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Evenflow

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    Carver, MN
  1. Hmm... My 4 and 2 year olds really want to go fishing for the first time. Would this be an ok place to give it a go or should I go somewhere on my own with them?
  2. My wife and I are going fishing this weekend Thurs-Sun and are literally considering anywhere from 94 to Rainy Lake with the exception of Mille Lacs because we need a guarantee we can get on the water even if it's windy. Anyways, I know I haven't looked for it in a while but I was looking for the Hot Deals forum for a good deal on a cabin for the weekend and the forum is gone. Has it been gone long? If anyone knows of any good deals for our long weekend, let me know. Email me - eric at hromatka.org Evenflow
  3. Universal Sonar

    I am having the same problem with my Universal transducer attached to a Lowrance finder. At times it seems like interference, but I am curious if anyone else has a similar issue or fix. Could this be interference because the trolling motor and the graph is attached to the same power source?
  4. Favorite Lube?

    Look up International Falls, Hibbing, Tower, Embarass and Ely. They all get VERY cold quite often in the winter. Especially Tower and Embarass.
  5. Can someone please look up what the midrange size and pitch stainless steel prop is for an '03 Crestliner 1850 Fish and ski with a 135 Optimax? Thank you, Evenflow
  6. Whats wrong with my sled?

    It sounds to me like a needle fell off one of the throttle cables. It happened to both me and my cousin last winter. Very easy to check, just unscrew the cap from the top of the carb and if the spring shoots out (be careful) then you've found your problem.
  7. Used Equipment (helmets)

    I gave up looking for a cost efficient rental and I purchased a Polaris '02 550 Classic this weekend. I'm going to get myself a nice new helmet, but I also need to find an inexpensive helmet for someone else before this weekend. I've thought of checking pawn shops, but being new to this sledding thing I may be overlooking something obvious. Maybe Play it Again? Or one of the other used sporting good stores? Any ideas? Thanks, Evenflow
  8. Snowmobile rental

    I'm heading up to Alexandria in a couple of weeks and the guy I'm meeting there doesn't have a sled. Does anyone know of a place I can stop by on the way up from the cities and rent a sled for the weekend? Evenflow
  9. I think what these guys are trying to say is what is the weight limit you are exceeding? Tires? Manufactures Suggested? DOT Legal axel weight? Vehicle towing weight? etc... Or is it the weight goal you set for your New Years resolution?
  10. Swampman- I read your post in the other thread too and before I say anything I want you to know that I'm not trying to just pick on bait dealers. Farmers and tiling fields are in my opinion far more to blame for declining duck populations in MN. However, I do believe the DNR has been catering to fishing and fishing needs (bait) too much. I can't give you specific instances, but I know on more than just a couple of occasions when the DNR has tried to lower water levels in lakes to produce a "man made" drought on small lakes that no longer go through normal drought cycles (do to drainage ditches, tiling and dams) they have met fierce resistance from the general public and specifically bait dealers that harvest minnows from these waters. You want more info on the DNR catering to the fish? Ok... The wildlife lake designation legislation was put into effect over 35 years ago. Under the law the DNR Commissioner has the authority to include shallow lakes and waters in the designation which allows for raising and lowering water levels to benefit wildlife (not fish) whenever needed without public input. The commissioner can either place them on the list directly or they can also can add lakes to the designation via public discourse that includes meetings, public postings, etc. All the information is available here:DNR link Why I believe that the DNR caters to fish too much is because I've never heard of the DNR exercising their power and designating wildlife lakes without public input. It's clearly within the power of the commissioner to do so... Wouldn't you think that a duck producing lake or an important stop over point for birds during migration is what it what is, regardless of public input? The DNR was created to make difficult decisions for citizens that might get some people upset. That's why we have the DNR, to regulate our resources for the good of all. If everyone self regulated their limits, outdoor activities, seasons, stocking, management, etc.. then there would be no need for government involvement. The problem is, the DNR doesn't want to get involved with this aspect of resource management. They seem to think that water quality and fish management (yes killing) of small "wildlife lakes" isn't very important. They must not think it's worth the flack they may receive from landowners and others by designating these lakes as managed for wildlife not fish. Why else would there have only been 37 lakes placed on the wildlife designation list since its creation? In the land of 10,000 lakes there are only 37 that are important enough to manage for things other than fish? It's a joke... How does this mean the DNR caters to fish interests? Look at the number of aerated lakes in Minnesota. There are over 350 publicly accessible shallow lakes that are being aerated in MN this winter alone... and that doesn't include private ponds that are being aerated or shallow lakes that have had their waters raised for recreational and fishing purposes. Doesn't seem right does it? So yes, you're right, who put us in this position? It wasn't bait dealers. It was farmers and lake shore land owners. But who is limiting our options to fix what we have left? It's a whole bunch of people and somewhere in there, the fishing community (bait dealers too) is involved. Evenflow
  11. I've been a long time critic of Dennis too. I think he is a bit too much "the sky is falling". This years season was bad for many people for a variety of reasons, standing water in fields, slow crop harvest in Canada, unseasonably warm weather, etc... He makes it sound as though Minnesota duck hunting has gone south in the last 5 years, when really our resources have been screwed up for a long time, it's only now that ducks have adjusted their flight routes west to find better food in the wet Dakotas. But what I do agree with him about is that our shallow lakes and water management in MN is very screwed up and has been for a long time. The DNR has been catering too much to minnow dealers, walleye stockers, shallow lake land owners, and farmers that tile seasonal wetlands and drain small permanent wetlands. We're aerating ponds that should winter-kill every year so we have fatheads to fish with, we're raising water levels so we can boat for recreation and we're dumping farm chemicals and fertilizer into our wetlands while ducks go elsewhere to find food. The bottom line is if this rally can increase the quality/quantity of the duck habitat in MN then regardless of Mr Anderson's motives, it will be a good thing. Evenflow
  12. Best Movies Involving Fishing?

    A River Runs Through It. Almost makes me pack up and move to the mountains every time I watch it.
  13. Done... Thanks for the reminder... Can you imagine how much noise we could make? Thousands of duck hunters dressed in camo blowing on their calls? It's time to make ourselves heard. Evenflow
  14. Renting a sleeper in West Central MN

    Thanks for looking Chuck. It would only be for 4 people, it wouldn't have to be huge. I'm hoping that will help. I've been searching the web and can only come up with day use houses... nothing with bunks yet. Erik
  15. I'm trying to set up a sleeper rental on one of the larger walleye lakes in West Central MN for 4 people, but I'm having problems finding anyone that rents sleepers southwest of HWY 10. I'm looking for lakes such as Ottertail, Minnewaska, Battle, Big Pine, Reno, Miltona, etc... Anyone know of sleepers to rent on these lakes? If you don't want to post, you can email me at Sleeper@Hromatka.org Thanks, Erik