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Iambjm

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Iambjm last won the day on May 30 2015

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About Iambjm

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    HSO Pro Staff - Women's Forum
  • Birthday 12/11/1946

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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids MN
  • Interests:
    Fishing, fishing, ice fishing
  • Gender:
    Female
  1. I found a rod bag on Devils Lake out on 6 mile bay on Saturday
  2. Not sure if I will head back to Red Lake this weekend. Got a few lectures about going ice fishing alone at my age, people don't understand that I love fishing. I would rather go fishing than go shopping. Maybe it is a little dangerous for someone my age, but I do love an adventure. I will go back next week as I have to bring the Yetti home for the year. Then off to more ice fishing adventures with my friends from WiWomenFish. And only 6 more weeks till Devils Lake. Life is good. Not sure if I will head back to Red Lake this weekend. Got a few lectures about going ice fishing alone at my age, people don't understand that I love fishing. I would rather go fishing than go shopping. Maybe it is a little dangerous for someone my age, but I do love an adventure. I will go back next week as I have to bring the Yetti home for the year. Then off to more ice fishing adventures with my friends from WiWomenFish. And only 6 more weeks till Devils Lake. Life is good.
  3. Spent 2 days on Red Lake, there wasn't much snow on the ice and I was trying to find a spot for the wheelhouse and I got the crap scared outta me. I drove over some hard packed snow, busted through and got stuck, when I got out to shovel I realized that my right front wheel had broken through the snow into about 6 inches of slush from the week before. I thought "Crap what now?". Some great young guys from 2 different wheelhouses came over to help me. I think they were shocked when they saw it was an old lady all by herself. They managed to pull me out with a monster diesel truck, I do have a 4x4 and I am learning real quick that they can get stuck too. I caught 6 walleyes Saturday night, missed 3 and only two on Sunday night, missed two bites Monday morning. Decided to head back home Monday morning and I am glad I did, the snow made visibility very poor. The nice thing about being retired is I can go back any day I want and stay as long as I want. Might go back on Thursday
  4. Spent the weekend on Red Lake again, 12 feet of water and the locator still isn't working quite right. Haven't got my new transducer yet, the old one is reading the bottom and intermittently showing my lure/bait. I have to turn the gain all the way up, becoming a bit discouraged as I have had the unit since 2011 and haven't had problems with it in the past. Might be saving my pennies for a Vexilar for next year. I had the FL18 but sold it because anytime I was around a Marcum I was blown out of the water with interference. Gonna limp my way through the rest of the winter with the bird if a new transducer doesn't solve the problem. Thanks for all the suggestions, I have tried every one with not much luck.
  5. I think I might have it figured out, I will know for sure tomorrow when I hit the lake again. I turned the unit on to listen for clicking, could faintly hear it. The Humminbird comes with clips so you can charge it while using it (see picture) I noticed they seemed loose when I connected them to the battery so I took them off and got a much better connection. I stuck the transducer in my bait bucket and it seems to be working now. But will still have to test it in the lake. I did also order an extra transducer to be on the safe side.
  6. Was back up to Red Lake last weekend, tried the locator again. Still no go, different battery. The first time I used it and realised it didn't work I even put a depth bomb on my rattle wheel line, it didn't show up. It does show the bottom, but only a thin green line. The digital readout was all over the place, from 15 feet to 7, then to one, etc.
  7. Dismal time at Red Lake last weekend, not one walleye. I was very limited to moving around, I lost track of my extension for my ION (had it the week before) and I have been having some serious problems with my hands. It was all I could do to drill 2 holes. I have to skip Chequamegan bay this weekend but do plan to head back up to Red Lake tomorrow. New blades for the ION, and will have to buy another extension for the auger. Coming off the lake last Saturday was kinda scary, water everywhere and I could see all kinds of cracks in the ice.
  8. Heading back to Red Lake tomorrow, then Chequamegon bay next week. Turtle Flambeau Flowage in February, also doing the Battle on Bago last weekend in Feb. Then Ice Team University on Devils Lake in March, mostly local stuff in between. At 70 years old I don't think I am doing so bad, still drill all my own holes (just not as many) still crank my Yetti up and down by myself. And still try to captain as many trips as I can in the summer for Let's Go Fishing With Seniors.
  9. Brand new battery, fully charged. I don't know anyone one close to me to borrow a transducer from to see if that's the problem.
  10. Whether anyone follows this forum or not I decided to do another post. I just spent the most awesome weekend with 38 women on Red Lake. One gal caught her first walleye ever, another caught a 22" walleye first time ice fishing, another caught her first northern through the ice 31 1/2" on light tackle. My Yetti personally had over 25 walleyes in three days and then the bite shut down. I always learn so much when fishing with this group, we have over 150 members and there is always sharing of knowledge, help, and fun. We even had an awesome fish fry on the ice Sunday.
  11. I have an Ice 55 that is 5 years old, trip to Bowstring put the transducer down, it read the depth but my jig would not show up no matter what I tried. I called the company and they want $175 to look at it, that would include fixing whatever the problem is and the shipping back. If it is just a problem with the transducer I can get a new one for $70. Can't decide what to do, has anyone else had this problem? And I can't afford a vex or a marcum right now so that is not an option.
  12. Thanks fo all the suggestions, will post how it turns out
  13. Help! I am trying to replace my old faucet, live in a double wide mobile home. Crawled under the sink (which is not easy for an old broad) I have never seen a faucet like this, can't figure how this comes off. I have tools, and generally am pretty handy but this has me baffled.
  14. I am really puzzled why there are no posts here. I have been interacting with a lot of women who are very active in fishing, hunting, and outdoor sports. These forums seem to be mostly male based which is a bit sad. I just came back from an annual fish camp that 70 women attended. Everyone was eager to learn, eager to share their knowledge, I also became a member of WAM (Women Anglers of Minnesota) and fished their tournament on Osakis. We are out there, we are avid anglers and hunters. I myself have had an exciting year, fished Sturgeon Bay, Chequamegon Bay, the Wolf river in Wisconsin, Red Lake, Lake of the Woods, fished Sturgeon on the Rainy river. Most of these events were with other female anglers. Is Facebook the only media for us anymore? Are there even any women lurking out here anymore? I have learned so much over the past 10 years that I am eager to share, but is there anyone still here to share it with?
  15. I have always been curious about sturgeon fishing, but just felt I wasn't equipped for it. This year a friend of mine invited me to come up and fish a couple of days with his sister (also a close friend) and a bunch of other guys. We went out on Saturday April 23rd in the afternoon (we were concerned it might rain later) well it started much earlier than we thought. We were out there for around 5 hours, got soaking wet and also were skunked. Sunday we decided on another strategy, go out around 5pm and stay out as late as we could. The other guy in our boat got a fish on and handed me the rod, I was so excited, this was my first sturgeon! Landed it and it was 47 1/2" man what a rush. Around 9pm the other guy got a hit so I started to reel in and I thought I snagged a log, but then it started moving off in the opposite direction. My buddy Rich told me to cool it and just keep it on the line till his buddy Burt got his in. I gotta say it was a massive challenge this thing felt like a whale and it just kept peeling out drag. I don't know how long the struggle was but by the time I got it near the boat I was worn out and didn't think I could go on, but with everyone's encouragement and assistance we finally got it in. I sat down on the front casting deck and was breathing like I had just ran a 5 mile race. Before I could even get my composure they were lifting this monster 60 1/2" on my lap. What a rush!!! I have such great friends!