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State Park Report 1-9-18

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Interesting night. Ran out from the Kkln river. Edges were wet and ice broke under us. Launches on the way to bay were wet and broken ice. Headed toward St. Park with intend on going to some old marks by Linwood. Got out to the crack and followed it west. Saw a pull behind shanty sitting on glare ice in crack with a hole in front of it. People were fishing near by and saw no sign of anybody by shanty so kept going. Followed crack until it turned south. Bunch of machines thinking of crossing but all turned back so we decided to get away from people and fish. Low and behold 20 minutes later 2 airboats head out from St. Park right to where the shanty was. Took them about 1/2 hour to retrieve a quad of the bottom. Didn't see any police or coast guard so figured nobody drowned.
As I was standing there looking out the window of my shanty watching the salvage I glanced down at my Vex and it was lit up. Was holding the pole and when I moved it there was a fish on. Set the hook got it almost to the hole and lost it. Picked up other pole, fish on. Lost that one too. Rebaited first rod, sent it down had a hit, got my minnow. Tried to get it to hit bare hook but they lost interest. In the mean time by buddy lands a 4lb eye. This was at 4:00pm and we thought tonight is going to be our night. Wrong, not another mark or fish. fished until after dark.
Ice changed a lot since Sunday, be safe and Tight Lines!
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How far out is that crack from St Park? and how deep in front of that crack? i know ?Linwood is 1.5 miles
Interesting night. Ran out from the Kkln river. Edges were wet and ice broke under us. Launches on the way to bay were wet and broken ice. Headed toward St. Park with intend on going to some old marks by Linwood. Got out to the crack and followed it west. Saw a pull behind shanty sitting on glare ice in crack with a hole in front of it. People were fishing near by and saw no sign of anybody by shanty so kept going. Followed crack until it turned south. Bunch of machines thinking of crossing but all turned back so we decided to get away from people and fish. Low and behold 20 minutes later 2 airboats head out from St. Park right to where the shanty was. Took them about 1/2 hour to retrieve a quad of the bottom. Didn't see any police or coast guard so figured nobody drowned.
As I was standing there looking out the window of my shanty watching the salvage I glanced down at my Vex and it was lit up. Was holding the pole and when I moved it there was a fish on. Set the hook got it almost to the hole and lost it. Picked up other pole, fish on. Lost that one too. Rebaited first rod, sent it down had a hit, got my minnow. Tried to get it to hit bare hook but they lost interest. In the mean time by buddy lands a 4lb eye. This was at 4:00pm and we thought tonight is going to be our night. Wrong, not another mark or fish. fished until after dark.
Ice changed a lot since Sunday, be safe and Tight Lines!
Bout the same ,14-16’
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yes, same depth
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Hows the ice holding up?
Sloppy and wet ride on the sled this evening
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Will I have any hope if running a quad without chains on Friday or do you think it'll be to slippery?

We haven't ever been up there with the quad. We were looking forward to getting out a little farther, we always walk.
Buddy ran his quad tonight no chains on it. Was lot of slush and water. He kept up with me bit we werent flying
Good to hear. Can't wait to get up there Friday.
Best thing i can tell ya is be careful amd pay attention she was sloppy tonight. We didnt cross big crack 2 miles out with wind and warm weather wasnt safe enough for me in my opinion
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Wasn't planning on trying to cross the crack. From other reports it sounds like there are fish to be had on the safe side of it.
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Yup we sat 100 yards inside it marked a bunch
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