Jump to content
  • 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.

  • Connect, BE BRAVE - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here


      Fishing Report Clubs - Make Your Own "Post Your Thoughts" - Leave YOUR mark, make each place you visit "a little better"!

      Join the Minnesota Fishing Report Club, where only club members see detailed info that is shared. CLICK HERE to join.

      Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Chad Luebker

Fish House and generators

Recommended Posts

Chad Luebker

Hello -

I have a fish house made by King Crow and I am looking to purchase a generator. However, the fish house has 2 plugins on the outside. One is for 12V and the other is for 110V. Both outlets are females(ends). So when you want to hook it up to a generator how does everyone do that? The generators have a female end also and the extension cord obviously only has one male end. I should maybe contact King Crow because if they make that 12V outlet standard you think they must have a cord? So? Do they make generators that have male ends or what does everyone do? Thanks for your help.

Chad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lunker-1967

For connection of generator to house---- the cheapest option is to just cut off the female end of the extension cord and replace with a male end. But, this is what I did with the same issue so I did not ruin the whole 50' extension cord. I made my own male to male cord by going to the local harware store (very similar to Runnings) and bought 3' of 12 guage power cord, they sell it by the foot off a roll. Then bought 2 male cord ends, put the ends on the cord and it was ready for use between the house and extension cord. Total cost--$5 to $10 give or take.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cgenz03

Sounds like Lunker has the best bet for you. The only other thing you could do is replace the outlet on the outside of your house to a male outlet. I wonder why King Crow hasn't figured that out yet...A Honda EU2000 would be your best bet for a generator. If you only use your generator for charging your batteries and watching TV, you could get away with a Honda EU1000. But if you use any small appliances, (coffee maker, microwave, griddle) it will probably kick out...just break down, spend the $950 and buy yourself the Honda EU2000...I did a ton of research when I bought mine and nothing compares to it.

Hope this helps!

Chad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Roughneck19SC

When you use your Honda Generator (by far the easiest to listen to if I am your neighbor on the ice) please, please, please, put a piece of carpet in the box or tailgate of your truck and put the generator there instead of on the ice.

I have had this affect the fishing on Red Lake so I find it hard to believe it will not affect "normal" fishing on the "southern" lakes as well. Especially when fishing in 15-20 ft. (or less) of water.

I'm just sayin.......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cgenz03

I already do that roughneck...Sometimes I will rough it in my house and not run the generator at all...That sucks! Boy we (I) have it rough these days don't we (I)...We (I) complain about not being able to watch Satellite TV while out on the middle of a frozen lake!

Chad...aka...roughin it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleye-

Chad are you sure that one of those two plugins is for 110v. I to have a king crow and it had plugins but they where only for 12v. I had to wire in 110v. Maybe they do put it in factory now but I looked at there we site and nothing is said about 110v in there houses just 12v. But I would assume you know what youv'e got just making sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chad Luebker

Hi Walleye,

I am sure because the guy I bought it from wired it himself for 110V. Thanks for your concern. I appreciate it.

Chad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleye-

I see that is what I did to. I didnt think they came from factory wired I'm not sure why maybe some type of liability issue. As for the gen. go for the honda 2000!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chad Luebker

Would LOVE the Honda 2000 but I don't know if I can afford it. You can buy a generator at Northern Tool for $250 - So I could buy almost 4 of those generators for the price of a Honda....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
walleye-

yeah but how much more gas are you going to go though the honda runs all night on a gallon. So of those cheap ones are loud and only get 3-6 hours per gallon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chad Luebker

I guess you have a point....where is the best place to buy a Honda generator?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GSB Ice Man

I seen them on sale at the Honda 4 wheeler dealer in Monticello

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bapperpimp

call Beisswenger's in New Brighton. They advertise on a different minnesota fishing site and they have had some very fair deals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MinnetonkaMan

Find a ad from anywhere and bring it to Gander Mountain. They'll match it and if you take the credit card out you get the ten percent discount plus with a little more purchases on the card you'll get a twenty five dollar voucher for in store purchases. I know this because we did this about a year ago. Get the Honda 2000 it is really quiet and is very fuel efficent. I got my ad in the Outdoor News!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Faner50

