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Red Lake ice predictions…

  • mahtofire14
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    Mahtomedi, MN
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    #2162234

    Fixed it. A bit of Sarcasm Mahto.

    Missed that completely. Guess I should’ve read the thread a bit more thoroughly.

    Coletrain27
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    #2162243

    Nice size crack

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    Coletrain27
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    #2162245

    Looks like maybe the IDO crew was there ???

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    James Holst
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    SE Minnesota
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    #2162249

    The people being rescued or better yet the resort can pay the rescue team fees. Why should county and state tax payers be responsible?

    Nobody was rescued. I was there. Once the crack started to open a text alert went out and everyone that got the alert on their phone packed up and walked off the lake. Those that didn’t start to pack up were visited by other anglers, resort staff or two rescue team members on a snowmobile that made the rounds and informed unaware anglers what was going on. Honestly, I was impressed by how organized, calm and controlled it all was. Nobody got hurt, nobody got wet, and everyone left the lake under their own power.

    Ripjiggen
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    #2162250

    So no rescue helicopter or boats? Nobody floating away on an iceberg. No gear being stranded and left behind.
    You mean the resort was prepared and brought out a bridge themselves to help.
    You disappointed so many here.
    applause

    Hope you caught a few before having to leave.

    James Holst
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    SE Minnesota
    Posts: 18801
    #2162257

    So no rescue helicopter or boats?

    There was an airboat onsite. Not sure if it was county owned or DNR?? The operators did take it for a quick rip to the east that I assume was to check out the extent of the crack. They had it back on the trailer while anglers were still walking off.

    I will say it is a very bad-butt machine that I would love to own.

    James Holst
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    SE Minnesota
    Posts: 18801
    #2162258

    Hope you caught a few before having to leave.

    Yes sir. The bite was solid. Not great but good enough. Most fish came on set lines with just a couple on spoons.

    Ripjiggen
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    #2162259

    You didn’t ask to take it for a spin for tv? I mean R&D lol

    James Holst
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    SE Minnesota
    Posts: 18801
    #2162261

    You didn’t ask to take it for a spin for tv? I mean R&D lol

    Not this time. PJ and I ran into some guys that watch the show and we were sharing stories and a cold beer as they put it on the trailer.

    The roar of the engine and blades is something else!

    mahtofire14
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    Mahtomedi, MN
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    #2162263

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Ripjiggen wrote:</div>
    Hope you caught a few before having to leave.

    Yes sir. The bite was solid. Not great but good enough. Most fish came on set lines with just a couple on spoons.

    Sounds like a normal Red Lake bite….Good enough for me to make the trip up.

    James Holst
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    SE Minnesota
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    #2162338

    He said most people were off of the ice before search and rescue arrived at the scene, and there was “little-to-no panic” during the situation.

    Understatement. coffee

    Ripjiggen
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    #2162350

    Yeah even making the national news. coffee

    I particularly like when they say anglers started floating away. jester

    suzuki
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    Woodbury, Mn
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    #2162361

    The media is outright lying about it. They are nothing more than entertainment.
    Sorry, not trying to derail this thread. Please carry on with fishing conversations. )

    John Rasmussen
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    Blaine
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    #2162363

    I thought it was funny in the article they said the anglers just wanted to keep fishing

    munchy
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    #2162533

    The media is outright lying about it. They are nothing more than entertainment.
    Sorry, not trying to derail this thread. Please carry on with fishing conversations. )

    Does that surprise anyone? Like I said in the other thread the national radio station I was listening to this morning blamed it on global warming, not the fact it was early ice with a large patch of open water and the wind shifted, like has happened every year for ages.

    Sylvanboat
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    #2163403

    Just read a post from Shawano Lake WI. appx 4 inches of ice and somebody tried to drive his Ford F-150 out there. His truck fell through.

    Eelpoutguy
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    Farmington, Outing
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    #2163404

    Just read a post from Shawano Lake WI. appx 4 inches of ice and somebody tried to drive his Ford F-150 out there. His truck fell through.

    All for a fish.
    Very expensive fillets right there.

    gimruis
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    Plymouth, MN
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    #2163464

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Sylvanboat wrote:</div>
    Just read a post from Shawano Lake WI. appx 4 inches of ice and somebody tried to drive his Ford F-150 out there. His truck fell through.

    All for a fish.
    Very expensive fillets right there.

    I’m going to assume he didn’t even get to the point of fishing, much less catching. So really just an expensive outing without filets.

    jech84
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    #2163479

    I was out there fishing as well. Our group was staying at JRs and was able to catch a few before the crack opened up. There was no “rescue”. Like James said, everyone simply walked off the ice (and over the bridge) with a beer in hand and upset they couldn’tkeep fishing.
    What I thought was pretty funny was that I couldn’t figure out why lines weren’t hanging straight down for a short time…felt like I was fishing in some current.
    JRs is a fun place and they do a great job frying your fish.

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    Netguy
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    Minnetonka
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    #2163500

    Ice trolling?

    Dee J Anders
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    #2163880

    Just read a post from Shawano Lake WI. appx 4 inches of ice and somebody tried to drive his Ford F-150 out there. His truck fell through.

    And who says Charles Darwin isn’t still relevant today?

    gizmoguy
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    Crystal,MN
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    #2163889

    I have heard that on Lake Erie they do a tip up with a weight on the bottom. If the flag trips it means you are moving.

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