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  2. Strikemaster will not run

    Next time you give it a try. Take a flash light and look up to make sure the throttle flapper is returning to the closed position when you let off the gas and it dies. I have had them stick open or half open then your more or less trying to restart it at half or full throttle which may just be flooding it out. It's either starving for gas or flooding. Let us know if you solve it. Good Luck.
  3. I never fished north of Wahpeton. When I fished down there I'd go south. There's normally some walleye biting early in the year south of the main road through town. I don't know how it would be this time of year. I always fished it first ice because that was usually fishable before most lakes. If you do go out I'd recommend bringing someone along and having a chisel along to check ice. That river ice can be very inconsistent.
  4. Strikemaster will not run

    I ordered a rebuild kit from amazon for less than $5.00, so hopefully that will help. YouTube has some videos on installing it. It is an odd thing, if it sits for a while it will start and I can run it. Once I take it off full throttle, it will die and I can't get it to restart. Thanks for the posts so far, I appreciate it.
  5. Anyone ever fish this lake? Buddy of mine wants to try it?
  6. Strikemaster will not run

    For cleaning carbs I use Gumout spray with the tube on it to shoot through all the passage ways. If I'm finding one not flowing well or clogged I like to use a gas welding tip cleaner. There are a lot of sizes and you don't have to jam something to big through it which could widen and ruin the flow. I got a nice pretty new little chain saw from a guy who just could not get it running for Free. Found that no spray would go through the main jet when I was cleaning the carb. Used the tip cleaner to knock out a piece of saw dust, and clear our Deer trails out really nice this year! Like Wanderer and Borch said, rebuild kits are cheap and a good thing to do if it's been gummed up. p.s those little piss-ant needle flow valve springs are really fun to get back in place with fat fingers! They like to jump off the work bench and hide!!
  7. Sounds fun Jeff!, The way the ice has set up this year maybe it will happen after all. I would like to start getting a few prizes together for Biggest Cat, and also a kids division. Hopefully someone can bring a few good ones to the scales...
  8. Gull lake access

    @donethat Where is this access you speak of? I’m not familiar with “bullhead bay”. Is there a problem with people trespassing? The access I was referring to last year looked pretty public to me.
  9. Strikemaster will not run

    Carb kit may help. It's plugged or gasket/diaphragm dried out or cracked. Alternating between choke and open when running will sometimes help if diaphram.
  10. Anything new that way? I was kicking around the idea of fishing Fish Trap this weekend but went elsewhere in the area. Been finding 14-15 inches regularly.
  11. Strikemaster will not run

    Get some sea foam in that gas tank and run ‘er! I can’t tell you exactly where it’s gummed up, but it is. It’ll take a tank and maybe two but it should clear up. Or, take the carb back off soak it and clean every oriface you can find by poking and blowing compressed air through all the holes. Put a new carb kit on it and reinstall. Whichever way you prefer should work. Mix your gas with 100:1 Amsoil next time, especially if you let it sit with gas in it over the summer. I run about 75:1 and have gotten away without gummed up carbs when forgetting to clear the gas from last year - like today. First day starting the gas auger. I found out it wasn’t stores empty like I normally do. Took about 10 pulls but she came around and did fine on the lake today. I WAS annoyed to find gas in it but I have no one to blame but me.
  12. St Cloud Get Together 2/24/18, 8:00 am until you want to leave The St Cloud Get Together will be on Horseshoe Lake near Richmond. The event will be held near a spot called the Meth Hole. The area gets this name from the methane gas bubbles that sometimes leaves a small hole in the ice. As of today the ice conditions appear to be good with plenty of time to make more. The Meth Hole area is well known for a great place to catch channel catfish through the ice. What you may not know is that it is also and excellent spot for catch crappies, walleyes and the infamous party crappie,(rock bass). Channel cats can be caught on the same gear you use for crappies or walleyes. Those targeting cats often use pieces of minnows, chicken liver or live minnows. These baits can be fish under a sensitive bobber or jigged on a small jigging spoon. Despite there size, channel cats can be very light biters so take that into account. Crappies can be caught on the usual crappie techniques, including plastics. So if cats aren't your thing there still the crappies or walleyes to target. As the name implies, this event is mostly for fun. It's a great way to meet others from the forum, tell stories, share techniques and maybe even a few fishing spots. There will be a potluck about noon. The plan is to have a fish fry with any donated catfish, crappies or walleyes from the morning. If folks could pack a fillet knife and a fish cleaning board that would be great. Also storing fish so they don't freeze makes the cleaning process so much easier. Bring a dish to pass. This is a family friendly event so bring the whole family! I will have some fishing goodies for the kids. Horseshoe Lake is south of Richmond MN on CR 22. There is a public access about 1 mile south of Hwy 23. DO NOT USE this access as it sits on the river and is a high current area. Instead use the winter access further south(see on map). I look forwards to seeing you all there!
  13. Catting the chain

