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Re: Do they make Crankin Rap rapalas any more?
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Posted on: 2016/4/10 20:54
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Re: Trolling motors
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BrianHoffies wrote:
If you are going to use it a lot get a 24 volt system. As you already know that's a terribly heavy boat with lots of drag. 12 volts will move you but you won't be happy with it.


You're probably right, those old Glasstron's were heavy, most of the drag in the stern. 15' is pretty small as they go though, so it might mitigate his need for a 24V trolling motor.

Be easier if Uhrich posted the model number, and could check the hull weight. Is it an I/O ect...

Posted on: 2016/4/10 20:48
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Re: Trolling motors
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I'd say a #40 pound should be pretty good. 15' Tri-hull, should have similar drag to a 14' V-Hull. Just a guesstimate here, but with a #40 your top speed should be around 2.2ish mph.

Thinking again though the Fiberglass is going to be heavier, might want to step up to a #50.

See if anyone else has run a trolling motor on a tri hull, odder combo there.

Posted on: 2016/4/10 20:28
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Re: Wheel house insurance
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Woodshed wrote:
$40 a month seems a little steep depending on your claims history, driving record, how many other things you have insured through the same company, etc.

I'm at $23 a month on a 2016 Ice Castle 21 ft RV edition thru USAA Federal Savings Bank Insurance, $500 deductibles on Comprehensive and Collision. In order for you to better compare apples to apples here's the rest of the story: I have a clean driving record, no recent insurance claims and I insure everything thru USAA: 3 vehicles, the fish house plus residential property.

Might not hurt to shop around a little. Good luck


We're at $18.33 a month on a 2016 Grey Wolf 16GR through State Farm, same $500 deductible on C&C, same driving records. Certainly worth looking around.

I would say that dedicated insurance on the wheel house is a good idea. Only insurance we didn't get was GAP Insurance on the loan. $500 was steep for the term, and RV edition wheel houses don't depreciate like a car does.

Posted on: 2016/4/10 19:58
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Re: Best Wheeled Ice House?
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Bergy2121 wrote:
What do you mean by stag wheel house


What I mean by "stag wheel house" is anything with only single bunks. Like the Team Lodge's, or alot of toy hauler style houses.

Our Grey Wolf has a double drop bunk, and the bottom bunk is pretty close to a king size. Perfect for two couples, or one or two other singles.

My wife loves pulling up the rattle reel's at night, so I've got it made. I curl up on the inside, and let her do the nightly rounds.

Work smarter, not harder

Posted on: 2016/4/8 0:09
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Re: Do you need 2 anchors?
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I absolutely use 2 anchors. The main one at the bow is one of those diggers. The one in back is smaller. Not mushroom style, I don't like those.


I've got the 15lb Digger on the bow hung to an Anchor Mate II.

Rear anchor is a claw with the line reel mounted under the rear port trim. Boat is a tiller, so makes it easy on me.

When I get around to it, want to mount a power winch for the bow anchor.

Also have a 10lb mushroom with 50' of rope, just in case.

Gotta have 3 anchors if you're river fishing with three lines. You can only anchor bow or stern into the current with two, which only gives you room for two lines out. Just my experience fishing the Minnesota River with three guys in the boat.

Posted on: 2016/4/7 23:55
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Re: New regulations for Northerns?
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Had a few last night I know those 3 lakes really well and it just seemed far fetched but possible so didn't mean to start anything I apologize if I run into ya out there I got a cold beer for ya and we can swap recipes I sent ya pm bud


It's all good, all is forgiven , we just hit it right that day for the snot rockets...

You remember spring/early summer '14?

We had a ton of rain, and the lake was high. We just rolled the outside of the early weed lines, and hammered them.

All told that day we caught around a 100 fish. Between one eye, 70+ pike, lost count, 12+ LGB, and some sunnies close to the bible camp dock, SE bay of the island.

It was a good day, and we fished hard



Now I'm going to telling a "" story, a story no one would believe, because truth is stranger then fiction, .

Wife and I launched on Alex at night, as we like to do for night eye's. Trolled, didn't get nothing.

I pulled the boat around and hit the other shore, Made one run, no bites. Pulled back around and stopped.

We were drifting, and I heard a soft splash, pulled out the spot light, and spotted the water where I heard it, thought it was a Muskie, rolling on the surface, but all I saw was eye's...

Pulled the boat around and netted a 20" walleye rolling on the surface with a blue stringer through it's gills.

