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Old 12-30-2011, 04:18 PM
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Default Re: Any N. Minnesota guys and gals out there?

You Bet! I was ice fishing on the 23rd and it was sketchy then. Those guys were nuts to go out there.
The first lake that I went on was about 3 inches thick. The ice bowed under our weight to the point where there was about an inch of water above the holes. Very nervous fishing. Not fun. The second lake we went on that day was much better, but it still cracked in some places.
We did have fun with some Perch though, so it was worth it in the end.
The weather is very odd. Tomorrow is suppose to get up to 50 degrees which IMHO is too warm for this time of year. Our slough is completely dry now and the lakes lost about 2 feet of water this last fall.
This isnt the first time this has happened, but its not too common. We are hoping to have more precip in Jan. or we could be in some trouble in the spring.
The good news is that the DNR restocked the Walleye in our local river over the summer and were afraid that with the drop in water level that there might be a total kill off. It may not turn out so bad.
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