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2020 Brainerd, Aitkin, McGregor Area ice fishing reports

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Wanderer

Drove out today with my truck with the plow on. Checked ice as I went.  12 inches of clear ice covered by 4-5 inches of frozen slush.  Never heard a crack but who could in the wind?!

 

Plenty of trucks pulling large wheel houses out so I went home and got my little hard side house to finally put out.  Drilled some holes, marked a few fish, pushed the snow off the spot for the house and set it down.  Very few fish marked after that and only one caught.  The skid house blues but at least it was warm and comfy in that gale.  We’ll try for a reset tomorrow.

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AlwaysFishing23

Got out the last 2 afternoons and did ok, couple nice panfish iced with some good buds. Fun Times! Plenty of vehicles driving around but I'm still full on sledding everywhere for fun. We were able to fish through Saturdays gale with ease using the flip overs and using a good amount of snow for banking.IMG_1468.thumb.jpg.41ac01c455efae86e0c2e95de0a2437f.jpg

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Wanderer

We had a finicky bite yesterday and didn’t see much moving around.  I figure it was the lingering effect of the storm that rolled through.

 

Still fun to be out but this “guide” is going to have to produce a little better if he expects his #1 client to continue enjoying time together! 😄

 

A guy takes off for duck hunting a while and loses track of the fish.... what was I thinking????

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AlwaysFishing23

Darn! At least you didn’t get skunked! Looks like I might have to show/give “the guide” some pointers or guidance😂

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Wanderer

I won’t hold you to that! 😂  Thanks for the “offer”.   The hunt is fun too, I really don’t mind but a guy only has so much time.

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