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Wayne Ek

Rain - Alexandria area

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We were out on Lobster yesterday and the ice looked good. Last night we had over 1.5-inches of rain and it is still raining as I write this. The shoreline ice started to move away sometime last night. I'm thinking with all this rain the late ice panfish bite will be in full swing.

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This rain will be certain doom for the ice. Although I haven't been able to get out, this is by far the latest late ice panfishing I can recall in recent years. When is the last time you were out on the ice in the 3rd week of March (south of Mille Lacs anyways)

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When is the last time you were out on the ice in the 3rd week of March (south of Mille Lacs anyways)

Last year. I was out ice fishing well into April last year. My cousin caught a limit of big slab crappies on the ice from Rush Lake April 24th last year.

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Originally Posted By: metrojoe
When is the last time you were out on the ice in the 3rd week of March (south of Mille Lacs anyways)

Last year. I was out ice fishing well into April last year. My cousin caught a limit of big slab crappies on the ice from Rush Lake April 24th last year.

The ice out date for Rush last year was April 24th. Did you use a canoe to get to the ice?

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He found a small bit on the north end of west. It may have been the 21st. I will call him to double check.

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Last year I had my dock and lift in on the 20th on Knife Lake. The way it looks that could even happen sooner this year. I would not want to bet any big money on old Mother Nature. LOL

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He found a small bit on the north end of west. It may have been the 21st. I will call him to double check.

I'm sure there was some ice somewhere. I guess I'm not that hardcore. My last trips always seem to be the first week of March. I'd be out there now if I could.(maybe not today, but this past weekend for sure)

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I wanted to head out today, but the rain kinda stopped my plans. Thinking I will head to Fargo/Moorhead now to help with sandbagging efforts.

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