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Fished out of Springsteel saturday and sunday. Had fantastic fishing early both days, but very slow going in the afternoon. The one that got away....I had something very big on sunday morning, when I set the hook she wanted to stay on the bottom, so Im thinking Walleye. About half way up my rod snaps off at the base, where the rod meets the handle. When the rod snapped my line broke. Just another story of the big one that got away.

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ChuckN

Wow! Now that's something I've never seen. Broken rod, snapped the line on a big fish.

How much snow is up there?

Welcome to FM grip!

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boener

I'll bet it was a large northern! I was out there last week and caught some big ones...alot of fun!

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fiskyknut

Boener what kind of handle on that there rod that broke? Was it plain cork or something different?

Fisky

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grip-em+rip-em

cork handle on the rod. one of my old rods, pulled up so many walleyes it must have gotten a little week through the years. Lots of snow up there. they got 8 inches on thursday night and must have gotten another 8 or so on saturday night. the two guys that plow out there were sitting by shore on sat. morning wondering if they should even plow with the wind the way it was. They asked if I was going out and I said yes, so they said well just follow us then. I would say the 5 bucks is money well spent.

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fiskyknut

How far has Jim been plowing? South tip maybe? Sandbar?

Thanks....fiskyknut

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hanson

I'll 2nd Boener, probably a very large northern.

Or it could have been the next state record eelpout!! blush.gif

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Old Guide

Grip-em, my nextdoor neighbor caught a 41 inch northern about a week ago it was tagged. He released it. It also was by Springsteel. my guess it was a northern. Then again it may have been a world class walleye!!!

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Dirtyb25

I hope fishing is as good when I go up there next weekend, me, the old man, my sister, and my 7 year old nephew are going to fish out of springsteels houses. I might have to bring the portable with in case it's slow, I want to show that kid how to catch fish.

How does the saying go, fish with a kid for one day, and he will catch you one meal... teach a kid how to fish, and he'll feed you at least once a winter for a lifetime?

Well, maybe it's a bit early for that, but it should be a good time. It'll be the second time he's been ice fishing in his life, and it'll be the first time he has his own rod.

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grip-em+rip-em

they are plowing out to the sandbar. there were some guys that ventured out further on saturday, but by sunday the only thing going past the sand bar was sleds. Lots of snow up there. As I tell the story of my rod snapping in two for the next 35 years, It will always finish with "I bet that was the next state record walleye"

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boener

I wonder if they have been plowing this week? I would like to head out that way this weekend one day. Anyone layed into any perch on this side of the lake? Havent really heard any reports of any 12-13" perch yet!

Maybe I can hook into that "record walleye" wink.gif

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grip-em+rip-em

We got into some nice perch last weekend. 7 or 8 big ones per day and some smaller ones. If you catch that monster walleye with a gold jig in his mouth let me know. He was all of 19lbs!!!!

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boener

I'll let you know if I lay into it!! cool.gif

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goldeye

Hows the road and fishing been out on the sandbar out of springsteel. Looking to come up and fish this Sat. Kids got a game in Warroad in the morning , would be easier to fish out of Springsteel. Any updates would be appreciated.

Tight LInes grin.gifgrin.gif

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goldeye

Anybody have any reports on Ice and Fishing out of Springsteel. One of the employees at Cabelas said they did really good out on the sandbar M-W of this week. Can anyone confirm or deny this. Thanks.

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