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About carpshooterdeluxe

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  • Birthday 05/21/1982

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  1. Put 4 houses with SD registrations grouped tight together out on Bitter or Waubay on a Thursday and see how many MN registered houses are right next to them by Saturday afternoon. Happens every weekend. We've done it just for laughs...set our wheel houses in 2' of water on Bitter and had 10-15 non residents come into the area and set up without even checking the depth. What's even more fun is tightly clustering portables similar in model as the ones used by a well known guide service. Guys get their Iowa fish finders out and see that cluster of portables and think "XXX guide service must be on the perch there." you can have 20 new neighbors real fast doing that.
  2. 4"-6" sucker minnows are turning walleyes on a lot of lakes right now. Seems to be an underutilized method lately.
  3. yes, trucks all over the lake. I wouldn't necessarily say that the bite is all that great though. Personally, I'd hit the next two lakes west of bitter, or a couple up in Marshall Co.
  4. Same one I use.
  5. I wouldn't consider 8 pounds more being a "heavy beast." Electrics certainly will have their place, I see them consistently gaining market share with the wheel house crowd. Unless you were referring to the drill plates or k drills?
  6. What starts out as a few people accessing legally and respectfully, always eventually attracts the slobs, doesn't matter if it's a slough in Day County, or a big lake like Poinsett, or Upper Red, or wherever. Slobs do what slobs do...ruin things for the rest of us. It's the same reason land owners now mow their ditches here in SD. Or now post all of their land in ND. We as sportsmen continually sit back and do little to nothing to police our activities. Sure we pick up the occasional bait container or beer can from a fishing spot or shoreline, but why aren't we lobbying for tougher laws for tresspassing? Poaching? Littering? We are our own worst enemies.
  7. Do you use the teflon glide in lieu of ski wax? or do you put it ontop of an existing layer of wax?
  8. Have used a PRO4 and HC40 side by side this winter and I like the Eskimo better. Both fire right up and both cut great, but the Eskimo doesn't throw shavings out as much as the jiffy. I'll be ditching my Clam Edge and picking up an HC40 sometime this winter.
  9. I learned 16 years ago when we built our first wheel house...if you don't want it messed with, don't leave it on the lake. Sooner or later something will happen if you leave it unattended; unfortunately thats the nature of the beast.
  10. Still have it? I might be interested in picking it up for a spare...I'm in SF.
  11. A few trucks on Waubay but they are crazy. My buddy sent me snapchats of spots that had 7" on Waubay yesterday. Recovery services are going to have a good year for business unfortunately.
  12. Minnesota company too.
  13. True, but at the same time, they do put their brand on some items of questionable quality, like the two packs of LED hand held lights with the hooks and magnets on them, as well as those fan/light combos that you can hang in the shacks just to name a few items that I've seen numerous people have issues with. Clam would do just fine without having to rebrand some of the chinese stuff like the lights. Shacks and major shack accessories, along with the tackle, I'll continue to buy, but when you go to return a fan and the guy at scheels says "yeah we get a lot of these returned" it does make you wonder why not stick to the stuff that they do well.
  14. I think he's referring to the downturn in quality (perceived or real), not the customer service.
  15. Venom inferno minnows or inferno spoons in green glow or blue glow, coupled with a Lightning Box will really change your mind on the quality and duration of glow from other companies.