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I can't really say I've seen a ton of owls the last week or so but there certainly isn't a shortage of bald eagles! grin...saw 2 today on the north end of the "Bog"...Oh yes!....I ran into Mr.StCatfish this afternoon(Nichols Lake) also looking for those elusive owls .....no owls for me today! grin

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Nice baldy shots.

I think the only GGO seen recently has been the McDaviit owl and its a shy one.

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Thanks Jay!.....Steve and I did make a few swings on McDavitt to try and locate the recent GGO....not much action...then headed north on #7 in hopes of seeing the NHO at the Sax Road intersection....Looks like we just plain missed em or they may have moved to new hunting grounds...

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Thanks guys!.......Lol!.....Ya right.....a 600 lb.photo prop!...always carry an assortment in my pick-up box for "those special" photo emergencies!.....one popple....1 balsam...1 spruce and my favorite,a 13' white pine....you know..."for that special effect".........But you know,those knots are really tough on my right shoulder going through those deep ditches cry.......... grin

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Nice shots Jonny. Now you have to get some of those owl shots grin I don't know why I said that when I need to get a couple of shots of both myself. We will see what the New Year brings.

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Thanks guys!.......Lol!.....Ya right.....a 600 lb.photo prop!...always carry an assortment in my pick-up box for "those special" photo emergencies!.....one popple....1 balsam...1 spruce and my favorite,a 13' white pine....you know..."for that special effect".........But you know,those knots are really tough on my right shoulder going through those deep ditches cry.......... grin

I always wonder if you guys bring the moss and a glue gun for your shots. We don't get much of that here. Looks like you had a great day out even without your owl.

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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!
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