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12/23/2013 05:58PM
Okay, heading up next Saturday for a 5-6 day trip. Planning on fishing, but I have never fished before in the winter in the BW. If we happen to catch anything-which is unlikely given our ineptitude when it comes to fishing-how do we clean the fish? They will be frozen solid after being tossed on the ice, and we are cold camping. I know I sound like a dolt, but I am not sure how to fillet a block of ice. Any and all suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
 
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walleye_hunter
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12/23/2013 06:26PM
Bury them in the snow or fillet them immediately.
12/23/2013 06:38PM
quote walleye_hunter: "Bury them in the snow or fillet them immediately."

Thanks!
heavycanoe
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12/23/2013 09:30PM
I might be a little late here, but you caould always drill an extra hole, use a stringer tied to a stick. The fish won't freeze if still in the water.
12/25/2013 09:23AM
quote heavycanoe: "I might be a little late here, but you caould always drill an extra hole, use a stringer tied to a stick. The fish won't freeze if still in the water. "

Thanks!
Primitiveman
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12/26/2013 10:57AM
Let em freeze. Build fire. Throw them in the fire. Fish the fish out of the fire. Pick off burnt exterior. Eat cooked parts. Repeat as necessary. I am going up Jan 1-5 but only daytripping off the Gunflint trail.
Jon
bobbernumber3
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12/26/2013 11:31AM
quote Primitiveman: "Let em freeze. Build fire. Throw them in the fire. Fish the fish out of the fire. Pick off burnt exterior. Eat cooked parts. Repeat as necessary. I am going up Jan 1-5 but only daytripping off the Gunflint trail.
Jon"


Snowshoeing or skiing? Fishing? I am looking to plan a weekend in early March and am fishing for ideas on where to go for fishing and camping for 3 nights.
motdur
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12/26/2013 11:57AM

quote bobbernumber3: Snowshoeing or skiing? Fishing? I am looking to plan a weekend in early March and am fishing for ideas on where to go for fishing and camping for 3 nights."


If you are not aware....Walleye, Pike, and Smallies will be closed for the season as of 2/23/14. Lake Trout will be open through 3/31/14.

Primitiveman
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12/26/2013 06:35PM
Skiing only no fishing. A dress rehearsal for a later overnight expedition. Jon

quote bobbernumber3: "quote Primitiveman: "Let em freeze. Build fire. Throw them in the fire. Fish the fish out of the fire. Pick off burnt exterior. Eat cooked parts. Repeat as necessary. I am going up Jan 1-5 but only daytripping off the Gunflint trail.
Jon"



Snowshoeing or skiing? Fishing? I am looking to plan a weekend in early March and am fishing for ideas on where to go for fishing and camping for 3 nights."
2old4U
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12/27/2013 10:50AM
Best option is clean them right away, but if it's warm enough out you can toss them in the snow or a slush puddle and clean them at the days end...they won't freeze. I actually prefer them cold but not frozen...they fillet so much cleaner and easier when they firm up a bit.
 
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