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  1. kwkfsh

    Which Rod / gear bag to purchase?

    The Stone Legacy cases are still probably the best on the market. I beleive that the Stone Legacy's are made in the US vs China for most of the competitors.
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    Chubbie Darters?

    I think if you can find them for $4 or $5 that would be a good deal. Cabelas sells them for $6.99 and $7.99 depending on the size. So that is probably the normal price for them. I have also seen them go for under $2.00 each on hsolist. There are times the eyes will just crush a Chubby when they will not look at a jigging spoon or bait. Also a great open water jigging lure as well. Having a few in the tackle box is money well spent.
  3. In addition to the list of over 1400 items that I posted last week we received over 1200 fishing items this week from Pure Fishing alone. This was a palletized load of 900 lbs of rods, reels and tackle. Our goal is to have all of these items find a new home tomorrow. Medina Entertainment Center Nov 20th 2-6 pm Food,games,auctions,prizes,music,celebrities and much more Make sure you do not miss this event!
  4. Here is a partial list of items available at the Beckstrom benefit Sunday Nov. 20th at the Medina Ballroom from 2-6 pm. If you do not see anything here that you would like to have for yourself or give as a gift you need to go have your heart restarted immediately. Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Terminator Hood Sweatshirt #1 Eagle Claw Combo #1 Michael's Range Bag Fishing Stool Floating Rifle Case #2 Book--Zane Grey Book--Hatteras Blues Book-MN Vacation Days Architape Handy Vest Salmo Tackle Pack #1 Salmo Tackle Pack #2 Framed Deer Photo Bolle Sunglasses #1 Bolle Sunglasses #2 McGowan Knife and Sharpener 20 Guage Shotgun Shell Thermos McGowan Firestone 3 in 1 Sharpener McGowan Knife Sharpener #1 McGowan Firestone Pocket Knife Sharpener #1 McGowan Firestone Pocket Knife Sharpener #2 $30 Gift Certificate to Woody's Grille--Eden Prairie MN Stormy Kromer Hat--Black Master Cook 9.0--Game Print Workshop 2006 Lets Ride Dreamer Hello Kitty Bubblegum Friends Pokemon Team Turbo Hunting Unlimited Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Trail Chris Moneymaker's World Poker Championship 18 Wheels of Steel Convoy Super Stunt Spectacular Prison Tycoon Triple Fish Line Package #1-1 spool Flourocarbon, 2 spools mono, and 1 spool braid Triple Fish Line Package #2-1 spool Flourocarbon, 2 spools mono, and 1 spool braid Triple Fish Line Package #3-1 spool Flourocarbon, 2 spools mono and 1 spool braid Triple Fish Line Package #4-1 spool Flourocarbon, 2 spools Mono, and 1 spool braid Triple Fish Line Package #5-1 spool Flourocarbon, 2 spools mono, 1 spool braid Book--Gardening with Hardy Geraniums Book--Annuals with style Black & Decker Auto Tape Book---Wild Fare & Wise Words--Recipes Book--Seasons in the home Book--Plain To Personalized Book--Creative Gifts Book--Secrets of The Whitetail Pros Book--The Holiday Table Carlton Calls Challenge Bugle Elk Calls Buck Gardener Double Nasty Duck Call Buck Gardener Canada Slammer Flute Goose Call Hunter Specialties Estrus Squeeze Me Elk Call Buck Gardner Calls Autographed copy--Ultimate Wild Game and Fish Cookbook Autographed copy--Ultimate Wild Game and Fish Cookbook Book--Free Spirited Gardener PGA Tour Partners Club Divot Repair tool, Key Ring and Towel Book--Building Great Sheds Carlton Call's Mega Grunt Tube-Elk Call DVD--Whitetail Odyssey DVD--Whitetail Odyssey DVD--The Hunt For Wild Turkey DVD--Field Dressing and Butchering Whitetails DVD--Field Dressing and Butchering Whitetails DVD--Field Dressing and Butchering Whitetails DVD--Field Dressing and Butchering Whitetails Four Bottles--Babe & Chris Marinade and Dipping Sauces Four Bottles--Babe & Chris Seasonings (garlic pepper, etc.) True Talker Deer Call Carlton Calls Heavy Horns Rattling Bag--Elk