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  1. I have a 3 year old lx3 with probably more hours than 99% of them, never had a problem, short of a battery needing replacement, I use mine year round. Top notch eqiupment.
  2. Sure your choice, but google is the best, hands down, they are teh only internet company that hasn't bowed to government pressure, and are fighting to keep uncle sam from seeing everything you do, atleast they are making it much harder. That and I guess I surf enough I just totally ignore all adds.
  3. I think we should have a Fishing MN get together on this lake , I'm pretty sure I know what lake this is too (inlaws live in lonsdale) I'd be there, I'ce always wanted to fish that lake too
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    Genz Worms

    Gander will always price match, then beat the lowest price you can find , so I always shop everywhere and buy at gander -Nick (Penny pincher)
  5. Really I think if anyone wanted to know specfics on this I'll bet you could email your tire manufacturer tire size and car/truck and they could tell you for sure.
  6. Quote: Can anyone name that lake? Big lake beltrami, now what do I win
  7. Quote: Are firearms included in the discount? Generally not, you'd have to call them to be sure.
  8. Sometimes I run across situations like this jigging just doesn't work, I'll find a way to get my bait down to them and "troll" past them, for whatever reason it seems it needs to be moving for them. Sometimes as good as marabou is I go to tube jigs and find they are working much, much better, maybe even a paddle tail or swimbait for this situation, might really turn them on, 1.5 mph or so... reel in fish... CPR... repeat.
  9. Wally world will take them, and they charge you nothing for the old style valve exchange, not to mention you get a new tank of propane for less than I could find a place to fill one, explain that to me...
  10. Yeah I found fish from 7 feet of water on outside weededges to suspended 5 feet down in 20 feet of water.
  11. A couple of my observations... 1. Clueless people with no common sense bother me the most ie; loading the boat on the launch ramp, screwing around and just being in the way of people who just want to load/unload, bother me most. 2. They are indeed clueless, and 98% don't know or realize that they are this way. And in general, you can help most of these people, but that only makes you wait shorter for the day ( which is good ) but these people will resume the same slow nonsense at a later day anyways. 3. They come out in flocks on weekend and holidays and frequent the nice days. 4. Are never to be found on the rainy wet days that are not weather wise pefect. 5. Weekdays are your saving grace, if you have the time or option fish weekdays, you'll cut the number of clueless people to a very small number, or you can fish different water, plenty of lakes out there that get much less attention, and offer great fishing, off the beaten path. 6. These people will either figure it out eventually ( though rare) or will not have a boat for long or not use it much in the long run. 7. Paintence, paintence, paitence, you'll get on the water, you'll get off the water, relax, getting mad and yelling at them is not going to do anything but [PoorWordUsage] them off. Meanwhile turn the radio up and enjoy the show.
  12. Yes, yes I do, the thing I have to do is stay calm, (sometimes I have a short fuse) I packed everything up and go home, I know nothing good is to come of this day fishing as as much as it sucks, I go do something else I like, next time out I'm fine. Sometimes I just think it's a hint that you shouldn't be out fishing, but that me. And yeah don't think I find it east to just pack up and go home, but if things are going that bad, it will ruin my whole day, instead of just a little part of it.
  13. Yeah I hate to admit thisa is one time of the year, I don't think I'll be caugth without minnows again.
  14. This is what I've been waiting for, I want out a couple days ago, and I always start shallow this time of year, searching for fish, and just keep moving out deeper til I find fish. For me this is flasher season, bar none depending on the day I'll find fish very, very tight to the bottom, or sometimes suspended, normally I do not fish a lot of bobbers, but this is the one time of year I believe in them, I'll put on a light jig, and most of the time I will tip the jigs with meat, again another tactic I do not use 95% of the time, I also make sure to weight my bobber so it just barely floats. I'm normally fishing the fish tight to the bottom in these situations (6-12 inches off the bottom), I have more luck with them than the suspended ones. I wouldn't say fish were smacking the heck out of it the other day, but it's the first sign I've seen of the fish starting to actively go after my bait since ice. I would've never figured this out if I didn't have faith in another boat out there fishing an area, in deeper water (20 feet or so) and most inportant to me was the flasher, my graph said there was nothing there, the flasher told me they were tight to the bottom, and catchable, I know we were the only boats to have good luck out there that day, as I watched mulitple boats zoom around to shallow areas.
