Minnesota Boat Rigging
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Was up this weekend, checked ice off North sides of Moccasin point and Breezy point. Both had 3-3.5" near shore but quickly dropped to 2-2.5" before you got 100' feet out. Not enough for me so retreated back to shore
We went for an ice scouting trip yesterday afternoon.
First lake we went to had sign of people fishin earlier in the day, I took the spud walked out 20' from the landing, 2 hits and the spud was through. Wherever anybody walked there was water in their tracks.
No cars at the landing, and I didn't see any big open holes, so I figure they were lucky.
Went to lake #2 didn't even get out of the truck. Somebody had driven a wheeler around to the west, and cleared a bit of snow to make a skating rink, open water straight out from the landing. Nobody skating, wonder why.
Went to lake #3 there was a half a dozen guy's fishin a half a mile out in the lake. I grabbed the spud, went out on the ice, chopped three different holes, the most it took was six hit's from the spud, and I was through. I'm thinkin 3"s of ice, and figured my guess was a little generous. I couldn't see where any of the guy's out fishin had even tried spudding, or drilling a hole, they just followed the other tracks out. Where they were fishin it was open last Sunday. I didn't see anybody catchin fish, and we were there at prime time. One group was spread out over a pretty good sized area, the other guys were standing in a group, with all kinds of junk around them. I have a word for those guy's, but can't post it here. LOL
I want to go fishin pretty badly, but there is a fine line out there that I'm not about to cross.
We got in the truck and left that lake too.
Didn't even stop at Vermillion, can't believe it could be any better.
The 3 lakes we looked at were all less than a 1000 acres in size, the one with the open water, right around 250 acres.
No body ever accused me of bein a genius, but I'm not about to risk my life to go fishin. LOL
Spearin opens on Tuesday, I'm chompin at the bit to go, supposed to get cold tonight, and tomorrow night, so maybe we'll make enough ice to go. At least where we spear you can touch the bottom if you go through. Our spearing lake is the one that took 2 hits. lol
Been there done that quite a few times over the year's, the older I get the less I want to get wet. LOL
The guy up at the baitshop told me he heard that Red lake had 7-9"s of ice, SURE.