Book--Comprehensive Guide to walleye Patterns Book--Comprehensive Guide to walleye Patterns Book--Comprehensive Guide to Largemouth Bass Patterns Book--Comprehensive Guide to Largemouth Bass Patterns Two Bags of Deep Fry Batter--one All purpose, one Cajun Two Bags of Jerky Seasoning--One hot&spicy, one teryaki SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom The Incredibles Fairly Odd Parents: Shadow Showdown Finding Nemo: Nemo's Undrwater World of Fun Polar Express Men's Hair Cut at Tonia's Salon on 2nd in Chaska, MN Women's Hair Cut at Tonia's Salon on 2nd in Chaska, MN Child's Hair Cut at Tonia's Salon on 2nd in Chaska MN 5 Session On the Hydromassage Table at Tonia's Salon on 2nd in Chaska MN Retro Brand Hair Care Products Realtree 2-way radio #1 The Budding Gardeners--"Bean Buddy" The Budding Gardeners--"Sunflower Mary" The Budding Gardeners--"Sunflower Holly" The Budding Gardeners--"Pumpkin Pat" 1-year Outdoor News Subscription #1 1-year Outdoor News Subscription #2 1-year Outdoor News Subscription #3 MN Outdoor News Calendar and hat #1 MN Outdoor News Calendar and hat #2 MN Outdoor News Calendar and hat #3 "Doves at Dawn" Print Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces California Tackle Spinning Reel #1 with spare spool Mad Dog Head Lamp #1 Mad Dog Head Lamp #2 KaSar Kids Fishin' Log Book #1 KaSar Kids Fishin' Log Book #2 KaSar Kids Fishin' Log Book #3 KaSar Kids Fishin' Log Book #4 KaSar Kids Fishin' Log Book #5 KaSar Kids Fishin' Log Book #6 KaSar Kids Fishin' Log Book #7 KaSar Kids Fishin' Log Book #8 KaSar Kids Fishin' Log Book #9 KaSar Kids Fishin' Log Book #10 $100 Gift Card to Bass Pro Shops State Fish Art Stamps #1 State Fish Art Stamps #2 $135.00 Gift Certificate to Home Appetit in Chanhassen Set of 4 compact disks Jim Shockey's Monster Black Bears DVD Fallin' Skies 2 DVD Dream Season 7 DVD Best of Whistling Wings 4, 5 & 6 Leopard Charge DVD Hunting Now DVD Incredibulls & Bucks DVD Jim Shockey's Land of the Giants DVD Bucks Unlimited DVD Roger Raglin Best Kept Secrets The Lost Files DVD "Observing & Evaluating Whitetails by Richards and Brothers Backpacker Leave No Trace Dogs on the Trail by Hoffman The Barefoot Fisherman by Amdahl A Spiritual Field Guide by Brady and Neuzil Rapala Pro Fishing for PS2 #1 Rapala Pro Fishing for PS2 #2 Cabela's Deer Hunt '04 Season for PS2 #1 Cabela's Deer Hunt '04 Season for PS2 #2 Cabela's Deer Hunt '04 Season for XBOX #1 Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Tin Liz--Collector Pieces Irish Setter--853 Boot Irish Setter--3814 shoe Vasque-Running shoe TTI Prize Package--includes 2 hats, electric knife, 100 treble hooks, 1 can Reel Magic, 3 packs of work hooks, one sticker, 10 Road Runners, one Fishing Team Shirt Typhoon Bib Typhoon Jacket Kickapoo Short Jacket Terminator Hood Sweatshirt #2 Triple Fish Line Package #6-1 spool Flourocarbon, 2 spools mono, and 1 spool braid Minn Kota Trolling Motor with co-pilot remote Eagle Claw Combo #2 FL8se Pro Pack II Fl-10 In Dash Handheld Depthsounder Burton Golf Bag NAHC Tamarack Tuff Back Pack Golf Bag Organizer Trunk Locker Travel Cooler/Warmer Kennel Jacket Shakespeare Travel Rod Floating Rifle Case Handy Toughest 4 in 1 tool set Hook-Um Crank Bait Bag Whitetail Trunk Stowmaster Net Aqua-Vu Scout Weather Forecaster Buzz Off Pant size 32 Pinnacle Deadbolt Reel Coast Tac Torch Gear for Sports greenPullover size L Ready Tools Rachet Shotshell Thermos Gamehide NAHC Vest Gear for Sports blue pullover Ducks Unlimited Stein NAHC Backpack Uncle Mike's Shell Bag Tough Duck Jacket Compass Backpack Staple/Nail Gun Okuma Induron 150 #1 Okuma Induron 250 #2 Salmo Tackle Pack #3 Owner American Hook and Hat Package Uncle Josh Tackle package--includes hat, jigs, soft plastics, and pork trailers H2Optix Sunglasses #1 Lake Erie--Eastern Basin Guided Trip by Fred Forsyth H2Optix Sunglasses #2 Bushnell Xtra-Wide binocular Tasco Marine Binocular Tasco Galaxsee Telescope High Sierra 36" Drop