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JOHN BOMKAMP
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12/20/14 5:49 PM CST
Ice Depth: 5" Conditions: Cloudy
Afternoon ice trip with Trent and Todd. Always a good time fishing with these guys. Not a hot bite, but we did finish the trip with 16 nice perch. Got a few on the red headed icy skunk. Thanks for reading my reports and good fishing!

blake Meighen
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12/20/14 5:12 AM CST
Thanks Prez, Wink

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12/19/14 11:03 PM CST
A flasher is a flasher. The marcum vx1 has the same bottom zoom features as your fl-18 does at a much lower price. I just bought a new vx1p for $248 but I get a store discount from cabelas. It works great! I've always used vexilar up until I bought this one and to me it has better screen resolution. He will enjoy it

blake Meighen
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12/19/14 9:33 PM CST
Can anyone out there in pool 9 country give me some info?I want to get my son a flasher for Christmas.We have a vexlar fl 18.I found A 2 YR old marcum vx 1 pro in good shape for $220.Not familar with this flasher.Any feed back would be greatly thankful for.Bossman don't you use marcum?Thanks Smile

JOHN BOMKAMP
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12/18/14 9:15 PM CST
Ice Depth: 6" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Decent day out there today. Kept around 20 perch, largest being a fat 12 incher which fell to a Icy Skunk and wax worm. 6 inches of good ice where we fished.

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12/17/14 6:51 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Drove by on way to Lacrosse to finish shopping, very few people on the ice, maybe 7 trucks at the underpass at Desoto none on the road. No one on ice at Stoddard, open water. Spring lake was a desert as was Gremmore in PDC. Two boats at Desoto none at Lynxville.

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12/17/14 5:25 PM CST
Ice Depth: 5" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Got out late morning and fished about 3 hours. Kept 4 decent perch and 1 surprise 24 inch walleye. Let some smaller perch go back and another short eye. Caught on pink rocker and northland jigs tipped with minnows.

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12/16/14 2:28 PM CST
Easy access spots will always be pounded. The bright side is that all those folks are fishing there instead of...

Anyone ever try a pink teardrop and twin spikes? You can change it up with green,black,purple,yellow...and you know what? A guy who's been icefishing for years can go out armed with just a small supply of various colored teardrops and maybe a few 1/128th oz horizontal jigs and outfish darn near everyone else on the ice. All those other guys that bought into the "latest greatest" baits...

Throw in a few other old stand-bys and a spring bobber made from a dead bic lighter...with the only nod to "new" being the 15 year-old twice-refurbished fl-8...

He's the guy with the hole cut in the side of his bucket. Never seems to catch anything but somehow manages to leave with a pailfull of fish....Always has his back to the crowd...Korean war surplus wool pants,big green parka and ancient Sorels with machine screws in the soles...

Used to be a bunch of "him" on the ice but not so much anymore. Still using teardrops and spikes. Still catching more panfish than most others out there...

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12/16/14 1:28 PM CST
De Soto Bay will always get pounded....nothing we can do about it.

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12/15/14 2:27 PM CST
Ahoy! Been reading lots of to-do about this red-headed icy skunk (and no I'm not talking about Ted) - anybody ever try the infamous pink squirrel below the ice? If so, you're in for quite a treat!

I remember when I first met the pink squirrel back about 12 years ago. Looked over my shoulder when I tied the bugger on to make sure there were no big trout sneaking up behind me before I could get it in the water. That was back in my avid fly-fishing days. Storm rolled in on the Rush River, cross-wind in my face all day, kept getting my tippet knotted...I figured it was karma paying me back for going fishing on Mother's Day - but I ended up with the last laugh when I went home with a 5 lb brown.

All thanks to the pink squirrel.

If you're interested, just let me know. I tie a few on the side here'n'there. It's an ice killer. Those gills and crappies will start knockin' their heads under the ice to get a sniff even before you get it in the water! Cool

skyhi88
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12/15/14 10:17 AM CST
Care to share any spots that would have safe ice this weekend? Was hoping to do this weekend but may have to push it off... I can swing this trip as a romantic weekend get away with the mrs... and a few buddies. So I have to take advantage of it. Lucky I got a girl who loves to fish.

TED PECK
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12/15/14 9:44 AM CST
There is no way i would venture out anywhere on pool 9 ice until we have at least 3 days when temp doesn't get above freezing...and when I do get out, it won't be on DeSoto Bay. 44 cars were parked there on friday. figure 1.5 anglers per car and 10 fish per angler--about 500 fish per day. Take this number times at least three weeks. that's roughly 10,000 fish taken out of maybe 30 acres of surface acreage. Fish will gradually move in to repopulate this slough, but given cold blooded nature and slowed metabolism, i'm thinking maybe not worth fishing here again until at least mid-january. Just my two cents worth. Speechless

skyhi88
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12/15/14 9:29 AM CST
anyone care to share an ice report for here / Stoddard area? Was planning to come this weekend but looking kind of iffy? See its going to get back down to cold, just don't want to rent a hotel room to sit ina bar all weekend

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12/15/14 8:46 AM CST
Conditions: Foggy Air Temp: 31° - 35° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Fished Saturday with the wife & Ben, boated about 40 fish, nothing big just eaters. Jigging was best. Trolling just has not work out. Walleyes in 12-20ft, lots of small sauger in water over 25ft. Was great having the whole family in the boat. Nice seeing Ronnie!! Not a boat where we were fishing! Had to cut things short so Ben and I could get in the stands, and Sue could get the christmas cookies finished, even though we were fishing at the candycane.

TED PECK
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12/15/14 7:43 AM CST
Stayed away from the flotilla at the dam yesterday. Boated seven shorts n snaugers, 4 legals. About half on a red/white/blue Killer w/ meat, the other on the new Echotail 'teddy cat'. After fish #5 i put it away, as its the only one I have...but might have to get it out again today...blades are so doggone addictive! Justin at vibrations Tackle says its gonna be ready for public 'soon'. The only modification I can forsee is a slightly bigger treble. Bait works best in first hole back from center, fished with a snap. This orientation allows it to present nose down/hook up. Easier for fish to slurp it in while still avoiding hang ups. Walleyes were holding in about 22 fow, snaugers about 30 fow. Since we had january in November are we gonna see April in February WonderingWouldn't break my heart a bit!

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