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Re: humminbird ice flasher
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I own a 45 as well and had some similar issues but it always turned out to be the main plug for the ducer wasn't connecting right for lack of a better term. It was almost as if the male end was too big for the female end (make whatever joke you want here). Solution was just to push it in as hard as I could, and never had problems after that. I do feel like the wires to the battery are a little small as well, have had to replace those.

Sorry you got a bad one but when they are working, I think the Humminbird and the Marcums out perform the vexilar products by a long shot. I feel like Vexilar rested on their laurels and got passed by ong ago.

Posted on: 3/26 11:23:27
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Re: Walley Fishing in Canada
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I don't think you can go wrong with anything on Lac Seul. I've gone out of Lost Island Lodge a few times and had a fantastic time. On one trip, 5 days, we went through 43 dozen minnows. lol Trophy walleye, pike, and smallies are all available. We brought our own food and saved a ton. Boats and gas were included in our price. Do your due diligence and you'll find a great resort for the right price on any lake in Ontario. If you have your own boat and good mapping software, you should easily do 100 fish days on Lac Seul. We had no maps and stayed within sight of our cabins and still were pushing 100 fish days.

Posted on: 3/3 18:52:24
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Re: Getting to the mud flats
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Depends on which flat you want to fish. All the resorts on the west and north side will get you to the mud. Red Door, Barnackles, Randy's, etc. Even some on the east side will go all the way out to the mud.

I was up there last weekend and there were some areas where travel off the roads was possible, and there were areas that you'd spend more time digging yourself out vs. fishing. Had a friend go out of Randy's last Friday and they buried their Jeep. Also watched a truck and castle take two hours to get out of the snow. Sled will be the best option if you have one. Key right now is to stay mobile. You can pick up a couple roamers anywhere you set your house, but it won't be steady. If you can keep on the move, it can be really good.

Last weekend we got nothing on set lines. We also got nothing on top of the flats. Everything that we put on the ice came from off the edges of the flats with spoons or with Acme Rattle Masters.

Good luck.

Posted on: 1/29 8:47:26
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Re: Gator through the ice
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The hard part was from his nose to his eyes was almost 8 inches, so yes, getting his head turned up the hole was a battle. At one point I told my fishing buddy he might have to reach in and grab it, and I was met with lots of swear words. lol

PS I'm getting lots of grief for not keeping it.

Posted on: 1/2 9:24:08
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Gator through the ice
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Walked out of Barnacles on Saturday. They had 8 inches but it was in layers, so we stayed to the first break. Saw some others go much farther out, not worth it to me. I pulled this gator through an 8 inch hole using a medium, 26 inch, walleye rod with 8 lb line. I had no measuring device long enough to measure it. I'm saying 40+ for a conservative estimate. Released it back into the water.

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Posted on: 2019/12/16 11:44
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Safe, walkable ice?
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Any word yet on safe, walkable ice out there? The only resort that is posting anything is Lybacks, he's letting out tracked vehicles a certain distance, but I heard walking out from there was hell with the slush and snow.

I saw Garrison Bay had 6.5 inches according to a post on Ice Report, anybody confirm this?

Any news from the north end?

I'm dying to get out but haven't heard anything, resorts aren't posting, and I'm not a fan of risking my life.

Posted on: 2019/12/11 13:18
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Re: Any ice forming on Mille Lacs?
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I drove around it on Saturday. The east side had areas of ice out for a hundred yards or so. The north had lots of basketball sized chunks floating near shore, but wasn't close to locking up.

Posted on: 2019/11/12 15:15
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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: 2019/7/8 8:59
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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: 2019/4/22 7:50
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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: 2019/3/20 11:54
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