Anyone use the access at Trout Lake on the Whitefish Chain? If so have you had issues with turning around in the parking lot due to the inspector parking in the no parking zone that is marked off with yellow lines? I get into arguments every time I am at that access because the inspector feels they have the right to park in an area that is not to be parked in. It is becoming annoyingly fun for me to get on them and educate them on where to not park! This has to be one of the worst accesses in the state when it comes to traffic, space, and inspectors. Many times they have an inspector there that will give you a 15 minute lecture on invasives even though you have heard his speech before!!! Power trip and then some!!!! I respect most inspectors I come into contact with, but WOW are some just go a little overboard on their inspection. I have to laugh my ass off when the inspector runs us over about water in our livewell (talking about drops of water around the drain ring) saying we could get fined $800 if we leave the access like that, yet what do the inspectors say to the wake boat that pumped in 1000 gallons of water into it and most certainly cannot dispel all the water and an inspector cannot see!! Not sure what it is about this particular access but I have had the worst experiences there and do not have similar experiences elsewhere, so I just had to ask if other see this too.
Hi all have a day of Thursday with the wife would really like to get some cats on the chain are they spawning now shallow? try around the bridges?, Was there on Saturday after the rain got 1 kitty cat that was it. any guidance would be great.
Since my leukemia diagnostic my son has been a champion helping out. I asked him was there anything I could do for him. He said an underwater camera would be nice. I ordered parts, improved camera resolution, faster camera movement (20 RPM to 30 RPM motors), USB phone charge port, aluminum verses plastic case. Only took 2 weeks to build. His only comment was awesome, bring on some ice, when I gave it to him.
White pulleys, mounting frame fabricated out of Walmart cutting boards, green drive belts are 6mm round polyurethane belt. 2 remote camera controllers.
While the grandkids were here we got pizza from the landing. Good thing we got two for the four of us. Their 12 inch pizzas were about 8 or maybe 9 inches. And over baked on top of that. Pushing 20 bucks each. I hope the rest of the menu isn't as disappointing as those pizzas.
Selling my Vexilar FL-12, new ice ducer two years ago and new battery two years ago. Has battery indicator as well as quick connect charger although I've charged with gator clips. $225.00. Works as it should, finally finished school so upgrading. PM me if intrested
Any help on the walleyes would be great. Been up here a week and caught my share of 13 and below but just can’t get on anything with size. Quite honestly not marking anything. Feel like I’ve tried everywhere. Have they gone deeper? I’ve been fishing reefs that normally hold fish. I’m on the west end but will fish anywhere
Try walking the west side, if you can get a float tube you will have the whole lake to access. Jigs with swimbaits, twisters or crankbaits, jerkbaits work well. now the you it's summer, frog type surface baits will get you some large bass or even a muskie. Sorry, I have been guiding, not watching the network.
That’s the access I normally use too and yes, it’s a bad set up. I don’t recall the inspectors car parked in the no parking spot but it’s a sure thing there isn’t much room to turn the rig around!
I can do it with the fishing boat OK but the pontoon requires me to back into the parking area rather than pull in to launch, unless there are zero rigs there already.
The inspector themselves? Meh, I don’t get too worked up over whatever they say. Some follow their training to a T and some don’t. I’m used to dealing with scripted situations though and know they can’t cite me. I just smile and nod. I would for sure say something if their car was taking up valuable asphalt there though!!!
It’s been a good summer so far. Of course, fishing always good but the boat traffic is down 75-80%. Drive out, pick a reef and start jigging!. Hopefully everyone can enjoy all parts of rainy next summer. Picture is from my wife and I Monday afternoon (August 3).Caught a total of 20 walleyes, 10 perch. We kept 6 slot fish for supper.