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JOHN BOMKAMP
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FISHING REPORT
11/28/14 9:43 PM CST
Ice Depth: 3" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
Got out on the ice today for a few hours. We caught a few nice perch and a couple of bluegills. Didn't take the shack, but could have used it with the brisk wind. Fished 5 fow with a orange marmuska tipped with a waxie.

Going to try to get out in the boat tomorrow. Hopefully will have a good report!

Thanks for reading my reports, and have a great weekend!

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11/28/14 1:51 PM CST
Does anyone know if it is possible to launch at the Genoa ramp?

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11/28/14 9:28 AM CST
Ice Depth: 4" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
On and off the ice by 8am this morning. Had 4 solid inches over 5 feet of water. Crappie were cruising with their mouths open a few feet under the ice. Buried the hook in a half dozen of them. Missed a few more. What I caught was nothing big. Just respectable 10" 'sippi crappie. Blue gills just starting when I had to go.

Bite was light with a steady S/SE breeze blowing snow making striking detection more difficult than fun while exposed to the elements. Horizontal baits tipped with some meat was the best choice this morning. Verts like Cecils and forage minnows drew attention with the action confined to the flasher screen.

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11/27/14 9:44 AM CST
DOES anyone know the ice conditions in desota bay

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11/27/14 9:34 AM CST
Saw a guy out there on Tuesday. I didn't try it though

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11/27/14 8:56 AM CST
Happy Thanksgiving Day to all who monitor Pool 9. Has anyone ventured out to Green Lake since the last weekends thaw? I want to go out on Friday or Saturday but unsure of the ice quality.

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11/24/14 1:09 PM CST
The base layer of ice took a good ole fashion thumping on Saturday and Sunday. By late Sunday afternoon there was standing water from some rain and melt. Choose NOT to test fate just to see how much of the 3" thick sheet was left.

Mother nature piled on 3 inches of snow this morning. Enough to let school our early and force my hand in firing up the snow blower this afternoon. As for the 'sippi ~ if it's not open water ~ it's light gray slushy matter. It will freeze over the course of the next few days given the forecasted temps but smoke ice is not as strong as black ice.

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11/23/14 7:08 AM CST
Hey LC ~ I certainly will not be attempting ice walking any time soon. It's 50 degrees outside right now according to the weather channel. Figured I'll watch ole Theodore on the Sportsman Channel in about 30 minutes and sort tackle until the Packer game.

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11/22/14 9:02 PM CST
Bosman, was nice to meet you yesterday! I'm pretty sure after this warm up we might have to wait awhile to walk on that place again! Tight lines, Mark

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11/22/14 8:12 AM CST
I was wondering how much ice is on desota bay. Ty

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11/22/14 7:48 AM CST
Jsmo98. There are lots of used augers on craigslist if you want to save some bux...

TED PECK
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11/22/14 6:26 AM CST
I have two power augers--a Strikemaster and a Polar Fire. Both are dependable and grind a quick hole. The Polar Fire is a little lighter, so its always the one i take when hoofin' it instead of taking the ATV. Another giant stride forward is lithium batteries for the Vexilar. Really cuts down on the weight.

JOHN BOMKAMP
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FISHING REPORT
11/21/14 8:49 PM CST
Ice Depth: 3" Conditions: Sunny
First ice trip today with Charlie, Tim and their boys. We were supposed to fish walleyes out of the boat today, but 4 below this morning changed the trip to ice fishing! Didn't catch a bunch, but they did ice a few decent gills and perch. We put out a bunch of tip-ups, and before I could get them all in, one of the boys was pulling in a big bass. He had it about 1/2 way out of the hole, before she dropped off and back down the hole! Oh well, the big one always get's off! We only fished a little over 3 hours, but had a good time.

jsmo98. I'm sure you will get lots of opinions on augers. I bought a Jiffy Pro4lite last season. Drilled hundreds of holes. I got the 6 inch, and it had no trouble going through the thick ice of last season. Put it away last spring, got it out the other day and changed the oil. Put on a new tank of L.P., 2 pulls and it was purring away! I'm not sponsored by them, just my experience.

I have my holiday gift certificate special running again this year for the holiday's. See my website for more info. Thanks for reading my reports, and have a good, safe deer season!

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11/21/14 8:44 PM CST
to ask opinions on anything is fraught with danger. having said that i own an eskimo and i have never been disappointed. They start fast (5 pulls) even when its frigid as a well diggers hind end. Not to mention they are one of the cheaper models out there. The only draw back in my opinion is the stingray is not very gustsy. When you have really thick or sticky ice they are a bit slow.

Cronk

Stay safe and Good fishin!!!!

Fishin AGAIN!!
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11/21/14 8:42 PM CST
My buddy has a propane auger. We used it most of last year. Drilled hundreds of holes with no problems until it got very very cold. Butterfly on carb froze and cable broke for throttle. Easy fix at home but ended our day. I went and bought same model but after two brand new augers not working properly I went with 4 stroke strike master. No mixing gas and no problems yet. If you go propane buy the tank sleeve it actually helps a ton in cold weather and don't just mash the throttle if it won't move! Just my opinion hope it helps.

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