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What a day... March 6th Report

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hanson

Anybody else here get out fishing yesterday??? <P>Pathetic pretty much sums it up. I'm not one to complain much about anything, but fishing yesterday was just absolutely horrible. I guess after a few years of catching fish every time you go out, you start to expect that. Well, we did catch fish, 4 saugers all under 12". 2 for me, 2 for my dad. Didn't mark many fish on the locaters and what we did mark typically never amounted to anything.<P>This was our first time heading out of Adrians Rd, wanted to try something new. We typically frequent Babbler's, Long Pt, or Zippel. We tried way out at 34' & then started working our way back in through the various depths til we got into 28'. Pretty much the same result wherever we tried. Nothing. Might be hard to convince my dad to head back out of Adrians again.<P>Then to top it all off, you got the weather. If you ever want a winter storm, Alberta Clipper, heavy fog, just take me with ice fishing I guess. It never fails. Last night the roads were just a little slick, nothing too serious, and visibility was good. All was good until the vehicle I was following, Dakota pulling a tandem axle enclosed trailer suddenly shot over into the other lane. This rig was all over the road with the trailer whipping side to side. He finally came to a stop pointing back the way he came towards the ditch with the trailer across the road. We were able to stop in time and avoid hitting him but it sure shakes you up a little bit. I have no idea how he managed to save that thing but that was one incredible piece of driving if you ask me. I can leave the story about driving back to Crookston in the fog going 30mph taking 4 1/2 hours for another day.<P>Well, thats my rant. I haven't had one yet on this site. I think we're still heading back up next Sat. for the FM event @ Schuster's. Alot can change in a week and with some good direction wink.gif we might catch some fish and just have a good time. Later guys.<P>

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curt quesnell

hanson,<P>That can happen when you plan on doing<BR>anything outdoors in the winter.<P>Lake of the Woods so big that you can't<BR>go everywhere in a day, or even several<BR>days. You pretty much roll the dice and<BR>hope for the best.<P>Hopefully the next trip will be better.<P>See you next weekend at the FM event.<P>------------------<BR>Curt Quesnell<BR>NorthCountry Outdoors Radio

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Doc Madison

We fished 3/5+3/6 out of Sportsman's. Fishing Friday was pretty slow. We kept 10-12 saugers (biggest 18.5 inches). They didn't want anything to do with aggressive presentation. Small jigging spoons tended to scare them away on the vexilar. We toned down to small lures and caught all of them on deadsticks (gold and glow did the best.) A house near us in 34 FOW caught 3 pails full of fish with small gold swedish pimples though so God only knows!! <BR>Saturday was a better day with each of two houses catching 20-25 keepers. (1 big Perch and a couple 'pout for fun, too.) Most of these were caught jigging small glow devil spoons (perch/glow or gold). More aggressive bite, too. All in all it was a good trip. The fellas at Sportsmans (Jim/Josh) did a great job. We always appreciate their service and will be back next year. <BR>FYI - 12 slabs and a 21 inch Wallie on URL Thursday night as well. Wishing that Walleye had hit Fr or Sat instead frown.gif

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WalleyeSnob

Fished all day 3-6 and half day 3-7.<BR>What an absoutely terrible trip. We caught 8 fish yesterday and only 3 were eyes. Today was absolutely terrible to we caught 11 all day and maybe 5 were eyes. Saturday we took off from Warroad boat ramp and hit a few spots on the way out to the reefs. Than we ran from the reefs to Stony Point. Fished there for awhile and it was dead as can be. Than we took off and hit up 16 mile. We didn;t even mark fish on 16 which is crazy to me. After 55 miles of traveling by sled to find fish we were pretty much disgusted. The effort was there, but the fish sure weren't. This morning we were out on 12 mile and were marking a lot of fish in 28 ft, I think most were tulabees. It was about impossible to actually get a fish to bite. They were very lathargic. I was going to head up next weekend, but there is no way I am going back up until they really start going. I never thought I would say it, but I wish i would have stayed home. Hopefully it will be a fantastic March otherwise this lake did not even get close to living up to its expectations for this year.<P>One more thing. I was absolutely disgusted with a few fisherman on the lake. We were out sitting on a little spot all by ourselves. And within 5 minutes of drilling our holes we have 4 sleds surround us and start drilling to. This spot can't hold more than a few houses. They start checking the depths of the holes we drilled and decided to set up shop right next to us. My friend gave me the coords to this spot so it wasnt like I owned it, but wow it's a big lake out there. Than we picked up and hit another area a few miles away and they followed us there too. I guess it really didnt matter because we werent catching fish, but how annoying. They reminded me of the "buoy hunters" of mille lacs. <P>[This message has been edited by WalleyeSnob (edited 03-07-2004).]<p>[This message has been edited by WalleyeSnob (edited 03-07-2004).]

