.

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I like people who think after a couple of warm days the ice fishing is done. We have at least a week or more of fishing left. I think after today I may have to fire up the 4 wheeler. The ice is fine it is the landings that are getting bad.

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Drove out on Buffalo Sun night and there's a few small holes at the accesses. I probably won't be driving out after today but there's 2' of solid ice and that won't be going away anytime soon. Several weeks of hard water fishing left. I usually go into April around here every year and I don't see this one being any different. Be safe and enjoy those aggressive pannies you can.

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A month ago it wasn't over 50 degrees for a week. And I didn't say ice fishing was done I said driving on metro lakes is about over. Some people don't even take the time to read a post, they just want to talk about how brave they are.

Sticknstring if the forecast holds true the average high over the next 9 days would be around 48 degrees. Not too sure about April this year. I know we had thick ice this winter but the last 2 weeks of March usually aren't 50 degrees either.........

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This time of year the pannies move in shallow, so when the shoreline ice melts away, would fishing from shore with a bobber be effective at all?

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No i dont think so JB usually takes till after ice is all off and water temps move past freezing, just from my experience. Usually start catching about a week to 2 weeks after ice out fishing from a boating in shallow water for those pannies.

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The fishing isn't done until the 2 x 12 x 10' plank comes out of the garage. The best part of the hard water fishing is about to come upon us. Water running in the holes yesterday on Buffalo, another good sign of things to come. Warm weather and good fishing buddies sitting on pales in the middle of a floating ice chunk. Only in Minnesota can you have this kind of fun. Be safe and enjoy the rest of the time left with this ice. If you see garbage on the lake, please pick it up and make it go away.

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The ice on clearwater was still holding up when I left this evening and the access is in ok shape. I think tomorow might be the last day I drive out. The first two inches of ice is rotten but lots of good hard ice left to melt yet.

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Sounds like a truck broke through the Buffalo landing, and one broke through Pelican Lake's landing. Some people will never learn. I bet these guys that are getting their trucks pulled out aren't talking so big anymore. But don't worry there will be more to come. 60 degrees again tomorrow and we will see more full size trucks on the lakes. Definately time to walk.......

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today was my last day of driving on the ice. when I went out there today there was no water on the ice. I thought yep not a good idea driving out anymore.

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Know your lake and please everyone be safe and take the time to check the landing and the ice conditions before deciding weather or not you are willing to drive out. Be safe and good fishing to you all.

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As the ice melts some of the pannies may move shallow. It's best to hit where the weeds were last fall, sometimes shallower. What day will the ice go out on buffalo? April 11. may guess.

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Has anyone tried Pulaski shallow this time of the year??? I don't think I want to go out on the lake, but am willing to try the shoreline.

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Not yet, been getting the boats ready for fishing. 1 is in the shop for spring tune-ups plus system checks. The other boat just needs motor hung on it, and add gas. I am thinking hitting some of the shoreline areas for late season ice fishing. 15ft and less.

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somelakes haven't even pulled from shore, so i aint worried about bringing the ladder quite yet :-)

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    • redlabguy
      Mark, Glad your crew had another great outing. It’s always good to read your reports. Just wish there were more of them like the old days. Sorry you hit the storm. One of the worst in our 14 years. We’ll be dealing with dock issues for a long time but nothing like the good folks in Cook have.  The fishing has come around a little since the storm. Definitely nightcrawler now. I don’t get far out of Frazer but the reefs are where the action is. Looking forward to hearing from you in September.  My best to you and Linda, RLG p.s. Our good old red lab, Ole, cashed it in last summer, but we have a 6 month old lab now who is learning the ropes up here (and teaching us we’re older than we think we are!)
    • Mike89
    • leech~~
      No can see?  
    • smurfy
      yeppers......nuttin more aggravating the boat motor issues!!!!!!!   what was the problem the first time???????
    • Hookmaster
      Nice fish Kettle. Hope it's really "fixed" next time.
    • Rivergroup
      Our group will be returning in September as well. Wish we were able to be there now to lend a hand.
    • smurfy
      dang...tough to hear..........hope the good people up there recover soon!!!!!!!!!
    • MarkB
      We just returned this afternoon from 6 days on Vermilion. We arrived Saturday and enjoyed 3 fantastic days of walleye fishing. My cousin, our friend Greg, and myself fished several of our spring spots and found fish on all of them. Water temperatures were pretty much 65-67 degrees everywhere we fished. The wind was variable and made boat control a challenge at times. Bait was not an issue and we had success on crawlers(Tim), leeches(Greg), and minnows(me). If I had to pick one of those as catching the most fish, it would be crawlers. Our best day totalled 48 walleyes, 4 smallmouth, and 2 big JUMBOS. We ended up with over a hundred walleyes, 12 jumbos 11"-13", and 10 smallmouth to 18". Our biggest walleye was 24.5" and the balance went from 13"-22". There are lots of 14"-16" walleyes this year which are perfect eaters. The mayfly hatch was in full bloom in some areas but we found very few mayflies in the water column over rock reefs. We caught our fish in depths ranging from 10' to 32'. I didn't fish in any area where I could see mayflies top to bottom in the water column. Slow trolling in the .3mph to .6mph worked and we caught nothing using slip bobbers. Terminal tackle was a 3'-4' 10# flurocarbon leader, 2 lime colored beads, and a plain #6 Gamakatsu walleye hook . Snags are always an issue when fishing in and around the rocks and when the fish are biting they are acceptable. NOW, for the bad news.......Tuesday was a day I won't soon forget. The area suffered devastating torrential rainfall. Lightning was non-stop for several hours and when things settled down, flood damage was everywhere. We checked our rain guage on the side of the cabin and we got 7 3/4 " in a little over 4 hours! Breezy Point road washed out, Mud Creek road washed out as did several others in the area. Cooke business area was completely covered with flood water. I would consider it a disaster area and should be declared as such. We couldn't find a dock anywhere that wasn't covered with water. People were stranded behind flood covered and washed out roads. Dock decking, limbs and such were floating everywhere in the big water. My group sends our prayers to the people of that beautiful country that lost their businesses, homes, and suffered damage to their lake properties. The people of that north country are resilient and we have confidence that they will recover. We stayed our final 3 days but didn't fish at all Tuesday. Our last 2 days showed the effects of the storm. Water temps dropped to 64 degrees and our premo fishing became 10 walleye days. We did manage to catch a dozen really nice jumbos. We plan on returning in September and we pray the area will have returned to normal by then. I haven't figured out how to transfer photos from my phone to my computer yet so no pictures at this time. Good Fishing and God be with you. MarkB
    • SkunkedAgain
      Word is that the river has peaked and therefore the town can start the process of recovering sooner.
    • smurfy
      Heard that too. Also heard 38 was closed for a but north of rapids due to flooding.    I know the water really came up when I was up last week compared to when I was there in April. 
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