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Re: BSL opener 2018
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Well, I wish I had a good report to share, but we did not fair well. Started at sunrise Saturday morning hitting a couple of our go to spots trying jigs w/ shiners or fatheads and lindy rigs w/ leeches pulled slow. Fished 1- 12 FOW and seemed to have our best luck in about 6'. Tried pitching jigs and cranks to shore with minimal success. But, the best fish of the weekend (15 1/2" eye) came on an Original Floater in fire tiger pitched up to shoreline rocks. Ended up keeping 4 walleye, 1 nort, and 5 perch for the weekend. Water temp we found varied from around 50 to about 56. I have a feeling the spawn was not complete. Maybe if we would of spent some time around the bridges we would've had better luck. Just didn't want to play bumper boats. Curious if anybody else had better luck?

Also, only one walleye off the dock this year.

Posted on: 5/14 13:56:57
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Re: BSL opener 2018
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Quote:

orandausa wrote:
Good luck. Off the dock in Davis bay was always good to me.



My best fish on opener last year was off the dock. We will be starting shallow in the warmest water I can find. But yes, just being in the boat on the water is what I'm looking forward to!

Posted on: 5/10 15:22:23
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BSL opener 2018
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Heading up tomorrow morning and can't wait! With the late ice out, I haven't been up to the lake yet. Will spend tomorrow opening up the cabin and getting the dock and lift in. Keeping my fingers crossed that everything is in order. Maybe get out on the water in the evening to target some panfish.

I'll try to share a report on opening day before the weekend wraps up.

Good luck to everyone heading out!
Joe

Posted on: 5/10 10:01:37
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Re: Rods for pulling spinners
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What Ret-to said. I picked up a Scheels Walleye casting rod last year on clearance. 7 medium/moderate action. I was slow to switch to a bait caster as well. But, for bottom bouncers, it makes for quick depth adjustments. And I like it for long lining also.

Posted on: 5/7 20:23:50
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Re: Ice 55 and Ice H7?
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I think the reason the 45 and the 55 tend to interfere with each other is that they both run the same frequencies. I converted my open water Helix 7 G2N for use on the ice and use the recommended 1521 transducer. I have fished in a 6x12 house with a FL8 and FL18 both running and was able to adjust IR for zero interference. Just fished over the weeked with a ICE 55 in a hub house and had zero interference. There is a bit of a learning curve, but I am very happy with the unit so far. Now if it would just catch some fish for me!

Posted on: 2/13 9:34:11
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Re: Helix 5 Chirp G2
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Also check that you have the 1521 ducer selected in the sonar menu.

Posted on: 2/5 22:45:25
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Re: Humminbird Helix 7 Ice
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cateyepike wrote:
I have had it out a couple times and so far have been very impressed with the chirp and the resolution. I have not needed the interference rejection as I was alone. So far I am very happy, excited to use some of my autochart live maps I made this summer in it


Just received my 1521 tranducer for my Helix 7 G2N and can't wait to get on the ice!! This setup is replacing my G1 Helix 7 I used last year.
Glad to hear the resolution has improved! I wouldn't say I had trouble with resolution with old unit, but improvement is a good thing. I am anxious to see how the IR works as well. Most of the time I'm fishing away from other units, so it typically is not a concern. But, last year while on a trip to SD, I fished in a wheel house with 2 FL-18's and a Marcum LX-3 and my Helix 7 was nearly useless due to interference. Time will tell if the upgrade is the ticket, but I have high hopes! I just really like the idea of having a unit that can be used year round, not to mention the GPS/mapping capability.

Joe

Posted on: 2017/12/1 10:04
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Humminbird Helix update
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Nice!!

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Posted on: 2017/11/1 20:31
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Re: Prairie Dogs with a .243?
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I would say if you're just wanting to try prairie dog hunting, that .243 will be just fine. You just won't be shooting as often. The recoil shouldn't be an issue with light loads, but you will have to be careful not to overheat the barrel. I've shot with guys that went through 200-300 rounds in a day with their .204's, .223's, and 22-250's, which you won't want to be doing with the .243. I never really got into prairie dog shooting, but did go a couple years in a row about 15 years ago and had a blast. I had along my .17HMR for bulk shooting and also had my .25-06 when I really wanted to reach out and smoke a pup.

Not sure if you load, but you can get 55-60gr bullet for the .243. Otherwise I would look for the lightest over the counter load you can find. The nice thing about using your "deer" rifle for shooting a few dogs is that it's a good way to get used to the gun and really hone your skills.

Posted on: 2017/8/22 7:58
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Re: Mille Lacs walleye closure extended to Aug 11
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Another thought I had.

Quote " They also agreed that up to 75,000 pounds of walleye could be sustainably harvested from the lake from Dec. 1, 2016 to Nov. 30, 2017 in order to conserve the population."

The lake is 128,000 acres. That's .59lbs per acre. Now I realize walleyes don't inhabit the entire lake year round, but even if you figure half the lake, that's 1.18lbs per acre. Or a 1/4 of the lake at 2.35lbs per acre. That's all the harvest that lake can sustain?

I'm probably oversimplifying it, but an interesting thought.

Posted on: 2017/7/21 21:41
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