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Plowing the breaklines of flats


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I would like to know what is up with plowing the breakline on the flats. This is the second time I have seen this done. On the Boot there was a perfect outline of the flat made with a plow truck. But it is right where you would want to fish. I can see doing this if it were out on the deep side but it is right on the break. Is this resorts doing this or what? It can make you a little ticked off when you pay a road access fee and get out there and find out the good spots to fish are a road. Can anyone shed some light on this?

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Every resort will tell you to never drill on a road or even within several feet of the road. The weight of cars going by will force water up the hole and flood the road.

Anyone drilling on or near a road will probably be met with some harsh words sooner or later.

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Every resort will tell you to never drill on a road or even within several feet of the road. The weight of cars going by will force water up the hole and flood the road.

Anyone drilling on or near a road will probably be met with some harsh words sooner or later.


Crap.

Even during late ice?

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Every resort will tell you to never drill on a road or even within several feet of the road. The weight of cars going by will force water up the hole and flood the road.

Anyone drilling on or near a road will probably be met with some harsh words sooner or later.


True; however ... when someone plows the outline of a mudflat, they're just asking to have the road perforated.

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I agree that the plowing of a flat like that is pretty stupid. But you probably should know that someone could get pretty upset.

I would probably try to figure out what resort plowed the road and question them about it. Maybe it was plowed for use for one day and now they no longer care.

I guess I would just assume it is better to avoid confrontation. Some resort plow drivers aren't known for hospitality.

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If I were a betting man I would guess that it was some fisherman that had a slow day, a few barley pops, and a LakeMaster chip, and thought it would be fun to plow the outline of the flat! I can not imagine a resort doing something like that.

Cory Frantzick

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I agree, that isn't a resort. Most of those drivers have a pretty good head on their shoulders when it comes to the lake. Someone was either being funny or helpful. Tell the resort you went out of and they will plow it shut.

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Last year I know for sure it was a resort. Because their road to Sherman's followed the east breakline all the way to the south tip. Not very smart for business if you ask me. I will never use their road again.

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If that was a resort they have #@[email protected] for brains. sometimes I have seen them plow over a flat or reef, which is also idiotic, but never all the way around on the breakline. Doesn't make any sense to me.

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in their defense, maybe they dont all have mapping gps? or, it is something they know about and would never do. i respect the guys out there everyday. they know whats going on because that is their job. they are always there to help. if some of them are grumpy, thats ok with me. im there to fish and even though the ones i have talked to have been super nice, i just want to get on the lake. the people ive talked to are in fact so nice i have felt guilty for not talking to them longer.

regards,

minnesotatuff

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in their defense, maybe they dont all have mapping gps? or, it is something they know about and would never do.

regards,

minnesotatuff

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What?!?! For what the resorts charge for access, they better have a GPS and better know where the breaklines are!!!! And should know not to plow on the breaklines. If they did, that's one resort on Mille Lacs that I personally will not give business too!!

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I think it is because of the gps and chip that this is going on. It is a perfect outline of the flat. I was talking to my friend about this and he said last year he watched a resort truck make a perfect H design on 8 mile. That chip for the handheld gps is going to change the way people fish. NO more secret structure spots.

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i wonder if a resort plowed to outline because they intended to bring houses out there or they wanted easy access for clients to be able to find the structre.

Whose road did you use to get out there?

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Why don't you ask the resort if they did it, and if so why? Then post the answer back on this thread.

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If the best method to fish the flats is to fish close to or right on the breakline and there are roads there,how are we suposed to do it? I know we shouldn't drill holes right on the road, but how far away from the road is exceptable? I know people can get a bit touchy about these things. Is there general rule of thnumb that would be a agreeable concensus? If there was i'd like to know what it was so I can avoid the situation and have a pleasent day fishin without wrangling anyones feathers.

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After thinkin about it, mayby we should ask the resort owner if they can keep the road configuration, but replow it back further on top away from the breaklines? what do you guys think?

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I am at a total loss here. I cannot figure out why they would do that. I'd personally fish a different flat. sorry I can't help.

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