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Walleye bobber set up
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Last few trips to Mille Lacs we've done nothing but throw bobbers and leeches at them and averaged more than 10 per hour. I've always stuck to rods roughly in the 6' to 6'6" length for all the types of fishing I do, but I'm learning that a longer rod is much better for taking up the slack in the line while fishing this way for walleyes. Just wondering what length, strength, type of tip, etc you guys would recommend for a bobber rod exclusively for walleyes.

Appreciate the advice.

Posted on: 7/8 8:59:17
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Re: Open water?
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Well ice out on Minnetonka was April 20. However, talking to a relative up in Deer River, little Winnie has 3 feet of ice yet, and it's not even pulling away from the sides. Ice out by opener might be cutting it close up north.

Posted on: 4/22 7:50:08
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Re: Open water?
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I would say the same or earlier. The insulating snow does insulate the ice from melting, but it also prevented ice from forming. I didn't read about anywhere with more than 40 inches of ice, along with the rain, I think it'll be open by May.

Side note, I remember several years back fishing on LOW on April 1st and we drilled through 60 inches of ice! Same time the next year...open water. You just never now.

Posted on: 3/20 11:54:29
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Auger issue
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I have a Strikemaster Lazer Mag with the Tecumseh motor on it, probably got it in 2007 or 2008 brand new. Every time I start it, my left hand is covered in some sort of black liquid, almost like a grease. It's a 2 stroke so I know it's not oil, it doesn't smell like gas at all, and it still cuts like it was brand new. It seems like the liquid is coming from the compression relief valve or something near it.

I spoke to one small engine repair guy, and he thinks it might be grease from the transmission coming out and he didn't think repairing it would be worth it, but this was just conversation over the phone. Another shop, again over the phone, thought it would be a pretty quick fix.

Has anybody ever heard of this happening and was it worth fixing? Or should I just invest in an electric auger now lol.

Sorry, didn't think to add pictures, but trust me, everything near that valve is black.

Posted on: 2/18 11:52:29
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Re: Proud father
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We were just as surprised as any of you when we saw the red eyes under the hole. My buddies son kept asking who caught the most impressive fish for the day. I told him, in the summer, a 20 inch smallie is an amazing fish...in the winter its unbelievable. I'd take the smallie over the 26 inch walleye that was caught any day.

Posted on: 1/7 9:52:07
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Proud father
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Had to share the photos of a good friend of mine and his son. The group of us caught 30-35 walleyes in 3 hours, including the son's first walleye through the ice. Bonus was a 20 inch smallie through the ice, also caught by the little man. Went out of Hunters, set up on 30 feet on mud. Props to Hunters and their road system.

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Posted on: 1/6 17:57:29
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Re: Beachside resort
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I fished out of Beachside last weekend and I wasn't impressed. They weren't plowing their roads. The road I needed to use was only one car wide, and blocked by a stuck pickup and wheelhouse. He had been trying to call the resort several times but no one answered. Drove back in to tell the resort he was stuck and needed help for him. Just didn't strike me as a well run operation.

Posted on: 1/3 16:44:03
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Flat access
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Trying to get to the flats this weekend, but not sure about travel with the snow last weekend. Does anyone know if the flats are accessible from a resort by road, or from a public access by wheeler?

Posted on: 1/3 16:40:27
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Re: First timer
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There isn't really a spot on the lake right now where you can't catch fish. Any break line, hump, etc you will catch fish. Mud flats are good but ice thickness and snow drifts right now are causing issues with mobility.

My simple recommendation would be a flutter type spoon and any structure that you can get to safely. Rocky Reef in that corner would be a starting point. Lybacks on the south side has good roads and structure easily accessible.

Posted on: 1/3 14:58:57
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Re: Garrison Bay
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Was out on Garrison Bay on the 15th. We were on 10 inches of ice, but there were cracks and heaves all over. Had to walk the last 300 yards and leave the wheeler behind. Caught fish from 12 inches to 21 inches.

Posted on: 2018/12/18 8:45
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