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glenn57

well survived the artic freeze. did ok fishin. about a foot of ice and very little snow on the lake. a good foot of snow on land though. HEY JIGGLESTICK , hope to see ya again at highbanks new years weekend.last year ya yanks someone out of an icebreak way on the north end! BRIAN, hope to see ya then too!!!!

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jigglestick

yep, I pulled a very lucky guy out of an pressure ridge.

he left me a couple beers on my tab at the lodge. I'm glad he was still around to do so.

we'll see you up there wink

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Jim Almquist

Typical afternoon on Moose goes like this.

Set up at 3:30 and catch perch till about 4:30. Then there's a 10-15 minute lull, and if you're on the right spot, the walleyes show up around 4:45 and bite for a half hour to an hour. I don't think I've ever fished past 6pm out there.

Brian

Some times the bite window is 5 minutes and never seem to last much past a half hour unless there is a front coming through.

The best fishing I have had out there was in the morning during a white out snow storm. First time I ever went home with a limit. When I got out of my Otter I had no clue were shore was except I knew which direction I was pointed with the snowmobile.

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Doctor J

Thanks guys. I'll try a tad shallower on moose. Might need to target a lake with a bit longer window for all the effort it takes!

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bmc

I tried Deer Lake this afternoon from 3 to 5:30. I walked out from a friend's summer home on the West Thorpe Road.

I walked out to a hump out about 1/2 mile off of shore and found a solid 8" of ice where I was at. Snowmobiles have also been following the shorelines in that area too.

Unfortunately, nothing was biting except for a couple perch and nothing walleye looking on the graph either.

Next time out, I'll bring the wheeler and do some exploring.

Brian

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