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4/3/16 12:32 PM CST
Awesome. Thanks guys!

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4/3/16 10:33 AM CST
ya, plenty carp. Bigguns in Swan. Last I knew soo many carp in Park Lake they were stunted, skinny, too small for commercial fisherman to bother with. That might have changed in recent years with the gamefish stocking program though? The last 3 summers Swan has remained fairly clear into mid-summer or most of the year even, which makes it better for shooting/spearing.

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4/3/16 9:26 AM CST
Thousands!!

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4/3/16 3:04 AM CST
Just curious if there's any big Carp in this lake or park lake right down the road. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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3/6/16 5:37 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 46° - 50° F
sun and wind ate up the snow so, slushy on top. Didn't feel like hauling planks to get on off the N shore so, giverup for this year. Loading gear for NoDak trip instead. ice gear in suv but, towing the boat also, buddy brings atv and tentshack, shotguns for snowgeese=all options covered. Come home and put in the dock to start the open water season early,...

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3/3/16 8:00 PM CST
Ice Depth: 11" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 26° - 30° F
drilled a dozen holes from 4fow over weeds out past 30fow. Northern tippups in shallow till sun got low then switched to walleye rigs at and just over the drop till after it got dark. Jigged all holes repeatedly and only a handful of fish marks on screen with no interest in lures or live minners. Was making ice the last 3 nights but very thin near shorelines. Once out past the knee deep or less zone it's still hard. Snow on top is dry powder. Won't last long with weekend-next week forecast.

Boat in driveway staging for ice out.... Wink

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2/27/16 8:58 PM CST
Ice Depth: 13" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F
Nice day on ice, sunburn and windburn. One nort and a rockbass. People still driving on with SUVs? Ya might get on in morning and bust through at landing later, on a day like this. drilling holes off and on over the day can feel change in ice texture. Be smart....

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2/27/16 8:53 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
out till after dark again yesterday looking for perch in another likely area with no luck after drilling holes all over. Had tippups set for northerns too, fat little guys just play with shiner to keep ya running back and forth, finally landed one. Marked schools of fish swimming past my bait in one spot, couple times, shaded hole and looked down, dozens of yellow bass slowly swimming past my rappala/minnow,,,they never even looked at bait. ATV'd back to CC landing in the dark and somebody had some trouble. Mud, rocks, gravel all tore up, my planks tossed here and there, piles of ice chunks plowed up on shore. Wide tire track, hope not a full size vehicle, that woulda been foolish. Maybe atv with wide trailer? The water had risen with last week snowmelt. The ice near shore is no longer touching bottom so, it broke when lake came up. Hard enough when you get out where it is full thickness but, thin stuff that isn't solid to bottom where it froze when lake was low, won't hold anything.

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2/26/16 8:20 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy
stayed out in deep till 8pm yesterday. Screens lit up at sunset, big fish moving and chasing lures but, not many touching. One cat landed and another lost just under hole. May have been schools of crappie and stripers too but, hard to tell till ya land one. Didn't mess with UW camera, may take it next time. Shore ice breaking up due to water rise but, once away from shore still good going with atv. Not sure after this weekend though?

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2/23/16 7:38 PM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 36° - 40° F
out till after dark again with 6 tippup spread for northerns and jigged a lot of holes looking for perch. Son got a few bites and landed one small perch, I marked one fish on locator that followed but, no bites, landed a hammerhandle at dusk. First holes drilled ice was hard, later on the warmth taking it's toll, little crumbly so, we will no longer drive full size vehicles on after this until we get some cold nights to harden up again. 12" is good only if it is good ice, not enough for this extended warm weather.....ATV from now on....

nice listening to sandhills, geese, blackbirds and other birdsongs including the eagles chirping. Calm and comfy in shirtsleeves hole hopping, little too hot in shack cooking dinner on woodstove...

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2/21/16 7:06 PM CST
no harm to ice. Only the snow melted off the top, water has drained off but, it is slippery and lumpy on top so, need cleats. Still driving trucks on.

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2/21/16 6:39 PM CST
How are ice conditions after the nice weekend? Anything to look out for as far as atv travel?

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2/19/16 7:28 PM CST
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yesterday had a nice picnic, grillin etc. Marked a few lookers out in 30+fow, son lost something in 20fow. told everybody to stick with it past 7pm if they want a chance at kitties,,,they all left by 6:30. I picked up everything but one rod in 20fow. Sat down @ 7 and screen was full of thick marks moving all over. Gave em another ten mins for a couple bumps and should have stuck it out another hour with big fish that active. Too long of a day so, hung it up.

Hot sun and wind today ate the snow but, no harm to ice or landings. The lake is a lake, covered in couple inch water to clean the salt off vehicles. Jacked shack up on blocks.

Wear yer waterproff boots and cleats or you are gonna have a wet rump!!!

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2/17/16 8:09 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
set up on the deep and steep with tippups/med shiners spread along the edge, jigging 25-60fow. Don't expect much on a calm bluesky day but, marked a few big blips as sun set and buddy lost a biggun. Our scout ran out a few hundred yards chasing deer on lake and checked with another group to see what they were doing for action, not much. Try again tomorrow....

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2/13/16 9:17 PM CST
Ice Depth: 13" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
4 of us out with a spread=Blue sky, high press, didn't stay till prime evening time so, no tippups and no bites in the shack with small minners and waxies. Should be better tomorrow and through the week?????

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