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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #750 on: January 11, 2019, 12:09:34 PM »
Just checked the snow on the cabin roof yday here & it looks like we might have about 1/2 of what we did last year. That was in February & we couldn't find a snow rake anywhere in GR, so he ordered 1 online. We had somebody out front of our place late am-early pm yday in a small 1 man Clam flip over. I didn't see them set up but seen 'em leave & it was 1 of the neighbors. He was on foot & it didn't look like he had any problems getting around.

Ah dang!!!! I have an extra one with the aluminum poles (just like mine) I found when cleaning out my Mom's house, ya coulda had it, Gunner! Just woulda needed to stop by on yer trips....might even been able to see the NL.   :rotflmao:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #751 on: January 11, 2019, 12:19:36 PM »
No prob, gunner. We coulda had glenn run down then back up, mighta cut down on all his free chatter time.  :rotflmao:  ;)
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #752 on: January 12, 2019, 04:30:03 PM »
ok, so I needed to know what i'd be dealing with if I went fishing up north. I left at 5;45 am. about 10 miles south of remer I ran into freezing drizzle. fun fun. the roads did get better north of deer river and were way improved on the way home. once I got there it took me about 50 minutes to do what I wanted to do. there was 8-10 inches of new snow on the road, and other then to shovel a berm from a plow I wouldn't at this point be afraid to drive in. I shoveled off the cabin deck and headed on the lake.


on the shoreline there was a fair amount of snow but you could get through it with a wheeler. there was a really light thin crust but the rest was soft and fluffy snow. out about 20 yards the snow was maybe 2 inches. I shoveled it away and you could see it was frozen slush. I walked out 300 yards or so just fine, barely any snow and solid.


I noticed the public access someone half azz plowed it so I wanted to get out further to see if there was any activity in the main part of the lake. there was still a fishhouse out also, I made another 20 steps, and paloosh thru I went. there is a good 6 inches of water and slush. then you would get to solid, make few step and go thru again. you could also see where the person with the fishouse had issues with his heeler and slush...………..so I headed back.


it appears we have 4-5 wolves in the area also. did see 3 grouse! :happy1: so as of now I will be waiting till that crap feezes up. looks like starting Tuesday nite it will have a good start.
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #753 on: January 12, 2019, 04:32:08 PM »
and the rest of the story is....its football time with an extended HH with Jose and OJ.!!!!!!! :happy1: :rotflmao:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #754 on: January 12, 2019, 05:21:52 PM »
went a had a short visit with gunner and his brudder………...only guy he talked bad about was boar!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

ok back to HH and football...……….go CHIEFS!!!!!!!
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #755 on: January 12, 2019, 06:22:23 PM »
 :happy1: :rolleyes: :bs: HEY!!!!!!  :tut: :tut: :tut: :tut: :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: Careful or I'll tell 'em what you said about the guy behind the wheel of Mr. Sparkles. :evil: :laugh: ;)
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #756 on: January 12, 2019, 07:03:03 PM »
:happy1: :rolleyes: :bs: HEY!!!!!!  :tut: :tut: :tut: :tut: :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: :mooning: Careful or I'll tell 'em what you said about the guy behind the wheel of Mr. Sparkles. :evil: :laugh: ;)
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and he'd probably believe yea too!!!!!!! :banghead: :banghead: :rotflmao:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #757 on: January 13, 2019, 08:32:20 AM »
Had a group out in the bay  :stillfish: yday, not long after glenn left. Thought is was just 3 on foot :scratch: but after lunch they had 3 more on sleds show up. Around 2 or so they moved over to this side of the bay for a bit. When it looked like they were starting to shut it down the sleds did a loop in front of our place to turn around so they could shuttle some back to where ever they were stayin. It looks like they found a lot of slush as they got closer to our shore. I didn't see any of 'em get stuck but they had their sleds movin pretty good. Was thinking about checking the ice conditions out in the next couple days & tryin to get out  :fishing: before the cold snap comes. Now I'm not so sure it's even worth my time  :scratch:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #758 on: January 13, 2019, 07:19:08 PM »
I know how much faith Reb has in his weather heros, but just looked at accuweather. starting Tuesday nite and all the way to Feb 2nd...……..there isn't a nite up north that has an above 0 for a low. one would think that should take care of a whole lotta slush!!!!!
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #759 on: January 13, 2019, 07:21:48 PM »
Boy, I hate that! Lumpy slush that freezes rock hard ! Try to put yer porty down with the floor in it, and ya can't find a flat spot.... :angry:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #760 on: January 13, 2019, 07:25:50 PM »
When I fished here on the river the other day there was a lot of slush too.  I may have to put another row of 2x4's under my house.  That snow must have pushed the ice down.

