Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Kylersk

I was rudely awakened last night at Midnight..

46 posts in this topic

By my rattle wheel and this was on the end wink

IMG_0238.sized.jpg

IMG_0239.sized.jpg

Figures, I was alone and couldnt get a picture of ME holding her. She measured 29".. After the photo I let her go back down the hole.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing like the tinkle of a rattle wheel!

Nice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wish I could wake up to that everyday!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish Kyle, I was rudley awakened last night by my alarm clock at 6am telling me I had to go to work. wink

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice Fish!

I to was awakened by the rattle reel last night at 1am had a 17"er on the other end. Nothing better than hearing that jingle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kyle

You should play around using the timer on your camera, along with a place to set the camera in your house, and a place where you stand.

I've done this in my boat while I'm trolling and have it all worked out where to put the camera and where to stand so that I can take a decent picture by myself. Unfortunetely I've never been able to take advantage of this knowledge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you catch this one on the same lake you caught the other big one a couple of winters ago?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was rudely awakened at 3am by my WORK PAGER - I much prefer your situation over mine.

LMITOUT - I'm a little curious: your rattle reels 'tinkle'? Doesn't that get a bit messy? smile Sorry.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice one.... I had 2 Rattle wake-ups this weekend both being Pout of course...DOH!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pierbridge - nothing worse than having to deal with a pout in the middle of the night when you are half asleep.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice Walter! To think, I was rudely awakened by a bad caugh sick

Where did you find ice thick enough to drive on? I'm planning on taking the house out next weekend because I just don't feel comfy yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my favorite alarm is the rattle wheel no problem getting up for that.

nice fish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow - i just get an elbow in the ribs from the ol' lady.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are some genius. how do you know how big it is? read the forum policy...have you ever seen one of those hockey stick scoops? the fish is almost as long? good lord. let the guy post his awesome fish and feel good about it rather than letting your jealousy get in the way. dont sweat it kylersk. hes probably one of those guys that is 5'5" with size 7 shoes with a giant lifted pickup. you just wiggle your pinky at him and be proud of that dandy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Primetime is right. It wasn't 29". I double checked my sticker tape measure that's in my house. The fish, from tail to head just hit the 29" mark. When I took a tape measure to it, 29" was actually 28 7/8". Sorry for the misiinformation.

Also, the big dipper ice scoop has a 30" handle, just for referance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Big dave, yes same lake. This one was fatter than the last, the pictures are at a bad angle to see the girth. Anyways, this was my largest walleye I've caught. Some day I'll break than 30" mark and it'll end up on my wall, at least I hope. smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Theres No way thats 29 inches lol! "29 inches" that would a be a record, the 1st 29 inch walleye under 2 pounds!!! You guys better smoke another one, if you think thats 29 inches!!

Compare the fish against the catch cover! Catch covers are at least 12" and maybe a little more with the flange. That fish looks more than double that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sensing some I wish that was me, nice fish envy. that includes me, but I totally believe you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that fish is 29 inchs all day long I mean 28 7/8 close enough for me. great job on the release as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Primetime- why would you doubt someones fish they caught in their own house? He was off by a bit. Especially for that bein your first post. That's kinda gutsy if you ask me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

count the hash marks on the ice scoop every two equals an inch that fish is atleast 28".

Nice catch, how long did it take you to fall back to sleep?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Thanks to Ufatz, I didn't have to make a wasted trip to my mailbox today...
    • YES, they DO shut down if not enough oxygen. Been dealing with that one for almost 15  years of teaching this. They DO NOT have a CO shutoff, that's what I'm trying to hammer into peoples heads. That's what all thermocouples do, shut the gas valve.  A thermocouple is a safety device for some gas appliances. One end of the thermocouple is heated by a pilot flame, and the other end is connected to a gas valve. As long as the pilot light stays lit, the thermocouple holds the gas valve open and lets gas flow to the main burner of the appliance. The sensor on the end of the thermocouple is heated by the flame of the pilot light. The heat generated is converted into micro volts of electricity. This Electricity is enough to open a tiny magnet in the gas valve, and allow the gas to flow. If the pilot light was to blow out, then the sensor on the Thermocouple cools, and then closes the gas valve to the burner. This ensures that when the pilot flame goes out, Gas cannot escape from the pilot. It is automatically shut down.  That's how it works....if there isn't enough O to support the pilot, you might as well hang it up. They've been petitioned to remove their "low oxygen shut off" from their labeling. Best they did was re-word it. 
    • I believe the v-fronts help, but there is always the vacuum on the flat back-end.  I have had both am always surprised by what I'd call the rear drag.
    • Do buddy heaters even have a low oxygen / CO shut off?  My understanding is they have a thermocouple that kills the gas flow if it's not lit, but it will burn as long as there is a pilot light and enough O2 for combustion, which is probably less O2 than what it would take to make you feel like dump.  And even if O2 levels are high, CO can still be off the chart.   Do people get a lot of alarms going off?  Seems like there is going to be CO in my porty just from the buddy heater going even if the conc is well below a danger level.  I figured those things were calibrated for use in places like your house which should be right at about 0ppm, unless it's right next to the furnace.   In a related story, my MIL was house sitting for a friend when the CO detector went off.  She opened some windows and went outside but started getting a headache, naseous, light headed, weak, dizzy, all sorts of symptoms.  Called 911.  Fire department rolled out, ambulance sent.... And the detector was alarming because the battery was almost dead.  CO levels were at 0ppm.    
    • I'll wait patiently on memorial day, veteran's day, the 4th of July, 9/11, Xmas, new years, labor day, or any of the other federally recognized holidays for you to throw up another post with no point.
    • Thinking about building a new Fish House.   Does a "V" Front really make that big of a difference in towing?   Campers aren't "V" front so just wondering. I think I could utilize space a lot better with a regular square front.
    • Did you ever weigh the house?
    • Thanks for the reminder.  The trash goes to the road tonight for tomorrow's pick up.  I'll drag it down the driveway on my way to the lake.    
    • Had to bring the wife back last night anyway but a 3 day run woulda been nice.  I got to play with and feed our granddaughter, get ice gear thawed out and recharge batteries, making lunch and gonna head out for the evening bite.   I have a dream!
    • Thanks Rebelss. You just can't emphasize the importance of a C/O alarm especially with the new fish  houses being built so tight. My service man just ran into a B/O furnace on a no heat after hours call.  Home owner was very lucky and of course no alarm.
  • Our Sponsors