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Picked up the boat this afternoon. Got home hooked the garden hose up started it up. LOVE THE SOUND OF THAT YAMAHA!

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AHH, the smell of combusting gas and fogging oil!!! One of the great passages of spring! Good luck this season.

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Oh, that smell! Why don't they make that into an after shave for special occasions.

Couldn'T agree more them Yamaha's have the sweetest sound, specially trimmed out buzzing across the lake.

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I'm going to pull the boat out tomrrow and get her charged up. Fire it up Friday hopefully and listen to that merc purrrrr. Then, if there are no problems, head to the GTG on Saturday.

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I am pulling mine out on wesnday. I want to hear my little 6 horse purrrr. I want open water to come!!!!!

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Couldn't agree with you more. Hope to fire mine up for the first time on Saturday. Please, please, please let the ice melt quickly!!!!

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I pulled mine into the garage from the back yard yesterday. I have one more ice fishing trip this upcoming weekend, but it won't be long now until the boat is on the water.

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Got mine Sunday morning! Haven't fired up the black beauty yet, but I will soon. Also, slapping a new Terrova up front!

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I have been eyeballing Superior, trying to fiqure a way I can get the coast guard to clear a path. grin

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I pulled mine out of storage last week and have it in the garage at home now. It was a great weekend working on the boat in the garage. Just getting ready for the season gets the juices flowing! Weather permitting, I'll be on the Rainy River next week.

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I pullled my boat out today. It started up fine with 1 quick shot of starting fuild (I primed the carb and it did not fire on full choke at 1st). but after that she just purrred I took some deep creep and killed her that way. waited for a few mins and fired right up again. but it was running fine no problems so far. I just can't wait to get her in the water and also try out my new x67c in my boat (i brought the ice pack and I want to try it in my boat.

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I was just about to go get mine, but 3 inches of snow and temps around 5 degrees won out. Will spring ever get here?

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Looking mine over the other day well lets say lots of water in it that became ice block. Fuel tank and batteries encased in ice. Got the big budy going under the cover thawing it out 2 days now. Making head way.

Note to self pull drain plug when storing out side and need bigger garage...

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That's my concern to. They were fully charged and they don't appear to be bulging. Fingers crossed, the trolling motor is still under warranty so I will be good there, thankfully.

Just checked lots of power behind the starter battery. Power trim goes up and down no problem.

Man that ice melts slow but the big buddy is doing its job.

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I leave mine outside to in the winter but leave the onboard charger plugged in or take the batterys out and store in the basement. Hit the key on it a couple weeks ago she popped right off.

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mine is coming out on wednesday the 1st of april and i can't wait to hear that honda o wait i can't hear it run.

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just picked up my boat on saturday morning!!!!

she is lookin good but will look better when we get the radio installed!!!

cant wait!

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I think my boats will have to wait until aftere our next blizzard which seems to be about 25 miles west of me at this time.

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I love to smell of Napalm in the morning" smile Fired up and was on lake monday afternoon.

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Pulled mine out today and got everything ready. Will be on the water in the morning. Wow that's a great feeling.

