• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • Join In - We Share Fishing Reports & Outdoor Information Here

     
      You know what we all love...

      The same things you do!!!! Share what you love & enjoy in the outdoors as well as thank those whose posts you 'appreciate.'

      Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
fasterthanyou

everyone read that owns a generator

Recommended Posts

fasterthanyou

i am not complaining but i would like to ask everyone that owns a generator to have some consideration for the next guy if you own a truck with a topper put it in the topper with the door closed. the proplem is i own a honda 2000i and it is the quietiest around and i still put in my topper and also make sure i drive my truck away from other houses so i make sure they donthave to hear it. Here is the proplem most people buy the cheap coleman and they are very inconsiderate and they dont care were they put it so everyone else has to listen to it ALLNIGHT LONG. i just wish everyone could care just alittle bit more about the next guy because well you are not the only one on the lake. thanks for reading and i am not trying to piss people off just asking PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER PEOPLE THANKS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
blue_healer_guy

would have to agree. Most fisherman ice fish for the peace and quiet of it all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jimmy from Cottage Grove

We own one of them cheap coleman ones. It sucks. We didn't know how loud it was until it was too late. So we set up our house as far away from everyone as possible. Now ev everyone moved there houses right next to us, so we have no choice but to run it right next to them. P.S I know what your saying. My buddies love to run it all night long, I can't get back to sleep some nights when I wake up hearing that (Contact Us Please) thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sonicrunch

Quote:

i am not complaining but ... THANKS


Sugar in the gas tank my friend, sugar in the gas tank.

j/k Besides sugar in the gas tank doesn't work anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ole matty

Quote:

Quote:

i am not complaining but ... THANKS


Sugar in the gas tank my friend, sugar in the gas tank.

j/k Besides sugar in the gas tank doesn't work anyway.


i assumed u had tried it before? grin.gifgrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ducksmuggler

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

i am not complaining but ... THANKS


Sugar in the gas tank my friend, sugar in the gas tank.

j/k Besides sugar in the gas tank doesn't work anyway.


i assumed u had tried it before? grin.gifgrin.gif


9mm works too !!!!!!!!!! then they can go buy a honda

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zzapp

It might be irrelevant, but at the Brainerd Ex last weekend, the young couple that set up 15 yards away from me, but 15 feet from 2 gennies running for food stands pulled up 3 walleyes and a perch to my nil! I had chipped out their holes to check depth earlier, but opted for a slightly quieter location at the same depth.

Can the electric current or possibly vibration draw fish?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RogersMN

I bought a top of the line honda last year after our lovely tornado (in rogers) and the dang thing just sits in my garage. for the life of me, I can't think of anything that i want to run while ice fishing. I want peace and quiet when I'm on the water!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stradic

I'm not sure, but last Friday night, we ran the generator all night and that's the only time we caught fish. We were 5 for 8 from 11pm til about 4am, 15-26 inches.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jimmy from Cottage Grove

Stradic I was just going to throw that issue out there. Actually we just got our generator this year. (The loud coleman). We didn't have it the first weekend and we caught like 10 walleyes out of the big house. The next weekend we had the generator, and caught 1. The next weekend we didn't have it on friday night and caught six. Saturday night we had it on and caught none. I see a pattern forming. Yet my buddy who's shack it is thinks that there is no connection between the two. What do you guys think? I think a noisy generator is worse then people driving four wheelers right next to you. Any Ideas???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stradic

Jimmy, the next night we ran it for a couple of hours instead of all night and got nothing but a pout. We had kept the house in the same spot as the night before and there was no weather change to indicate why the fish didn't bite that second night. We also had the entire flat to ourselves both nights. We were using the Honda 3000i (I think it's called). The thing purrrs like a kitten, real real quiet.

I have no other explanation.

On another note, "Fishing the Wildside, On Ice", which was an Saturday mornings for a little bit in December after John Gillespie, had a sponsor called "Bonix" or something. Looked like it was something you put down your hole to attract fish. It sounded like a constant Buckshot going off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bass eater

My buddy caught the largest Jumbo of the day when I was drilling holes all around him (he was kicking my but so I was messing with him) He also had a double during that time, sometimes I think noise helps wake em up, sometimes it has the exact opposite effect though

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Coldwater Crappie Guy

I run my mine all night long...I have caught just as many fish with it on as when I have it off! And if someone pulls up next to you and runs theirs all of the time, just walk over and shoot the breeze with them and ask them if they have a problem shutting it off for a while!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FishermanHart

Remember in the summer months every one running them trolling motors and catching fish....... I think the noise bugs the peeps trying to sleep in the houses thats all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wormdirt

Why generators?

