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Just thought I'd start a new thread, the other was gettin' pretty long.
Was out this past saturday afternoon on the St Louis river. First went up to boy scout landing and talked to a couple guys just coming off the ice and they said it was very slow, so decided to go down to spirit island area. Was out from 1:30 til dark, with only a 13" walleye and one 11" perch to show for it.
Was just south of the island in 8' of water. Talked to a couple of guys who had caught a couple northern also. Quite a few folks came out for the evening bite. The ice is great, about 16" and solid, felt good to run the sleds a bit. Anybody else try it this weekend? Xplorer

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PS: Yes the walleye was released (actually they both were, not gonna clean one perch!)

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Hi Xplorer,
Me and stfcatfish, and oh yeah, the six year old son of mine, gave 'er a whirl on the river on Sunday, before the big game. The perch were biting, but not the bigger ones. At least not for me. Catfish, on the other hand, showed me how it's done. Even shared the technic with me, but I couldn't make it work. I just wasn't seeing the fish he was. Oh well, something to be said for the spot on the spot. Did catch one nice crappie, which I promptly gave to Catman. We were at Mclures. Catfish is a nice guy. I think we should hook up, all three of us one of these days, could be fun. Also caught about 30 small perch, but only a couple that were borderline cleanable, so I let 'em go.

Set the Hook!!

Lundman

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Lundman,
Definitly should hook up some time with you two. I'm pretty sure I know you, i bought a lund/honda from stan in 2000 and I believe I talked to you at the parts counter last fall when I was buying an oil filter for it. Is McLures considered border water, I dont have a WI license this year?
Just a quick note on Winnie, my in-laws were up last weekend out of the Pines resort and he ran into a group that had a great limit of jumbo's. They had caught them on "the rocks" which he said was straight west of high banks resort a few miles. Ice was good, there is one pressure ridge that they had to drive around. They brought home @40 8-11" perch. Good luck this weekend and let me know when you and catfish will be on the river again and I'll try to make it out. Xplorer

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Xplorer,

You should be alright on Mclures, I think it's still border water. You'll definately be alright at Kimballs, which, after the walleye season closes, I'll be trying for crappies on the late ice. People did good there early in the season, but the drought lately has spilled over to all species, the river has been really dead, for me anyway, can't say the same for Lucky CatMan though...lol

Set the Hook, Hard!!

Lundman

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