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Moose's Report - Cambridge-Elk River-Foley-Milaca-Mora-Ogilvie Fishing Reports


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Caught 20-23 gills and 6 crappies. Fun day on the 10 inches of ice. The whole lake was close to the same where I cut all the holes out and around

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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 out locally here thanksgiving mornin on three inches of solid ice hot into the eyes really well. A week later whole place was open water again so we went out in the kayaks got 14 eyes than went out again now that ice is back went to same lake and had a rough weekend we only managed to get three all weekend. Went out on all local lakes they are all sketchy at best. Few more days to solidify that bad ice and should be good to go. Went to shakopee in onamia and there was a solid 10 inches out there. 

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8Went out locally here thanksgiving mornin on three inches of solid ice hot into the eyes really well. A week later whole place was open water again so we went out in the kayaks got 14 eyes than went out again now that ice is back went to same lake and had a rough weekend we only managed to get three all weekend. Went out on all local lakes they are all sketchy at best. Few more days to solidify that bad ice and should be good to go. Went to shakopee in onamia and there was a solid 10 inches out there. 

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No this is not red lake. This was a local spot in the cambridge princeton milaca area. 

Nice solid 14-17 inch walleyes nice and healthy and they tasted delicious 

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Just goes to show that if you put the time in to eplore new places just to see if there is anything in said body of water..... it can have very good payouts. The body of water that we got the eyes out of i have never fished before. Grew up next to it basically its only 10 min from the house. When they started hitting all fish were caught one after another i have never had walleyes through the ice bite like they did. A new experiance and i was able to share it with friends. Hope everyone is being safe out there. 

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Still pheasant hunting and still seeing lots of birds!  Went out an afternoon this past week and saw about 75 in 2.5 hours.  Went home with my 3 roosters.  Everything is froze good now so its easy walking and there's fresh snow.

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Looking for some folks in the area. Have you guys ever fished Borden lake near Garrison? I fished Maple lake last week with a lot of small crappie caught.  I let them all go, biggest was 9". Fished few lakes in that area with no luck. Even went to my little honey home with little succes Looking take the GF out tomorrow morning.  Any ideas? Seen someone posted about crappie in Pearl. 

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Yeah Borden Can be good.

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This cold snap should make fishing around here much safer! I can’t wait

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-7 woohoo making ice

Merry Christmas!!!

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Merry Xmas everyone.  Has anyone been out last few day for Gills or Crappie? Might go brave the cold tomorrow in the house on Dog Lake West of the Metro. Never been there but love trying different lakes.  I'll post the outcome if I go!

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I have to work otherwise I would be in bed

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I have been out the last two days on area lakes and have nothing to show for it. No keepers and nothing close to keeping. The cold snap has kept fish from biting. I have marked them but nothing will bite and same story on reports from other fisherman on the lakes. 

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Pressure was sky high.  I think that really turns them negative.   What kind of ice thicknesses were you seeing?

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Well this weekend will

have the moose sitting in the house. The following one I will be out fishing like a mad moose.

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I hear ya Moose...I am not a gluten for punishment either.  Next weekend is looking way better.  I have a feeling there will be a lot of vehicle traffic on the ice by then.  Not sure if that's wise but it is really getting close for that.

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I figure next weekend there will some trucks taking a dive

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I just checked the weather and no sigh of  warm up until next Saturday.  I am hoping 18" on most lakes by then. 

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30.9 Hg for pressure this morning.  The -24 has slowed my enthusiasm but that pressure really makes me wonder if it’s worth going out.

Got a newbie that wants to go and doesn’t get much time to, so I might be taking one for the team today.

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lots warmer here ar -23.  no way am I going out. maybe if i had a permanent but not the porty. :)  good luck if ya get out

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The wheel house is loaded and ready. A few more cold days and the lakes in the area should be more than ready for them. Some already are, Buzzie's got an ice road out of Flickabirds on East Rush so I may run over there later for a look-see. I'll swing around the lake to Peterson's resort on the other side and see what they have going. Getting excited.......

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I am hearing 10-14 inches on most lakes here is the thing there is thin spots. Please use caution when starting to drive out.

also what is the craziness with rearing ponds? I have never seen so many people fishing different ones. 

Hearing of a solid crappie bite on green lake in 10-15 feet of water. I look forward to getting out around here soon.

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2 hours ago, Wanderer said:

Got a newbie that wants to go and doesn’t get much time to, so I might be taking one for the team today.

Mille lacs! 

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I measured 10” clear solid ice last night where I was, lake off highway 22. I did see two half tons on the lake and a couple smaller cars but they weren’t more than 1000’ off shore. 

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I checked out Little and Big Horseshoe, Rabour and the west access on Rush. A couple of wheel houses (small ones) on Rabour, portables and home made ones on the Horseshoe lakes and about 6 - 7 larger wheel houses south of Cigar Island on West Rush. There were about 3 - 4 half tons on West Rush as well as several cars.

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Just posting here cuz I commented earlier.  Pine River hardly falls into the Cambridge are but that’s where we wound up.  A little north of town.

10-15 inches of ice in the holes I drilled.  Started with 12 at the access and stayed at 13 in the next two holes so I rolled the truck out there.  Crept along and made some noise but we ran into fish pretty quick.  Set up the house and went to work.

The first drops in any hole produced a crappie right away but they were tight lipped after that.  I walked and drilled for another 100 yards and found the pile of fish further out but on the other side of the 10 inch ice.  They weren’t cooperating real well anyway so I opted to not reset the house and work what we had.

There was a good dusk bite and I was surprised with a few nice gills in the mix.  Overall a tough bite but glad we went.  My fingertips are tender now though from crazy cold hands.

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So much variance with the ice around this winter. I know you all want to rush out with trucks and wheel houses but please check before you go out. Check often every couple feet at least. I know this takes time away from fishing but is your life worth it. Seeing the national wild turkey federation state meeting is in Alex next Saturday I will not be fishing that day.

bites i am hearing of are some fish being caught on long lake of highway 47. Green has been giving up crappies and some eyes on the deepest weed lines. Little elk has been giving up crappies and gills. Blue has crappies coming from over 20 feet of water. Back waters of the rum are giving up walleyes and pike. The rearing pond walleye bite is going strong. Here is one of the ponds it’s east of 169 on county road 9 about 3-4 miles it’s on the south side of county road 9 you can’t miss the trucks parked on the road. Have a blast catching walleyes!

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4 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

So much variance with the ice around this winter.  Check often every couple feet at least. 

Good idea....:crazy:

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I agree it’s too risky to not check frequently.

That ice I drove on yesterday was about what I expected to find.  I used a small pay access and talked to the owner about the ice before going out.  Even knowing the lake froze evenly this year I was checking every 20-30 yards realistically before moving the truck forward. 

It’s the least amount of ice I’ve driven on in years but I wouldn’t have done it had I not done the pre-checks I did.

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