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monstermoose78
17 minutes ago, WallyGader said:

Hear if any lakes are ice free in the Cambridge area yet?

I also went through on a lake in central mn moose, was trying to skirt around edge of rushes to get to better ice and found a weak spot, luckily I could grab the rushes and pull myself out was only 2 fow but another 2ft of mud. I was solo so made for a quick and final fishing trip ha.

Glad you are ok. I will be out checking some lakes this week as most still had some ice on them, but if it hits 80 today and the rain it should open some up.

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Barbelboy

Not a lake, but the St. Croix is fishable.

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rumeye

Rush lake as of yesterday still ice. Long lake and Stanchfield lake in Grady wide open. Fannie and Skogman looking like today or tomorrow. Hi Mike nice looking kids.

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WallyGader

Thanks for heads up rum, trying to sneak out a evening after work to make sure i didnt mess up installing new impeller, or that' my excuse to get on the water again anyway ?

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monstermoose78

Way to go @Barbelboy !! 

Ice is off most the lakes now. The crappies and gills are hitting shallow bays to feed. Get out there and have some fun. Please let us know how you did. You don’t need to say the lake but some details would be great to help others get some fish. Pictures are awesome too

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IceHawk

Way to get the kiddos out on some good sucker fishing. Good way to make some great memories. 

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ZachD
9 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

Way to go @Barbelboy !! 

Ice is off most the lakes now. The crappies and gills are hitting shallow bays to feed. Get out there and have some fun. Please let us know how you did. You don’t need to say the lake but some details would be great to help others get some fish. Pictures are awesome too

I will be out Monday somewhere either long lake or green will give a report when I get back

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gimruis
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I went out on Saturday morning but I did not do any panfishing.  I mostly went out to get my boat in the water before opener and to make sure everything was running properly.  I'm not the person that's gonna wait until the opener to start up my outboard, livewell, electronics, etc.  Don't be THAT guy

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ZachD

Didnt do much fishing but didnt find any crappies  

was on long lake they didnt have the boat ramp dock out.

 

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monstermoose78

Hello everyone, 

please check out the fishing report clubs. I believe the first few members can get in free. I hope you are all doing well fishing and hunting. I look forward to reading your reports. 

If you any questions just ask.

thank you,

monstermoose

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monstermoose78

The walleye bite is heating up around the area. Bass are on the beds and panfish are keeping most anglers busy. Remember the new pike regs are in place now. Good luck and let’s hear some reports and see some more photos!! Thank you to all that check my reports. I am off to get some fishing in. 

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gimruis

I went out on Saturday for about 5 hours and my friend and I caught a lot of crappies but they were mostly all dinks (8-10 inchers).  We only caught 4 of them over 10 inches.  Plus a few small bass and one pike.  We released all of them.  Water temp was right around 60, a little warmer up shallow in a bay.

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6 hours ago, gimruis said:

I went out on Saturday for about 5 hours and my friend and I caught a lot of crappies but they were mostly all dinks (8-10 inchers).  We only caught 4 of them over 10 inches.  Plus a few small bass and one pike.  We released all of them.  Water temp was right around 60, a little warmer up shallow in a bay.

Thanks for the update

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monstermoose78

Well I did not get a turkey this year but I sure had a blast hunting for them. Lots of close calls but just never got a shot. 

Fishing the rum river before the rain was hot and the local lakes are doing well. Check out the fishing clubs section as many very skilled anglers post extremely detailed reports. 

 

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monstermoose78

 Come on guys let’s hear some reports?

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monstermoose78

The rum is giving up somefish in town, but if you get away from easy spots you will catch more. 

Most area lakes are giving up bass and gills. 

Turkeys are looking like they had a great hatch. I have not seen pheasants for awhile or ant grouse.

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gimruis

Moose, there was an article in the Star Tribune yesterday about the grouse population and how it has possible plummeted in Minnesota and Wisconsin due to WNV (West Nile Virus).  I wonder if this disease could affect pheasant, turkey, or even duck populations.

