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I know this is should be a Southern MN post but it doesn't take that long to get there if you live west of Rochester. I think it was an early morning bite today.

We got there about 9:30 a.m. Many people were already coming off the lake. We caught just 4 keeper blue gills in the three hours that we were there. Were marking fish on the vex. They would come up and bump the bait but no takers. We went smaller but no takers on that either . I was on the north side of the lake. Usually I'm on the western part and do a little better.

Lots of folks driving on the lake. I'm not brave enough and don't have enough money to have my truck pulled out. Seemed to be 10 to 12 inches of ice. Lots of folks all around us moving their shacks. So maybe they knew something we didn't

Oh well, I home now baking some of this year's pheasant. Marinade for 24 hrs. in Italian dressing/soy sauce mixture, Brown it, Cover in bacon for bake in an open pan for 20 mins, then cover with a sour cream/heavy cream and a dash of Worcheshire sauce mixture. Let bake at a medium heat until tender. Then get ready to eat and watch the Super Bowl. Yum!

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I actually didn't use the crawlers. I had been in Walmart twice. Once in Owatonna and once in Rochester. Both places carried crawlers and not wax worms. So that is where my question came from.

Pheasant Flop - my pheasant recipe wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be. Caught my son warming up day old pizza ... he fed the pheasant to the dog. I guess I'll go back to pan frying pheasant strips with lemon/pepper. Kids like that.

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