Jan 24th - Tetonka Rendezvous - MAP: Lake Tetonka-Waterville, MN
Hosted by: Tom Hatlestadt
Once again we will have the get together at the beach on the east side of the lake on lake TeTonka on Saturday Jan. 24th, 2008 between 9am and 4pm. This is a great lake for multi species and the bite is usually very good. Last year the bite was excellent and many attended and had a great time. This is a great chance to meet and fish with all the Ice Leaders members attending and a chance to meet many new people and learn a thing or two about ice fishing for the beginner or for that matter all. Bring your wife, friends and anyone else you would like.
On your way there you could also stop in at Reel fishing & tackle and pick up the hot bait as the gang at Reel Fishing & tackle is always on top of the hot bite news.
Fish one can expect to catch are sunnies, crappies, perch, walleye and maybe a northern or two.
As far as lunch one can bring your own food and drink. If someone offers to bring a grill then some could also bring food to grill for a hot lunch.
I hope to see you all there for a great day on the lake. Lets make this event the event of the year.
Jan 31st - Burntside Bash - MAP: Burntside Lake-Ely, MN
Hosted by: Frank DeLuca(email@example.com)
Burntside Lake is Northern MN. set on the outskirts of Ely. Van Vac access.
Brainchild of ChunkyTrout, it all started 7 years ago as an informal FM get together on Burtnside Lake. The theme, fish for Lake Trout, but more importantly a meet and greet social event.
An event you can put those names to faces. A place of good will and friendships made, and revisited and of coarse the Lake Trout. A group effort to make, what is the Bash.
Since the 1st Burntside Bash it has grown in popularity, has had some fluff added, contests, benefit, and prizes but the theme has always stayed the same comradery on the ice and Lake Trout.
This years Bash will much like the 1st Burntside Bash, spartan only of the fluff but much of the comradery. Let me say as with all HSO/FM get together you all have an invite to join in.
After all thats what the Bash is about.
When you organize an on ice event In Northern MN in January your at the mercy of Mother Nature. We've encountered -20 temps, slush, and deep snow in previous Bashs but the show went on.
A Big Thanks goes out to those that lended a hand and helped make that possible.
This thread will grow between now and the Bash.
Some things that I anticipate I'll thow out there now.
I'll use the word volunteer a lot, we need members to lend a hand, get involved this is your Bash too.
We won't know till a week before the Bash what mode of travel we'll need on the ice.
I will note that if at all possible you should bring your own snowmobile or can borrow one please do if the conditions call for that.
Folks needing rides out on the ice. We'll need volunteers to do that. If you need a ride have your gear secure for the ride out. Use this thread to get hooked up with a volunteer driver.
If your new to lake trout fishing and Burtnside try and get into a group with an experienced leader.
Which brings up the subject, we could use some volunteers for group leaders.
This will be a BYO deal for food. As this threads moves along we might see folks volunteering to bring a grills.
As usual we'll meet in the morning at HQ and filter off onto the lake. Then meet up again in the afternoon and socialize, perhaps grill, tell lies and compare stories. We'll set a time as we get closer to the Bash along with up to date details.
Stfcatfish has posted Bside Bash directions map and a link to a high resolution directions map here you can download and print to get to the Bash. For a detailed Burntside Lake map, go here so you can look closely and pick some spots.
Lets begin the Lake Trout Tips, Tricks, and Tactics.
BWCAW-Duluth-Ely-Range board - Use this thread to prepare for the Bash and get your juices flowing for trout of the Laker Variety.- Click here on Fishing Minnesota for updates as the day draws nearer.
Also use that board and the search feature to find out about laker techniques and tackle.
Don't forget your ($8) trout stamp, and we'll see you there — where we'll have more fun!
February 21st-22nd - Packin for Perch - MAP: Lake Gogebic-Bergland Michigan
Meeting Place : Maple Ridge Motel 7AM Est on the 21st.
As for eats there are a lot of good, but not cheap supper clubs on the lake, we can also have the owners of Maple Ridge Motel set up there Weenie Wagon and fry up some grub. Drive time from the Cities is about 4.5hrs. Don't worry about Drop Downs unless you want to sleep in them, I promise you will not be able to drive on the lake.
I just hope we have a year like last year, expect to leave a fish or 2 to be mounted, Gus and Nettie do a great job. Make sure you are set up with light tackle, a spring bobber is a must. I usually use 2-4lb test. the lake is stained so cameras are pretty much useless unless the sun is high and we don't have alot of snow.
Hope to see you there, if you have any questions let me know,
Feb 21st - Future FMer's - South Center Lake, Hazeldon Bay-Center City MN
Last year was the first year and it was a blast. The name last year was Baby FMer's Get Together, but with the suggestion of my buddy Rob and consulting with Deitz, decided to change the name to Future FMer's as it isn't just for the itty bitty kids. Had a bunch of kids and parents come out last year as well as quite a few volunteers. Had a bunch of help from Deitz and Shackbash as well as my buddy Rob (TroyMcLure). We were originally scheduled for Jan 19th as well and weather delayed the event until February 23rd, which also ended up being the same day as SlabFest. Anyone is welcome but it will be catered towards letting the kids have fun on the ice and teaching them a few tricks along the way. I already have a list of people that plan to attend again as well as helping out.
Hope to see a few familiar faces and meet some new ones too.
Click here for more detailed info and ask questions about the South Center lake get-together.
Feb 28th - Cool Cats - MAP: Horseshoe Chain-Richmond MN
Hosted by: Darren Troseth - aka: DTRO
I’d like to invite anyone and everyone to one of the most popular events of the season, “Cool Cats”!
Bring the whole family and join us for a great day on the ice.
We will start the day out at sun-up and catch some catfish. We will have holes drilled and folks on hand to share tips and techniques.
At noon we will have a fish fry and pot luck lunch. Catfish will be on the menu! Bring your favorite dishes to share.
From I 94 near St Cloud take hwy 23 west to Richmond. Then go south on hwy 22.
Use the winter access noted on the map if you will be driving on.(2nd access south of 23)
Snowmobiles and ATV can use the DNR access.(first access heading south from 23)
We will meet at the Methane Hole.
(We'll have a map posted - Click Here)
Don't miss this very popular event.
Come for the day, or just stop on by for a while.