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monstermoose78

I put money it can. 

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Sculpin

I saw the article also, I think it is possible, but how the population went from up 58% last year to practically nothing is beyond me.  More "science" from our friends at the DNR. 

It is also becoming increasingly more evident that the expansion of the turkey range may be playing a role in the reduction of grouse numbers, both in terms of nesting success, and the survival of chicks.

I'm sure 20/25 years of study, analysis, speculation, comparative data, blue ribbon panels, neighbor states consultations, and hunter surveys will have it all sorted out.

I personally think turkeys can sweep thru the woods and eat everything in sight in short order. I'm a turkey hunter, but its reason for concern  

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8 hours ago, gimruis said:

Moose, there was an article in the Star Tribune yesterday about the grouse population and how it has possible plummeted in Minnesota and Wisconsin due to WNV (West Nile Virus).  I wonder if this disease could affect pheasant, turkey, or even duck populations.

Our  DNR isn’t good whatsoever , mis-management , and a lot of BS .yes the West Nile is out of there control , but does anybody really believe a straightforward answer and/or possible response or plan to combat such  will be brought forward to us ? They will say there favorite line ‘’we will take things into consideration’’ .. our game/fish are in the in the hurt bag in this state . Kiss the good old days away for grouse , deer , waterfowl ,walleye in some lakes with slots , and other game fish . Now with that being said the state just wants money from license sales , imagine that , money , the root of all evil  , hmmmmmm where have we heard this before ?? Our state and our DNR are bogus when it comes to proper management , when oh when are we the sportsmen going to say enough is enough . Period ! Ok , know I now the cumbiya sayers will be defending our DNR here , but fellow people what are you all seeing with our game ? There we go now I think a few others besides me , and the Monstermoose will see what I’m getting at . Ive hunted and fished here in Mn my whole life , I’ve seen the good , and I sure do see the bad now in so many ways.  No none of this game is extinct , but it sure ain’t like it used to be . Probably a lot more hunters and fishermen today with much better technology , that all needs to be taken into consideration and managed accordingly in a biological sense , whatever that may be , not in the holy dollar sense .. By !!

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eyeguy 54

some of you guys need to go work at the DNR so its run perfect. LOL 

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If you want to see how the DNR "runs" volunteer, or perhaps you have in some capacity. I have, and what I saw, and learned was very frustrating, eye opening, and for me, almost total disbelief.

It's a world of volunteers, interns, low level functionaries, and a few people who are working their way up the bureaucratic ladder within the organization. For the most part a bunch of "scientists" career bureaucrats, but well meaning, and for the most part dedicated.

They are continually understaffed, underfunded, and their equipment for the most part is broken down. Its not their fault, they have their hands out continuously, and they never get the funding necessary to function at the level that Minnesota outdoors people have come to expect.

If the Sportsmen and Women of Minn. could ever come together and become the political and economic force that their numbers represent, then maybe real change would occur.

In the meantime, sadly, they muddle along with what they have, and it will never "run perfect" But that does not exempt them from constructive criticism.   

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monstermoose78
12 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

some of you guys need to go work at the DNR so its run perfect. LOL 

Tried but they told me I am over qualified @eyeguy 54 

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Bigfatbert
9 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

some of you guys need to go work at the DNR so its run perfect. LOL 

Never could work for the state again ..  only did for about a total of 6 months back in the 1980s , and wow what I saw , wasted tax payer money  to the big nuts , hush hush type of doings ,  was even told once that what I saw shouldn’t be mentioned to nobody ..

i happen to know a world renowned , now retired wildlife biologist who reviewed our present DNR whitetail deer strategy just released by the DNR for the next year . His response was “wow what a mess” not liking it at all .. He even offered the DNR tips or thoughts ,just to hear we will take it into consideration .. 

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you shoulda stayed, then all would be great. LOL 

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