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fasterthanyou

everyone read that owns a generator

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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

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blue_healer_guy

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

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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.

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Sonicrunch

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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.

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ole matty

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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

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ducksmuggler

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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

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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???

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Stradic

Ok, thanks for that...

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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.

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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

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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.

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