  15. Just wondering, I put some hi-vis on for some early river fishing, and I still have it spooled on a couple spools, I was thinking hi vis would be really bad for crappies and sunfish, anyone fish hi-vis? Anyone have and input on hi-vis versus anyother color. I have been using clear, because I thought it would turn them off.
  16. Great, thanks a ton guys you reinforcing everything I was thinking, I was thinking the crappies were still staging in the deeper water, I could find groups of suspended fish, which in the past have been crappies (I didn't catch one to know I was 100% correct), last year I worked them and was able to catch a few nice ones, I just figured we were still prespawn, but it's been so long since I've been out, I was having some doubts wither I missed it or not. I actually was thinking about crappie spawning season, then I remembered someone once told me it's around the time lilacs bloom, which I remembered when I seen some lilac bushes the other day. Thanks a ton guys, top notch info once again.
  17. Great your one of those people I see and have to go fish inches of Seriously I rarely use marker bouy, it seems like an open invitation for anyone to come fish with in inchs of your boat . Though I tolerate it.... Gps are tough, if the spot really is that small. I guess I watch a lot of shore line. Honestly this year, I may need to put a bigger add in the job section of the crappie daily new, since I haven't seen many new hires yet this year.
  18. Hey matt just a quick question, Last couple times I've been out I have not seen any crappies in the shallows, Have you seen lakes that have started showing crappies in the shallow areas yet, or did I miss them by now? I've been working way too much lately, and my whole season is messed up right now. I'm finding fish suspended in the 14-20 fow range, but they are not taking much of anything right now, I suspect it shortly before they'll head in to spawn. Of course this would depend on the lake. I was limited on time the other night so I ended up not being able to staying out for the low light night bite it appears you hit. -Nick
  19. Quote: Hey Bigbuck, if you are ever going to buy one now is the time. I just got back from Gander Mountain in Lakeville and they had the Strikemasters on sale. I bought the Lazer Mag Ultra for $299.99 - normally priced $429.99. The regular Lazer Mag was marked down to $225. I've used Strikemasters for a while and I couldn't pass up this deal. Don't worry about it bigbuck, it's long gone now I just picked Gander mountain's (lakeville store) last 8 inch lazer mag. Don't know if they are getting more other stores have 'em, but the supply is short. I can't wait to use this thing. after all the posts I've read I have no doubt strikemaster is the brand I should buy, since the nils is out of my price range.
  20. If you locate you trolling motor correctly if really shouldn't cause any problems witht the cover, mine stays on my boat all summer, witht he cover comming on and off all the time. Shaft length probably isn't that big of a deal, I've only had it not long enough a couple times, and only because of the big waves, in which case waves like that usually mean it either time to stop fishing or find a quieter area.
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    I would expect the winter version to come with a battery and a Digital charger system too, IMHO it's much nicer to buy and ice kit and adapt it to summer fishing, though I find myself only using my flasher when anchored, so I just end up tossing my ice ducer off the side of the boat, no perfect but works 90% as good.
  22. I would check to see that you do have power to the grips, and if you do, Then I'd suspect it's a bad ground. If you didn't have power to the grips then I'd check the wiring, and I have no idea, but I'd expect there to be a fuse somewhere, but you think that would probably be before the switch, in which case you'd probably would not see the green light.
  23. Hmmm I am off work, what's your plan for friday? are you just walking out there? what time do you think you'll be fishing. Just bring my poles and my marcum? or sled, house and aquavu... I don't know if I could do the sat event with some family obligations, but It looks good for me on friday..
  24. Lakes or rivers? I have a 1650 ss rebel, I'm running a 55# minnkota, the biggest 12 volt out there and I'm happy with it, 90% of the time, though 95% of the time it does it's job, but it's not enough in the rivers with some decent current I make do. It'll move me along at 3 mph gps with little or no current, and my main motor takes it from there. I think I have about the shortest shaft and it works fine for me. I'd buy another (of course I'd go a tad bigger next time)in a heart beat if I needed another. I'd also suggest saving for the auto pilot, well, well worth the money, and adding a co-pilot down the road. 55# would probably do you good. IMHO
  25. Not really there is a bolt that basically holds the suspension in place, and there is two places you can put that bolt, one it right on top of the rails you put your feet on the other is just below that rail, which effectively puts a bit more weight on your front skies, and it turns and feels much, much better IMO. I think they have an actualy name for it something like high snow setting or something, I can't quite remember, I just bought my sled almost a year ago, so I'm not so up on the terms they used to use.
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