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Wanderer
10 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

Next time I will give a buzz to see if you want to go with


Hopefully I’ll be done working 7 days a week by then!

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Took the owners of Baby Beaver Baits and my boss Brian out fishing in the wind and  caught a few fish. All gills over 9 went back and all crappies over 12 were released. Best bait was 3 mm jig with a

Went out to lake that I have not been on in many years and the nice gills wanted to play eat the pink impluse mayfly and I was all about that game. 8-11 feet of water away from the crowds on a nice in

Nice fish!  I was out near mille lacs area and the frog bite was killing it. Had a handful in the 17-20” range. 

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Went fishing with my boss again and today the fish bit like crazy but much smaller fish. I kept 5 keepers so I could get my grandma a fish dinner. No fish over 8 inches today one the was almost the went in the bucket. Ice was 7-7.5 inches and the crowds were crazy. 

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28 minutes ago, monstermoose78 said:

I promised my grandpa that once he was gone I would still bring my grandma some fresh fish.

👍i did that also after my papa passed away. She really enjoyed them. They had to be cleaned whole. No fillets.

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What has been working is a kichler Custom black ice rod with black Betty reel with 3 pound test Berkeley ice line in clear. 3 mm gold jig with mayfly nymph. 

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 Way to go bud! That bite is extreme ! crazy the amount of fish I iced other day. Have to admit they were some of the best eating fish I've had. For myself small plastics,  Panfish PIrates RIppers in natural colors were the ticket on a 4 mm amped outdoors gold Tungsten.  

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Well I can’t seem to flush a pheasant, but I brought my crow call. I want to get Finn some retrieves to kept his spirits up. 

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Got to test out the new Kichler Custom black ice. It was great the fish were tight lipped but my dad and I kept 7 for his dinner. Went to friends to make the lite flight work on my clam drill plate and I am excited to see how it works. Ice varied from 6-8 inches and got slushy after cutting holes. I did not take photos today 

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So here is the deal with the lite flight it requires a larger bolt than the plate has, so you will have to have a larger hole to attach it. 

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8 minutes ago, Mike89 said:

nice finger nail polish ya have MM!!!  LOL!!!  smurfy dared me!!

😫🤔😒 did not. He's way bigger than me.🤭

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IceHawk
3 hours ago, Mike89 said:

nice finger nail polish ya have MM!!!  LOL!!!  smurfy dared me!!

Now you got me starting to wonder Moose 🤣

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You are all jealous of my nails

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Well with the modification a friend did to my extension the lite flight on the clam drill plate was awesome. I went to one of my favorite local lakes and put the hurt to some gills and crappies. Nothing huge but enough between 7-8 inches for gills and crappies from 9-10.5 to keep me busy for the 45 minutes I was out. 18-21 feet of water using the Kichler Custom black ice with a 4 mm wonder bread colored jig with my all time favorite maki mino in white. Fishing in an 8 inch hole is like fishing in Lake Superior compared to the 6 inch hole. 

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Fished Baxter for the first time. Upon arrival I discovered that I lost my winter tackle box 😥 so I was extremely limited with jig selection. Found a bunch of little guys...would be a good lake to take the kids. 
 

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3 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

Fished Baxter for the first time. Upon arrival I discovered that I lost my winter tackle box 😥 so I was extremely limited with jig selection. Found a bunch of little guys...would be a good lake to take the kids. 
 

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That lake runs in cycles about every 5 years it has keepers then they fish it so hard. I have pulled some dandies out of Baxter over the years.

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16 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

I have pulled some dandies out of Baxter over the years.

 

I got on to a decent spring crappie bite out there about 5 years ago too.  Quite a few 10-12 inchers and several 13+.  Went back a week later and there was about 8 boats in there fishing for them.  Haven't been back there since, the access is junk.  There's no concrete, no dock, virtually no parking, trees all over, and its a mud hole after it rains.

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monstermoose78
3 hours ago, gimruis said:

 

I got on to a decent spring crappie bite out there about 5 years ago too.  Quite a few 10-12 inchers and several 13+.  Went back a week later and there was about 8 boats in there fishing for them.  Haven't been back there since, the access is junk.  There's no concrete, no dock, virtually no parking, trees all over, and its a mud hole after it rains.

Yep it’s not the best access but it’s still a nice little lake.

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Sounds like my kinda’ boat launch! 😁

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Hit a local lake for an hour and got grandma a meal of fish. They never made it to grandma lol

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I should add some details 19-23 feet of water. 4mm wonder bread jig with a white with red flake maki mino. Until I was bit off then I struggled until I went to the old trusty  3 mm gold jig with a mayfly. I caught a lot of keepers but only need a few. 

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Took my old man fishing today and ran into @tview. Fishing was pretty good for me. 4 mm kenders jig in multi color metallic with a maki mino in white. The Kichler custom was key to my success I really like these rods. Once we can drive out I am going to see if I can get Allen come to the get together to talk about rods with those who might be interested. Today I never used the 3 mm jig set up. My dad ended up with 14 gills and 6 crappies and I had 10 crappies and 9 gills. 

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Moose Nice seeing you and meeting your Dad today on the lake. was a fun day on the lake!!!! Tell your Dad the feature I was talking about is Called A-Scope on his helix have him youtube it .. See you soon on the Ice!!!!

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6 minutes ago, tview said:

Moose Nice seeing you and meeting your Dad today on the lake. was a fun day on the lake!!!! Tell your Dad the feature I was talking about is Called A-Scope on his helix have him youtube it .. See you soon on the Ice!!!!

Will do 

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Looks like we lucked out with the weather compared to what they were talking about. See you all on the ice this weekend!!

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Yah, no kidding!  Heading the Winnie this weekend.  Wife signed us up for a GTG for a wheelhouse group.  About 100 confirmed attendance. 😲

 

The most important thing I packed was the 4 wheeler! 😄

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Hit my go to spot for some fish and the lake had a lot of people fishing the deep basin holes. Slush was not bad but once I got my grid drilled out it started to get a little slushy and 9-11 inches of ice. If you measured to the top of the snow you had 13 but that top 2 or 3 inches is snow and slush. The best bait was a maki mino on a 4 mm jig. Depth was 19-23 feet and away from the city that is forming. I ended up with 8 keeper crappies and released a 12.25 and 9 keeper bluegills 7.25-8 inches. Lost a nice walleye as it rolled and my 3 pound test was no match for those gills. I did stop some guy who was going to drive his truck out with a wheelhouse. 

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I drove by Baxter and Blue today. Couldn't believe there was a van and a truck that drove out on Blue. Especially with the weather we've had.

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      sweet👍 next time up i might head that way. cabin is 45 minutes from there.  yea there access can be interesting at times!!!!!!
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