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We are supposed to get some pretty cold temps the next few days, with that being said, the main lake was still open as of yesturday. SO, you will not se me out there on sunday.

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I was down to the channel this morning after reading this post, and Im not sure if it will be frozen over and solid. You could see alot of wet spots threw the snow, and if theres a bit of a blanket Im thinking you may run into those wonderful slush spots. That being said make sure you bring your spud chucker and check it and be safe, Ill try and keep an eye on it seeing as how its only 5 doors down from me grin.gif

Shawnny B

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Thanks for the response guys,I think I'll get my Fix at the ice show and hope for better ice next weekend. cool.gif

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I will be the first one to try this weekend. I am gonna see how far I get Saturday morning. I got the inner tube ready!

So if you see some stupid guy out there with an inner tube around his waste out there hollar at me and I will let you know how much ice!

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Please use caution.

Think first, be safe.

Channel is covering but it might be a few more days?

Take some friends along if ya go.

Sure would not want anything sad to happen to any of US!

Enjoy, but think safety first.

Ya only get one shot at this thing called life.

I don't mean to preach, but everyone I have lost to what ever is beyound has yet to come back and tell me that saying is any different.

Life is a fun ride, I get the most out of my ticket.

Hope you do too.

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Tom

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I think it will be darn close to being ready. I have a buddy whose going out there today to fish if he can. So you might see me out there tomorrow. If so, look for the F.L. hat wearing, black sno-boat using portable, s.o.b.

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Well I dont think I would be going out tomorrow, I checked the ice tonight and about 20 ft out I found only 1-1/2-2" of ice, I did bring my spud chipper home made ICE pics, and a life jacket and the ice was cracking the whole way, so i dont know, it looks as if someone ventured out but I couldnt tell how far, but if you go out make sure you are safe! the ice was cracking and poping under my 220lb frame.

Shawnny B

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Shawnny,

You have bigger vital organs than me, heck, most of us.

Guys, by the end of next week there will be ample ice. I don't want to read a story about a fellow FMer, or anyone for that matter, that had to fished out by the Chisago County sheriff dive unit. Relatively safe ice is days away. Go to the Ice Show in St. Paul this weekend if you need a fix.

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Na, Im just smart, I saw the other marks and figured Id give it a check to make sure that others see it and dont plan a trip up this way and go ..well ..we made it here ..it looks safe, btw my neighbor came with =-) Man o Man how do you keep track of who and when they reply I constantly miss them ...

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with ther cold nights in the comming week you should be able to go out in a few days I would say. Make sure to use caution and fish with a buddy.

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Couple guys out their now.

No fishing Tips up from shore, other in a green shack.

Kind of skinny ice for me.

Snap'en and a poppen as I was 30 yard out.

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Did not let the hounds run free and they got a bit upset.

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I be waiting till mid weekd at least.

Safety first.

T.

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Anybody down to check the channel last night? You would think it should be getting pretty safe by now. I plan on hitting it or another spot Friday AM. Can't get out until then.

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Just got back from walking my hounds all over channel.

10 shacks up and mostly guys just talking, watching tip ups.

Fever reliever.

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Ice did not crack under my 220.

Hounds had fun.

T.

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Anybody have info on ice thickness?or if there has been anybody fishing the channel?

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We fished the channel today (Friday) from 3:30 to 6:15 pm.

We caught seven crappies altogether with only three being keepers. The ice on the South Lindstrom side of the channel was 4 inches thick.

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Deitz and Shawnny, did you get a chance to got out on the channel last night? Was my first time out this year and had pretty good luck. Nice to get back out on the hardwater again and watching flags go up near me. Hit some pretty goods ones out there. grin.gif

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Norteastern,

I did not get a chance my work schedule is Odd, and Dietz was up in Canada Eh, catching those monster green backs lucky dog!. What all where you catching? I'm hopeing to get out this next Saturday anyone else gonna join me?

Shawnny B cool.gif

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Shawnny, catching crappies and sunnies. Next week I will be up in Brainerd working the lakes west of there near Motley. Will be trying for some slabs.

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I was out fishing by the dinner bell yesterday and only caught one sunnie. I marked some fish and dropped the camera down to see a few crappies laying on the bottom, but they were not biting, no eyes to be found. The ice was only 4-4.5in thick but it was good clear ice. I saw someone out with a 4 wheeler, but think I will wait for another inch or so before taking out my wheeler myself.

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anyone out near the A-frame yet, its got to be getting close, or is the blanket of snow stopping the ice from forming.

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Northeaster,

I finaly got out tonight with my neffew, bout 2:30 or so. Man were the crappies bitting, just wish there was some size, I was putting some jigs down that I got from the Iceshow even caught a few with out bait. Was using the Gulp, waxies and minows. seamed the Gulp and waxies were about even, just one bite on the minnows, A lil Pike, man what a rush to hear that drag rrrRRRrrRR'ing off the reel.

Shawnny B smile.gif

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Nor- as shawn said. I was north of the border all weekend, I'll do my best to take a look around the area and get ice thickness reports out by wednesday.

be carefull out there friends!

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Was out there last friday and at that time there was 4" of ice. I would be willing to bet that there is probably at least 6" now...because that's what a lot of the other early ice spots have. There's snowmobiles running all over Forest Lake last night....and even a car whiping circles out from the landing...nuts.

I think the fishing in the channel is the typical you'll find there. We landed a couple bass on tip ups...and some small panfish. But I've heard of a few walleyes being caught at prime times as well. Good luck!

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Hey guys, I was out there on Monday evening with a friend of mine. We managed to catch 8 fish (5 crappies, 3 sunnies) in about 5 hours. All but one were 8-9" and a few were hefty, caught on eye droppers with eurolarvae, out a bit from the landing and to the left. The ice was about 6" when we were there then. Good luck.

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