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Re: Rice Lake in Maple Grove or Eagle? Or bust?
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I've usually been able to get fish during the day on Eagle. Not very big, but that's more of the norm in the metro. I've usually gone out over the deep hole on the southern end of the lake. There's a park over there that you can walk out from. It's the known "crappie spot" and they generally move around in schools out there. Eagle gets busy on weekends, so it's pretty easy to "follow the crowd".

Weaver has been hit or miss in my experience regardless of the time of year. Either I do really well without much work, or its like I'm fishing the dead sea.

If you're running any tipups, keep in mind that Eagle has muskies and Weaver has tiger muskies. If you hook one, please handle them carefully. The season is closed on them as well, so make sure you can identify the differences before keeping anything.

Rice lake suffers from winter kill and algae blooms. It's a pretty nasty lake to fish in. I've paddled a canoe in there from the park to the north during the summer and caught panfish, but both the fish and the lake had some funky colors going on.

Posted on: 2/9 15:12:43
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Room for an Extra?
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Anyone with a fish house want company in the Alexandria/Glenwood area this Friday (the 29th) for the morning/early afternoon? GF is in a wedding later that day and so I need to keep myself occupied from morning to around 2pm. Weather looks like fishing in just my striker suit will have me drilling new holes every 30 minutes so my stuff doesn't freeze. I'll buy the bait!

Posted on: 2017/12/27 13:48
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Re: The rum
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I would agree, use that down in the Anoka area and slowly work on exploring upstream. Remember that it is a slow/no-wake area as well. I'll probably be going out this weekend, provided the water levels/current aren't bad.

Posted on: 2017/7/21 14:55
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Re: Any Garmin Quickdraw Users?
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When I emailed Garmin last summer they did not support loading the quickdraw contour maps onto a PC, but a quick search makes it appear that they have changed. Doesn't seem like you can modify the maps, but you can at least upload and view other people's maps. Not sure I want my map "public" though, it's of a private lake and don't want to encourage people to trespass. Hopefully they have an option where you don't have to "share" it with anyone.

Garmin

Posted on: 2017/7/7 10:06
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Re: Mandatory Boat-Wash/Inspection Station in Annandale?
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If they want to mandate inspection further than what the DNR has for lakes statewide, then they need to have it at the landing itself and fund it themselves. Having to drive an additional 26 minute round-trip for an "inspection" is a way for the lake associations to try and keep people off of the lake. Having the station in Annandale adds time for people who live south of the lake, forcing them to drive past just to drive back. Additionally, they want to force you to be inspected the day prior before launching earlier than 5am. What about those of us who have to drive from far away to get to the lake? How are they going to make it accessible for us when we want to fish before 5am? How is it legal to have a control gate preventing public use of a water access on a PUBLIC water access?

In my interpretation, the statute that they are trying to use to explain the "legality" of their proposed station proves just the opposite. See below.

(1) have adequate staffing to minimize delays to vehicles and their occupants;
(2) allow for reasonable travel times between public accesses and inspection stations if inspection is required before placing water-related equipment into a water body;
(3) are located so as not to create traffic delays or public safety issues;
(5) do not reduce the capacity or hours of operation of public water accesses.

Posted on: 2017/7/5 11:30
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Re: Fishing off a kayak
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Try the Rum out of the Anoka fairgrounds, it's where I would take my canoe. Just be sure to watch the USGS webpage to see how high the river is running and what the flow rate is. Lower and slower is better for your paddling comfort. It's also a slow-no wake for a mile or two going upstream, so you don't have to worry as much about larger boats.

You can also go up to Rum River Central park for a small fee or season pass. Launch from in the park, do a nice float down and lock up your canoe to a tree under the Roanoke/7th Ave NW bridge & carry your stuff back to your car in the park and drive back out to the canoe. Or take a buddy and have him watch the stuff while you get the car to load back up.

Anytime I do river fishing, unless I have a loop where I can tie up and walk back to get the car, I go upstream. You always have more energy at the start of your trip and keeps you from getting into trouble. The Rum is the same way. Sometimes it seems like it doesn't even flow, other times I have tried going on out where I had my trolling motor on high and still needed to paddle in order to make any progress upstream. Just be careful, wear your lifejacket (esp. when solo), and keep your phone in a waterproof container or ziploc bag to keep it dry in case you hit something and flip.

Posted on: 2017/5/17 7:40
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Re: Club West Lake, Blaine
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I've ice fished there a couple of times in the past couple years. Biggest panfish came in at a whopping 5", and didn't see anything bigger on the camera. Ice can be tricky out there in the winter with how the culverts flow between sections. Never tried in the summer.

Posted on: 2017/3/31 14:37
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Re: Eskimo 949i
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I've used 50lb braided line as thread to re-sew the zippers back on to my 949i when the original threads broke.

Posted on: 2016/12/24 10:50
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Re: Siren/Spooner Area
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I was up at my cabin between Grantsburg and Siren on Wednesday, found anywhere between 5-7" of ice. Sunfish were biting and pulled in a few pike.

Posted on: 2016/12/23 12:36
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Re: Angle outpost
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Went for the first time this past January. Had a great time up in the angle even though fishing was a little slow. We stayed in cabins overnight instead of doing the sleepers on the ice though. Guides were helpful and willing to move you around if you aren't catching/seeing fish. Only bad part I had was getting a flat tire 40 miles north of Fargo at midnight on my way back.

Posted on: 2016/12/6 0:10
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