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Well I have finally got my hunting all done, and goin to load my ice fishing stuff in the truck on Thrusday. I am going to hit the lake on sunday to get out and make sure that i have everythign finally inline before the Gator!

So, where have you all been in the last few weeks. If you dont wanta post it here, shoot me a email.

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i will be setting up wed afternoon in northern mn for the first time this year.oooooohhhhhh am i pumped to see that fisrt nord hit my deke. eekkks, starting to sound like someone else on this site. crazysmilewinkwhistle

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I set up yesterday afternoon and got a 3lber. was pulling the deke when a larger fish 6-8 swooped in on it, never got a shot. Looking forward to a big day tommorrow

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i want to get out with my grandfather, but have not had the time to go out and check lakes around the west metro to see if there are any clear ones out there.

Anyone have any imput?

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