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Old 04-10-2013, 01:26 PM
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Was ice fishing Monday afternoon about 35 Km NE of Ear Falls on a small bush lake. The snow off my trapping rail was a foot and a half deep and we drilled a good 3 feet of hard ice to fish. Dark water lake, bright sun and walleye bit like crazy.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:14 PM
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Was ice fishing Monday afternoon about 35 Km NE of Ear Falls on a small bush lake. The snow off my trapping rail was a foot and a half deep and we drilled a good 3 feet of hard ice to fish. Dark water lake, bright sun and walleye bit like crazy.
wow..thats a lot of ice..looking at the long range til the 1st week in May I don't see a lot of good melting days either..
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:41 PM
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It,s going to be close. The flyin guys may lose the first couple of weeks but down south things should be open, A late spawn and the big girls are going to take a beating this year.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:50 PM
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Best to pick a shallow lake to fish and have a river to fly from.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:30 AM
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The ice can go out so quickly with sun, wind, or rain. It is the last bit of ice that can be so frustrating and can hang on for days without some drastic weather happening. So far though the weather remains chilly and the ice is up to the auger handle on Red Lake. Great ice fishing weather and good going on the lake for now.
I would like to say to you guys who "worry" A good day fishing in any weather easily beats a day at work. Lake ice in your drink is a good thing. Being here to watch the ice go out in a strong wind is a great adventure. Like wise with dodging ice floes to get to a fishing spot.
The guys who have turned up in the past, despite a bit of ice, have all had a good time. The worst that has happened to us in 65 years of operation is that a few groups had to change camps to where the ice was gone or in one case delay flying out by a day.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:43 AM
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The ice can go out so quickly with sun, wind, or rain. It is the last bit of ice that can be so frustrating and can hang on for days without some drastic weather happening. So far though the weather remains chilly and the ice is up to the auger handle on Red Lake. Great ice fishing weather and good going on the lake for now.
I would like to say to you guys who "worry" A good day fishing in any weather easily beats a day at work. Lake ice in your drink is a good thing. Being here to watch the ice go out in a strong wind is a great adventure. Like wise with dodging ice floes to get to a fishing spot.
The guys who have turned up in the past, despite a bit of ice, have all had a good time. The worst that has happened to us in 65 years of operation is that a few groups had to change camps to where the ice was gone or in one case delay flying out by a day.
It's good having a professional join the forum.

I've been following your blog, just about every day. Thanks for the effort you put into it.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:59 PM
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Our group is flying in to Larus Lake in May, and it looks like we could be cutting it close. I can remember one other spring (I think it was 2004), with ice cold water and freezing temps., the only place we could find the walleyes was in the inlet creek areas--we motored several hundred yards up the inlet creek, and the walleyes were in there thick. Last year was one of the earliest springs ever--I think we had 70 degree+ weather all week, with brilliant sunshine. Every year is different, that's what makes it great!
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:14 PM
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Our group is flying in to Larus Lake in May, and it looks like we could be cutting it close. I can remember one other spring (I think it was 2004), with ice cold water and freezing temps., the only place we could find the walleyes was in the inlet creek areas--we motored several hundred yards up the inlet creek, and the walleyes were in there thick. Last year was one of the earliest springs ever--I think we had 70 degree+ weather all week, with brilliant sunshine. Every year is different, that's what makes it great!
Larus lake as in the Larus Lake through Nestor Falls? I'll be flying with them to Clear in early June, but some of our group is planning on going to Malahar for the opening week.

I agree it will be cutting it close.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:27 PM
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Still 3ft of ice with lots of snow on top in Dryden.It's going to be cold at night for the next 2 weeks -8c to -12c.Day time highs of +3c to +6c.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:37 PM
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It's good having a professional join the forum.

I've been following your blog, just about every day. Thanks for the effort you put into it.
yep..read Enids blog everyday..though she's 90 miles or so north of where we go we can I can get an idea of how iceout is going...keep em coming Enid..

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