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  1. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE SEASON IT HAS BEEN SO FAR, AND WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED! Now, certainly hitting some of the best fishing of the season for ALL species!!! Walleyes have been on the chow on most of the midsized bodies of water along the weed edges, sunken humps and bars anywhere from 12” to 28” of water. Keep an eye on the primary transition areas such as sand to muck, boulders to gravel, weeds to sand (etc.) These areas are key right now. Leech Lake does have a bug hatch going on currently, but the fish are still active and hitting. Slowing down your troll, and using simpler presentat
  2. Ice Fishing Reports for Untited States by Region and/or State - Click here. Ice Fishing Reports for Canada-Click Here
  3. Hi All March is here and travel conditions are better then it’s been all year. Cheers
  4. I recently met up with my buddy Al to check out a small lake that I had never fished before (Al had only open water fished it). We didn't get to the lake until after sundown and we immediately started drilling holes looking for fish. It didn't take us too long to find an area that the fish were frequenting. We caught a couple fish and set up the flipover. We wound up getting into some nice Crappies and to our surprise some really nice Sunfish. I would really like to get back to this lake soon to explore some new areas and learn it a bit more as it definitely has quality fish!
  5. I'm looking into insurance options for an Ice House and wondering what advice or recommendations anyone has on the best type of coverage. Also, if I want to be able to rent out my ice house when I'm not using it but not as an "outfitter" or "guide" would that be something that typical coverage wouldn't cover if a profit is being made since I wouldn't have the coverage that a company running as an outfitter would have? (Such as how normal car insurance doesn't cover an Uber driver when they are logged into the app and giving someone a ride because they are consequently on the road more often an
  6. A few friends and I decided to try our hand at something we've never done before - targeting Channel Catfish through the ice. This definitely proved to be a bit of a challenge and took me out of my comfort zone. After getting a few bites and fish up the hole we started to figure out a method that worked for us. I don't feel like it's the most productive way to catch these fish but it worked out for us that day. At the end of the day everyone in our group caught quite a few fish, had their rods doubled over and left with smiles on our faces. These fish put up a heck of a fight on Walleye gear!
  7. A few friends and I gained access to a small lake recently and went out in search of Panfish. We tried some shallower water but the fish seemed to mostly be out roaming and feeding in the Basin. We didn't catch a lot of fish but the Quality was definitely there! The key to catching them was to stay mobile and only fish a hole for a few minutes before moving on and using heavy Tungsten jigs and Hardbaits to get down to the fish that you did mark quickly.
  8. Anyone know what depth I should be looking for Walleye’s at? I’ve always went just south of the main city in bayport on the wi side. In 32-36fow seems to be a crappie spot. Any suggestions would be great.
  9. Wondering if anyone has access to ice reports around Morson yet. I know it iced up at Mylie's a few weeks ago, but I'm wondering if it's all locked up and making ice. Anyone?
  10. I just wanted to share some of my experiments with solar power and solar heat on my fish house. It's 8x12 with one 100 watt solar panel and a custom made 4x7 active solar heating panel on the back. It puts out some incredible heat for free, up to 110F.
  11. Roll call of what you use and why. I am biased as a prostaff member so I will stay out of this, but want to hear what you use and more importantly why you use that kind. Thanks, and good luck this upcomming season and please be safe!
  12. Just got back from my local Wallyworld, they have all Icestuff on about 75% or better Clearance. Jigging raps are $3, all the clam ice stuff.....ALL of it is $1 Berkely ice mono is $1 Fireline is $3 Better check it fast.
  13. Hey everybody, Dan Schmidt from Sunset Lodge! Say, we're starting our new season for 2016. Got the fish houses ready, we've got about 7 - 8 inches of ice between here and Young's Bay so we're hauling people in our people hauler. We've got 5 houses out and the first group out got their limit of fish this morning so things are looking really good. So come on up for New Year's - we got ice! Dan Schmidt Sunset Lodge danfishreport12.28.15.3gp
  14. The wee beginnings of a wonderful ice fishing season to come. I predict fishable ice by Dec. 12. What say you?
  15. I have dabbled with ice fishing the St Croix River above the Taylors Falls Dam. I have fished the lions park and have seen other holes punched there. Anyone ever ice fish the lions park right above the dam as well? has anyone else ever tried fishing backwater pools on the upper stretch of the Croix? does anyone have a guess on where the fish in that stretch of river would migrate during the winter months?
  16. I've got a Lowrance HDS 9 - Gen 3 touchscreen unit in my boat and wondering what all I need to use it out on the ice. I know I need the blue connector ice transducer and have gotten that, but my main issue is power. My buddy is running something similar, but his power is running off DC, I am preferring to run mine off a 12V battery since I'm usually not sitting in a shack or in my truck. I picked up what I thought was the right power cord for this from my local Cabelas, but there are 3 different cords coming out of the one blue plug in. Can I just cut off all but the red/black power? Or do
  17. Hi everyone, trying to plan out a winter camping trip for the first week of January and looking for some suggestions of MN lakes to look at. Spent a week on Trout Lake in the BWCA north of Vermillion last year fishing lakers and camped on Vermillion the year before that but looking for something new this year. Decided against another BWCA trip due to the work involved with hauling in all the gear so looking for something accessible by snowmobile. Ideally looking for Walleye and pike; crappie or other species would be a plus... I know both Upper red and LOTW are good fisheries but seems like ca
  18. We have gotten a sleeper rental on mille lacs in the past, only got a few eyes each time and with the new regs. possibly looking for some place new. Are there any suggestions for lakes,areas,resorts etc. opinions and thoughts are very appreciated. Our group will be 4-5. Thanks for the Help MNBEEF
  19. Outdoor writer David Harrison was in my neck of the woods this week, so I took him kayak fishing for panfish yesterday. When we left the launch the temperature was 18 degrees. It felt like we were preparing for an ice fishing trip rather than a kayak fishing trip. Honestly, it left me itching to get on dome ice. It won't be long before there is ice in some parts. Be safe on that early ice. I know you've heard it all before, but complacency kills. Bring your spud bar, ice picks, and a throw rope at the very least. Check as you go, ans have fun!
  20. Check out our full line of Tungsten Jigs at www.kendersoutdoors.com Connect with us: Instagram: @KendersOutdoors www.facebook.com/kendersoutdoors
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