• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Recommended Posts

terryt

just wandering if the ice is off of walker lake or any other lake yet

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GRAND DAD

All I can say is it won't be long.My guess for Ice out is 04/12/07

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PRFISHER

The lake that I was on last night had maybe 18 inches, it is hard yet and hasn't got that mushy feel to it. After today that could all change with the sun beating down on it.

I would say that it will be by April 10th or before and most of the lakes around here will be open.

With that being said I can't wait to get out tonight, nothing beats sitting on the ice in a T-shirt, and a life jacket....

GRAND DAD- we finally got into the tullibees this past weekend...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GRAND DAD

Well am glad somebody did. There was about 15 people fishing for them on star in the spot I was at and not one person caught one.I saw one guy have a bite. Everybody that was there the moring before said the maked a lot but still nobody got any and on Sat I maybe marked 4 fish from 7am to 9:30am. I did however go over to a difrent lake and cought some dandy pearch 11 to 12 inches and the fastest pearch I have ever seen and It was so nice fishing on a bucket and wearing a t shirt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gissert

I am guessing April 16 for ice out on S. Turtle. I made that prediction to my wife last Friday. Looks like it will come off a little earlier by the looks of it today.

I am sticking a fork in what was an excellent ice season.

Time to get the boat ready!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deacon

Let's all go with one lake for guessing, how about the big OT

April 15th for Ottertail

Otherwise S Turtle

April 10th

It is going fast, vacuumed out the boat and have refilled the lower unit!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PRFISHER

I was out last night for the last time...

The ice is extremely soft and honeycombed which is a big difference from 24 hours before. The weather for the next three days is calling for 25-35 mph winds with rain and never getting below freezing... I will move my day for ice off up 3 days to the 7th.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark Christianson

April 1 grin.gif

We had our docks in on East Battle not too many years ago on April Fools Day. The ice was being blown to the south end of the lake and we dumped everything in. Crossed our fingers it wasnt gonna shift 180 degrees and blow it all back to the north end. ooo.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tacklebox7FF

I'm guessing were going to get some rain before the second week in april so the lake will soften up and ice will be off before then ... 10th i'm guessing....spring crappie fishing is right around the courner...

tb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deacon

I want to move my dates up 10 days, the wind, the rain, the sun, everything is eating away at the ice. Setting up for a great opener!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hert2005

Hey Gissert! How about another early season picture of your crappie excursion on S.T. From the background, I think I know where you were. One more photo to triangulate your position would be appreciated. cool.gif

Keep me posted on ice out.

HERT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gissert

Geeze, I better be more careful with my photos, LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChuckN

Hmmm... if hert is referring to that pic of you standing outside my Otter in your blaze orange attire, there's no way there's background in that one. grin.gif

Nobody will ever key into that "X" spot in those crappie photos... no worries Giss. wink.gif LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
deacon

Too late we all know the spot! Monster slabs!

private mail if you want the spot to "thespotforbigslabs at hotmail (Contact Us Please)" grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark13:33

How much ice left on ottertail and any chance there'll be open water by next weekend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ottertailguy

OT lake still covered with ice except where the river comes in. I've been up here since Friday afternoon and our rain gauge in now up to 4" since we got here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
archerystud

Where is the pic of Gissert's crappie spot?? Inquiring minds want to know??

I could probably drive across the lake and just offer Gissert up some venison sticks for a little info. wink.gif

Hey Chuck,

We are planning a boys weekend April 21 and since you have predicted the ice to be out, we'll put the docks and lifts in then. Those S Turtle sunnies tasted dang good

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ChuckN

I think I now know what spot you guys are referring to...I know where the photo is, and am not telling. LOL

Don't give in to any jerky temptations, Gissert. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hert2005

Wow, there must be some great pictures out there. smile.gif

Maybe a couple that are being used for blackmail???? (What are friends for?)

The picture I was referring to was one posted on FM of, I believe, a little Gissert holding a papermouth. I went back on the thread to a year ago, but so far can't find it. I did find that someone has a b-day coming up pretty soon though. shocked.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jerkin'm

Too late.... grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark13:33

April 19 for OT?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • smurfy
      man them well most of them are along 38 north of rapids. some of them little puddles too!!!!!! 
    • Duffman
      I haven't been here in ages. But I have fished Moonshine, Caribou, Trout, Little Trout, Wabana, Bee Cee (when it held trout), Lucky, Kremer and Nickel. So this thread caught my eye.
    • krustykrab
      The Pine River stripping station will begin running on Monday, April 23rd.
    • laportian
      I live on the north side of Cass on the Pughole. We had 30 inches of ice out in front of my dock yesterday. Pughole is the flowage between Kitchie and Cass. I'm 200 yards off Cass and the current is pretty strong there. Top few inches was pretty mushy. Nothing happening as far as fish yet. But they are coming. Jumbos move in soon. Also seen a truck out off of Star Island on Monday evening. I imagine they have more ice out on the main lake than I have. I'm for sure going to be out ice fishing through next week at my place. Ice hasn't even begun to pull from shore at my place. 
    • Bigfatbert
      Hey there DUCKHTR . No need for a guide to hunt divers on Leech or Big Winnie . Your spots that you hunted early season on Leech will also be good spots for later season . I don't duck hunt anymore , but I used to hunt a lot on Winnie , mostly all my hunting there was on the north end Third River Flowage . Travel north from Deer River up Hwy 46 to the sign that directs you to turn left , then travel west on that gravel road for about 10-12 miles to the 3rd river boat landing . You should have no problem launching your boat there . From the landing outward is a lot of tall reeds on both sides of you  , this flowage widens out as you go farther out ,and depending on your wind direction on the day of your hunt , you can just pick and choose a spot  , all the way out , and down to Mallard Point where it really opens up to big water on Winnie . You will need to buy up 3-4 dozen Bluebill decoys , and also use your Mallard decoys you must already have . We used to have great shoots in that area of the lake . In the dark of the morning when your heading out you may have other hunters shine a flashlight your way , they are just letting you know that they are already set up in that spot , don't worry , there is plenty of room for many different hunting groups in the flowage . Once you get a few hunts below your belt , you will then have a better understanding of some of your favorite spots to set up ..  I had one particular spot we used to call the "Meat Market" because we used to kill so many ducks there in that spot . Just put out your decoys in the spot you choose , and then  pull your boat into the reeds parallel to the water , wait for legal shooting hrs , and have at it . From my recollection the Bills would start to trickle down from the north around the 20th or so of Oct .. I I hope this helps you out somewhat .
    • gimruis
      Well played.  Wish more people had that attitude.  Even a reduced statewide limit and/or a minimum keeper size would be fine by me.
    • gunner55
      I crossed paths with the person that works over there yesterday & got to ask if they would be netting on the Opener? Their reply was it might be July.  We'll see, may run into them again in the near future.
    • paceman
      Went for a short hunt yesterday morning. Heard a few gobbling on the roost on the neighbors land. They did not come my way and did not make any sounds once they flew down. It was great to be in the blind with the bow again. I am always amazed how loud the spring woods are. Every bird in the country was going crazy. Ducks, geese, crows, woodpeckers... music to my ears! Might get out again Sunday afternoon with my son and then myself Monday morning depending if we see anything Sunday....
    • OhioVike
      Tom, good thoughts now we need good weather!
    • OhioVike
      I have to admit I never heard of it.  I will certainly give it a try.  I am surprised by the number of people that haven't done the cheeks before.  This will really get em.  Thanks.