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About Igor Drackenwolf

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  • Birthday 02/08/1964

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  1. I second the Chippewa Flowage. Great fishery; decent walleye population; pretty scenery; close to Hayward.
  2. Heard through the grapevine that Roger Bull is in charge again at Mahkwa. Anyone able to confirm this? It would be great news if true.
  3. I've had mine for 2 seasons paired with iPilot Link. I absolutely love it. Sure, I'd love a bigger screen; the HD transducer standard instead of add-on. But for the money I had available to spend, I could not be happier with this unit. No issues with it at all. Just make sure to follow the installation instructions to the letter, and even use a heavier gauge wire than they recommend. All the new units are sensitive to voltage fluctuation. Heavy wire, straight to battery, inline fuse, you're good to go.
  4. More thrust equals better boat control under a wider spectrum of conditions. That's all there is to it.
  5. I recommend the 24 volt. You say you're getting the iPilot, and the key iPilot functions will work best when you have ample thrust. I dealt with an underpowered trolling motor for three years until I could afford to upgrade. I went with more motor than I needed, and I haven't been disappointed yet. I went from utter frustration to control better than I imagined I could have.
  6. I use flouro on three spinning rods: 6lb on a light walleye rod, 8lb on a medium walleye rod, and 12lb on my med/heavy worm/jig rod for bass. Three tips: 1) If you have reel options, use a larger diameter spool. 2) Underspool the reel compared to how you'd spool mono. 3) After spooling and before use, take the rod/reel to the lake, let the line out with NO lure/weight, and drive away from it until it is almost all unspooled. Reel up with light tension. All these steps will make flouro on a spinning reel quite manageable. It takes getting used to, but it's worth it in my opinion.
  7. I've had success both ways. Any time you'd use a live leech, use a Gulp leech.
  8. Just a thread to profess my love for this bait during the Walleye leech bite season. They don't seem to look that great in the water. Kind of flat and lifeless. But I've seen them outfish live leeches consistently enough to become a believer in this bait. I'll never buy live leeches again. I learned the hard way - insisting on live leeches while my buddy fished with Gulp leeches. We were using the exact same technique with similar gear and he was outfishing me 4/1. I eventually switched to Gulp leeches and our hookups were suddenly on par. Next time out with the same buddy, I again started wit
  9. I haven't had good luck with Gulp crawlers either. But I've seen Gulp leeches outfish live leeches side-by-side enough to become a believer.
  10. If the fish are that present and that aggressive, I'd switch to Gulp. Especially if leeches are the bait - the Gulp leech works great when walleyes are aggressively biting on leeches, and panfish can't strip them.
  11. This one matches my personal best at 38"...
  12. I think there may have been some "shaking-up" at Mahkwa Lodge. Ever since Roger stepped down a few years ago, the place has been taking a nosedive in quality and service. This year was seriously their last chance before our large party began looking for alternatives. Well I'm happy to report that things at Mahkwa seem to be looking up. It was quite obvious to our party of 13 that there was a notable uptick in service in every aspect this year. We couldn't help but notice that it seemed like someone is finally being held accountable for customer service after a few years of declining. The meals
  13. That is absolutely the case. Fish in the freezer are considered in possession, and insofar as there is a possibility that the DNR will inspect your freezer, the number in your boat added to the number in your freezer better not exceed the limit for the number of licenses in your household. That said, the DNR inspecting your freezer is highly unlikely unless you are caught grossly violating the possession limit while on the water. But that's the regulation. Possession equals possession. You possess the fish in your freezer.
  14. The "perfection loop" is the knot the snell makers use to make the loop. It's easy to learn. You can read the instructions and watch the animation here... http://www.animatedknots.com/perfection/index.php?Categ=fishing&LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&HSOforum=www.animatedknots.com
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