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  1. 7 points
    rundrave

    Time for a smoke

    Smoked these yesterday timed it just right and they were ready at halftime
  2. 7 points
    Scoot

    Tagged out in nd

    Ryan finally got an opportunity on the last night of the ND season. He did good! He and I are on Cloud 9 about it. His biggest buck by far!
  3. 6 points
    Wanderer

    Locking your fish house?

    If the wife and I are feeling the need to, um, do something else besides fish, we would lock the door. I THINK our lock works...
  4. 6 points
    PurpleFloyd

    Christmas chicken.

    Finished product. It tasted fantastic. Crispy skin, moist,juicy breast and thighs and the combo of white oak and cherry wood gave it a great flavor.
  5. 5 points
    Grainbelt

    Time for a smoke

    First batch done, hopefully these will pair well with a cold beverage and football! Skol! Last weekends football fare, beef burnt ends, lasted about 15 min with my neighbors. I'm going to try it with pork shoulders this weekend. I'll grill up the chunks during pregame tomorrow. Skol!
  6. 5 points
    rl_sd

    Vikings vs eagles

    When she does a load of you underwear?
  7. 5 points
    smurfy

    Kettle grates

    for the amount of grillin and smoming you do i would venture to think it would be a worth while investment on your part!!!!!!! oh and it could go something like this................look honey i got you a valentines gift early!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. 4 points
    leech~~

    Quick ice locator holder.

    Going Ice fishing with my son for the first time this weekend in like 8 years since before he went off to college and got busy with his new job. Rigged this up with my summer locator and extra ducer in about an hour with odds and ends laying around the house and garage so we both have a locator to use. I think it should work well for the day, and hopefully if we catch any Walleyes some more trips with him.
  9. 4 points
    Grainbelt

    Time for a smoke

    It was a bit snowy yesterday so I didn't fire up the grill. Here is some buffalo chicken dip and french bread toasted up for the Vikings game. What a game!!
  10. 4 points
    Grainbelt

    Time for a smoke

    Time to fire up the coals again and crisp these up.
  11. 4 points
    Princeton

    Solar Powered Fish House Build

    Here are the original pictures. Let me know if you have any questions.
  12. 4 points
    1lessdog

    Locking your fish house?

    A few yrs ago I was on Lida fishing all alone. I had to do a #2 so out comes the garbage bag and 5 gallon bucket. As I'm doing my business comes a knock on the door. He identified himself and I say I'm going to the bathroom. A few mins latter I open the door. He said you went kidding were you. I said no I wasnt, he said thats a first for him to hear that one. The house was kind of stinky. I still smile when I think about it.
  13. 4 points
    Wanderer

    Locking your fish house?

    Yes!
  14. 4 points
    smurfy

    Christmas chicken.

    thanks Jim! i dont want to derail this thread but yea it hurts bad. he was 22 years old and he frustrated me to know end at times but when i was with him we had a blast. he loved heading up north, fishing and hunting when he could.
  15. 4 points
    Wanderer

    Garmin Panoptix Ice Bundle

    Buy your Panoptix at cooperative dealers near you!
  16. 3 points
    PurpleFloyd

    Quick ice locator holder.

    That's what it's all about right there. Father and son making memories.
  17. 3 points
    PurpleFloyd

    New pack member

    Here are a few pictures of the little peanut aka TazMania. I got waaay behind on introducing him to birds and with work and the weather it was a slow start but once I finally got him on birds he really took off. He has an incredible nose and he is close working which for me and my family a$$ is a benefit. I was worried about going away from Springer's but I am not disappointed and love the cocker.
  18. 3 points
    Grainbelt

    Time for a smoke

    Great Saturday to build some pork loin jerky. Got round 1 in the smoker round 2 still in the bucket.
  19. 3 points
    rl_sd

    Quick ice locator holder.

