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Getanet last won the day on October 12 2018

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  1. Well, since the owners of the resort who are spearheading efforts to get a bailout are located on Winnie, a lake known for jumbo perch, I would say a late ice out would be better. Hopefully attract a few more ice fisherman and recoup some lost revenue, so they don't need a bailout.
  2. To be fair, the article the OP shared is focused on how a collection of resort owners are lobbying state legislators to get low or interest free loans to get them through this rough period. But your point is taken and I myself plan to drown some minnows tomorrow for the first time in a while.
  3. To Dave's point, everyone needs to eat. Even if those who don't like insuring farmers have to admit what they produce serves the greater good. Not many people need to fish - and if they do, they don't need to do it at a resort.
  4. I've seen a few people here and on social media platforms complaining about the coverage of how bad it is up north for the resorts this year, but honestly, I don't blame the newspapers reporting these stories. I barely get to fish that much and am not that connected to the ice fishing community, but just talking to a few people I've heard first-hand accounts of people getting stranded on URL for days, resorts on Winnie having to cancel in late January due to slush/unsafe ice. I booked a house in Alex for MLK weekend and they didn't even have their houses out until a day or two before we arrived.... All in all it's been one of the worst years in recent memory for ice fishing. But even with that said, I have a difficult time with the state bailing out these resorts.
  5. Dealing with this now. Been trying to get my daughters into ice fishing before sports and activities take over their life, but I spend 99% more time thinking about ice fishing than actually being able to do it. And the one time I did get my girls out this winter we didn't catch anything, so that didn't help. Was hoping to get them up the family cabin this winter so we could fish out of my dad's ice castle - but we haven't gotten up there yet this winter and he hasn't put it out and probably won't at this point. Even considering spending way too much money for a 4 hour ice castle rental on Lake Minnetonka just so they could see why ice fishing is fun!
  6. Unfortunately not. The week came and went before we even had a chance to think about it. I did get my brother in law out ice fishing once, so he got a little taste of what Minnesotans do for fun in the winter. Was hoping for a bunch of snow so he could snowplow my driveway!
  7. Was pulling for the Gophers, but it was a very entertaining game even for the casual fan with no rooting interest in which team won. Really surprised with how well our O-line handled their D-Line. I would think that game also opened some eyes on the recruiting trail. Our offense wasn't a typical boring Big 10 run heavy attack and the whole team seemed like they enjoy playing with each other and for Fleck.
  8. I have a 6 inch Nils that I use with a Dewalt 20V. If I could do it again I might go KDrill, but maybe not. Either way, these new augers that connect to a cordless drill are amazing. Just like when I switched to a Helix w/GPS or got Lasik done, get one and you'll be asking yourself why you didn't do it sooner.
  9. I found a recipe and made some last Friday to bring to my family Xmas on Saturday. Needless to say we never made the drive to Wisconsin with the rain/ice we had. Mine turned out pretty good, although I wish I could have cut some of the fat off first. I also didn't use a drip pan at the beginning, and looked out the window after about 45 mins to see grease pouring out the bottom of my smoker. Once I got that fixed they turned out pretty good. I probably won't be using my smoker again until Spring and will probably need to hit the inside with a pressure washer before I do!
  10. That stinks. I'm sure you're right about the ducer. Good luck!
  11. Could possibly be an issue with the frequency setting, or perhaps your cone angle? Just spitballing. The issues of having it shut down when you toggle between views isn't normal and shouldn't be happening.
  12. Holy cow those look good! Do you put a rub on them...any sort of recipe for them?
  13. Not to shift the focus of this thread, but if anyone has an Instapot, making hard cooked eggs in those is extremely easy too and the shells peel right off (as long as you give them a soak in cold water). I prefer the Instapot method because the eggs are stationary and I get less broken ones that way. Whenever I boil them I always get a few that smash into each other.
  14. I love my St. Croix Rod during the summer. A few years back I bought a St. Croix ice fishing rod/real combo for around $40. The rod was OK, until the tip snapped off. The reel on the other hand was a total piece of junk. The drag was the worst part - clunky - would catch every half-turn. When the rod tip broke I didn't even keep the reel as a back-up, threw the whole thing in the trash. That was my experience then. Maybe they've improved - also realize $40 doesn't buy you top of the line stuff, but was surprised to see St. Croix put their brand on such junk.
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