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Re: Pickup Topper clamps and tape
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Try A Hardware Hank or Ace for the tape, and at least up here in Bemidji, L&M Fleet Supply has the topper clamps and window extensions. But you could try Mills Fleet Farm or there is a guy who sells toppers in Bradford, MN on Hwy 47, he may have what you are looking for...just an idea.

Posted on: 2016/11/17 12:04
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Re: Is it ever going to freeze? Ice up predictions
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You guys are funny! Up here in Bemidji we'll be Lucky to see Lake Bemidji freeze over by the 2nd week of December. It's shaping to be like last fall!

Posted on: 2016/11/8 17:59
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Re: What's your best and worst ice fishing buys?
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Ice king LaCrosse Boots
Amish handmade spear
FL-8 vexilar
Ice Armor bibs
Frabill subzero Reel
Tungsten ice jigs
Fish's Toy Ice Saw

These products have been great for me for the last 10 years on the ice for angling and spearing.

Posted on: 2016/10/28 8:11
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Re: Alumalite skid house
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Horseoshoe can they make those ice houses with a spear hole?? That house looks like a great house for crappie fishing out of or evening walleyes!

Posted on: 2016/10/28 8:03
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Re: Anyone seeing anything
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Their moving, just depends on the weather, but alot of the movement is still at night yet. Up here by Bemidji I've been seeing doe's but I just never get a shot at them or they are to far away. I checked out my family's land last weekend in central Minnesota, and there was scrapes, rubs, and some good deer sign, but I am guessing made at night. IF the weather keeps cooling down slowly and with the new moon next weekend, things should pick up for buck movement, hopefully!

Posted on: 2016/10/21 8:28
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Re: 10-08-16 Report
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Hey RLS, were the fish aggressive or did it take some coaxing to get them to bite?? I am surprised the lake had a thermocline! That's good to know. Shouldn't be long though at least around here in Bemidji for lakes to turnover, with the cool nights and windy days we have been having the past week.

Posted on: 2016/10/9 12:28
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Re: Leech or Red Early August?
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For me personally if I was to learn one lake in the state it would be Leech, so there is your from me. Lots of bays, structure, weed beds, and each fishable species has pretty good numbers and trophy caliber fish in it. If you want JUST fish walleyes then try Red but save your time and spend it on Leech. You can't catch fish driving on the road.

Posted on: 2016/7/20 12:59
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Re: Advice on Moving
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I actually can comment on this topic as my gf and I both moved to Bemidji last year. I attended and graduated Bemidji State in the mid 2000s, moved back down to my hometown of Foley in 2007 where I worked for my Dad's construction business. I graduated BSU at a tough time with the recession coming on, and my degree is Sports Management. So kinda a useless degree unless you go work in insurance, real estate, banking or retail. Anyways I went back to school in St Cloud at the Technical college for Water Environment Technologies after working for my Dad as he was on his way to retirement and I either was thinking of taking over his business or going back to school for something that is a "need". What I mean by that is we as people"need" food, water, shelter, clothing, etc....we really don't need sports. Anyways got my degree in that field, where I got certified as a water operator and wastewater operator in the state of Minnesota through our health department for water and our MPCA for wastewater. The majority of jobs in this field you work for a municipality or a business/mill/factory that uses water in their processes that needs to be treated. To get my experience and feet "wet" literally I worked for 2 municipalities one being the city of Minneapolis as a water operator and yes I was commuting from rural St cloud to Minneapolis everyday I worked. I liked my job and it opened my eyes on how awesome Minneapolis is as a city, but I grew in the country around farms, and wildlife next to a small town of Foley, and going to BSU and enjoying the outdoors around Bemidji I just knew I wasn't meant for big city life. I ended up applying up here in Bemidji got an interview and got the job....mind you though this was my 3rd time applying for this city for water or wastewater job openings...third time's the charm as they say! My work field is specialized though and many of the guys who are operators are at retirement age all over the state. I took a decent pay cut from Mpls to Bemidji but the cost of living is somewhat cheaper, I'm not commuting 3 hours or more a day wasting my life in a vehicle, and I can work my way up by moving up in my certifications, getting my CDL, etc. To get close to the pay I had at Mpls. Plus my views of both lake Bemidji and Irvine on a daily basis are probably way better than most people's work place.
My gf likes it up here and as a young couple we are excited to one day get married and start our family in this area. I do miss my family as their all around St. Cloud, Alex and the greater metro area but I just decided I'd rather raise my family near outdoor activities than have to travel 1-2 hours just to get to a decent lake, cabin, or hunting property. For that I am thankful and blessed. As others have said though if your a transplant it's hard to meet people sometimes as your judged from where you came from. I still have college friends here in the area and I met a fair amount of locals when I was at BSU so that helps. I guess I haven't looked at school districts but I can tell you that most are pretty good, just stay away from Cass Lake district or the town in general. As far as healthcare thats where this area is lacking, I didn't have a good experience at Sanford Hospital here in Bemidji and I've heard good and bad from others, quite a few locals from Bemidji drive to Fargo Cuz Sanford is a better facility than Bemidji's and some drive to Deer River to Essentia.
Don't expect to have every kind of clothing store or decent sized malls either. Sometimes your going to have travel as well to shop, if that doesn't bother you or your wife then great! Also you will learn that driving 40 or 50 miles is quite normal north of brainerd as convenience isn't always an option as I've described before but driving that distance is nothing as it will only take you 40 minutes instead of an hour or more like in the cities traffic.
As someone stated before money isn't everything and you move up here to enjoy the slow paced life. I agree with scrapedogg's friend, those poor folks that work a million hours to have a "cabin....more like a lake home" and never get to see it. Sorta a waste if ask me.
It's a hard question you gotta ask yourself and your family is it worth it for us and can we make a go out of it?

Posted on: 2016/7/15 0:00
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Re: Best ways to keep minnows alive?
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I live in Bemidji, and I have used city water to keep my fatheads alive, mainly all I do is put them in one of those small minnow buckets that Frabill makes and stick them in my small bait and beer fridge. They seem to keep really well in there, and I change the water every 4 or 5 days, I have had some die but its just 2 or 3 everytime I change the water on them. Growing up and living in the country in central Minnesota we had a well so I never had to worry about chlorine in the water, I'd just toss them in a 5 gallon bucket and put an aerator on them except when you aerate water it takes the hardness/iron out of solution in the water and sticks to your bucket or tank if your aerating unsoftened water. Also being that my field of employment is the water/wastewater field, chlorine will dissipate in day or so if you set it out in a bucket or picture glass, it all depends on the city you live in and how they disinfect their water supply.

Posted on: 2015/10/17 12:30
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Re: After Class Eyes
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Plug,
Depends on what you want to fish for really? My buddies would do day trips to Lake of the Woods for walleye and sauger, Red's not far, nor is Leech or Winnie, and many people drive right by Cass. You have your choices! Then in the spring you got Rainy River fishing, and you can get out there first or more often than say someone from St. Cloud or the metro area. So it's whatever you want to fish for species wise and how far you feel comfortable driving.

Posted on: 2015/2/2 13:15
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