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Paul Waldowski

Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Ice and Road conditions

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NAGORSKI

Were in house 12 stop and say hi guys we will be enjoying beverages the whole weekend also!

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Paul Waldowski

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Paul, do you think I will be able to drive out with the yellow banana Friday?

There is know way we are going to let the banana out. With the lack of snow cover that yellow glob will be absolutely blinding. laugh

As things currently stand we should be open to vehicle traffic this weekend.

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Rippinlip

Holy cow there is almost going to be a FM get together this weekend on Mille Lacs. Great people, good drinks, good conversation, good fishing and all at the great resort of Appeldoorns.

TruthWalleyes in houses 19 & 4

Bassfsh24 in house 13

NAGORSKI in house 12

Rippinlip in house 11

and of course the lambjm with the Yellow Banana (Yetti) out there on the fish.

Anyone else to add?

We will have the Red Ford with the 2 wheelers in tow.

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Iambjm

The Sasquatch isn't completely done, but it really needs to make it's maiden voyage. Will be bringing the hubby and my sweet little Lola (my great dane) this should be an adventure. I wonder which one will annoy me the most. laugh

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Umma Gumma

I'll be in the 22h "premiere" house this weekend with nine others. Not planning on catching ANY fish, so anything more than that is a bonus! Under-promise and over-deliver!

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Paul Waldowski

Yikes....All these FM'ers.....I'm outa here smile

At least we will have a lot of fun.

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broman

Holy cow there is almost going to be a FM get together this weekend on Mille Lacs. Great people, good drinks, good conversation, good fishing and all at the great resort of Appeldoorns.

I'll be there as well. Heading up Saturday and fishing through Sunday.

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Hardyboy

Im already at the lake running the wheeler and porty from my cabin. Can i join the fun?

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Paul Waldowski

How's that go..."The more the merrier.."

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Holy cow there is almost going to be a FM get together this weekend on Mille Lacs. Great people, good drinks, good conversation, good fishing and all at the great resort of Appeldoorns.

TruthWalleyes in houses 19 & 4

Bassfsh24 in house 13

NAGORSKI in house 12

Rippinlip in house 11

and of course the lambjm with the Yellow Banana (Yetti) out there on the fish.

Anyone else to add?.....and now Broman, Hardboy, and Umma Gumma to boot.

Too bad I cant get there till Sun., but duty and catfish call. Also just dawned on me it is trout opener this weekend. Glad to hear everyone is leaving early to get to church on time....good luck to everyone, especially that rabble rousing house 13 grin

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"Just Add Ice"

I'm staying away from these groups!!! HAHAHA sounds like a hell of a time and a whole lot of shenanigans on 2mile!!!

Holy cow there is almost going to be a FM get together this weekend on Mille Lacs. Great people, good drinks, good conversation, good fishing and all at the great resort of Appeldoorns.

TruthWalleyes in houses 19 & 4

Bassfsh24 in house 13

NAGORSKI in house 12

Rippinlip in house 11

and of course the lambjm with the Yellow Banana (Yetti) out there on the fish.

Anyone else to add?

We will have the Red Ford with the 2 wheelers in tow.

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tgruenke

I'll be missing the party. Me and some friends will be there next Sunday through Tuesday. It's our first trip for ice fishing. We are really looking forward to it.Hope the fishing is good and would love a report.

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TruthWalleyes

Yikes....All these FM'ers.....I'm outa here smile

At least we will have a lot of fun.

I didn't plan our trip, and it was origionally planned to be out of the wharf. I changed the planners mind solely because of this thread, and because of others confidence in you paul. Your doing a lot of networking here without even knowing it (or maybe you do wink ) I'll be calling tonight to discuss ice conditions, parking, etc.

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tgruenke

Paul,

With the cold weather expected do you see any problem with driving out in van by the 22nd?

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NAGORSKI

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Rippinlip

Tick, tick, tick......

Getting very anxious to leave, but 1 more night of work and then woohooo on our way up north!

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Iambjm

Paul should have a quiet weekend, Jim and I decided to skip it this weekend. He's not feeling too well today.

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bassfshin24

A group of 6 of us stayed in one of Appledorns sleepers. Had a great time and caught some nice fish. For the weekend ended up with 6 keeper eyes, had 5 eyes over 20" with the biggest being 25". Caught a couple keeper perch as well. Paul u run a great operation. Will definitey be back next year.

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Rippinlip

Another Kudos to Paul and the gang for a great weekend.

The 3 of us that stayed in FH11 had a great time.

We brought home 4 Walleyes in the slot, had to release many more and like bassfishng said, we also had the largest around 27", also was able to connect with a few Perch.

Thanks BF24 for the spot out near the flat. Very nice to meet you and your group.

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bassfshin24

Very nice to meet you too Rippinlip. Was hoping those perch would have bit a little better. Was marking them all over but wouldn't bite. Oh well...still a great time.

