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Slab-Slayer

Sleeper-Hillmans' this weekend

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Slab-Slayer    0
Slab-Slayer

me and some friends are coming up this weekend, never stayed in a sleeper. Any help on what to bring to stay cozy warm, or hints on the fishing would be appreciated... Will we freeze in the house, thought about bringing along a tank and heater....Is this a dumb idea or no?

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gspman

The sleeper should have a heater in it. Call your outfitter to verify though.

Here's a list for my LOTW trip. Everything you might need and then some... The lure selection stuff is for walleyes so fyi.

- cell phone and walkie talkies in case of emergency.

- sleeping bag & pillow

- camera to take pictures of the hogs you'll be catching and releasing

- something to do after dark and during the day if the fishing sucks especially for the boys (cards, mags, books, gameboys, football if it's nice out, etc...)

- cd/radio makes things more pleasant

- freezer bags if you plan on taking some fish home

- this is an important one...extra garbage bags (5 gal. type for potty breaks and bigger for garbage)

- extra roll or 2 of TP

- matches or long necked lighter for gas stove & gas lights

- food (breakfast, lunch & dinner (keep in mind it's possible that you may not catch enough to eat), snacks)

- beverages (water, pop, beer & hard stuff)

- ice cubes for drinks

- fillet knife

- fish breading

- oil for frying the fish

- plastic silverware, glasses & paper plates for less cleanup after meals

- bar soap

- if you catch alot of fish your hands will be wet and dry alot, some hand lotion will keep your hands from drying out and cracking

- oil of olay face wipes to try to stay a little clean, they work great

- at least 6 rods rigged in various ways for various presentations (jigs, plain hook & ice buster bobber, flutter spoons (angel eye jr), lead spoons (go devil), jigging minnows (chubby darter, jiggin rap), etc...

- flasher (Marcum or Vexilar both work great, and you can rent Vex's at some of the resorts too, not cheap though)

- extra battery for the flasher

- jigs and spoons of various types (gold ones, orange ones, some that glow, you know the drill... basically one of everything and maybe 2 or more 8^)

- hemostats work great for removing jigging spoon trebles and smaller hooks from fishes mouths

- mechanical fish grabber for tulibees and the feared and hated eelpout so you can keep the stink off of you

- extra fishing line

- spare reel

- an old camera flash works great for making glow in the dark lures glow

- long johns for sleeping so you can just jump in your boots at night and go outside and whiz without freezing to death

- pack boots (it'll still be cold at floor level)

- thermal socks

- heavy clothing (flannel lined carhartt jeans and shirt-jacs are great)

- warm coat, warm hat and warm gloves/mittens (bad things can happen on the ice and you need to be prepared)

Have fun.

There, thats my overly anal-retentive list of things to bring to LOTW.

gspman

Oh and one more thing: Bring your trash talkin' A-game for when you catch the first and/or the biggest fish so you can smart-off all day long about it. Ya gotta trash talk when your on the ice.

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Slab-Slayer    0
Slab-Slayer

thanks 4 your input, appreciate.. Also can a guy get TV reception up on Red?? want to catch some pigskin playoff action this weekend. Nothing else will have to listen to it....GO PURPLE

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I've never been on Red (but I'm going in early March this year) so I don't know what kind of reception you'll get. On LOTW you get zilch for reception. Be sure to bring a radio, your odds of getting reception will be much higher with that.

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Slab-Slayer    0
Slab-Slayer

not to be a jerk, but if you've never been there, why are u trying to answer my question?

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LABS4ME    0
LABS4ME

Probably because he know how poor it is on LOW... it isn't any better on Red, unless you bring up a dish. You can go into the W.W. and watch the game also... Radio wise, I think it is on 101 of the FM dial....

Good Luck!

Ken

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bieganekbaitco    0
bieganekbaitco

I see you made it through another weekend Labs!!!!! When you coming back up????? You are right, You'll never see the day when they open the Native portion of the lake up to non-band members!!!!!!!! wink.gif MB

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Buck44    0
Buck44

I stayed in one of Hillman's sleepers a couple of weeks ago and it was freezing!! Make sure you bring a heater and a 20 lb tank. We came up on really short notice so I'm sure we didnt get his best house. Every 5 minutes, we had to scoop ice out of the holes. Next time I will make it a point to bring an extra heater. Buddy is a great guy and you should have a pretty good time. He put us on fish and we nailed them. Have fun and be safe.

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megawatt    0
megawatt

I've fished some sleepers out on Mille Lacs before. I guess I always operated under the impression that you couldn't eat a "shore lunch" in the sleeper because of the possesion limits etc.

Please tell me I'm wrong! I was told this, and always thought it made no sense.

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barebackjack    2
barebackjack

Yes you can eat fish on the lake, however the fish consumed must be included in your posession limits.

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sdghsdgj    0
sdghsdgj

yep cuase you could catch more then ur limit and eat some so u could keep more,

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psegriz    0
psegriz

Yea ya can eat fish on the lake but I thaught on millacs you were not allowed to for some reason? Someone told me that anyhow.

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LABS4ME    0
LABS4ME

Hey Mark! I'll be back up on the 21st... I think I'm gaining ground on this cold! Should be able to stick around in the W.W. and have a cold one with you.... who was giving away these colds on New Years Eve? See you up there... Thanks for the goodies at the store! If you are in need of anything while up at Red, run down to the hardware store in Kellier! groceries, meds, gas fittings, padlocks you name it! Mark's family does a good job making sure they got what YOU need! Plus you check out some nice deer mounts!

Good Luck!

Ken

p.s. I hope the band keeps it that way! wink.gif Besides what would they do if a bunch of knuckleheads like me showed up? Waskish already has it's hands full!

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gspman    0
gspman

Slab-Slayer,

Your not being a jerk, your question is legit. Basically, a rental sleeper is a rental sleeper no matter what lake you are on. Bunks with foam pads, propane heat, stove top, oven that almost never works, a sink to wash dishes in, and an outdoor crapper. The rest is gravy.

Red is only 40 miles south of LOTW so my guess is poor reception and Labs is seconding that.

Good luck.

gspman

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