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nihsif
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4/17/14 9:44 AM CST
I am not sure, but thought there was an agreement that said they would not have a 2 fish limit 2 years in a row...but that is a recollection, don't have the agreement in front of me, nor can I find it online

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4/17/14 9:25 AM CST
Doesn't the limit depend on how many fish are speared?

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4/17/14 9:07 AM CST
thanks for the updates!

2 years ago it went from spring to 80's and 90's (too hot)

last year winter hung on for an extra month (too cold)

maybe this year will be ( just right )

...borrowing the logic from Goldilocks... going to be up there in any case!

thanks again for the updates!

...anyone know what the walleye limit will be this year? I thought with the agreement, it should be 3 this year, as it was 2 last year??

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4/17/14 2:45 AM CST
Weather report, for the area, we are on the recieving end of another winter blast of snow, Butternut area as of last night recieved 8in of the wet crap, I would use caution for all who travel onto the ice, with this fresh snow you won't be able to see open spots, I don't know how much ice is out there but wouldn't suggest to travel on the ice. The shorlines were open, and the forecast is looking promising, 50's and mid 60's throuh next week. For the cabin owners, might be a little sloppy if you plan on coming up to the cabin, ground is still soft, and roads are going to wet as well, still say that the ice will be off by opener.As for turkey hunters, haven't seen much for them, maybe one or two here and there, look near feeders or winter feeding grounds, this snow will slow things down for a while,

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4/11/14 9:25 PM CST
The sap is flowing and so is the water down the Manitowish River, picture by the Ding-a-ling on 47,the current was real strong already today. Ice out by May 3rd certainly possible,but pretty optimistic forcast still a long way to go. There will definitely be water to fish on both ends if interested see my 3-29 post.

Spent the day making maple sugar and smoking some chickens, something fun to do in April. Looking forward to putting the boat in. Jeff

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4/8/14 2:38 AM CST
The extended forecast is 50's to almost 60 all week, this will definetly get the ice melting along with the snow, last Friday Ashland recieved 17.5 in of snow, Mercer and Butternut area around 10 to 12. I'm thinkning the ice will be off by May 3rd, with this weather coming although next week is supposed to be cooler, with temps in the low 40's.I'm going to check with the Iron county forestry on the camp grounds for the fisherman that camp, they told me if the snow is gone and it drys up they will open the camp grounds, alot of snow has to melt for that to happen, Sunday we still had 30 inches on the level, I'm seeing some turkeys and deer moving around a little now looking for some grassy areas to find food, for the deer hunters in the area it's going to be a tough year, talked to a guy from the US fish and wildlife Services and he said the area lost 50% of the turkeys and 40% of the deer due to the severe winter. I saw him in Ashland and he did say the area, so I'm sure some areas got hit a little harder then others.

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4/7/14 4:02 AM CST
Boys and girls we lost 8 inches of snow this weekend, the fishing opener should go as planned, the ice will be off by May 3rd, look for eyes shallow this year or off the first break, minnows should be the hot ticket.

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4/6/14 12:02 PM CST
I am debating myself. Do I go fishing that week or go turkey hunting that week? hhhmmmmm. Just might be a last minute decison.

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4/6/14 8:21 AM CST
saw that forecast and smiled myself! now let's hope the weather guessers are having a good streak!

Wed I was driving around with the windows down, arm hanging out the window... Fri it was blustery....not a word you should have to use in April!

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4/6/14 8:14 AM CST
Fisherman we have weather in the 50's all next week, some days close to 60,with some rain forecasted, the ice will be out by the opener, and should be great fishing.

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4/4/14 10:53 AM CST
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4/1/14 8:39 PM CST
A normal winter??? You call having ice on the opening week of the fishing season normal, well I call it just plain ridiculous! Bring on the El Nino winter, I'll take it over these last two winters anytime.

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4/1/14 8:27 AM CST
Jeff,

Will be stopping by if you're not guiding.

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3/29/14 4:57 PM CST
Just spent the week up there at the cabin. Yes its still solid winter. Enjoy this weather while it lasts as we could have the opposite extreme in the near future. There exists building evidence of a super El Nino forming making next winter warmer and possibly on the dry side. There has been a couple of painfully dry, snowless winters over the years to the point snowmobilers had to go to Canada and the Birkebiner needed to import snow via truck. Enjoy this normal cold winter while we have it.

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3/29/14 11:16 AM CST
I've been getting e-mails on ice out predictions, that's a real tough call, statistically the odds of having ice on opening weekend are about 5% maybe a little less. This winter hasn't fit into those parameters, the first three days this week the morning temps started at -14-16, Friday we got 4-6" of wet heavy snow. The ice isn't as thick as a lot of years because of snow cover since dec. but the winter is hanging on. A possible favorable factor will be the deluge of runoff about to come in on both ends of the flowage, this warmer water may flow on top of the ice and help melt or sink the ice, the flowage is drawn way down right now to take up all the water. I'm in Oshkosh this weekend, its like being on a different planet so its probably hard for most people to imagine the conditions in northern Wi.

A lot will change in the next 35 days but a year like last opener is certainly in the realm of possibilities. If anyone wants to see what last year was like go back to page 24.

If the conditions are similar to last year, Wednesday April 30th I'll put my boat in by the county landing where the Turtle river flows in, then drive over to Murrays Landing and take a boat ride on that end and let people know how much water there is to fish. I'm sure many people will be on the fence as to whether or not to come up.

DLAMA2 if I don't book any guide trips for the opener I'm going camping Thursday, be at r-40 or in the narrows. Saturday, cocktail hour and fish fry couple hours before dark. I don't plan on having hot dogs on the menu, the fishing can't possibly be as bad as last year opening day. Jeff


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