I laugh at all you guys out there messing with your generaters. I run a 12 volt system the powers my: coffee maker, TV/dvd combo, XFM sterio and lights, two deep cycles runs all night. My 2 amp solar panel recharges them during the day. All for allot less $$$ then a Honda. I believe you can even get 12 volt micriwaves too.

This gives me more time to fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
minnbowhunter

I have a honda 1000 and always bring it with. Most every one is shocked at how quiet it is. Be a good neighbor, last Sat morning I made coffee, french toast, and sausages for about 10 guys that were set up around me, I asked everyone if the gen bothered their sleeping or fishing and everyone of them said "no problem".OK there was 1 guy a little upset cause I ran out of syrup.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Neiko

I don't have a generator but if you do and you use it at Camp Ripley for the Bow hunt could you please turn it off at night. smile.gif It isn't that cold that you need it run all night. If it was I wouldn't be sleeping in a tent. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Stradic

Ok, thanks for that...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Walterwontfalter

I have a 12 volt system and I run my furnace off of it. It's the forced air type and it lasts about 10 hours on one deep cycle, of which I have 4. And that 10 hours is if I don't use any 12 volt lights at all. The lights usually drain a deep cycle in a couple hours and I only use enough lights to just barely see my bobbers. If I plan to stay more than one night I have to really scrimp on the juice usage to make my batteries last through the second night.

Last weekend my buddies and I were on Upper Red and they had a Honda 5000 watt generator and ran it around the clock from Friday afternoon til about noon on sunday. We caught 4 crappies about 150 feet away and more walleyes than them. They caught 15 crappies and still alot of walleyes, in 12 feet of water. I don't think the generator bothered the fish one bit. I have a generator that I got free when I bought my house that I've only used once. After last weekend and being able to have lights on until midnight (I was hooked up to his generator too) without worrying about waking up to a freezing fishhouse from my batteries going dead, i think I'll use my generator more. Probably not at all during the day but in the evening, heck yeah!

You will never convince me that the generator chases away fish, I think that when someone doesnt catch fish the generator, fourwheelers, snowmobiles, augers are the easiest to blame. The only thing the generator bothers are the people that don't like them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fasterthanyou

i was not debating if a generator chases fish away i run my 2000i hoda from the time i am there till the time i leave what i was try to say is dont put it out on the ice for everyone else to hear put in your truck and park it from everyone else i and everyone else dont want to listen to it thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Walterwontfalter

