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  1. I am heading up there Presidents weekend as well. Unsure where we will be fishing exactly, hoping for a wide range of areas as well as species but it all depends on the weather and travel on the lake. Lungdeflator.....as far as distance you have to travel to get to fish, as far as you want. I have had great fishing within a mile of the landing in Morson and we have also traveled 15 miles. You can be on reefs within a few miles and shoreline structure even closer than that. Good luck and report how it goes, I will do the same.
  2. Glad I didn't stop watching the game when I was going to, although I was going for the Falcons, great game to watch. End results for me was eating way to much as usual and still having a food hangover yesterday. I don't have much going on this weekend and I think that gumbo is going to be on the menu, man that looks good. Thanks all for the suggestions and conversations!
  3. Whoa, those brats sound really good! Thanks for the rest of the great ideas, all of them sound great, too many to pick from! Whoa, those brats sound really good! Thanks for the rest of the great ideas, all of them sound great, too many to pick from!
  4. I know someone normally starts a thread about what's being served at the big game so I don't mean to take that over. But, I am looking to make something new or unique to bring to the game day party Sunday. Other than the typical wings, meatballs, taco dip, and chips (not that there is anything wrong with these foods), anyone got any new/unique/crazy stuff out there a guy could make? Last year I experimented with fatties and they turned out great, might do a few of those too but looking for something else to go with it. The oven, grill, smoker, or crock pot are all in play here! Thanks in advance!
  5. Thanks for the reports, wish I could be up there more often!
  6. We were up over the weekend, fished Friday to Sunday night with 4 guys between two houses. REALLY good fishing, my house averaged 11 walleyes/saugers per hour and the other two guys averaged 13/hour, totaling just under 500 fish for the 2.5 days between the two houses. Minnows under bobbers worked best but fish were hitting spoons too. Gold spoons worked best, red/pink jig under the bobber was best. Found 15-17" of ice, decent amount of snow, sleds worked good. Snow was falling when we left Monday morning so not sure how much more was added since then. Good luck! We were up over the weekend, fished Friday to Sunday night with 4 guys between two houses. REALLY good fishing, my house averaged 11 walleyes/saugers per hour and the other two guys averaged 13/hour, totaling just under 500 fish for the 2.5 days between the two houses. Minnows under bobbers worked best but fish were hitting spoons too. Gold spoons worked best, red/pink jig under the bobber was best. Found 15-17" of ice, decent amount of snow, sleds worked good. Snow was falling when we left Monday morning so not sure how much more was added since then. Good luck!
  7. I use this recipe and it turns out great every time. Its gone off the plate before I know it, everyone loves it. I have used it with both moose and deer. I typically double the cure and rub so to make sure I have enough. The only change I make is that I cut the pepper amounts in half, if you don't like pepper that much cut it in like 1/3. I really like pepper and put it on almost everything but these amounts are just to much, especially if you have people who don't like pepper. Enjoy! Venison Pastrami Ingredients Cure: - ¼ cup Tender Quick - 2 Tbsp. brown sugar - 1 Tbsp. black pepper - 1 Tbsp. onion powder - 1 Tbsp. garlic powder - 1 tsp. paprika - 1 tsp. allspice Rub: - 3 Tbsp. black pepper - 1 tsp. ground coriander - 1 tsp. garlic powder Directions 1. Mix cure ingredients and coat venison roast thoroughly. You really want to pack on the cure, leaving no surface uncovered. Place roast in gallon-size plastic bag and stick in the refrigerator. 2. Turn the roast once or twice a day. After a day or two, liquid will start to appear in the bottom of the bag. This is normal. Total curing time depends on the thickness of your roast, but consider five days the minimum. 3. At the end of the curing period, remove the roast from the bag and rinse thoroughly. 4. Coat the roast with the rub and place in pre-heated smoker. Smoke to 150 degrees. 5. Place the roast on a sheet of tinfoil, splash with a little beef stock and seal foil tightly. Let this steam for about 30 minutes. Remove from tinfoil, slice and enjoy.
  8. Yup, we had a whole home grown turkey we wanted to make at the cabin. They made us turn around at the border and toss it out on the US side. Pre-cooked poultry sounded it ok. Its just raw goods.
  9. Well out weekend had mixed results, here it goes. Our first ever crappie trip on Friday resulted in us bringing back 18 and releasing a few. All but 3 were between 11.5" and 14", the 14" was a beast. I think we would have caught more if we could have moved around as we caught more while moving but we were stuck in the fish houses for 2 hours while it poured rain on us. Walleye fishing was slow for us with the exception of the last hour of each day when the fish turned on. Lots of typical 11-14" saugers but did catch some 17" eyes with two that went 25". In the past we have been able to catch fish all day on these spots but just didn't happen this year. We tried reefs and shorelines. Best bite we found was in 26', deadsticks and jigs about equal. Tullibee's bit all day in nearly every depth and all over the water column. Brought back a bunch for the smoker, always fun catching them. Not the target species but better than catching nothin for sure. Didn't catch many pike but did get a couple nice ones, 30 and 36". About the same with perch, not a ton but quality fish with all being between 11 and 14", fat fish. No pout for the fish time. Lake travel was good on Thursday, little worse on Friday, not great on Saturday and I am guessing worse on Sunday. Good luck to everyone the rest of the year, will be back up north in a few weeks but on the river chasing sturgeon instead. Thanks for all the reports and updates! D&B
  10. Looks like our time got bumped back a little, we will be heading out of Sartell about 630 tonight. We will have two black fords with snowmobile trailers! Safe travels and good luck, D&B
  11. Whoa! Quite the crowd headed up there! Maybe we will see you all out there. We will be in a group with a pack of Ski-Doo renegades and portable houses, feel free to swing over and say hi. We are headed up tomorrow night later. Will likely be fishing out of Morson Friday and/or Saturday. Will report on Monday. Good luck and be safe.
  12. Warrior, Just curiouis if you could tell me if there is a trail marked for sleds going to/from Miles and Hanson Bays from Morson? Have been in these areas a bunch with the boat but never on sleds. Don't really want to go off to unknown areas with currents and such. And/or did you find any areas that we should stay away from? Thanks!
  13. Hi All, Heading back up for out annual March trip. Will be up this TH-Sunday, just curious how the travel is and snow depth? I guess if anyone had a fishing report I would take that too so I can sit hear and daydream about fish at work more than I am already. Thanks in advnace, D&B
  14. We were actually at a friends cabin a bit closer towards the Harris Hill area so we did not go directly out of Morson, we typically do that more in March but just stuck around the cabin on this trip. No trucks that we saw, just wheelers and sleds but where we were a person could have drove but I don't want to say that for everywhere as I am not sure excpet where we were. No crappies but we have never caught one where we fished this weekend either. Good luck, hope to hear reports so I can drool on my keyboard until my next trip!