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TruthWalleyes

Well our group partied way too hard...so while they were sleeping i pulled in 90% of the fish our house caught. Had to wake the group up for this pig though.

Fun trip. Thanks Appledorns!

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FLAG!!

Paul- hoping to head up Friday if I can figure out how to get the day off. What time are you open and available in the am to fill us in on ice conditions?

A couple weeks ago we were going to walk out from Hunter Winfields but were met with a post it note on the door saying "don't knock or ring the doorbell until 8am".. not the greatest thing to see at 645/7am when you're hoping to fish the sunrise.

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Paul Waldowski

Flag,

We open @ 7 am during the week, 6:30 on weekends. During the week I'm usually around about 6:45.

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mak2525

Hey Paul what are the ice conditions there??? Could I drive a 3/4 ton pickup out in the next weekor so?

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Paul Waldowski

In a week or so I don't think that would be a problem.

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river rat316

Paul, go back to bed, 3:09 am, that is dedication

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ALL_IN

In a week or so I don't think that would be a problem.

How much ice do you got up there? This cold snap should help all the resorts up on Mille Lacs!

Thanks for the info

ALL IN

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TRZ II

I fished all day sat. I started at Appledorns about 8 and eventually drove all the way to Isle bay. Never found less than 16in. of ice and I drilled in about 20 different places. Marked ALOT of fish and caught a few. had a few spots just stacked with fish and could only coax a few to bite. Went home with 1 slot eye (caught 6) and 10 jumbos, but for all the fish I marked it was a rough day. Driled close to 100 holes from 10ft to 34ft.

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MidCoast

Paul, can we drive a 1/2 ton to the mudflats in your area yet? If not, how much longer do you think it will be?

Thanks.

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Paul Waldowski

Midcoast,

Not even close to travel to the mud from our end of the lake yet. I don't believe that you can currently access any of the flats from any side of the lake yet.

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    • Dave S
      If you plan on traveling by snowmobile, you should be ok. Local bait shop told me not many people have been going out there with the springs that run into the lake.   There were a few vehicles that drove out a few hundred yards from the access. A couple guys told me whoever plowed the road banked it up and flooded the ice. They also mentioned a area of slush near the snow piles.   It was easy for me to avoid the lake when a few cars set up for ice racing showed up on trailers.    Drove past Farm Island Lake and Cedar and saw very little activity. Only a few houses.
    • Wanderer
      We went out Barnacle’s Friday night and stayed till Sunday morning.  3 houses in our group spread out over a mud flat.  Fished depths from 23 feet to 30 feet.  Definitely more activity in 28-30 but we didn’t have much for biters.  Ran set lines in the house along with jigging.  Tip ups outside.  Large and small shiners, suckers and crappie minnows for bait.  Jigged spoons, rattle baits, blade baits and raps.  Averaged 2 walleye and 1 tullibee per house.     There were other friends connected to the group that had been up since Wednesday that reported 40 & 60 fish caught; one on the south side and the other about a mile and a half from us.  Doing what we were doing.  The group closest to us was on some micro structure though we didn’t barge in on em.     The road was really good once we got past the heave by the landing.  It’s a little rough and has standing water but safe.  They’re working on smoothing it out.   Typical Mille Lacs experience for me.  Great time partying with friends Friday night but even putting some time and effort into the fishing we were more than happy to head home this morning even though 2 or our 3 fish came at 6 & 9 am.  My biggest ( not pictured ) was 20 inches.  Set lines caught our fish.  
    • Wanderer
      Are you looking for any species specific clubs?  Such as bass only?
    • nytelyter
      i am in. please . has been a slow year for me to be getting out Annie had her ankle replaced new years eve and been "nursing her" keeping her offf her feet. she is doing great now and i need some ice time.   oh and i have "pie" ready  
    • Dakota Loing
      Hey I was curious to see if there were any active fishing clubs near whitebear lake or forest lake 
    • Dave S
      I think the largest was maybe 10". Didn't notice any tullibee cruising through but it's very possible.  Just surprised that if they were there, that we didn't get any.   There was a small walleye that came top side as well.
    • IceHawk
      Well before light. Try to be on  ice fishing  before daybreak normally. Early bird gets the worm has always been my philosophy. 😉 Nothing better IMO than  watching the sun rise a ,hot cup of coffee and fish on my vex its like a dream I never want to end 😀 I will  fish in midday afternoon if Im on a more relaxed schedule. We can make anything work. 
    • IceHawk
      Well done Dave ! Get any 13 inch Plus? Hook any tullies or see any in that area ?
    • IceHawk
      Smurfy that N end is always busy in winter very productive area easy access. Been like that for over 30 plus years that I've fished it. Pretty consistent bite in the N bay every year unless they go on a freshwater shrimp kick then they can be tough to entice at times 😲 A bunch of untapped water on that S end but a few guys venture out there and find fish. Town bay area is generally a good spot as Millers bay. 
    • leech~~
      Me too. once he moves a house over that 60' hole! 😄
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