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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #761 on: January 14, 2019, 08:11:43 AM »
Talking to Chris, they own the place, over at Bowstring Store yday about the amount of snow we found when we came up. She said they had 15" right after Christmas & another 2 or 3" that weekend. Someone was buying minnows so  :fishing: got brought up too. She had a pic of her son with a 17# norski he'd speared the day before.
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #762 on: January 14, 2019, 08:17:49 AM »
Hey 57, was your decoy hot pink? :scratch: If so, it's still there.
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #763 on: January 14, 2019, 08:22:50 AM »
Hey 57, was your decoy hot pink? :scratch: If so, it's still there.
think it was. think it may be there for a while at the price on the sticker. its the bear creek line of decoys i really like!!!!!!!!!!! :happy1:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #764 on: January 14, 2019, 08:27:34 AM »
Another 1 just like it was $20, looked but I didn't see who made it on there anywhere. :confused:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #765 on: January 14, 2019, 08:38:59 AM »
Another 1 just like it was $20, looked but I didn't see who made it on there anywhere. :confused:
all bear creek dekes come in a plastic/cardboard wrap.
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #766 on: January 14, 2019, 12:45:14 PM »
Googled 'em & at least $18-$19 online. FF had a red & white pike 1 for $23
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #767 on: January 14, 2019, 12:49:00 PM »
i have all the decoys i'll ever need, and with my wife probably never spearing again......i just doubled my supply!!!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: :rotflmao:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #768 on: January 14, 2019, 01:37:15 PM »
So....how do you use the decoys to get 'em? Jig 'em? I've never spear fished.  :confused:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #769 on: January 14, 2019, 02:39:35 PM »
 :scratch: Me either, Reb. I think they're made with pectoral type fins so they kinda swim in a circle, like a jiggin rap.
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #770 on: January 14, 2019, 03:06:15 PM »
So....how do you use the decoys to get 'em? Jig 'em? I've never spear fished.  :confused:
I hang a reel above the hole, use a swivel snap with swivel removed on braided line. Drop down the home roughly 1/2 between the bottom of the lake and bottom of the ice. They ate built with fins so they swim in a circle. Wait for fish. Sometimes them pine come in like a freakin torpedo. Fun to watch.
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #771 on: January 14, 2019, 03:09:25 PM »
you are both right, the decoy would just hang there other wise.  give the string a good tug and they will go in an upward swing into a circle..  depending on the bend in tail fin defines how big or small a circle they swim..    hope this helps ya both...
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #772 on: January 14, 2019, 03:15:22 PM »
So, ya just yank the line and they swim by themselves?
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #773 on: January 14, 2019, 03:26:33 PM »
yup cause of the weight and the balance of the decoy.  you tube spearing northerns and there are lots of videos... 
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #774 on: January 14, 2019, 03:51:56 PM »
Ok, thanks guys!
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #775 on: January 14, 2019, 06:34:35 PM »
Googled 'em & at least $18-$19 online. FF had a red & white pike 1 for $23
Wasn't really sayin ya needed more, just with what they're askin online for 'em the stores price didn't seem that far out of line to me. :scratch: Some of the hand made ones are almost works of art. :cool:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #776 on: January 14, 2019, 06:37:58 PM »
Googled 'em & at least $18-$19 online. FF had a red & white pike 1 for $23
Wasn't really sayin ya needed more, just with what they're askin online for 'em the stores price didn't seem that far out of line to me. :scratch: Some of the hand made ones are almost works of art. :cool:

they are and cost more cause of it..  come to a decoy show and you will see!!!! 
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #777 on: January 15, 2019, 07:44:34 PM »
Yea there are some dandies there. And Finch you might even hear this big  :bs: :bs: :bs:er there!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #778 on: January 16, 2019, 07:09:01 AM »
From Osakis? ;) :laugh: He's not sittin on a orange Harley is he? :scratch: :rotflmao:
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Re: deer river/talmoon area
« Reply #779 on: January 16, 2019, 07:20:48 AM »
From Osakis? ;) :laugh: He's not sittin on a orange Harley is he? :scratch: :rotflmao:

I hear the new lady friend put her touch on it...... :whistling:  :rotflmao:
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