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  2. Inline reel reviews

    They work great on a super limp rod in 10 ft or so for tiny jigs on panfish, eliminating spin. Worthless after that. For this purpose expensive ones are a waste.
  3. I actually have one but it is up north and I won't be in a position to get it until next spring. So PM me if you still need it then and you can have it. Been a few years since I used it, but it worked when I stashed it in the attic. They are not too hard to take apart and clean, and that might help. Let me know in May if you still are in need.
  4. Today
  5. Gps app

    Another solution is to get Handheld radios (FRS/GMRS) especially if there's weak cell signal.
  6. I have a Minnkota 12V bow mount trolling motor but need a foot pedal as mine isn't reliable and they discontinued the product. The connection of the cord is a little over an inch and oval in shape. Thank you!
  7. Smaller brisket smoke method

    The wife and I have different tastes so I usually use an off the shelf prime rib rub and finish up with coarse ground salt and pepper. There are lots of great rub recipes out on the net depending on your taste and company
  8. Underwater Walleye strikes video

    Good catch of the actions and reactions of the walleyes down there.
  9. Grandsons and Gills (video)

    Nice catch for your little boy!
  10. Grouse drumming in the fall?

    Drumming at night. Did you go after them with you burlap bag and flashlight?
  11. Inline reel reviews

    The more i research there seems to be a consensus that there is not a reasonably priced inline reel on the market worth the price tag. Along those lines i dont recall too many of the guys making a living in the industry using them, even though a few promote them. Think mr genz, he has his name on an inline but i dont recall any youtube footage of him using one.
  12. Grouse drumming in the fall?

    I was sleeping in the topper of my truck two weeks ago and it was *thump....... thump........thumpity thumpity* all night long. Maybe it's the yearlings just figuring stuff out and finding themselves? Young males thinking they are all that?
  13. Rut Activity Thread 2017

    This looks promising. Usually have the little guys but a little more age in these two.
  14. Yesterday
  15. Grouse drumming in the fall?

    I’ve heard drumming deep into the summer when I was out trout fishing. I thought that was a little odd. It’s one of the nicest sounds to come out of the woods though, so if they do it year round, I’ll take it!
  16. Fall colors are now peaking in far northwestern Wisconsin and throughout the central part of the state including the Door County area, according to the Department of Tourism's Fall Color Report. Fall colors are now past peak in about a dozen north central counties and leaves are dropping rapidlyFall colors are now peaking in Door County. Photo from Oct. 19 from atop "Old Baldy" sand dune at Whtiefish Dunes State Park.Photo Credit: DNRMuch needed rain in the last week finally spurred on the fall Lake Michigan tributary salmon runs. The chinook spawn is going strong, with a variety of baits and methods seeing success. The chinook spawn is in full swing along Door County with salmon spotted in most marinas and in many area creeks. In the Kewaunee harbor, salmon can be seen jumping regularly and have been stacking up in corners in force and numbers, and anglers are having success with both spoons and crankbaits. Fish have been so thick at times that anglers have foul-hooked more than they have had strike. The salmon spawn is also in full force in the East and West Twin, Manitowoc, Branch and Ahnapee rivers. Chinook salmon are the most common catch but a few coho are also being caught. In southern tributaries, those fishing the Sheboygan River reported most of the success from chinook and coho salmon along with a few brown trout. At Sauk Creek a few chinook were landed on flies and spoons. On the Root River were chinook the majority of anglers targeting and seeing success upstream of the steelhead facility and fishing with egg flies. .
  17. I couldn't help myself!

    $2,750 it's in darn good condition as well.
  18. I couldn't help myself!

    How much for the old one?
  19. Nodak

    Im from N.D. and guided for many yrs from Sask to Texas. And why anyone would go to N.D and hunt waterfowl is a mystery to me. Canada has the best waterfowl hunting I have ever seen. You only have to drive 500 miles more. There is no posted land and no hunters. Its a waterfowlers dream. We averaged 69 Geese a day for 15 yrs plus I never counted the Ducks in the decoys in the mornings. In the evening clients would sit at a slough and shoot ducks while I found a field to hunt geese in the next morning. Pretty good chance you would shoot more bird in one day than in N.D. in a week.
  20. Nodak

    Fish thanks for the heads up, We have it planned for next week so at least I'll Miss the MEA weekend yahoos.
  21. Smaller brisket smoke method

    any rub on it?? I got to try this!!
  22. I couldn't help myself!

    Picked up a new to me sled with only a 122 miles on it! It's the same sled I already have Arctic Cat Panther 570 fan, which I will only use since I ice fish more then trail ride. Things in perfect shape the guy used it like 4 times with his family and has 120 compression on both sides and is Mint! Not as pretty as the old Black and red one which has 3165 miles on it but just to nice to pass up. Old ones going on C/list now.
  23. Smaller brisket smoke method

    I've got a small one waiting. Just trying to find time when I and the smoker will be in the same spot for enough hours! I have a good feeling that the week after Deer Hunting closes and Ice forms. The smoker will be doing a lot of catch up!!!
  24. Nodak

    I wouldn't even bother going to NoDak before Nov 1. Too many yahoos. There's still plenty of guys up there later, but at least most of them are legitimate hunters
  25. Hydraulic Frames

    You can get longer but at a premium, and I'm not a huge fan because of the different firmness from back to bottom along with the groove makes sleeping awkward. You could make one easy enough or modify a futon. Find a used one and gut the hardware out to make your own that will blend in better.
  26. Smaller brisket smoke method

    $4.59/lb not sure how good or bad that is. But I am more intrigued by size and experiment with that rather than a full packer.
  27. Smaller brisket smoke method

    What are they running per pound? I would be all over it if I wouldn't have just got done doing a 12 pounder on Monday . It turned out awesome... Here is what I did. Smoke setting for 2 hrs (may be able to get by an hr with the smaller brisket) Bump temp up to 225 and leave uncovered Double wrap in foil at 160 internal meat temp Pull off at 200 internal meat temp, wrap it in a towel and let it rest for 1 1/2 hrs in a cooler
  28. B$G 10 Hockey

    Redirect your anger toward NCHC because its their fault this game is not televised. BigTen network and FSN offered to air it, but NCHC chose to keep it "in-house". Its all a money grab. They are hoping that people flock to their streaming service at the tune of $25 just for this game. Nope, I've got better things to do.
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