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

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eyeguy 54
11 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

Yes the pictures of them look great! :whistle: 

I post tooooo many pics so slowing down

 

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monstermoose78
13 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

Yes the pictures of them look great! :whistle: 

My fingers were to slimie to take photos 

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eyeguy 54

thats what ya get for catching those slimers. ;) 

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monstermoose78

Well I hit the water with Eyeguy and Rick G again. The bite was ok but the size was lacking, but it is still fun to be out fishing.

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Rick G
3 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

Well I hit the water with Eyeguy and Rick G again. The bite was ok but the size was lacking, but it is still fun to be out fishing.

Right after you left I stuck a 9 31/32 

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monstermoose78
On 3/18/2018 at 8:15 PM, leech~~ said:

Yes the pictures of them look great! :whistle: 

Leech No big fish for me so they did not get a photo. Plus look at Eyeguy’s and Rick’s photos they caught big ones. Leech when have you posted a real fishing report? ;) 

11 hours ago, Rick G said:

Right after you left I stuck a 9 31/32 

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Story of my life! Should have been here yesterday or should have stayed until dark. Great fish Rick

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leech~~
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2 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

 Leech when have you posted a real fishing report? ;)

Um.............. other then a few private PM's to people. Looooks like Jan 20th Brainerd area, Extavaganza 2018 thread.  ;)

 

 

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monstermoose78
On 3/23/2018 at 9:09 AM, leech~~ said:

Um.............. other then a few private PM's to people. Looooks like Jan 20th Brainerd area, Extavaganza 2018 thread.  ;)

 

 

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monstermoose78

Yesterday I hit lake Osakis with Eyeguy again. If you have not heard check out the fishing club. Anyways fishing was good lots of fish no giants for me but Eyeguy got a fair number of gills over 9 inches. The key to Osakis is light line and little baits tipped with shrimp or a couple euro tops. One euro or one shrimp worked best for me. 3mm jigs tops 3 pound test is heavy 2 is better. The fish are making there way shallower. Good luck 

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eyeguy 54

not sure if I would join a club that would have me as a member... ;) 

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monstermoose78
2 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

not sure if I would join a club that would have me as a member... ;) 

You get out fishing a lot and know how to find em!

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monstermoose78

Went fishing with @eyeguy 54 @IceHawk And @Bass Thumb. The big crappies are on the munch and I was hungry. Fishing 7-10 feet as these big fish are moving shallower. Thank you to these guys for bringing a monstermoose along. The chicken tender sandwich was awesome and the beer was cold. Anyone else get out fishing?

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eyeguy 54

slab steaks!  mmmm !   fun day for sure moose. 

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IceHawk

Had a great time out there with you guys. The catching is a bonus the friendships, laughs and memories are what its about for me. Those are going to make some good eats. Looking forward to doing it again soon. 

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monstermoose78

they ate great. The neighbor lady was so excited to have fresh fish I gave her 6 filets. I ran 6 filets down to my grandma. Well the rest were fried up in beer batter. 

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Bass Thumb

It was fun, Nick. Good times 

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monstermoose78

Went over and fished with the St. Cloud guys again. Well the fish showed us up and we did not catch to many. We even had the secret weapon Rick G with this time. I caught a few just one keeper sized fish which I donated to the bucket of one of the guys. Not sure how many ended up in the bucket as I had to head home to get my chores done. 

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monstermoose78

Snow drifts suck!! It’s not that far of a walk from my dads house to the field, but it took me awhile, because the drifts were deep. Finn came with me to get some exercise and was having a blast finding pheasants he jumped 6. 4 were hens which is great to see back there and he jumped one ruffed grouse from under a pine tree by my blind. Not as much turkey sign as I was expecting just a few tracks. I think they could walk on the crusted snow and not leave any tracks. It’s now nap time for Finn and I.

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Went ice fishing this evening from 430-630 and they were biting like crazy. 11-17 feet of water with most of the fish in 11-13 feet. Best bait was a xl jig in orange and a white mayfly. Still 28 inches of ice and only 2 inches of snow on it.

 

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monstermoose78

Not much for turkey action yet ok nothing but the pheasants are having fun. Also it’s very cold sitting in the blind.

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Well monstermoose78 is done ice fishing around here for the year. Why you ask I fell through yes there was 28-30 inches of ice on the lake, but the shoreline nope. Went fishing with @Cret Jigs and we had fun fishing. I cut lots of holes and we got some good ones for the knife. Cret jigs brought a plank for the way out but on the way in I did not make it to the plank. Cret jigs helped me get my stuff to the shore and out. I worry about the guy on the wheeler and they guy who used the plank to get out too. Thanks Cret jigs for a fun day. 

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eyeguy 54

Sure glad you had some help moose and all turned out well ! 

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Spending some time in the turkey blind as it’s on solid ground. Had some jakes behind me but they don’t want to play. It’s okay as the have a free pass for now. In a couple weeks they will not have a free pass. If they would have come out I would have taken some photos. Lots for noise as everything is excited by the warm weather.

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monstermoose78

Word has it crappies are showing up in some places along the shorelines. Boat channels are good places to look.

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WallyGader
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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.

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