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cjac

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Season closes on Dec 1st here in MN........weather projections do not look too promising either. Cold hands and breaking equipment is more often than not the report as of late. We're making ice right now in the bays and channels and access areas......

I'm winterized and barring a 40 degree weekend forecast and someone willing to let me tag along, I'm done. Anyone still looking to get out?

If you are, be prepared for frozen and slippery ramps, and above all be safe. Bring kitty litter or sand for the ramp, and a push pole for getting out. Also time to put away the good high-mod graphite rods with the cold and throw the cheaper glass blanks.

Good luck if you're still going!

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the best part of the season is still coming up for me!ill most likely be fishing every day of thanksgiving break.Not to mention the weekends.I got my PB on thanksgiving morning so you never know.

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Rinc,

If it's nice enough, I'll walk down and fish with you the day after Thanksgiving over the lunch hour, I can see my office cube from there, close enough to count as working in my book....

Good luck to you.....

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I hope to get out a couple more times. I was out yesterday and a couple of my finger tips still have a 'tingly' feeling in them from being cold. I can handle the temps, but the wind can be a little too much this time of year. Fishing has slowed down a little, but they still have to eat.

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I like musky fishing but you guys are just nuts.. I plan to be ice fishing in a week and you plan to be musky fishing?! lol I have already heard of people on the ice in Ely!

Good luck out there I wish you the best!

Ryan

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If it above 30 over the weekend I'll be out for 1 last go. Outside chance I'll get out Friday after Thanksgiving. After that bring on the ice.

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I hope to get out one last time either saturday or sunday. With duck, deer, and fall walleyes I havent been out musky fishin in over a month. Might be interesting to say the least grin

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Hoping to get out a couple times this week and plan on fishing all of Thanksgiving weekend, hopefully not too much ice by then, might have to swing down to the metro to find some soft water.

Taking a few minutes to thaw out the reels in front of the heater can do wonders in the cold weather. Good luck to everyone who makes it out.

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I'll be out to the bitter end, it's not that bad out there. As long as my hands stay warm, the rest of me is warm. With the numbers and size of fish i've been moving, it's easy to keep your mind focused on fishing.

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If it is above freezing Ill be out over turkey break either the St. Croix or a metro lake!

Thanks for letting me come out on sunday JRedig, I had a great time despite my hands being numb!

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I hunted on BE yesterday and thought about tossing for skis for a bit but even with the blind up, 3 hours of the wind got the best of me so I went home and napped. That said, at least 1/2 of the lake was iced over this AM. Might need to break some ice to get from the access to open water now.

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i saw the biggest 'skie I've ever seen myself a week ago, and its been almost killing me not getting out! Its not so much the cold and ice, but studying unfortunately, they like to pile up tests right before break. Hopefully.... once more this weekend, and then maybe 3" of ice by Thanksgiving and chase them through the ice?

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alright sounds good cjac.just let me know and ill buy a couple extra suckers.There could be a chance i might not make it that day but ill do my best

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looked pretty icey up north this morning. had some work to do in the cities this week so i hit a metro lake this evening. still found plenty of open water - wind sure was cold. not sure if the planned mille lacs turkey day weekend will work out - may end up here in the metro.....

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Here is the reason that I am DONE!!! Jonesi sent me this pic yesterday from the night before. Looks like the big Pond is getting a little on the chilly side!!!! Jonesi.jpg

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Steve arranged that pic with a garden hose just to scare everyone off! grin

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Was out last Friday, seen 2 and boated a FAT FAT 51 X 25.

Out again yesterday and froze my butt off, None seen or boated.

Will be out again Fri for sure and maby Sat or Sun.

Dec 1st the boat may get put away for the year enless the weather gets a bit warmer. There are plenty of Walleyes to catch.

Duck

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Ewe shure caut a nice phish Duk! Wee'l b cing you their next yeer.

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So with muskies coming to an end, and I have a dying itch to get one maybe two more if it works out! But what do you guys wear for gloves for casting?!?!? or everyone just trolling now? Any input would be great, "I can see my hands man, but I can't feel them, even with the other hand I can't feel it"

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So with muskies coming to an end, and I have a dying itch to get one maybe two more if it works out! But what do you guys wear for gloves for casting?!?!? or everyone just trolling now? Any input would be great, "I can see my hands man, but I can't feel them, even with the other hand I can't feel it"

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