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  2. Hello from the NW Angle! Minnesota fishing has been most productive in 20-24 feet of water. Guests are bringing home their limits of Walleye and Sauger with the occasional Perch and Northern mixed in. Fish have been most active early and late in the day and the bite has been terrific. The use of electronics continues to be very beneficial with fish taking jigging spoons, jigg’n raps or rattle baits. Snowmobile ttrails on the Minnesota side continue to be maintained and are in great shape. We are still making ice, with most spots at over 30 inches. North and East of us in Canada, big Crappies are coming in on light tackle setups out of 30 feet. If you are looking for walleye, they are everywhere! Until next week, Sunset Lodge
  3. Unattended Lines?

    Tip ups outside the house are fine because you can visually see them which means you are attending to those lines. A line left down in your house while you go to a buddies house can't be seen. If you can't see them you can't attend to them when needed. A CO also has no idea how long you were gone, were the lines unattended for 5 minutes or 5 hours? If you have some sort of system set up so that you can monitor the lines remotely then you've entered a gray area and would probably be up to the CO's discretion. You can email the DNR and ask but I'm guessing whether you get a ticket or not would be determined by which CO finds you and what kind of mood he's in that day. If you did choose to take the ticket to court I'd think you'd have a reasonable case to present. The judge would have to determine if being able to monitor your lines on a baby monitor satisfies the law. Personally I think it would but who knows what a judge or CO would think.
  4. Sounds like event was well attended all 3 days just over 28k total. we went on Friday and had a great time participating in the bird dog parade. Scored some deals on some dog stuff and even got some nice freebies. hope it makes it back to SD again. Next year is in Schaumburg Illinois so probably won’t attend.
  5. Walleye Photo Gallery

    Battled the winds yesterday but fishing was excellent. Couldn’t find the big perch but managed to get a limit of eyes here in South Dakota
  6. Today
  7. Daytona 500

    Winning the Daytona 500 is huge. The only thing better, is winning it clean. Move or be moved is fair. But I could only imagine the shower of beer cans onto the track if roles had been reversed.
  8. Fish House rv Build

    Where did you get your subfloor? How is it holding up?
  9. Unattended Lines?

    thats what I have heard also.. I have put a tip up out on the lake and stay in my home, less than 200 feet, no issue... could see it always...
  10. Daytona 500

    The dump and run brings home the HJE trophy for the 60th anniversary of the race and on the 20th anniversary of the #3’s win of the race. Any thoughts? I’m only a part time fan these days but it seems like the move is totally acceptable these days. Or is it just if you’re part of racing royalty? 20 years ago there woulda been a fight. I will say I enjoyed the race and glad it was good since I’ve had to sit on my butt all day not feeling good. Oh, and the Monster Energy marketing gals don’t suck.
  11. New home construction.

    I would also look into using SIPS panels as an alternative to post framed. I have done a lot of projects using SIPS panels from a company called EPS in Iowa including the new fire station/ city hall in our town. The cost of the panels is higher than the material cost of post framed but they are super insulated, go up fast and really cut down on outside noise. Our city has saved a significant amount of money in heat savings and you can even put in smaller btu HVAC which saves money.
  12. Unattended Lines?

    I always thought it was a visual issue. Not sure of the footage away but going house to house without seeing your lines might be a problem. I've wondered in the summer, casting a sucker off the dock and walking up to the cabin to get something if that was in wrong as well.
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  14. Unattended Lines?

    I’ve heard people have been getting cited for not bringing up their lines to go their buddies houses less than 200 feet away. What I haven’t heard is the reason why this legally different than having a tip up outside your house. I won’t argue that it is different, just haven’t heard why, and what notification systems make it or break it. Its another situation where the use of technology is moving faster than the laws. I agree with Pro V: contact the DNR before you have to try to explain it on the ice. Or maybe you’ve had to do that already.
  15. We could be riding the nsst

    Got another good ride in yesterday ,,, Almost took the same route as the last time I did the Tac but took a wrong turn and put on a few extra miles but still and enjoyable ride ,,, Had lunch at Side Lake and then headed out to the Bearskin trail ,,, Nice trail flat, straight and fast ,, A little too fast for a sled not completely broke in yet any way ,,, I think every one enjoyed the ride and trail conditions ,,, As I type the snow is falling and Im sure trail conditions are improving
  16. Unattended Lines?

