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  • tim hurley
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    #1999224

    Worth saying twice! (well, ok that was an oops)

    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
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    #2000781

    Took a drive around the chain yesterday. Lotz of people scattered all over the place. Only seen 3-4 wheelhouse type houses out. The accesses by browns and long lake where full.

    Even looks like there crossing the river in the hwy 22 access to get to becker with wheelers.

    tim hurley
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    #2001118

    Talked to a guy who did pretty well, said fishing is good, parking sucks.

    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
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    #2005062

    there where vehicles out on horseshoe. 2 trucks where parked back on horseshoe where that creek goes between horseshoe and long. there nutz, a guy posted yesterday the most ice he’s seen was 10 inches with it generally being around 8.

    about 8 vehicles parked on the ice along the shorelines. 2 vehicles out in the narrow area between the winter access and meth hole.

    no way not yet for this guy. aint no fish worth it to me.

    CBMN
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    North Metro
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    #2005092

    Seems like the odds are good for someone to go thru in the next 5-7 days. I will stick to the boat on the river this weekend.

    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
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    #2006840

    took the little pooch out for a ride around the chain. some trucks and vehicles out and about on the lake, some parked on shore. there scattered all over.

    i found out a lake out by new london has 12 inches and people are taking 1/2 ton trucks out. doah frown

    CBMN
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    #2006857

    I heard that about Green lake also.

    tim hurley
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    #2006986

    All kinds of full sized trucks on a lake by Pine City

    Shadowgrass
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    #2010942

    Does anyone have any current ice reports? Are people driving out from the winter access? Thanks.

    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
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    #2012683

    been a while since i took a drive around the chain……needed to get out of the house for a bit.

    lot of permy’s out since the last time out. looks like there driving out most everywhere..with that i lay caution to the river areas and meth hole. so yes shadowgrass they are driving out on the winter access, both sides. i even seen a truck coming off becker drive across the river to the summer access.

    although there were not an abundant amount of people out i was actually surprised at the amount of portables out……musta had good heaters!!!

    IceHawk
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    Richmond mn
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    #2012709

    I was one of those crazy’s out there in a portable today! Fishing wasn’t to bad got on some crappies bad part was they were shallow on a sand flat and moving a around a bunch . Hole hopping would of been a way better more successful option but wasn’t in the cards on a day like today. Oh well squeezed out enough to make it enjoyable on such a blustery day.

    glenn57
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    #2012719

    People where kinda scattered all over. Was surprised to see so many permy’s between cozy corners and the island on long

    Ok icehawk where?? devil whistling

    IceHawk
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    #2012724

    I was on Long smurf.

    glenn57
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    #2012727

    I was on Long smurf.

    how thick is the ice, icehawk?? I might wander out once it warms up a bit. By the way I sent you a on yonder.

    IceHawk
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    Richmond mn
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    #2012738

    17-20 inches

    tim hurley
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    #2012758

    I can drive to Becker with my Honda Pilot from the summer access?

    IceHawk
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    #2012763

    Tim As we all know ice isn’t always safe and if it makes you feel more comfortable punch couple holes, especially between the cattails. And to answer your question yes there is a nice road and trail heading out there. Tim there have been 1/2 tons crossing there for about 2 weeks already. I drove my Dodge out there a few times already. Now on the fishing the gills have been a little tough out there as of late frown

    glenn57
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    #2012771

    Hey Tim, he’s got a white pickup. devil rotflol oops sorry.

    tim hurley
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    #2013077

    I can hooky bob-did that as a youngster! Thanks Glenn.

    glenn57
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    #2014739

    i got a little stir crazy in the house so took a drive around the chain. there’s a few out and looking as though like vehicles pretty much all over. lot of houses out by the island out by cozy corners.

    i found it odd noone was set up by the meth hole?????/

    glenn57
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    #2016452

    There out and about today. Long was busy especially on the south end. They are fishing closer to the south shore then in years past.??? A bunch by the island out from cozy’s to. A group out on cedar island and near the meth hole. Cars coming off becker.

    Think I’ll venture out during the week, but where oh where.:???::???:

    glenn57
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    #2016925

    Scored. waytogo

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    tim hurley
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    #2016936

    Good Glenn-how deep? (gotta say short on details, you are our guy out there)
    Now I’ll give you details: Fillet, cube, soak in buttermilk, mix cornmeal with spices (maybe cajun, up to you Glenn) Cast iron, peaunut oil, fry flip, work outside if you can (warmer now Glenn) salt-yum

    glenn57
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    #2016960

    Was on long, 23 ft was about 2 ft off the bottom. Was 27 1/4.

    Going out again tomorrow somewhere.

    glenn57
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    #2016964

    Good Glenn-how deep? (gotta say short on details, you are our guy out there)
    Now I’ll give you details: Fillet, cube, soak in buttermilk, mix cornmeal with spices (maybe cajun, up to you Glenn) Cast iron, peaunut oil, fry flip, work outside if you can (warmer now Glenn) salt-yum

    going towards a wild game feed. waytogo

    tim hurley
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    #2016968

    Nice fish, thanks for the dets.

    fishthumper
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    #2016983

    Was out there on Sat. Got into a decent bite on crappies but were on the small side. Did watch a guy and his girlfriend or wife put the beat down on the cats. They must have caught 6-8 in about a 1/2 hour. They had a panoptix setup and one would swing the unit and point and the other would go that way and catch a fish or two rather quickly. I believe they were fishing in about 24 fow. Those units seem to be deadly on the cats – which is fine with me. Hopefully they can help put a huge dent in the population of the cats out there.

    tim hurley
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    #2017291

    They will clean out the crappies too-anything that suspends.

    fishthumper
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    #2017423

    They will clean out the <em class=”ido-tag-em”>crappies too-anything that suspends.

    I was a bit surprised at the amount of 7-9″ crappies we caught out there. It was a good sign to see. I would think by that size they are getting past the main eating size for most of the Cats out there. Then again those things are eating machines and maybe a 7″ crappie may be a small treat for them. Its a little sad to see what putting cats in that lake has done to it over the years. Its use to be a Great lake for almost all species and now it is nothing but a shell of what it use to be.

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