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Divers around?

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Anyone still seeing divers around? Up north yet?

Gonna head out this weekend and wondering if I should bring the diver dekes out or leave them at home.

Thanks.

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I have been hunting in the metro area. I got a golden eye and four buffle heads on Tuesday. Today I got a ring bill and another buffle head. I did not see many birds besides the ones I shot at. I saw almost no mallards or other puddle ducks either day. If I were you, I would only bring the diver decoys.

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Lake Bemidji still had decent numbers of Bills, Goldeneyes and Mergansers on it this morning,,,there are some mallards around too. The smaller lakes are locking up fast, today may be the last day of open water on many of the small to medium size lakes.

Lake Bemidji has some ice on the South end,,,,,if the wind were to die down it would freeze.

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I'm gonna break ice till my boat cant. then I'll start walkin to my spots and using land decoys, then again thier is always the river.

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the girlfriends brother already put a couple holes in the boat. He's telling me there from breaking ice. Its an aluminum boat so yeah maybe could happen. He got'er fixed for me so i'm a happy camper again! Thats why i'm kinda leary about breakin ice.

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South End of Lake Bemidji is now pretty much frozen....a few ducks were in the river..my guess is any divers in the area are now on Leech, Winnie or at 30,000 ft and motoring south.

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i have not found a way to cook 'em to tame down their strong fishy, livery taste. i've done chili before and it was passable. tried jerky, just about knocked me off my feet!

i am thinking about trying the brick recipe - take one oven brick, cover with olive oil, stuff inside merg, cook at 350 for 2 1/2 hours, let rest, scrape bird off the brick, throw merg away, then eat the brick. grin

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i have not found a way to cook 'em to tame down their strong fishy, livery taste. i've done chili before and it was passable. tried jerky, just about knocked me off my feet!

i am thinking about trying the brick recipe - take one oven brick, cover with olive oil, stuff inside merg, cook at 350 for 2 1/2 hours, let rest, scrape bird off the brick, throw merg away, then eat the brick. grin

I'm with you! Same for Coot. We cook em on a 2*4, throw the brid away and eat the wood. Haven't tried the Brick yet, I'll put it on my list. But, Dam does it taste good!

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was up in the longville area this past weekend and saw tons of goldeneyes winging around so there has got to be open water some were and I think leach is still open not for sure thou

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