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Wade Joseph

You might be from Minnesota

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If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18

inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim

by, You might live in Minnesota.

If you're proud that your state makes the national news 96 nights each

year because International Falls is the coldest spot in the nation, you

might live in Minnesota.

If you have ever refused to buy something because it's "too spendy", you

might live in Minnesota.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you

might live in Minnesota.

If someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there,

you might live in Minnesota.

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his

forehead, you might live in Minnesota.

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might live in

Minnesota.

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in

Minnesota.

If you know how to say...Wayzata ...Mahtomedi, ....Cloquet ...Edina

...and Shakopee, you might live in Minnesota.

If you think that ketchup is a little too spicy, you might live in

Minnesota.

Vacation means going "up north" past Brainerd for the weekend, you

might live in Minnesota.

You measure distance in hours, you might live in Minnesota.

You know several people who have hit deer more than once, you might live

in Minnesota.

You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day ...and back again,

you might live in Minnesota.

You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard,

without flinching, you might live in Minnesota.

You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events, you might live

in Minnesota.

You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both

unlocked, you might live in Minnesota.

You think of the major food groups as beer, fish, and Venison, you might

live in Minnesota.

You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use

them, you might live in Minnesota.

There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at Mill's Fleet Farm

at any given time, you might live in Minnesota.

You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you

might live in Minnesota.

Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with

snow, you might live in Minnesota.

You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road

construction, you might live in Minnesota.

You can identify a southern or eastern accent, you might live in

Minnesota.

Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your

blue spruce, you might live in Minnesota.

Down South to you means Iowa, you live in Minnesota.

A brat is something you eat.

You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."

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Here are a few more:

If your idea of great time is sitting in an incredibly hot sauna with someone whipping you with a twig, you might be from Minnesota

If you drive a tractor, but can't get your drivers license for another eight years, you might be from Minnesota

If you consider MN the coldest place in the country and you are proud of it, you might be from Minnesota

If you don't zip the hood on your parka until it gets really cold (the wind chill hits 70 below), you might be from Minnesota

If you have a hard time telling the sex of another person in the winter, you might be from Minnesota

If you bought an $8000 snowmobile to get bread and milk in a blizzard, you might be from Minnesota

If you love the beauty of fresh fallen snow, but can only take so much beauty, you might be from Minnesota

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If you have a snowmobile track for a

sidewalk, you might be from Minnesota. grin.gif

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    • delcecchi

      Posted

      Thanks, cigar guy.   Might check into it next year.  Or maybe not.   They always used to have some expensive entrees but we just ignored them.   

      Even 12 for a burger is sort of high for the area, but the view is worth something.   Probably stay with the Crescent.   I don't see how there are enough tourists for the landing to make it. 

    • jigginjim

      Posted

      I have put my guide clients on lots of pike this summer. So far largest bass is 21"- 5lbs  Pike 36" Approx. 8-9lbs, Walleye is 23 inches 3lbs. The walleyes will get better as the water cools. Time to start jigging, everything you got. I'm even started using my crankbaits.

    • bassbouncer

      Posted

      I'm a local and yes we boycott the place. Friends have been told that they aren't wanted there that they only want the tourist business. Wife and I boat to Wolf Bay when we go out. We live 2 miles from the landing and wish it was still run by Jack.

    • RoosterMan

      Posted

      Well I made a decision to put the trolling rods away and go do some jigging.   It seemed to be a good one.  I concentrated on rocky transition areas.  I had three slot fish in an hour.  Went back in for some VC pizza and picked my kids up and went back out for a evening trolling run and that produced as well.  You have to love this lake.  

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    • CigarGuy

      Posted

      We have friends up and they wanted to take us out for dinner, via the boat.  With the wind, the only place was the landing, I tried vetoing It, but lost out.  Had $12.00 burger and fries.  Very good and the service was fast-only 8 others in the dinning area and a few at the bar.  I checked the prices on the wings-$16.00 for 1-1/2lbs.  Del, they had a pretty good burger menu.  I asked about the 20% off deal and the waiter blew me off and said he didn't know anything about it.  I asked who I should talk to, he said the manager or the owner.  We paid the bill and left without asking.  I liked it a few winters ago when they had ,25 wings and 2.00 beers.

    • knoppers

      Posted

      seen enough grouse to keep me interested, lots of turkeys, seems they and the deer are everywhere this fall. did not here much shooting from the duck hunters though.

    • ANYFISH2

      Posted

      First off I am not a waterfowl hunter, so this info is second hand.

      Here in the Morrison/E.Todd cty area, the hunt really seemed slow considering the weather conditions.  Although a few birds were shot early in morning the day seemed slow by most accounts around here.

      Good luck to all.

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    • delcecchi

      Posted

      Crescent and south switch have good burgers too, and I wouldn't have to drive so far. 

    • monstermoose78

      Posted

      No internet in the field today. Had a group sky busting keeping birds out of anyone's range. Riverrat and I got buzzed by teal a few time and a pair of woodies scooted through. Should have had a shoveler and some woodies. The bugs were so bad I lost 4 pints of blood. 

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      Finn did good he got it and brought it back to me!! Way to go Finn. 

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    • delcecchi
      Thanks, cigar guy.   Might check into it next year.  Or maybe not.   They always used to have some expensive entrees but we just ignored them.    Even 12 for a burger is sort of high for the area, but the view is worth something.   Probably stay with the Crescent.   I don't see how there are enough tourists for the landing to make it. 
    • jigginjim
      I have put my guide clients on lots of pike this summer. So far largest bass is 21"- 5lbs  Pike 36" Approx. 8-9lbs, Walleye is 23 inches 3lbs. The walleyes will get better as the water cools. Time to start jigging, everything you got. I'm even started using my crankbaits.
    • bassbouncer
      I'm a local and yes we boycott the place. Friends have been told that they aren't wanted there that they only want the tourist business. Wife and I boat to Wolf Bay when we go out. We live 2 miles from the landing and wish it was still run by Jack.
    • RoosterMan
      Well I made a decision to put the trolling rods away and go do some jigging.   It seemed to be a good one.  I concentrated on rocky transition areas.  I had three slot fish in an hour.  Went back in for some VC pizza and picked my kids up and went back out for a evening trolling run and that produced as well.  You have to love this lake.  
    • CigarGuy
      We have friends up and they wanted to take us out for dinner, via the boat.  With the wind, the only place was the landing, I tried vetoing It, but lost out.  Had $12.00 burger and fries.  Very good and the service was fast-only 8 others in the dinning area and a few at the bar.  I checked the prices on the wings-$16.00 for 1-1/2lbs.  Del, they had a pretty good burger menu.  I asked about the 20% off deal and the waiter blew me off and said he didn't know anything about it.  I asked who I should talk to, he said the manager or the owner.  We paid the bill and left without asking.  I liked it a few winters ago when they had ,25 wings and 2.00 beers.