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About Chris-Neises

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    Coon Rapids, MN
  1. I would like to thank Don Rothmeier at Heckler Tackle. He donated some SWEET muskie lures to the St. Francis High School Ice fishing fundraiser. I completely agree with one of your customers who stated "Them paint jobs make them look more like a piece of art than a lure." We raised about $1800 for the HS woodshop and Ind. Tech. program. I'm just starting muskie fishing and I plan to contact Don for a couple of lures for myself. Thanks again, Chris Neises
  2. My brother in law and I braved the cold rain on a small Metro lake and had a limit of eyes by 9:00. I hated to leave when the bite was that hot, but my fingers were starting to become painful. Note to self: don't forget the gloves again.
  3. My Jeep Grand Cherokee is a two wheel drive with the inline 6. I have fished the Metro Lets for the last three years and many other places here and in Wisconsin with ease. I get at least 25 MPG unleaded and just under 20 with a fairly heavy boat. I am an old "farm boy", and a pretty good driver if I do say so myself, but my wife and others have pulled me out of the water just as well. I am amazed at how many people I know immediately push the 4WD button (usually high range) when they only need to be in low range. When I drive out to my icehouse I usually don't stray to far from the road though. I'd like to think if I ever need a tug there will be an FM'er nearby. With price of gas I might find myself shore fishing more
  4. Another consideration is the whether or not you REALLY need four wheel drive. just shake my head when I see all of these ridiculous vehicles pulling boats when they could just as easily be towed with a two wheel drive and save a lot of gas doing it. I use a two wheel drive Grand Cherokee with a fairly heavy boat and have traveled all over with no problems. The only toowing accessory I had installed was a transmission cooler.
  5. I'd like to suggest a few possible choices for the event this Sat. 1.Eagle/Pike (Maple Grove) 2.Coon Lake 3.Bald Eagle 4.White Bear 5.Linwood
  6. If you have a universal sonar system on a Minnkota trolling motor, I believe Vex is your only option. I loved my fl-18 on the front of my boat, but I'm starting to enjoy the FL-10 on my dash as much.
  7. Does anyone have directions to the site from the East on 94? Any help would be appreciated as I don't think I will be able to scout the area and I would hate to be late..
  8. Are there any other FMer's planning to fish this event now that the Metro league allows individual event participation?
  9. Coon is a great northern lake. Find cabbage..#4 Mepps red/white-no tail...and hang on
  10. I have heard of some way of rigging with an o-ring which will help save some of the wear and tear on Senkos. Can anyone help me with this?
  11. Frabill makes a net holder that also provides places for other tools.
  12. Looks like it might be a bit cooler on Saturday. I went there today and looked around. I had prop toubles so that cut my prefishing to about an hour. I got a good look at the lake on the slow ride back to the landing. Looks like it will be a good event.
  13. Has any decision been made to allow individuals to compete in the remaining events?
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