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About ZacAttack0201

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  1. Learning About Electronics

    On my trip out I actually saw not only structure, but also fish. these were the 2 you tube videos I found the most helpful: 1. This one is fairly specific to the Lowrance HDS Gen 3 2. If you can get through a lot of the rambling, there is some good info on the basics of sonar and how all this technology actually works. Not sure if these will help others, but they did help me out.
  2. Learning About Electronics

    +2 for youtube. I'm in the same boat, I've had a Lowrance HDS Gen 3 for 2 years and it's been pretty worthless for me. I figure it's me and not the equipment so this winter I watched as many videos as possible on youtube. I think I've got a decent grasp now. Testing my learnings out in the morning for my first time out on open water this year.
  3. Saturday MorningFishing Shows

    Forgot to mention in previous post - best hunting and sometimes fishing show on TV right now - Gun It With Benny Spies. It's a good ol' boy from SD hunting and fishing. He's got the success rate of us normal hunters without all the fancy TV show "I shoot & catch only trophies" that you see on other programs. Benny looks like a blast to be outdoors with. He gets what us normal outdoors-people see in our hobbies and appeals to that.
  4. How many licenses do you have?

    MN - Bought my lifetime sportsman's license before I moved IA and most likely SD. Heading to Big Creek in the morning. IA DNR just posted a photo of a 12 lb pig-eye they caught surveying this week. Gives me some hope for a lake I've never caught a fish on trying some new techniques this year.
  5. Saturday MorningFishing Shows

    In Depth Outdoors and Keyes Outdoors are my two favorite fishing shows. Although they do promote products, it's nearly as obnoxious as Gillespie or Ice Team or others. I also like how up to date IDO is since the show is usually aired a week after filming. Just my 2 cents.
  6. Big Walleyes moving up

    First time I've seen this and it is great. Going to be great when needing a few minutes away from work.
  7. Brushy Creek Muskie

    I'm looking to give Brushy Creek a shot this year for some muskie fishing and have never fished it before. Not looking for anyone's hotspots (unless your willing to share), but I was wondering if there are any general tips for fishing this lake? I've never been to it before and have heard there's a lot of timber to look out for.
  8. Minnkota Talon Is it worth it?

    That was my thought too, but I guess if the wind is really bad one could use their normal anchor or trolling motor to keep them pointed in the right direction. It kind of defeats the purpose, but for some would make sense monetarily.
  9. Minnkota Talon Is it worth it?

    Thanks for the info MN Hooksetter - it is really helpful. I'd also be looking at the 12 ft. model, and I'm curious if you find it getting in your way with how high it sits on the boat?
  10. Minnkota Talon Is it worth it?

    I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I'm considering purchasing a Talon (or 2), but before taking on such an expense, I'm wondering if they're worth it? I'm mostly fishing for panfish with my family in IA and walleyes with my friends in MN (lakes of all depths). It would be rigged to an 1875 Lund Impact. I'm assuming having 2 Talons would firmly plant in place, but how do they do in high winds? Do they hold up on rocky bottoms? Are they reliable? What other impressions or experiences have owners/users had? Any info would be great. Thank you.