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Title: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Nov 01, 2020, 09:33 PM
I'm putting the kids clinic together for this year.
Last Sat in January if I can get it OKed with FWP and the Health Dept.
Should be able to social distance I would think.
Will post more info as I get it.
Sure missed having it last year.
FP1
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: missoulafish on Nov 02, 2020, 09:47 AM
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Post by: Jberg440 on Nov 02, 2020, 01:40 PM
Excited to help out this year!
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: TooLucky406 on Nov 10, 2020, 08:26 PM
Crossing fingers it pull through FP1! I know several that were sad it didn't happen last year...oh yeah the kids were sad too! 😉
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: missoulafish on Nov 25, 2020, 02:17 PM
Pond was capped yesterday, except for small patch of open water by the dock.
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Old Goat on Nov 28, 2020, 07:49 AM
That's a great video. I think I could find some stuff to donate for this. Send a pm or have this years guy send a pm.
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Rebelss on Nov 28, 2020, 08:06 AM
Great idea. Easy to distance when out on the ice, plus give the kids a chance to have some plain ol' fun for once while learning a lifetime sport. Minnesota not issuing permits this year for any type of ice or fish gathering.  >:(
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Post by: missoulafish on Dec 08, 2020, 09:48 AM
12.08.20
3" of perfect ice.
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: BigSage on Dec 08, 2020, 11:20 AM
Thanks for checking Mike.  I know a 4 year old that's itching to get on the ice!
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Post by: missoulafish on Dec 22, 2020, 10:06 AM
Looks like the shore is opening up in places....
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Dec 22, 2020, 11:18 AM
Thanks Mike.
Still working with the state to get the OK.
Should know next week if it's going to happen.
HOPE for the best.
Steve
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: SaraSmith on Dec 29, 2020, 12:45 PM
Cool video
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Dec 29, 2020, 05:07 PM
mike does a great job on the videos for this event.
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Post by: Fortpeck1 on Dec 31, 2020, 02:08 PM
Thank you lord.
THE KID ICE FISHING CLINIC IS ON.
get you stuff ready kids, the kids clinic is on.
It is January 30th 2021
We won't be able to do the chili this year.
I will have pop and chips.
The prize closet is looking good.
We are in need of a few more volunteers.
Bring your masks and lets have a blast catching fish.
My phone # H.  244-2260,  c 396-0864.
ALSO need bait,  maggots,  worms, etc.
Thanks everyone.
Steve


Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: adkRoy on Dec 31, 2020, 05:50 PM
Pinned this to the top of the page for you. Good luck.
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: missoulafish on Jan 01, 2021, 07:21 AM
Great news!! Thanks Steve and Sara!! Looking forward to making another one 😊
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Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 02, 2021, 07:33 PM
Old Goat,
Thanks for the tackle for the kids clinic.
It will help.
Steve  aka fp1
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Old Goat on Jan 02, 2021, 08:26 PM
Your welcome        my pleasure to be a tiny part of such a great outing.  Hope to see another video in the future.
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: scottrouse on Jan 04, 2021, 10:09 AM
Is there an event for this on Facebook or elsewhere? I'd love to share it with the local Cub Scout Packs. We're all itching for something outside to do this winter. The social distancing stuff has really put a damper on our regular events.

-Scott R.
Committee Member, Mullan Trail District, Scouts BSA
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: missoulafish on Jan 04, 2021, 11:51 AM
Keep an eye on this thread. FortPeck1 may be working on building a flyer. He will report in soonish if hes not on Peck right now.
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 04, 2021, 02:06 PM
Posters going up tonight.
Bob Wards,  Sportsmans,  cabelas
thanks for viewing.
Can't wait to see all the smiling faces.
If you can volunteer please call or pm me.
Thanks
Steve  AKA  FP1
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 10, 2021, 02:04 PM
Not to many responses to the ice fishing clinic.
Does it need to be put back down?.
Have only had a few posts and one phone call.
I know of 10 kids for sure, or  showed interest.
FP1
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 10, 2021, 05:05 PM
Maybe the Covid is keeping people away?   
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Post by: KatJohn7 on Jan 10, 2021, 07:09 PM
4 inches of good ice on most of the pond today
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 15, 2021, 08:21 AM
Hello all,
Colder weather on it's way.
I need to know who is going to volunteer to help this year.
I know mfish, joshes group, and beer dog.
Please post or PM me.
This is a great time for all.
Also how many kids, Call post, or PM me please.
Steve  AKA FP1
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: BigSage on Jan 22, 2021, 10:08 AM
Are we still on for next weekend?  If so, I will be bringing my 4 year old!
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 22, 2021, 11:05 AM
so far, will check the ice again on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: BigSage on Jan 22, 2021, 11:17 AM
I'll be honest, I had a hell of a time finding this thread.
I didn't realize it moved to the top of the board, and I kinda think it gets lost.

Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 22, 2021, 03:16 PM
PLEASE MOVE THIS THREAD BACK DOWN
FP1
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: adkRoy on Jan 22, 2021, 07:10 PM
done
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: BigSage on Jan 23, 2021, 12:37 AM
What is the cost?
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 23, 2021, 03:56 PM
What ever you want to donate.
Can't charge or it becomes a commercial event and I would have to pay the state tax's and a cut to FWP.
SOOOOO donations it is, can will be on sign up table.
FP1
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: BigSage on Jan 23, 2021, 07:43 PM
My son is so excited for Saturday!
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 23, 2021, 08:29 PM
It has always been a great time, the kids have fun and win some nice prizes.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again [adults also].
Come and lets have some good ole clean , educational fun and enjoy the great outdoors.
There's more to life than cell phones and video games.
Steve    FP1
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: BigSage on Jan 24, 2021, 11:45 AM
What time does it start?
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Post by: njoy on Jan 24, 2021, 05:35 PM
There's more to life than cell phones and video games.
Steve    FP1
AMEN to that------------thank you for what you are doing from the other part of the state :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 24, 2021, 06:37 PM
registration if from 8:00am-9:00am.
Fishing 9:00am-1:00pm, then the drawing and prizes.
Bring a lunch, I will have  pop and chips,
Also need bait sponsor,  maggots, worms, etc
FP1
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 25, 2021, 07:58 PM
 Fwp is getting nervous.
Going to check ice conditions with them Thursday at 5:00pm.
Come on ice.
Steve
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: missoulafish on Jan 25, 2021, 09:09 PM
Ughhhh.... Not again....
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Post by: gf hardwater guy on Jan 26, 2021, 09:49 AM
Ah, crap. I was hoping to see a post from you saying you were 100% ready to roll.

Question for you, do you or have you ever explored trying to come up with a way to be able to accept cash donations for this event so folks like myself who think its a great thing you are doing but live out of the immediate area could donate cold hard cash to help defray some of the cost involved with putting something like this on.

I'm not a pay pal, venmo, zelle guru etc but it would be great if there was a way for someone to donate cash to the cause. If this option exists, please let me know cuz I'd like to put some cash into the kitty.

GF
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 26, 2021, 10:14 AM
All, I think we will be OK.
Few more days of cold.
Might have to cut it short if warms up on Sat.
5"+ will be fine in my opinion.
Steve
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 26, 2021, 05:32 PM
Big thanks to GF hardwater guy for the donation to the kids clinic.
Steve
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: BigSage on Jan 27, 2021, 11:19 AM
My son popped out of bed this morning, and the first thing he said was 4 more days until we get to go ice fishing!
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: missoulafish on Jan 27, 2021, 11:20 AM
LOL! Its gonna be a fun day Matt!!
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 27, 2021, 01:51 PM
Always had a great time at this event, kids to.
FWP turned loose quite a few trout on Tuesday, [ some hogs also].
Hope all the rods stay above the ice.
Will be checking the ice with FWP on Thursday PM.
Will post when I get home.

Any ice reports for yesterday or today?
Steve
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 28, 2021, 07:58 PM
HEY EVERYONE, the clinic is a Go.
See everyone Saturday, come in fishing mode.
The ice measured 6".
FWP planted 100, 10" trout, 80, 12"-16" trout and 50 18"-29" trout, better watch you poles.
Lets have some fun.

Volunteers, I will be there at 7:30am.
Thanks every one
Steve


Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Old Goat on Jan 28, 2021, 08:06 PM
Good Job Steve
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Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 28, 2021, 08:08 PM
Thanks goat
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Post by: missoulafish on Jan 28, 2021, 08:52 PM
Woooohooooo!
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Post by: OTTOCAR on Jan 28, 2021, 11:16 PM
AWESOME!!!!!!  GOOD LUCK FISHERKIDS!!!!!
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Post by: BigSage on Jan 29, 2021, 08:03 AM
Fantastic news!
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 29, 2021, 06:33 PM
Every one get rested, Tomorrow is the big Day.
Fish are just waiting to be caught, hope it's "The big one".
Prize trailer is loaded, lot of goodies.
Remember sign up is 8:00am-9:00am, meeting, go fishing 9:15am-1:00pm, depending on ice conditions.
Bring a lunch, no chili this year, I will have pop and chips for snacks.

Volunteers I will be there by 7:30am, banners to hang, holes to drill and buckets to make, area needs flagged off
More help the better.
PLEASE no dogs, video games.
Thanks FP1 
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: Fortpeck1 on Jan 30, 2021, 08:31 PM
Another kids clinic is in the book, a great  outing.
Had 61 smiling, happy, excited kids on the ice.
All caught fish, had a 6 way tie for smallest fish.
The big fish were a 6 1/2" monster perch and a 15" bass.
Everyone had a good time[ including the kids.]
If you were not there you missed a good time...sorry.
I want to personally thank all the sponsors and the great work of the volunteers, Thanks again..
After peck , will start on next years clinic.
Steve  AKA FP1
Title: Re: Kids ice fishing clinic , Frenchtown Pond
Post by: wirehairman on Jan 30, 2021, 08:35 PM
Kudos to all involved!  :clap:
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Post by: lipripr on Jan 30, 2021, 09:27 PM
Good job Steve, glad u were able to get clinic in this year! And to all the kids for getting out enjoying the outdoors and volunteers!
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Post by: missoulafish on Jan 30, 2021, 09:37 PM
What a fun day!!🎣🎣🎣
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Jan 30, 2021, 09:51 PM
Very cool
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Post by: BigSage on Jan 30, 2021, 10:59 PM
Great job Steve!  My son loved every second of it
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Post by: Old Goat on Feb 01, 2021, 05:05 PM
If anyone Knows MT TAG FILLER call him and send him to Super Bowl thread he won first pick of give away stuff
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Post by: missoulafish on Mar 03, 2021, 09:47 PM
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Post by: KatJohn7 on Mar 03, 2021, 10:02 PM
Great job gentlemen
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Post by: wirehairman on Mar 04, 2021, 09:21 AM
Kudos to Steve and all the other volunteers!   :clap:
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Post by: gf hardwater guy on Mar 04, 2021, 09:40 AM
Great video and great job on the clinic.
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Post by: Fortpeck1 on Mar 04, 2021, 03:06 PM
nice video Mike, shows the kids having fun.
Steve
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Post by: meandcuznalfy on Mar 04, 2021, 03:08 PM
Very cool, looks like fun was had by all.