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  2. Was out on Osakis yesterday evening on some midlake humps using 1/4oz jigs with leeches in the hopes I could find a few cooperative walleyes. I was getting pestered by what I thought were perch stealing my leeches. I'm a slow learner so it took too long for me to finally downsize my presentation until my dozen leeches were nearly gone. I finally downsized to 1/8oz digs and caught fish. It was 10" sunnies that were stealing my bait. Once I figured that out, I grabbed my crappy/sunny rod with a flu-flu jig and proceeded to have a pretty good time catching sunnies. I had a container of crawlers with me and just cut them up to tip the jig. Kept five for a meal but could have easily filled out. They were near the bottom in 18' of water.
  3. FishHawk and Depth Raider are your choices as Sub Troll and Canon are no longer manufactured. If you don't have any of the above your relying what you see on your sounder and for speed your looking at the blow back or the timing of the thump from a Flasher. Interpreting speed at the ball this way is a guessing game but it works along with varying your speed. It might not tell you a precise speed but you should be slowing and speeding up not matter what method for speed your using. If you set your speed at 2.5 and stick there all day your probably won't boat as many fish as if you were coming in and out of 2-3 MPH all day. Would speed and temp at the ball be useful, absolutely. Wouldn't it be nice to know that fish hit at 75' down in 45 degree water at 2.8 MPH. Maybe you it was on a speed up or down when it hit too.
  4. Seems just fine but I'm not big on eating out and I don't drink anymore so I'm not a frequent flyer of any establishment
  5. We are? I hadn't noticed any such activity. So, how do you like the new reconstituted Landing?
  6. Just curious what any posts on this page have to do with the landing? I really don't care but some of you are sure quick to point out when posts get off the intended subject
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  8. Went out of agate in 2 harbors on Saturday from about 8 am to 2 pm after missing the last couple weekends (family vaca). Tough bite. Had 1 short strike on the rigger at 50' with a spoon and 1 screamer hit a tail dancer long lined on a board (must've been a pretty good sized steelie as I've never seen a board disappear behind the boat like that before). Unfortunately it came unpinned. 0 for 2 in 6 hrs of fishing. Tried depths from 20 to 70, tried plugs, spoons, flies, etc. Talked to another gent at the dock and they managed 14. Really love hearing that when you come off defeated and someone out in the same area doing mostly the same things lights them up. Looking at getting a fishhawk x2 to try and find the thermocline and get on the fish faster. Anyone have experience with the down temp/speed devices on the market and are they a must have like I've heard from some?
  9. PSU - call the boat graveyard in Shakopee, right next to Valley Fair. It's called Twin City Outboard. I once went in looking for a replacement lower unit for a 3hp 1957 Johnson Seahorse. I was happy when the guy said they had it. When I got there, the guy brought out a box of them so that I could look them over and get the right color! They've got a lot of boats too. Cool place to visit and look around.
  10. Our annual ice fishing kickoff event is a little over a month away! We just want to make sure everyone gets it on their calendars! This year's date is Saturday, September 28. Held at our building in Blaine, MN. We'll have seminars from Ice Team and Ice Force Pros, along with vendors showcasing all of the new products for the upcoming ice fishing season! Oh, and AWESOME deals on everything you need to have a successful season! We'll post more details as we get closer, but for now please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28 and we'll see you there!! Thanks for all of the support!!
  11. Our annual ice fishing kickoff event is a little over a month away! We just want to make sure everyone gets it on their calendars! This year's date is Saturday, September 28. Held at our building in Blaine, MN. We'll have seminars from Ice Team and Ice Force Pros, along with vendors showcasing all of the new products for the upcoming ice fishing season! Oh, and AWESOME deals on everything you need to have a successful season! We'll post more details as we get closer, but for now please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28 and we'll see you there!! Thanks for all of the support!!
  12. Trolling lead bite seems to be kicking in. Caught a nice limit of 17-19.5 last weekend.
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  14. JBMasterAngler

    Pool 4 Musky

    Few, if any muskies down there. You’d be better off either zipping up to Lake St. Croix or getting a WI license and fishing the Chippewa River.
  15. Has anybody been to Big Sand lately? Any tips as I'll be there for a week (8/26-8/30) and have never fished the lake. Thank you in Advance!
