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    monstermoose78

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  1. 8 points
    Got a tailgait shot for ya from today.
  2. 7 points
    The fall walleye bite on the river was ON today! I was catching these on small suckers and raps, and watched others have success using small swimbaits. Don’t put away the long sticks yet. It’s not over.
  3. 5 points
    Good tip , Rick! This is the time of year it can pay off big time to do a little scouting. Typically, after fall turnover crappies will migrate toward their wintering locations, or close to them. I like to find deep basins and work the remaining weed edges and any kind of structure that extends out into the basin. Moving rather quickly, looking for schools of active fish on the depth finder is key... once found, these fall pattern crappies will almost certainly be biting, and most likely found in larger schools. My favorite way to catch them is vertical jigging a ball head jig 1/16- 3/16 " wind and depth of fish play big roll in determining weight of jig to use" tipped with a fathead or plastic if the bite is really good. As a general rule, I always try to get by with smallest jig I can get away with.
  4. 4 points
    Me too buddy... but instead of buying them, I'm trying my hand at making a few..lol. I can never find a rod with the action I'm looking for... Even the high dollar customs fall a little short some days
  5. 4 points
    The point of this debate we’re having is obviously lost on you. We understand how harvest works and is managed. This debate is about the continuous inclusion of technology to supplant human effort and skill building. Again, many archers seek out the archery season because they want to hunt when every Tom, Dick, and Harry isn’t out there making noise, stinking up the woods, pushing everything off it’s normal pattern and the big one: competing for the same hunting grounds. We’re somehow rewarded by putting in more effort to get the lowest success rate of all deer hunting types in the woods. If it’s beyond you to understand that mindset (for anything in life), you’ll never understand this. We’re clearly a different generation of hunters. Someday us curmudgeons will all be gone and you and your young able bodied buddies can do what you want - whatever is easiest. It honestly saddens me that so few younger hunters these days actually appreciate time just spent outdoors. It’s about results, the kill, the numbers, and that’s it. Debating this further for me is pointless. Good luck all.
  6. 3 points
    This is great advice as well @monstermoose78. I will add that another reason crappies suspend over a deep basin is because of the plankton rising and dropping from and back to the mud basin below based on light levels.
  7. 3 points
    Not me this year my cousin is fighting for our freedom over seas. When he gets back we will hit ripley again. My old man is to busy making musky baits
  8. 3 points
    another week and the boat will get stored. I hope... Kayak is sitting in the back still on the trailer. Not sure if done. Been chasing crappies and gills and having a lot of fun. Friend caught a strange looking one yesturday! lol
  9. 3 points
  10. 3 points
    I fish a north bay and I look for a soft bottom where the insects are. Don’t be tempted to fish the deep water with crowds explore away from them and you will be rewarded. I have found in many lakes around Central Minnesota crappies in the deepest basins are not feeding but are trying to avoid pike.
  11. 3 points
    Each day brings it's own set of challenges as far as a shelter is concerned. Most days, I find myself braving the elements, doing a ton of hole hopping to stay on active fish. But there are those days, and even time of day when I will settle down and use a shelter. Right now, I own a few different houses, all get used at different times and places. If I'm going out by myself, trying to stay light... the Clam scout fits the bill nicely, though there isn't much elbow room...lol perfect for first and last ice or those windy days. On outings where I need a little more room, or have extra gear with my Clam two man gets used... this is the house I keep ready to go and gets used most often. I guess it all depends on how you fish and how much room you require when your selecting the right shelter to fit your needs...
  12. 3 points
    Remember to look at tiny lakes or ponds as they can produce big fish. Just because no else fishes them it might be worth checking it out. I will be getting a new rod for panfish this year. I think I will take @IceHawk recommendation.
  13. 2 points
    Got back yesterday from a week at my shack. Tough conditions. Lots of rain and over 6" of snow. My buddy and I saw 28 grouse and got 15. They were pretty wild and had to put the chase on alot of them. Got pretty wet running after them and snow falling on your head. Had to chainsaw our way out to the trucks thanks to the heavy wet snow.
  14. 2 points
    Friday was my last sit until Halloween- and oh was it exciting must of been one hot doe in the area...I saw to many deer to count, with all out war between 2 bucks in a standing bean field. I had does and fawns flying around my stand with around 6 bucks all trying to take part in the festivities I was watching. Never did let an arrow go, but just an epic night. This was all in Wisconsin. My son hunted around Isanti and was seeing many deer along with a few bucks moving right before sunset. Scrapes are starting to appear in both areas we hunt. That cold front really got them on their feet. We are headed to Montana on Wednesday for our first father/son elk and deer trip. Already watching the clock. We loaded the trailer and all our gear yesterday. tic toc now with 2 more days of work and then waiting for the school bell to go off at 2:58pm! We are both jacked along with my buddy who is hunting with us. Can't wait to be on the mountain Saturday morning!!
