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Re: Kicker motors
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PB wrote:
Personally, I would get whatever brand the main engine is so they match. I have a 9.9 Merc pro kicker on my Impact 1875, and it works great. Only complaint is it didn't have a trim switch on the motor, just at the remote throttle, so I had to put one on it. The stock 7 pitch prop would only get down to 1.5 mph, so I put a 5 pitch and now I can get down to .8-.9mph which allows me to get the motor rpm up just a touch when I troll at 2.0. I also highly recommend a speed controller like the trollmaster or similar. Really helps keep the correct speed.


Hey PB...

Shoot me a PM with info on the addition of the trim switch and the lower pitch prop? I'd like to do both these mods on my Pro Kicker.

Posted on: 8/4 15:53:31
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Re: Mille Lacs walleye closure extended to Aug 11
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I can't wait until the only species I have to deal with are Giant Mekong Catfish, Barramundi, Siamese Carp and Giant Snakehead at the local fishing park. Fishing in this state with Gov Goofy is doomed!!! Along with the whole ML issue.

T2J... Send me your email and I'll have a room ready for you and yours. Can you handle a 12 hour time change? LOL!!

Posted on: 7/22 23:52:53
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Re: Propeller brands, prop slip and what have you
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Forget the 4 blade as it will be too much of a drag on the engine. You'll never hit max RPM. Talk to an expert... Ricky at Brainerd Props is a master! http://brainerdprops.com/ He's helped me with two rigs and both times he was SPOT ON!

Posted on: 7/2 0:19:36
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Re: New Petition to eliminate Treaty Management on Mille Lacs
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Posted on: 6/29 19:08:07
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Re: The Death Star tractor beam
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It really gets "sporty" when you're just deploying a inline planer board and it gets cut off by a 20'+ tiller boat topped out with 3 guys aboard.


Posted on: 6/29 16:06:13
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Re: New Petition to eliminate Treaty Management on Mille Lacs
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Keepin' it back on top of Page 1...

Posted on: 6/27 19:45:02
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Re: Guide question
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I see it like this...

The client has paid for a half day / full day on the water. I'll do my very best to make it the best fishing experience you've ever had. The client paid for it and it's my job. I have enough repeat clients to confirm this. I've given away extra time if fishing was slow and even refused payment if I felt I didn't uphold my end of the deal.

BUT...

All things considered, what you didn't pay for is riding electronic piggy back on 2+ decades of time on the water. I've shown you how and basically where. If you need exact coords... I'm good with that, but I'll be raising my price. Big time!

Sneaking in a GPS is, in my opinion, is bad form. If you're wondering about using a GPS with me... just ask. Personally, I wouldn't do it to any guide I hire and expect the same respect from my clients. That said, I don't allow any client GPS on my boat. They know this up front and I have yet to hear any complaints. My guess is that if a new prospect didn't like it, they went elsewhere. OK... Bye.

I'll step into my phone booth and put on my flame proof suit. Then I've got to prepare for a full weekend on the pond with my long time clients from Iowa. Gonna be a warm one I hear...

M-H out...

Posted on: 6/7 23:35:44
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Re: Use livewell as storage drain plug question
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I use the front livewell in my Pro-V as either storage or a cooler. When in storage mode, both the drain and overflow are blocked with plugs similar to the plug in the transom but have the "quick release" or thumbscrews removed and replace with hex head bolts.

I had this set up checked by my local CO and a few lake inspectors and was told I "should" remove the plugs before travel. I never have (in this config) and have yet to receive any citations. Since they can see my "storage" compartment is dry as a bone, and the plugs require tools to remove/install. I just make absolutely sure there is NO moisture what so ever in there and a it has the nice scent of 409.

In cooler mode, both plugs are changed out to to normal plugs. The drain is obvious and the overflow plug is to eliminate "contamination" via lake water. I gladly pull them both and drain the melted ice at the landing and they stay out while in transit. No worries.

My read is that if you can keep your livewell dry as dust, any CO could see it's not a invasives hazard and may give you little lecture but grant you a pass. But then again... Get the wrong CO who's all gung-ho, you may end up with a ticket.

YMMV so do what's best for you and roll them dice.

Posted on: 6/7 22:33:18
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Re: Metro Fishing Updates
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I've been out 3 to 5 times a week since ice out. 7 lakes close to me and a couple a bit farther north. For me, the "metro" season has been quite normal until a couple weeks ago. Then it turned 180* out from the usual. Still finding decent pannies, but not in their usual haunts. I invited 10 crappies over for dinner the other night and they came from places I've never really tried at this time of the season. And the walleye... Suspended over deep water? Thought what I marked were crappie. When I went back around and pulled a #4 Flicker Shad though them, I was rewarded with 3 decent eater eyes on 3 passes before they got wise.

Fun season none the less! Besides, I FINALLY got my girlfriend trained in to backing the boat in AND picking me up at the days end. Guys... I'm tellin' ya... What used to take 20 to 30 minutes now takes 10 tops! If it all ends tomorrow, I still feel blessed!


Posted on: 6/7 2:57:44
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Re: today's catch
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CAREFUL!!! Did you see what happened in the "bluegills" thread? Just sayin'....

Posted on: 5/28 22:47:39
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