Bottom Wheeled Duffel Bag 12 Guage Shotgun Cigar Humidor McGowan Knife Sharpener #2 Private C.O.P Sercurity System #1 Dock C.O.P Security System FoodSource Lures--A large selection of baits, a t-shirt, patches, and catalogs Kent Hrbek Autographed "Kent Hrbek Outdoors" Baseball Cap Limited Edition (#80 out of 100) "Rapala Legendary Fishing Lures" Book Ron Lindner Autographed Floating Rapala Giant Rapala Lure #1 Plano Pro Max Double Scoped Rifle Case Plano Protector Series Bow-Max Archery Case Plano ATV Mounting Bracket for Gun Case Plano GunSlinger Gun Case Plano ATV Rear Mount Storage Box Plano 4 By Rack System Tackle Box Plano 3372 Soft Sided Tackle Bag Plano Rod Tube Plano 7271 Hard Sided Tackle Box Champion Skybird 3/4 Cock Trap with Post High Fly String Release Manual Trap Federal Premium Shells--12 guage 3" BB Federal Premium Shells--12 guage 3" 2 Anthony Padgett Framed Print SKB's Parellel Limb Double Bow Case Black & Decker Flavor Scenter Steamer Deluxe--HS2776 KARE 11 Gift Pack--(2) t-shirts, (2) mugs, and (2) hats Manny Fernandez Autographed Puck Marian Gaborik Autographed Picture Timberland Pro Series Workboot--Size 9 Book Set--1. Home Grown Fruit, 2. Heirlooms Gardens., 3.Easy Roses., 4.Little Potted Gardens Various Hunting Items #1, knife sharpeners, scent Killer, gun cleaning pads, belt buckles, etc Camo Bow Case Framed Print--"Pals) Gift Certificate--Neubauer Chiropractic Leather Jacket--Size Large--History Channel Club Buyt Premium Canves & Leather Gun case-- Rainbird Auto Sprinkler Sytems (timer, valve, one head--hose and other sprinkler heads needed) NOAA Weather Radio Fitness Basket--Resistance band, Visor, Fanny Pack& water bottle, Pedometer,2-pound-weight Four-Piece Cooking Set Mossy Oak Dry Stalker Jacket--Size Large Buck Knives Buck Tool Porter Cable 12-Inch Saw Blade Hockey Puck Signed by Brad Bombardir Trinity Walkie-Talkies Tough Duck Reversable Hunting Vest--Size Large Wrangler Riggs Workwear Pants Moen Shower Head Gerber Small Game Cleaning Kit HS Stru Double Strike Turkey Call Pflueger Trion Low Profile Pflueger Trion 56 Round Baitcast Pflueger President 6735 Spinning Reel Pflueger Medalist 6050 Spinning Reel Supreme Super Tough Service Spool Supreme Super Smooth Service Spool Cajun Red Lightnin' 2 lb spool Nike Oz Putter Sonartec Super CV Driver Nike T-60 fairway wood Jewerly Set Watch Realtree 2-way radios #2 Lowrance Ifinder Go Northland Fishing Tackle Jacket--Size XL Tan Northland Fishing Tackle Jacket--Size XL Brown Northland Fishing Tackle-XL Long Sleeve Short Northland Mimic Minnow 24 piece Gamefish kit Northland Mimic Minnow 30 piece panfish kit Northland Fire-Ball Jig 30 piece walleye kit Northland Super-Glo Jig 102 Piece Glow Jig Kit Scarlett O'Hara Barbie Doll Marshall 52" Ceiling Fan--Angler Series California Tackle Spinning reel with spare spool #2 Mad Dog Head Lamp #3 Ray Scott's Lighted Soft Bait Pack #1 Ray Scott's Lighted Soft Bait Pack #2 Ray Scott's Lighted Soft Bait Pack #3 Ray Scott's Lighted Soft Bait Pack #4 Fishing Basket--Lures, hats, and a shirt Doggie Doodle Toilet System Porta Privy Native Sunglasses #1 Native Sunglasses #2 Quaker Boy Deer Call Kit Gander Mountain 45th Annv Carhart Jacket #1 Giant Rapala Lure #2 Griddle N Grill Outdoor Edge Butcher Pro Lyman 1200 Powder System Weather Station Midland 2-way Radios Back PK Camping Kit Sure Shot Gun Rest Paint Ball Marker Youth Archery Set "Evening Solitude" by Terry Redlin "Lost in Colorado" signed print (693/1500) "The Overseers" signed print (528/1000) PhiOptik Eyewear Sunglasses #1 PhiOptik Eyewear Sunglasses #2 PhiOptik Eyewear Sunglasses #3 TSB's Ultimate Winding System 15 pack of Montecristo Cigars Jewerly set TSB's Ultimate Winding System w/accessories Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Cajun Style Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Cajun Style Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Hickory BBQ Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Hickory