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  2. Saturday we hit the South Shore in 30-60' for water. Multiple hits and releases off the boards, dipseys, and downriggers but no hookups. Went something like 1 for 10 with a nice 29" walleye taken off a pink Husky Jerk and 3 oz of lead on board line. Marked quite a few fish throughout that depth.
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  4. The pictures were from Amazon, if you can't find it locally. Jann's Netcraft has a lot of that stuff also. Comes in a variety of thicknesses/strengths. Some folks use crimped sleeves especially with the thicker stuff.
  5. Yup! 14 will get cut, as will 20 from time to time. I’ve run enough different fluorocarbon to get to the conclusion 20 lb is the best combination of fish ability and pike protection for the gear I use. Anything less and the bite offs are easy. Anything more and the stiffness kills the action too much and is hard to tie. I’ll be looking for those leader materials you posted though. I need something like that for a couple muskie rigs I want to experiment with.
  6. A decent pike will bite through 20 pound flouro in a heatbeat. Certtainly 14 pound like happened to me yesterday....
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  8. Still a good bite on the rocks, just fewer humps having fish. Takes some searching to find a group. However, the fish still on the rocks are biters...and some big ones. I've been spending part of each day pulling cranks with lead core or flat lining and that is putting lots of fish in the boat also. I'm not seeing the huge schools in the mud anymore, just pods here and there but very fishable. Also catching some jigging. The water is amazingly cool still...below 70 every morning off the south shore. It has been a while since so many fish have been hanging within a few miles of the south shore. Boats are scattered over a huge area from around 28 feet and out. Sure nice not having to make long runs all the time. Fall fishing could be terrific this year with all the fish still on the south side. Forgot to mention the lack of algae blooms. Can't remember a year without major blooms by mid August. Good luck
  9. Excellent Del, closest one I have seen so far! Thanks a bunch, I'll check it out
  10. I did a google on "corner cap" and gunwale corner cap.... Saw some stuff that looked like it would work. here is one. this is from Australia but probably could find something here. Also a bunch of pontoon stuff might be adaptable. Another thought is to look at Lund models and find one that uses the same hull as your boat only is more recent.... My guess is that Lund has been using basically the same hulls for a bunch of different models for years. I bet you can find one that has similar corner caps as what you need. You could even give them a call.
  11. Mike I was on vermillion last week and couldn't get fish to hit cranks at all. Try running Lindys and spinners through them with half a crawler. That's how I got them to go. Oh and by the way I'm pretty sure you know my in laws. Im married to Laura Edwards.
  12. BIGFISH.JZ

    Panfish Pics

    I've caught plenty of bigger panfish, but none that were feistier than these!
  13. These bears gives me a lot of problems, but i can not shoot them because i have no license for bear. and i prefer to live in peace with bears.. they gone from my place after 2 nights.. they keepeng me warned all these time. main task - not to drop any foods around camp and show them that you see them they also fears me like i am fear them ...
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  15. Thank you. There is a full story of this hunt on my channel, but i have no english subtitles yet. i will write them.. here is a link. thank you
  16. yeah, what he said. At least which of the half dozen sections. Big Bay seems to be quite different than Head-o-lakes
  17. Tom Sawyer

    Good Evening

    Try this one ..... Berkley sure can build em right Nice fish guy!!!
  18. leech~~

