2018-‘19 Ice Fishing

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  1. Oly44

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    I’m ready to go get out and fish. A lot of places in northern WI are fishable already. Here in the southern part of the state the waters are locked up or pretty close so it won’t be long.

    I just got the garage reorganized and brought the ice fishing stuff up. I also just got a new to me auger. It’s a jiffy 44 Pro. It came with a 6 and 8 inch auger. I cant wait to get out there.

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    It’s already been a great year. Big group of guys went to Red Lake over thanksgiving weekend.

    First time on the ice. 4 inches.

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    Red lake. Ton of walleye (lost count). Few perch. 2 Burbot.

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    8 guys... 4 days. Limits for everyone every day (4 fish each). We at them all except 1 bag for each guy to bring home.


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    Will be heading to Lake of The Woods December 26-29th. Will be heading over the Canadian border for my first time during the trip.

    Likely chasing walleye this weekend on Mille Lacs.
     
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    Sweet! I’d like to try and meet up with you and Travis sometime this year to fish. I would either have to find a hotel or crash with one of you guys on the ice if you had room. I’m about 5.5 hrs from Mille lacs.


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    One of my best friends will have his sleeper shack on Mille Lacs at some point this year. We will figure something out! Would be awesome to get together.
     
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    That would be awesome. Hopefully the timing works out.


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    I’ll keep this thread updated on ice conditions. The main lake isn’t even close to being safe.

    Anyone have any good ice fishing series on YouTube or the web I can check out? I’ve basically transitioned from 100% hunting mode to 100% ice fishing mode at this point. Need something to scratch the itch.


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    Yeah it will be a couple weeks at least before I’m fishing. Next couple days in the mid 30s but after that it’s 20s during the day and teens at night.

    I started playing the ice fishing app again lol If you haven’t seen uncut angling videos on YouTube you should check them out. He has some great ice fishing videos.



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    In depth outdoor has some decent videos if I remember correctly.
     
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    My cousin sold his red ice castle that i've had pictures of the last couple of years and bought a 21'+4' v RV edition. Going to take more ice to get out now but man that thing is awesome. I'll post pictures whenever I get the chance.

    I likely won't be doing any ice fishing any time soon. Have a lot of busy weekends coming up and would like to get out pheasant hunting some more and possibly bow yet.
     
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    My other half&his brother usually go to lake of the woods also. They all seem to love it. I love free fish fry that i didnt have to help catch!

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    People on the ice already in Fremont (as of last weekend) Harrisville & lake Delton (according to my sister in law)

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    You are willing to drive 5.5 hours to fish Mille Lacs for 1 fish?
     
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    Looking at booking a trip to Lake of the Woods for the family and their spouses 6 of us. Not sure if we want a sleeper or a cabin on shore.
     
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    Yeah I would. It’s more about meeting guys and the experience of a new place. Plus just having a good time. Catching fish is a bonus.


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    Mille Lacs is one of the few lakes in the area where you have an actual good chance at catching a trophy fish. I fish because I love it... I could fish all day every day and release every fish I caught.

    Will be on the road at 6am tomorrow morning for Mille Lacs. Not planning on getting much but who knows.


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    Jake you ever fish for northerns up there?
     
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    I haven’t tried for northern. A lot of my friends spear and have gotten some nice ones. There are some huge ones in this lake I know that!


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