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Dont miss me too much... I'll be gone til tomorrow night or wednesday morning...

Heading up to Mille Lacs for some muskie fishing, guided by Steve Jonesi... its the time for big piggy monsters!!!

The weather conditions are perfect... and its FULL MOON, baby... good luck to whoever decides to fish tomorrow!!! Bring home some pictures!!!

Im very pumped about this... It'll be a "Last Man Standing" fishing marathon... and I sure wont be the one to say "I quit"...

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its going to be real quite here the next few days then, i will be out of town the next 2 days also, BUT I HAVE TO WORK. eekcrygrinwink

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Ohhh yeah!!!! It will be very quiet here on the forum for a couple of days but I do expect to see plenty of pics!!!!!

Good luck to you, Rebel!!!!!

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Its amazing what you can get when you brownnose big time to someone eh? grin

So how was the muskie fishing? I thought I would be chasing walleyes but as usual life gets in the way. Tuesday I noticed my barely 2 1/2 year GE fridge wasn't working right, had to call a repairman (not under warranty). The defroster module had burned out, one of those parts made in Mexico and cost me $160 to repair. That's a lot of minnows I could have bought.

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barb... So you're saying I lucked out??? You get to stay home and worry about the fridge and I get to have an all-day trip to Mille Lacs??? grin

Actually... Mille Lacs was so tough yesterday... We hit several spots, and pounded them HARD... HARD as in HARD... Magnum Bulldawgs, 11" Curly Sues, Magnum SuperD's, Magnum Heli-Dawgs, Super Cowgirls, Cowgirls alllll day... and no taker...

We called it quits after hitting this "last hope" spot Steve had... that was about 9ish pm... then we all gathered at that restaurant at Mac's Twins Bay Resort for some burgers...

Right now, my arm's so sore its ready to fall off... my back hurts... and my stuff's drying off... but Im content & happy... it was nice and quiet up there... stress reliever... just wasnt my day for the Muskie Gods to smile upon... but thats allright... sooner or later... and looking forward to the next Full Moon trip on Mille Lacs with Steve Jonesi in 2009...

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rebel, you expect us to feel sorry for someone thats fishin and the rest of us workin. confusedsmilewink sorry wont happen! laugh but you know what they say about a bad day fishin. by the way just givin ya a bad time.

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Rebel,

Dang it! At least U had a blast up there! grin

Hope u can catch one of these dang elusive muskies by November 30th!

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rebel, you expect us to feel sorry for someone thats fishin and the rest of us workin. confusedsmilewink sorry wont happen! laugh but you know what they say about a bad day fishin. by the way just givin ya a bad time.

grin NOT AT ALL!!! No sympathy needed... just rubbing y'all nose in it... grin

No worries at all... its all good!

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Nope NO FISH!!! I really needed a new pic of myself holding a muskie... guess Mille Lacs didnt want me to show off a monster... at least the body parts that was so sore when I got home is slowly fading away... maybe will hit Tonka or other metro lakes this week or next with friends... Hopefully my luck will change by then... I got a feeling that 2008 still has a surprise waiting for me...

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Actually, not when it comes to Muskie fishing as the season closes on Dec 1st... so basically I have like 1 1/2 month left... but we'll see how it goes grin

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What a day for me!!! I went over to lake X with my friend, I caught 5 bass over 16", the biggest being 19 1/2", and one walleye 24". My friend fished with the same jig, same area, same depth and caught 2 small bass. I had something very large break my line. Great fishing, great company, great fun!!!

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dude lake tom, your back. i almost missed ya! winkgrin thuoght you went to see deedee. i looked up lake x also same results. smilewink barb, congrats on the fishin trip. i almost hate to say it but i think i am done fishin till good ice. need to hunt and to many prjects yet to get done prior to freeze up.

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hi lisa, hope you get out and enjoy your weekend off. hope the weather cooperates for ya. looks better this weekend than last when i was up north.

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    •     I guess when I made that statement I was wrongly assuming it would be much colder than that. In that case, it should be a nice October game just like a couple years ago at TCF. 
    • I went back the next day hoping the slush froze.  No such luck i guess water wont freeze at 31 below zero.  Sunday i tried moving my fishouse.  I kept breaking threw the slush. We hooked 3 widetracks together to my fishouse and still had to jerk the heck out of it to get it out. I did get a few crappies Saturday afternoon.  We picked up 26 crappies. 
    • Finally made it to morson over the weekend.  Fishing didn't go as planned it was extremely cold on Saturday. Ended up with a epic stuck Saturday morning it was 31 below zero when i found some major water . I was pulling my alumalite fishouse on the way to go crappie fishing  I had to jack fishouse out of the water and set it on blocks. I then packed the slush down with my widetrak  i even used my trail groomer to pack it down. I let it sit tell Sunday afternoon to freeze down.
    • See details and join the conversation at the link below.    http://fishingminnesota.com/forums/topic/210112-st-cloud-area-get-together-22418/    
    •     Ice fishing in Wisconsin can be a challenge at times. Catching walleyes is not always an easy task either. We had some crazy weather leading up to this weekend, it was -20 degrees for a solid week and a half, followed by 2-3 days of mid 30s and pushing 40 plus some rain, then we went right back down to -20 degrees.   This made for a challenge fishing tip ups this morning. I’ve got some new hole covers for my Finicky Foolers, which do work great as I’ve used them before, but unfortunately with no snow cover I made the mistake of not setting them right away and forming slush to the cover. Lesson learned. I did get a bit lucky catching that walleye as I thought it would have dropped the minnow with the line being froze.   The first fish I caught was definitely a surprise, a species I have never caught through the ice before, although I have heard they are fairly common to catch out on this lake. Still was hoping it was a giant walleye, but fun nonetheless!   With the cold we weren’t really planning on moving much. We would mark fish every 10 minutes or so but many of them were tight lipped. We did manage a couple more fish jigging, which were some good sized crappie and perch!   Overall I did end up accomplishing the goal of catching a slot walleye out here, so can’t complain.   I will be out on Petenwell Lake more times this winter!
    • Drilled the holes first then set the sleeves down seemed to work a lot better...just have to make sure you mark your holes lol
    • A nice bite continues with anglers catching all sizes of walleyes and saugers.  Most of the action on the south shore is in 24-30' of water.  Daytime bite continues thanks to stained waters of LOW.  There has been a good morning evening bite in 15-17' as well.  Resorts and outfitters keeping ice roads in good shape. One two punch of jigging line and dead stick (hook/jig with live minnow under bobber) effective as is the use of electronics to mark fish. Jigging spoons in gold, glow, glow red and pink uv.  Small rippin raps also good. If not fishing in a resort fish house, auger extension could be necessary in spots where ice is layered.  Snowmobilers stay on marked trail, big ice chunks off of trail.   Rainy River pushing out some nice walleyes with an occasional sturgeon through the ice.  Fish houses along the snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point to Baudette Bay.  Morning, evening bite most effective.     The NW Angle also has good ice conditions where resorts have ice roads / trails and fishing has remained great. Ice road goes to Flag and Oak Island from Young's Bay. Good walleyes in 22-28' with saugers and perch in water deeper than 26'. Combo of jigging spoons and dead sticks with a jig and minnow effective.  Resorts are guiding anglers to slab crappies on the Ontario side of lake. Preserve the resource, catch your crappies, move on to walleyes or another species as mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25' or deeper.  Snowmobile trails on and around the lake are marked and groomed.  
    • I believe I picked that one up at Red Rock Wilderness Store.  It’s located east of Ely on the Fernberg.   Good thing is he does have an on line store too. 
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