BBQ Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Original Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Original Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Mesquite Chipolte Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Mesquite Chipolte Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Cracked Pepper & Garlic Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Cracked Pepper & Garlic Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Pepperoni Shore Lunch Jerky Seasoning kit--Pepperoni Kodak Digital Camera Package Palco CO2 Firepower Icon 6MM gun Illusion Deer Call Sportsman's Best LED Light Sack-Ups Rifle/shotgun Sack Sack-Ups 3 pc. Gun Wipes Snow Goose Silhouette Decoy Uncle Bud's Bull Bag Rapala Pro Fishing for PS2 #3 Rapala Pro Fishing for XBOX #1 Rapala Pro Fishing for XBOX #2 Rapala Pro Fishing for XBOX #3 Rapala Pro Fishing for XBOX #4 Rapala Pro Fishing for XBOX #5 Gun Sling Shoot Stick Cabela's Deer Hunt '05 Season for XBOX #1 Cabela's Deer Hunt '05 Season for XBOX #2 Cabela's Deer Hunt '05 Season for XBOX #3 04 Matthews Outback Bow--29" draw length, 60 lbs. draw wieght--Right handed Minn Kota Trolling Motor Humminbird Matrix 77C Humminbird Matrix 87 Combo FL-18 Ultra pack (1) 3 night, 2 -1/2 day of Bass fishing at Angler's Inn on Lake El Salto in Mexico. Includes all meals at the lodge, guide, open bar (national drinks only) laundry service and ground transportation. Not included: airfare to Mazatlan, gratuities for guides & staff, fishing tackle and personal items Aqua-Vu Scout Aqua-Vu Dt Series Fish Replica--'89 Line Class World Record Okuma Induron 150 #2 Okuma Induron 250 #1 Guide Fishing Trip for (3) with Outdoor Writer and past PWT Champion Ron Anlauf on Lake Mille Lacs Salmo Tackle Pack #4 "Golden Days" by Rottinghaus "Christmas Break" by Rottinghaus "Snow Geese/MS Flyway" by Maass "Dad! Remember When…" by Kevin T. Daniel "Strong Bond" Statue 1984 MN Pheasant Habitat Stamp Print Newberry "Archery Pro SB" Bow Storm Archery-F-Series Bow Devil's Lake Guided Trip with Johnnie Candle Lake Erie 2 day Guided Trip by Matt Davis Dream Season suit by Scent Blocker Private C.O.P Sercurity System #2 Guided Fishing Trip With Brian Brosdahl Brunton Eterna 10x32 Binoculars and cap Shimano Calcutta 200B Baitcasting Reel Shimano Calcutta 400B Baitcasting Reel 2 Nights Lodging at Ruttgers Sugar Lake Lodge (not available weekends May 15-Sept 15, 2006) Guided Fishing Trip for one in SE MN on the Root or Zumbro River with Bill Plantan in his River Ridge Custom Canoe Anthony Padgett "Locked at Lac Suel" artist proof (1 of 50) Garmin GPSMAP 276C Portable Color Chartplotter Entry into MWC Lake City Tournment--Jon Thelen partner Bush Entertainment Center 2-day late season Pheasant hunt for 2 hunters with Halverson Hunts in Kennebec, South Dakota Guided Fishing Trip for (2) With Gary Roach (Mr. Walleye) on a Brainerd area lake One Day of Fishing in Brainerd are for up to three with Ray Gildow, Member of the Famous Nisswa Guide League Pflueger Supreme Baitcast Reel Pflueger President Wide Low Profile Pflueger President Low Profile Pflueger Trion Fly Reel 1934 Nike Pro Combo Utility Iron Hammy Putter Voyager Fish Trap Lowrance X-67C Lowrance Ifinder Map & Music Lowrance Ifinder Go2 MotorGuide Bowmount Trolling Motor 54 lbs of thrust and 42" shaft Mississippi River Guide Trip for two with Steve DeZurik for Trophy Walleye or Smallmouth Bass Marshall 54" Ceiling Fan--DU Series 2000 Tohatsu 50 Horsepower TLDI 2-Stroke Outboard with prop and rigging--new in the box Frabill Ranger XLT Ice House Dwayne Roloson Autographed picture One night stay in a deluxe suite and (4) passes to the Indoor Waterpark at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail MN "The Challenge" by Neal Anderson signed and numbered (2) Timberwolves Tickets for Jan 24 Vs the Pistons Guided Morning Fishing Trip on a Metro Lake with Steve Carney Gander Mountain 45th Annv