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

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IceHawk

Good luck moose definitely some nice Panfish in that system. Might have to make a run over there myself had some great days on that lake!

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monstermoose78

Went fishing with a friend and we fished hard and caught 5 crappies. We mark them they just did not want to bite. We were fishing the deep basin fish. We tried big baits, small baits, micro baits, live bait, and plastics the fish did not show liking to any of them. I got one on a buck spoon with waxies and one off a 5 mm and a maki mino and my friend caught one on a rippin rap, 5 mm and euros, and on off a fat boy jig and a wax worm. 

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monstermoose78

The wing bolt on my auger sheared off yesterday. So I spent some time getting the bolt out. Then I was off looking for the strongest bolts I could find. The auger is good to go again. Seeing I have about 5000 holes drilled with it upgrading the bolts is worth it. There is a lot of ice this year and I am not having any issue powering through it with dcd985 and the clam plate. I am getting some of the ice chips out of the hole before busting through, but I did that with the lazer mag too. 

I think I am going to hit green lake after dark for some crappies with my father in law. 

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Rube

Was on Green Thursday , fished from 3:30 to 8:30. Caught 3 nice crappies and some small perch. Funny thing the crappies were caught between 4 and 5. Not a bite after dark,  they  ( or something) was there but would not bite on anything I put in front of them. Caught the 3 in deep water with a frostee and minnow. Good Luck Moose.  I may try Little Elk this afternoon

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tview

Was on green Thurs night was able to find a few fish in 24ft between 4:30 and 7:00  bite was OK we ending up keeping about 10 nice eaters. heading back out today 

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Rube

Good for you tview- gives me faith that they do bite a little later. Maybe I was in too deep of water ( 28- 29 ft). gotta have some excuse.  Anyway did not go to Elk, but just got back from Lory and Lewis, Lory had active fish bite of very small sunnies and crappies.  Ended up on Lewis for the later bite, and caught some marginal size keepers, both sunnies & crappies - pretty slow bite. Had to dodge deer on the way home- they were all over between Dalbo and Bradford on 47.

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monstermoose78

Hey all just a reminder you will need a new license March 1!!

Well it looks like we should be ice fishing for another month or more. There is some snow coming, so if you need to get you house off the lake it might be wise do it now.

bites: green crappies, little elk gills sorting but you will catch them eaters, skogman has good from numbers of gills and crappies, and Lori lake for crappies.

the turkey fever is starting to set in for me

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monstermoose78

I will be going out for the night bite on green this week. I need to find some more fish as the wife wants a fresh fish dinner.

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IceHawk

nice batch  moose!

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Tom Sawyer

Good eats!

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Wanderer

You were due!  What a great day to have a great catch!

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eyeguy 54

nice job moose, grandma will be smiling again. 

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KrappieKilla05

Good work Moose!  Nice batch of gills you've got!

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monstermoose78

Finn and I went to take out some crows today. I should had a pile of them, but I was leading them to much. The only one I got drive bombed my caller and had the wind at its back. Finn made a good retrieve and was happy to be in the woods hunting again. I am grinding them up for dog food for the pointing chihuahuas . 

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monstermoose78

I might go exploring today to see what the lakes have for snow depth on them.

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monstermoose78

Well the lakes are a mess deep deep slush. I am not sure how deep but deep enough to concern me. I did not get stuck but I backed out. I did not go on Baxter as no one had plowed the access. Green looked bad and blue was the deep slush lake. Finn was my copilot for the fun. We checked a few spots to hunt crows for tomorrow. 

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monstermoose78

Going to lake Osakis with St. Cloud guys tomorrow!!

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monstermoose78

Well the bite was ok. I caught some great crappies 9-13 inchers on plastics. I got some gills on plastics, but was out fished by Rick G on gills 6 to 1.Eyeguy our fished me on gills as well. It was nice to bs with Icehawk, Tom, and Joe. My biggest gill was 9.25 and released rick had some pushing 10 all were released.

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Rick G

I dont think I out fished you... I think you must have saw every fish I caught.. It was a challenge for sure.

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monstermoose78

Get out there with this amazing weather!! The fish are on the munch was fishing a point near deep water. You all know what I was using for bait if not ask. 

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monstermoose78

Went out today to get the father in law out and meet Eyeguy for some fishing fun! What a great day to be alive and fishing. I was using my pug bug like always and Eyeguy was putting the hurt to the gills with 3 mm jig. I grabbed my gander mountain special with a fribil titanium spring bobber and put a jig just like eyeguy’s on and it was game on. I am not sure how many fish were caught, but it was a good number. I released all my fish which I normally do and just enjoyed catching them. I did watch Eyeguy to see how he jigs for them gills. I tried to match Eyeguy’s style. It is important to watch how people work a jig.

gills ranged from 4-9.25 inches and crappies 5-10.75 inches. Plenty of eater sized gills and crappies were caught. 

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eyeguy 54

fun day for sure moose. always a good time when we hit the ice. :) 

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1 hour ago, monstermoose78 said:

gills ranged from 4-9.25 inches and crappies 5-10.75 inches. Plenty of eater sized gills and crappies were caught. 

Yes the pictures of them look great! :whistle: 

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