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About jholland

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  1. Why? Depthfinders?So Expesive?

    They also have adapters that have two ports on them. The HDMI adapters has an HDMI slot, and a power slot, to my knowledge. Having to keep the unit plugged in all the time would admittedly be a hassle, but that's no different from the GPS/Sonar that's currently sitting on your boat's dashboard (or not, since it's winter). Honestly, at this point it's a matter of software. Converting a transducer to be able to be powered via a USB hub likely wouldn't be very difficult at all, configuring the device to interact with the transducer, well, you'll have to know what you're doing to get that working, but again, it is by no means impossible.
  2. Why? Depthfinders?So Expesive?

    Check out the case I mentioned, and do some research on what an OtterBox is. I addressed both of those issues. Even still, like I said, just because someone hasn't made a case/tablet that is specifically designed for fishing, doesn't mean it's not a possibility. The best argument I've seen is that "I've had my fish finder for X years and in that time I've had X amount of phones go bad." But you're kidding yourself if you think that's not partially your own fault. Also, I actually have had the iPad out on the boat quite a few times this past fall, although not necessarily for fishing reasons, and it has stood up just fine. Lastly, sonar's aren't complicated units. You can make your own sonar using a DIY Arduino kit pretty easily.
  3. Why? Depthfinders?So Expesive?

    Okay, here: OverBoard Waterproof iPad Case Sorry, but saying it's not a viable option just because someone hasn't made a laptop that is designed for fisherman isn't exactly fair. I've already been actively using the Navionics app on my DroidX as well as on my iPad for ice fishing this year and haven't a single complaint. Actually, I tried using my Uncle's Garmin on Mille Lacs today and found myself switching back to my phone as soon as I walked outside because of the glare on the screen of the Garmin. I'd rather use my phone. It can be done, the only things missing are a transducer, and some code to go with it. edit: Heck, that case + an otterbox for an iPad and you've got yourself a pretty durable unit.
  4. Why? Depthfinders?So Expesive?

    This is what I do. I just got a new Humminbird 385ci and didn't want to fork out another 100$+ for the map chip, so I instead purchased the Navionics app for my phone (10$), and use the Humminbird solely as a sonar. And with the money saved, I picked up an extra phone battery that I keep in the portable at all times, just in case anything happens (I also have a charger in there). After a day out on Mille Lacs and getting some good use out of it (And plenty of hours on Tonka this year with it), I've got absolutely no complaints.
  5. I've never been a big fan of jigging spoons until this year, but I've had some great luck so far. Any advice on baiting them? Generally I've just used minnow heads, euro's and wax worms. Leeches maybe?
  6. Another ID

    Might've just been me getting my names messed up. I've caught plenty of fish like that off my dock for years and generally any sunny with a big open mouth instead of those tiny things gills usually have we'd just say 'rock bass, throw 'er back.'
  7. Another ID

    Looks like a rock bass/bluegill to me.
  8. Minnetonka... couple questions...

    Hey Gregg, I live on Tonka and do about 99% of my fishing there so hopefully I can help you out a little. Unfortunately, like you, I stick to the east end of the lake, so I probably won't have spots for you in new bays, but I can definitely put you on some recent spots with great bites. A couple of these spots I'd like to keep pretty on the downlow, so if you want to shoot me an email at and I can reply to you on my phone, since I'll be out of town from today (Thursday) until Sunday. I honestly don't know about the Bayside Grille, but I wouldn't doubt it. The two restaurants that I've been to on the lake are Maynards (Excelsior) and Lord Fletcher's (West Arm?). Maynards is my personal favorite. I think it's a little more casual, and if you wanted to sit back and drink a few beers I think this would be the place over Fletchers. I'd also trust my gear in the boat at both Fletchers and Maynards, no one would easily get away with taking it.
  9. Photo Sharing Panfish - 2008

    Lovin' the Wayzata Baseball hat Nice bluegills to go with it! All of the pictures I've seen from you lately make me want a canoe.
  10. Sonic Drive In

    A friend of mine works at the Famous Daves in Arbor Lakes and got some information that another Sonic is going in right next door, it's replacing Krispy Kreme I think (Whatever is next to Famous Daves).
  11. Nice story in the Star Tribune

    Quote:"I tell people I have fished 70 years for this one. It was a once-in-a-lifetime fish." Makes it all worth it
  12. Flickr Users: In order to post your picture on a message board, click on the photo from your Photostream. Once you are looking at the page dedicated to that photo, click on 'All Sizes' in the toolbar above your photo. From here, you should see a large version of your picture and an option to choose from "Available Sizes: Square, Thumbnail, Small, Medium, Large." Click and choose the size you wish to use, and scroll down to the bottom of that page. Use the one titled "Grab the photo's URL:." Copy this link. Back to the HSO/HM HSOforum, in your reply window, click on the 4th button from the left and paste the URL into the pop-up window. Or enclose the picture in the appropriate tags. (Like so: )
  13. Weekend Pike Report

    As bright and shiny as we could get. The one I've been using is Blue Silver Nickel.
  14. Weekend Pike Report

    Been doing lots of trolling this past week. Stayed close to 12-16' and the lures with the most strikes are Storm Hot'N'Tots, any colors as long as they're metal and reflect light well (Gold, silver). Bigger fish have been hitting Cowgirl Jr's well, and I feel like the Cowgirl does very well attracting fish, as the person closest to it always catches the most fish (6 two nights ago, 4 tonight, while both times the rest of the group caught 2-3 total).