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BOB WILSON
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3/3/15 3:19 PM CST
No I am not a charter captain but I don't need to be for ice fishing. It only applies to running a vessel on open water. I have already talked to DNR headquarters.

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3/3/15 12:08 PM CST
Zappa reference. Nice.

TED PECK
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3/3/15 11:58 AM CST
thought the low pressure of a minor sleet storm might turn 'em on. for once I was semi-right. Caught about a dozen small to average crappie and a bonus 29" pike. Fish all came on deadstick with minnow or little purple Northland forage minnow w/minnow head. Kept 6 crappie for one meal and the pike for supper--one of my favorite fish recipes; pike alfredo. Rather than answer a bunch of PMs, here's how ya make pike alfredo. Fillet the pike. Cut off the back of the fillets at the caudal fin--no "y" bones here. Find the "Y' bones and cut out the top back strip, then cut out the bottom chunk behind the rib cage. Repeat on the other side. Cut the strips and fillets into 1-2" chunks. Bring some water to a boil with 1 T. crab boil. Put the chunks in for 40 seconds. Remove and put in ice water. Bring some noodles to a boil in a different pan. In a separate sauce pan put in a jar of alfredo sauce, mushrooms, broccoli..and the pike and heat it up. When the noodles are ready, ladle on the pike alfredo. great googly-moogly! good stuff!!! Big Smile

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3/3/15 9:46 AM CST
Gone Fishing, are you a Coast Guard approved charter captain?

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3/3/15 9:26 AM CST
Gill pill he said he was

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3/3/15 9:24 AM CST
You were probably fishing pool 8 then.

BOB WILSON
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3/3/15 8:35 AM CST
You can't over overllook the little areas. Honestly I was a little surprised myself. It was a nice surprise though. Smile dresbach was one of our targets ;) And it took us from sun up to almost sun down, so it was a long day of fishing, not that I'm complaining. It was awesome to be on the Mississippi again. My home bodies of water for guiding are castle rock and petenwell flowages. I love fishing the Mississippi and fish it a lot in my personal time but I don't get too many trips on the Mississippi because there are some very good local guides such as Ted for example and I am not exactly local so I don't advertise a lot around the Mississippi. I am an hour from the big river. Always open to doing trips there though Big Smile the mighty Mississippi is probably my favorite body of water to fish.

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3/3/15 8:25 AM CST
Impressive considering there isn't much a of a bite going on! Cool

BOB WILSON
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3/2/15 11:59 PM CST
Ice Depth: 16"
It seems no one posts for the LA crosse area on the Mississippi so I figured I'd post here where people will actually see it. My guide trip today took me to LA crosse to fish the Mississippi. Fishing was pretty good today. We took almost a 2 man limit of very nice fish. Mixed bag of perch crappie and gills. Caught the perch in the first spot we fished and caught the gills and crappies in the second spot we fished. A small tungsten jig with brown impulse critter jig tipped with blue green or purple spikes caught most of our fish. Only a few on Rosie minnows. All in all couldn't have asked for much better of a day. The sun was out, and I got to sit in the shack next to a real nice guy from the LA crosse area and catch a beautiful batch of fish. Smile

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3/2/15 3:47 PM CST
Same thing for me on pool south of you yesterday Ted. Everything and the kitchen sink from 8-1 pm. Took a break for the Badger game, went back out at dusk with tipdowns, bingo. Pretty good action from 630-830pm, in 3' of water.

TED PECK
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3/2/15 3:28 PM CST
On the ice at 10.Poked 5 holes, fish under all of them--crappies. Tried horizontal, vertical, waxies, spikes, minnows, plastic...only one decent fish in 4 1/2 hrs. A guy who was nearby caught five fish from first light until noon.We need a little runoff and subsequent oxygen entering the system to wake em up.

TED PECK
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3/1/15 4:22 PM CST
Mike--I remember it was more like 75 saugers, but if it felt like 200 to You n Ben even bigger grins in this old guide. $250 against $500 seems like a more than fair wager for 50 degrees by the 15th...but before you start putting ripple in that still water be advised we're talking about 50 degree ambient temperature as recorded at the National Weather Service substation at Bossier City, Louisiana! Easy wind, cross the bayou today. Kinda pumped about tomorrow. Gonna try a spot where there are three springs on the northwest side of a slough on the northwest corner of pool 9 with one tricky spot between the access and the backwater where you need to lightfoot with the ATV across a mudflat bending the FWS prohibition on running across land for about 10'...at least if the ice is spooky right there. Haven't fished there since June. Caught a 14+ crappie. Thinkin they should be hanging near the bubbles about this time of winter. Nope, not talking about the spring at the north end of Visagers...although they ought to be hanging there too right about now Evil Grin

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3/1/15 3:29 PM CST
I'll bet $250 for $500! My Lund is pointed into the wind, Yamaha tilted into the air, like a dog on the first cool day in the fall. Rods are rigged. I dont think Ted, We will be fishing that spot where you , Ben And I caught about 200 saugers that day, you know that spot, the one by the trees, along the bank, yes that one on the 15th? You dont need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows?

TED PECK
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3/1/15 3:08 PM CST
Two guys on ice below Genoa dam. borderline nuts. Two guys on all of DeSoto Bay. Six guys on Cordwood. One north of 82. Gas taxes went up in Iowa today. Kwik Trip in Lansing now 2.42 for regular. Kwik Trip in Stoddard 2.34. Proof that spring is on the way! Politicians finally took hands out of their own pockets and got back in ours again. Today's tip: start keeping a fishing diary. I've been doing this since '76, compiling some truly valuable info along the way. Little things like knowing the average date of walleye spawn here is April 15-24 help you anticipate what's coming. looking at the data over the past 10 years I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict a high of at least 50 degrees by March 15. also predicting we're back on open water by the 18th. Last two years it has been March 21 and 26 for reasonable access between the floes. Cleaning out jig boxes and rigging long rods today. Must make sure all drags are set pretty loose, cuz those dual dorsaled, myopic scaly critters can expect to feel the mother of all hooksets when they gernip a Killer jig in a couple of weeks. Gonna hang the MinnKota next week and new E-Tech the week after that. Also, Vibrations Tackle is now taking orders for the Teddy Cat, a willocat pattern Echotail. Capn. hooks will have 'em real soon. 50 by the 15th? place your bets Evil Grin

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3/1/15 11:05 AM CST
Ted, that is a brilliant and inexpensive solution to protect these expensive rods during transport. Fortunately I had save the cases. Thanks!

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