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  2. There is still a lot of ice out there, my best guess is that it should be pretty much ice free by the opener. Stay Safe Good Luck Bear55
  3. Launched out of mcquade and ran down to the entrance today. Played bumper boats and went 10/11 on coho. Beautiful day!!!
  4. I'll let ya know how rugged it is, it spent about 2 hours underwater when I put my wheeler through the ice a month ago. I'm scared to try and turn it on haha.
  5. I was in the Landing today to do some troubleshooting. Looks the same as it did. They’re working at getting ready.
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  7. Thanks Borch: this helps! I emailed the whole committee--hopefully one of them sees the ridiculousness in this. Basically: 1.) the DNR set up a pilot. 2.) The DNR analyzed their results and refused to enlarge the scope of the pilot 3.) Legislature will, if passing this amendment, force the DNR expand a program that their own conclusions did NOT support expanding. (* this is the time to insert your own clever comments about government doing stupid things contrary to evidence...) Anyone that enjoys using the numerous MN lakes with public accesses NEEDS to take an active roll in this--let's overwhelm the server with emails from concerned fishers!; If we don't, I worry more and more lakes (associations) will place more and more barriers (in the "name" of AIS) to practically make the public lakes private...
  8. A bear in a residential area of North St. Paul was shot and killed today by a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer as authorities determined the animal posed an immediate safety threat. The bear was a male and estimated as a two-year old, about 110 – 120 pounds. The bear carcass will be processed and the meat will be distributed to people in need of food. Due to the density of residences and roads in this area, it was unlikely that the bear would have been able to escape to more suitable habitat, especially during daylight hours and during the morning rush hour. Growing interest in the bear’s location was leading to a gathering of onlookers. Bears can become agitated and pose a danger to humans when they become trapped or cornered as this bear had become in the neighborhood tree. Law enforcement is authorized to dispatch bears in the metro area if they pose a public safety threat. The DNR does not tranquilize or relocate bears. Relocated bears seldom remain where they are released. They may return to where they were caught or become a problem somewhere else. It is not unusual for people to see bears in the spring as young males search out new territories. They are also are looking for food sources at a time when berries and vegetation are scarce. If people encounter a bear, the first thing they should do is back away slowly. They need to give the bear an escape route and make noise to scare the bear away. People should also clean-up and remove potential attractants such as bird feeders, garbage, and compost bins to reduce the chances of bears moving into developed and residential areas. Bear sightings outside of their primary northern forest range can be reported on an interactive map-based application on the Minnesota DNR website at mndnr.gov/hunting/bear/bear-sightings.html. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  9. A buddy and I fished Warroad yesterday, 730-400 5-fish biggest 39. We talked with a local guy who lives on the river said they have not came in hard yet. The 39 and 36 we caught were not spawned out. So we will give it another try next week. Also the ice seems to be going pretty fast open I would say pretty close to a mile out, when it opened up in front of the docks 4-days ago, and its gonna get better. Stay Safe Good Luck Bear55
  10. Does anyone know where I can find out which lakes smothered out in the southern Minnesota areas? I have looked on the DNR website and can't seem to find out any information there. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
  11. Well, the fight isn't over. They put a late addition amendment on the bill SF 2314 to circumvent the DNR's ruling on the Wright County Regional Inspection Program. Please see attachment below. This passed through the Senate and now on to the House of Representatives. Please reach out to your District Representative if you oppose and voice your concern. This is setting a dangerous state wide precedent to lobby around the Department of Natural Resources and surely will put all of our public water at risk. Now is the time to act!
