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Jarrid Houston

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About Jarrid Houston

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  • Birthday 04/23/1982

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    South Range, WI

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  1. Fished the Chip this weekend and found some success. Lots of crappie action in select bay and bottle neck areas near warm water, timber and old cabbage. Bobber and minnow was best, but anything was working. We kept 10 smaller fish for the 3 of us and that was plenty of fish for us. No need in keeping 25 fish (what a joke). I wish the DNR would reduce the limit in WI!
  2. Waterfront is now called dockside and they are open. Not sure about tournaments, we don't participate in them because, not fans of what they can do to fish populations. All these lakes in the area have far to many tournaments which contribute to hurtful results.
  3. You can catch em all day, but some days the traffic on the lake can get bad, so yes morning hours are best. I like casting x raps #10, or northland tackle impulse paddle (great bait). Smallies on Nebags can be great fun! Good luck, and if you have trouble feel free to give me a call and I can help ya out. Number below. Tight Lines, JH
  4. The lake is open now, but during my drive I noticed the dock was not in and in fact blocking the access. so... Pretty sure the ice went out on the 14th or 15th.. Spring time fish were biting good in the Hayward area. We caught over 60 decent crappies and a couple of accidental game fish. We released all of the fish we caught because we want to keep the spawn cycle good this year. Hopefully others follow suit or at least selectively harvest on not stack freezers. Good luck, JH
  5. Tough to say. Still had plenty this last couple weekends. I am using the wheeler, but there are people driving still (not advised). My guess is we will be open water fishing by April 9th? but we will see.....
  6. Hi, This lake is a harder lake to target fish as oppose to the open water season. Nontheless, you can catch fish. Fishing in edge of drop offs always is best for us. Using soft plastics with tiny jigging raps or small small spoons. This lake does have very big pan fish if you can find em, but join the movement and make sure to selectively harvest em. We need them good genes in these waters to continue to produce great fishing opportunites. Good luck mister
  7. Ieee ya iiiiii, here comes the ice tourney season on our local waters. Crossing my fingers that the slaying that is about to commence is not bad. Wish these lakes were better protected with suitable slots and limits.
  8. I have not been to nebaggie yet, so not sure, I would use caution. That lake is sketchy for first ice...
  9. Dangerous conditions out there if you are looking at ice fishing. Any other reports?
  10. I know that we are stuggling for ice. At one point we had fishable ice, but the recent changes have doomed what we had. Dangerous
  11. I would venture to say that this area having grown up around the area is dangerous territory. I imagine fish are there but ice fishing it, I don't think I am going out there. Be safe.
  12. For the platform 2 x 4 floor joist, what type of fasteners are into the tree? Looks nice BTW
  13. I will be in Grantsburg for the weekend then back home to South Range to close out the season! Gd luck
  14. Just want to give a shout out to the Osceola football team as they travel to state today to play for a WI state title!! Good luck boyz!!!
  15. Lots of questions come up when people ask these sorts of questions.. What do you fish for? How often do you fish? and of course what is your budget? are just a few of the upfront conversations go go's. I am a die hard Vexilar dude, not just because of the reputation, but because I believe in its products. I fish pretty rugged, and the abuse my units take would challenge any other competitors. Not sure about other products, but I can tell you that I know facts for Vex's. Less than 1/10 of 1% call backs on any machine of 2 years. This in itself should tell you that they take there products very serious and want the consumer to trust in them that they are buying the best machine on the market. Speaking of market, vexilar created it! Okay, back to the conversation.. I always suggest people look into the FLX series, but would rather be honest and tell you if you are not looking for the cats meow, than you may want to consider a 18, 20, or 22? Not sure what you chase most often? Another variable to take in to consideration is that you can could sell your bird and think of it as a great down payment for an upgrade. Honestly there are numerous reasons I think the even novice ice angler should use vex, but they are easy to discuss in person. I recommend you visit an upcoming ice show and seek out a pro-staff and begin conversation. Good luck!