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vexalicious

Is there any fishable ice to speak of in the Wilmar area. Not expecting green to frozen over or anything im just wondering about thanksgiving weekend as i will be home from college. Thanks.

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LEECH21

Nope...everything is either really thin or melted off.

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jigginjim

Vexali, I have not heard of any fishable ice anywhere in minnesota.

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hardwaterfishing

is anyone going to venture out this weekend?

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jigginjim

Only if you can play jesus, There is still alot of open water.

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skinman

Drove around the Willmar area on Saturday. Me personally, i'm still not venturing out yet. With it raining in my area this morning (Sunday)this just hurts it.

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jigginjim

I was out this morning, looking at the real small lakes, I found a couple that had 2-3 inches. Still not enough for me to risk a swim. Maybe next weekend have to see what this rain and snow will do. Being out early, you could don't come out a dead hero, only gods why of sorting out the weak.

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BLACKJACK

Quote:

only gods why of sorting out the weak.


and the stupid ones...

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jigginjim

Dave genz and brian(bro) along with the other ice team memebers were at gander mtn. in lakeville this past saturday. They have been ice fishing small lakes in northern minnesota. Bro claimed he has taken the chilly swim a couple times in the past few years. I told Bro "I took that swim many years ago, only once when trapping, i'll wait a week longer." With the cooler nites and days the lakes could be getting some walking ice soon.

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islander

Has anyone been on big kandi? How much ice?

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hardwaterfishing

went out today got a few crappies and sunnies ice was 7-8 inches. any other reports?

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J'sBait&Sport

Crappies in Kandi...hmm I never new there were any...What side were you fishing hardwater,if you don't mind me asking.

J.

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LEECH21

There's ALOT of BIG panfish in Big Kandi including nice sized crappies. I usually find them around the rocky point on the island. Not sure though where everyone else finds them.

Hey J, what are your store hours this season? Just wondering if you'll be open when I need some bait! grin.gif

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hardwaterfishing

sorry about that J i was fishing on Calhoun

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Guest

Put permanent out on sat on a solid 6.5">>Big Kandi<<Hopefully those crappies that were caught went back in the water as their are few in the lake but numbers seem to be rising. Good luck

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dcoleman

There was a permanent house that fell through George Lake this last weekend. Lets all be smart about early ice out there in the area.

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LEECH21

Good to see some new names in the Willmar/Spicer forum. Welcome aboard! You can learn a TON of info from this site.

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J'sBait&Sport

Hey Leech21,

I have regular hours for the season now, we are open till 7pm. Technically we are open 24hrs a day for Bait as you can get Bait any time of the day or night from the Bait Vending machine.....So, I will say if the wife is bugging you too much and you feel the itch to go sit on the ice at 2am in the morning, well get bait from the machine and off you go.

Seems like the Bait machine is working out good for the guys. (Even has survived a vandilsm attempt. Good think I got surveillance cameras )

Later,

J.

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bnbrk94

hey dcoleman, are you the same dcoleman from the bnsf? if you are i am the kid from aberdeen. (stans grandson).

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