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anyone make their own? i'd like to give it a shot, if anyone has any tips on what to do to make it the most effective, that would be great. thanks

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picked up green clearance christmas garland at walmart 9' for .99 the kind that looks the fake christmas tree limbs only strung out. I made some wooden crosses and wrapped 35'of green mason line to it I bought 18' of the garland so I made 1 string 9'I started at one end and tewist the line aroung it and tied it together tied a 1 1/8"X3 bolt painted black to the end of the line and cu\ontinued to attach the line every 12" or so on up made 2 more strings one about 6' and one about 3 this seems to be working great im out fishing the other houses around me every time im out

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What are the rules regarding artificial structures in MN lakes? Is it legal?

Bob

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What are the rules regarding artificial structures in MN lakes? Is it legal?

Bob


I am sure that the artificial structure is legal as long as you remove it when you leave.

You need a permit to put out permanant structure.

Cliff

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As cliff stated, they are legal as long as you remove them when you are done, and not leave them in the water.

I wanted to be sure I was not putting something in the water that would harm the water, I also didn't want to go through the trouble of making them. I bought mine from LaDredge and have been very pleased. I use them quite often.. Not every time out, but like I said.. quite often. THey have deffinatly helped out in keeping the fish in your area longer. They are not majic thought, You need to be on a "fishy" spot for them to work their wonders!

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There have been numerous posts on this subject in the past few months. As always, the big concern is saving money by building them yourself. The other big concern is what types of toxins would you possibly be introducing into our waters. The basis behind the second concern is that LaDredge has done all the dirty work and came up with a plastic that is non-toxic and remains flexible in the cold. Please consider that the few dollars more spent on the SOS is cheaper than the cost of the possible polution from other plastics.

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A friend of mine and I were out on Mille Lacs yesterday with the SOS from Ladredge. We were in 27 fow and on sand. There were not many houses around, south end of the lake. We had two of the SOS's down along with the Aqua-Vu. We kept perch around the house for the entire 6 hours we were there. I got 10 Jumbos and too many little ones to count out of the deal and my dad and uncle who were fishing 50 yards away caught about 10 fish all day. Even saw a walleye come through but couldn't entice it to bite. One of the best things money can buy. We will deffinately be investing in more of them.

Tom

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if your concerned about toxins and poluting the water i would go to a pet shop and look at the plastic plants that are sold for use in large aquarims, all those are "fish friendly" although probably a little more spendy, at least they wont polute the water, ladredge is the company that makes the s.o.s brand and they are a sponcer of this sight, so there is also a good reason to support and buy from them

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When I use mine in 15' or more my lowrance 334 show all the weeds from the bottom up 6' and I can't pick the fish up on my graph. Am I doing something wrong? How far away do I have to put the weeds from where I am fishing?

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You need to keep them out of the cone of your transducer. Your cone is about 3.5 ft per every 10 ft of depth.

EJ

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Well I received my set of 4 today and final tally including getting them here is around a hundred bucks and I'm going to hold the salesman Dietz Dietrich accountable if I don't at least quadruple the numbers of fish I normally catch .rotflmao grin.gif

Its alright Dietz I'll try and make the ordeal quick and painless only cause I like ya . LOL wink.gifgrin.gif You'll look good on my wall right beside the deer and you do sing so that's a bonus . grin.gif

TD

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TD- I sure hope you stunk at fishing before if you want them to quad your catch rate.. And if you have a singing Deitz on your wall, everybody will want a singing Deitz on their wall..I would be more popular than that bobby bass in a trailer park!!!

TD- give them a fair shake, and let us know what you think... The only draw back I dont like about them is taking them out of the water. My poor little fingers get cold.. Make sure you have a good set of water proof gloves!

I cant wait to hear what you think of them!

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Oh my . I so wanted a singing Dietz on my wall . LOL. Well mostly this year I've ben having a darn good one Dietz so it would really be something to quadruple my catch but heah if I have to po

und less holes because this keeps fish in the area or draws them in then that's all good especially with the -30 temps we have been having as those days I finally want to use my Otter which I haven't been because I'm having to stay on the move mostly . Reminds me I best load the Otter in truck for her maiden voyage tommorrow . LOL

I do think the concept is sound and will give them a fair shot and let you know . The darn things look green and juicy enough for me to eat them myself . Thanks for mentioning the waterproof gloves Dietz because at these temps even my hands get cold when I handle wet things .

I'll have a baitshop owner out with me and if they help I'm sure he may decide to carry them if possible .

TD

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How do I get a singing Deitz??? I don't have a trailer but I have a vintage 72 Dodge camper van that a singing Deitz would look/sound great in, right next to the Pabst blue ribbon mirror.

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How do I get a singing Deitz???


usually all it takes is a good fishing spot and a few adult beverages...I'm not that good however... Yet.. if you click the HSO shows... that is me singin.

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