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HSO Cool Cats 2013

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Mark your calendars for what has turned into one of the highlights of the hard water season!

Host: Borch

When is the event

Sat Jan 26th 2013 7:30 am

What will we be catching?

Channel Catfish with an occasional Walleye,Crappie and Rock Bass mixed in. Cat fishing through the ice has become very popular and the Horseshoe chain has become the place to be to do it.

Where is the event?

Cool Cats will be on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes located near Richmond/Cold Spring MN. Roughly 1.5 hrs Northwest of the Twin Cites. From 94 take 23 west to Richmond and then take 22 south to the lake.

We will be fishing the Methane or "Meth" hole. There are two popular points of access. The best one to use for vehicles is the winter access. Please monitor this thread closer to the event to confirm current ice conditions.


What should I bring?

First and foremost, a big smile, because you will be using it a lot smile

Typically we use basic walleye gear for catching the cats. We will set up one pole with an Ice Buster bobber or equivalent and a glow red teardrop with the other pole rigged with a jigging spoon/minnow head. Lindy 1/16 oz Rattlin Flyer in glow red is favorite among the catters.

A spring bobber has proven to be helpful for the light bite days.

Click Chain Cat Report & Techniques for current reports and techniques.

Also as in years past, we will be having a potluck at noon, so bring along a favorite food item to share. Hopefully we can work out frying up some catfish as well.

Bring along the whole family and stay for a couple hours or stay all day.

We will get a bunch of holes punched for those that don't have an auger. If you need some help getting set up just ask.

Click here for a recap of last year's Cool Cats Event

Hope to see you all there!

Copy courtesy of dtro. Thanks Darren.

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I just added it to my calendar. can't wait to get out there again. now let's hope the ice will be safe to drive on by then. I guess we could always go to long lake as a back up. Jeff as it gets closer if there is anything we need for this event let me know and I will try to get it and bring it.

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Well we're getting close to the event date and I thought it would be a good idea to get talk going about what people are planning on bringing to the potluck and get a rough head count. I should also have some name tags and markers.

We also are looking for a little help for items that make this event go smoothly. I'll bring tables, fish fryer and fish batter/oil.

Could use a couple trash cans with bags, fillet knives, cleaning boards, cook stove, paper plates, paper towels, plastic utensils.

I can't wait to see everyone there!

Looks like I'll have 2 in my group.

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Ice is in pretty good shape, people driving full size trucks back to the spot.

I got the paper towels and the paper plates covered.

I will be spending the night in the wheelhouse so I will be there pretty early grin

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