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  • Birthday 10/29/1989

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    Berthold, ND
  1. Dogtooth 2017

    Had a decent trip. We fished the evening of Aug. 9-Aug. 15. Had 2 pretty good days, 2 bad days, and the rest were just so-so. Dad, Uncle, and Grandpa don't like getting up early anymore so we usually outdrink the fish at night and sleep in mornings. We have slowly been learning how to consistently catch fish on this lake. The local guys don't provide any information and neither do the guys that have been making the trip for 20+ years. Can't say I blame them much, but would have shortened the learning curve for us a little bit. We found a bay a few years back that we can catch 10-16" walleye all day in, just a shallow weedy bay pulling spinners. Usually get enough eyes' for dinner and then go search the reefs, shorelines, and islands for bigger fish. I think we finally dialed in on some bottom bouncers and have 2-3 spots were we can go and most likely catch fish with the chance at some big ones. 1oz to 1-1/2oz BB with leeches or worms work the best on these spots. 2 spots are reefs topping out at 9-10fow and the other spot is a little flatter, with access to some shallow weeds. We also deep troll suspended fish some evenings and don't catch a lot, but the ones we do are bigger fish. We found iwe caught more fish when we were running and gunning. Fish a spot for 20-30 minutes and then move on until we found some fish. This kind of stinks for Grandpa but he understands we can't catch them if they are there and active. Biggest of the week was 26 1/4" walleye with 20-25 eyes' over 20". I think I had 2 -25" and also a 37" pike the last evening. Really fun time and scenery with the family. Looking forward to next year and searching more of the lake.
  2. Stole this recipe online and it turned out really well. First attempt at anything besides V burger with the grinder. Ended up with 15 lbs of the breakfast style with the syrup and then 9 lbs where we left the syrup out and just ended up with a spicy sausage. I couldn't find any trimmings locally so spent 30$ on pork butt/shoulders and used that. We also left out the rendered bacon fat and MSG. Notes are from the original author... Goose Breakfast Sausage16 oz. Pork Boston butt cut into 1" cubes~16 oz (4 med.-lg. goose breasts) cut into 1" cubes2 teaspoons of salt1 teaspoon dried parsley1/2 ~ 1 1/2 teaspoons of rubbed sage (as much as you like. I used ~ 1 1/4 tsps.)1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (or more, I did add just a touch more)1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1/2 teaspoon ground coriander1/2 teaspoon msg (such as Accent flavor enhancer)1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (taste test first-the flakes I had were a little weak, so I added additional ground red pepper)3 TBSPS Maple syrup3 TBSPS Rendered Bacon fat
  3. Dogtooth 2017

    Anybody been on Dogtooth this year? We are heading up on the 9th and fishing for a week. Frustrating lake for sure, but always a chance at a really big walleye. Probably some better lake to spend a week on for some trophy fish, but its more about the time spent with the guys now than the fish. Grandpa is 86 years old and he is comfortable with the cabins there and we have a few spots that we can catch enough eater size fish to keep him happy. Full report when we get back!
  4. Wild Offseason 2017

    So Parise and Suter couldn't voluntarily restructure their contracts? Sounds like Granny got in about where expected. 3 yrs for 17.5$ is what I think I heard. Leaves the door open for one more big contract when hes still in his prime.
  5. Wild Offseason 2017

    I agree there. I have a ton of respect for players of any sport that take a pay cut for the betterment of the team. Hopefully Koivu, Parise, and Suter can get a winning attitude instead of a money making attitude. If each of those guys dropped 1$mil off their yearly salary, that would pay for another really good player.
  6. How do you wax the string on the bow?

    Careful not to over do it. Really doesn't take much. I usually rub it on with the stick, then go over it with my fingers, then I take a hair dryer to it to melt the wax in, repeat until it is all even and no clumps or masses. Doing it this way helps the wax mate with the string better, shouldn't have to wax near as often doing it like that.
  7. Collecting near bait

