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  1. Which GPS should I get???

    Bigfoot, Glad you got the info and saved the site. There is a lot of good info there. I really like the "What's new" link. It keeps you up to date with all the GPS software updates. Moderators, I too apologize. The site I posted about doesnt actually sell GPS or accessories so I didn't think it would be a problem. I won't do it in the future.
  2. Which GPS should I get???

    BIGFOOT, I know a good HSOforum for you to check out if your still interested in doing some research before you buy. I tried to post it earlier but it got yanked. Let me know and I can e-mail it to you.
  3. winnipeg free press-anyone read?

    I read the article and saw the picture. I believe 25 lbs was a misprint. I believe they meant 25 inches. The article was about a native fisherman who sets gill nets in the river. This has gotten a lot of local sport fisherman very unhappy and the newspaper got a hold of the story. The native, Jack Stevenson, says he released the walleye along with a sturgeon back into the river as the walleye was breeding stock. It was extremely cold that day and anyone that saw the picture of that fish could tell that it was frozen solid.
  4. winnipeg free press-anyone read?

    The Winnipeg Free Press has a web site but you have to be a subscriber to access the archives etc. The Free Press carried two stories regarding this native fisherman. The first was on Monday Jan 20. The second was on Thurs Jan 23.
  5. Lake Manitoba

    I haven't been to Lake Manitoba yet this year for perch but plan to soon. We had very little snow up to about a week ago. I heard that before the snow came you could easily drive out onto the lake. Since the snow I'm not sure if you need a snow machine or not. There are two places to go for perch on Lake Manitoba: 1. Twin Beaches, St. Laurent 2. Delta, north of Portage la Prairie I'm not familiar with Twin Beaches. I know that at Delta you can park your vehicle on the dyke/floodway and walk a short distance out. Timing is the key. As the winter wears on the Perch seem to migrate further west. Prior to coming up check out the Fishing Manitoba Bulletin Board on the Cat Eye Outfitter HSOforum. Lots of good info and plenty of guys willing to share reports. Good luck.
  6. Greatest Canadian Experience

    Some of my greatest hunting/fishing memories were spent with my grandpa. My parents divorced when I was very young so I spent a lot of time at my grandparents. My grandpa introduced me to hunting and fishing. He guided many duck hunters in the fall and commercial fished on Lake Manitoba in the winter. The first time he took me duck hunting I was only 8 yrs old. I was too young to hunt and grandpa had to balance out the duck boat with a couple of cinder blocks up front with me. I remember one hunt years later. It was a cold day toward the end of season and there was ice on the marsh. We worked hard to paddle the duck boat through the ice creating a large open area for our decoys. The mallards came in by the dozen and in no time we had our limit. I spent many spring breaks from school at my grandparents. We would get up early and head out onto Lake Manitoba in the bombadier for a day of perching. Grandpa could always find those perch and at times the action was non stop. I remember going back to school and the other kids commenting at how tanned my face was and what a great vacation I must of had. I explained to them that it wasn't a tan, it was wind burn and yes it was a great vacation. Sadly my grandpa passed away from cancer. I still bring his old duck calls with me to the marsh and there's a lazy ike of his in my takle box that will never get replaced. Thanks for starting this thread Hemlock. It brought back some good memories. Remember guys....take a kid hunting and fishing. The memories last a lifetime. I know mine will.
  7. 20lb propane connectors

    check out Colemans webpage under accessories-propane systems....the picture isnt very good but it gives you an idea.
  8. 20lb propane connectors

    Coleman makes a distribution tree. Its about 30 inches tall. The bottom fits into your 20 lb tank, you screw the lantern on the top and it has two threaded connectors in the middle. The middle connectors appear made for hook up to a hose that would go to your propane stove etc.
  9. Eh?

    Hemlock, I used to live in Portage la Prairie too. Moved to Winnipeg after college. It's a small world eh?
  10. Eh?

    My buddies and I mainly fish for Walleye on the Red River. We are hoping to set up our permanent shelter next week. Now that I have the portable I hope to get out to the Whiteshell in the eastern part of the Province, Lake Manitoba in the central part of the Province (for Perch) and Rock Lake in the southwest part of the Province (for Walleye and Perch). We are very blessed here in Manitoba to have so many differant species of fish most within a short drive of Winnipeg. In the future I hope to try my luck at catching Crappie, Pike and Trout as well.
  11. Eh?

    I'm from Canada. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba and have been checking out this site for about a year now. I enjoy it a lot as the info here is great. I'm sure my wife wishes I never found this site. Since finding it I've gotten myself an FL18, a Fish Trap Voyager and the list goes on. Thanks to all that contribute.
  12. Which GPS??

    Ol'MarbleEyes, I was looking for a GPS recently and decided on the Garmin Legend. The Legend has mapping capability. The benefit of this is that you can download maps directly into the Legend along with any pre-determined waypoints from the map. The downside is you can only download maps sold by Garmin. The Legend comes with a basemap of North America but it isn't very detailed. You can buy US Topo maps from Garmin as well as Fishin Hotspots. I have never used these products as I live in Manitoba, Canada and they don't benefit me. Garmin is working on Canada Topo maps and hopefully they will be available soon. Maybe they will update Fishin Hotspots for lakes in Manitoba as well. I found a lot of good info at a HSOforum called: "Joe Mehaffey and Jack Yeazel's GPS Information HSOforum" Hope this helps.
  13. Dave Genz Ice box

    Thanks for the tips guys, I'll be sure to incorporate them. I'm not sure if I can get my transducer in the box along side the battery. It's a dual beam and might be too big. I was thinking of attaching a short piece of PVC with some foam in it. I'll have a better look in the morning.
  14. Dave Genz Ice box

    I bought an FL18 propack late this Spring and can't wait to get out on some ice to use it. This will be my first winter fishing with a flasher. I also bought an Ice Box to mount my FL18 on. Before I do so I was wondering what modifications guys have done to their Ice Boxes. I have the ice ducer and my Ice Box came with the eye bolt as well so I can try both these options to see what works best for me. What about storing my transducer? How/Where do you guys store your transducers without banging or scratching them up?
  15. Propane Heater

    Marmot, I went and looked at the HSOforum. It's strange that they say for use in ice fishing shanties and hunting blinds but then further down say not recommended for outdoor use as the wind can blow out the pilot light. I guess they mean permanant style ice fishing shanties. I ended up buying a Coleman Focus 12 (12000 BTU) for my Voyager. It's a sunflower style that attaches right to a 20lb tank. It can get pretty cold up here in January. Hopefully it will keep me toasty. Good luck with your search.