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12-23 through 12-31 Big Plans?

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How much time will you be spending on the ice? im off the 24th through 28th. im heading to the iron range to the in laws! I will be fishing almost constantly! i want to target different fish and different lakes and species. Just cant wait to get on the road! So what are your plans?!

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I am still trying to find the time and the help to get my portable down from the rafters. I am gonna have to devise a way that I can do that by myself! I will get it down Saturday if nothing else and then get out on the ice this weekend for sure!!! Though Saturday I get to watch the grandson for a while but after that I will go out. Time spent with him is precious! Take care and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

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I hope to be in a perm up on Lake Bemidji and Turtle from the 26th through new years.

the plan is to leave only for brief periods when the McMasters and 7Up runs out. smile

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I plan to get out some time every day on Dec 25, 26, 27, 28, and Dec 31, Jan 1, 2, 3, 4. With this much time available I plan to try some new areas on Minnetonka and expand my horizons a bit.

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I plan to try to get out for a Bit on The 24th and 25th. I work the 26th and have a Family event obn the 27th. Then it's off to the lake (probably URL)from Dec 28th thru January 4th with the wheel-house for it's first trip of the year.

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Have family in town and really want to get my Dad out on the ice. I have the Ultimate Panfish League this Sunday and I'm really looking forward to that. I hope to hit Mille Lacs and get to use my perm for the first time next week.

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Lake of the Woods for me, after Christmas through the weekend. A couple of my buddie and I are bringing our boys up for a few days of fishing. The kids range from 5.5 to 12 years old. Really looking forward to it! I hope everyone else has a good Christmas and a chance to get out and do some fishing too.

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The "old grouch" and I will be hitting Appledoorns New Years eve and New Years day. This weekend I might try to get out on one or two of the local lakes, it's gonna be a chore with all this snow.

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Maybe a little ice time xmas day. friday I'm working 3 shifts!

Saturday headed up near Duluth for a full day on the ice.

Hopefully two or three days on the Ice next week, and then maybe another trip up north on the third.

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If I was at my mother in-laws I would spend as much time as I could on the ice. Last year I looked into renting a sleeper on a near by lake, so I did not have to stay at her house. Good luck fishing.

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I found out yesterday Im off till next monday and have off most of next week as well. I plan to drill a few holes.

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    •   So what about when you have a rattle wheel down and go outside to get a fish on your tip up?   Same thing as a wiz or smoke?  You can’t see it and might be gone for 10 minutes.   I only ask to be argumentative. 
    •  I never disliked my original ion but once I tried the new drill with the centering point I ordered the drill immediately. 
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