Carhart Jacket #2 Aluminum Firearms Travel Case Full day guided fishing trip for (3) on Big Winnie with Capt Ron Hunter Rapala Pro Fishing for PS2 #4 Rapala Pro Fishing for PS2 #5 Rapala Pro Fishing for PS2 #6 Rapala Pro Fishing for PS2 #7 Rapala Pro Fishing for PS2 #8 Cabela's Deer Hunt '04 Season for XBOX #2 Cabela's Deer Hunt '04 Season for XBOX #3 Cabela's Deer Hunt '04 Season for XBOX #4 Cabela's Deer Hunt '04 Season for XBOX #5 Cabela's Deer Hunt '05 Season for PS2 #1 Cabela's Deer Hunt '05 Season for PS2 #2 Cabela's Deer Hunt '05 Season for PS2 #3 Cabela's Deer Hunt '05 Season for PS2 #4 Scooby Doo Inflatable Towable and Rope Sports Equipment Cart 20 guage Beretta Metro area bass fishing trip for two with fishing pro Karen Savik Local smallmouth fishing trip for two on Mississippi River with North American Fisherman TV host Dan Larson Star On North American Fisherman TV--NAF Producer Terry Boeder will let you star on your own TV show (does not air) with one of your friends as your guest. Filming to be done on a metro area lake of your choice Three hours of wingshooting instruction for 1-4 people by Bill Miller, Executive Director North American Hunting Club--ammunition supplied but students should supply their own shotgun and will be responsible for their target/range fees and other expenses. Location will be based on groups convience and range availability 5 in 1 Poker Savings Bank Cabin Critter--Whitetail Deer Cabin Critter--Badger "Down at the Stream" Jigsaw Puzzle Monopoly Bass Fishing Edition Eagle Claw Classic Spinning Combo Guide Series Casting Rod Promo Graphite Guide Series Casting Rod Pro Guide Series Casting Rod Classic IM-7 All Star Casting Rod Pinnacle Power Tip Pro Spinning Rod Luhr Jensen Plugs DIY Lure Kit # 1 Luhr Jensen Plugs DIY Lure Kit # 2 Luhr Jensen Plugs DIY Lure Kit # 3 Luhr Jensen Plugs DIY Lure Kit # 4 Luhr Jensen Plugs DIY Lure Kit #5 Luhr Jensen Plugs DIY Lure Kit #6 Luhr Jensen Casting Spoons Lure Kit # 1 Luhr Jensen Casting Spoons Lure Kit # 2 Luhr Jensen Casting Spoons Lure Kit # 3 Luhr Jensen Casting Spoons Lure Kit # 4 Abu Garcia Center Drag Spinning Reel #1 Abu Garcia Center Drag Spinning Reel #2 Abu Garcia Center Drag Spinning Reel #3 Abu Garcia Center Drag Spinning Reel #4 Abu Garcia Center Drag Spinning Reel #5 Mitchell Avocet Spinning Reel Mitchell Avocet Pro Spinning Reel Mitchell Copperhead Spinning Reel Mitchell 300X Spinning Reel #1 Mitchell 300X Spinning Reel #2 Abu Garcia Abumatic--Spincast reel #1 Abu Garcia Abumatic--Spincast reel #2 Abu Garcia Abumatic--Spincast reel #3 Abu Garcia Abumatic--Spincast reel #4 Abu Garcia Abumatic--Spincast reel #5 Abu Garcia Cardinal Spinning Reel Abu Garcia Ambassadeur Royal Baitcasting Reel Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5600 C4 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5600 C4 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5600 C4 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5600 C4 Abu Garcia Ambassaduer 6600 C4 #1 Abu Garcia Ambassaduer 6600 C4 #2 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500 C3 #1 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500 C3 #2 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500 C3 #3 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500 C3 #4 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6500 C3 #1 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6500 C3 #2 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6500 C3 #3 Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 6500 C3 #4 Abu Garcia 50th Anniversary Reel Set (only 500 have ever been made) 5 pocket shot gun shell bag #1 5 pocket shot gun shell bag #2 5 pocket shot gun shell bag #3 Deer Print Gun Cleaning Pad Hunter's Marsh Stand #1 Hunter's Marsh Stand #2 Dry Mate Large Gun Cleaning Pad Dry Mate Cargo Liner --large Dry Mate Cargo Liner--XL Dry Mate Game Carrier/Pet Barrier w/extention Bar #2 Dry Mate Game Carrier/Pet Barrier w/ extention