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  1. fishgutz77

    2012 Fish House Build 6.5x16+V

    That is an awesome build! Did you consider Marine plywood instead of presure treated? I've just had way better luck with it. Great JOB!
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    Want big Walleyes? Ditch that Marcum

    Next thing you know Clam will be out with one too, and then it can really start all over again.
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    Want big Walleyes? Ditch that Marcum

    My buddies laugh everytime I take a fat head and litteraly smash it and wash my hand with it when I ice fish. That's only part of the fishgutz story. but I swear it makes a difference. There is something to smell that either repels fish or keeps them unaware of human scent. let's just call it cover scent!
  4. fishgutz77

    cranks that work well with a steel leader non rapala

    I think it is south bend that makes the invisi-leader. this is the only one I use but use it on large cranks and it works great.
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    Want big Walleyes? Ditch that Marcum

    Thought I would post this tank from the trip
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    Want big Walleyes? Ditch that Marcum

    The only time I ever get concerned about the sonar signal strength is if a bunch of people come pile in on me. In the last 15 yrs or so about 2 times a year other shacks will show up and set up 25 ft way from me, maybe only one, but somtimes more. This has destroyed my fishing several times for whatever reason. I MOVE! if it's not to late. I never fish by the pack and use a FL-12. I fished LOW on 1/3 and 1/4 and had a marcum unit right next to me for two days. Out fished him on big fish and numbers he had 2 lines I fished only one line strickly jigging. I kept track for a couple hrs and had him down 17 to 2 but most were small sauger, but I did have the big fish for the trip at 27 3/4". I don't even know if that proves anything at all, other than I got a lot of dump from these other 3 guys We ended up with limits and had a great time out of wheeler's. The golden rule is strike out on your own if you can and have a solid plan and back up.
  7. Some of those birds still making their way down the river. When ever they show up they decoy easily and we wack'em. goose count this week in the pit at 18. Jerky operation in full swing! With 6 guys hunting they get smart real fast and you have to be there at the right time. Birds still tough to pattern all the time but some days we get it right.
  8. Corey, I can't wait to do I side by side with the FL-12 not a lot of guys bought this unit but it is awesome, dual beam, great power and I fish lakers a lot so it works for me. need to check out the weed mode and see how this performs. my 12 has really been a gem taking a beating everytime out. hope this one has the same durability. See you out there somewhere.
  9. With any luck at all the season will at least carry through the thanksgiving weekend. What a dissapointment to have so many fat greenies around and just have to whatch them go round and round. I did email Steve Cordts about this seasons dates.I think if hunters let them know that they would like the season through the thanksgiving weekend they are willing to listen. Who knows even make some adjustments. From deer hunting to right now is the best time to harvest these birds in my area. I'm not into swatting bugs and hunting tiny teal in sept. Like many of you I wait for this time.
  10. Ended the season on a low note, had to watch 2000-3000 mallards go round and round about a mile north of our field and was able to squeak out a half dozen a day for three days. Was fun to see them just would have liked to get a few more. Once the big swarm starts it's tough to pull them away. Let the late season goose hunting begin!
  11. Pounded some drakes yesterday, two had double curl one had triple curl. and yes, red legs. Imagine that.
  12. Took a couple of newbie kids hunting yesterday afternoon. We got started late cuz by 2:30 we had hundereds of mallards whizzing by over head. Spot I had would only work with a south wind and we had it. We ended up with 5 mallards and smiles all around. Still tons of mallards with a few divers showing up in my area.
  13. Still thousands of mallards from Sartell to elk river and into the cities. With things opening back up it will get weird for a bit and then It's gonna get good for the last weekend of hunting. If you like watching birds just scouting out there you will see lots of mallards at about 3:00 and then the geese come. Good luck finding ground to hunt most of it is locked up, it really sucks that way.
  14. Remember how late the winter was for many of these birds. Everyone I talk to says how many late colored birds there are. There was a 2-3 week delay in the nesting that is showing up in many places.
  15. Was deer hunting near Whitefish and saw very few divers which is crazy for this time of year with only two volleys of shots out there. It should have been loaded. Came back home and big numbers of mallards and geese moved in. All the ponds should freeze up and push them to the river. about 3000 geese and 15-1600 mallards in the elk River to big lake area. It's gonna be good till the end. Just wish I had a couple more fields to hunt instead of burning mine off.