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MinDak Hunter

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I thought about putting the boat in by Cold Spring but a huge ice jam is in the landing. I would not trust that ice for anything.

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Fished Leech Lake for perch today, went out on Pine point with wheelers. In the morning the ice was perfect for cruising. On the way back we were busting through the top layer of ice and struggled to get through a large area by Goose island, even with tire chains. There was also some bad spots right in front of the landing. Fishing was decent, got as many walleye as jumbo perch plus a few pike. 

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drove past the chain today. the river is completely ice free. a couple shallow bays are also open. stopped at the camp woody bridge and the creek on the west side of long and didn't see any fish swimming.

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I tried to get out on the Cold Spring access today. I could not get the boat deep enough to float off before the car was under water no go. Went to Koronis and got out there in the bay for a short little put with the boat.

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    • rundrave
      you can try this:   Frank DeLuca 5382 Jentoft Road Saginaw, MN  55779 [email protected] 218.729.7941
    • Getanet
      Do any of you guys know if Surface Tension still swims around these parts? I think I need my Nils sharpened. I had sent him a message through the HSO forum a while ago and didn't hear back. I'm not sure if HSO and Fishing MN share the same messaging platform, or if I need to try him here instead. Did a quick search and it doesn't look like he's posted in a while, so I'm hoping someone knows his whereabouts.    
    • IceHawk
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    • imhatz
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    • Barbelboy
      its a fun trip. i'd suggest going with a guide the first trip. I've gone out with the one who's last name starts with an H. He was pretty darn awesome.Then you can replicate the tactics. I've gone over there 3 times. Caught fish every time. It's AMAZING that in a large metropolitan area like that there are virtually no fishermen on the ice when it's there. 
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    • Rick
      Thanks @Larry Gunderson and welcome to FM.   Join in and have fun. Hopefully someone else jumps in on this topic as well.
    • Rick
      Welcome to FM @bigpunfun   You should also try the Vermilion- Virginia Forum.   Someone looking at this will hopefully help you out.   Have fun and please be sure to come back and let us know how you do. Pics are awesome too.
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      Change the blades
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