I wonder if anyone tried ice fishing on any of the lakes that had frozen on Saturday? I would imagine the ice would be 4 or more inches, with the night time temps getting into the low teens every night.
Just sitting out tonight in my blind, no gun, just watching. 4 hoodeds flew by and 6 GWT set in at less than 20 yards. 1 coot with them.
I just watched them all dabble to within 5-10 feet. They are eating machines and competitive. If you really want to learn how to set dekes, just watch the birds sometime.
I noticed the same. Happens here and there and I usually report it.
That said, I read through some of the old posts and was interested in the Red Wing comments. Quality, then a departure followed thankfully by a return in quality.
I used to rotate 2 pairs Irish Setters when I worked in a machine shop. Wear one till it needed to be re-soled, then switch to the other pair. Great boots that kept my bones healthy on cement floors.
I just recently bought a new pair after being absent from work boot type work for 15 years and it’s seems like the quality is still there. Very comfy and built well.
Lowering the bag limit or instituting a restrictive harvest size will only so far too. We both know that there isn't enough enforcement out there already. What its going to have to take is a complete culture shift from mostly harvest to mostly catch and release. It has caught on in the world of bass and muskie fishing for years now and their populations have responded with an abundance of thriving populations and trophy caliber fish.