    Good question to ask the warden.
  17. Thick ice, go to auger gas or cordless

    I can't think of one reason to ever have a gas auger again... I get around 20 holes per battery this time of year with a lazer 7 inch
  18. WAIT FOR IT Here is James Vladyka's story: This is one of my best friends. We grew up together and have made some crazy memories over the years. He joined the Army shortly after we got out of high school and there was many years where we had to make the best out of a few days of leave that he would get to hunt and fish. To many years have passed 2 tours Iraq, 3 tours Afghanistan and a few years private contracting he has served our country proudly. Now he's retired and we are making more memories again. This was another battle to add to his long list. Brock landed this beautiful Pike through a 6 in kdrill hole on a 20" Jason Mitchell meat stick with a Clam Dropkick tipped with a white Super Jamei on 2 lbs CPT line. The 14 inch white Crappie in it's mouth was placed there for a size reference. The assist goes to another one of my good friends not pictured Blaine Goad. He reach down the hole and help her come topside FishHoundsOutdoors Clam Outdoors Navionics Vexilar Inc
  19. WAIT FOR IT Here is James Vladyka's story: This is one of my best friends. We grew up together and have made some crazy memories over the years. He joined the Army shortly after we got out of high school and there was many years where we had to make the best out of a few days of leave that he would get to hunt and fish. To many years have passed 2 tours Iraq, 3 tours Afghanistan and a few years private contracting he has served our country proudly. Now he's retired and we are making more memories again. This was another battle to add to his long list. Brock landed this beautiful Pike through a 6 in kdrill hole on a 20" Jason Mitchell meat stick with a Clam Dropkick tipped with a white Super Jamei on 2 lbs CPT line. The 14 inch white Crappie in it's mouth was placed there for a size reference. The assist goes to another one of my good friends not pictured Blaine Goad. He reach down the hole and help her come topside FishHoundsOutdoors Clam Outdoors Navionics Vexilar Inc
  20. Sunflower Hearts

    They love them, I used to get 40# sacks for $16 in Thief River Falls at Hunters Outlet. Haven't had to work up there for a couple years now, it was a great buy. One draw back was the small moths coming from the bag in the warm months. Came back from fishing in Alaska to a garage full of them one time.
  21. Unattended Lines?

    If I leave my 2 lines down when I leave my fishouse and go to my buddies house say 75’ away they are considered unattended and illegal, but what if the lines are on buzzer reels and I use a baby monitor to listen for a bite?
  22. Air Fryer?

    Yah, I bet I coulda looked that one up myself, eh?
  23. Air Fryer?

    The Air fryer XL was 120.00 and the Air Fryer Oven was 160.00. If you Google Power Air Fryer or put a .com at the end you should find it. 3 or 4 easy payment of $39.99 depending on model and free shipping.
  24. Sunflower Hearts

    I bought a bag of the hearts and chips because I got sick of the mass of sunflower shells on the ground. Now, it’s only been a couple days, but it sure seems like I have a lot less cardinal activity at my feeders since making the switch. Do cardinals prefer the shelled seeds?
  25. Snowmobilers and driveways

    I have a very short driveway (2 car lengths) and I always have 2 cars on it. Couple times a year the city says I cant block the sidewalk. (There is no sidewalk there) But they say thats where it would be if there was one so I cant block it LOL
  26. Any Dual Sport riders out there?

    Ill bump you into 2018. I just picked up a WR250F and put plates on it. Not sure how much riding I will get done now though with the house build.
  27. New home construction.

    Just my thoughts on that: You’ll be glad you poured the edge thicker if you’re planning to stay there awhile. A good, stable slab will reduce wall cracks and keep your door jambs plumb. And don’t skimp on the insulation. My current home is slab on grade with in floor heat. It has 2 inch insulation under it but not up the side of the slab. I’ll eventually add that additional inslulation around the perimeter. The ground is a heat sponge. Heat migrates to cold no matter what direction it goes. The insulation will pay for itself in a short amount of time. The higher the R value, the better. Good luck. It sounds like an interesting project.
  28. Snowmobilers and driveways

    Suzanna, if you had not saw the signs in the ditch on either side of your driveway in the past nor had a snowmobile groomer come through there. It sounds like one of the local snowmobile clubs may have added that stretch of ditch to their trail system. You may inquire around the area which snowmobile club is grooming and maintaining the trails in the area and talk to them. They can talk to their members about driveway jumping but they really can't stop some of the young nonmember folks around there from doing it. Please do not do anything like icing down the ditch, blocking it with things like logs, wire or anything else. If someone gets injured as a result of something you did, you will be liable.
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