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33 minutes ago, tinker said:

Bowstring Shores has an interesting view on their webcam .

pretty cool picture. added that to my favorites also!!!!!

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Check Duluth Harbor Cam . Scroll down menu to Two Harbors boat launch . Always something going on there.

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A few smaller lakes, 300 acres or less, are open between rapids and Marcell. Even saw a few boats out. Bigger bodies of water are pulled away from shore but probably another week or so before they open up 

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I'll be back up checking things out Wednesday and Thursday and will report again but after that I may not be back up till June ? 

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46 minutes ago, gunner55 said:

Awww carp, there goes the neighborhood!!:P

?? yeppers!!!!!!!! ?

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  • 3 weeks later...

headed back north this thursday!!!!!!? are things starting to green up????? pretty brown when i was up 2 weeks ago. 

 

the 3 lakes i checked out water levels where up, so that looked good for now!!!!!!!

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My lawn is greening up, trees are budded, hosta's and rhubarb are poking out.

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38 minutes ago, PRO-V said:

My lawn is greening up, trees are budded, hosta's and rhubarb are poking out.

Panfish biting??

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I'm headed up the 9th-14th. Hopefully get some fishing in! Fingers crossed the crappies will be in the shallows 

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2 hours ago, smurfy said:

Panfish biting??

Haven't been out yet. Keeps snowing. Did see several boats trying for panfish on a small weedy bay west of town.

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So nice yesterday that I grabbed my crappie gear & went for a boat ride. No fish but did find surface temps of 54* out on the main lake.

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well, another trip in the books, headed up thursday, about 3 miles north of deer river i seen a bog ole bear cross the road!!!!!!! he was sitting at the edge of the road when i got to where he crossed, been a long time since i actually seen that happen, about 10;soish in the morning. 

 

all the maintence work is done, so it can be play time the rest of the summer. i did wet a line from shore on a few lakes but no go!!!!!!! i got all summer!!!!!!

 

also seen that hayslips has a meat raffle on friday nites.  guess the place has new owners.

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Those bears are really moving around. I saw 1 last weekend and 2 the week before.

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10 hours ago, PRO-V said:

Those bears are really moving around. I saw 1 last weekend and 2 the week before.

yea after mentioning that to a few people up there, i've been hearing alot of that!!!!!!!!?

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if anyone's out and about fishing in the area, be nice to hear a report. my brother is up there now........if i hear anything from him, and i'm sure i will, i'll let ya know.

 

i'll be headed up on the 23rd for a 4-5 day stretch. after the opener and before the memorial weekend rush!!!!!!!!! hopefully it will be peaceful!!!!!!!?

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Not going to be real quiet. We will be up the 24th to the 27th. We'll try to keep the noise down for you.   

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28 minutes ago, merc said:

Not going to be real quiet. We will be up the 24th to the 27th. We'll try to keep the noise down for you.   

Well I might just stop by, when's the fish fry.? or will it be weiners on the grill!???

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Fish fry should be on whenever we get enough. Forty three years the  same crew have been going and there actually were a couple of years that we had horrible weather and didn't get enough so we always have a backup plan. And yes that plan involves beer and cards. If you  get brave enough to come over to the other side of six stop in. No MGL but Busch Light is always stocked.    

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Although I did not try too hard, I didn't find any crappies in the shallows yet in the area, but the forecast with sun and warmer weather should help. I'll be back up in early June 

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1 hour ago, merc said:

Fish fry should be on whenever we get enough. Forty three years the  same crew have been going and there actually were a couple of years that we had horrible weather and didn't get enough so we always have a backup plan. And yes that plan involves beer and cards. If you  get brave enough to come over to the other side of six stop in. No MGL but Busch Light is always stocked.    

? hey I'll drink a Busch lite iffin it's free!!!? And I've never really been afraid of going over to the dark side.,... Er the east side of 6.?

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1 hour ago, Kettle said:

Although I did not try too hard, I didn't find any crappies in the shallows yet in the area, but the forecast with sun and warmer weather should help. I'll be back up in early June 

?? I'll be up in may. June, July, august.......??

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3 hours ago, smurfy said:

? hey I'll drink a Busch lite iffin it's free!!!? And I've never really been afraid of going over to the dark side.,... Er the east side of 6.?

yup free is the key word!!!!  ?

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well another trip is in the books!!!!!!! weather was OK...... got some pike but the crappies and sunfish would not cooperate!!!!!!!? headed back June 8 or 9. 

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anybody been out fishin??????/ headed back up tuesday!!!!!!? looking like i cant beat the heat up there either!!!!!!!!? also hearing skuttlebutt of a mayfly hatch too!!!!!!!!!!?

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I didn't run into mayflies but definitely deer flies. I found some nice gills on a submerged grass island in like 8 ft of water. Landed a 9.75 pumpkinseed, beautiful fish. I released all the gills and picked up a few walleye bobber fishing dusk on the edge of a drop off on a different lake.

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2 hours ago, smurfy said:

? UGH!!!!!!!deer flies already!!!!!!!!!!!?

seen them here too

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Tons of horse flies south of Remer today - no deer flies.  Only had one try to bite but I got it smacked before it did!

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      Full throttle before I even start to spray.  When trying to restart it pulls easy and I keep the wand open to assure it doesn't get backed up.  I agree it has to be a fuel issue.  But the tank to engine line is a straight shot except for the fuel shut off valve.  When I was replacing the carb the fuel would run out of the fuel line quite a bit until I remembered to shut off the fuel line.   The gas has been brand new non-oxy every time I have tried it.  
    • Wanderer
      When you try to restart it does it pull easy or hard?   When mine has water pressure built up, it pulls hard to start.  I trigger the wand to release the pressure so it starts easier.   Maybe the hours for yours is due to pressure that needs to bleed off?  Hard to tell not being there.     I can kill mine at low throttle just by spraying.  Are you running yours at a high throttle position?  Again, hard to tell without hearing the RPMs of the engine.   Otherwise for fuel, it could be a blockage or venting issue anywhere in the system. If there wasn’t a change in performance with the change of carburetor, the carburetor is probably not the issue.  If it sat with old gas for a while something could be varnished up and the engine starves for gas until it quits.  Taking hours to get enough fuel flowing again to run seems odd if you actually get to run it hard enough to spray for even a few minutes.   Hearing the way it behaves would help a lot for me.   I’ve had pressure washers that you’re not supposed to let idle for extended time without spraying and others like my current one that bypass just fine while it’s running.  I’m just wondering if your killing it on high pressure AND low idle.  Mine will die every time that way.
    • Tom7227
      It is a Powerhorse, the northern tool house brand.  It dies while I am spraying.  If I replaced the carb what more fuel issues could there be?  The carb replacement took about 5 minutes and was extremely simple.
    • JerkinLips
      I retired 2½ years ago.  My wife finally agreed to move up north after she retires the end of 2021.  When she retires there is nothing that would keep us in the cities.  Blaine has been very peaceful over these turbulent times, but I have a lot of buckshot for my three 12ga shotguns just to be safe.  Anywhere from Barnum to Soudan would be fine for us (easy day trip to Vermilion).  Would go as far west as Grand Rapids.  Would love to live on Vermilion but the prices are just too high now.  Best of luck to you.
    • smurfy
      How far north?????🤔😅
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