    Don't worry, he will. Kids go through the phases: Nurturer (0-5) Super hero (5-13) Discipliner (13-16) Old guy that thinks he knows it all (16-18) Someone to ask advice if you are hard up (18-21) Someone you can have an a civil conversation over an occasional beer(21-25) Friend.......... (25-??)
  20. 3 points
    Duffman

    Vikings vs eagles

    I picked the wrong month to take a break from drinking.
  21. 3 points
    PurpleFloyd

    Vikings VS. Saints

    Copied from FB: A friend of mine has two tickets for the 2018 Super Bowl, both box seats. He paid $2,500 each but he didn't realize last year when he bought them, it was going to be on the same day as his wedding. If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place...It's at St Christopher’s Church, in Edina, Minnesota, at 3pm. Her name is Samantha, she's 5'4", about 145 lbs, good cook too.....She'll be the one in the white dress. (Feel free to copy and paste, to keep the laughter going!)
  22. 3 points
    rundrave

    Vikings VS. Saints

    This kind of stuff doesn't happen to the Vikings I don't even know how to process this still
  23. 3 points
    Grainbelt

    Time for a smoke

    It's at 167 degrees and smells great! Little bit longer then time to cube, sauce and rub it up then back on the grill. I'm really appreciating no wind today!
  24. 3 points
    Yes, That switch will work just fine with any voltage up to 120v and it will close when heated and open when cooled. Switches really don't care what the voltage is.
  25. 3 points
    PurpleFloyd

    Instant pot

    Lol. Yeah, I got the 10 qt model but this Yogi eats a lot of pikanik baskets. Pretty much but it does more. There are a lot of different functions on it. We had a macaroni hotdish tonight and it was pretty good. Just dumped in all the ingredients including the uncooked macaroni and it only took 8 minutes. No bags, no water or thermometer.
  26. 3 points
    PurpleFloyd

    Instant pot

    Best you ever had. Looks like you are getting very skilled at stirring the pot.
  27. 3 points
    Lip_Ripper Guy

    Locking your fish house?

    I always thought this to be true, until I was up on Winnie last year. In the middle of the day a very skilled DNR officer came flying up from directly in front of my house (blind side), parked 5' from my door, and was out of his truck before it even stopped moving. He was looking in the windows literally instantly. Once he saw I had 1 line down, checked my license and nearly empty fish bucket, he was on his way to blind side the next house. It was kind of cool watching him...he was quite strategic about it.
  28. 3 points
    Its been a while since my last post. To answer a frequently asked question " are you still sharpening" Yes I am. You can contact me at frankbdeluca@yahoo.com
  29. 3 points
    Just slide them on and off
  30. 3 points
    bobberineyes

    Kettle grates

    Great idea smurf!! Just think of the heart shaped burgers i could smooth things over with..
  31. 3 points
    Thats what they are doing. Vic sales just never took off like they hoped. Indians are better market competition to harleys and more profitable. They are also far superior in quality than the Victorys. I traded my Vegas and Goldwing for these two and couldn't be happier.
  32. 3 points
    snagfinder

    Finally

    Long season but finally had a happy ending.
  33. 3 points
    WELL, PAST DARK here at Hidden Bay as I write this I just had a slice of the wife's Banana Cream Pie and it sure hit the spot. Outside the den window it is snowing and has been since supper time. Sunshine Ray is forecasting four inches of the white stuff and I think he will come up short, it is coming down pretty good. I have been meaning to write but my hands have been bothering me the past few days. After the snow falls the temperature is going to do the same. Right now it is only fourteen in the Puddle Humper and by Christmas day the word is it may not reach zero for the daytime high. Tahoe may have to get plugged in between trips to the Lodge this weekend.   Old McDonnell is no longer offering hay rides on Main Street but with all the snow he is now giving out sleigh rides instead. I made a deal with Frank the plow driver to not plow the right lane of snow that goes to the Lodge till Christmas. It came with a price as it cost me my last box of peanut butter Girl School cookies that I had. Actually I didn’t even know I had them till I was looking for a bread pan, I think Diego the parrot put them there when he was here.   Just days away from Christmas and I will be busy. We will be celebrating Christmas here at the cabin on Thursday night. All the kids and grand kids will be here for supper then present opening. Friday night will be the Lodge’s Christmas party and gift exchange. Saturday will be our first after dark Ice House Fling, instead of just ten houses to be launched we will launch till all houses are shot out on to the ice with the big bungee cord. The prizes that have been donated will be giving away to all that have launched till they are gone. I will have my fling shanty ready and right now I will go out at number twenty right behind my neighbor Chuck who is number nineteen. The first ten houses are all lightweight modern jobs so they should get away from shore far enough that us heavy boys don’t destroy them if we just happen to bump in the night.   Not many rule changes, the usual no drinking till you have launched, you need to stay in your Shanty till the all clear is given. We have added that lights must be added and on so we can see where your house stops. Flares must be onboard. Dan Theim will be loaded in a Alert One if needed and the ATV club will also be on hand. Launching should start at six PM We understand that a big football game will also be going on at the same time as we have arranged to have the speakers at the ice rink aimed at the lake so we can at least get the play by play of the game. Sunday afternoon we will have Christmas dinner for all the Lodges familles and anyone else who needs a good home cooked meal. I will be there for all of these events but will slip away for awhile to attend the mother in law's get together, This was not my choice but a strong suggestion by my wife. This week I have already attended two Christmas parties involving my grand kids. Now that they are getting older I find myself enjoying them more for some reason. Of course going to them in my wheelchair lets me it in the front row, I just have to suffer a few "Poor guy looks" Chuck who has to sit on a small hard seat just rolls his eyes at me and waves at me not using all of his fingers. A busy weekend here at Lake Iwanttobethere
  34. 2 points
    leech~~

