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lovethegitch

anybody been by Mquade should be iced up and fishable any time.

how about you traveler whats it look like.

thanks for any info.

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218RIDERZ

AW MAN IM MAD. THE OTHER DAY IT HAD ICE BUT NOW IT'S OPEN

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traveler

Sorry, been out of town. I'll have a look tomorrow and post.

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hound32

yeah its goona be quite awhile till its fishable.

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lovethegitch

thanks traveler looking forward to the report

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traveler

yes, it's gonna ba awhile. I'll try to keep an eye on it ....

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biff

Yeah, always takes longer than youd think for that thing to get good ice

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Down Deep

I was by there today (mon) and there were big chunks of ice floating around the harbor. You could always bobber or bottom fish from the breakwall.

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lovethegitch

thanks guys for all the reports. i will be sure and give my reports when ever i get up there to start fishing. mabey i will try knife river marina soon. thanks again!

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biff

Yeah, wind is blowing around pretty good gonna keep it chopped up. You ever catch much in the knife river marina or is it a secret

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lovethegitch

Several years ago i used to do well on loopers and cohos. the last few years very poor but last year the water was so dirty you could not see unless you went out towards the lake.for me it is a hit and miss spot although last year in the main channel i saw a lot of cohos a few times.lost more than i caught.seems you have to keep trying different times of the day to hit them they come and go fast.it seems to be the first spot on the shore to freeze

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PikePatroller

what do you guys use to ice fish at the MQuade? normal flies and waxies?

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gardn184

still not iced up yet I'm guessing since its been ridiculously warm?

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traveler

right you are smile

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lovethegitch

Went jigging in the boat out of 2 harbors yesturday. between the 3 of us only got 1 laker had a few bites.stopped at knife river marina on my way home and fished on the ice for 1 hour. did not see a single fish. water is pretty clear.I heard a few boats were trolling out of mcquade wonder how they did?

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ehskidoo

anybody know what time of year it was when you could ice fish from the french and mquade?

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hound32

usually feb or march....all depends on the weather tho.

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lovethegitch

I would think it should be froze up by this weekend with all the east winds and cold temps. cant wait!!!!

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Northlander

I wouldnt plan on it. The ice comes and goes pretty quick.

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lovethegitch

You have to plan for everything when you go up the north shore. There is always some where to fish if you plan ahead and stay optimistic.

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biff

Skim ice has really been trying to form. The lake is ready just need the wind to lay down for awhile.

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traveler

maybe...seems that skim ice can stay that way for a long time....:) Keep your fingers crossed!

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traveler

Yesterday the harbor was totally iced in and holding light snow cover. I'm NOT (repeat not!) saying it's fishable. I didn't stop, there were no tracks out there. I'm just sayin...

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lovethegitch

sounds promising Traveler. I will have to check it out this weekend.Thanks for the report.

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S.S. Fiasco

saw 2 portables there so i stopped there today, guy leaving said he seen a 4 or 5 loopers, a little laker, and a big ole walleye. nothing bit. other guy had 2 loopers, seen many more. 9-10" ice (didnt look the best but 9-10" is 9-10" i guess)

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