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Lungbuster4

has anyone been fishing there recently just ckecking where th fish are at and what to use I am planning on going there on saturday

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jslytlemn

Dear LB4 -- Don't know anyone personally who's been out to Tofte recently, however as you probably already know, Tofte is known to be a decent trout lake. If you don't hear from anyone who has been on the ice there as of late, just stop in any of the bait stores in Ely and they can give you the latest. Also, Joe (outfitter practically next to Tofte on the Fernberg) could probably give you some info as well if you want to stop there on Saturday. Good luck! --jslytlemn

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Steve Foss

Yes, Joe is Joe Baltich at Red Rock Outfitter. It's just past the Tofte public landing on your left. He knows what's up. You could call in advance to pick his brain. He's often out and about and not in the store.

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JustinG

Been there, done that-for the past week.

It has been slow there for more than a week now. You might want to consider other options.

Justin

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Great Outdoors

Justin, Justin, Justin cool.gif

Aren't you a tad bit ashamed about keeping success a secret. If you tell them how you did, you may not have to go to church on Sunday to keep from burning in Hell for misleading the guys!! laugh.gif Hahahahahahahahahahahaha grin.gif

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JustinG

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Pay no attention to the man behind that curtain!!!!!

Jim, seriously-Its been really slow there the past few days. I did have some good luck there last week thanks to my good buddy- but coming home after a full day out there with 1 or 2 fish lately isn't really slaying them.

I think I may have to start going to church-Or Lucky Seven!! tongue.gif

Justin

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Lungbuster4

thank you all for the info if I go i will let you know how i did

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Great Outdoors

Lucky Seven!! You are rotten, Justin!! tongue.gif If you do, you will have to go to church to pray for fish, rather than ask for sage advice from the Master, and catch them. grin.gif

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jslytlemn

Steve -- Thanks for filling in the details for LB4....being new to the forum I was unsure if we were allowed to mention actual people and store names in our posts. I was trying to be a little clandestine! smile.gif Have a great Bash! -- Jeff

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JustinG

That was a good one!!!!! grin.gif

See you next week- I am off to Bemidji

Justin

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Harv

Ha Ha....Lucky Seven...he got ya Jim.

By the way how is your twin brother Harm doing? HA HA HA

--From your buddy "the best ump around" Helen Keller and not Dennis!

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mrlipit

Can anyone tell me how thick is the ice at Tofte ? Can you drive from the main road onto the lake with a 4x4 truck ?

My wife & I have fished there for many year's , but never during the winter!

This is the first year we have ice fished . It's been fun .

Thank's

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Great Outdoors

Twin brother Harm!!!!!! You must really enjoy sleeping with one eye open, because I'm coming for you! mad.gif But, I'm not telling you when. Gonna make you think about it wink.gif

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PS-Your dad was in the shop yesterday. Next time he comes in, I'll tell him to start making the funeral arrangements smile.gif Harm, Hmmmmppf mad.gif

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Lungbuster4

Well at the last minute we decided to go to miners pit didn't catch nothing...

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kingr

We were fishing by 7 Saturday morning. Fished until 1 and ended up with 7. The bite pretty much quit around 11. It was a good trip up there.

There's about 14-15" of ice. There was one truck on the lake.

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