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fishadb

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About fishadb

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  • Birthday 09/09/1982

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    Western MN
  1. Frost

    Tomatoes that I put buckets over all froze, radishes and onions that I covered with tarp look ok. Our corn looks like it might be ok and we didn't have any soybeans up yet.
  2. Yamaha vs polk

    Looking at getting a receiver and two tower speakers for now and perhaps adding center channel in the near future and I really don't know that much about it. We listen to a lot of music through the TV and want some speakers that will take a bit of abuse occasionally but still sound good. Think I am going to get a Yamaha RX-V481 receiver from the local shop and either get Yamaha NS-F150 from him for $250 each or Polk tsx-440t online for $209 each. The Yamaha has two 61/2 cones and the Polk has three. Anyone own either of these? Thanks!
  3. Waiting on venison still

    I think we are on our 6th year of doing everything ourselves, it really saves money if you have the time and space to do it. We put a smoker in the shop with a range hood over the vent, and bought an oven at a used appliance place. Probably got about $1500 invested in equipment but we do 2-5 a year and the last time I brought one in it was $300.
  4. I think it's fun to see muskies while spearing. The way they are treated is ridiculous in my mind. What's the point of having a fishery if it's 100% catch and release. I think we should be able to keep one a year angled or speared.
  5. Darkhouse Spearing Photos Gallery

    37", the lake is a northern factory, saw a 40"+ minutes later. One of those lakes that's just as good as it was 30 years ago.
  6. Darkhouse Spearing Photos Gallery

    The fish where really moving last Friday.
  7. Darkhouse Spearing Photos Gallery

    29" and 32" from Saturday. Fattest 32" I've speared, nice white meat on both of them.
  8. The mount doesn't get in the way of anything, I have high see through scope rings so I can use the sights with the scope on also. Might buy another one sometime so I can just leave the scope on one all the time. 26 more years and 'll be sixty and can use a scope during muzzleloader, HA!
  9. Changing decoys?

    Depends how bored I am, I always run a chub and a decoy. I have speared more fish when the chub is sleeping and I haven't touched the decoy in awhile. This has been my worst year by far spearing, but every fish I've speared has come into the chub with a daredevle hanging below him. Headed out to switch lakes soon.
  10. Big Buddy Heater problems.

    You have to run a filter with the 20 lb tank and hose, also some tanks are really finnicky, try opening the valve as slow as you can.
  11. battery augers

    I've got an ION with reverse. Think of it this way, one five gallon pail of slush per hole or one pail for the whole house. I think my fiance' thought I was a little goofy for buying a new auger when there was nothing wrong with the old one, but if I broke my ION somehow I would replace it with the same thing.
  12. Most important info on lake finder?

    One thing have have done after finding a lake that looks good is call the fisheries office, so far I have encountered friendly folks who give pretty good advice. They do work for us after all!
  13. spear house ?

    Pretty simple to build a 4x8 or 5x8 out of 2x2's. Or if you've got a a big enough budget there are some factory made aluminum houses. I spear out of an Ice castle Scout or a flip over Clam TCX Voyager, gets plenty dark if you throw a blanket on top. One thing to think about is how often you plan on using it. If you're just doing a few day trips a portable is fine but once the ice gets thick it's nice to have a hard side so you don't have to make a hole all the time.
  14. I forget the name, but there is a nice shop in Litchfield, when I was there this fall they had a lot of inventory new and used.
  15. Ice Fishing Gloves

    I've got an old pair of Frabill gloves with a yellow and gray index finger, they have lasted quite a long time. The Ice Armor gloves I got last year for Christmas ripped on the second trip, Clam did send me a new pair though.