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  1. 3 points
    Abndoc

    Tic Toc- I'm Ready To Leave

    In about 8 hours, my friend, my son, and I will be headed to southwestern Montana chasing elk and mule deer for the rest of the month. It's my 15 yr old first hunt out west. To say we are jacked is an understatement!! We went up to our friends house on Sunday and loaded all our equipment in the trailer we are bringing out. The last 3 days have slowed way down, trying to get everything at worked wrapped up, my son getting all his homework together and rehashing our plans over and over. Did we forget anything, do we need anything new? We went out last year as rookies and had unbelievable success, yes we are rifle hunting- but for 5 rookies to go 4 for 5 on elk with one very nice 6x6 being taken all on public land with no guides our pride and confidence was running high all year. The scenery and hanging out with a great group of people by far exceeded the success we had. This year we plan on learning much more about the area- I will say the locals in our area were so helpful. Giving us tips, and areas to check out definitely put us ahead of our experience. I have been looking over maps for the last month, but with some fires in the area earlier this year- we wont have a good idea of exactly where we will start until our first scouting session tomorrow afternoon. I ran into a sow and cub grizzly last year on opening morning and then had a brief encounter with a big boar a few days later. With all of the maulings and sightings being reported this year- Bears have been on my mind all fall. I've talked repeatedly about this with my son and what we will do if any encounter would happen. Hopefully if we see any, it will be at a great distance and we can sit back and admire those beautiful beasts of the mountain. Success is judged in many different ways to each of us, knowing I get to spend 14 days with my son in the mountains, I believe we already succeeded this trip, and the rest of it will just be gravy on top. He worked his tail off this summer saving money for the trip and keeping his grades to talk and As all fall. We made a deal with him that he needs to be invested in both school and work to be able to go. He's definitely learned over the last few months the value of hard work. He was so proud of himself saving his money being able to buy anything he wanted for the trip. He asked me last night how much money he needed to bring. I told him your done spending your money and he said- Dad I'm happy to chip in, you do everything for me. I can help out where need be. Can you guess how that made me react? 7 1/2 hours to go! Montana 2018- Here we come!
  2. 3 points
    Wanderer

    Nodak

    Posting. Cuz I can’t sleep worth a dump. Gonna be a MEA yahoo for most the rest of the week. I’ve heard good reports from the friends that are already out there. They took the whole week so I’m driving myself out Tuesday night. Just getting the the back of the truck filled with dekes got me too revved up. Gonna be hard packing anything else besides waders, layout blind, guns and shells! Who needs food and more than one change of clothes for 5 days anyway?!
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  4. 2 points
    You can switch the Helix to the same dial-type view as a Vex. The newer models even show you how wide your cone is - and you can adjust it wider or narrower. This isn't my bird, just one I found online.
  5. 2 points
    you tell em moose! I hardly ever use the zoom on my 18 but I do use the low power once in a while.
  6. 2 points
    I still run my fl8 that I bought in 1996. I don’t need zoom and I have watched many friends with the new fancy locators not see fish under the ice. Not me I catch em. No stinking updates for my fl 8 and my fl 8 has fallen down the stairs more times then me. It still runs I had new brushes put in after I fell on it and smashed the casing. O yeah i fished all day with the smashed casing let’s see the new units do that. It’s fixedand runs perfect. Never notice the noise you guys are talking about as I am to busy catching fish!
  7. 2 points
    Watch their interference disappear when you shut your marcum off
  8. 2 points
    Wanderer