Just over a week later I learned that my nephew had been fishing Alex from a Kayak. He had landed a 20" eye, and as he was trying to knot the blue stringer to his kayak, it took off, pulling out of his hands and dove for the bottom.

I guess he was feeling sorry for us, and made sure 10 days later, no matter what, we landed an eye,

No worries, next month we put him and his dad on the eye's. Goes to show that even if you're sponsored on the NWT, you still don't mind getting tips

Posted on: 2016/4/7 23:13
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Re: Boat fuel additives how many do I need?
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I agree that non-oxy gas is the most important for small engines. 4 stokes are the way to go nowadays with how efficient and durable they are just run a good oil like amsoil and you shouldn't have any issues. I think additives like upper cylinder lube and seafoam can't hurt every few tanks I use them and can't say how well they actually work, but everything I use them in runs healthy and clean.

Here is a website that has a list of all non-oxy gas stations. When you can, run non-oxy in all small engines I don't think it's as important for cars and trucks, but for small engines I don't run anything else. I always keep some 6 gals at home with non-oxy. I'm convinced that ethanol is the culprit in poor running small engines in most cases.

http://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=MN


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Excellent link.

It's getting harder to find stations that have "true" 91 Non-Oxy. You have to look for the B&W sticker that says "Only for use in small engines, boats, collector vehicles, ect..."

If the 91 Octane Pump just says "No Ethanol". Then it's still oxygenated, ie... Reformulated Crap. Burns cleaner in bigger motors, but all that O2 just causes the gas to varnish up in storage.

Read the directions on a bottle of Gas-Stable, it tells you to fill your tank over 90% full to keep the air out, it's the O2 that causes the gas to oxidize, ie... gum up and varnish.

My winterizing routine is to top the tanks off with Stabil/Seafoam treated Non-Oxy. Get them as full as possible. Then run the carbs dry.

Works great for me, the last carb I had to do a rebuild on was a quad I bought, that had 87 reformulated left in it for 6+ years. That varnish peeled off the float like dried RTV sealant.

Don't think Non-Oxy is just for 4 stokes, for you guys with 2 stoke ice augers, remember. If you burn up the powerhead, 10 to 1 it was running lean because the main jet got plugged. Nothing will plug a main jet faster then varnished gas in the tank!

Posted on: 2016/4/7 22:08
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Re: Plugging live well drain hole
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mrpike1973 wrote:
Sadly this can mean coolers also it would need to be dry even if fish were in it. when talking about the coolers I got different answers also. Black and white print would be nice.


That's why we, do what we do. Cooler with Plastic Jugs of frozen water. Not much they can say about that.

Only reason there was weeds in the cooler is because I pulled that eye out of 4' of water. Wife netted it, and I opened the lid. Later I pulled the weeds out and tossed them back in the lake.

Our fish go home dry, in the cooler, with the plastic ice jugs to keep them cool, if needed. Only realistic way I see of avoiding the long arm of the "law".

Posted on: 2016/4/3 2:28
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Re: New regulations for Northerns?
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We have a place on shamineau next to the Bible camp for 25 years now I lived there for 15 of them. You didn't catch 70+ northerns in one day. Sorry but I'm calling you out on this one. You probably stayed at augers once but nice try bud


That's fine you can call me out all you want. If you want signed, notarized affidavits, I will supply three of them, northern chewed raps included.

Augers, lol, why would I bother...

I'd rather launch at The Landing on Alexander and show you a thing or two about night googly-eye fishing that lake, gotta know those runs like the back of your hand. If you land a "snot rocket", better switch shores, if you're hammering rock bass, keep at it, the eye's will be smacking...

Shamineau was high that year in early June 2014, we got out in the morning, and trolled the weed lines all day at 15 FOW.

My long time friend caught one walleye, just South of the channel that leads though the bull rushes from the West Landing, Main Lake, on a Bleeding Blue Shad Rap.

Interesting tag to that is he also caught a 42" Muskie, the next year with a jointed rap, at the end of the small channel from the West landing. Ever seen a 40"+ fish lay out flat on the surface like a Largie, in 4' of water? Good fun.

The Cotton Cordell Jointed Wally Diver Gold/Black, was the big winner. That single rap caught 30+ on it's own, my wife and I traded off half way through the day because she felt sorry for me,

If you believe me or not, don't care, I was there. We got to the point that we were shaking those "snot rockets" off our raps rather then landing them.

10 bag limit under 22", only 2 over 26", seems like pretty good regs to me. Only going to lead to more eye's for the hot oil...

Posted on: 2016/4/3 1:56
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