    Good Evening

    Looked like a heck of a day on a lake with no Walleyes in it!
  19. Theme – public lands – owned by you, managed by the DNR Main building Historic DNR building at State Fair is celebrating 85th anniversary this year The 40-foot-high building opened Sept. 1, 1934. Approximately 500,000 people visit the DNR building and surrounding park area each year. Gate tickets in 1934 cost 25 cents. In 2019, a regular adult admission ticket costs $15. Crews from the Civilian Conservation Corps erected the building in less than six months using machined logs. Funding came from federal and state emergency relief administration and State Fair funds. DNR building is open daily during fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fish pond Fish exhibit is one of State Fair’s most popular attractions. Pond holds about 50,000 gallons of water. It is kidney-shaped and is about 100 feet by 50 feet. There are about three dozen species of fish in the outdoor pond. Fish pond talks take place at quarter to the hour daily, from 9:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Indoor aquariums DNR renovated its indoor fish exhibit in 2013 installing five large aquariums inside the main DNR building. Each tank shows fish in their native Minnesota habitat: trout of southeastern Minnesota; fish of the St. Croix River; and species of central, southern and northern Minnesota lakes. Aquariums are built lower to the ground, making it easier for more guests to see the turtles, fish and other species. Combined aquarium capacity of more than 5,000 gallons of water, the same amount of water the average family of four uses in a month. When full, tanks weigh about 118,000 pounds or about the weight of 118 Minnesota moose. Aquariums are open daily during fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fire tower Specifically built for the State Fair to provide a wildfire prevention message to visitors. Tower is 65 feet tall and there are 84 steps from bottom to top. There is no charge to climb fire tower stairs to get birds-eye view of fair. Fire tower is on the National Historic Lookout Register. It is number 10 out of 14 historic lookouts. Tower originally opened in 1966 but was closed in 1978 because of safety concerns. It was repaired and reopened in 2006. Open daily during fair from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., weather permitting. State Park Camper cabin Fairgoers can step inside the 24-foot by 12-foot camper cabin that’s on display. Cabins are built to provide a “camping out” experience within the comfort of four walls. There are more than 90 camper cabins available to rent in state parks and recreational areas around the state. Many of the cabins include electricity, and some are wheelchair accessible. Cabins have two sets of bunks sleeping up to six people. Also includes a picnic table and fire ring with grill. Camper cabin display is open daily during the fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Staff available at the cabin to answer questions when the building is open. Camper cabin is located near southwest corner of the DNR building. DNR forestry display Three interactive exhibit areas opened in 2017. Step inside a giant hiking boot surrounded by huge leaves for a unique Minnesota photo. Just imagine what it is like to step into a real Minnesota forest! Explore a life-sized white pine tree, complete with roots a person can walk on and learn how forests create clean water. Gaze upon a wall of “tree cookies” 11 feet tall – all native, Minnesota trees. Walk into a “forest” of interactive, informational trees on: forest stewardship, urban trees, forest products, fire and forests, climate change, and emerald ash borer. Play with a puzzle of dimensional lumber to learn how much wood comes from a log. Explore the tools foresters use in the woods every day – clinometer, increment borer and drip torch. Exhibit is open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. in DNR Building. Legacy Amendment Display Instagrammable 17-foot waterfall and other photo opportunities. A children’s play area. Smokey Bear Smokey Bear is celebrating 75 years of reminding children and their parents about the dangers of wildfires. Smokey Bear’s birthday party: 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, on the DNR stage. Smokey Bear puppet show: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 on the DNR stage. Smokey makes daily appearances at DNR Park at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wall of Shame trailer – Turn in Poachers Mounted animals and stories about how they were taken illegally. Display located on south side of DNR building. Wildlife Wing Fairgoers can learn about Minnesota species and wildlife habitat. Special sound and lighting effects help create an experience of moving from day to night and through the four seasons, as visitors walk through the display. Master naturalist volunteers available to answer wildlife questions. Display located in DNR building and is open daily during fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Invasive species display Learn about the invasive species present in Minnesota Explore interactive displays to learn the actions people can take to prevent invasive species. People can clean, drain and dispose to stop aquatic invasive species and PlayCleanGo to stop invasive species on land. Check out the PlayCleanGo pledge wall to pledge to clear gear to Stop Invasive Species In Your Tracks. See examples of invasive animals and plants and the impacts they can have. Talk with DNR staff and volunteers about invasive species questions. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  20. Educational displays, exhibits, presentations, music and entertainment highlight the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ annual exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair, which runs Aug. 22-Sept. 2 in Falcon Heights. This year’s theme is, “Public lands, owned by you, managed by DNR.” “We know Minnesotans truly value public lands for recreation, conservation and their economic benefits,” said Dawn Flinn, who helps coordinate the DNR exhibits. “Minnesotans are passionate about the state’s natural resources. Our exhibit is great way for us to spread the word about how interesting, important and exciting it is to experience nature on public lands near you.” The DNR’s iconic State Fair log building opened 85 years ago; its park-like location provides fairgoers with a unique opportunity to experience the outdoors in the midst of carnival rides and food stands. “It’s a popular state fair landmark, meeting place and must-visit destination that has helped generations of people create life-long memories,” Flinn said. The new Legacy Amendment exhibit in the DNR building features information about Legacy-funded parks and trails projects. The exhibit includes an Instagrammable 17-foot waterfall and other photo opportunities, a game where people can show the DNR how they would choose to spend Legacy dollars, an award-winning website that lets people search state and regional parks and trails all in one place, and a children’s play area. Inside the DNR building, fairgoers can see displays about forestry, wildlife, rocks and minerals, aquatic invasive species and public lands. Other features include: Photo opportunities from the giant hiking boot in the forestry exhibit. The outdoor fish pond with about three dozen fish species. The DNR fire tower; visitors can climb its 84 steps. Presentations and musicians on the DNR Volunteer Outdoor Stage and Garden Stage. Fair visitors can buy hunting and fishing licenses and state park vehicle permits at the DNR building. Les Kouba Outdoors will have merchandise for sale at a booth just east of the outdoor fishpond. A portion of the merchandise sales will fund DNR’s moose research. For a schedule of events, including those where DNR commissioner and Gov. and Lt Gov. are scheduled to make appearances, visit mndnr.gov/events/statefair/schedules.html. The DNR’s State Fair building and surrounding park area are located at the corner of Carnes Avenue and Nelson Street in Falcon Heights. It will be open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily during the fair. