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Spearfishing - Where are you now?


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I will be out this weekend in the metro someplace, made it out for about an hour last weekend but the water was so dirty i couldnt see my decoys more then about a foot down.

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Muskie entering hole     She came back a while later and was in and out for the last hour of my last sit of the season     Pike sampling a decoy  

I got a DL Smithing spear this weekend. 

Thanks MJ - you too.   I finally got a hole cut yesterday.  No luck while exploring a new lake but at least it got the blood flowing again.   Plus I got to swim the last two Grumpy

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I know I will be out someplace, just not sure where. I'm leaning more in the direction of staying close and hitting lake George just south of SF.

It's nice and close and I've never speared it before. So many lakes on the list not enough time.

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Got out this morning for a couple of hours saw a dogfish and a sunfish that had been hit by a pike and was hanging with my decoy for a bit then it swam off not long after that I speared a 32 incher and a 24 incher, One for tonight's dinner and one for the pickle pail.

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I got out this evening I am set up fairly close to gordie. I got there at about 12:30 and had a 30 inch on the ice about 15 mins into my day. Saw to other small ones and about 60 crappies. Had panfish in my hole all day. I have had some time off work lately and have been spearing everyday and averaging seeing 15 pike a day but today was really slow and only saw the three.

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Portage, WI. I really should boycott this state because they don't allow you to spear pike.

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The lake I prefer to spear on is way too dirty right now, so moved the house to a clearer lake. A city of fish houses is already springing up on the new lake. I was set-up about 2:00 and speared until 4:00. The only pike I saw was on the camera before I got set-up. Ended up catching a keeper crappie as I was pulling in my fathead at the end of the day. Hope to be out again at sunrise on Saturday.

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I know I will be out someplace, just not sure where. I'm leaning more in the direction of staying close and hitting lake George just south of SF.

It's nice and close and I've never speared it before. So many lakes on the list not enough time.

You should have no problem getting a limit there,however they are all normally under the 30 inch mark.

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I saw a large mouth bass and a monster small mouth along with 3 dogfish, two of which I speared, I also saw 4 small pike, and this was worth the wait. No windows to look out of in a spear shack so when you open the door and see this its defiantly a bonus! full-15313-40549-securedownload1(17).jpg

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BehindtheHead

ive been in the house. just not my fish house. gutted the up stairs and working on getting that put back together. also got some spray foam jobs done this week. im thinking sunday will be a good day to go fishing.

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ive been in the house. just not my fish house. gutted the up stairs and working on getting that put back together. also got some spray foam jobs done this week. im thinking sunday will be a good day to go fishing.

I thought you maybe hibernated this winter.

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Spearing the afternoon today lots of bass couple hogs only one pike so far mid 20s great day for spearing

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Got my second house out and saw about a 28 incher in the first 15min then nothing but sunnies for the rest of the evening, was out for about 1.5 hrs.

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Saw 7 today and only 2 were under the 30" mark. Great day on the water and it is really nice having a 6x8 perm now,we sat 3 guy's and still had plenty of room.

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I was hoping to head to Isle Bay or Upper Red next week with Mollie and Joe to chase some flags if I'm not working. Sounds like there are some tough ice conditions to deal with up there. I'll probably just stick closer to home.

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I'm going to haul for one customer this winter. It looks like they might keep me busy. Good part is most of it is Midwest and I'll be home most weekends. Its kind of unpredictable so I'll have to wait and see.

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I was hoping to head to Isle Bay or Upper Red next week with Mollie and Joe to chase some flags if I'm not working. Sounds like there are some tough ice conditions to deal with up there. I'll probably just stick closer to home.

Rush Lake???????

If so let me know,we have been toying with the idea of cutting a spear hole and jigging spoons and rattle traps for big pike on the short ultra lights.

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If so let me know,we have been toying with the idea of cutting a spear hole and jigging spoons and rattle traps for big pike on the short ultra lights.

The guy that was with yesterday is from devils lake Nodak and guides out there and that is how they catch the pike on that body of water. He also has caught some JUMBO Perch that way out there.

I am going to head that way in March looking for a 25 plus pike for the wall.

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Rush Lake???????

If so let me know,we have been toying with the idea of cutting a spear hole and jigging spoons and rattle traps for big pike on the short ultra lights.

I love going out there but its such a zoo during the Xmas break. I have caught some beauty's out there but if you're spotted the masses are like sharks to fresh blood.

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Sitting on a new lake today finally found some nice clear water got nice fat fish right away and a couple bonus muskies came through the hole

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playing with me new aqua-vu micro wishing the mail men would come with my new fish toys ice saw, cant wait to go on the ice and play with all my new toys.

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playing with me new aqua-vu micro wishing the mail men would come with my new fish toys ice saw, cant wait to go on the ice and play with all my new toys.

You will like that camera for picking a spot.

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