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davemeyer

Best Fish this Winter

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Last weekend I caught a 2 lb. 15 in. perch. Not just my biggest this year but biggest perch ever. I almost fell off the bucket when she came through the ice.

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Pike, 38 inches on a tip-up early ice on Birch Lake near Babbitt. Biggest toothy so far. Caught and released.

Prettiest fish was a 6 lb laker off Gunflint Lake last month on laker opener. Fat and healthy, with a deep bronze color I hadn't seen before. Caught but NOT released. grin.gif

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Hey Ryan I suppose you get a good late ice bite up that way too. Does the river get bad ice way soon up there and what is kinda typical for a not safe to walk out date?

Always a guess, but I'm curious about the late ice opportunities up there. When does the season close?

Regards....fiskyknut

I have caught a few Walleye around 24-26 inches, I'm slackin this year bad. Perch to near 15"s. The Pike bite is yet to come.

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you can fish the river right until the season closes at the last day of march..season re-opens second week in may i believe..fishing can be really hot in mid march when a little extre flow starts happing under the ice.

[This message has been edited by ryan johnson (edited 02-15-2004).]

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If by catching you mean pulling out of the hole than I "caught" a beauty 47" musky on January 3rd in Ontario. Didn't even need a rod. Signed the Musky Master

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Well I have nothing up to the sizes you are talking about but managed to land my first walleye/sauger through the ice this winter thanks to some of the guys on the Forum.

Most memorable would be meeting up with a couple of new fishing buddies and sharing the bite.

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29.25" wallleye from LOW. She's still swimming today too!

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The results for largest fish this year were:

Carp- 20 lbs
Catfish- 8 lbs 6 oz
Northern- 24"
Walleye- 20"
Rockbass- 12"
crappie- 11"
Perch- 9"
Sunfish- 8"


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15lb pike, (CPR) on a suburb lake.

or

15 walleyes in 25 min on a suburb lake.

Both quantity and quality at your back door. What more do you want?

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My best fish ever came on January 10th 2004.
38 Inch Pike caught on a tip up and big sucker minnow.

It is on the home page, if you want to see it!

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Has to be Jason Van Ert's 48 inch muskie thru the ice hands down. Nothing like seeing a 4 foot long fish come out of a hole in the ice.

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Best fish through an ice hole was a 28 1/2" walleye caught last tuesday on lake Winnibigoshish. Fished the humps in 17' of water. It tasted oh so good!!! grin.gif Biggest northern was 41" with 3 others in the 38-40" range. Great picklers!!! grin.gif Just kidding! All are swimming just fine. wink.gif

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