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  1. It sounds like the regs are stating that crawfish can not be sold as live bait or pets.
  2. imgoing2sleep

    Dahlbergs Frog

    picked up two frogs and two crawfish from Blue Ribbon. Got one of them autographed by Larry Dahlberg himself and got a few pointer on using them from him. Great guy
  3. Is this just Lakeville or are all GM stores taking this route?
  4. Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for anyone around the twin cities area that they could recommend for boat motor work and maintenance. The place I normally go to is just too far and with gas prices these days I thought it might be worth a look into somewhere closer. I live in cottage grove and would like to keep it within reasonable distance.
  5. Just wondering if anyone else is using an i-pilot on the river out there. I have a 16 ft Tracker and was thinking about getting one. I originally wanted the PD V2 70 LB thrust but after learning that it won't work with a foot peddle I decided to go with a Terrova model instead. I see that they only have a 55 LB and then 80 LB thrust. I currently have a 43 LB thrust and know that on windy days or high current on the Croix, I have a lot of trouble. I kind of with the Terrova had something in between. 55 LB thrust just seems like it would not be enough to me. Is 80 LB overkill or is the 55 LB okay?
  6. I made mine on a gander mountain rod I got as a cheap combo. Lunker, you could make the spring bobber pretty cheap. I believe the most expensive part was the spring bobber itself. My rig is just an old rod guide I took off an old broken rod with a rubber piece bought from home depot inserted into the guide (some kind of rubber gasket for faucet). I tied the guide onto my rod with regular sewing thread. It is still holding pretty solid with no glue at all. The whole thing will probably run you under ten bucks.
  7. Here's mine. I didn't glue mine on. Just hand tied with some thread. I pop my spring bobber on and off at the end of the day before putting my rod in my bag for storage. Hope image turns out because I have no idea what I'm doing.
  8. I think it was Harvey_Lee and a few others that had the directions on here for that. I can't find it anymore for some reason. Anyways, I believe you could use a #8 guide and #8 grommet to hold the spring bobber. You can glue the guide to your rod but I just hand tied with some thread it it seems to be holding quite well. I will try to post a picture in a little bit.
  9. Glad to hear you bought one. I am also new to ice fishing and am still learning. Lots of good information and people on here to help. I use mine to locate fish and also to see what they want. Just knowing that your bait is in the strikezone and seeing how they react will help you learn faster then fishing blind. Good luck.
  10. I am a fan of the Frabill spring boppers also but found issues when hole hopping in the cold. I kept having to blow on it to free up the ice to put line down and reel up. I was digging around the internet and found some interesting info on making my own st. croix legend spring bopper. So far it's working pretty good but I haven't had a chance to try it hole hopping in the cold yet though.
  11. I'm pretty new to this hard water fishing thing and am finding it a blast. I just bought my first ice house. Eskimo quick fish 3. Trying to figure out how big of a heater I need to run for adequate heat. I am thinking about trying out the small portable buddy heater. Is this gonna be enough or should I spring for a bigger heater? Any advise for a new pop up user. Can't wait to get out and try it.
  12. Thanks for the help guys. That makes sense that it should only need to lock in reverse. Can't wait to get out and try it out.
  13. My brother just bought his first boat and we're trying to figure out if there is a latch or something to hold the motor in place while going in forward or reverse. Does anyone know how to lock the tilt/trim? I am not sure what year this motor is. Only that it could be mid 90s. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  14. Does anyone have this barrel on their 10/22? I want to lighten my 10/22 further with a new stock and barrel for small game stalking and am wondering if anyone has any experience with these barrels. Would they shoot any more accurate then the stock barrel? How hard would it be to do this myself? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
  15. Thanks for all the responses guys. I picked up the boat from the mechanic and took it straight to the lake and it started up fine, just as the mechanic said. Not sure what the issue could be. My mechanic was starting the motor in a tank and on the muffs. I double checked the switch when it was happening and it was set to run. I think that the motor is fuel injected. I think I might be flooding my engine when I try to launch. Part of my launch routine is to squeeze the primer ball until it is rock solid. I can smell gas and see it in the water by the motor when the motor was having issues. Is it possible to flood the engine by over squeezing the primer ball? If I am flooding it what can I do at that point to get the engine started?
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