    Good to see you posting Pete!
  14. Minnewaska

    1st welcome, 2nd there are some folks that have to try to be stupid!!!
  15. I have a Strikemaster Lazer mag that I'm having trouble with. I'm guessing the auger is about 5 years old I've always ran non ethanol fuel in it. Emptied the fuel from it and put in fresh, new spark plug also. I can get it to start and run, will throttle up, but will not idle after it has been running at full speed. Dies as soon as you release the throttle. Can't get it to start again after that. Took the carb off, sprayed it down with carb cleaner, which helped some, but didn't fix the problem. Took it to a small engine guy, he said that he adjusted the carb and it was good to go. Brought it home and tried it out, nothing different than what I had before. He didn't charge me, but it isn't fixed either. I'm guessing this is an issue with the carburetor. Any advice on what I should try next? I'm somewhat handy, Thanks for any advice
  16. Yesterday
  17. Will i be warm enough?

    @AaronTC05 Well, um, how did it go? Did you fish and did you stay warm enough?
  18. Minnewaska

    its gotta be close to the 24" mark. just a reminder stay away from those darn heaves you can't cross over them. 2 trucks dropped their front ends through this weekend trying to cross. have not heard any ice reports where the last part of the lake froze
  19. I have had smooth moves in last 2 boats. since they started making the low profile mount this made it very user friendly to see through windshield the latest model they got is prefect for all boats with wind shields . adjustability is very good .im on lake of the woods and friends with factory air seats set in these there sold I have friends with air wave pedestal on lund barons and there happy also they like the less bulky approach which is a concern with smooth moves but in my 208 tyee the beam width makes it no problem but these products are a must if you fish bigger water and traveling 10 to 15 miles is the norm
  20. Spearfishing - Where are you now?

    small lake by Kasota??
  21. Spearfishing - Where are you now?

    Well got back out again on Sunday, tried a small little lake by St. Peter. Got skunked again!!! Now I'm 0-3. I was happy though the water was lot clearer than the other two lakes ive been on. I was sitting in about 5-6ft of water and had little weeds on the bottom. Seen a bunch of sunfish swim thru, just little ones, and couple really small largemouths. One of these days I should connect lol. I'm gonna head north next time, not east!!!!
  22. Sunset Lodge

    Nick Oblander and his dad (Chad) headed to Canada for crappies!

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  23. Went over to the Bowstring Store for our usual Sunday paper yday & stopped by the Co Rd 35 PA on the way home. Counted a dozen plus outfits out there with a bunch down close to the south side. The PA looked good as the pressure ridge that's always there wasn't as bad as normal. The PA over on the NW looked much better but there,s not much parking over there. Don't ever get around to the 1 on the south side. Tim at the store said that with the extended cold weather & high pressure(~2 weeks straight near New Years) that the reports he'd been hearing hadn't been very good. I think smurfy might have been over there this weekend, he might have some 1st hand info
  24. Catting the chain

    So since i was a little confused when i went out there yesterday. Example, i drilled 10 or so holes thinking to potentially range from 20-40ft. Nope i was up on the flats in 5-10 ft. Anyway, usually on my 1st trip out i look for the hole for a referenceas to where to stay away from. But with the lack of snow and cleats i didnt venture around more than where i was drilling. Hoping that i will be able to get out tomorrow.
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