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10th Annual Burntside Bash March 3, 2012


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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

10th Annual Burntside Bash March 3, 2012

Burntside Lake in Northern MN. set on the outskirts of Ely.

Van Vac access.

The theme:

Fish for lake trout and have fun.

At the end of the day, gather at HQ for socializing and pot luck style buffet.

What to bring:

Besides yourself, bring something to share in the buffet and your own beverages.

If you can bring any of the following use this thread as a sign up sheet.

Tables

Grills

Garbage bags and disposal of

Condiments

Paper plates and plastic utensils

Wheel houses are welcome at HQ

As we get closer to that date we'll have up dates on ice travel and mode.

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For a high-resolution map suitable for downloading and printing, go here.

Hope to see you all there.

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Right now it sure looks like I will be able to make it. Plan is to head up on Friday and fish through Monday. I will whip up a crock-pot of calico beans to share. Will bring a few card tables and a 2000 watt generator.

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I have it on my calendar to go up Friday as well. Last time up we hit Farm on Friday morning and had some success and a little fun feeding ciscos we caught to the bald eagle.

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I am going to try and make the bash this year,,, but it will have to be a day trip for me ,,,hope to see you all there

LAS

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I will be making the yearly trip as well. My plan is to head up Friday afternoon. Should be fishing someplace Friday evening along with Saturday and maybe Sunday..

Not sure if I'm going to book a room early or just take my chances.

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If I go I wont be staying at the regular spot from years past. I may just put the cot up in the Otter Thermal Lodge.

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Really?, The 10th? Wow, seems like the first off Passi road wasn't that long ago.

Will be making a day trip up with X Junior for the day most likely. If it is as nice then as it is now, might just bring a tent and stay out on one of the islands and winter camp.

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I'm looking forward to getting together again.

Right now my plan is to get up there Fri morning and stay on the ice Fri night and head back home Sat after the Bash. Of coarse that will depend on the weather and ice conditions and so far the ice travel is good.

For those making reservations for local lodging, there are places that don't required a two night stay and we encourage you to use one of them. Steve mentioned Adventure Inn.

I'll bring the paper plates, plastic utensils, and garbage bags then see what else we need.

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What time will this start?... for the guys that are making it a day trip .Thinkin of making my first Burntside trip..

Jar

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What time will this start?... for the guys that are making it a day trip .Thinkin of making my first Burntside trip..

Jar

Fishing starts when ever you get your line wet winkwink

The GTG is usually around 4-5:00 when people start setting up and having a refreshment or 2 whistle

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Jar,

I will have an open spot on my trailer if you have a sled/wheeler. With Junior going I will leave Cloquet around 6;30-7, and stay the day and then drive back.

If you want to head up just let me know, I've got it penciled in already.

PS: Congrats on your 10 year anniversary here in a couple days!

You too Northlander!!!

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Thanks Chris. I do not have other means of ice travel other than my truck. I do want to make the trek for this so hopefully I get get around without having to use a sled or wheeler .

Jar

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Lisa and I just made reservations at the Adventure Inn. Plan on fishing Friday-Sunday.

Can't wait to get on the ice after missing all of last years Laker season!!!

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I am seriously thinking of bringing the big Yellow Banana up there, it all depends on how much snow we get in the next week. I won't have transport out on the lake other than to park the Yetti, but I have heard there is some fish to be had close to the HQ. So if ya see a big yellow monstrosity being towed by an orange Ford Escape that be me. You wouldn't happen to have any of the HSO decals handy for sale at the bash?

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Barb the 3 lakers I have caught this year where right at the Van Vac access. I'll be out Friday morning and hopefully fishing thru Sunday.

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Should be a great time!! I'm looking forward to some travel reports and ice conditions after the snow they are calling for later this weekend. I would love to leave the wheeler at home it's just one less thing to worry about.

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It varies quite a bit out on the lake. Truck/atv travel was easy before the recent snow. There may be more drifts out there now. It was windy while it was snowing. I am going to head out tomorrow and will report what I find.

