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Diesel D

FMers going up to the eelpout fest in Walker this year?

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Diesel D

Just wondering if any FMers are going to make the trek up to Walker Feb 16-18 for the Eelpout Festival? I know it is not the venue for the die-hard fisher people but it sure can be a lot of fun.

Anyway, drop a line if you are thinkin' about going.

Diesel

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leechpouter

I'm pretty sure I'll be there seeing as I live near Walker.I'm hoping to place in the top ten this year. I myself along with a few others are die hard pouters. There are secrets to catching them and certain spots. It's not just let a rattle reel catch one here and there. If you put your time in you'll hit the jackpot.

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Diesel D

We'll be up there also. Went last year for the first time and it was a blast. We had the best of intentions but we never wet a line on leech though. We did fish on another lake in Longville Saturday for a bit but headed back into Walker for the night time festivities.

Do you set up camp or do you head home in the evenings?

Good luck.

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trollenslow

The wife and I along with our two sons and daughter with there others will be there. This will the 4th year attending. We usually just stand around cool.gifon the sidelines and take it all in and let the young do there foolishness. shocked.gif Its a good time of the year to get out of the house and enjoy some frsh air. smile.gif

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ducksnbucks

Me and 3 buddies will be there Thursday night to sunday, for our 3rd year. The weekend is an absolute blast. I have to admit that we don't even bring a line or an auger. We just set the sleeper down, decorate around the house and relax and drink lots of "water" all weekend. Even if you don't stay over night it is great for people to see everything that goes on, and what people all bring and set up.

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PikeBayCommanche

Thinkin about it this year. Is it any fun........ tongue.gif

Hopeful time will allow me to attend.

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Crusty old Swede

Right now we're 50/50 either we're going to the pout fest or Red lake. I recommend that if you ice fish and or party you should take in at least one pout fest. If you see the 2nd coolest green pout flag that will be us.

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wasssit

I'll be there, i have a cabin that's walking distance to the activites. Fun to watch.

laugh.gif Hopefully we can drive on the lake, this year.

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PikeBayCommanche

I would venture to say for sure that we will be driving. Forcast says below Zero for the next week. Going to be 30+ inches on alot of lakes. laugh.gif

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beef

Right now it is -5 degrees... We are making LOTS of ice... I will check and post on the ice conditions in the next day or two...

Beef

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Diesel D

Good deal!

We'll be looking for you.

D

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GoggleEye

I will be heading up for my first ever pout festival. I have been told by numerous buddies that it is not to be missed, so I am heading up. What should I expect and what are the essentials to bring for the weekend????? I am going to try and do some fishing, but I think that may cease at nightime when the partying really gets going. Hope to see a good crowd up there.....hopefully more girls than sausage!!

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puddleduck

Check out the pics, especially from 2005, on eelpoutfestival dot you know what. Great time. I will be there along with Dirt King.

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Tippman

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What should I expect and what are the essentials to bring for the weekend????? I am going to try and do some fishing, but I think that may cease at nightime when the partying really gets going. Hope to see a good crowd up there.....hopefully more girls than sausage!!


Well bring up your fishing equipment, warm clothes, and beverages. Shouldn't need much else. It is a fun crowd but usually at least 80% sausage. Stop by Beaver Lodge and say hi.

Oh ya almost forgot, bring some girls!!!

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Tom Linderholm

It's likely I may be volunteering for this in a research and developement aspect for my company. grin.gif

Is there any must see's that someone new to this event should pursue? How many beads should one bring?

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Tippman

I think one of the neatest things is just how into it people get with their "camps". There has been a contest with some pretty good prizes the last few years judging these different places. People build two story buildings right out on the ice for this thing. We usually get pretty into it with the Beaver Lodge. This year I know we have some real beavers (frozen) to add to the place. At our game of Drinko (like plinko) there is usually plenty of chances to use those beads. The pout pole at the access is pretty cool also.

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