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Sunday
Dec112005

Waconia

Ventured out on Waconia tonight for the evening bite.  Ice conditions are good with about 4 inches being the least that I found.  Was able to get around everywhere  with the four wheeler.  When it came to catching fish tonight was not the night. 

I fished in 16 ft of water and had a tip-up in about 19 ft and only caught one walleye and one real nice 3lb largemouth bass.  It's not to often that I catch bass during the winter months so it was  a nice surprise.  

Going to try and get to my a few of my spots on Minnetonka this week but as of today it was still a little suspect.  Look forward to the next few weeks of early ice Tonka bite - and if this fall is any indication of how it is going to be this winter, we are in for a great winter of ice fishing. 

Wing nut low 05I also have to add that Wing Nut was able to catch a few nice ones on the Lake of the woods trip also.  This is one he caught while brushing his teeth.  (22 inches)

Sunday
Dec112005

Lake Of The Woods

dec 05 lowBack from my first ice fishing adventure of the year.  I spent the last six days on Lake of the Woods with Mike, a.k.a. Wing Nut, and had varied success.  The first few days produced some numbers of fish with the final two days being very tough.  We had about 14" of ice in the gap out from Morris Point.  Fished in about 19 feet of water most of the time we were there, but when the fishing got tough we tried shallower and  deeper with neither producing results for us.

 The only real high note of the trip was on Monday, December 5th when I was fortunate enough to catch a 9 lb walleye.    

Monday
Nov282005

Ice Fishing

Winter is once again bearing down on us for the next 4 months. If you don't enjoy ice fishing it can make it a little on the long side.  Well, don't worry, that's where I come in.  I will be leaving next Monday (Dec. 05th) for Lake of the Woods for eight days.  The ice has begun forming and will be good to go when I get there.  Needless to say, I am excited.  If you or someone you know is  looking to try something different or wants to go ice fishing, consider buying them a guided ice fishing trip gift certificate for Christmas.

I still have some openings for both Red Lake weekends and Lake of the Woods.  We are expecting to be on all the metro lakes in the next week or two.  I will report back with both the ice report and a fishing report as soon as I can get to a computer.

Lastly, if you are in the market for an ice house we still have a few in inventory at Pro Fish Enterprises over in Watertown.  We will be at the River Centre in St. Paul this weekend for the annual ice fishing show.  I look forward to seeing lots of you there.

Wednesday
Nov092005

What a fall

The unbelievable weather that we have been having has allowed many extra fishing outings this fall.  After going to Rushford, Minnesota this weekend to shoot deer and having great weather but only fair hunting, I had to get out fishing.  Yesterday afternoon I headed out on Waconia with Peter Bilecki and Bill Miller to chase a few largemouth bass and walleyes at dark.  The walleye bite was non-existent but the largemouth bass had other 137-3799_IMGb.gifideas, and we were fortunate enough to land a few.     

With ice fishing right around the corner and a lot to do at the shop, I will probably not have too many more outings on the open water.  I look forward to this winter and hope I have a chance to get many of you out on the ice.