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St Cloud Area Get Together 2/24/18 - Fishing Reports? Updated 2/21/18

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IceHawk

Nice Video guys. That's a  good area but with some warmer temps in the future that ice in that area will get real sketchy in a hurry.  Be safe when going in there. 

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eyeguy 54

reminds me that I need a new bobber stop from it getting loose. 

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DTro

I'm going to try and make it up there on Sat to say hi to everyone. I have a couple other things that may happen so it will be a last minute thing.   Last night we pulled in about a dozen in a few hours...more lookers than biters.  They were much preferring the minnows to anything else we had and reacted well to some light jigging action.  

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MN BassFisher
8 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

Nice Video guys. That's a  good area but with some warmer temps in the future that ice in that area will get real sketchy in a hurry.  Be safe when going in there. 

I can imagine that area gets real sketchy as the ice starts to thin out. When drilling holes we found anywhere from 10" to 20"+ 

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Borch

That's a tank Matt.  Bet it took some serious coaxing to get it up the hole.  Seems those shallow fish during the day have been the most active.  But they still don't give you a thump.  They just barely suck it in.  

 

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monstermoose78

I am going to try and make it

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IceHawk

That's a Beast Matt some good ones out there! Hope you can make it Moose have yet to share the hardwater with you looking forward to it. It will be a great time that I guarantee :grin:

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Tom Sawyer

A BIG  thanks goes out to Matt Johnson and Clam Outdoors for supporting COOL CATS 2018, by donating some great prizes for this years event. I will leave it a secret to what is in the box in the photo until derby day, very nice :D....DSCN4119.thumb.JPG.4d3a638c1da9fec89eaa686f819701fc.JPG Looking forward to meeting some new faces, and catching up with some old ones. Should be another fun one!!! 

I also went out to Mills this morning to add some items that have been proven cat producers for me.....;)0213180953.thumb.jpg.829598b98804fcb5afd8c144af0035d4.jpgThe prizes are piling up, everyone should leave a winner

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IceHawk

Top Notch support from a Top Notch Company! Thanks Matt and Clam. And Hats off to you Tom for the donation in your part. Very classy act.  :cool::cool:

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eyeguy 54

Nice ! 

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Rick G

Andrea and myself would like to donate this for the big fish contest

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eyeguy 54

Nice!  

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Tom Sawyer

Thanks RickG and Andrea for your donation. I'm getting jealous staff is ineligible to win...

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Borch

Thanks.  We'll have a big cat prize.  Everything else will be a raffle drawing.  I will post some more prizes early next week.  Will do drawing after lunch and big cat prize at 2 pm.

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IceHawk

Thanks Rick G and Andrea for you donation going to make some catter a happy camper!

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Wanderer
1 hour ago, Tom Sawyer said:

Thanks RickG and Andrea for your donation. I'm getting jealous staff is ineligible to win...

Making me jealous since I have other plans! :angry:;):D

I think you guys are gonna have an awesome time - nice work.

By the way, those Venom floats are the cats behind and just the ticket, I would think, for those light biting cats.  Completely adjustable.  

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DonkeyHodey

Newbie here, just joined forum.  I have 2 kids (9 and 11) that really want to try ice fishing, but daddy is a bit deficient…--frankly I have no auger, no experience with area lakes in winter...  (but come summer, I can catch 4 in. sunnies with the best of 'em!...)

1.)  Can someone offer to drill me a few holes?, pretty please...

2.) I drive a small front wheel car…  Would it be foolish to try and drive this out there? (Presumably other cars should have flattened out the snow a little and it should be somewhat packed snow if I follow the trail on the map to the meth hole, right?…)----(granted, we can’t yet be knowing the weather on the actual day and fresh snow or inches of slush could change plans, but the current forecast is looking nice!)

3.) I have a few jiggle sticks and lures and a few options for bait but my 9 yo daughter will absolutely love it if someone has a “secret magic bait” or advice to get a kitty on her line…

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eyeguy 54

welcome to the site!  join the fun!  rickg loves to drill drill drill!  for sure there will be help on the ice. driving should be fine unless snow hits hard before the event. 

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Borch

I usually drill a bunch of holes too so people can get on fish.

It would be great to have you there.  Hopefully we can get you an some fish.

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IceHawk

Welcome to the site hope you can make it. There will be plenty of holes. trust me :grin: I plan on doing some pre-fishing next week out there so hopefully Ill have some active schools dialed in. Don't worry about help I'm sure there will be a bunch of members who would be more than willing to help and give some tips etc. 

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eyeguy 54

Looks like a nice warm up coming on thursday. oh boy oh boy! 

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DonkeyHodey

Awesome!  Can't wait.

So perhaps I’m revealing my “un-rugged” approach to ice fishing here, but in thinking pot-luck, are people bringing generators? 

(if someone is (or has some other option for a standard plug-in) and has an open outlet, I’ll bring a crockpot with something hot…)

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Borch

The folks bringing wheelhouses usually do.  But at this point I'm not sure who will be bringing one.

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The Chemist

The warmer weather has brought alot of people out to the area. We are waiting for the later bite. Most are setup in shallowet water. Haven't marked fish yet but tendto see them at sunset. 

 

Be careful with all the holes being drilled! I found one that was covered back in, got my shin, luckily not my ankle.

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