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2nd Annual ICE BUSTER DAZE.

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Wiskers

Hey every one were back...

Jan 29th, ICE BUSTER DAZE. Ice fishing derby, Snowmobile radar runs, Prizes, silent auctions, dance and more prizes.

I hope some of you can make it this year and get a taste of what we have to offer here in Crookston.

I will be back with more details soon.

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Wiskers

Ice Buster Daze

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Radar Run: 11:00am to 3:00pm on the Red Lake River

$5.00 / 2 runs, 600 foot run, ice & compacted snow

Location: South Main across from the Fire Hall

Must be 18 or older with Snowmobile Safety

Certification to participate

Ice Fishing: 12:00pm to 3:00pm on the Red Lake River

$10.00 / hole, Location: South Main between bridges

Registration begins at 11:00am

Tickets pre-sold at the Northland Inn, Advanced Tire,

& Ceasons Bait Shop

Tickets will be available at the gate

First Place – Biggest Fish $250.00

Second Place – Second Biggest Fish $125.00

Third Place – Third Biggest Fish $100.00

First Fish Caught: Trophy

Smallest Fish Caught: Trophy

(Prizes Based on 150 Contestants)

Prizes and Awards given away after 6:00pm at the Northland Inn.

*Must be present to win

8:30pm to 12:30am Dance to Tommy Helgeson

*Cash Bar *Door Prizes *Snacks

*50/50 Drawing *Silent Auction *Must be 21 or over

Fisherman: Weight of the fish determines size. Contestants can catch as many fish as they can but only weigh in as many fish as MN regulations allow per species. All MN DNR rules and regulations apply to this tournament. Any kind of fish caught counts except those that are not legal to keep; small mouth bass must be released. We are promoting catch & release. Fishing will start & end with horn. All fish must be registered and weighed in alive and will be released, dead fish will not qualify. All fish must be registered by 3:00pm. In the event of a tie, the first fish registered wins. One line per hole, 2 lines max per angler, tournament area is approximately 500 feet long. No shelters will be allowed.

Snowmobiler’s: This is a Non-Sanctioned Race. Non-Traction & Traction Class racing. Racers must be 18 years of age or older to participate and must have a valid snowmobile safety certificate IF you are 27 years of age or younger.

**No alcoholic beverages allowed in the events on the ice.

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grip-em+rip-em

Whiskers, Can a guy use electronics for the Ice Buster Daze?

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Wiskers

You can use any electronics and cameras. NO houses though.

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Wiskers

It's getting closer to the date.. I have been down on the ice clearing off the race track and preping the fishing area.

Hope some of you can make it.

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chudmon

Rusty you have been BUSY!!! That whole area looks awesome. If anyone wants to go to a class act winter get together ICE BUSTER DAZE is it.

Rusty are you looking for any volunteers?!?!?

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Hemlock

Sounds like fun. Wish I could be there, ....Maybe I should re-arrange my schedule???

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hanson

Not going to make it Rusty. Sorry.

Lake Trout are calling my name at the Burntside Bash!

I will be at your summer cat gathering though!!

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chudmon

Come on Hemlock!! Your still trying to use that I'm busy line. I've been to your shoppe the only thing your busy doing is checking out your help. LOL just kidding!! Just get down here Hemlock!! Make sure you bring your ice suit and some BLUE!!!

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Hemlock

I figured you'd chime in Chudmon. I'll take a look at what the options are.

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corkycard

Hemlock

If you come down we can get chud to put a bracelet on you for if you don't return we can find you. LOL Hope we all can get some ice time this year. Pick a date like 01-29-05 I think that will work. This is going to be a great time, Rusty has been working his but off to make this happen. It will be a great time.

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Wiskers

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!..

After this blizzard I am gonna be busy as all get out again getting that track back in shape..

Im heading down to the river today to do some test fishing or working on the track.

Hemlock.. Would realy like to see you here...

Hanson.. Bummer, was hoping that a few FMers would make it. Looks like Chudmon and I are gonna be the only ones. Thats a pretty small Family.

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ibwhnt

Not going to make again this year. One of these years when my son is done with hockey I'll make it, you can count on that. Hope you have a great turn out again this year.

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Hemlock

Wiskers, is that all it's really looking like? Still talking with wifey and trying. I wouldn't fish, but I'd watch my LX3 all day!...and then maybe help out with evening activities wink.gif

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Hemlock

Corkycard, just read your post...not sure how I missed it the first time. Gosh you are hillarious. We need more comics like yourself. The thing is, I knew who "Corkycard" was before I even finished reading your post, or looking in on your personal info. What does your username mean anyways?

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hanson

Ice Fishing season isn't long enough to do everything I want to do. I'm bumming. If the Ice Buster Daze is anything like the summer cat gathering, it'll be a good time.

I managed 5 cats on the Horseshoe Chain sunday! Never caught a cat through the ice before, they fight alot like Eelpout. Was a good time and they are going to taste mighty fine I do believe.

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Wiskers

You went to the shue with out me????? Dont tell me that I missed the FM gathering at the shue?????? sigh sigh..

I just had to jump back to the FM gatherings page to check the dats.. Whew... I did not miss it... I had a panick attack for a minuet there.. LOL LOL...

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Wiskers

Well we had a great turn out, great weather and good fishing. We had 8 fish caught and 85 fishermen this year.

The Dance and banquet was a great success.

Thank you to every one that came to fish and help out. I will try to get some pics soon.

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hanson

Rusty-

I heard a rumor that all the fish that were caught were little Muskies. Any truth to that???

Is the Red Lake River the next Muskie hot spot in the state??

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Ihateriversnags

Not sure that I'd call it a muskie hot spot but if you go to wiskers website you will see pics of the three "large" muskies caught on the sand bar this last summer. all 3 were in the 17-20 lb mark and all 3 were released. We'll have to see what happens.

Keep your stick on the ice.

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Wiskers

Well I am just a bit confused about the Muskies deal here.. Kinda shocked... the last few summers there has been more and more Muskies caught here in the river.. now a slew of Fry Muskies in just 3 hours... ??? I can only guess that the ones in here are doing very well and taking off.. Hummm.. Might have to go Ski Hunting this summer and see what happens..

Now can you imagine, Instead of heading to a large lake, casting all day with the hopes of see or even hooking the Fish of a thousand casts... but instead, head to the small Red Lake River, now you can fish from shore or from a boat and have a good chance of getting into a nice Muskie.... MMMMMMM I could get into that..

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hanson

The fact that there has to be natural reproduction of muskies in the Red Lake River is incredible. I never really looked at the river the way I do now when I was living in Crookston. Now I wish it was closer to me because it is an awesome fishery.

Rusty- You heading to the Cool Cats 2005 gathering on Horseshoe early next month?? I plan on hitting it up all day this upcoming Sunday. Rumor has it the snow is mostly off the ice which isn't good since I planned on snowmobiling to a couple spots.

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Wiskers

Well I had my heart set on it but with our new schedule I am off the 1-4th.. working on the 5th.. sigh sigh.. Looks like a bust for me this year.. I might just head up there one of them days before hand and pretend you are all there with me.. lol....this darn full time work is getting in the way of my fishing..

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