• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • Join In - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here

     
      You know what we all love...

      The same things you do!!!! Share what you love & enjoy in the outdoors as well as thank those whose posts you 'appreciate.'

      Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
ErikL

McKinley Park Report / Auger Rack pic

Recommended Posts

ErikL

Went out to the end of the road tonight near Birch Island...one light bite - thats it. Other guys out there were pulling the plug pretty early so I doubt anyone was having much luck. Tried it on Friday as well; didn't even see anything on the Vex that night. Gonna have to brave the rest of the lake I guess. Anyone been out riding? Hows the slush?

Heres a pick of the rack I built for you guys that were interested, pretty self explanitory. Got the mounts at L&M, made by Mad Dog, really well built and solid mounts. $30

Picture018.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TomWehler

Great idea ErikL

To simple eh.

Thanks.

Best of luck trying some different areas...be safe, have fun, rip some lips.

Tommy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
guideman

Nice rig,

I was out on the lake early this morning and the main roads are in good shape. Lots of snow to plow if you're well off the main roads however. It's hard to tell where the slush is with all the new snow. I guess I'll know moer after I plow my shack out this afternoon.

We caught some fish on Friday but it's been pretty slow since then. The cold weather always seems to shut them down for a day or two. It was 26 below at my place this morning with a 35 below wind chill..Brrrrrr!!

There has to be about 3ft of snow on the ice now. The old ice roads are getting narrower by the day and the wind fills them in pretty fast. Looks like we are going to get more snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. I have had enough and it's only the first week of January. frown

"Ace"

Ace guide service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kemo Sabe

Maybe you should go to Kentucky and guide for muskies during the winter, I here cave run has a good population of 34"ers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
guideman

I wish.

I have been down to Cave run a number of times in the spring of the year. Tony Grant is an old friend of mine and my wife and I have fished with him a number of times. He comes up to Vermilion every summer and I always try to get out with him at least once while he's here.

It's been a several years now since our last trip down there. The last time down was in 03' and my wife caught a 44 incher on her first cast of the weekend. They aren't having that great of winter either, nothing compared to what we get, but it's been wet and cold.

It sure would be great if we could go Muskie fishing in Feb or March up here. I guess if it were warmer in the winter it just wouldn't be Minnesota and I don't think it would be the same. I have always felt that the summers up here in the nothland were well worth waiting for and that the cold winters, just made summer that more special.

I know, "how corny", yea I guess it is, but I have been to many other places that friends told me were the greatest places to live in the whole world. However, I just kept coming back here to Minnesota. Even with these nasty winters, there is just something special about living here in the northland, at least there is for me.

"Ace" smile

Ace guide service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Casey Sunsdahl

Awsome auger rack! can you fit a 20lb propane tank under there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kemo Sabe

Who's Tony Grant?

what band is he in?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
guideman

I guess if you really knew any thing about Cave run lake you would know that Tony grant is one of the best Muskie guides from that area. He also owns a resort on he lake and guides in Norhern Wisconsin and Minnesota, during the warm summer months.

"Ace"

Ace guide service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pauljpollock

Erik,

Is that an Indy Trail Deluxe? Looks like the same machine I've got, "The Green Machine." Nice rack, looks solid as can be!

Paul.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ErikL

Yep it is...a 94 SKS with reverse & electric start, nice light fishin sled. Real easy on gas too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • leech~~
      That's amazing, you have the same Avatar name as a guy who has been selling the same box on here since Sept. Did he give you a better deal then $80 bucks? 🤔
    • sgtgreen
      I just purchased this from bold north outdoors,  now i have everything running off of my battery box.  Its pretty sweet.  I found them on facebook, many people make them, but after the cost of purchasing everything it would cost more then what this company is selling them for
    • sgtgreen
      For portable power on the go, use a Bold North Outdoor battery box, solar panel, and a lithium battery.  You can hook up external 12v lights to the the terminal posts or a usb led light to the usb port.  Charge your electronics, and use the flash lights on the front of the box.   Many uses for this product just named a few, added a couple pictures of what I have inside of my Portable Battery Box. You can check them out on fb or just go to their website.  www.boldnorthoutdoors.com
    • sgtgreen
    • Paradice
      Back when I had to go to the barn to get a feed bucket to put my fishing gear in (which it all fit in one bucket), I could catch all kinds of nice fish with nothing more than a homemade rattle reel and a cheap jiggle stick.  As technology and equipment got better, my ability to catch fish went in the toilet.  
    • Wanderer
      @Northlander   You still making rods?     mrpike, Steve makes some great specialized rods for reasonable prices.  
    • Wanderer
      Striker Attack gloves look to be worth a try!  Just saw them at FF tonight - $45 if I remember correctly.   Seemed to be just the ticket; waterproof, breathable, insulated but not too much that you can’t operate.  I usually wear a large but I think an XL would be the right choice for me in that glove.   Really thought about giving them a go.  Still might!
    • Chetta09
      Thanks guys. Driving on lakes in that area with trucks sounds crazy! Wonder what goes through some people's minds. 
    • mrpike1973
      I just broke my last HT blues rod and cant find them locally. I just got a 13 Snitch and a 27" Ul tickle stick how do you all like these? I fish mostly sunfish these should handle the smaller tungsten jigs correct? Anything better out there I just cant justify 100 bucks on a rod I usually start with 3 rods and down to 1 by the end of the year yep I'm a klutz. The HT blues were great but just no back bone and annoying no hook holder cant expect much for 9 bucks but they sure worked good.
    • Bucketcastle
      Get a set of choppers to put over your nice gloves.  I throw choppers over my regular gloves when the bite gets slow.  Works like a charm.