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  2. 2017 duck season

    Yesterday Finn and I went hunting for ducks and I should have had 4 mallards and pair of woodies.i hit one woodie and it hit the water as Finn went to get it jumped up and flew away. Next weekend I will try again.
  3. Get ready !!

    Second week of December is looking good for southern Minnesota, if the current long range forecasts are close to accurate. Maybe even the first week of the month with a little luck.
  4. patkerr

    When you look to buy a baitcasting reel, what aspects do you take into consideration before buying one? Is it the price, the quality? Or perhaps the features? For those of you that are on a budget and still want to enjoy the all the benefits that come along with a best baitcasting reel, then continue reading this article, we’ve picked out ten of the best baitcasting reels that are light on the wallet without sacrificing little to no quality.So now we’re going to look at some of the best Baitcasting reels on the market right now which are both excellent quality and great value for money and discuss everything you need to know about it. Keep on reading and you just might have a better idea on which baitcasting reel is right for you.

  5. patkerr

    This site is professionally crafted for best Inshore spinning Reel buying guide.Fishing is both very common and a very popular activity undertaken by many different types of people. If you already fish yourself then you’ll be fully aware of what an InShore fishing reel is and what it’s used for. With that being said, it’s worth taking time to read through this article. I’ll be going over some of the best Inshore spinning reels on the market today that will give you the best value for your money! There’s some that will burn a hole in your wallet for little to no extra features or even just for a brand name.

  6. patkerr

    Fishing is a relaxing sport. There is nothing quite like a day spent out on the water, quietly casting a reel. But before you can get out there, you need to know what kind of reel is best saltwater spinning reel for the kind of fishing that you want to do.It can be especially difficult to know what to look for when you are dealing with saltwater fishing, because the ocean adds a few more components than freshwater fishing.

  7. patkerr

    Fishing has always been a very integral part of our culture. It is a great way to spend those holidays with your loved ones over some cold beers near the local fishing spot.If you are looking for the best spinning reel under 100  then that is the special side for you.It is a nostalgic reminder of how every father-son memory of the generation began here behind the fishing rods. And recently, fishing has become quite a competitive sport among enthusiasts. And saying that people take their fishing seriously would be a pure understatement.If you are a little careful with the details, you just might land the Best Spinning Reel Under $100.

  8. patkerr

    Spinning reels are an essential part of an angler’s fishing tools. They help users to manage balance and weight while fishing to make the entire process more efficient. Thankfully, you do not have to spend a fortune on the products as various options are available both offline and in traditional stores where you do not have to spend more than 50 dollars. Spending less does not mean that best spinning reel under 50 is low quality. There is valuable equipment that you can use to catch as may fish as you would like with ease for a long time.

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  10. I figured I would start up a new thread for us to use for the winter now that things are starting to set up and guys may be starting to creep out on the bays and smaller water. I did some more poking around on Pike Bay this morning and I don't have anything much new to report. We've got less than an inch of fluffy snow on the ice and things healed up after the warm front this week. I worked my way from shore out into the middle of the bay and ice was relatively uniform between 5.25 and 5.5 inches of nice clear ice. Earlier this week I checked all landings on the Tower end and everything was iced up except for open water way out in Big Bay appearing to mostly be all West of Birch/Ely islands. Not sure if all the recent strong winds from North and South have changed that status though. I'm still sticking with my original guess of December 2 for my first trip off McKinley on 5 inches. Good luck this winter to all and Be Safe!
  11. Get ready !!

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  13. click below to check different areas. there are maps to click on also. just scroll to find. pretty neat tool. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/cwdcheck/index.html
  14. Get ready !!

    extended forecasts look good up north. We won't have fish-able ice in the metro until at least the 2nd weed in December assuming no dramatic temp changes. The big Expo is Dec1-3 but temps look promising ~1.5hrs north. I wonder if the ability to go fishing might impact the amount of traffic at the show!
  15. There's preliminary testing then if flagged it gets shipped to a lab I believe in CO to verify the results.
  16. 10 day forecast doesn't show anything with low temps below 15 degrees. It might make ice but it wont be making it necessarily fast.
  17. Thanksgiving would be nice...but first week of December still works! Rogers on Red is already allowing wheelers and sleds...no side by sides yet.
  18. A 30-foot-tall white spruce, selected as the state’s official Christmas tree, was cut down today in the General C.C. Andrews State Forest, near Willow River. The tree will be set up at the governor’s residence, 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, around 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20. The tree will be lit Monday, Nov. 27. DNR staff and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota cut the tree on the Friday before Thanksgiving each year from one of 59 state forests. However, the search for just the right tree begins months before. DNR foresters keep an eye out for a tall tree that’s nicely shaped and well filled out. It also needs to be in a location where it will not be damaged when dropped and then easily pulled out and loaded onto a trailer. Minnesota’s state forests provide clean air and water, recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, timber and special forest products. This year, small businesses are making 150,000 wreaths with balsam boughs harvested from state forest lands. The estimated annual sales for Minnesota companies producing holiday wreaths exceed $23 million and Minnesota’s public lands support a large share of this economic activity. Each holiday season, half a million Christmas trees are harvested from private tree farms in Minnesota, contributing about $30 million to the state’s economy. For each tree harvested, one to three trees are planted. Real Christmas trees store carbon during their lifespan. They can be chipped for mulch when the season is over, making them an environmentally friendly choice. More information and details on viewing the tree is on the state Christmas tree page. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  19. if it ever comes down to those 2 choices for you, do the eye thing. Cant fish with you if yer dead.
  20. Looks like Big Bay is still open, so I don't think I'll be ice fishing Thanksgiving Day weekend. I'm guessing the Big Bay will freeze this Sunday or Tuesday. Lake should be walkable by December 2 when I plan to go up.
  21. Why do you think I come here everyday? It's better then poking your eye with a sharp stick or slitting your wrists!
  22. I don't see any serious cold snaps in the next 2 weeks so its likely open water will still be in play for those brave enough to try it.
  23. Get ready !!

    Now is tough time. I was watching bays ice over a week ago and they are wide open again this week. Could be ice fishing in 10 days, could be ice fishing in a month. Who knows? I have a work trip to North Dakota in 2 weeks and I've been clinging to the hope they might be iced over so I can fish a little afterhours. Probably a longshot. I've already spooled the reels, cleaned and organized the gear, charged the batteries. Trying not to fishing-shop myself into financial woe. Even tried to celebrate open water by wading in neoprene waders and trying to find some sunfish on wetflies. No dice. Ugh.
  24. Miltona is wide open, there will be quite a few boats out there this weekend. Most lakes south of Miltona are fishable by boat.
  25. Can the DNR or who ever reported this, never use this word again "presumptive" when dealing with Wildlife disease results again! It can be better used as, "We are awaiting the presumptive proof of Al Franken touching a boob." But not about Wildlife issues!
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