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  21. On a recent visit to Lower Dean Lake, Ann Geisen, wildlife lake specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, looked out at what she called a gorgeous stand of wild rice. “We’re happy to have a part in managing this lake for wild rice and wildlife. Favorable weather helps the rice, too,” Geisen said. “Wild rice and its harvesting are fundamental to Minnesota’s tribal nations, and many other Minnesotans also enjoy harvesting wild rice. Our state has more acres of natural wild rice than any other state in the country.” Wild rice harvesters are preparing to scout and harvest rice this year, and wildlife managers around the state are seeing highly variable rice conditions. Harvesters are allowed to take ripe wild rice each year between Aug. 15 and Sept. 30. More than 2,000 lakes and rivers in 64 Minnesota counties contain wild rice, with concentrations of rice being the highest in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Itasca and St. Louis counties. But harvestable stands of rice can be found from the Canadian border to the Twin Cities metro area. In some parts of the state this year, rice stands are poor due to abundant rain and high water. But other parts of the state have excellent rice beds. Harvesters who spend some time scouting waters before the rice is ripe should have good success. In 2001, the DNR and Ducks Unlimited began a cooperative project to manage water levels on wild rice lakes by keeping outlets free of beaver dams and obstructions. That effort continues today. As many as 110 wild rice lakes have been managed annually in Minnesota as part of the project. While wild rice management helps keep lakes at the appropriate water levels, rainfall adds to the equation. With Minnesota’s climate changing rapidly, the state is seeing larger, more frequent extreme precipitation events. For wild rice, the extreme weather events associated with climate change can cause water levels to rise rapidly, resulting in failed rice stands. “We are concerned with predictions that there will be more heavy rain events in the future,” Geisen said. “For the DNR, this means we need to do what we can, where we can to manage water levels for wild rice.” In addition to being a traditional food source for Minnesota’s early inhabitants and an important part of American Indian culture, wild rice is an important food staple for migrating waterfowl each fall. The growing plants also provide important habitat for fish, invertebrates and waterfowl broods. Peak harvesting dates are estimated to be in late August to mid-September as long as weather remains mild and dry. Like other forms of gathering, finding a mentor who is willing to share skills and knowledge can greatly improve success. Scouting lakes ahead of time can also be very helpful for finding harvestable stands of rice and locating access sites. Minnesota’s green rice law makes it illegal to harvest unripe or “green” rice, even within the Aug. 15 to Sept. 30 harvest season. So even though rice beds may look like they are ready, ricers must make sure the grain is ripe and falling easily from the stalk before attempting to harvest it. For a wild rice season outlook, more information about wild rice management, and wild rice harvesting license and regulation information, visit the DNR’s wild rice management page at mndnr.gov/wildlife/shallowlakes/wildrice.html. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  22. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen today announced the appointment of Grant Wilson to the central region director position. Wilson will be taking over for Keith Parker, who held the post since 2011. Parker is leaving the DNR to join Great River Greening as its executive director. Wilson is currently completing a special assignment to Commissioner’s Office and recently served as acting Fish and Wildlife Director. He will start his new job on Nov. 4. In the interim between Parker’s Aug. 16 departure and Nov. 4, two experienced DNR leaders, Craig Schmid from the Division of Forestry and Lt. Col. Greg Salo from the Division of Enforcement, will rotate as acting central region director. “With his lengthy experience in policy and planning, and with fish and wildlife issues, Grant will provide great leadership to a region that is very diverse,” said Strommen. “People will find that Grant has a strong desire to work closely with stakeholders to solve even the thorniest issues, which is a trait we value here at DNR.” Wilson has worked with the DNR since 2007, serving in the Policy and Planning Program of the Fish and Wildlife Division where he worked on a wide variety of complex and challenging conservation and recreation management and policy issues. He also served as DNR’s first liaison to the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. Most recently, Wilson served for six months as acting Fish and Wildlife Director. In all his roles with DNR, he has used his skills to work closely with stakeholders and to foster public engagement, strategic thinking, planning, and conflict resolution. Wilson received his bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2001, and a master’s degree in natural resources science and management, with an emphasis in policy and society, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2008. He grew up in Chicago, and fell in love with the outdoors by spending summers on Minnesota lakes, rivers, and his grandparents’ farm. He loves spending time outside with his family, and especially enjoys fishing, camping, and kayaking. DNR Central Region Headquartered in St. Paul, the DNR’s central region includes a diagonal swath of 23 central and southeast counties, extending from Houston County in the southeast to Todd County in central Minnesota. It also includes the Twin Cities metropolitan region, Rochester and St. Cloud. The region offers a wide range of recreational opportunities, from trout fishing in the southeast bluff lands, to boating on the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers in central and southern Minnesota, to a wide range of parks and trails opportunities throughout the region. It also has a varied landscape of prairies, hardwood and deciduous forests and popular fishing and recreation lakes. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  23. fish_hunt_guy

    Good Evening

    Wife and I tried some trolling the other night. Caught a dozen or so fish in about 2 hours. Biggest was 21” lots of 17-19” inch fish. Too bad u couldn’t keep a couple. Fish were stacked in 18-21’ on the edge of a rock reef. Couldn’t believe how many fish I was marking. Tight lines!
  24. Starts on the first pull every time. Can deliver or meet from Brainerd to Bemidji. Open to offers of any kind. The only reason I'm selling it is that I have way too many small outboards.
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