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Rick G

 I really hate to do this, but after seeing what the access points around the Richmond area looked like when I left the lake today. I am going to cancel this year's cool cats. I do not feel the access on Horseshoe with Hold up to vehicle traffic though the week. The main lake ice will almost certainly be good for a while yet.  But, the access  will not be useable after another day or two of traffic.   

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eyeguy 54

Good idea captain Ricky 

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46 minutes ago, Rick G said:

 I really hate to do this, but after seeing what the access points around the Richmond area looked like when I left the lake today. I am going to cancel this year's cool cats. I do not feel the access on Horseshoe with Hold up to vehicle traffic though the week. The main lake ice will almost certainly be good for a while yet.  But, the access  will not be useable after another day or two of traffic.   

So technically speaking then I'm not bailing, right!!!🤪🤭😉

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eyeguy 54

That was it. We discussed on ice today if smurfy was a human or a bot. Bot won image.png.d1ba283c42abcd2ca37148287a450d55.png 

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10 hours ago, Wanderer said:

I think he cancelled because you bailed! 😄

I wasn't going to say it, but being it's been brought up now.  We officially cancelled cool cats because of No-Show-Smurf . It was the last straw, again😉🤨😁

 

Truth is, the access points around Richmond are starting to look rough.  The access on Horseshoe specifically goes pretty quick as the runoff from the road side always beats the ice up right there

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6 minutes ago, Rick G said:

I wasn't going to say it, but being it's been brought up now.  We officially cancelled cool cats because of No-Show-Smurf . It was the last straw, again😉🤨😁

 

Truth is, the access points around Richmond are starting to look rough.  The access on Horseshoe specifically goes pretty quick as the runoff from the road side always beats the ice up right there

oh the abuse............🤧🙄🤭 i wanna upgrade my species of fish i wanna chase and i get hammered!!!!!🥴😆 not only that i get to go to gods country for 4-6 days of fishing instead of one.

 

oh.......and icehawk can verify i/m not a bot.......but a real beer drinking body!!!!!!!😊

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2 minutes ago, smurfy said:

 

 

oh.......and icehawk can verify i/m not a bot.......but a real beer drinking body!!!!!!!😊

I think we need an actual fish pic, with YOU and a fish in same photo... for verification purposes, otherwise I'm gonna flag you as spam🤣

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eyeguy 54

Crappie bite is on at bowstring smurfy. Get em! Also big gills on Sand

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12 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Crappie bite is on at bowstring smurfy. Get em! Also big gills on Sand

i heard that.out of geigers to......... on my hit list!!!!!!!👍

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15 minutes ago, Rick G said:

I think we need an actual fish pic, with YOU and a fish in same photo... for verification purposes, otherwise I'm gonna flag you as spam🤣

i suck at selfies!!!!!!!😆

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chaffmj

Well looks like I have to wait another year to meet my Idol eyeguy 54 and you others. I was really looking forward to it this year especially since smurfy wasn't going to be there. 😉  Thanks for all the postings you guys do outta the St. Cloud area!

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smurfy

hey now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🥴

 

well i am going up closer your way!!!!!!!!!!🤭 not quite as far!!

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eyeguy 54
18 minutes ago, chaffmj said:

Well looks like I have to wait another year to meet my Idol eyeguy 54 and you others. I was really looking forward to it this year especially since smurfy wasn't going to be there. 😉  Thanks for all the postings you guys do outta the St. Cloud area!

Thx for the chuckle. 😂

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Rick G

 This is the access on Horseshoe at 10:30 am, I dropped my back wheel through on way off...lol

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Mike89

not good at all...  they are changing super fast...  

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nytelyter

yeah i do not like early spring. sad to not have the event again this year but as the forcast was forming after the event date set. i had kinda resolved this would be the outcome. but while i have done the polar plunge event a few times i have not as of now done an unplanned drop into a frozen body of water. thank you for starting it up and fyi i would not care about missing a saturday of walleye fishing.  maybe end of Jan or first Sat of Feb. just a thought. i cook up pie a couple of times a year. so will always have some ready. keep collecting them prizes and plan on a good event next season . ann and I willl be there. thanks for trying.

 

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Wanderer

Sure is a beautiful day out today though.

 

I swung by a local lake today with a more sheltered access and saw it’s still drivable but won’t be for long - like probably not by Monday at best, especially if it gets any heavy use this weekend.

 

I wouldn’t care about missing a walleye weekend either.  Besides, there’s walleyes in the chain one could go after outside of a GTG.

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smurfy

I'm blaming icehawk.🤪🤣 thinking he wants to go back to work and is doing his summer dance.🤭

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7 hours ago, smurfy said:

I'm blaming icehawk.🤪🤣 thinking he wants to go back to work and is doing his summer dance.🤭

It's just about go time smurf 😀 I didn't wish for this weather but there won't b any complaints about it for sure. Been a great ice season but honestly ready for it to be over. I  plan on picking up the boat soon getting it ready and doing a little pool 4 fishing and maybe a rainy river run yet. Probably got a couple ice outings left next week maybe some last minute runs to ottertail county. Had a epic day with some buds today locally, fish were right under the ice was a blast 👍

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i figured it be close to go time for you!!!! and with global warming you might just get to ice fish 1 month a year soon!!!!!!!🤣

 

me...i'm leaving wednesday morning for the northland!!!!!!🤭🤫 got 4-5 maybe 6 different lakes on my hit list!!!!!!👍 then i think i'll call it a hard water season!

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IceHawk

Thanks RIck G for trying to get this in this year we all appreciate it, but ice conditions definately  went S fast ! Safety is always first and  foremost and the right decision was made.  Maybe next year we will have to get a few of us together do some hashing out  and try and get something going earlier. The walleye bite on the chain can and is usally really good and for some of you wheel house owners (wanderer) and others a combo eye cat  overnighter might be what some of you would really enjoy😀  I know a spot or two I could set some of those big shacks on for some pretty gd eye action 😉

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Wanderer

Thanks @IceHawk it could be a pretty good outing.  
 

The ice is rotting fast.  It’s pulling away from the shore at home already.  I expect the ice to start moving down the river within the week.  Had my toes in the sippi a bit today. Just not in this pic.  Swans are getting back heavy with some geese.  I’m figuring the first of the divers are close by now.  I did my wood duck house rounds today.  Probably none too soon.4C2A8F4C-0A60-4DE3-BBA8-FBB6DDB52E9D.thumb.jpeg.4327bb70e377697d4924714932631e6b.jpeg

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Seen a bunch of geese fly over today also. A bunch!!!

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