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Drake....lake conditions?


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Hey Drake,
You haven't posted in a few days.....I figure you must be getting those chores done before open water. wink.gif I'm sure that Honey Do List is plenty long after all the time spent on the ice the last couple months ! I was up a couple weeks ago opening my place in Wirt and Bass and Dora were a long ways from open. We were able to throw some minnows under the bridge at Dora in the sunshine though.....ahhhhhhhhh grin.gif

I was wondering what the lakes in the area look like for remaining ice ?
Blackduck , Dora, Nora, Round, Squaw....
I may make a run up to do some yard work on Saturday and I'm just curious....

Hope all's well in Gods Country !

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Hey Twitter~You got that right about the chores (that and our little guy's been sick), gotta get them finished up 'cause the open water is calling! Drove around some on Monday and Squaw and Cut Foot had what looked like a thin layer of ice out farther, with the shoreline looking pretty good. Also on Monday Blackduck the wind had shifted the ice towards the east shore near the dock area (which had started clearing up) and along the northshore it was all open water, but there was a huge increase in the amount of open water from the middle of last week.

Tuesday night we took a spin around some of the local lakes and the ones we looked at were wide open...guess what's on the agenda in a couple of days grin.gif you got it, panfishing!

Right now the plan is to check out Blackduck again tomorrow, head up to Red (gotta bring the ice house home now that the boat is moved out and there's a place to put the icehouse), and depending on the time hoping to driveby Island Lake and Dora. Will try to remember to take the digital camera so folks can see how it's looking.

Our temps have been in the low 70's the last couple of days so that helps, but no rain lately which would really help it out.

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Sorry to hear about your little guy !
Hope he feels better in time to get out after some panfish with you soon.
Thanks for taking the time to respond ! Guess I'll drive up Friday night and hope I can get the yardwork done in time to get out and fish somewhere Saturday than. grin.gif

It'll have to be a quick trip......I gotta be home for my 9yr olds birthday party Sunday noon.
Eventually......I'm going to get thru Blackduck on one of my extended weekends and stop by and chew the fat and pick your brain for new fishing spots !!

Until then, take care, get the chores done wink.gif and I hope your son feels better soon !!
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Thanks Twitter, think he's on the upward swing and can get back to school tomorrow (he's 9 too!).

Just got off the phone with a friend up at Red Lake and they said they were getting rain up there so that'll help deplete the ice up there, none in sight here though and none in the forecast until Sunday. You'll have to let us know how things looked over at Dora when you get back, like I said the smaller lakes that are on 39 were looking pretty good, but some of the bigger ones like Blackduck, and Squaw had some ice. (You can only do so much yardwork before needing a break!)

Yep chores have to end, gotta get new batteries for the boat, new trailer lights and get the boat in the water! Definitely stop in when your up this way and have some time, always enjoy swapping fishin stories! We've had the chance to meet some really great folks here, and on the water too (the boat has FishingMN and Drake on it).

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A drive around checking out the local lakes yesterday from Blackduck to Winni found that the lakes were open and a few boats were out on some of the different lakes enjoying the great weather. Blackduck is now completely open as are the different lakes along 39 that we stopped at. Winni (the southwest access) on the other hand had ice still not far out from the shoreline and some chunks along the shoreline. Didn't take the boat out, but did take the little guy out for some fishing on Gilstad off the fishing pier and he brought home some small panfish...Gilstad doesn't have a lot of whopping size fish, but it's a good lake to take kids to, especially in the boat, because there's enough action to keep them interested and gives them a chance to learn their fishing techniques.

Twitter~how'd things look where you went? Manage to get a break from the yardwork and get a line wet?

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Drake...
Glad to hear your little Guy's on the mend...and he got some fish !
I made it up to the lake Friday night about 8, before dark, and was surprised to see the lakes open smile.gif
... In fact, I didn't see any ice on any of the lakes on the way up....Spent most of the day Saturday doing yardwork....what a BEAUTIFUL day !! I put the boat in from 10-12 and could only find some little sunnies in the shallows.....but I got back out at around 4:30 and had a great bite until around 6:30 when I had to leave. Ended up keeping lucky 13...with 5 of 'em over 9"
It seemed sort of strange fishing in less than 3 feet of water .....but that's where they were....... (boy....the lakes are low!)an occasional bass or two mixed in made for some good action too grin.gif

I had the lake to myself...no one else had put a boat in yet grin.gif .. and the grouse were drumming everywhere.... It was mighty tough to leave at 4AM.... but the b-day party was a blast !
We ended our day yesterday with #2 son (11) taking a header over his handlebars and breaking his arm...so, today we get to go and have his arm re-set..... Other than some road-rash on his face, elbows, and hands..he's OK... I think he's lovin all the extra attention though grin.gif
plus, at 11 .....casts are cool.

I better get to work......take care !
I'll keep wishin I was in God's Country instead of in this office..!

You keep fishin !


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Hey Twitter~Sorry to hear about your lil guy and his arm, but like you said at that age they think that's kinda cool.

Glad to hear that you were able to hit the water at least for a bit, and got some fish! Not too bad for the inital outing of the season! We noticed that the water level was down on Blackduck also~we could use some rain around here (we had about a ten minute snow flurry this morning~but it turned into another nice day). Saturday was a Great day to be outside~they're forecasting some pretty decent days so hopefully we'll get a chance to go look around at some of the other lakes since last week didn't turn out the way we hoped.

Definitely right...this is the heart of God's country up here! Just tell your boss you have the dreaded fishing pox disease and you need several long weekends to search up here for the cure!

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