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monstermoose78

Well I found a bunch of small gills but I did not fish where the areas I wanted to due to the snow levels. Not many out on the today but the road is plowed as I made it out in my car. I took the car to prevent me from trying to go to places I would want. I got a few keeper sized gills. 

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Wow the fish were on fire but little. I caught so many 4-7 inch gills and one 3 over 7 inches. Crappies were harder to come by and 5-7 inches. 

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Cret Jigs

How thick was the ice?   ....   can an ATV go out on the lake?    

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monstermoose78

There is a crust cret jigs but the side by side was moving around well. The access is getting soft Baxter would be easier on and off. I think you come in from the west side of blue so you would be ok. The ice was around 24-30 inches

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Cret Jigs

baxter might be the ticket today

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gimruis

4-7 inch bluegills?  5-7 inch crappies?  That's downright terrible.

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11 hours ago, gimruis said:

4-7 inch bluegills?  5-7 inch crappies?  That's downright terrible.

It sure was nice to get out and I caught a lot of fish so I was happy !!

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monstermoose78

Well the bucks are starting to run around a little more the bachelor groups are breaking up. Geese are in town and ducks are sitting in some flooded fields. Pheasants look to be doing well and turkeys. 

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Dan85

Finally got around to putting the trail cam up this past weekend. We will see whats floating around our property. I agree that the pheasant numbers seem to be looking good. 

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gimruis

I had a tremendous pheasant season last year in the east-central zone.  When I was turkey hunting this spring, I still saw a lot of them.  That was before the reproductive cycle in June.  I think its going to be gangbusters this season once the crops are gone.

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monstermoose78

Got some woodies today!! 

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monstermoose78

It’s duck killing time tomorrow morning!! Reports to follow!!

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monstermoose78

One down missed the other of the pair

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monstermoose78

Well I should have had a loner goose but I suck! I think this is the hen I knocked last Sunday.

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monstermoose78

Went hunting with a great friend that I meet on here today. The rain shortened the hunt but it was great to get out with a friend. No shots were fired but stories were shared and it was a great hunt without a bird being shot at. 

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monstermoose78

Well the rain has Finn and staying in bed this morning. We may go the jump some ponds later.

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Wanderer

We were up at 3 after going to bed at midnight.  Thunder and heavy rain put us back down too.  Break in the heavy rain now - I better wake the guys up.  My headache from the nose punch my buddy’s lab gave me earlier hasn’t gone away yet. 😣

 

Not the morning we’ve been looking forward to.

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monstermoose78

Right

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monstermoose78

Went to the pond nothing sitting on it but had one a pair buzz by and flock 15-20 just out of range I thought they were circling back but nope

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Ended the day with 2 woodies and 2 mallards for 2 guys.  First day in we don’t remember how many years I’ve legitimately hunted ducks this particular buddy of mine.  The buddy that I’ve been tight with since grade school.  That alone made a good day.

 

Learned his new duck boat rig better, tried out new decoy rigs and a new lake.  Three set up changes before we finally got the 4 birds we did.  There’s more to be had though and we’ll go back after em tomorrow.

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I got the first single feathers fly and that duck made of steel kept going for a mile flying and more. Another tougher than steel number 2 shot and 25 yards. Finn looked me like what the heck. Then a pair of drakes came by unloaded and nothing. Then another pair two hens and bam whacked the first one and shot behind the second one. Had a couple more buzz by without a shot being fired. 

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Well ya got some shooting anyway and Finn got a swim!

 

Only 3 rigs this morning on the lake we went to; less than half of yesterday’s total.  Not many birds flying.  We got to shoot twice and pulled in 2 BTW and 1 woodie.

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gimruis

I was out in central ND last week for work.  Its no wonder there aren't any ducks around here; they're all out west.

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monstermoose78

Well I shot bad today but I had a blast and Finn was happy.  I missed some greenwings shot in front of them. The had some ringers whiz by and I shot behind them. Never got a shot a the woodies as the are sneaky but that hooded merganser  I nailed that sucker. Finn is making the retrieve and a flock of 13-15 ringers dropped on top of Finn. The look on his was o crap dad what do I do!. Heard lots of ducks flying over and lots of shooting. 

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Wanderer

So yer sayin’ ya might have some new birds in?

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