    Quick ice locator holder.

    Well, craapy wood work or not. Had a very good day with my son for our first ice fishing trip in 10 years or so and put a few Walleyes on the ice. Let a nice 25" go. Remember, it's not always what a box looks like. It's what you do with it!
  35. 2 points
    leech~~

    Quick ice locator holder.

    Thanks for the offer but I'm not sure how much it will get used. If he shows and interest to get back out there then we'll look for a better solution. And it was just old scrap plywood from the garage! Geez you wood guys really get Grainy!
  36. 2 points
    bobberineyes

    Just Food and Drink

    Don't believe I've ever tried spam, but it does look tasty big D. Grilled over charcoal would probably would help a canned processed something or another out..
  37. 2 points
    Duffman

    Vikings vs eagles

    Nobody wants to jinx it. I think they can bring it home. But like any Vikings fan, I'm prepared to be disappointed.
  38. 2 points
  39. 2 points
    PurpleFloyd

    Vikings VS. Saints

    My favorite explanation was that he was tackling Manti Teo's girlfriend.
  40. 2 points
    Hoyt4

    Vikings VS. Saints

    Throw was not that big it was the missed tackle by the rookie we need to thank. Keenum sputtered and could not keep us moving the ball when it was needed . Should not of come down to that type of play. Need a full game next weekend just bury the team.
  41. 2 points
    leech~~

    Trout Photo Gallery

    I'll be out giving it a try on Monday as well but heading a different direction. Good luck.
  42. 2 points
    bobbymalone

    Trout Photo Gallery

    Fish or fellow ice fishers?
  43. 2 points
    smurfy

    Never thought i would say this!!!!

    you guys can duke it out......i still be a fleet farm guy........regardless !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  44. 2 points
    Surface Tension

    Leech

    Take my advice and change it back. 1 out of 10 fill figure out how to navigate though the menu and the other 9 will give up.
  45. 2 points
    smurfy

    Leech

    Still get the normal way on my cell phone, but laptop and work puter it's all screwed up. With all the issues getting on its frustrating coming here. Seems like the more they tweek things the more it goes dead.
  46. 2 points
    smurfy

    Green Lake by Spicer.

    We're good! I was trolling for leeches!;
  47. 2 points
    Mike89

    Mushroom Explosion!!

    he's just saying it like you would, but he was first!!!
  48. 2 points
    tinker

    Nyjer seed

    Thanks eyeguy . Enjoy this site and the post's .
  49. 2 points
    Snowbound

    Locking your fish house?

    From MN DNR First of all, we can’t walk into your house and search your freezers like most people think. We would need consent from the homeowner or have a search warrant (“homeowner”, that also means occupant, lessee, etc.). Where our search authority comes into play is while a person is hunting or fishing. The best way to explain this is to give you an example – if you are out on the ice fishing and I observe you fishing. I also observe you catching fish but never throwing them back into the water. When I talk to you on the ice, you say you don’t have any fish in possession. This is where our authority comes into play – I observed you catching fish and not throwing them back – I have the authority to check all containers that could potentially hide those fish (coolers, containers, and even vehicles). Our authority would stop at the ice house which is treated like your residence when it comes to search authority. We typically just get a search warrant if we feel the violation is significant.
  50. 2 points
    Hawg

    Amount of lp used in subzero weather?

    You shoukdn’t but these are extreme temps. It would be wise to take the 20#er off your grill for insurance. An extra regulator and tape is a good idea too.