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Re: Proud Grandpa
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Congrats! Only a short while and you'll be posting photos of his first fish.

Posted on: Ystrday 10:17:44
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Re: Maple sap?
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I think it's definitely worth it. It should be running pretty good towards the end of the weekend with the projected temps.

Posted on: 2/14 9:47:32
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Re: Pole on rattle reel setup??
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The easiest and cheapest that I've found is using a mounted rod holder and wrapping the line around a small spring with a bell. When the line goes down it bends the spring and eventually the spring releases and shoots up and down, ringing the bell. It costs about $5 to make one.

Posted on: 2/13 10:47:41
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Re: Ice house rental Mille Lacs?
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I second Appeldoorn's. It's a first class resort with the nicest houses I've ever stayed in.

Posted on: 1/30 12:46:13
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Re: Fred's Beds Jan 5-8
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Quote:

Trick wrote:
Brian, The houses have TV DVD in them and the generator is an extra cost each day. I hope that this answers your question. Trick


Spot on. The houses have TV and DVD and the houses are generator ready but do not come with it. I usually bring my Honda and a good extension cord and we're good to go all weekend.

My one recommendation if you bring a generator and want to watch tv is to bring an external speaker because sometimes the volume isn't the greatest. I took a little bluetooth speaker with an auxiliary cord and it worked flawlessly.

Posted on: 1/12 10:26:37
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Re: Fred's Beds Jan 5-8
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We were using a deadstick with the Gem-N-Eye and it was magic.

When staying with Nels, you launch from Morris Point. His parents own Morris Point so everything is really well-synced and easy. Stop in at Morris Point to get a road pass and give Nels and call and he'll direct you to the house. You drive your own vehicles as long as ice conditions allow. I really prefer this since we can come and go as we please. The resort has a full bar and restaurant which is great. Also, Nels just opened the Wash N'Go which is about 200 yards from the resort that is a full liquor store with washing machines and showers. You literally don't have to go anywhere to get whatever you need.

We didn't do any driving while we were there but have in the past. There is a lot of snow on the lake and you can't go off the beaten path. The winds weren't too bad when I was up there so drifting wasn't a problem.

Our house was about 3/4 of a mile out in 25 fow. When we were leaving they were moving houses further out into 27-30 fow.

As far as the houses, I think there are still some of the old ones in circulation but he's been adding a handful each year. He's up to 22 total. We have a 12x24 six man which was way better than last year's 10x20 six man. The new houses also have rod holders, an oven and some dry erase boards to keep track of fish.

It was a great time and I'll be touching base August 1 to reserve our 2018 trip.

Posted on: 1/11 12:28:45
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Fred's Beds Jan 5-8
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Stayed with Nels for 3 nights on our annual trip. As a side note, his new houses are really nice and much more spacious than the sardine cans he previously inherited from the former owner.

Fishing on Thursday was really slow with only 3 fish coming on rattle reels.

Friday's bite was great for us in 25 FOW. It started at 5am when a big pout hit a rattle reel. Between five of us we brought in over 60 fish primarily between 12-15 inches, both walleye and sauger. We ended up keeping about 23. The biggest caught was 20 inches.

The prime bite was 10am-2pm and things really slowed after 3pm. Unlike previous years, we did get a bit of an evening bite and caught a handful of fish between 7-9pm.

The best color lure was gold and the best lure of them all was a JB Lure Gem-N-Eye that was gold with some green and red. That lure, by itself, brought in about 1/3 of the fish.

Saturdays bite was almost non-existent with a total of about 7 coming in.

In all, the trip was a blast and Nels showed us a great time.

Posted on: 1/9 10:31:15
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Re: Clear by the freeway in forest lake
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Quote:

icehouse1119 wrote:
Maybe you shouldn't post reports like this about a small lake when you know everyone and their mother is going to turn out to catch the hot bite. It's stupidity like this that gets lakes fished out... genius.


I think you need to calm down a bit. If you don't want to exchange fishing information, then don't join a fishing forum. While I'm not going to run out and fish Clear, I appreciate the information from the original poster.

Posted on: 1/3 10:31:27
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Re: Lake Calhoun
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Gas augers are allowed per city rules. It has some large fish in there including stocked muskies. I've gotten some dandy walleyes out of the lake in the 15-20 foot range. Watch out for thin ice near the canal by lake street.

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/activities__events/winter_activities/ice_fishing/#group_2_233393

Posted on: 2016/12/30 11:23
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Re: Large sleeper rental
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Appeldoorn's has a gigantic 12 man house but it reserves pretty quickly in the season. I've stayed in it before and the space is amazing. It's definitely not cheap but it also comes with a heated (separate) bathroom.

Posted on: 2016/12/30 9:56
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