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I was just wondering if anyone has been out to the Minnesota City Boat Harbor this winter. I used to go down there and do pretty well. It was also a nice place to throw a Tip-up out to watch?? Has or does anybody fish that anymore?

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poeple defintly fish it, this year i went there during early ice, but havent been there since then... i have heard reports from there that are about 50-50. Some days they do well, others all they can catch are some tiny potato chips. Tip-ups do, do well there. Ive been out there at times where poeple will drive their cars out on the ice and just sit in their cars and watch their tip-ups. (seems boring to me) if you catch them on the right day, the harbor defintly can be productive... hope that helps

tim (ww)

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Thanks Tim, I may get down there and give it a shot then. Have any idea how thick the ice is? Heck maybe even Sunday pending on the weather and the woman!! Thanks Again

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the ice is plenty thick from what i here, it usually takes a long time for the harbor to thaw, and a "winona ice" (a member of the forum) was out there last sunday and said there was plenty of ice, and its only grown from there with the cold temps weve had, good luck

tim (ww)

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I heard that you have to be a member to park, put in and fish from there. Is this true?

Steve Gorder

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I have been fishing out on the harbor quite a bit lately. On tuesday there was 10-11 inches of ice. Some crazy guy even drove his truck out there. The fishing has been hit or miss for me, but the fish have been pretty good size when i can catch them. Last week i caught some of the biggest white bass i have ever seen and a lot of gills and crappies.

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Thanks guys, but didn't get a chance to make it down there this weekend, now I'll have to wait for a couple of weeks. Keep me posted on how things are going down there. Good luck!!

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No Steve I don't think you do. Scott and I have put in there and I know neither of us are members. I've never heard anything like that, but you know how much experience I have with boats.

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i dont think you have to be a member either ive been there many times including today and ive never been approached. As far as the day went there were fish in the area, as i was marking them on the vexilar. However they were very picky. I was sitting in about 25 fow and they were 5-10 feet off. We had to change size and color many times to figure out what worked best, it seemed to be green and they wanted something smaller (around the 14-16 size). We did manage to catch some decent crappies with one in the 13-14 range and all the gills were good size too with the best around 8''. I think if you time it out well and you get on top of the fish out there you could have one good day. I might go back out there or to bartlett tomorrow, since we have no school, so ill let you all know how we do

good luck,

tim

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the fish have a case of the lock jaw, i was out there yesterday for 3 hrs and the fish were very picky, the ones that were caught were mostly smaller but there were some bigger ones in the mix, one really nice perch, but over all not a productive trip, maybe next time

tim (ww)

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i was out again yesterday for a few hours, i didnt plan on going to the boat harbor but there was a small village on the ice at the tube and i was looking or some peice and quite. The fish were still pretty picky but they seem to have become a little more active. I got into alot of average size gills and 2 crappies one of which was a monster, 14 inches on the tape. sooner or later they are going to turn on, i just hope im there

good luck

tim (ww)

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can anyone give an update thinking about heading down early sat. want to set out some tip ups.

thanks steve

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