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  1. Photo Caption Contest

    Brett to Chilly: "Ya'all still have Randy Moss, right?"
  2. hey all - just in time for my fishing trip this weekend my steering has failed. i have a 2150 sport/fish with a 225 optimax. it takes over a full revolution on the steering wheel to get the motor to turn and it appears there is fluid that leaked out in the transom area. could this be a simple fix? or am i faced with taking it in for service. any help would be sincerely appreciated!! thanks.
  3. hey all, hoping to make a trip up there this saturday, is the road still in decent enough shape to get our there a ways? thanks in advance for any info...
  4. 10 and 13? nice going matt! i think that ended up being my favorite spot of the weekend. aside from the dandys we pulled out of there, tom lost an estimated 8-10 pounder at the hole, and i missed (on friday) about 6 attempted assaults on my setup. 68 f.o.w. funny about the way out sun a.m. something seemed a wee bit goofy, but we ended up on the road none the less. not surprised though being we left in the dark. i can't picture how going a mile further south-west into dogfly would have landed us 2 k.m. east of where we did come out? i'll have to look at the map. looked like alot of wheeler and sled tracks on the lake we did cross. how's the fishing there?
  5. c.n.g.- traveling conditions couldn't be any better. we were able to safely and smoothly go wherever we wanted, both on a 4 wheeler and snocat. we found about 5" of snow to be the average. my guess on the ice is 24" as of right now. if anything, an extension will help prevent from breking your back for the final 10" of ice you go thru.
  6. matt- wanted to say we made it out of the bush on sunday morning no porblem. only we exited on dogfly and came out by the 20 km marker on cedar narrows vs. the 18 km marker. shorter route but perhapps not easier. rolled a wheeler and got stuck on the sled. brutally cut rustic trail. my sled is not happy with me! nothing major though. we did have a great time at your camp. telling stories and talking about the fishing has been a blast already. not to mention landing around 30 trout and 4 big smallies in 2 days. the 14 pounder 50 steps from the cabin was my personal favorite! that was the one i was after. john has already forwarded the pics to everyone and it's cool to see the spreadout patterns we fished among the rock gorges and pristine wilderness. also cool to basically have the entire lake to yourself, other than that canadian trapper we met. besides all that, not too many resort owners provide service to the extent of cooking frozen beers on the woodstove for their guests! can't think of a more fun journey than we had up there. later. db.
  7. matt - let's get our game plan set for thurs a.m. call me at work -u.n.b. thanks can't wait!
  8. hey all, i making a 2x snomobile trailer cover. i already have the skelton structure - made of square metal stock. in the end it will look and be basically the same shape as a fiberglass version - only w/ square corners. i'm looking for some suggestions about what to "skin" it with. ideally i'd like to use that pitted/painted thin metal sheeting but i don't have any idea where to find it. and i think it might be expen$ive. any thoughts on what you might consider doing at this point? it will inevitably be covered in snow at some point too (something durable). thanks in advance for any ideas!!
  9. hey all- i'm considering buying a lund fisherman 2000. talking to the guy a crystal pierce, i was informed that the boat is almost 2 grand cheaper w/ a mercruiser IO-260 h.p.(V6 injected), vs. the same boat w/ a honda or suzuki 225 h.p., 4 stroke outboard. it has never occured to me to look at IO's, but for the same price as the outboard verson i could buy the io version and add a 9.9 kicker motor. this boat will sit exclusively in rainy lake. what are some of your thoughts about IO's? i just don't see too many and almost all the guides and so forth use outboards. what gives? also, how much lower in the water does the prop sit compared to an outboard? thanks in advance for all information.......
  10. Evinrude E-tech

    i too am convinced. how are they priced compared to normal 2 strokes and 4 strokes?? also, a buddy of mine called evinrude to ask when they'll have the 115-140ish h.p.'s available and they told him about 8 months.
  11. Laker Ideas?

    when i was at nueltin lake in the n.w.t., we always cooked them the traditional shore-lunch way. i don't know if was the scenery and experience or what, but i thought it was fantastic just like any other pan-fried, breaded fish. at home i've baked it (covered) with lemon, dill, and onion. oh yeah, i've also smoked it. (not that kind of smoked it!!). if you don't have a smoker, slowly grill it with indirect heat on very low with some water-soaked apple (or whatever) woodchips on foil, over the heat source. if that makes sense. thanks, i'm not even 1 cup of coffee in yet, and now i'm hungry for lake trout, not to mention wishin' i was fishin' for em'!!
  12. Snowmobile ice fishing trip

    snomobile into canada through rainy, get the canpass (rabc) and research the trails that connect via lake or however and snomobile into a lodge on manitou, north rainy, or any other of the bizillion lakes up there. some have resorts, and some don't as you know i'm sure. leave your vehicle/trailer at the t-bird. they'd let you start there as a home base for a small fee. you could even leave from my place just down the road from there for nothing. do an internet search for ontario's sunset country; fill out the information to get the free map/activity guide, etc. pretty cool stuff for free and it lists all kinds of resorts that i'm sure would be eleated to help you organize a trip as such. i make trips like your refering to, but i come back to the cabin each night (on the weekends). can't say that i've never layed awake at night dreaming up a trip just like you're talking about though. nestor falls or the angle would be cool for that too. if i can assist you any further than this, if it has helped, just let me know.
  13. Lake Despair - Devlin Ontario????

    hello- i've posted such a question before. do a search in the canada forum with lake despair in the subject line and you'll get some info. it was quite a while ago so go back a year or two. i'd put the link on here for you but apparently i'm not that skilled!! good luck.
  14. Canadian Shore Lunch

    yum!! where's the labatts?