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Re: Lost mora ice auger in chanhassen
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I live in Chanhassen and have a brand new HT 7 inch that you can have if you'd like it. Just send me a PM. Thanks

Posted on: 1/22 21:45:21
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Re: What's your best and worst ice fishing buys?
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Best:

1. Flasher. Expensive but will change your fishing life.
2. Navionics map app. Best $10 I've ever spent.
3. Hub shelters. Priceless for a guy who walks most everywhere
4. Clam drill plate. My 4 stroke gas auger is collecting dust

Worst:

1. Clam fan. Moves 0 air. Worthless.
2. Cheap LED light strings from Ebay. Mistake.
3. Cheap plastic tip ups.

Posted on: 1/12 8:55:33
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Re: Metro Lakes: Dirty and Overfished
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There are definitely examples of what you are referring to out there. At the same time, I'm experiencing some of the best walleye fishing I've ever had (anywhere in the state) on a metro lake this winter. Nobody within two hundred yards of me even on weekends.

Meanwhile, the number of fishing and hunting license sales continues to go down almost every year. The next generation is not embracing fishing like previous ones. If this pace continues, you are going to see fewer people on the ice as the years go on. Take a look around; how many people do you know under the age of 25 that have interest in fishing? They are certainly out there but nowhere near the numbers there were 40 years ago.

Posted on: 1/11 9:30:52
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Re: CGI inline reel review
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Have 2 and just ordered a 3rd. First time I used it, it felt a little "cheap" to me but it has grown on me. Really easy to use and I have gained confidence in the drag. Works great for me in pencil grip. Great free fall as mentioned above. Does seem to get a little sticky if you have it out in the cold so I'd recommend using it more as an inside reel.

Posted on: 1/10 19:42:34
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Re: Eskimo Fatfish 949i
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Just fished with a buddy of mine who got a brand new 949I this year and was heating it with a regular buddy heater. He couldn't get it warm enough with that heater. Maybe if you had a fan in the peak you could, but what ends up happening is the heat gets trapped up there and meanwhile you are cold below. That shack has an 80 inch center height so there is a lot of vertical space for the heat to go. You can definitely heat a 767I with a regular buddy heater and part of that is due to the lower ceiling height. You get 68 inches of height with the 767. Not enough for most to stand up in but easier to heat and I think that lower height sheds wind better.

Posted on: 1/10 19:06:41
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Re: Marcum soft case?
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VX-1 is a great unit. Personally I hate soft cases for flashers either Vex or Marcum. I'd ditch the soft case and would move that flasher to a Genz Box. Gives you a much better platform for the flasher.

Posted on: 2016/12/12 12:39
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Re: Underwater Camera
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I think that Marcum and Vex cameras both are very high quality units. I've owned them both and now have a Marcum just because I like the case better. I have a VS485C. The Vex case puts the camera screen really low to the ice and was harder to use if you ask me. The Marcum case puts the camera monitor up on top and also has a "box" shape that allows you to stuff the camera and cord in the back of it. Much better design if you ask me but both manufacturers make a great camera/monitor. I would definitely recommend the Marcum cameras just because the carrying case is far superior IMO. I'm a big fan of Vex overall but Marcum definitely has a better case design for their cameras.

Posted on: 2016/12/5 10:41
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Re: New (simple) ice locator
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I'd either do a Vex FL-22 (max depth is 60 feet so really good for shallow water use) or a Marcum VX-1P (same features as a Vex FL-18 but for much less money). Both are very bullet-proof units.

Posted on: 2016/11/20 21:10
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Re: Which Navionics phone app do I need?
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And I would suggest NOT using the app to mark your favorite honey-holes. As I mentioned in another post, I think the Navionics app is "shared" meaning anyone else with the app can see everyone's marked spots.....

Posted on: 2016/11/15 13:41
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Re: Navionics
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I've had the app on my iphone for 3 or 4 years now and it is well worth the money if you ask me. Sure, it may not put you within 10 feet of your spot but it will definitely get you close and it is much easier than toting around a dedicated GPS unit.

One comment that I would make is that I think the app has become a "shared" app now. What I mean by that is if you mark a spot on your app, I am pretty sure that anyone else with the app can see your spot. I say that because I have seen spots pop up on my app on lakes that I frequently fish and they are not my GPS locations. Someone else marked a spot (and in most cases named it....like "crappies" etc) and then I can see it on my app.

Just be careful if you are going to use the app to mark your favorite spots. You might find that someone else also really enjoys your favorite spot too. Like I said, I probably know enough to be dangerous but I'm just telling you what I'm seeing on my app.

Posted on: 2016/11/15 13:38
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