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  1. bottom bouncers?

    Most definately, you can easily even learn to differentiate the species underneath you. If a pike or walleye that smack is like nothing else. I too let up a little after the initial hit. The 4", worm stealing perch I can do without though! I come across them I typically go wide out and try & run a quick circle around them. I'm pretty confident a nice pike or some eyes aren't too far away.
  2. Lock n Load

    We'll be fairly close by. Definately share reports if we get that way. Good Luck!
  3. Trout Newbie

    Anyone had any success with the crawdad Panther Martin? A #4 Crawdad turned into one of my go to lures shortly after opener last year. Had so much luck had to pick up a few more. Lost most of it's coloring midway through season.
  4. Anyone have any results of this year's contest?
  5. Walleye Photo Gallery

    Oh, the magic of Photoshop. PDOGG, I'll be at that same lake, I was talking about earlier this week, tomorrow morning. If you happen to be out and see the red Durango stop by and say "hey".
  6. Walleye Photo Gallery

    I've finally figured this Photoshop out!!!
  7. Walleye Photo Gallery

    Nice night Trouble28! That lower one's a beauty!
  8. Walleye Photo Gallery

    When I find myself in a rut I've intentionally left camera at home. Think'n that's gonna make the difference. But always grinding out a backup plan in an event similar to yours. Nice fish all, keep 'em coming!
  9. How long is too long???

    I've ate fish close to a year old before froze in a gallon zip-lock & water. Not a thing wrong at all. However, I would not recommend holding that long. But in the ice has proven very successful for me. I wouldn't pack any other way. June, huh? Don't worry at all about them. You'll see.
  10. Walleyes of 2008!

    Those are too perfect of eyes... GOOD JOB!
  11. Where they at?

    Yeah I fish a beach for eyes in 3' to 5' feet this early in the hardwater season. They cruise in the evenings after the pannies stop biting. Stick it out til early January then proceed to go to the deeper ranges. Usually a correlation with thickness. When I can drive on the ice I generally move out more.
  12. Walleyes of 2008!

    You know nothing beats war wounds from walleye! It's a sad day when they heal.
  13. Qaulity reels?

    Look into the Abu's. They are light-weight, reliable, and mostly inexpensive. I had required maintenance on 1 and the service I received was prompt and above expectations! I have 1 Okuma, 1 Mitchell, and a dozen Abu's. I've been sold for quite sometime now. With all that being said I am somewhat anxious to check out the new Jason Mitchell reels.
  14. Hard Water Walleyes!

    Twins 57, I have some relatives up there in Shakopee and thought it would be nice to take a weekend sometime soon to visit & possibly slip in some ice fishing. Any recommendations around that way?
  15. Hard Water Walleyes!

    I'm usually pretty loyal to the buckshots for the eyes but have had most of this year's success on an eye-dropper. Cherry red has been the go-to for me. My friend's been doing well with his Lindy Rattler. 1 of my most overused jigs for the deadstick is a #6 cherry red doodle bug. I've relied on them for many years. They at times have had a shorter shelf lives. But when it comes to having a few fish being responsible that's not a bad thing!