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TonyS
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lake run Burbot

Anybody planning to make Gooseneck area attempt in the next 3-4 weekends?  I'm going to give it at least one shot but always good to get a few people out there. 

andy
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Yes! Pout-o-Rama.

Count me in.  How does Jan 12th or 13th sound? Could do the prior weekend too.

 

 

TonyS
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the 12th or 13th would work

the 12th or 13th would work best for me.  the 5th is possible as well

angry mongrel
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Ice!

Just made a run up there this weekend and I hope it stays a little cooler than it has... looking a bit sketchy and not much traffic but there was one shack close to shore. I'm sure it should be good especially by the next moon phase!

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees" -Emiliano Zapata

andy
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Action

Get any burbot Mongrel?

 

 

WreckedAngler
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I AM READY!

I took the first three weekends of January off work to make sure I had time to get up there. So I'll see you gents on the ice!

Goldenfishberg
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A wild Wrecked Angler

I’ll be there AND be square, wouldn’t miss it for the world. I’ll have some jars of fresh pickled northern to nosh on whilst we fish da bend. Ain’t nothin I like better than spotting a Wild Wrecked Angler on ice. Maybe we will hear his signature territorial shreak at dawn.

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

Dr Flathead
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Mongrel said the ice

Mongrel said the ice condition were sketchy and there was only one portable out, and it was set up close to our access spot. He wouldn't even walk out to punch a hole. But it's supposed to cool down here over the next week which should hopefully tightened things up.

TonyS
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Weird

That spot usually freezes pretty fast but if I remember right the area got some poorly timed snow that probably set it back during those early cold days.  2.5 weeks could make a big difference though, depending on what the weather does so it might straighten out fine. I do know there is enough ice in Duluth Harbor for people to get rescued from so it may be good soon (since the harbor has far worse ice normally)

angry mongrel
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Late response

Yeah sorry hadn't even checked had partial gear with but looking real soggy on the other bank and that funky discoloration all over...sure with low temps maybe it's better... although the last 2 days they just got like 2' of snow says a friend that lives in Duluth...so I'm sure another week won't hurt...I can't wait though! I'd like to hit a nice full moon too! Maybe I'll just keep making the trip. Lol

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees" -Emiliano Zapata

andy
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Jan 12th?

Should we make solid plans to gather at Gooseneck Bend on the 12th?  

After looking at the Moon phases, Jan 20th is is the full moon, and a SUPER moon - would it make sense to wait until then to go up and try to hit the big females at peak run?  I know last year the FP4L crew caught a whole bunch of them up there around Jan 20.

 

Thoughts?

 

TonyS
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12th or 20th

I can make either.  Might try to make both.  For sure I'll put in an effort whatever day works best for everybody else.  

TonyS
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Dates

My wife and I decieded to be up there for the whole long weekend (19th-21st) for sure.  If anybody wants to go up the 12th or 13th I'd be game for a day trip then also

tom
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location location location

How far of a cruise is it from Madison?

andy
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I will send you a message

I will send you a message

angry mongrel
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Burbot

Thinking I might head up there like the 19-20th if I end up going on the 13th it may be a day trip but may just hang around for the 12th for some trout lake opportunity with a buddy...thin thinking anytime up there will be a good time!

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees" -Emiliano Zapata

andy
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I'm in for the 19th.

Let's plan the Pout O Rama that day!

 

Might be down for a trip on the 12th too...

FishNerd
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Location location location

I would also be interested in knowing how far of a cruise it is from Madison

2019 goals:
Burbot(x), 100 species(81), Greater Redhorse(), Grass Pickerel(x), saltwater species(x), miscellaneous exotic()

angry mongrel
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Madison

It's a little bit more than 5hrs 

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees" -Emiliano Zapata

DumbFace2525
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Is this just open for anybody

Is this just open for anybody on here?  I have this weekend off and I'm very interested by these fish. 

TonyS
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pout o rama

I'll defer to Andy regarding the openness of the invite

andy
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Next weekend weather

Looks like a high of 0 degrees for the 19th...if anybody is still up for making the trip I'll join, but without a shack it will be kind of rough.  

GeluNumber1
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They're already running.

Hope they're not gone by the 19th...

All fish are beautiful.

TonyS
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19th

I may still go the 19th (with a shack) out of ~40 fish I only caught one for sure female, a small one.  I would expect fish to still be around from past experience.  Likely might be slower action but might be more females, may shift back to a night bite as tends to happen on the backside of the spawn.  

andy
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19th

Well, I think we might run into a few big females as the Blood Moon approaches on Saturday.  We found huge numbers of males last weekend, and to me that says the big fat females will be ripe for a run soon.  I'm in, but only if somebody has room in a shack for me.  The temp won't break zero.  I'll bring beer, whiskey, bait and some bullshit stories.  Any takers?

 

 

Fishaholicsanon...
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Thanks for letting us fish

Thanks for letting us fish there Corey and Andy! Really wish I could go back this weekend :( 

TonyS
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19th

We aren't going up for the weekend now, due to external other items.  Uncertain if I can swing a day trip the 19th, might be a last minute determination.  Gut check given the weather I'll probably stick to local waters this weekend, if I'm gonna hide in my shack all day I'll probably just drive much closer and Sturg fish instead

angry mongrel
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Cold!

Be there or be square! I'll be up all weekend maybe freeze to the river! Or truck won't start on the river and I'll have to live on lawyers and minnows!

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees" -Emiliano Zapata

andy
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I'm out

Good luck if any of you brave souls go try for burbot this weekend.  i hope you all get some monsters!