  12. Webinars will provide information on project and how to comment The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is announcing details on how to join upcoming webinars about Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project. On the day of each event, links to access the webinar will be available via the DNR Line 3 webpage, mndnr.gov/line3. The links will be available 30 minutes before each webinar starts. The webinars will be held Monday, April 29 starting at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30 starting at 10 a.m., and Monday, May 6 starting at 3 p.m. They will focus on the project, how people can comment on the company’s applications, and the DNR’s decision-making process. The first webinar on April 29 will provide an overview of the Line 3 replacement project and the DNR’s role in regulating the project. Webinars 2 (April 30) and 3 (May 6) will focus in more detail on the 10 applications Enbridge has submitted to the DNR. The content of webinars 2 and 3 will be essentially the same. Following an informational presentation, each webinar will include a 30-minute question and answer period. This will be an opportunity for participants to submit questions about the project, the applications, and the DNR’s review process. The DNR will not be taking public comments as part of the webinars. (See below for details on how comments may be submitted.) The DNR will answer as many questions as possible in the 30-minute period. Minnesotans will be able to view the webinars using their own computers and other devices, or at one of three locations in northern Minnesota. These viewing locations are in Park Rapids, Clearbrook, and Floodwood. Further details on these locations are provided at mndnr.gov/line3. Each of the webinars will be recorded and will be available later on the same webpage, where people can also sign up for automatic email updates. How to comment on Enbridge applications Enbridge needs several licenses and permits to construct and operate a replacement of the Line 3 oil pipeline across Minnesota. The DNR is accepting comments through May 17 on the applications for those licenses and permits that Enbridge is seeking from the DNR. The DNR will review and consider all comments received on the license and permit applications before making any final decisions. Comments may be submitted online at mndnr.gov/line3 or may also be mailed to the DNR at 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul MN 55155-4025, Attention Line 3 Replacement Applications. Comments that express support for or opposition to the project as a whole, or that address the Minnesota Public Utility Commission’s prior decisions on project need and route, do not relate to the criteria the DNR must use in making its decisions on the pending applications. Therefore, while such comments are welcome, they will not inform the DNR’s decision-making. Line 3 is one of six Enbridge oil pipelines that cross Minnesota. Enbridge is proposing to replace the existing Line 3 with a new, higher capacity line. The Public Utilities Commission has granted Enbridge a certificate of need and a route permit for the Line 3 replacement, which would follow the existing Line 3 route in places and a new alignment in other areas. The DNR is seeking public comment on the following applications: Utility Crossing License for State Land. Utility Crossing License for Public Water. Water Appropriation for Hydrostatic Testing and Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). Water Appropriation for Trench and Construction Dewatering. Water Appropriation for Dust Control. Water Appropriation for Construction Near Gully 30 (calcareous fen). Work in Public Waters for Public Water Wetlands on Private Land. Work in Public Waters for Willow River Bridge. Calcareous Fen Management Plan (Gully 30). Threatened and Endangered Species Taking Permit. All permit and license applications are available for review at mndnr.gov/line3. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  13. Here is a link with information for members who are on the Environment and Natural Resouce Policy committee. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1501474759942534?view=permalink&id=2183284585094878 They will have input that the house members will likely consider.
  14. Yikes: is there an easy way to email all the reps without clicking individually on each rep? Or are y'all just emailing the rep from your district?
  15. Jason Quintano from Fins & Grins Guide Service is working to have a mount manufactured specifically for the Panoptix as mounting to a trolling motor is not the best place. Reach out to him, great guy!
  16. Interested in seeing how the touchscreen hold up. There's a reason they've been slow coming to the Fishfinder market - mainly the extra cost associated with making them rugged enough for the elements. Don't know how many times i try to adjust my 'bird with my fingers - once you're trained on other touchscreens it's hard to break the habit.
  17. here is a list by district of state reps https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/list
  18. I have contacted my representatives. Please everyone do the same.
  19. I threw a few lines earlier in the month--not one bite. That changed yesterday! I was using fairly long, dangly, nightcrawlers on the bottom and fishing in fairly shallow (2-3 feet) gravelly/sandy area (The river is very high and moving fast...) Got these and 4 other beauties in ~1 hour yesterday (and saw the first jump on the surface.) None of the ones I caught were "fat bottomed girls" and I think right now the males staging--the ladies should be moving in!; the next 2-3 weeks should make for lotta run for anyone that likes a fight! It was good to see my rod bending once again!
  20. We launched out of Mcquad Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Found the cohos down by the ice near the Duluth entrance to 21st. Went 4/10 on Tuesday and 5/10 yesterday. #7 shad raps, colors changed from pinks and chrome clown to orange (hothead) and hot steel. Planer boards worked well Tuesday but dipseys dominated yesterday, 50’ back. Great first two trips out this year. Hope for better hookups and less shakers next time out.
  21. I you needed a new unit, they all have CHIRP, and they don't seem to really charge extra for it so don't feel bad.
  22. Pretty dissapointing to read about CHIRP. I fell for it....
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