bar #1 "Clear Water Energy" by Richard Cook signed and numbered Bushnell Outdoor Digital Camera Al Lindner Autographed Floating Rapala Fully Loaded Rapala Tackle Box #2 Aikens Lake Manitoba--Trip for (2) for (3) days in June '06 Al Lindner Guided Fishing Trip Austin & Halleck 420 Classic Muzzleloader Fully Loaded Rapala Tackle Box #1 (2) Timberwolves Tickets for Dec. 10 Vs the Lakers SD Unguided Pheasant Trip for Two 3days/4 nights--excludes transportation, guide, dogs, meals, and license--includes lodging and quality private land access Ted Takasaki--Day Trip with Autographed St. Croix Rod/Plueger Reel, $100 tackle pack from Lindy Little Joe. Trip--Larry Dahlberg--One day of fishing for parent/child in Minnesota or Wisconsin (Larry to choose water) Entry into MWC Devil's Lake Tournment--Johnnie Candle partner 1/2 Day Sturgeon Bay, WI Guided Salmon Trip with Reel Action Charters 4-day trip for two to Tazin Lake, Saskatchewan Behind the Scenes with Ron & Raven filming MN Bound Day of Fishing and Golf with Babe Winkelman at Craguns Resort--2 people Yamaha Digital Home Theater System YHT-160 includes a receiver, 2 front, 2 surround, 1 center and 1 subwoofer speakers This event is Nov. 20th be there
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    The "Great Debate"

    The easiest way to figure area of coverage is to remember that the cone angle equals diameter at 60 ft. So 30 ft would be 1/2 of cone angle in ft, 15 ft = 1/4 of cone angle, etc, etc. This is true for all cone angles and is easier to figure on the fly than trying to run algebra formulas in my head.
  6. Here is a list of prize and auction items that came just this week alone.( 10-17 to 10-21) Dream Season suit by Scent Blocker Austin & Halleck 420 Classic Muzzleloader High Sierra 36" Drop Bottom Wheeled Duffel Bag 12 Guage Shotgun Cigar Humidor McGowan Knife and Sharpener 20 Guage Shotgun Shell Thermos McGowan Firestone 3 in 1 Sharpener McGowan Knife Sharpener #1 McGowan Knife Sharpener #2 McGowan Firestone Pocket Knife Sharpener #1 McGowan Firestone Pocket Knife Sharpener #2 Private C.O.P Sercurity System #1 Private C.O.P Sercurity System #2 Dock C.O.P Security System Guided Fishing Trip With Brian Brosdahl FoodSource Lures--A large selection of baits, a t-shirt, patches, and catalogs 1/2 Day Sturgeon Bay, WI Guided Salmon Trip with Reel Action Charters Kent Hrbek Autographed "Kent Hrbek Outdoors" Baseball Cap Limited Edition (#80 out of 100) "Rapala Legendary Fishing Lures" Book Al Lindner Autographed Floating Rapala Ron Lindner Autographed Floating Rapala Giant Rapala Lure Fully Loaded Rapala Tackle Box #1 $500.00 value Fully Loaded Rapala Tackle Box #2 $500.00 value Brunton Eterna 10x32 Binoculars and cap $450 value Plano Pro Max Double Scoped Rifle Case Plano Protector Series Bow-Max Archery Case Plano ATV Mounting Bracket for Gun Case Plano GunSlinger Gun Case Plano ATV Rear Mount Storage Box Plano 4 By Rack System Tackle Box Plano 3372 Soft Sided Tackle Bag Plano Rod Tube Plano 7271 Hard Sided Tackle Box Shimano Calcutta 200B Baitcasting Reel Shimano Calcutta 400B Baitcasting Reel Champion Skybird 3/4 Cock Trap with Post High Fly String Release Manual Trap Federal Premium Shells--12 guage 3" BB Case 139.00 value Federal Premium Shells--12 guage 3" 2 Case 139.00 value 2 Nights Lodging at Ruttgers Sugar Lake Lodge (not available weekends May 15-Sept 15, 2006) Guided Fishing Trip for one in SE MN on the Root or Zumbro River with Bill Plantan in his River Ridge Custom Canoe Anthony Padgett "Locked at Lac Suel" artist proof (1 of 50) Anthony Padgett Framed Print $30 Gift Certificate to Woody's Grille--Eden Prairie MN SKB's Parellel Limb Double Bow Case Stormy Kromer Hat--Black Garmin GPSMAP 276C Portable Color Chartplotter
