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delcecchi

I'll be watching for you this summer.  

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CigarGuy

Sounds mighty nice Chad!! ???

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Raven77

"Don't see many verados on Vermilion for whatever reason."

del, the Verado is a Mercury 4-stroke.  The cowls just say Mercury, not Verado.  I see quite a few of them on LV.  I was doing my break in on Wakemup, Head-O-Lake and Norwegian bays yesterday and will be out again today.

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delcecchi
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On 5/17/2018 at 9:22 AM, Raven77 said:

"Don't see many verados on Vermilion for whatever reason."

del, the Verado is a Mercury 4-stroke.  The cowls just say Mercury, not Verado.  I see quite a few of them on LV.  I was doing my break in on Wakemup, Head-O-Lake and Norwegian bays yesterday and will be out again today.

Actually, merc has Verado and "four strokes" . I have seen a fair number of mercs on west end but very few verado which have a distinct silhouette.

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Raven77

Got to get the first fish guts on it yesterday!

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Wakemup

Nice boat Raven! I think I saw you out buzzing around in Wakemup this weekend!

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Stephen L Johnston Jr.
On 3/25/2018 at 2:28 PM, mbeyer said:

I've loaded up with Jigging Raps. I want to make those work this year. A couple St Croix's from the factory store in Wisconsin and some CHIRP technology.

Last year my family and I were just landing our boat off the hoodoo point access and someone from here recognized my pike master boat and daughter from pictures i shared the year before. He suggested going to some underwater rock formation north of Ely island where he said he did well with jigging raps, which I just so happened to obtain a collection of over the past year or so. We marked a ton of fish in the 26' depth range but could not get those to bite for our life and ended up resorting to old tactics much shallower. I have watched videos of Linders and other anglers doing well with them but have yet to have that same luck. Had a giant on Minnetonka on a jigging rap but ended up getting off before showing itself. So, ill strongly second this on making the jigging rap work this year.

On another note these spot lock and conture following features coming out with the new trolling motors is a true game changer. We pulled of on a family favorite spot on a windy day and had a hard time staying on position with my dads old trolling motor. A guy pulled up and had no problem staying were we wanted to be, going to have to be one of the upgrades on the next boat.

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