I remember my father wearing the shock vest for his afib just in case things went haywire. After a year of it he got to stop but still had to swallow the rat poison daily. I suppose that I'll be there at some point. Maybe I need to keep running from the sauna to the snowpile to keep my ticker in shape.
You’re exactly right. They have their maximum profits dialed in and to heck with incidental late demand when it comes to that stuff. This year has amplified that process. You couldn’t find any popular fishing line in stock in the Baxter store past opener. It wasn’t even good BY opener.
Naw, I didn’t. There wasn’t really much for hanging out inside. Rick was coaching everyone up the access today though. Had to tow some according to reports. We made it up fine.
LOTS of small walleyes to go around but several people iced 20” plus fish. I lost one heavy fish at 5:30 this morning - pulled too hard after setting the hook; the line stretched and the fish didn’t move much. Pike showed up but most went back due to the slot. Perch were on the light side for keepers but kept things going. Most action was in 20-22 fow either on top of a bar or the top of the breaks.
I went out to 32 fow and marked some tullibees but they wouldn’t chase. Caught some more perch but had to keep them all due to the barotrauma.
Burnt orange was our best jig or hook color. Caught fish on crappie jigs and minnows, chubs and one on a sucker.
Have noticed that since the big wigs own Fleet now. They do "seasonal buys" on items and once its sold out there is no resupplying until next season. They start combining shelving and moving in the summer boating stuff.
did you have one of Kim's bloody marys???? num num. i usually go out of highbanks if i hit winnie, got to know kim and rick well, but its been a while!!!!!!!🙄 there good peoples!!!!!1
no fish report???????????🤔
12 inches and it’s game on for most. We do have great ice this year for what is there. Not saying it’s all good - everyone is taking their chances with it!
I’m reasonably cautious and do my own ice checks but have been on less ice than I would’ve believed only a few years ago. Slow and easy...
We were on Winnie over the weekend with a FB group my wife has been a member of, Hard Water Kampers (HWK). 153 wheelhouses checked into the event. Some 1 tons with plows and giant tandem axle houses down to more normal fare in a reserved area on the lake out of Highbanks Resort. 17-18 inches of ice and only a few sites showed any water problems. Almost everyone obeyed the 10 mph speed limit to a T. I did experience the wave we can cause though at the shore staging area with a couple big trucks coming off a little fast. Pretty obvious how the ice can blow up by someone and then it be weak for another following behind later.
I’ll have to say I was impressed with how the organizers handled their event with the support of Highbanks.