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bobby617

freinds of mine just got back and they did ok out on long point., said they got 40-50 friday and saterday ., 34 feet.,

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Master Roofer

I think wallesnob needs to relax a little bit. Sometimes you get them sometimes you don't. Went out of the long point area on Friday, fishing by myself. Probably caught close to forty wally/sauger mix. Kept twelve between 12"-14.5". It was a slow bite that day, changing jigs constantly seemed to be the ticket for me more than a certain style of jig or color. Best part about the day was the lack of major amounts of people around me this time. It was so quiet and peaceful. Snow was falling all day. Hope to get back again the next couple of weeks. I AINT done drilling yet.

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DP

Fished out of Adrians on 3/5 & 3/6 in 27', action was real slow early and late. Mid part of the day was fair, picked up a five walleyes 16"-18" and a 33" northern, the rest were a mix of small sauger/walleye, about 30 fish total each (2 of us). Pulled up early on Saturday (3pm) and went out of Morris point in 18', right out from the access. Caught more fish in 3 hours than we did the day and a half we were out of Adrians. Fish in both locations were real timid, dead stick out produced everything else, didn't get a fish on a jigging spoon the whole trip. Best colors were glo-lime green/chartreuse, and a red glow grub. Highlight of the trip was seeing a monster northern (40"+) cruise by the bottom of the hole, just happened to looked down as she slithered by. <P>The ice conditions were a little sloppy on Friday, but seemed to firm up with the colder weather. I would recommend bringing a sled, otherwise you're pretty much at the mercy of where they've plowed the main roads.<P>

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neusbaum

Hey guys<BR>I'm going up next weekend for the first time and would like to fish out of Long Point. Can you tell me how to get to the lake access, etc.<BR>Thanks

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WalleyeSnob

Master Roofer<BR>I apologize for taking my fishing trips to seriously, but the lake has been disappointing this year and people need to realize that. There is no doubt the fish are biting somewhere, but fisherman who want real reports need to know that fishing just isn't very good right now. If you would like I could talk about how pretty the snow fall was and maybe even pass on a few jokes, but I think most people just want a no [PoorWordUsage] fishing report.

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Scoot

WalleyeSnob,<P>I agree- people want accurate reports. But part of the deal with fishing is that you'll not catch fish sometimes. Rookie or old-hat, fishing involves not catching much sometimes... try not to let that give you a sour attitude.<BR>If it makes you feel any better I can give a nearly identical report to yours. We fished out of Rocky in the mud, out of Adrian's deep and shallow and did nothing. Struggled, struggled, struggled! We had a fun trip and I'll be back soon (I hope).<P>------------------<BR>Scoot<P>So I got dat goin’ for me… which is nice.

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Buckets

yep, yah gotta try to keep a sense of humor about it. <BR>I take comfort from saying that at least I have never been skunked during a day on the big lake, and a few times it's been real close with no keepers.

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Dr. Bob

That's Fishing..................<P>That is why I go as much as I can. I am trying to beat the odds grin.gif.<P>------------------<BR><BR>The Doctor is in.............Everybody stand back!!!

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RoadRunner

I heard a good quote recently that pretty much sums it up --<P>"That's why they call it fishing and not shopping."<P>

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mustangrita

I haven't heard of the public access by Long Point. We have stayed at Long Point, but have paid to get out on the ice.

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jlm

I believe there is one down the road from Longpoing. I just can't recall the name.

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Thank You WalleyeSnob for your posts.<P>At least somebody on this forum will give you an honest opinion. For those of us that don't get to fish on LOW every weekend, and have a 6 hour drive when we do get to get up there its nice to know what to expect and where to and where not to fish. <P>I know I can stay here at home and watch the pretty snow fall. When I go to LOW I want to catch fish.

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bobby617

elw ,you are right on that ., this is why we go to low., to catch fish.,this is why we go to any lake ., to catch fish ., but sometimes here on the lakes where i live we can get them one day, and the next day , try everything and they just dont want anything to do with it .thats fishing ., and i love it .,

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We had our department tourny at Zipple on Sat. 12 fish caught from 9-4 for 25-30 people. My wife and I won 2 of the 3 categories that fish were caught. 12.5" walleye and 15.5" sauger were the biggest. A 9.5" perch was also caught. No northerns or burbot. Slowest day that anyone can remember.

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hanson

Well guys,<P>I take comfort in knowing I wasn't the only one. All day long out on Adrian's Rd. we saw pickups heading out, but early in the afternoon, they were all heading back in. I think people were moving all over trying to get on something. Few people I talked to in the gas station had the same stories and obviously a bunch of people here do to.<P>Guess it was just a bad day to be out on the big lake. Take the bad days with the good and hope for more good than bad. <P>

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