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  1. IkeThePike

    Back in business

    I still remember my first pike, it was a dandy. She came flying in at 100mph and grabbed my sucker and tried swimming away with it. I remember hollering "what do i do". Grandpa calmly said, "pull your sucker back". So i checked my emotions, and gently pulled the string back. I'm still surprised just how dumb fish can be when they're hungry. The pike hung on to that lil' sucker just long enough for me to set the tines in the water and throw the spear. My point is, spearing a fish is a rush unlike that of any other. I can't remember my first walleye, nor my first fish I ever caught. I don't remember my first pheasant or duck. I do however remember that first pike i ever speared. Its a memory I hope to pass on. Its simply beautiful.
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    Depth????

    thanks for the insight, bass n' spear. I'm going to have to play more around with the weedline this winter.
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    Depth????

    Near drop offs work... I also set up on 6-8' flats too. The most important thing to remember is to have a long enough rope attached to your spear so it can easily make it to the bottom of the lake. This way, once a fish is speared, the spear will hit the bottom without coming to an abrupt stop, thus throwing the pike off. I think the deepest I have really speared is about 14'. But that is pretty deep (This was on some humps where they were hitting with tip-ups so we knew they were there).
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    Spearing Lic ??

    Already bought mine, not sure why, with the sales tax now it should practically be free...
  5. Today in the Tribune, I found all the major ice fishing contests being held this year. The list is obviously not whole, so I will list the two I know about as well. Hard Water Classic Fishing: Bemidji, Jan 17. 800-458-2223 North American Ice Fishing Tournament: Cannon Falls, Jan 17-18. 507-263-2289 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza: Jan 24. 800-950-9461 Jennie Guyer Ice Fishing Tournament: Coleraine, Jan 31. 218-256-1654 Ice Fishing Challenge: Alexandria, Feb 7. 320-763-4800 Martin County Conservation Club Fishing Tournament: Fairmont, Feb 7. 800-657-3280 American Legion Community Ice Fishing Contest: Park Rapids, Feb 7. 800-247-0054 Big Jig Ice Fishing Contest and Festival: Duluth, Feb 8. 218-788-BJIG Audrey's Purple Dream Fishing Tournament: Akeley, Feb 14. 800-247-0054 Minnesota State Big Bobber: Mankato, Jan 25. Blackduck Jaycees Fishing Derby: Blackduck, I believe February 28? Not sure Like I said, I'm not sure this is a complete list. If anybody else knows of anymore, I'd like to know about em'!
  6. Whoops, I just started a new thread. Didn't realize there was a tournaments section. Anyways the post is under "Most Ice Fishing Tournaments"
  7. Today in the Tribune, I found all the major ice fishing contests being held this year. The list is obviously not whole, so I will list the two I know about as well. Hard Water Classic Fishing: Bemidji, Jan 17. 800-458-2223 North American Ice Fishing Tournament: Cannon Falls, Jan 17-18. 507-263-2289 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza: Jan 24. 800-950-9461 Jennie Guyer Ice Fishing Tournament: Coleraine, Jan 31. 218-256-1654 Ice Fishing Challenge: Alexandria, Feb 7. 320-763-4800 Martin County Conservation Club Fishing Tournament: Fairmont, Feb 7. 800-657-3280 American Legion Community Ice Fishing Contest: Park Rapids, Feb 7. 800-247-0054 Big Jig Ice Fishing Contest and Festival: Duluth, Feb 8. 218-788-BJIG Audrey's Purple Dream Fishing Tournament: Akeley, Feb 14. 800-247-0054 Minnesota State Big Bobber: Mankato, Jan 25. Blackduck Jaycees Fishing Derby: Blackduck, I believe February 28? Not sure Like I said, I'm not sure this is a complete list. If anybody else knows of anymore, I'd like to know about em'!
  8. IkeThePike

    minnesota state ice tournament

    Thanks, just scheduled it into my non existent schedule. I'll be there.
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    minnesota state ice tournament

    Well the turnout is obviously nothing like the one on Lehomme Dieu or Leech. Hopefully, it becomes an annual thing that draws fishermen from all around the southern part of the state. The fishing may never be that good on Washington but its still fun to get together with a few hundred people and fish. I'm sure if more people come, sponsors will donate more, thus prizes will be better!
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    Decoy vs. Live

    When and where? My schedule is kind of iffy at the moment. Graduating school this December and still looking for a job. Think I'm taking a two week sabbatical after I graduate and heading up Blackduck area. Ha...
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    Deer Cutting Charts For The Do It Your Selfer.

    Don't forget to boil that fresh heart! Always eat the night after a kill.
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    New to Spearing - Basic Question

    Maybe I'll finally buy an hand saw this winter at least for early ice. I guess it makes sense for ice under 20". I'm assuming I'll still have to drag an auger with me to get a hole started???
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    Decoy vs. Live

    Wow, Bass N' Spear. Two on one line, genius! I'm going to go start rigging up this weekend. Do usually run the live bait on the bottom or top? Thanks a bunch!! I'm still curious to hear stories of how a 20" decoy has worked.
  14. Classic Minnesota Fishing - pull out the binoculars, find another boat, and point the bow that way!
  15. I'm not sure either about this weather hurting the population. Found most pheasants hunkered down in the thick-tall natural grass this past Sunday. While pushing some deer I found a ton of roosters in the drainage ditches and cricks. The smart birds know where to find cover. In fact, our several acres of CRP was somewhat short on roosters. I'm not sure why - maybe they moved into the neighboring slough? Then again, I heard there was some nasty weather down in the south-western part of the state today.
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