    Just Food and Drink

    Had to go back and see if it was you that posted this one:
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  11. 1 point
    Since there isn't a lot of covering ground I just don't need the last 30 seconds on a graph or a GPS map to know I've been sitting in the same spot for the last hour. My phone is always on me when I need to move and I run navionics. Half the year I'm in my truck when I'm on the move anyway. If I'm on a dogsled in the bwca I have a handheld. I'll stick to the flasher. I upgraded to a bigger screen with the bird, but I just dont need a ton of features that really only make sense on a moving boat. Just my two cents.
  12. 1 point
    Graphs are nice for fishing in a boat for sure. They show you the nice big history picture of what has already gone by and gives you a good view of what the changing bottom depths look like as you float around. Really though, when your fishing in a little hole over the same bottom for an hour or all day. What’s the point? The important part of a graph for ice fishing is that ¼” or so of edge on the far right and what is happening on it real time. Which then, is just like a Flasher only giving you real time info and why I went back to one from my graph. Worley Worley!
  13. 1 point
    I have no doubt that by now there is something on the market that is better than my FL-20 and my FL-8 but I already own them and they work for me and I am long over the days where I have to have the latest and greatest fishing equipment. Most of these gadgets, gizmos and lures are better at catching fishermen than fish.
  14. 1 point
    I have owned 2 brands over the years and I still really like my fl18. Mainly hole hopping for gills or crappies. Every time I get back home I put it on the charger and the battery lasts an lasts. If I do need one they are pretty cheap. Love watching the lines come up on the flasher. I use the small eye bolt on the side instead of the foam float. I hate dragging a lot of cable at thick ice so its very rare I have more than 2 feet of cable out. I prefer to stay a ways above the bottom of the ice.
  15. 1 point
    That's one of the main reason I run a Vexilar. I don't want to be the jerk that interferes with everyone else......
  16. 1 point
    JBMasterAngler

    2018 Grouse Report

    Was in Grand Marais for 6 days. Didn’t see one single grouse! Of course, it rained and snowed every day. So it was less than ideal conditions.
  17. 1 point
    Yep put mine away this past Saturday. I haven't used it since August. I wanted to park my truck inside instead and I would rather hunt then fish anyways...
  18. 1 point
    smurfy

    Just Food and Drink

    World famous. Browned pork, Italian seasoning, onions, garlic. Then hash browns with cheese.
  19. 1 point
    knoppers

    Bluejays Everywhere!

    OK I am now a fan of blue jays. had a woodpecker, a larger one, not the downy on my house, it pecked a few times, I pounded on the wall it flew off into the tree, as I watched it through the window, it landed on the side of the garage ready to go to business, and a blue jay flew at it and chased it off, it happened two times, then the woodpecker flew off. I also had a blue jay chase off bees, they made a paper nest on my eaves in one day, I watched a blue jay land on it, and jump around, the bees would come out, the jay would fly off. then the jay repeated this numerous times until the nest fell off, bees left.
  20. 1 point
    123fish

    2018 Pheasant Report

    Pretty poor for us in the Worthington area. Six guys shot one rooster and missed one. Way too many crops in the fields yet to get too serious yet.Nice pic and good looking pups.
  21. 1 point
    Just got my blades back from Red Rock, great service and people!
  22. 1 point
    I have an FL18 that works good. But last year I bought the Hummingbird Helix 5 GPS G2 and so far love it. Vex makes a good unit and I don't have anything bad to say about them, but here are the reasons I like the Helix more, in no particular order: 1) It instantly tells you what depth you're at. No more having to switch dials for every 10 foot increment until you find the bottom. 2) It comes with GPS, and if you add a map chip you can pick a spot and drive or walk right to it. It seems hard to imagine ice fishing now without using a lake map. 3) You can also save spots, so you can return right to it the next time. 4) You can make adjustments if you're getting interference from another flasher. The humm of a Vex never really bothered me, but the Helix is dead quiet. I will say the Helix seems more like a computer than the Vex, so it feels a little more fragile. Speaking off, anyone in the market for a barely used FL18?
  23. 1 point
    nofishfisherman

    2018 Grouse Report

    I was bow hunting this weekend and had 3 flush out from under my stand. One of them came back later on and tried to get me out of the tree. It dove at me several times. I had to take my hat off and smack it before it finally decided to give up. Never had a bird do that and wouldn't have guessed a grouse would have been the culprit.
  24. 1 point
    Wanderer

    Nodak

    We had a good field shoot on mallards Wednesday morning and my buds got connected with Fallen Outdoors on Thursday through a friend. They enjoyed their morning afield while I was in an all day work meeting.
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    knoppers

    2018 Grouse Report

    its been slow, I had the week off just for grouse, and the weather was horrible. not many flushes, and the birds have been very jumpy. these are seasoned birds, no young and stupid birds. I seen the hunters out for the NGS hunt near grand rapids, and I heard very little shooting. it will be interesting to here there results.
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