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monstermoose78

Boom here it is everyone!!! 

When:  Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 am to whenever. I will be there earlier maybe 9 am , but I will confirm before if I can make before that. 

Where: Shakopee Lake Access by Onamia. 

Who:     Everyone is welcome to come!! Please bring treats!! This is a family friendly as well. 

Monstermoose78, Rick G, and Eyeguy will be there!! Please let us know who plans on coming. Please bring treats!!

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eyeguy 54

Thx for lining it up moose. Saturday so far looks to be a descent day. I will be bringing some venny meat stick pieces and some cookies. 

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monstermoose78

I will get something to eat not sure yet. 

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eyeguy 54

location for parking

Shokopee.jpg

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monstermoose78

Good call

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eyeguy 54

get together in the X area. 

Shokopeeaaa.jpg

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ZachD

Must be fishing around that sunken island

I thought this was the lake you guys were talking about I fish it alot

I only like it early and late ice now after everyone and there mother goes on it once you can bring a wheel house

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gimruis

I used to fish Lake Shakopee regularly.  I did awesome catching largemouth bass there with good average size, and never had any competition.  A couple years ago, they did some construction upstream by the start of the river at the base of Vineland Bay for road construction and they had to drop water levels to do it.  The flow rate never came back to normal.  Then they took out Buckmore Dam in the state park at the base of Lake Ogechie which also altered the flow through that area.  I tried it once each the past two years and only caught 1 bass each time, in addition to about 40 pike.  Every single pike was the same size, about 20-22 inches.  Just snake after snake.  Slime city.  I think the alteration of the river flow through that area has permanently ruined the bass fishing there.

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eyeguy 54

looks like 3 so far.  anybody else up for this? 

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Rick G

Might help if you post this in a few of the local forums too... mille lacs, Princeton, st cloud......  Maybe HSO side too

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monstermoose78

Good call rick it’s in Princeton 

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monstermoose78

Got I will work on hso

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Wanderer
19 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

Thanks for the shout out Moose.  I have plans to go out this weekend but to another lake.  I’ll ask if the other party wants to stick to those plans or head east instead.

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tview

Thanks Moose . how much ice looking to bring wheeler?

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ANYFISH2

I have Hockey travels Saturday, good luck guys.

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monstermoose78

There was 7-10 inches last weekend 

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Cret Jigs

Good chance I will be there after 1pm.... thanks for putting this together.   Plan on bringing 4 wheeler. ... and hoping Daughter can make it :-)

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monstermoose78

@MJ1657 @Rick @leech~~ 

Everyone come on you pick some great minds! 

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eyeguy 54
1 hour ago, Cret Jigs said:

Good chance I will be there after 1pm.... thanks for putting this together.   Plan on bringing 4 wheeler. ... and hoping Daughter can make it :-)

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you might need to drag me back after I eat all the treats! 

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1 hour ago, monstermoose78 said:

@MJ1657 @Rick @leech~~

Everyone come on you pick some great minds!

Can't make this one but looking forward to meeting up on the next. I may even try moving around to catch some like eyeguy, instead of enjoying a nice relaxing sit in my chair and talking!! :grin:

I think I still have 17 cans of beer in my basement of the 18 can case I brought last year no one drank, I can bring again!! :D

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eyeguy 54

just bring 1 or you will end up taking 16 back....  LOL 

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leech~~
4 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

just bring 1 or you will end up taking 16 back....  LOL

I don't even remember who drank the 1?  Sadly I had plans to do a Wild rice venny brat boil with the beer all summer at the camper but no one in my family was up for it!  :(

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eyeguy 54

now that

is just lame. lol 

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