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AlwaysFishing23

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Wanderer

Thanks for the shout out; glad to help!  I was heading back out to jump start my brothers diesel and saw you get stuck.  Needed to get my bro’s truck going first.  Saw you were in the same spot and knew a little help would go a long way in that rutted mess out there.

 

You had a good catch for the afternoon. 😎  We were in that area Friday night but after the bite was over.  Got some but not that good.  Had a nice evening crappie bite to the east last night.  A few pike this morning before pulling up stakes.  

 

Gonna head north I think tomorrow.  But it sounds like I’m the only one willing to brave the weather.

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You were a big help today I really appricetate it. I’ve fished that same area at least one a week for the last month. Every time from 1-6pm. Haven’t had a terrible trip yet every time I get a lot of nice gills. The first time I tried that bite I got a few nice crappies and a 17” walleye. Last night fished again and kept 6 nice gills and threw back a lot of good ones to and got I a 21” walleye. It’s a sunset bite for sure then after dark if you hang around long enough the crappies bite to. But it’s hard to stay out last 6pm when it’s this cold trying to heat the portable can become hard even with a good heater. Glad to hear you guys had some luck I’ve heard that area is good but I’ve never tried it. Haha another buddy who always fish’s in the cold told me I was crazy for going out. Well look you did well the last two days......😂. Good luck to you tommarow!

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leech~~

Where?  Just so I can help next time? 😁

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AlwaysFishing23

Hey @leech could I put you in charge of bringing the beverages, snacks and food? Maybe even bring a little table to set it all up on like a buffet style 😂

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Wanderer
12 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

Where?  Just so I can help next time? 😁

 

Just west of shantytown. 😉😁

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Wanderer
10 minutes ago, AlwaysFishing23 said:

Hey @leech could I put you in charge of bringing the beverages, snacks and food? Maybe even bring a little table to set it all up on like a buffet style 😂

 

@leech~~ did buy me a steak dinner at the Ely steakhouse when I took him lake trout fishing several years ago.  He’s not without his charities. 🙂

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leech~~
3 hours ago, AlwaysFishing23 said:

Hey @leech could I put you in charge of bringing the beverages, snacks and food? Maybe even bring a little table to set it all up on like a buffet style 😂

 

Well that gets you out of making lunch, but not getting unstuck! 😊

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I also have experienced some bad days, for preventing that day I bought a towing truck which we are using for personal use and also for towing roadside assistance nyc.

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For sure a bot. So they are going to drive from NY to MN to pull someone out when they get stuck on a frozen lake? 🤔

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2 hours ago, AlwaysFishing23 said:

For sure a bot. So they are going to drive from NY to MN to pull someone out when they get stuck on a frozen lake? 🤔

 

Well they did Edit it for correctness .............So? 🤭

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On 5/20/2019 at 2:38 AM, martinbrown1269 said:

I also have experienced some bad days, for preventing that day I bought a towing truck which we are using for personal use and also for towing roadside assistance nyc.

 

You’ll have to pass the test:

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On Monday, May 20, 2019 at 2:38 AM, martinbrown1269 said:

I also have experienced some bad days, for preventing that day I bought a towing truck which we are using for personal use and also for towing roadside assistance nyc.

 

Welcome to the forum.

Just so I understand. You bought a tow truck for personal use in case you get stuck ice fishing.  Who pulls the tow truck out, just incase you get stuck? 🤔

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