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Michael J. how was the weekend? Hopefully everything holds together for another week. Feels like Florida down here, well maybe Kaz would disagree just a little, but 55-60 deg is pretty nice this time of year. If the ice doesn't disappear or travel become impossible we'll see you a week from Wed night. Bill

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Im also goint to try one more time. going up next WED. and staying next door. Hope the roads hold, would be nice not to have to bring the wheeler up with me!!

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bturck, let us know how you did, we are heading up the weekend of the 28th. hope things hold up for us. had a great time in january.

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KSW: I'm headed up on the 25th, will fish the 26th and 27th. I'll be coming back as you are headed up on the 28th so I don't know that you'll be able to see my response. I'd like to see it cool off just a little for a couple of weeks yet. Not just for the fishing but for the folks who are living near the rivers that have a strong propensity to flood with this quick meltdown. Good luck on your trip, we'll compare notes when we both get back. smile

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I here ya on the flooding part. I'm originally from the Fargo/Moorhead area & I go up and help the family with the sand bags when it gets bad. As of right now, it not looking to good with all the snow they have and the warm temps.

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Sorry bill been on the ice the last couple of days. Last night coming home the plowed road has water on it of course and all the rough ice is reshowing its face so by truck its a very rough ride. Snow is about gone throughout the bay. Inches left at most. Same on the lake side of pine until you get a few miles away from shore, then of course it gets thicker. Once on the reefs the ice is starting to show everyway ( again cause close to shore lines). Fishing is still great up north. With the colder weather today and tommorrow your trip should be okay. The only outside factor is how much rain we end up with by monday/tue. Worse case and the bay folds on us we are already planning the route from graceton. So watch a few more videos on how to fish and I will fill in the rest of missing info when you get here. Might have to set you in a house with one of our youngsters as the kids seem to be outfishing all the seasoned pros. LOL

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Foxy: Never a dull moment when you are conversing. Glad to hear that the fish are still going up north. I'll keep watching the site here and if any real doubt will call you Monday/ Tuesday. Sounds like you guys have it together though with the alternate route already being planned. As always you and and the crew are on top of it. I've been sitting here trying to come up with some kind of a smart answer to the last part of your post, I'm sorry I'm drawing a blank so I guess I'll just leave that alone. crazy I'll just show 'ya next week. LOL Take care have a good weekend, stay safe talk to you Wed night. PS I did watch the video that Shackbash put up, I think I've got it figured out now.

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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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