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I've not posted in awhile, but went out today up river lots of suckers and sheepshead like usual, plus bonus two little walleye's and one big fat 27 inch+ eye good fishing!! The eye's are biting, go gettem!! stiffrod.

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Alright,
nice to see TRF coming back to life here. smile.gif

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What about the Thief River? Is it too muddy or is it fishable? Longs bridge, Skumedahl bridge? Golf Course? Ditch 18? We were catching 12-14" crappies Trollin #5's this summer. Those fish gotta still be there, there isn't anywhere else to go. Are people even trying 8th street anymore?

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Fished the river 3 times week and it was pretty decent. Somedays the river is really full of crap floating down the river and the next day it is pretty good. If you can keep your line clean, chances are you are going to get bit. I've been putting 2 split shots about 12 inches apart on my crank baits and jigs. This really helps. Fishing is only going to get better but you have to put your time in too!

[This message has been edited by Lip RIPPER! (edited 09-13-2002).]

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    • Brianf.
      Saw on MPR that this year had been even warmer than 2012.  If this weather pattern continues, Lake V will be ice out before the March 28th date from 2012. 
    • Dash 1
      Awesome fish. Way to go.
    • gimruis
      That is a true giant slab around here.
    • chucker1101
      I did a lot of crappie fishing in 2012.   I'd say April 1 is a conservative guess. March 25 seems doable. Depends on the rain and the wind in March. 
    • CigarGuy
      Do you park at The Landing or have someplace closer? That would be a hall from The Landing!
    • SkunkedAgain
      I hate to start this thread early, but this ice doesn't have much of a chance this season. It's about half as thick as it should be, there is no snow cover to protect it from the March sun, and it continues to be abnormally warm. Let's hear those ice-out predictions.   I expect the smaller bays to be open by the last weekend of March with the main lake soon after, likely prior to April 1st. Earliest ice-out on record is March 28th, 2012.   On the plus side, the spawn be done long before fishing opener. Combine the reduced walleye harvest with the longer growing season, and this should translate into a better walleye class for the lake.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I walked into my place late Friday night. It was beautiful - a full moon, no snow and single digits so the lake was making all kinds of noise, wolves howling, and the kicker.....no wind. The only difficult component to walking was the ATV and snowmobile impressions left in the ice. Every once in a while my foot would catch a rise in the ice and I would stumble and almost fall. Besides that, it was a perfect night. Unfortunately I had a schedule to keep, otherwise I would have started a midnight bonfire to stay out and enjoy the evening even longer.
    • Mike89
    • Kettle
      Maybe a replica but it's still swimming 
    • smurfy
      So is it going on the wall??
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