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smurfy

Do any of you guys get or read the st cloud times??? In the local section there is an article about collins bros towing and how they recover items broke through the ice.

 

I'm not sure if I am in any hurry to fish around here for a while. 🤔

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I was offered an airboat ride on Upper Red Lake by Donnie Hudec and @kelly-p to chase crappies, before anyone was chasing them there, when ice blew out 100 yds in late winter. I also remember Kelly te

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On 1/11/2021 at 10:11 PM, smurfy said:

Does chuck still own the place??? Haven't seen him in years and I bought all my boots from him and his dad. Kinda sad he quit selling boots.

Smurfy: yes he does. He and his wife are so helpful and friendly. Which is the way a lot of the small businesses are like out here. So wished i could move up to the lake permanently.

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they are good folks and try very hard to help when looking to buy from them!!  

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smurfy
3 minutes ago, Mike89 said:

they are good folks and try very hard to help when looking to buy from them!!  

Yea they always went out of there way to make you a happy customer. But one has to wonder what old Milty, chucks dad would think about what he did with the business 🤔

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took a drive around the chain today. people are scattered all over with vehicles on the ice and some parked along the shoreline.

 

heard a lake out by new london with a foot of ice and there taking 1/2 ton trucks out........🙄

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2 hours ago, smurfy said:

took a drive around the chain today. people are scattered all over with vehicles on the ice and some parked along the shoreline.

 

heard a lake out by new london with a foot of ice and there taking 1/2 ton trucks out........🙄


12 inches and it’s game on for most.  We do have great ice this year for what is there.  Not saying it’s all good - everyone is taking their chances with it!  
 

I’m reasonably cautious and do my own ice checks but have been on less ice than I would’ve believed only a few years ago.  Slow and easy...

 

We were on Winnie over the weekend with a FB group my wife has been a member of, Hard Water Kampers (HWK).  153 wheelhouses checked into the event.  Some 1 tons with plows and giant tandem axle houses down to more normal fare in a reserved area on the lake out of Highbanks Resort.  17-18 inches of ice and only a few sites showed any water problems.  Almost everyone obeyed the 10 mph speed limit to a T.  I did experience the wave we can cause though at the shore staging area with a couple big trucks coming off a little fast.  Pretty obvious how the ice can blow up by someone and then it be weak for another following behind later.

 

I’ll have to say I was impressed with how the organizers handled their event with the support of Highbanks.  

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35 minutes ago, Wanderer said:


12 inches and it’s game on for most.  We do have great ice this year for what is there.  Not saying it’s all good - everyone is taking their chances with it!  
 

I’m reasonably cautious and do my own ice checks but have been on less ice than I would’ve believed only a few years ago.  Slow and easy...

 

We were on Winnie over the weekend with a FB group my wife has been a member of, Hard Water Kampers (HWK).  153 wheelhouses checked into the event.  Some 1 tons with plows and giant tandem axle houses down to more normal fare in a reserved area on the lake out of Highbanks Resort.  17-18 inches of ice and only a few sites showed any water problems.  Almost everyone obeyed the 10 mph speed limit to a T.  I did experience the wave we can cause though at the shore staging area with a couple big trucks coming off a little fast.  Pretty obvious how the ice can blow up by someone and then it be weak for another following behind later.

 

I’ll have to say I was impressed with how the organizers handled their event with the support of Highbanks.  

did you have one of Kim's bloody marys???? num num. i usually go out of highbanks if i hit winnie, got to know kim and rick well, but its been a while!!!!!!!🙄 there good peoples!!!!!1

 

no fish report???????????🤔

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1 hour ago, smurfy said:

did you have one of Kim's bloody marys???? num num. i usually go out of highbanks if i hit winnie, got to know kim and rick well, but its been a while!!!!!!!🙄 there good peoples!!!!!1

 

no fish report???????????🤔


Naw, I didn’t.  There wasn’t really much for hanging out inside.  Rick was coaching everyone up the access today though.  Had to tow some according to reports.  We made it up fine.

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LOTS of small walleyes to go around but several people iced 20” plus fish.  I lost one heavy fish at 5:30 this morning - pulled too hard after setting the hook; the line stretched and the fish didn’t move much.  Pike showed up but most went back due to the slot.  Perch were on the light side for keepers but kept things going.  Most action was in 20-22 fow either on top of a bar or the top of the breaks.

 

I went out to 32 fow and marked some tullibees but they wouldn’t chase.  Caught some more perch but had to keep them all due to the barotrauma.

 

Burnt orange was our best jig or hook color.   Caught fish on crappie jigs and minnows, chubs and one on a sucker.

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sweet👍 next time up i might head that way. cabin is 45 minutes from there.  yea there access can be interesting at times!!!!!!

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my wife and i stayed in the cabin just to the right of the landing by the lake a couple times. cabin 11, it has a wood fireplace.!!!!!!

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After getting skunked last night, changed to a different gps location tonight. Found a sharp drop and the cats didnt disappoint. I was out for about 5hrs and the vex was still showing fish. 

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