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Re: White Bear Lake
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I'm honestly thinking about just trolling. Trick is this lake gets so busy during the week that you almost need to wait for crappy weather or evenings. Might just have to do that.

Posted on: 7/12 13:32:21
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Bald Eagle
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This lakes turning into somewhat of a zoo now. Lots of pleasure boaters out there even during the week on nice days. Tossed baits for muskies tonight, no takers as usual. Fished the north end a bit. Water up there is very very stained. Lots of baitfish crashing the surface so where there is food there must be predators. Southern end is much clearer but also a lot busier. Did see a musky porpoise towards the end of the evening but didn't see any followers.

Almost looking forward to either some wet or colder weather to get rid of the riff raff and calm the waters abit. Got the front end of my boat swamped out by a wake-surfer. Can't do much with a 3 ft wave in a 17ft boat.

Posted on: 7/12 13:31:30
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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I'm sure you'll be happy with whatever you get. Almost all trucks these days are significantly more powerful and capable than those from 10 years ago. They are certainly getting more luxurious and expensive. Good luck.

Posted on: 7/12 13:28:26
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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Donít take our word for it, go to a dealer and drive one. Youíll see for yourself why people like myself like the Ecoboost so much.

Also theyíve been on the road since 2011. Iím pretty sure there are plenty on the road with over 150k on them. Ask around. Mines only got 83k at the moment.

Posted on: 7/10 21:39:19
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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Sorry didnít see your reply earlier. Gas mileage for me really depends on what Iím towing and what speed Iím towing it at. If Iím towing my boat doing 60-65 I can get 14-15mpg. If Iím towing it at 75 I get about 13.

I also own a 23 foot camper. Itís fairly light but theyí all have the same wind resistance. I get anywhere from 9-10 pulling that doing 75-80. Iíve never really pulled the camper slower so I couldnít tell you but Iím sure it would be slightly better.

You will not have power issues with an V6 ecoboost on anything under 8K. Some are rated for 10. Your issue at those weights is vehicle weight vs tow weight. Anything above and beyond those weights and you should be considering a larger truck for safety reasons.

Personally I prefer the ecoboost over the V8ís. Theyíre more peppy and pull with more torque. Every time I get behind the wheel of a V8 it just feels slow and groggy.

Your call tho, happy shopping.

Posted on: 7/6 21:08:59
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Re: White Bear Lake
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Fished WB lastnight for muskies. Looked to be a perfect night weather wise with the overcast skies and slight drizzle from time to time. Kept almost all the recreational traffic off which was nice. Did have one fish follow in lazy behind a small bucktail over a deep weed edge on an underwater point but that was it. Saw that fish porpoise earlier in the evening so I knew it was there but that was it.

Been a real struggle for me finding muskies on WB this year. Can't seem to figure out what the fish are doing. hard to know when you don't see much activity.

Posted on: 6/28 12:55:11
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Re: Tow Vehicle Likes/Dislikes pulling a 8x16 ice house
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I have a 2012 half ton F-150 with the 3.5 ecoboost. You will have no issues pulling a fish house with a half ton. If it were me I would go lighter on the truck so you can get on the lake sooner as you mentioned. Also a gas 3/4 doesn't do much but burn more fuel and cost you more in yearly tabs. 1 ton diesel (which you don't need) or half ton gas. Any of the ecoboost engines or V8's everyone offers is more than enough. Maybe just make sure to get a nice tow package.

Posted on: 6/28 12:22:33
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Clear lake
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Donít waste your time on this one for awhile, was just sprayed for weeds today. Waters very dark and it seems to have put the bite off. I for one am going to give it a few weeks.

Posted on: 6/14 22:45:45
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Re: Anyone using the SonarCharts Shading yet?
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If I buy that new mapping chip will this update work on my HDS 2 Touch units?

Posted on: 6/13 7:40:39
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Re: Spinning Reel
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Pflueger President. About 60 dollars each, can't go wrong and you won't be disappointed.

Posted on: 5/3 13:00:16
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