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  1. I don't run tip-ups much, but could definitely see how they could be beneficial there. Personally, there's nothing worse than having a slow day on the ice, then finally having the bobber go down a few inches and then just hover. Now you're playing the guessing game of "should I set the hook" or shouldn't I? With the circle hook you can give them plenty of time without having to worry as much about a gut hook.
  2. I know circle hooks are becoming more popular with many fisherman, particularly during open water season when bobber fishing. I tried them this summer and have had pretty good success. But does any use them for ice fishing? Seems like they would be great for dead sticks or rattle reals so you could give them plenty of time to take the bait. There's nothing worse than coming up empty on your hook set. Just curious if they are as popular during the winter as they are in the summer.
  3. It was about 3 years ago that I went out with him, but I've seen his medical updates on Facebook. Yes, it looks like he is able to do some guiding - he's using a Benton Pontoon now - assuming it's to help with his medical stuff.
  4. Just wanted to make a plug for the History Channel show "Alone". The premise is they drop 10 people off in separate, remote locations, and the last person standing wins $500K. They are provided a tarp and get to bring 10 personal items, but any weapons need to be fairly primitive, like a long bow - not modern compound bow, crossbow or firearms. Season 6 is currently on Netflix, Seasons 1 & 2 are on Prime Video, and if you have History On Demand you can watch all the seasons I believe. In season 2 there was a competitor from Rush City, MN. For my money it's the best show on TV and way m
  5. I did a snobear trip once with WalleyeDan up by BreezyPoint. They're awesome. Wish I had $50K or so laying around.
  6. How is the ice fishing in SD? I found a few places with sleepers on Bitter and Big Stone that looked interesting, but we decided we're heading to LOTW this year.
  7. Just a friendly note to book your ice houses early this year. Spent the past week researching sleepers for my annual ice fishing trip with the buddies in January. Found quite a few places on the popular lakes (Red, LOTW, etc.) already booked up. Not sure if they always book up this early, or if this year is special because everyone has been so cooped up, but I wouldn't wait much longer if you want to book a weekend this winter.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 arrive
  12. 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
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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