  16. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments through Sept. 18 on an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed mountain bike trail development, consisting of two loops, in Crow Wing County. Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew proposes to construct a total of 11.40 miles of recreational trails, consisting of the Cuyuna Connection Trail Loop and the Cuyuna Hills Trail Loop. The trails are designed to be used for non-motorized recreation access including mountain biking, hiking, trail running, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the Cuyuna area. The EAW is available to review online at: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/input/environmentalreview/cuyunacrewmtbiketrails/index.html A hard copy may be requested by calling 651-259-5115 Additionally, the EAW is available for public review at: DNR Library, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155 DNR Northeast Region Headquarters, 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 Hennepin County – Minneapolis Central Library, Government Documents, Second Floor, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1992 Kitchigami Regional Library, 212 Park Avenue, Pine River, MN 56474 Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library, 101 1st Street SE, Crosby, MN 56641 Brainerd Public Library, 416 S. 5th St., Brainerd, MN 56401 The EAW notice was published in the August 19, 2019 EQB Monitor. Written comments on the EAW must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 to the attention of Cynthia Novak-Krebs, EAW Project Manager, Environmental Policy and Review Unit, DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4025. Electronic or email comments may be sent to [email protected] Please use “Cuyuna Connection EAW” in the subject line. Written comments may also be sent by fax to 651-296-1811. People who would like to receive a response that includes final documents should include their name and contact information. Because all comments and related information are part of the EAW public record, any submitted names and contact information will also be published and publicly available. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  17. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to attend a meeting on Oct. 21 to review proposed changes to recreational trail systems in the Rum River State Forest and nearby state forest lands. The affected lands are in Mille Lacs and Morrison counties. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Onamia Lions Community Center, 806 W. Kathio St., Onamia. Proposed changes include adding 5.9 miles of off-highway motorcycle, 5.1 miles of all-terrain vehicle (class one)/off-highway motorcycle and 1.1 miles of off-road vehicle. The draft proposals reflect feedback gathered during an open house in March 2018. The forest is classified as “limited” with respect to motor vehicle use, which means that OHVs may only use forest roads and trails that are posted open. The DNR does not propose changing the “limited” classification. The DNR invites people to attend the meeting to review maps of existing and proposed trails, discuss the DNR proposals, submit comments and suggest modifications to the proposed changes. The DNR will also accept written comments through 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. Comments received at the meeting and during the public comment period will be used to develop a final recommendation that will be submitted to the DNR Commissioner for approval. Changes to state forest trail designations must be made by Commissioner’s order and published in the State Register. Written comments may be submitted by fax to: 651-297-1157, by email to [email protected], or by mail to: Joe Unger, DNR Parks and Trails, 500 Lafayette Rd, St. Paul, MN 55155-4039. For more information, call: The DNR Division of Parks and Trails central office in St. Paul, 651-259-5279. The DNR Division of Parks and Trails area office in Sauk Rapids, 320-223-7861. Information is also available online at mndnr.gov Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  18. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking ruffed grouse hunters in northern Minnesota to voluntarily submit samples for a West Nile virus research project that the DNR is conducting. Researchers will test hunter-harvested birds for exposure and active infections of the disease. “We want to learn more about West Nile virus in ruffed grouse, because of concerns that it might be impacting the production of young birds, which make up a large portion of what hunters see in the fall,” said Charlotte Roy, grouse project leader with the Minnesota DNR. The adult grouse population has been cycling around a stable 10-year average. Minnesota is collaborating on this project with researchers in Wisconsin and Michigan. This is the second year of the study and results from the first year are expected from the lab early this fall. The research is partially funded by the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Game and Fish Fund. “Thank you to all our volunteers and hunters who help us collect these samples. Participation from hunters is critical to the success of the project,” Roy said. West Nile virus has been present in Minnesota since the early 2000s, and cases have been found in wild birds, people and other mammals. Birds vary in vulnerability to the virus. Some bird species recover quickly and become tolerant to the virus while others, such as blue jays and crows, suffer higher rates of mortality. A study in Pennsylvania indicated the virus could impact ruffed grouse populations when combined with habitat stresses. West Nile virus is carried by infected mosquitoes. Not all people or animals bitten by an infected mosquito will contract West Nile virus. There have been no documented cases of people contracting West Nile virus from consuming properly cooked meat. How to participate Hunters who would like to assist with the project will need to collect blood on filter paper strips within 30 minutes of harvest. They will also be asked to provide the birds’ hearts and few feathers for sex and age determination. Collection kits will be available for pickup at DNR area wildlife offices within ruffed grouse range after Labor Day on a first-come first-serve basis, and also at the regional DNR headquarters in Bemidji and Grand Rapids. Contact information for wildlife offices is available at mndnr.gov/areas/wildlife and hunters are encouraged to call before stopping. Information can also be found in the Hunting Regulations Book. This year, the Ruffed Grouse Society is offering a shotgun and Pineridge Grouse Camp is offering a guided hunt as prizes in a drawing for participating hunters that submit samples correctly. Hunters are also participating in sample collection at the Ruffed Grouse Society National Hunt in October, Pineridge Grouse Camp, Bowen Lodge, Hoot-N-Holler, and the Akeley Grouse Hunt. Private hunting guides and wildlife students at participating colleges will also contribute to reaching the desired sample size of 400 birds. Return postage and complete instructions are included in the kits. Samples also can be dropped off at Pineridge Grouse Camp near Remer. More information about ruffed grouse management can be found on the DNR website. Questions about the West Nile virus study can be directed to Charlotte Roy at 218-328-8876 or [email protected] Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
  19. got out for a couple hours on Friday from 8pm to 10pm. Started jig rapping on a now popular spot on middle WF and only wasted 15-20 minutes doing that before we started trolling over the deep water. We went into Trout and trolled all the way across the lake landing 2 17.25" walleyes. One on the west side over 70' of water and the other on the east side over 120' of water. Once again just a beautiful evening on a beautiful chain of lakes!!
  20. Good bite in the East end this weekend. No big ones but lots of eater size walleyes coming to the boat. Even got a bonus chewy, gave my seven year old all he could handle!
  21. Here a picture taken by Becky Nelson from Intl Falls facing north towards Fort Frances around 8pm...
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
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