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Today’s Top 5
Week’s best fish shots…
…Plus a selection of greenbacks.
This one’s Alewife:
Winnebago fish finder.
Hahaha! Posted by the Walleye Mafia guys:
> Fitted with an 8-1/4 inch bit, the Chipper Magnum weighs in at a scant 25 pounds. Need a bigger hole? No problem. Upsize to a 10-1/4 inch bit, and the total package still only weighs 28 pounds.
> Trout — …jigs in a rainbow of colors, dark woolly buggers or ice flies tipped with worms or maggots.
> Walleye/yellow perch — Swedish pimples and Hali jigs, tipped with maggots, worms or perch eyes.
> When the ice cracked, the estimated 100 head of cattle crashed through and died.
> …although the herd’s plunge has cost Mike Carlow hundreds of thousands of dollars, he clearly is dealing less with financial loss and more with their death.
> “The DNR … could not have designed better plans to destroy the Mille Lacs Lake walleye fishing heritage than the plans that the DNR implemented since 1998,” attorney Erick Kaardal wrote in the lawsuit.
Sounds like tribes will be involved.
Here’s a different take on walleye spooning….
Tip of the Day
All in MN, but awesome. More at the link, worth a full read:
> Upper Red Lake — ICE FORCE pro-staffer and Upper Red Lake guide Brad Hawthorne says his all-time favorite spoon is a VMC Tumbler Spoon (glow red shiner) with a live minnow.
> Leech Lake — Guide Bryan “Beef” Sathre likes to deadstick deepwater humps with a 1/16-oz Tear Drop Jig tipped with a big, live shiner. Beef will jig a Rattle Spoon tipped with a fathead minnow head in his second hole.
> Lake Of The Woods — In-Depth Outdoors TV Host James Holst calls in walleyes from a distance with a Rapala Rippin’ Rap (cold chrome). Lift up the bait slowly and then drop the rod tip to get an enticing shake and wobble. Fish the Rippin’ Rap higher than you’re probably used to.
Quote of the Day
I find fly fishing difficult. I can’t cross country ski or play tennis anymore, so I decided to make my own ice fishing rod and gave it a try.
– 72-year-old gal who ice-fishes with her son-in-law: “I think he said yes just to shut me up,” she said.
Shot of the Day
Stars and bars theme this week: