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Farley

Anyone gonna brave the cold this weekend?

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Farley

Might head out to Big Swan, our stove at home took a dump. At least there is one in the fish house.

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Outdoors_guy

I am probably going out to Eerie on Saturday. All depends on the wind. Shouldn't be to bad out if you have good enough heat.

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Farley

Have you been out to Erie yet this winter? I usually make it out there for a couple weekends, but havent so far. What do you fish in, I may try that lake this weekend too. If I do make it out there, I'll be in a purple otter mag lodge. Stop by and have a cold one. I'll most likley be on the north side of the lake.

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Outdoors_guy

I will be out there tomorrow morning and then i have a wedding saturday so that ruins the fishing plans kind of. Will be in about 10-12 fow on the north side. I have a green Eskimo Lodge house. Hopefully i can get out there sunday also but i have to watch the vikings unless they are doing horroble bad at half then i will go out there sunday evening. Maybe see you out there and if i do i will stop by and have a cold one!

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Poutmaster

I braved the elements this weekend and went to URL. It was -29 when we drilled holes Sat morning!! We had good luck and kept our limits of monster crappies. A lot more action there than I've had around here this winter!!

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Farley

Never made it out to Erie last weekend, stayed out on Big Swan, couldnt resist leaving the heat on all weekend and spending about 20+ hours out there. Ended up with 10 crappies and a handfull of small walleyes. fished 19 feet. URL sounds like a blast.

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Outdoors_guy

Saturady i went out to Green Leaf and Caught 8 tiny perch and on sunday after the the third quarter of the ridiculous vikings game i went out to Eerie and didn't catch a thing. Marked alot of fish but didn't get any to bite. Going up To Gull this weekend for the contest and staying at Breezy Point for a week. So i am going to try and catch some fish up There next week. Good luck to who ever goes out fishing.

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Farley

Outdoors Guy-

That sounds like the story I've heard from a lot of people latley, "marked a lot but couldnt get them to bite". That's what it was like everywhere I went. I guess they just arent hungry. If you dont mind me asking, how deep were you when you were marking fish? I'm guessing they were within a foot or so from bottom? I guess it's a waiting game at this point. Maybee this weekend it will pick up with the warmer weather.

Farley

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dirtking

You get your heater working yet, Farley? Brrrrrrrr

GPC

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Farley

it was the kitchen stove that took a dump. Luckily we were home when it happened, it may have burned down the house. It's an electric stove and the coil started welding itself to the bottom of the stove. Small fire inside the stove, took out the dryer too since it's on the same fuse. Thank God it wasnt the furnace, I would have moved out for good then. Old houses are a pain in the arse.

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Outdoors_guy

Farley,

All the fish that i was marking were right off of the bottom to about a foot off the bottom. I marked alot of big fish and there was also alot of schools that came through but they wouldn't once even tap the bait i had down there. Maybe next time i will get one.

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Outdoors_guy

Farley,

I was in 10 fow

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Farley

Outdoors guy-

Thanks, I'm going to try to hit it this weekend, I have a wedding on Sat, but the rest of the weekend, I'm gonna spend out there. Good luck on Gull, I'd be heading up there if it wasnt for this weddidng.

GPC, I didnt even realize that was you. you know, the Italian was hittin the hogs out on your lake a couple weeks ago, probably the week after I saw you. 2-9 pounds, CPR, he has pics.

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dirtking

That is the rumor I heard too. I am just not around enough. Been up to Lake of the Woods a couple of times, and last weekend my uncle and his grandkid from Phoenix were up. I took them to Chisago Lake and we caught one after another sunfish and a few crappies. Size was not real good, but the kid had fun and we took home 30 or so for four of us. First time he had ever seen a frozen lake much less catch fish from the ice! Heading for Red lake this weekend - will catch up with you soon.

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Farley

Nice, glad to hear you got into the sunnies, I'm sure the kid had a blast. You can bet he's telling all his buddies down there about it.

Man, I got to get up to URL. I'm gonna line up a trip this week, I hear about how everyone else did up there, time to check it out for myself. March has got to be a good time to go, right? Any suggestions for resorts, I'll have to rent a house unless I'm really nice to my uncle and he lets me pull his house up there. Or at least stay at a resort and fish out of the portable for the weekend.

Anyway, good luck.

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Outdoors_guy

Farley, West winds is a nice resort right on the lake, it is out of waskish. There is the Royal Shooks Motel about 15 miles south of Red Lake. Also Hudec's resort by red lake. I am going up there next tuesday or wednesday to give it a try. was up there 2 weekends ago and caught alot of 13-15" slabs. Went out of Hillmans.

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Farley

Thanks for the info O.G., I take it you use portables up there? I was wondering how well the resorts are for putting you on fish, should I rely on them having a rental in a good spot or should I rely on my own fish finding ability (which usually consists of getting a local drunk grin.gif)? I have heard good things about Hillmans recently.

The reason I ask is because I could either bring up a portable or even possibly pull a sleeper up there or the easiest way would be to rent a sleeper.

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Outdoors_guy

Yeah i use a portable. If you can get a big house to rent up there, that would be the ticket because they do usually put the houses on fish. That way if you do rent a house you could always bring your portable and move if you want and just sleep in the big house. Good Luck.

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