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    • leech~~
      This is a darn good practice!  
    • CigarGuy
      When I left there last Thursday, I had my boat as high as it would go on the boatlift. When boats would go by too close it would rock a little bit, so I tied the 4 cleats to the lift.  I might have to pull the darn thing off and park it around the corner at the neighbors dock while I'm there. With my rocky shoreline, I can't leave it tied to mine, it gets the crap beat out of it from boat waves. I'll have to pull it when I head home....that means removing the canopy on the lift, what a bummer. Who would of thought this could happen when the water was so low this spring!!!
    • SkunkedAgain
      On the FB page, people are reporting more than 5" of rain from today's storm.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I saw the rain forecast and then zip-tied all of my dock pallets to the steel dock. Of course, I only do one side so that if the waves start popping the pallets up, they will just lift and fall back down instead of floating the entire dock up and down.
    • PSU
      Nice fish! Any rain total updates so far? Getting a bit nervous about our dock boards
    • Hookmaster
      Shaweeeeeet Brian!!
    • Brianf.
      Mother Nature gave me quite a thrill on Father's Day. 
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...   The walleyes are biting!  A great week of fishing with a combination of jigging and pulling spinners the go to methods.     Most walleye fishing is taking place between 21 - 24' of water.  When you locate fish on your electronics, either anchor up and jig or simply drift with spinners and crawlers (or troll if there is no wind) through the schools.   When jigging, gold combined with a bright color such as glow white, pink, orange or chartreuse is a hard combo to beat.  Use a fathead minnow, rainbow or a frozen emerald shiner.     When hooking the minnow, it is helpful to hook the minnow through the mouth and out the gills, pushing the minnow all the way up the hook to the jig head.  Re-hook the minnow as far back as possible.  This will catch the short biting fish.    Use a two ounce bottom bouncer with a two or three hook snelled spinner and a nightcrawler.  Some good blade colors are gold or gold combined with gold, orange, glow red or pink.   As happens most years in June, another good walleye bite fired up in various areas of the south shore in 5 - 10 feet of water.  Oftentimes, minnows spawning pulls in hungry walleyes creating some excellent fishing.     Some big walleyes over 30 inches being caught, along with the eaters, smalls and slot fish between 19.5 - 28 inches that must be released.   Anglers can keep a combined limit of 6 walleyes and saugers.  Up to 4 can be walleyes.  All walleyes 19.5 - 28.0 inches must be released.  One fish over 28 inches may be kept. On the Rainy River...  The river is flowing with a strong current.  Consequently, fish are being found in areas just out of the current.     Jigging with a minnow is effective when you are on fish.  Otherwise, pulling spinners and trolling crankbaits along shoreline breaks against the current in 6 - 12' of water is producing a mixed bag of walleyes, saugers, pike, smallmouth bass and an occasional crappie.   The Lake Sturgeon season opens July 1st.     The river is a great summer option with 42 miles of navigable river and many nice boat ramps.   Up at the NW Angle...  The fish are snapping up at the Angle.  Another great week of fishing amongst the 14,552 islands in these parts.     Minnesota waters are producing nice walleyes. Some fish being found off of deeper structure.  Some nice opportunities are shallow based on forage, hatches, minnows spawning, etc. Pulling spinners with shiners or crawlers has been effective.  When you are on "a spot on a spot", jigging is the best technique.     Trolling crankbaits is working well and is a nice way to cover water and put your lure in front of a lot of fish.     In addition to walleyes, saugers, pike, jumbo perch, crappies, pike and smallmouth bass are also in the mix.   Muskie anglers caught some nice fish this past week.  No specific pattern as the cold spring has fish still settling into summer.  The lake boasts a healthy population of fish, many in excess of 50 inches.
    • Jetsky
      I'm catching them on bobbers and leeches.  Try fishing smaller side bays on the edge of some rocks but not in the rocks.  Fish in about 6 - 10 feet of water.  The bite starts about 7:30 pm till 9:00 pm.  I also noticed a few may flys hatching in the areas I'm getting success.  I think they're coming into the bays in the evening to feed on the mayflies.
    • SkunkedAgain
      Generally I agree with your assessment Gimruis. Nobody likes a nanny state, but the harsh reality is that without rules and regulations far too many people take advantage of limited natural resources. There are those that will never follow the rules regardless, as well as those that don't recognize that as more people catch more fish, we all need to keep less.   I've eaten a few SM in my life, and they taste just as good as a walleye or northern. However, I would bet that 80% or closer to 90% of all people catching SM practice catch-and-release. Therefore I am not sure what a slot is going to do in this specific situation. Maybe the DNR has some good theories but I doubt the main culprit is the number of large SM being kept for food. I assume that it is a contributing factor but not the main one.
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