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BobT last won the day on March 12 2018

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  • Name:
    Bob Thielen
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    Osakis, MN
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    Hunting, Fishing, ATV Riding, Camping
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  1. We've been hunting the same area around Mt. Iron, MN for the past 50 years. In all that time I could probably count on one hand the number of timberwolves I've seen while deer hunting, grouse hunting, camping, berry picking, 8 years of logging, etc. Wolves are elusive and not easily seen. That is until 2019. Last year our group of seven hunters counted six wolves. I watched two walk past my deer stand, two guys saw two wolves while walking out in the evening from their stands together, and two other times single wolves were spotted. Could we have been seeing the same pair multiple
  2. I check the electrolyte to make sure it is optimum (add distilled water if it is low), make sure the boat key is turned off, and leave my batteries in the boat stored in unheated lean-to. I just plug the charger in about once a month for about a day to make sure they are topped off. As an added safety precaution, you can disconnect the boat wires from the starting battery because some boats have electronics that may use a small amount of power from the battery even when the key is off. Even so, batteries will lose some charge over time and as they do they become more susceptible t
  3. I would like to know if there is a way to use plastics with greater confidence for walleyes so any tips would be much appreciated. One concern that has crossed my mind is the question of whether or not the plastics are edible. If a fish bites it off and swallows it, can it harm the fish?
  4. I have yet to find plastics to be very effective. I've tried everything from finesse to snap jigging and trolling and found nothing plastic will out fish live bait. It could be that I just don't fish them properly though.
  5. Actually you did start with the batteries but testing showed them to be in good condition. Like quoting Bible scriptures, one cannot build a theology on one verse but must take the whole of Scripture into account, troubleshooting batteries can require multiple tests and some are difficult to perform. Glad you found the problem no go and fish away!
  6. Bulging suggests that battery was frozen at least once, which also indicates it was not fully charged at some point while in subzero temperatures.
  7. I never remove my boat batteries for the winter and always leave them in my boat for the same reasons your coworker shared. I don't just charge them and forget about them though. Stored batteries will lose charge over time and this can dramatically raise the freezing point. According to Trojan Battery, the freezing point for fully charged electrolyte is -92 F. However, that freezing point increases dramatically as the electrolyte loses charge. Electrolyte at 62% charge has a freezing point of about -16 F., which is not uncommon in MN. At 40% charge the freezing point raises to ab
  8. As Pat K eluded to, it kind of sounds like a tripping circuit breaker. If that is what is happening there could be a couple issues. Assuming the breaker is functioning correctly, the motor could be drawing too much current causing it to trip. That could be a motor issue or motor wiring issue. If the circuit breaker is getting tired, it could be failing prematurely. This could be a circuit breaker issue.
  9. Just curious, is there a specific reason for placing the pizza on the aluminum tray and then on the stone? I would personally place the pizza directly on the stone. Makes a nice crispy crust.
  10. Well, I'm thinking our trip to the Lac Seul on June 3 is not going to happen this year.
  11. I regret that I will not be able to attend. I have an appointment with my tax accountant. I look forward to hearing about the results.
  12. Here's one we tried. Place walleye fillets on bottom of baking dish. Layer on sliced onions and then brush on Catalina salad dressing. Repeat for another layer. I don't recall but I'm betting we baked it at about 350 until flaky.
  13. Oh yes, I was thinking 120vac. Sorry.
  14. I've been using braided for years on spinning reels and have never had any issues with twisting. In fact, I prefer braids partly because I don't have line memory or twisting issues. I've used Fireline, Nanofil, and PowerPro in 8# and 10# and neither of them gave me any issues.
  15. Ditto on the double uni knot for tying flourocarbon or monofilament leaders on braided line. I find that the knot will work better if I make more twists on the thinner line. For example, when I tie my double uni I'll make about a half dozen twists on the leader, I use flouro, but about 10 twists on the braid. I find that when I get snags the line will break at the hook more often than the double uni this way so I don't have to replace the leader as often. I personally don't like to use snaps or swivels when jigging. I believe they take away some of the sensitivity.
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