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Remember when your dad was the GPS? " Look now son you line up the church steeple with that second tall oak tree, next to the one that got hit by lighting ten years ago and we'll be on the rock pile, your going to have to spin the depth finder to get it going, I think the bearings are getting bad just hasn't worked the same since I got caught in the rain storm a couple weeks back, that green box is the best it gets!" Those were the days, Huh? Have we became lost without our gps? Now days money can put you on the spots, lake master chips have done the scouting for you. Armed with all the latest gizmos in fish finding stuff money can buy, to catch a fish with a brain the size of a pea, just doesn't seem fair! Have fish gotten smarter? or have we gotten lazy? I personally love the river and enjoy scouting for new gems, the river is always changing and its a challenge far beyond any lake to get the tug on the line from a eye each and every time out! Being back the old green box! cool.gif

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TRZ

Some of us poor white trash still don't have that stuff, i have a 40$ eagle depth finder that does not show fish, 20 hp 15 foot boat and i use lawn chairs because all my seats broke, and i can't remember the last time i left the river without a meal of eyes. i think people with all those gizmos become too dependant and don't develop fish sense, especially young well to do people who have always had that stuff. grin.gif

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Stratosman

I agree to a degree...

There was a time that there wasn't even the "green box"...so that was high tech during it's time. What happened to the weight on a string? There are alot of people out there with all the "gizmo's" that still don't catch fish, you still have to know how to present a bait and locate the targeted species....

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Turk

Nice post...That's when the off shore spots really were special and hard to find. I started fishing much prior to GPS, as i'd imagine many of you started prior as well?

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use2bwalleyefanatic

All my father and I use to do before GPS was fish fisherman. If there was a group of fisherman we would fish there. We used to fish Mille Lacs a lot and trying to line up the water tower with the red shack offered some unique challenges, especially when you're 3 miles off shore.

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cldboater

you know im new to the river and fresh water fishing. Fished all my life on the ocean...

All i have to say is that the more n more i get out there, the more i realize that you don't need any thing fancy. When i started out my little adventure on fresh water fishing, i got an old 89 thunder craft hull and manage to rebuild an ol 76 mercury 65 hp motor.

Then to dick's and ask the guy for help in rods and tackle ect... and i couldn't believe the wallas and walls of stuff and how much it cost.

So went to wal mart and got me the 30 dollar special ugly stick and some different types of lures ect

Tried all sorts of presentation ect and when it come down to it i haven't used half that stuff i got. I just use a plain ol 1/8 jig tipped with a minnow... or if i really want to get fancy i use a 1/8 fuzzy grub ($1.89 for 2) and tip that thing with a minnow.

And we boat fish each and every time. Its just a sport like any other.. you have to learn how to play and you get better over time

Well if you guys see me out on the water stop and say high.. red and white 15ft thunder craft

My 2 cents

BTW - Walleyes are good eating..!

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