I'm with you there Steve. If we get a big amount of snow I would not be surprised if slush pockets start to show up.

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A buddy and I are talking about heading up that way Friday and spending the night in his Ice Castle. So we'd be fishing Fri afternoon and Saturday and head home on Sat. evening.

It all depends on how much snow we get Sun/Mon. I'm hoping it goes south of Hwy 2 and leaves all of us north of Hwy 2 in the clear.

Brian

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  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • SkunkedAgain
      Luckily we don't have large open areas of ice that break away, such as on Red Lake.   Stay safe and warm.
    • JerkinLips
      Earlier this morning it looked like Vermilion froze over last night but now I see open water on the Hibbing Point webcam.  The strong winds must have opened the lake back up.  Tonight the temps drop to single digits and the wind dies down by 5am so it will freeze over tonight.  Expecting 1-2" of snow on Friday with high winds so hopefully the snow will blow off the new ice.  Saturday-Thursday looks very cold with no more snow, so the main lake should get a solid freeze.  Some are ice fishing in Stuntz Bay already, and some braver than I may walk out from McKinley Park this weekend.  I'm going to wait until the end of next week to venture out, although it will be very cold.
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end... Ice is forming, but other than some back bays, it isn't ready quite yet.  Mother Nature is on track.  Some resorts are making the prediction of December 10th for day houses being out, give or take, but at this point, this isn't set in stone and time will tell.  There are cold temps in the forecast and things look optimistic.  Many resorts and outfitters have been checking ice conditions.  When the time is right, resorts and outfitters will slowly and safely begin marking and grooming trails for ice travel.    Please remember, ice conditions vary greatly in different parts of the lake.  One ice road can have good ice that has been checked and marked while down the shoreline there may be ice not suitable for travel yet.  Work through resorts and outfitters on the ice and stay on the marked trails for safety. Anticipation is high as the walleye and sauger fishing this fall was good and fish were staged in good numbers along the south shore.   On the Rainy River...   Much of the Rainy River is frozen up.  Things are progressing but it certainly needs cold weather and some time. Ice conditions vary and on the river there is current, so much like the lake, we encourage visitors to work through a resort or outfitter for safety.   Up at the NW Angle... Ice is forming nicely and is right on track for this year's ice fishing season.  There has been no ice fishing yet as resorts are simply monitoring ice conditions at this time, waiting until the ice is thicker before marking trails and getting fish houses out. Fall fishing was excellent with walleyes in good numbers along with some monster pike being caught.  All indications point to good fishing when the ice is ready as the fish are there. Driving through Canada to reach the Angle no longer requires COVID vaccinations or the use of the ArriveCan App (which is optional).   For those looking to access the Angle while avoiding customs, there are few options.   1.  When ice conditions allow, the snowmobile trail will be groomed and staked from the south shore up to the Angle. 2.  The Lake of the Woods Passenger service provides round trip bombardier service across the lake.   3.  Lake Country Air provides air service to both the south end and NW Angle.    
    • Wanderer
    • leech~~
      Was just going to post this!  
    • Wanderer
      At least they can all say they were there early!  
    • SkunkedAgain
      I'm still hoping for a sunny warm-up to melt all of the existing snow off of the existing ice, and then an arctic blast. After that, I'm hoping for a giant walleye to hop out of the lake and filet itself before skinny dipping in some batter and then relaxing in a hot pan of oil in my kitchen.
    • gimruis
      I'm planning to go later this week.  There's fresh snow coming tomorrow too.
    • gimruis
      I would highly recommend not doodling around out there at night time either.  When those cracks form, the piece breaks off from the main sheet or the land and you are then caught "adrift" with no way back.   The bite is not as good as it normally is from what I have read either.  We're so used to hearing that "its on fire" for the early ice bite but that doesn't appear to be the case.
    • leech~~
      Well, a new report for today talked about cracks opening up and ice piling up!  Better check the night before you head up.  😕
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