I generally do my best to not bother anyone else around me and try to show everyone common courtesy. When i've ran my generator I've kept it in the back of my truck with the hard cover down and it can barely be heard...though it's not 100 percent silent, that's not even possible. Simply said, you can't please all of the people all of the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • leech~~
      Word, Yak Bowstring. 😉
    • Big Dave2
      Wanderer, do you frequent the area often?
    • Fishouttawater
      Anyone know what water temps are recently? Hoping they start dropping quick
    • Wanderer
      Well we’re back home and tired!   We tried to get lost as best we could in the Itasca/Cass counties area.  Looking for carry in accesses to kayak into duck hunting heaven. 😅  So was everyone else and they had jon boats with mud motors.   We had a great time despite some negative highlights that really affected everyone’s hunting.  We found a roost during scouting on Friday, along with a great campsite to stay.  The roost and campsite were 2 miles apart though.  We scoped out the closest spot we dared set up the following morning cuz, Don’t shoot the roost, right?  Paddling by 3:30 am we got our spot, not flushing too many birds out.  Sure enough a boat with 3 guys churns past us later and deep into the roost.     Sure enough again, birds blow out but settle back down.  We still think we’re in a good intercept spot with a convincing decoy spread laid out.   Low and behold, 8 minutes before legal shooting hours the three guys open up a barrage of shots that starts scattering everything to the wind.  Birds are whizzing by us but we hold our shots.  5 minutes to go and they open up again.  At 2 minutes to go the rest of the groups in the area start popping off.  Everything is flying high now and showing NO interest in decoys.  We have birds going over us but too darn high.  Not for everyone else though, they’re blasting at birds higher than the tree tops.  Sigh...   The three guys churn back by us maybe an hour into the day - limited out I’m sure.  We were the last ones back to the “carry in” access and were greeted by a group of 4 with 2 boats that scouted Friday also.  We know where each other were hunting.  They had that look on their face like they were expecting some answers.  That was enough for us to say “It wasn’t us!”     It was a civil conversation after that. Local guys, upset with the shenanigans as well.  Three groups were able to get just half a limit with the tough shooting after the blowout.  All pass shooting; nothing coming to the dekes.  Those birds are spooky and know their safe distances.  Such a difference than expected.   We put plenty of miles on the truck and about 15 miles paddling looking for Mecca.  It’s a tough game around there that needs some more time to figure out.  But it’s a fun area to look at.  Short of not coming back with limits of ducks, it was a good, long weekend.  
    • ozzie
      good to hear!  How were ya catching them?  Redtails, trolling, jig n leech?  what depths were ya finding them at? on weedlines or over structure?  I don't want to know the spot but some more detailed information can help us all!😎  Thanks for posting!!
    • moneyback2
      walleye fishing was pretty good on lake alexander this weekend.
    • thunderbirdprince
    • Rick
      Several connected lakes also added to infested waters list The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Blandin Reservoir on the Mississippi River, abutting the city of Grand Rapids in Itasca County. Several lakes connected to the reservoir by a Mississippi River tributary are also being added to the infested waters list.  Itasca County invasive species staff contacted the DNR after finding zebra mussels on settlement samplers that were installed this spring near the public access on the east side of the reservoir. Settlement samplers are solid surfaces placed in the water that people can regularly check for attached zebra mussels. DNR invasive species staff confirmed zebra mussels on old saw logs and other logging relics throughout the reservoir. The Mississippi River splits near the reservoir, and a tributary connects several nearby lakes. Because of the connection, Lake Pokegama, Jay Gould Lake, Little Jay Gould Lake, and the Mississippi River from Lake Winnibigoshish to Mississippi Lake will also be added to the infested waters list. DNR invasive species specialists recently confirmed zebra mussels at several points in that stretch of the river. No zebra mussels were found in recent surveys of Lake Pokegama and Jay Gould Lake, but they will be added because they are closely connected to waters with confirmed zebra mussel populations. Following additional surveys and technical review, more distant connected waters may also be added to the infested waters list. To reduce the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species, activities like bait harvest, commercial fishing, and water appropriation are managed differently in infested waters. The DNR has already been in contact with some of the businesses that would be affected by this designation, along with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The DNR appreciates the help and cooperation of Itasca County staff, who detected zebra mussels, notified the DNR and assisted with the follow-up investigation. Whether or not a lake is listed as infested, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to: Clean watercraft and trailers of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species. Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport. Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody: Spray with high-pressure water. Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees for at least two minutes or 140 degrees for at least 10 seconds). Dry for at least five days. Zebra mussels can compete with native species for food and habitat, cut the feet of swimmers, reduce the performance of boat motors, and cause expensive damage to water intake pipes. People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have found zebra mussels or any other invasive species. More information is available at mndnr.gov/ais. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Sauk Lake, near Sauk Centre in Todd County.  A resident on the northeast side of Sauk Lake contacted the DNR after finding numerous zebra mussels up to one-half inch in length on a boat lift being removed for the season. DNR invasive species staff found zebra mussels on rocks in the same area of the lake. Sauk Lake is downstream from Lake Osakis and the Sauk River to Guernsey Lake, where zebra mussels were previously confirmed. Whether or not a lake is listed as infested, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to: Clean watercraft and trailers of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species. Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport. Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody: Spray with high-pressure water. Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees for at least two minutes or 140 degrees for at least 10 seconds). Dry for at least five days. Zebra mussels can compete with native species for food and habitat, cut the feet of swimmers, reduce the performance of boat motors, and cause expensive damage to water intake pipes. People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have found zebra mussels or any other invasive species. More information is available at mndnr.gov/ais. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • Rick
      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Big Pine Lake, just northwest of Mille Lacs Lake in Aitkin County.  A lake property owner contacted the DNR after finding four adult zebra mussels on docks and boat lifts being removed from the lake for the season. The DNR confirmed zebra mussels at that location and about a half-mile west of the original location. No zebra mussels were found during searches of the nearest public access and near an island on the lake. Whether or not a lake is listed as infested, Minnesota law requires boaters and anglers to: Clean watercraft and trailers of aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species. Drain all water by removing drain plugs and keeping them out during transport. Dispose of unwanted bait in the trash. Some invasive species are small and difficult to see at the access. To remove or kill them, take one or more of the following precautions before moving to another waterbody: Spray with high-pressure water. Rinse with very hot water (120 degrees for at least two minutes or 140 degrees for at least 10 seconds). Dry for at least five days. Zebra mussels can compete with native species for food and habitat, cut the feet of swimmers, reduce the performance of boat motors, and cause expensive damage to water intake pipes. People should contact an area DNR aquatic invasive species specialist if they think they have found zebra mussels or any other invasive species. More information is available at mndnr.gov/ais. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.