  7. For those that would like to make a monetary donation they can be sent to. Jake Beckstrom Bremer Bank 301 Territorial St. E Watertown MN. 55388 For those who would like to follow Jakes progress you can go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/jakebeckstrom If you have questions regarding the benefit, have an item that you would like to donate to the auction or would like to help at the benefit, please contact: Denise Gehlhausen @ 952-237-7406 or email [email protected] or myself [email protected] You can purchase raffle tickets at the event or if you are unable to attend, by sending a check made out to Mayer Watertown DandyLions (this is the non-profit that we are working with) $5 per ticket Packets of 20 for $100 Obviously any amount is fine! Send to: Kristine Houtman NAMG 12301 Whitewater Drive Minnetonka, MN 55343 Many thanks to everyone for your support. Brian
  8. Kevin, For those that would like to contribute I will get that info posted in the morning. For those that would like to purchase raffle tickets,you can purchase them by sending a check made out to Mayer Watertown DandyLions (this is the non-profit that we are working with) $5 per ticket Packets of 20 for $100 Any amount is fine! Send to: Kristine Houtman NAMG 12301 Whitewater Drive Minnetonka, MN 55343
  9. On Sunday, November 20th from 2pm to 6pm at the Medina Entertainment Center (Hwy 55 west of Minneapolis) friends of the Kurt Beckstrom family are hosting a special event. I would like to extend an invitation for everyone in the FM family to attend and help out a great cause. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the Beckstrom family. Kurt Beckstrom is the long-time editor of North American Fisherman magazine, TV host of Fishing Club Journal and MWC East emcee. His youngest son, Jake, age 16 and a junior at Watertown Mayer High School in Watertown, MN, had a diving accident 8/11/05. He is now paralyzed from the chest down – and working hard at rehabilitation at Sister Kenny. The costs associated with Jake’s condition are astronomical. In addition to mounting medical and therapy expenses, the Beckstroms will need a motorized wheelchair that costs as much as a luxury car, a lift van for daily transportation, and extensive remodeling of their house to prepare for Jake’s eventual return. This event will be a great time, and will benefit a great cause. There will be food, drink, entertainment, games, and prizes. We will be having both live and silent auctions for a truly amazing list of items. There may well be some famous faces from the fishing world for you to chat with. Where else are you ever going to get a chance to win a day fishing with Al Lindner himself. The 1st place raffle prize is a Tracker Pro Team 175 17-foot aluminum fishing boat with a 50-horsepower Mercury four-stroke outboard, trailer and MotorGuide trolling motor. 2nd place will be a Yamaha Digital Home Surround Sound Theatre and 3rd place will be an I-Pod. The auction / prize list is long and loaded with great items such as Archery- Matthews Storm Newberry etc Fishing trips with many fishing celebs and pros- Lindner Dahlberg Skarlis etc etc Fishing tackle and equipment Fishing trips from around the world -US Canada Mexico Footwear Guided fishing trips Golf gear Hunting gear –clothing and equipment Home electronics- Yamaha Marine electronics- Vexilar Hummingbird Minnkota Aqua Vu etc etc Outdoor clothing and raingear Outdoor art Optics- Bushnell Tasco Bolle H2Optix etc etc Rods and reels- Eagle Claw G Loomis Shakespeare Shimano Okuma etc etc Tools And many more items to numerous to list, with more arriving daily. Anyone serious about hunting and fishing should try to attend. There will be amazing items – who knows what they will go for!!! If anyone would want to purchase raffle tickets that cannot attend (due to distance or scheduling)…please contact me by email for information on purchasing raffle tickets ahead of time. Brian Larson [email protected]
  10. kwkfsh

    Hunting/Fishing clothing sale

    Not a huge sale, fairly limited selection. Alot of discontinued items that were probably not real good sellers.
