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Offline Mr.Seaguar

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Okoboji Tips 2.0
« on: Feb 16, 2019, 01:45 PM »
I did good today. Drilled one hole, caught a bunch of blugills. Dropped 16 off at the baitshop. Only reason I fished was because my daughter had show choir in Spirit Lake and I was going to be there by myself. So I decided to fish beforehand. You can drive every where that I have seen. I doubt color matters but I had pink on today
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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #1 on: Feb 16, 2019, 03:25 PM »
Thanks for the report! I usually wear a black hoodie when I icefish, but to each their own! ;D

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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #2 on: Feb 16, 2019, 03:26 PM »
I did good today. Drilled one hole, caught a bunch of blugills. Dropped 16 off at the baitshop. Only reason I fished was because my daughter had show choir in Spirit Lake and I was going to be there by myself. So I decided to fish beforehand. You can drive every where that I have seen. I doubt color matters but I had pink on today

Where did you fish? We partied till 3:00 am and got up super late. Finally made it or t to Spirit and did ok on perch.

Getting some rest now and will head out in search of gills or yellows

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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #3 on: Feb 16, 2019, 05:38 PM »
I fished in my ice shack. I caught some nice bluegills on the north end of west. I drove out in the middle, drilled a hole and started catching fish. How deep? 14 maybe. I followed the trail and when I got in the middl of everyone, I stopped.

Don't judge my pink clothes. You dress like Johnny Cash. I dress like new country,  rainbow colors.
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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2019, 12:54 PM »
Fishing was a little slower today for size but still strong for numbers. I did get a heck of a nice pike, maybe 28". I caught a bunch of crappies but mostly around 8" and I throw those back. Still able to get around with a pickup ok on Smith Bay.
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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #5 on: Feb 18, 2019, 09:53 PM »
Fishing was a little slower today for size but still strong for numbers. I did get a heck of a nice pike, maybe 28". I caught a bunch of crappies but mostly around 8" and I throw those back. Still able to get around with a pickup ok on Smith Bay.

Fishing mainly smiths?

Headed up that way to fish Thursday-Sunday. Planning to fish spirit for perch part of a day then hop around. Wish the first post hadnít got deleted that was some pretty good info! Usually have success on perch but I would like to get into some crappies somewhere. Any advice would be great!

Thanks

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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #6 on: Feb 19, 2019, 10:47 AM »
I noticed some dudes fishing with longer rods...maybe 48" without reels.  Pretty interesting.  We were only in about 5 FOW.  What are those rods called?

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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #7 on: Feb 19, 2019, 12:15 PM »
You see Wisconsin guys using them long rods. I dont understand the reason for them. I use 16 and 19 inch rods. If you are at Okoboji in March, it is sometimes 95% Wisconsin guys with them long rods. Strange.
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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #8 on: Feb 19, 2019, 07:05 PM »
You see Wisconsin guys using them long rods. I dont understand the reason for them. I use 16 and 19 inch rods. If you are at Okoboji in March, it is sometimes 95% Wisconsin guys with them long rods. Strange.

Ha ha guess where they were from?!

Kansas dudes use open water rods and reels -- one in each hand!

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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #9 on: Feb 24, 2019, 07:57 PM »
Anyone who went out today must be awful hungry for fish. As hungry as Homer when he got kicked out of The Frying Dutchman and then went fishing.
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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #10 on: Feb 24, 2019, 09:51 PM »
i went out this morning down here and the wind was brutal.  everybody bailed on me so i fished alone with no wind break.  all i could hear in my head is my dad saying if you are going to do stupid stuff you better be tough.  paid off tho with some decent crappie and gills.

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Re: Okoboji Tips 2.0
« Reply #11 on: Feb 24, 2019, 10:21 PM »
I would have gone out if I lived close but an hour drive and then fight the wind, I'd rather watch Netflix and take a nap. Be plenty of fishing in late March.
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