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Northlander

Lots of ice and driving with a 4 wheel drive is no issue. Non 4 wheel drives will struggle in spots that have drifted over. There is no way a car can make it out there. Going off shore at the Park Point boat landing is easier than going off the actual landing.

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Thank you for the prompt update. We fished from sunrise to 10:30 with only one small walleye and a perch. Tried a few different spoons with a minnow head. Then we fished from 3 to dark with nothing. Lots of marks, just couldn't get them to bite. We had fun though. Thanks again.

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Yep river on the weekend produces that kind of thing. Not to mention the fishing is hardly worth it lately! More success on lakes

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Been pretty quiet on here.. then again it's been pretty quiet on the river as well.

Went out and braved the "storm" today, not a lot of people where I was sitting. Marked quite a few fish today. Ended up with 3 shakers, 2 keepers w/ the largest being 18" and 2 respectable Croppies. None of them on the dead stick. Jigging a Chartreuse glow w/ a minnow head was the good combo for me today.

Might have to try it again tomorrow (I haste to see my bait go to waste).

The drifting snow is making it difficult travel at best.

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Yep, it's amazing how much of an impact slow reports and no reports have on the crowd down there. This weekend reminded me of a few years ago before all the reports started showing up here. I was one of a dozen or do trucks down there instead of 100. Kinda nice.

If you're going to drive out down there you better have good clearance and good tires. It's getting deep and hard packed in a lot of spots. And don't try to take a short cut to the access like I did Saturday night. Shoveling for an hour and a half sucks.

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Yup theres a lot of folks who come here for the reports on all area waters but contribute nothing in return. Then theres those who think FM is the "lake/bite killer" for having a place to report. Funny thing is they keep coming back, don't contribute, except to complain about how FM is the reason they cant catch fish. crazy

The river is still ok but we have been moving with the fish. Down by the park point/barkers area has cooled off for sure. Its still nice to be able to go out before or after work and get a few nice eaters for the fryer.

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Jack Stasney

Yeah I caught a few during the storm as well. Oddly I caught three smaller eyes right before prime time and then nothing. Although that probably was the same time the snow started blowing in too. I took my wheeler out and my path was covered in about 6in of snow that blew in. So much for an easy drive in. It was nice to get out as I hadn't been in a while.

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I don't know whether the pressure is what caused the slower bite/lack of fish this winter in the harbor, just making an observation that there were very few people down there this weekend compared to what there had been in January. I don't think it's a coincidence this and other forums have gone silent and the pressure drops significantly.

Here's my contribution as far as a fishing report from this weekend. Average. Better than January. Not worth shoveling for an hour and a half! Lots of ice, like over 3' where I was.

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Brutal going today. !st I want to apologize to all those that followed my tracks away from the landing. Honestly I wasn't drunk, It was the fog before 1st light.

Slower action today, but man what a gorgeous day to be on the ice. 3 unders, 1 eater for the freezer, a 25" fatty that was CPR and still swimming,and a 12" Perch (my PB). Chartreuse/minnow head was my lucky combo again, also caught a 'Pout on a red glow under a dead stick.

Even helped a stuck fisherman between the action.

Not sure what to think if this next "storm" does materialize. Going to be some tough going. Hope to make it out, Thurs, Fri or both (if the Chief of Staff signs off on it).

anybody have a snow machine I can borrow?

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Northlander

Hit it this am and I will say that if you don't have a good 4by4 truck with good tires don't go out there. After the next snow it will be snowmobiles only I bet. I guess its time to put the old quick flip tow bar on the Otter and charge the sled battery.

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Grr.. Well looks like I might be hoofing it out there if worse comes to worse. How was the bite this AM?

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Slow with about 1 hour of excitement. Mostly small fish but did manage 2 over 22". 1 was 25 3/4 fatty. All released. Best bait was the Glow Pink Tingler and a glow perch get bit spoon.

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Was driving over to Superior after work and saw 2 of the wolves out on the ice heading towards WLSSD and the hotpond. Guessing they were looking for the deer that bed down all along the tall grass from there to along 535. Also saw a Snowy Owl sitting on top of a streetlight just at the turnoff for the landing/UPS.

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Schelped the portable out the other day ( post storm), it was windy enough that I got break trail both ways. full-7071-42938-img_20140223_144434_549.

Wasn't a bust, but wasn't gang busters either. Found quite a few "unders".1 that is still swimming and one keeper. Attached is a photo of the water level about 3"above the hole. Definitely some pressure sitting on the ice right now.

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