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    What's more aggravating?

    Losing a beast after you have both seen it and fought it for a while? Or fighting a mystery giant that you never lay eyes on to confirm what it is and how big before it gets off?
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    Crow Lake for opener

    Good luck Wanderer! I've been up to Crow a few times to fish lakers through the ice. Always thought a summer trip up there to chase smallies, lakers, and muskie's would be fun during open water. I'm looking forward to the pics.
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    Turkey Contest Winners

    This was fun to follow this spring. Congrats to those that scored, and better luck next time to those that didn't.
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    2018 gardens

    That's a real garden, not a little hobby garden like mine. Ditto, looks good Smurfy. Nope, taken a couple hours apart yesterday. Like fish pics, lighting and angles can play tricks. Deer wiped out the garden two years in a row, so I built the cage. It was all plastic netting at first, but the rabbits chewed through it, so I went with wire down below last year. And with it being so small, it's easy to keep up with the weeds. Thank you Sir! After being cooped up for 6 months of the year, I tend to spend a lot of time out there barefootin' and dinking around.
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    2018 gardens

    So I show the Old La.........Mrs. Duff the pic and she's like "That pic makes your garden look big.^ Then I show her your comment and the Dandelion Eliminator says "Yea.....that's the first thing I noticed." You see......outside of Thunderdome it's the Ol......Mrs. Duff's domain. I can only do so many stir fry's and fajita's, I'm a pepper sauce garden guy now. True story......... I left the Hobbit door open on Thunderdome one night and had deer tracks in there the next day.
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    2018 gardens

    18 pepper plants. 2 tomaters 3 artichoke Survived some marble sized hail a couple weeks ago and is really starting to kick in. Well..........whacha got going?
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    Panfish Photo Gallery

    Nope, bass fishing in the boat up north. Spied some structure kinda outta place and checked it out. Grabbed the UL with jig/plastic and sore lipped a half dozen 13"-13.5" crappies, let 'em go and moved on. I generally keep 'em in the 10"-12" range when I want a meal.
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    So is this forum dead?

    Males were on the beds last night on a lake here in the metro. Not my deal, so I let 'em be. Which means I didn't catch much at all compared to last week. Oh well, be a couple weeks before the summer patterns start happening. Already a hint of cottonwood floating on the water though. *booooo*
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    Canoe Makeover

    It's cured to a hard rubber, but yea, I think it's going to grab rocks more. And I contemplated putting epoxy over the rubber, there are some spots where I got a little on the rubber, going to see how it behaves this year. Both the rubber spray and epoxy are flexible, so they might be compatible. I also got some bubbles and unevenness in the epoxy. But now that I'm more comfortable working with the materials, I might give it another go next spring.
  10. My girl needed some TLC and a coat of epoxy. Like working with some nice Italian leather.
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    Canoe Makeover

    Yes, the SR's are epoxy based, they also put a layer of fiberglass on the outside of the Kevlar for refinishing purposes. Kevlar doesn't take kindly to being sanded I guess. It was a pain trying to get skid plates to stick and stay stuck to my plastic Old Town canoe. Probably the same problem with plastic Yaks........finding something that would adhere. I also tried something new (to me) with the black skid plates, seen online where a guy used Rust-oleum leak seal rubberized spray. That was six years ago, and he recently replied to me that it was holding up pretty good. So I gave it a go. Couple thin coats, we'll see how they hold up to my use. I can always reapply if needed.
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    2018 gardens

    I'll probably plant peppers and tomatoes within a week. Passing on planting onions this year. Probably put in an eggplant. Maybe something else will catch my eye at the nursery?
  13. I was gonna suggest that as well, but I wouldn't be surprised that there are plastic pieces in today's locks?
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    115 Suzuki Oil, Filter, and Lube

    Ditto 2006 DF60
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    Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    I've always been a fan of launching as many three's as possible. It's a numbers game, making 40% of your three's is like shooting 60% from two point range points wise. The Warrior's and Rocket's have shown what that type of game plan can lead to. It's the way the NBA is trending. So we need guys that can hit from the outside. Honestly, we need guys that don't miss those three foot gimme's either. I expected to be swept, and they played OKAY in the playoffs, but they need to step up things next year if they want compete at the highest level.
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    Largemouth Bass Mounts

    Was wondering if anybody has a fiberglass mount of a Largemouth that they would like to post pics of? It's now been 15 years since I caught my biggest bass (22 1/4"), and I've come to the conclusion that I will probably not top it. So I'm interested in finally putting one up on the wall. I'm guessing I would probably go with Artistic Anglers, but would love to hear if anybody has any other suggestions. Thanks!
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    Largemouth Bass Mounts

    Thank you sir, I will check them out. Phone pic of a disposable camera pic. Wish I would have got a little more detail. At sunset, lighting was bad. Oct 21st bass. Big mouth and head, belly was not oversized, but it was a tall fish all the way back. No weight, but I am guessing it cracked 7 lbs. I remember reading a couple years later after Mark Raveling broke the state record, and he said a 7 lb bass in MN is a once in a lifetime fish. I now tend to agree with him.
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    Ice off predictions

    We need warm windy days to get things really going. I'm guessing the in-laws lake 20 minutes north of Deer River will still have ice floating around on opener. On this day in 2010 I had already returned from a Bdub canoeing and camping trip. That year and this year seem to be two extremes.
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    Trout Opener

    Nope, I even bailed out of a trip down to Iowa last weeend to chase trout because of the temps. Half of the experience of trout fishing for me is the sights, sounds and smells of spring. *looks out the window* Screw this stuff.
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    Mossy Oak Gun Skin Application Photos

    I like it! Looks good. And if a turkey gets close enough to notice any flaws, it should find itself on the dinner table.
  21. Kinda curious if anyone has gone this route? Likes, dislikes for it's use here in MN?
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    Steel Roofing on the House

    I guess the first step would be to see if it's even allowed in my suburb. I've always liked the look, the city put it on the warming house in the park out back last summer. I did notice that they also installed some guards (lawsuit avoiders) near the bottom roof line. My roof is a simple up and down, but there is a run of 40ft or so on one side, that could get interesting if it all the snow let go at once. But it would dump on the sides of my house. Thanks for the input people!
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    Mine never make it past the bunny and deer food stage, so I gave up.
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    Spring Is Upon Us

    Today's sign of spring at the office.