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Got out on the river at about 1:30pm. Only had time to fish for about 3 hrs. Caught 2 dinks, one was 14".........and a 3 lb northern. Missed 2. Never really marked a lot of fish, but the ones that bit took the bait well. Nice solid thunks while using a 1/8oz Chartruese jighead. I stayed down by the Breakwall at the Marina in about 18-19' with the flag in about 12 1/2.
There sure were a lot of trucks driving around out there, including mine. I parked on shore and started pulling everything out by hand and then I drilled holes. Some places were about 20" of ice! The whole area was at least 18". Hopped back in and rolled on out.
Of course there were a few kids in little cars going like 80 or 90 and then spinning out. Im sure there is plenty of ice, but after what happend at tonka.......shame....

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Sucka,your right.Good ice down there now.I went out today from about 10:30 am to 5 pm.I was south of the group of shacks across from bayport.Pretty slow the first hour and a half with a few white bass.I was about to move when I caught a decent sauger.So I was going to give it another half hour to see what came through.I ended up not moving because there were fish down there and action was good.I ended up with 4 sauger from 12" to 15" and a 12" crappie.They were all caught on small gold or silver swedish pimples with minnow heads.Some white bass mixed in here and there.I had the other rod sitting 3 feet away with a minnow on a jig or hook and all that hit that were dinky white bass.The depth was 38'.I'm taking tomorrow off to watch the Super Bowl.I've been staring at the FL-8 quite a bit lately.I fished every chance I had up until now.Maybe recharge for next weekend.Got checked by the warden today too.They can check me every time for all I care.Just doing their job.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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Sucka, forgot to ask on last reply.Where is the breakwall and marina you are talking about?Are you fishing for walleyes? Just curious.Later.Keep in touch.

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Sinker,I was out there tonight too. I think I was just south of you. My buddy and I had two ATV's and an 8x8 portable. We marked a few fish, but no takers. We were in 35' of water. Mr.DNR payed us a visit also. That was no problem with us!

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Hunt4food, there was alot of people down there today wasn't there?The warden came up on an ATV.Same guy for you?Nice enough dude.He checked the saugers to make sure they weren't walleyes.Like you say,keep it clean and you have nothing to worry about.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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yes. Same warden. He was in a good mood and very friendly. Just doing his job. We were the last house to the south that he checked and then he went north under the power lines to check them. hey, that wasn't you with the noisy barking golden retreiver was it?

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my shack is the permenent south of the main colony and between the landing on the wisconsin side. last week somebody robbed the heck out of me. got 2 of my jig sticks my tip-up, my bait, my chairs, they even took the 2 cans of beer i had in there. looks like my winter maybe over. plus the fish have not bit well as of the last 2 weeks. anyone have any luck? if you see me out there stop in and say hello. i have been checked by the Co's 5 times this year, looks like they are hitting the river alot.

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I didn't get checked on the minnesota side, but then again there was noone near me for at least a mile.
The breakwall is that big boulder pile that separates the main river from the marina on the minnesota side. Right when you drive on in bayport head directly south and the wall is on your right side about 1/4 mile. Cant remember what the name is, but on the corner of the wall where it turns back toward shore on the southern end is where I was fishing. Thinking of trying a little deeper in the day next time though. I caught some fish, but the vexi was pretty blank for most of the time, then a loner would come through and liked the jig. Just lucky maybe. I will come over to the other side next time and get checked with all the rest of you, heh.


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Hunt4food:No,I don't bring my dog with so it wasn't me.I must have been south of you yet because when the warden left me he headed north.Later.

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Sucka,Now I know where you are talking about.I have fished over there before but out a ways,a little deeper.I think I caught about a 17" sauger over there a few years back.Maybe I'll see you over there some time.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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