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fishinpapa

Wondering if anyone else is adjusting plans due to the cost of good ole fuel???? I was planning on running up to leech this weekend but am going to postpone it until next weekend with the long holiday break.

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EBass

Yup - I'll be fishing closer to the cites this summer. I have a couple of up north trips, but not every weekend like last year. But that's fine - I just moved to SW metro so I have all this new water to fish.

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HuntFishDude

Yeah, I just posted with questions about Tonka because I can't afford to head up to Mille Lacs like I want to... Gotta pay those pesky bills frown.gif When the weather gets warmer and the bass season opens, then the area down here will be more attractive to me...

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icehousebob

When I was driving to work at 2:30am the gas prices were $3.12 and when I was driving home at 3:15pm the prices were $3.39. What happened in the 12 hours that I worked that made gas worth 27 cents more per gallon?? If this keeps up I,m going to have to quit one of my jobs because I won't be able to afford gas to drive to both of them. tongue.gif

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fisherman-andy

Good thing I drive around in a beater that gets like 40mpg and have a fold up portable canoe which I can take just about anywhere because it fits in the trunk.

I think the truck and boat will be sitting in the garage for a while...

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JBMasterAngler

Rush hour traffic made the gas 27 cents more valuable. Yeah, I'm adjusting my memorial weekend plans...I had originally planned to go to voyageurs national park...saved myself 100 miles by switching to cass lake instead. I have a feeling by then gas will be at least $3.50 a gallon.

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fishinpapa

ebass...check out o'dowds in shakopee for bass...BUT you need to be there by 5:00 am on weekends to get a spot. Only 8 parking spots and try to be off by 9:00 (WATERSKIIERS)!

I thought I was the only cheap-skate when it came to gas prices. I feel much better now!!

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schr0563

Pulled the boat to and from Alex last weekend. Figured it cost me 25 cents a mile. I can't imagine where it will be in a month from now.

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Carp-fisher

Suddenly my mini SUV (Toyota Rav4) with my float tube doesn't look so laughable any more. This is sort of different take, but I wonder if current high gas prices with the projection of future sky high prices affect property values up north? For instance, I've been poking around at properties, but have concluded that anything beyond say 150 miles of the cities would cost too much to drive to and from on the weekends. Any thoughts?

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MOBY RICHARD*

It definately has, and will continue to moderate those prices, though they always have been somewhat affected by the time it takes to get there, and more so, the drive back, if one likes to go to their place on a regular basis.

Many of the lakeshore poperties skyrocketed during the boom, probably beyond their true value as seasonal homes, and are showing severe corrections in some cases.

Also the high oil/gas prices are affecting the economy altogether, and more people are unsure of their financial prosperity, and therefore less likely to consider a second home/property.

Just to throw this gas/oil info out there; Remember that 50% of our oil comes from the good ol USA, about another 14% from Canada, and about 12% from Mexico!

Therefore at least 75% comes from North America, The US and two of its closest neighbor/allies, yet they are not willing to sell for one penny less than Full World Market price!

Thank God for Texas Politicians-AKA-US Oilmen! blush.gifwink.gif

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Slyster

I am now HAPPY I have a small car (6 cyl manual) and a 15hp boat! smile.gif

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HAppnhook

C'mon Moby, I think you have to look a little deeper than that. Price is driven by demand. You used to own a 25 hp, now its a 100. You used to use a hand mower, now its a rider, rakes are a thing of the past because we have blowers, trimmers, pressure washers and on and on and on.

And dont forget about the taxes on fuel, those funds provide a huge boost in our ability to run our boats to distant places, and make sure there are fish in the lake that we are going to. WE are responsible.

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fishinpapa

Amen happnhook...WE ARE TOO BLAME!!!!! How many of us would run up to Red for a weekend of fishing? Drive our trucks/suvs just to work? Let us not forget housing. As homes get bigger and bigger, it takes more energy for Heat, and Air!!! I guess I'll go back to my $4.00 coffee and $6.00 sub sandwich while watching my 4,000 channel satellite while downloading songs on my high speed internet. God are we spoiled!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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MSRiverdog

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...WE ARE TOO BLAME!!!!! .. God are we spoiled!!!!!!!!!!!!1


QFT

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bgreen82

i just got my boat and im happy a lot of my fishing has been done on pool 2 so far as i think the s.e. metro area is the worst in the cities as far as close, good fishing lakes.

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