  15. 2 points
    Fishing Friday and Saturday was a dramatic shift. Seems the west wind got them going. Found a reef on Friday that was loaded up with fish and they were hungry. Fished it for a few hours before losing the battle to the cold. 3 pig smallies up top in 18-20 feet, 3 keeper walleyes between 16-18" and one 25" on the sides of the reef to the transition in 24-30 feet, and 2 jumbos off the transition in the mud at 32 feet. Also lost a BIG fish--the kind that your heart sinks when it comes off the line. Saturday was more of the same. Biting a little lighter but we managed 6 walleyes from 15-19" in between the rain and getting blown off the lake. Could've easily limited if not for some "miscues" Did try a little bit of trolling close to dark but only picked up a small muskie. Lots of guys out trolling all weekend but I'm not sure if they were going for walleyes or muskies. Interested to know if anyone on here was one of those guys and will give a report. Wish I was starting my trip now instead of sitting at home. I think this is going to be a phenomenal week of fishing now that the weather is going to stabilize and warm up. Best of luck to everyone the rest of the year and stay safe. Saw some of the biggest waves I've seen on vermilion with the wind last week. Can get hairy pretty quickly out there
  16. 2 points
    So Rick you offering to make a moose a rod?
  17. 2 points
    Now that's what I'm talking about @Rick G That's perfect advice. Pay attention to @Rick G and be sure to follow him for great advice this ice fishing season. Just click his name and follow. Do any of you find pattern in bays off of lakes. Especially bats on the north side of lakes?
  18. 2 points
    It’s that time to start getting the ice gear ready!! Woohoo!! I will be working on my ice gear this week after work. The newest thing I need to get is a better ice rod for gills and after seeing @IceHawk s tripwire I think I will be getting one of those.
  19. 2 points
    Well I use my Jason Mitchell flip over the two man, but I hardly use it as I am bouncing hole to hole chasing gills and crappies around. I focus on smaller lakes and fish the Princeton area most but Central Minnesota covers that too.
  20. 2 points
    That floor is a clever idea, I might steal it! I also have a tow sled built off skis like above. My go-to is my thermal 8'x8' hub shelter. It stays warm without a heater and enables me to carry all my gear in and out by myself. It also helps me run and gun in colder weather, which is my favorite fishing style.
  21. 1 point
    Slow morning. Probably see what the geese are doing tomorrow.
  22. 1 point
    0I perfer less work more comfort. Early ice <8" I use my Eskimo 949i hub, 8'×8' foldable floor, nomfey chair, Mora 7" modifed hand auger on a Mwk Mud Mixer and comfe cgair with fold out table. Floor serves as bed on a 4'x4' smitty sled. Move as necessary. 8" to 12" same setup only with me Arctic cat side by side. > 12" I go with my 6.5'×12' very light weight drop down non sleeper Wheel House <1000#. I have a new banking technique, power hole slusher and added power lift to the house. Set up now takes about 4 min. and takedown less than 2 min. so moving is now easy and desireable. Use my same chair.
  23. 1 point
    This is exactly way some of us fear(lack of a better word)all inclusion of crossbows! Although it has a arrow(bolt) and a string, it just isnt archery! Archery involves so much more, patience, woodsmanship,and practice. Crossbows, are just much easier to hunt with. Extended range(although I know bolts are bit less stable than arrows), ready to shoot once your settled in and cocked, can use shooting sticks, scopes, faster bolt speed, less movement, and easier to master out of the box. Why else would so many rifle/slug gun hunter want crossbows? Because they work like a firearm!? Now I appreciate your wish to use one, these are just my opinions. I may be wrong, it is why I feel the way I do. If one wants the longer season, take up a vertical bow and we will all welcome you with open arms! If They let crossbows in, you can still hunt with me any day(safely assuming your a safe hunter)!
  24. 1 point
    $696.00 which included marker pins
  25. 1 point
    The GPS ideas are great. Garmin Huntview for Minnesota is $79.99 and OnX has 7 day free trial. The plan is to have the property surveyed. I believe Cliff makes a good point, do it right from the start. More time for fishing less time messing around looking for markers and buying equipment just to possibly end up having the survey done in the end. Thank you for your responses they have been very helpful!
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