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I understand SlabFest is fast approaching? February 24th, on Upper Red Lake? I thought there was a post on this, but I can't seem to find it, just the post about lodging. Come on Chris, lets see that fancy poster you've got for this years event!!! grin.gif

I'm looking forward to it this year. I was there last year, but never made it over to the "official" get together area. It would be nice to meet some more fellow FM'rs and hopefuly round up some Crappie's too! It looks like we'll have good ice this year anyways...

I wanted to make sure it's still scheduled for the 24th, so I can get off work that weekend.

Talk to ya'll later...

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CML,

It is still a go. Rendezvous point will again be Hansons shack out of Rogers. I'm sure Chris will post more details in the coming days.


The Rendezvous point is a bit up in the air right now. Chris will post more details as we get closer but there are a few scouoting trips planned before now and then and we may move it closer to where the crappies are going to hopefully get people on a good bite.

But like Paul said details will be posted in the next week or so.

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I'm being a little bit delinquent with details but I'll know much more after this weekend's trip. I haven't been up to Red in a month so I have to feel it out again. I'll be up there this weekend fishing and Borch & I will be up there next weekend fishing to try and find some "areas" that would be good to fish for the fest.

My gut is telling me we'll have a meeting place out of Hillman's Rd somewhere. Although my shack is at Rogers and I have no problem with people camping around me.

Stay tuned! The gathering is a go but it is definitely an "informal" gathering.

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I'll be up there that weekend and may join in the festivities if it works out. I am coming up with a few of my friends and bringing my house and another wheel house. Maybe we'll se you guys there once we know more.

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...I'll know much more after this weekend's trip. I'll be up there this weekend fishing and Borch & I will be up there next weekend fishing to try and find some "areas" that would be good to fish for the fest.

My gut is telling me we'll have a meeting place out of Hillman's Rd somewhere. Although my shack is at Rogers and I have no problem with people camping around me.


Mr. Hanson, I certainly approve your program! I was up for last year's Slabfest, and my experience was the fishing along the North Shore seemed far better than along the South Shore... I always enjoy the friendly hospitality of the good folks at Roger's Campground, but if we're gonna be fishing I'd rather start off the Hillman Road, a few miles south of 'The Humps'...

A 'Portable Shelter City' somewhere in that area over the weekend would make for a memorable occasion, and with only a single road fee.

Good hunting, during the next two weekends, and I look forward to reading your final reports.

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My objective is to definitely not have people paying 2 road fees again this year. I can blame that on Jonny-P I think. smile.gif But when Jon says his dad has got a spot that should have crappies, you have to go!

I'm also going to plan on being on the ice fishing much earlier this year too, probably noon if not 11am. With weather permitting, our little portable city can just move around and relay info to each other.

I will have my gas grill with so we'll be able to fish and eat & drink at the same time.

It'll be a good time for sure!

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Chris,

I'll likely be out there even earlier than that trying to pinpoint location. I'll have my wife and maybe a couple of others along. We are used to putting in a pretty full day and have had good success thoughout the day in the past. I'll make sure the pack the 2 way radios along. I'm sure we'll have some general locations from the scouting trips before then.

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