    If a guy doesn't mind driving a bit, finding free bait can be easy by getting out of bear country. When I had a tag 5-6 years ago, I got 100 gallons of used grease for free from a dairy queen in Grand Forks. I also got to know and got in good with the local bread store and most of the time I was first in line to get the stale/expired breads and pastries. When I asked the dairy queen about the grease, they looked at me like I was crazy!
  8. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    Are you concerned at all with the added weight of finishing the inside? I was only able to get my house out 2 times last year, and the second time was staying on the ice for a weekend so it was loaded down with gear. I added a bunk, a front storage box, a big battery, a couple fans, XM radio hookup, a solar panel and controller, rod racks, rattle reels, and Nu-way stove and piping. All the extra stuff adds weight quick! I still think it is a lot lighter than most other houses out there and coupled with the new tracks for the ATV, should be able to go just about anywhere. Pretty pumped for the season! I'll have to take some pics and post them up.
  9. Wild Offseason 2017

    I agree, Granny will get more than Nino, hopefully not too much more though. Maybe 5.5$ will do it. Foligno signed for 2.25$ in Buffalo, so he will probably get that if not more. Probably leaves the team with 2$M or less after signing those 2 guys. What time does the thrift shop close?
  10. Anybody trying anything new this fall? New areas, new states? Draw any fun tags out west? I will be doing things a little different this year. Our ND bow tags are good for either Mulie or Whitetail. Last 2 years we have gone to the badlands for a weekend of Mulie hunting. This year I plan on making it down there as many weekends as I can to try to shoot a Mulie. My wife and I have spots lined up for Whitetails if the Mulie hunts don't pan out. In MN, I have bowhunted the past 4 years. I have had good success arrowing some nice bucks. But I feel like I miss out on some time at deer camp as my bowhunting spots are 45 minutes from our cabin. So this year I plan on rifle hunting instead of bow. I built a nice elevated box blind out in a swamp earlier this spring and plan on sitting there and spending time at deer camp. I had a stand at this spot for years, but the last 2 bad wind storms took out all the bigger trees in the area and box blind was about the only option. Other than that, no big trips planned.
  11. Jackrabbit Mystery

    Too many wiffle ball bats! haha
  12. Jackrabbit Mystery

    Fair amount of them out here in Western ND. We were hunting late season pheasants last December and kicked up around 15 out of one smaller area. They seemed to yard up like whitetails, kind of weird.
  13. Wild Offseason 2017

    Hanzel is now with Dallas. Keumper is now with the Kings. 750K seems fairly cheap for Folin. It sounds like Fletcher and Boudreau are both pretty high on Foligno. Also sounds like Fletcher realizes they lack big bodies to complement their speed. Overall nothing to get super excited about I guess. Going to be interesting when the dust settles who they keep on the team and who starts the year in Iowa.
  14. Wild Offseason 2017

    I guess I don't understand how it could have been precisely what they needed when they get bounced in the first round? Obviously it wasn't precisely what they needed. And if it is not a locker room/chemistry issue, than what is the cause for a 2 month implosion every year? They tried new coaches and bringing in players, and it still doesn't prevent it, what else could it be? I should quit thinking about it because I'm not a GM and it doesn't matter what I think anyways. Just annoys the heck out of me every year. At the time I didn't mind the trade and stayed optimistic, because (not knowing anything about Hanzal), I thought he would bring some size and physicality to the team. That never panned out. He's a 6-6 230lb guy who wants to play more skilled than physical. There would have been better trades if the team needed more skill. Would he be better with a whole year on the team and under Boudreau? I think you are right with Nino and Granny. They are good players for sure, and maybe the best or top players on the team. But that doesn't mean they are worth that kind of money, hopefully right around that 5$mil mark. Lots of moving parts....is it October yet?
  15. Wild Offseason 2017

    CM, you are proving the point. Regular season doesn't matter. Touting the "career highs" of players on the team this year and the teams overall "record" year, doesn't mean anything if they don't contribute or make an impact in the playoffs. Win all the faceoffs you want, but if it doesn't result in goals or keeping the puck out of our own net, than its worthless. Winning faceoffs has to be the first of a string of plays that end in a goal or clearing the d zone, you don't win cups by winning faceoffs, there has to be more than that. You are right, 1st in the West doesn't mean much. The actual stat doesn't mean squat. What it does mean is that the team was playing well together, they had good chemistry, trusted each other and everybody knew their role. How does bringing in 2 players that nobody knows help with keeping that good chemistry? This team has proven to have cases of brain farts every year, so when there is a good thing going, why mess with it and chance another 2 month suck fest? In comes Ennis and Foligno. Ennis is another little guy. Little bit on Foligno said he blocks shots so that is a plus. Good to get the Pomminville contract gone.