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delcecchi
On 4/16/2018 at 11:16 AM, jkrash said:

We're going to need about 3 weeks of above freezing temps to get rid of the ice, I think at this time we are in trouble for a ice free opener  :2c:

Opener?  I'm getting worried about Quetico the first week in June.:(

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Wakemup

I was hoping to take the week after opener off and spend some time at the cabin getting everything opened up and doing some serious fishing but I think I may need to adjust that plan thanks to Mother Nature!

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JerkinLips

Weather doesn't look great for clearing ice; mid 50's highs and low-mid 30's lows for the next two weeks.  Unless something changes drastically, I still think we are going to be near record late ice out (May 24).

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Cliff Wagenbach

I went out fishing on Big Bay today. 36 inches of solid ice out there!

Cliff

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TomWehler
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Sound fun Cliff, sad about ice, will split when ready.

Any Bites?

: )

25 inches on Minnetonka I saw today.

Was out about mile from here musky acres with my Polar Bear Boy fer pannies...no doubt fun and its still hard n still 24"

New med's for Bear n he is feeling great an has some cool studdly strut going on. Big Smiles for almost 12.

Miss my lil island cabin n docks.........but........no fooling round with Mother Nature.

Think good thinks, be safe, enjoy it all.

Keep on rocken!

 

Tommy

 

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TomWehler

Fun stuff, nice catch, beautys.

  • Mmmmmm Sizzling sides of yummy goodness!

T

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Wakemup
16 hours ago, Cliff Wagenbach said:

Bear looks good and looks like he is enjoying life!

Got a few eating sized fish today. Enough for a couple of meals for Jean and I!

Couple of real nice bluegills in the bunch!

 

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Those look good!

Now the question is, do you scale them and cook them skin on or separate the filet from the skin?

I became a fan about 5 years ago of scaling and leaving the skin on for some extra crisp!

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SkunkedAgain

Crispy tail fins!

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snagger

Has anyone heard what they'll do about the City Auto Glass walleye tourney if the ice isn't off by May 19? Even if the ice is off....will they close Pike Bay?

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Cliff Wagenbach

Wakemup,

I also like them scaled and the skin crispy but hate all of those scales every where so I fillet them with no skin.

Cliff

I have not heard any news about the City Auto Glass.

Pike Bay will be open to fishing. Ice being off of it will be close!

Cliff

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Scaled n skin on after gut n de-head. Wash n batter n sizzle. Fork at Dorsel n whole fillet falls onto plate or butter bun or hounds mouth. : ). Mmmmm sooo good.      I dream melt ice at Nine inches per week starting today -  Pike bay be open day before opener clear out to Marauderville. Then Bonnie n I n Polar Bear do opener on Docks as per our tradition. Dreams are fun.   Then everyone wants to can enjoy the fever reducer that is our sweet Vermilion. Big Smiles. Maybe weekend after opener?  All good but just miss our lil chunk of paradise x million. An lake friends n nuts.  Think warm thinks!  Thanks for letting me post some n butt in on threads a bit. Still two feet of snow here n same ice an nothing to do outside easy.  Peace...     T

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OhioVike

Tom, good thoughts now we need good weather!

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ProGuideEyes

 Did you leave vermilion Tom???

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CigarGuy

Was out for a while on the Partridge River this afternoon, didn't have any minnows, managed one 13" crappie on Gulp waxes.  But, the old Strikemaster almost bottomed out-close to 30" of ice.

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Cliff Wagenbach

I was out on Vermilion fishing today again. Big bay still has about the same amount of ice but the ice is a lot softer now! Small patches of 4" to 6" deep slush pockets on it.

Pike bay seemed solid when we went out but when we returned almost the entire bay had about 6" of very soft slushy ice on top!

That will be my last trip out this winter.

Talked to one Native that I saw checking a  net that he had  out under the ice in Pike Bay. He had caught around 15 walleyes and a pike today and 8 or so walleyes yesterday. Tough way to catch fish!

Cliff

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Cliff Wagenbach
2 hours ago, dgdg said:

 

Well the Pike River Dam is finally running at full throttle.  For those of you who aren't up here to see it for yourself, you can see it here:

https://www.everettbaylodge.com/lake-vermilion-ice-out-2018-the-dam-is-running/

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Thank for the update and photo Dave and Diane!

Cliff

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jkrash

What a difference a day makes, yesterday the dam was locked up tight and today it's roaring. Walleye should be running this week...

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redlabguy

To all you guys who’ve been keeping us posted, thank you. I’m an islander so I don’t have much hope for the opener, but I’ve been reading all the posts (read them year around), including entertaining posts on new gear, and, again, thanks for letting a lot of guys know what’s going on there. The current weather, forecast and web cams, give me hope! I’m thinking I may get back home in three weeks, maybe four.

Keep the sun shining,

Dick

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meerkat

18 days to opener,  I hope there is some open water we can fish.  our group can't reschedule due to work issues.  Come on Sun/Rain!!!  Our golf courses are just opening up today!!  smh

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Cliff Wagenbach

There will certainly be some areas of open water to fish by the opener!

Pike Bay ice is deteriorating fairly fast now. Other small shallow bays are probably not far behind.

Cliff 

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BRULEDRIFTER

Ice is going fast!  The sun is high and powerful, we're flirting with 70 degrees and the forecast looks promising. I'm feeling pretty confident there will be a lot more open water then most are expecting.  

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delcecchi

Sounds like the record of May 23 is looking safe for another year... 

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jkrash

Shorelines are starting to open, do you see the wood ducks?

 

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