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Crowding Solution?

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A few years ago, my boys and I were out on a local lake, just managing to score a few really nice eyes...the bite had been slow for a few weeks, so things were a little desperate...as the crowds began to hear my kids excitedly talk about the walleyes (that we had stuck in our buckets out of sight) the crowds moved in....as people crept closer and closer, my boys didn't have any direction to privately pee...soooooo, i told them to drink up and pee wherever they wanted to...the yellow circle kept them at bay...even when I had to go, I thought about facing the largest crowd and going...unfortunately, the wind...the wind...the wind....I know that there are times when the bite seems to exist in only very finite places, but remember that we fish to get away from the parking lots and the malls and the crowds...I hate to think that there will be people heating up their houses waiting for me to leave like some who will wait for rock star parking at Target...IMHO

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I would like to suggest carrying a couple of empty gallon jugs with, urinating in them, then pouring them out once you reach shore.

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You don't pee on the ice? First I have heard of such a thing.

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I'm sure many people do, don't get caught. The DNR will hammer you good. They realy get tough on the big lake because there are so many people there. I have to admit, I have done it myself and years ago, we did all of the time. The positive about a small milk jug is that if you hold on to it, your hands really get warm in a hurry. "so I have been told" On those days where your hands are about to fall off from being cold, it's worth it.

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TC, yes you will get a ticket. Especially if your initials are in the snow. Never thought about the hand warmer aspect ...... grin.gif

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same here, who doesn't take a piss on the ice. Its not going to stop me either, do you really think it hurts the lake that bad considering what gets dumped into the lake during ice season with all the oil, white gas, gasoline, pop, etc. Alittle of piss won't hurt it, just my opinion.

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Where do the animals that live in and around the lake go? I don't think it hurts anything in those amounts. I say, pee away!

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I will say this, it won't hurt it as much as all the cans and other crap on the lake that people leave. But with a lake like this, when there are so many people, I can see how it would be bad. I don't think twice when I am on one of me little secret lakes up here, but with as many people on Mille Lacs, it's like dumping all the waste from a small town in the lake, so I try to take mine off the lake and get rid of it in a garbge can somewhere. It realy isn't that much work to throw it away with all the rest of the stuff. Although, I suppose for those guys that through thier pop and eer cans on the ice it might be a big job. Every little bit helps. I know if my wife would think about how much pee went on the ice, she wouldn't even think about eating the fish I bring home.

When it isn't a bunch of work, just pee in a jug and though it in garbage when you get to shore. As for the crowders, I have o idea how to fix that one.

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