What?? Not wired for 220 volt for the washer/dryer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Wanderer
      Thanks for the heads up.
    • Wanderer
      Super gorgeous gill!
    • ANYFISH2
      Just heads up, if you haven't already heard.  Camp Ripley youth hunt has been cancelled for 2020.  Public hunts will not have a lottery, information and purchase dates will be released in August.  This allows for a easier cancelation of the hunts.   Thanks Covid.
    • ANYFISH2
      My new personal best for length 10 3/4".
    • ANYFISH2
      Just got back from vacation to the area.  Fishing was good.  Water temps are higher than I have experienced before in the area upper 70 to low eighty's in the mornings with them rising in the mid heat on the surface. We fishes mostly smaller bodies of water and I was very surprised at how shallow we found most fish.   The walleye bite was fantastic in 10-16ft of water.  Almost all fish were relating to the deep weed edge.  Northern milfoil was #1 and cabbage #2 as far as cover preference.  Cabbage relating fish were caught with spinners long lined with 1/4oz bullet sinkers pulled at .7 to .9 mph.  Milfoil fish were caught with slip bobbers.  Another surprise with these fish was that 70% or so we're caught between noon and 5 pm.   Bluegills are located in similar areas.  Some what shallower.  Leeches under a bobber or Lindy rigs caught most of the gills.  Somedays they were more difficult to find then others but when you found them, you caught very nice fish.   Bass fishing usually is low on our target species, however we did find a number of very nice fish relating to offshore bait clusters in deeper water, 20 to 22 ft.  These fish were turned by jig worms or drop shot rigs, electronics were key here.  Reed beds in shallow is where the bulk of our shallow bass showed.   Northern pike were few this past week, the ones we caught were smaller and bite on crawler harnesses fishing for walleye.    
    • Rick
      Great info @Graham Smith   Thanks.
    • GeluNumber1
      Try lakes with motor restrictions. Fewer recreational boaters to dodge, and less fishing pressure as well. Here is a list of waterbodies in the state with restrictions by county: https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/rlp/regulations/boatwater/local_regs.pdf
    • Graham Smith
      I’ve fished this lake one week a year, at the end of July, for the last 8 years.  We stay at Timber Bay Lodge and I have fished the SE part of the lake, all the way up to the Stony River. I almost solely target walleye.  I say almost because I will fish bass or northern at times for fun.  I’ve yet to target crappie on this lake and this year will be the first. I’ve caught a handful of big crappie by accident on this lake.  I’ve heard they are in there.  For walleye, I’ve typically used Lindy Rig with crawler or leech, and Jighead with a minnow. I typically tie a 3-5 ft leader, red hook, gold bead, 1/4 oz weight. If the wind and waves kick up I’ll use 1/2 ounce weight.   I’ve often used a worm harness with gold or silver spinner too.  Sometime I’ll throw crankbaits and that can the ticket. If I’m covering a flat I’ll use lindys or harnesses, if I’m hitting specific points and structures I’ll use a jighead.  I’ve had the best luck in 8ft to 14ft but every year is different.  For the record, I’ve never caught a huge walleye on this lake.  I’ve caught countless eaters.  But I’ve yet to connect with many big ones.  I know they are in there.  It seems like each year the fish are hot in June to mid July.  Since we go at the end of July, we can be in the doldrums of Summer, so perhaps this is why Ive missed many big ones.  There’s also a chance I’m targeting the wrong areas.  Who knows.  As for areas, I’ll typically target shorelines that have been hit by the wind for the day, or previous day.  If I work an area for 15-20 min with little results, move on.  I’ve experienced the fish stacking up on very specific points before too.  If a point is holding fish, don’t be afraid to drift a small area and use your motor to return to the starting point, over and over.  I’ve done this many times and limited out in an hour.  One thing I have noticed is that the walleyes don’t seem to be active in the early morning.  In fact, the best action I’ve seen has been 10am to 1pm, and 6pm to 9pm.  I’ve never fished after dark. I have fished as early as 6 am on this lake and do not connect with the walleyes.  I’m guessing it’s due to the dark water and low visibility.  I hope this has been helpful and welcome other advice.  If anyone would like to add or refute, feel free.  This has been my experience on this lake and I’m welcome to hear other tactics,  I’d also love some advice on the crappie.  Where and what time of day?  Best of luck on your trip.
    • Poutwhacker
      We're heading to the East side of Rainy, boat camping next week. Just curious if the walleyes are on the reefs and what baits are being used? Any updates would be appreciated.
    • Trump 2020
      Muskies-  Any advice on a good place to stay on Rainy? Was supposed to stay on Canadian side this week and obviously didn’t go. So now I am trying to put together a quick trip with my Dad on MN side maybe later this month instead...
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.