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I have lightly used GLX 893c JWR I might trade for something similar just a little shorter. 

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Winters Greetings from the Big-O

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Lucky SOB.

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Nice Fry! Catch a 10lber! It’s what we all dream of or maybe just me? Lol!

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On 1/9/2019 at 12:23 PM, FryDog62 said:

Winters Greetings from the Big-O

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Nice! Will this be part of another show?  Self guided? Thinking about a pre Minnesota opener trip myself, but half as far.  Missouri in March maybe?  And I plan on making South Dakota happen this year for sure.

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8 hours ago, rascalP said:

Nice! Will this be part of another show?  Self guided? Thinking about a pre Minnesota opener trip myself, but half as far.  Missouri in March maybe?  And I plan on making South Dakota happen this year for sure.

No, I’m back to being the amateur that I am... just trying to find open water where I can.  Are you thinking of Tablerock in March?  My kids went to school in Missouri and I always wanted to get there but didn’t...

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Not exactly, though I do have an open invite from a guy I worked with who just moved down there.  I was just doing some poking around and saw an impoundment called Mozingo Lake just across the Iowa border. Looks like it has some potential, around 1000 acres, small enough to breakdown in a few days, with weeds and timber.

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On 1/13/2019 at 6:53 PM, rascalP said:

Not exactly, though I do have an open invite from a guy I worked with who just moved down there.  I was just doing some poking around and saw an impoundment called Mozingo Lake just across the Iowa border. Looks like it has some potential, around 1000 acres, small enough to breakdown in a few days, with weeds and timber.

Another early spring option to consider are the power plant lakes near Kansas City.  They stay open all year (and so does their fishing season!) and you can catch some 60+ degree weather in March/April down there.  8 hour drive... just have to get there before the spring tornado season (i.e. see Wizard of Oz) Lol..

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7 hours ago, FryDog62 said:

Another early spring option to consider are the power plant lakes near Kansas City.  They stay open all year (and so does their fishing season!) and you can catch some 60+ degree weather in March/April down there.  8 hour drive... just have to get there before the spring tornado season (i.e. see Wizard of Oz) Lol..

Yeah, I looked at those too.     My main focus will be on SoDak.  I've been wanting to get out there for 5 or 6 years, since I first saw Al & company out there.  The problem has been the window falls right around our annual trout trip and getting a few buddies to do both has been tough.  I might have a couple committed this year though.  I've done a fair amount of research on lakes and would probably base out of Roy.  I would want to fish Clear for sure and maybe Enemy Swim, and a couple other unnamed lakes in as well.  Looking at going the middle to the end of April. 

  I know you have been out there, and if you plan on going this year, maybe we can go at the same time and share info.

     Shout out to Sully420 and Jmhalvo as well.  I think they both have interest in S. Dakota as well.

 This could be a good year ice-out wise, for making it happen.

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10 hours ago, rascalP said:

Yeah, I looked at those too.     My main focus will be on SoDak.  I've been wanting to get out there for 5 or 6 years, since I first saw Al & company out there.  The problem has been the window falls right around our annual trout trip and getting a few buddies to do both has been tough.  I might have a couple committed this year though.  I've done a fair amount of research on lakes and would probably base out of Roy.  I would want to fish Clear for sure and maybe Enemy Swim, and a couple other unnamed lakes in as well.  Looking at going the middle to the end of April. 

  I know you have been out there, and if you plan on going this year, maybe we can go at the same time and share info.

     Shout out to Sully420 and Jmhalvo as well.  I think they both have interest in S. Dakota as well.

 This could be a good year ice-out wise, for making it happen.

Yes I’m looking at it. I was there a few years ago...in fact, at the resort they said “Al and co” had just been there filming and did very well. Unfortunately for us, we hit bad weather. The issue in Dakota is wind- I feel it’s important to be flexible and just go on almost a moments notice when it’s finally nice weather. I hope to do that this year ( I also fished walleye on Waubay once and we caught about 200 14 inch fish- which gets old)

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I’m honestly not a big fan of the resort owner on Roy. They bumped my dad and I out of a cabin once for a larger group and gave me an excuse that I’m pretty sure was made up.  You don’t do that to an 82 year old guy and expect them to forget about it and come back next time.  

 

I also agree with what jmhalvo says about Waubay.  I’ve been there numerous times for the 14 inch walleye fest and it does get old.  

 

But SoDak is a good Spring diversion and there is some good fishing there.  And - yes the KEY is going when there isn’t wind.  

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