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wja

4 wheeler travel

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wja

Coming up this weekend and have a choice between 4 wheeler or snowmobile. How is the lake for 4 wheeler travel right now? We are staying in a resort sleeper but would like to be mobile with portables as well. thanks.

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kelly-p

A wheeler will be able to go only on the plowed roads.

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wja

Thank you.

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128prairie

Just got back last night. Only way to be mobile will be with snowmobile.

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shaky legs2

Stan 7600: Are the Youn'uns up for it? I sure could stand some more entertainment grin

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Stan7600

Shaky legs2, We might make it for Feb. 19th. The young guys both have work issues right now. At least they still have jobs, I don't even have one. LOL. Kelly & Jon might decide to keep us apart though. It's a good thing they both have a sense of humor, this is starting to look like a long winter. Stan C.

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shaky legs2

I know what you mean Stan. Whenever somebody asks me how I like retirement, my response is always; "I highly recommend it" grin My goal is to be back on the ice on the weekend of the 19th but it will depend on the Dr. and results of therapy. I do know one thing. It will be killing me to read all the posts during that time. I have been chomping at the bit to get up there - only two more days crazy

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    • delcecchi
      I don't confront people on the water about what they do.  Expressing an opinion in general is fine.  Getting up in people's face is different, as I hope you agree.
    • IceHawk
      That's awesome Don. Very creative and looks like fun. 
    • Wanderer
    • delcecchi
      Gotta be careful to keep the holier than thou attitude under control whatever you decide to do. After all not much difference between bass, northern (looking at you harpooners), walleye, even gills.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
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    • Harry Goodliffe
      a sign that ASKS people to selective harvest, releasing the bigger fish to keep those better fish genes in the population if you keep fish eat smaller fish...the old bill dance quote "limit your kill not kill your limit.... catch what you can use and release the rest to fight another day"
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      Nice walleye Reid! How big? Cliff
    • Wanderer
      I respect your conservation minded approach but trying to TELL people not to keep those fish will just get you more of the same response you already got.  I also agree <15 inch bass are better keepers.  I keep a few myself each year and rarely keep anything over 16, preferring 12’s for the table. I’ve been a bass tournament angler in the past and have also promoted staunch C&R, much like the modern muskie culture, but have grown wiser with age.  I still target bass quite a bit just because they’re fun! On a 300 acre lake I agree a small group of anglers can and will have an impact with constant return visits to harvest large fish but the only two things you can do about it is, 1) As mentioned, lobby the DNR for protected slots, and 2) When people are happy to show you their catch, congratulate them and mention you like bass too but find the smaller sized fish much better table fare.  And maybe that you also fell releasing the mature fish keeps reproduction up to sustain a quality fishery.  And be nice about it.  Once you turn people off they’ll stop hearing you. That’s about all I have for ya.  Good luck.
    • Reid Saarela
      Bite was OK for us this weekend. Marked tons of fish but they only seemed to bite in small feeding windows due to abundance of mayfly larva down there. When they decided bite, they were inhaling our leeches though.  Rocks next to mud was best for us. Highlight of the weekend was walleye pictured below. 
    • Mike89
      I like the idea!!!👍