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Rick

Chris hits this spot on. Really can appreciate what you are saying and doing. 

 

Also, that's the direction FishingMinnesota is heading.

 

Making connections online and in person. We learn faster when we grow our network of fishing friends.

 

Start growing yours here, right now. Set-up a meet and fish. Even if with only one other FMer.

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PRO-V

That is the first time I've ever seen a picture of you guys without a fish!!! Might have better luck if you get out of the garage. 😁

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eyeguy 54

😁. Actually we are standing by the deck at Geigers resort. Had to pose for a pic that is like one we did 38 years ago. Will have to hunt for it. 

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smurfy

Well I'm here to tell you today was a swing and totally miss day for me.😒

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IceHawk
12 minutes ago, smurfy said:

Well I'm here to tell you today was a swing and totally miss day for me.😒

At least your honest I have respect for that 😉

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smurfy
20 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

At least your honest I have respect for that 😉

😉 I'm always honest. Worst part I was chasing  water wolves with tipups on pelican down by Monticello. Was thinking I could doing the same on koronis out if bug bee hive till I heard about the wind supposedly with the snow tomorrow.

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36 minutes ago, smurfy said:

😉 I'm always honest. Worst part I was chasing  water wolves with tipups on pelican down by Monticello. Was thinking I could doing the same on koronis out if bug bee hive till I heard about the wind supposedly with the snow tomorrow.

About time you got the rust cobwebs off that gear. I was starting to wonder with all those excuses you were comeing up with 😂 There are more lakes to fish then one up by your cabin glad to see you found one. 

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IceHawk
18 minutes ago, Wanderer said:


Pretty nice night tonight.  Last night was a little bitter and this morning was -11 so my hole hopping didn’t start till mid morning.  Wind has been switching though.

 

I was prepared for slow fishing but we were going no matter what.  Just is what it is... and it’s my wife’s favorite fishing season so onward we go.  

That lake is tough nut to crack at times.  She can really test you at times and I fish the snot out of it summer fall and winter.  But it also is one of the best around my favorite lake for eyes in central MN  hands down. Paul has one heck of a resort operation there doesn't he? That place is unreal some of the nicest Accommodations I've personally ever seen. Good place for a FM get together Paul. HINT HINT 😀😀 Hopefully the bright moon brings you some luck  tonight I released couple  over 28 out there so hopefully one finds one of your hooks tonight. 

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Wanderer

Paul has been great and we really like the resort.  It’s been a long time since I hot tubbed and I just melted away.   We were able to get some time to chat with him afterwards in the main office while we extended our break at the fire place.  Paul stays moving but has made us feel at home.  
 

I’ve known people who’ve fished the lake in the past and know it can be a great lake, I just haven’t fished it before this weekend.  I have about a half dozen spots I now want to check but will have to wait for another time.

 

Thanks for the good luck wish!  

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Tom Sawyer

So true Chris, no one is a hero everytime out. If they say they get em everytime out they are stretching the truth. I know some of the best guides in the business, live and breathe fishing, everyday, that get kicked square in the nuts from time to time. It is called "fishing" not "catching". 

My nuts are a little sore today, but I always like burying a bad day with hopes of a better one. Just remember bad days teach you things that might pay off later ....

 

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eyeguy 54

Glad no pics of your peanuts

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Tom Sawyer
7 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Glad no pics of your peanuts

Your the one that feels the need to post peanuts 😆 

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Borch

We got our butts handed to us on the same lake that kicked Icehawk's earlier this week.  We managed one nice crappie in 4 hrs of fishing and I never had a bite even though I worked many fish.  We decided to do a total relocate and drove 45 minutes to another lake that I have never fished.  My brother hit one area and after 20 minutes searching with my GPS I started drilling holes and found an active school in a 17 ft hole on a flat with a saddle into a deep through.  It was one after another nice crappies and gills.  Called my brother over and we worked the area for another 3 hours putting together a decent catch and salvaged the day.  My brother even caught a nice bull pushing 10".  Some days its dang near impossible to catch a fish on a given lake.  Those days it's often a better option to check out another option if you have a choice.

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Tom Sawyer

Yeah, more times then not I've been the first in a group to head to greener pastures. You can't catch em if they aren't there. You can tell pretty quick what is in a given area. 

 

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Tom Sawyer
16 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

 I always say one hand feeds another hand for sure. 

 

I'll bring the treats 😆

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eyeguy 54

I was feelin it as I caught those baby sauger. Lol. Drive that far and pull them up from 33 feet, they get cooked. 🤪 personally I as many have had bad outings but I guess I don’t see much sense posting about it. If I go out and get skunked I still had fun. 😁

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Borch

It gets real easy to fish those lakes and spots that usually produce. But then you never get to find new spots.  😊

 

Searching new water or those we haven't fished in a long time certainly increases the likelihood of coming home empty handed.  But like Royce said I rarely come home not having had a good time.

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Mike89

having surgery??  good luck!!  I'm having surgery Friday...  I know I'll be laid up for some time...  

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Cret Jigs
1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

to me that’s the deal. Did I have fun?  I will stop when it’s not fun. More than likely the body will want to quit before the heart. Photography is another hobby I really enjoy so I like to post pics on here.  I miss the photo stuff that used to happen on the other site. Fun times and another hobby that a person is always learning. Tomorrow morning is surgery time and I sure hope I can do some reeling in by opener but will survive if it’s longer. I hope to see pics of fish on here. Rick G has laughed at grandpa a few times as I am laying on the ice trying to get a nice shot of a fish. Lol. Easy to get down but hard to get back up. 👨🏼‍🦳🧑‍🦽😂It’s fun, I enjoy it, so I do it. 😃

 

Hope your surgery will go great ...  God Speed on a fast recovery!   Times of recovery or hard times always makes me appreciate the most important things in life.  We truly have so much to be thankful for.  Look forward to hearing from you as you recover.  

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eyeguy 54

Thankful for every day o can walk. Had two back surgeries 2006 and 2010. There was i time I thought ice fishing was over but God didn’t let that happen yet. 😁  Downhill skiing most likely will not happen. Or golf. But I can mini golf. Lol

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smurfy

good luck to you guys going under the knife!!!!!!!!! the fish will be there where your recovered!!!!!

 

I like checking out new lakes...…...I prefer to check them out in a boat first...…...then on the ice. my problem is i'm so used to going north that I don't know most the lakes out my back door!!!!!!!!!🙄 I need to change that!!!!!

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