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chris35

Hey, i will be heading up to the big pond this weekend 3/19-3/21 for the second time this year, was there the first time in December and did pretty good out of adrian's and zipple bay. I was wondering how well these two locations have been producing recently or if i should try a new resort to go out of, any info would be appreciated greatly. thanks

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chris35

Sorry, i was also wondering how mobile i can be with just a 4x4 truck since i dont have a sled or atv, thanks again

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Any Pike fishing reports? We are heading up later today for the big gators. Thanks!

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bturck

Chris: Check back a few threads and look for anything that Fisky, Widetrack and Matt Johnons may have posted. They had some good information on the bite. It sounded pretty iffy off the regular roads unless you are running sleds. there is still a fair amount of snow on the lake. I pulled up the long range forecast yesterday from that area, and snow is in the forecast at aboutn 30-40% each day. Hope you have a good trip. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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Chris: Also take a look at the thread titled fishing reports. Whiskers Guide Service and several others have some good info there as well.<P>I'll be there about the same time and running out of Riverbend. They have bombers running over Pine and the houses should be in pretty good water right now. Bill

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DrJ

Chris, I was up this past weekend and fishing was really slow,not like December was. I fished on Arneson reef and out on Adrians road. I have a 4x4 Tahoe and every time we went off the main road we were stuck. People just gave up and fished right on Adrians road. I wouldnt go up again this year unless you have a sled or are getting a ride in a bomber. We caught 1 fish for every 10 we caught in Dec. Just my opinion, DrJ.

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Jay R

Just a quick report from Zipple. Fished Sat and Sunday and in a word SLOW but hey we still caught some fish. Mostly saugers and a few walleyes mixed in. Pink and glow angels eyes tipped with a whole shiner. Just a minnow head did not produce. Caught a few on a glow jig-a-bit under a bobber.<P>The folks at Zipple Bay Resort have done a very good job with the roads out from their resort. There was a sign that after the 15th they were not going to plow out o their last set of houses. Just going to plow to the houses in shallower water which is in my best estimation probably ok. Just call and check with the resorts or ask the experts here.<P>Jay R

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chris35

Well i was really looking forward to come up to low this weekend, but now i am not so sure. are the fish really that slow to the point where it might not be worth making a 4.5 hour drive up there like mentioned in a recent post. any info is appreciated.thanks

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The Big Gaffer

Chris,<P>The **** beer still tastes the same if the fish are biting or not. There's your answer. Make the trip

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Benfishin

I'll argue the beer tastes MUCH better up at the big lake!!

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fiskyknut

Hey guys this time of year usually has reliable fishing in most of the usual late ice spots. Last weekends dismal reports from just about everyone and everywhere were due most likely to the temps plummeting 40+ degrees at the end of the week. At least that's what I'm blaming my lack of success on! A stable weather pattern for a day or 3 and they should start snappin' again.<P>You won't know if you don't go! I bet you'd hate to miss a decent bite and end up just reading about it here.<P>Fisky

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Chris: As Fisky said the front last week didn't do the fishing a lot of good. I'm leaving St Cloud on Thursday morning, so I understand the 4 1/2 hour ride. i see that you live here also.<P>We had trouble witht he crappies down here last Saturday after a banner night on Thursday before the front came in. The weather has stabilized again and nothing drastic in the forecast for the next few days. I hope you get a chance to go and get into good fish. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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BChris

We fished LOW on March 7 & 8 and catching was very slow to non-existent. The guides at the resort we stayed at said fishing had been poor for "2 and 1/2 weeks" and they were very tired of all the grumbling from the customers. We had a good time, as usual, and weren't among the grumblers.<BR>I've been up to the big lake 4 times this year (2 out of Baudette and 2 @ NW Angle). It's my opinion that the bite is not near what it was last year. I would just say "OK" overall.

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