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Re: Will there be a Archery Contest this year.
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I guess someone doesn't like when people state the obvious.

Posted on: Today 13:35:56
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Re: Will there be a Archery Contest this year.
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Guessing no contest this year and judging by the lack of traffic we'll be lucky if the site makes it through the year.

Posted on: Yesterday 14:23:38
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Re: Metro Minnows
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I've noticed the trend as well.

I know some of the shops I've been to in northern MN trap their own minnows so they will obviously be a lot different than what you can find anywhere in the metro.

I do wonder how bait is sold to shops? Is it graded in any way? Like the shop can buy grade A, B and C fatheads from a distributor with the lower grades decreasing in size and quality? Or are there just different sources for bait shops to buy bait from and the metro shops buy from a lesser quality source?

Posted on: 9/1 11:00:42
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Re: Giant Smallmoutn, How Big?
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Its a big smallie for sure but they get bigger. Seen some giants come out of some BWCA lakes.

Generally it seems 20" in the minimum threshold for a smallie to be considered a trophy and then it goes up from there. So by most standards that's a trophy, although that's very subjective and its really up to the angler to determine his/her own trophy.

Posted on: 8/31 13:26:16
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Re: How many days in a season are you on the water?
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The last few years I'd say I average about 10 days of fishing during the open water season which includes 5 days at a cabin each year. Had to skip the cabin this year because we moved into a new house this summer so this year I'm lucky if I've been out 5 times.

2 young kids (4 years old, and 1 year old) and both the wife and I work and have busy jobs that don't always get left at the office. Those factors plus all of the normal stuff life throws at you really cuts into my fishing time.

Before kids I was out a lot more.

Posted on: 8/29 15:40:19
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Re: 2017 Vikings
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I see an average year, probably in the wildcard playoff hunt. I'll got with 9-7 or 10-6.

Posted on: 8/8 15:59:31
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Re: BWCA
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How was your trip?

Posted on: 7/24 10:04:01
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Re: Metro Lakehouse vs. Lake Cabin
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The numbers on this had me curious so I did a little looking.

If you want a nice lake place in the metro you're probably looking closer to that $750,000 range. I found one on Bald Eagle Lake and with a 20% down payment you're looking at roughly $3800/month.

A $350,000 house and a $225,000 cabin I found could be had for around $3000/month in combined payments assuming 20% down on both properties.

Assuming you have 20% down for all these purchases the purchase of the metro lake house would require $150,000 for a down payment, the cabin and modest metro home would require a combined down payment of $115,000 so $35,000 less.

Obviously these are rough numbers and exact location, taxes, interest rate, and down payment impact the numbers but its a quick look at what might be cheaper and it looks like its cheaper to buy the cabin.

Posted on: 7/19 15:33:12
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Re: Metro Lakehouse vs. Lake Cabin
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You can find a lake place in the metro for under $750,000 however it may take awhile to find the right place. For instance a quick search on one of the major real estate websites only shows 6 houses meeting your criteria within the 494/694 loop and a handful more if you're willing to live a bit further out.

With young kids one thing you'll want to consider if planning to move your full time residence is school district and other things that impact kids so that may further limit what areas you are willing to look at.

You may also find that you're going to have to make some major concessions on your full time house if you want to live on a lake in the metro and you don't have an endless budget.

Personally I think I'd rather find a nice non-lake place in the metro for less money and focus on school district and other factors that will end up being more important long term when picking location. I wouldn't want the lake to be the one factor that controls where I live for the next 30+ years.

Posted on: 7/18 12:06:20
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Re: BWCA
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PM sent

Posted on: 7/3 9:10:20
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