  11. I read the post in the photo sharing forum and was amazed at the number of comments stating that you should not hold a fish out to make it look big in the photo. I can not tell you how many times I have taken pictures of very nice fish only to be disappointed in how they look in the finished photo. I now try to make sure the fish looks at least as big as it really was in all the photos that I take. I did a little digging and found a piece by a big bass guide in TX that explains his reasoning for making sure the fish looks big in his photos and the critisicm that he has received for it. The following makes some good points and I think it a good read for anyone who is looking to preserve the memories of a trophy in the age of catch and release. Quote I often get a lot of criticism on how I take pictures. I have my clients hold the fish out away from them and I try to fit only the fish and my clients' face in the picture. The result is a picture of a fish that looks at least as big (and usually much bigger) than it really is. I wish I could say that I don't care what people think and say, but the truth is that I do care what people say. I have had people tell me that they would never hire me as a guide just because of my "deceptive" picture taking. I have read posts from guys on the fishing forums criticizing my picture taking and several others have nodded in agreement. Well, here is my defense: There are several reasons why I think it is better to take close ups than to take pictures from afar. First of all, the fish look bigger. If you have a person holding a 10 pound bass at the back of the boat and take a picture from the front of the boat, you will be lucky to convince your fishing buddies who weren't there that the fish was much more than 5 pounds. A 10 pound fish is a huge fish and you never know if it will be your last. Why not make it look like a 10 pounder? Another reason to take them close is because it is the fish you are taking the picture of, isn't it? Why does it matter what shoes a person is wearing when he catches it? Chances are he didn't even take a bath, much less wear his picture taking clothes. Isn't it more important to catch the beauty of the fish and the distinctive markings of each of God's creatures? Along the same lines, if you take the picture from afar, you can't really tell one bass from another. I'm sure I would probably be accused of taking pictures of the same fish with multiple clients if that were the case. The way I take them, you can tell that no two bass are identical. Another reason I like close-ups is so that the public doesn't see more than I want them to. I don't want to give away my spots and I don't want people to see how bad I am about cleaning my boat. Another main reason is that my clients (who actually do pay) like them that way. I often take 2 Polaroids of a fish (one for me and one for the client). Guess which one always gets picked? That's right! The client always gets the close-up that looks big and I am left with the picture that looks smaller. In the past, the thing to do with your trophy fish was to take a picture from afar, then kill the fish and mount it on the wall. You didn't need the picture to prove your catch. You had the actual fish. Nowadays, catch and release is the norm and replicas are becoming more and more popular. If you take the picture of the fish far away, the taxidermist won't be able to see the detail in the fish to make your replica look like the fish you caught. However, if you have a good close up photo, he can see the details. My plea to you is that rather than criticize my picture taking, you will see the good in taking close ups and see the value of doing it for yourself. I would like to note that my digital camera does not have a "what you see is what you get" window. I often take the pictures much closer or farther away than I would like. When I have a monster bass in the boat, the biggest thing on my mind is her safe release. It is very rare that I am totally satisfied with any pictures I take. It would be nice if I could leisurely take a dozen shots of each trophy bass. But it is not worth taking a chance of killing a fish. I hope you will think on this.
  12. I am down in Las Vegas enjoying balmy weather of 117 yesterday and a cooler 114 today. I thought I would share some of the cool new products displayed at the ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) show in Las Vegas. Lowrance has introduced its new modular connector which allows you to connect or add any component anywhere in the wiring harness with universal modular connectors. This is a quantum leap in wiring up electronics. Diawas new TD Viento has a twitching bar which rests under your thumb when palming the reel. This allow you to take up 4” of line with a slow push, or more with a quick push. This lets you hop or crawl the bait across the bottom in a very realistic manner. Shimano has a new Curado D model out which is upgraded from the previous model and is also offered in a blazing fast 7.00 to 1 retrieve model. Gamakatsu has a new eye design (Magic Eyes) on its trebles which will make changing hooks on crankbaits a snap without split ring pliers. I also saw a new product which allows you to save your trip when you spin a hub on your prop. You simply remove the prop nut and washer and inert this unit and reinstall the prop hardware. It will keep the hub from slipping and allow you to get back to the dock or save your weekend. I do not remember the name but will try and post it tomorrow. Kistler has a new line of rods which do not have any fore grip in front of the reel seat. Although they do look a little odd they feel great in the hand. I think this will be an idea that will catch on as we never really use the fore grip anyways. Coast products has some really neat LED lights for virtually any application. Consolidation continues with Normark/Rapala’s purchase of Luhr Jensen and rumors that it will be announcing the purchase of another big player in the tackle industry here at ICAST. It may be the Pradco brands as they supposedly made an offer last fall that was not accepted at that time. I will update this with some other neat new items in the near future, but it is Vegas and it may have to wait until I get back later this week.
  13. Pics please, I need to buy a boat this weekend for my nephew. If it is clean and it runs I will take it. [email protected] com
  14. kwkfsh

    Child Support and Custody

    UBB68-ML-522453-ML- This thread has been moved to the outdoor discussion forum because it really has little to do with fishing, but does have an impact on those who can acquire licenses. It also has some good commentary happening, but little of it will reflect on fishing.
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