Jump to content
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Rebel9921

Congrats to Ole Matty... *Photos Added*

Recommended Posts

Yepper... he got his new personal best... a beautiful 42" White Bear Lake muskie... hit a custom Black/Orange Gerry Girl at approx 9:20pm... The best feeling was watching the whole release process... and she really helped whole lot with the release as when she thrashed a bit in the net, she unhooked herself... Matty escalated himself to a whole different level... big difference between that Forest Lake Muskie from last year and the WBL muskie last nite... Cant wait to see the pics uploaded!!!

He also had a nice 40-inch class torpedo his Showgirl but she missed the lure...

I didnt get anything... but at least I got my new gloves and new net slimed!!! makes the money spent worthwhile!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that was good time! never tho its was muskie at first felt so light tap and rod just bend all of sudden at frist i was confuse a lil bit. tho it was northern or thick weeds then i saw the head and lure surfaced and tail was like 3 n half feet behind it. i was like oh holy i have to get this in fast! so i startin to reel in as its approachin boat its start to do their infamous death roll till larry netted it.. it was really nice one and not bad for my first "legal" muskie and first time on wbl ever,and the gerry girls arrived in mail yesterday morning to make it even better!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

man i KNEW we shoulda gone to WBL last night... got denied on Bald Eagle, had 2 boats with 2 guys each from 7 PM until 2:30 AM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heres the Muskie... resting in the net...

196.jpg

Next two are of Ole Matty and his "trophy"... He got SLIMED good!!!

197.jpg

198.jpg

next two... beautiful release I told y'all about earlier...

199.jpg

200.jpg

I did take a pic of her swimming away but its too dark and too hard to see anything...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nice one. is that a mississippi strain? nice golden color or bronze? can't tell for sure. too young for a wisc. i think... but whaddo i know, aint fished there alot of late.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish ole matty! Congrats! My bro Erik told me about it earlier today.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish, congrats on the catch and the work you put in prior to this fish. Well done! Couple nice pics too, I really like the release pics!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nice one. is that a mississippi strain? nice golden color or bronze? can't tell for sure. too young for a wisc. i think... but whaddo i know, aint fished there alot of late.

I wouldnt know how to tell if it was the Miss or Wisc strain... ... But she sure looked similar to my 43" I caught on Mille Lacs last year... She had a nice olive green back...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice work boys. It was good to see you. Larry, you have to at least try that pink mess I gave you one time!

I fished for about 3 hours until just after 3. No skis for me - 1 blow up on a topradier just after I saw you near the point on Manitou. Who says pike don't eat at night?! I caught three - go figure... We're off to Rainy tomorrow AM so I guess I'll finally give my bass and walleye gear some work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh trust me Hugobox... I'll be trying it in the fall...

We got off the water about 2:30... We hit the rock bar HARD... twice... with no luck except for that torpedo that missed Matty's DSG...

Bring back stories and pictures from Rainy!!! No thats not a request, thats an order grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After long hours of hard lookin at the pics.*which I put it on wall at my work!* I m very certain its wisc strain. But it had dots on the fins so I dunno if its normally for wisc strain muskies?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • The suspension looks a little tight 😉 but an all around good looking unit!  Cool!
    • We are still going to put a piece along the bottom but I’m not a fan of diamond plate so we are going to try some annondized aluminum.    We were going to get some decals for the side but I was starting to like the plain look so we just went with some small things for now.  I think that about wraps up the outside and I think I have to quit for the night people weren’t kidding when they say writing these up takes awhile. I’ll post the inside stuff tomorrow. 
    • Next up was prepping the studs for the VHB tape. I scratched up each stud with a fine wire wheel attached to a drill then wiped clean with isopropyl. We went with 1/2” VHB tape since we got it for next to nothing. Around the windows and some other areas we did two strips of tape to cover the whole stud but most of the studs that were just getting sheeting we did one strip. I would recommend the 1” though it would be a lot faster.  people are not kidding when they say there are no second chance. The corner piece that is sitting inside had to be kicked off and we never even pressed on it. Good thing we had one extra sheet but no more mistakes could happen after that. The place we were working at had a bender we could use to get our corner bends which worked out great.  The windows are from menards. I custom ordered them which turned out to be cheaper than buying the stock jeldwen ones which didn’t come in the sizes we wanted. The first shipment of windows came in and when I went to pick them up two of the 4 had cracked glass and the guy working goes “so you don’t want these?” I was like no I don’t want a broken window. So we had to go and re order new ones. Two weeks go by and I realized I never got an email confirming my order so I went back in to check on the status of my order and the guy said they never got reordered. At this point I almost lost hope in all of humanity but tried to stay calm. Finally got all the windows installed and the siding put on.  We wanted to try and do rounded wheel well so the picture above is prior to trimming the edges.  We tried using the 1/4” HDPE plastic sheets which looked pretty good. The next day when the sun hit that wheel well it expanded out about 3”. I wanted to screw it down and see if that helped control where it expanded but my brother wanted to scrap that idea. We ended up just using some steel sheeting and welded it up. All the corners and seems where water could get in was welded and then the whole wheel well was welded to the wall studs and a little bit of the frame.    Since the wheel well sees a lot of snow and salt we wanted it to be durable. The Berliner stuff you can buy usually doesn’t hold up so we brought it to a guy and had it sprayed. He said it should last forever and if we ever have any issues just bring it in and they will fix if.  I think they turned out pretty good and I think the rounded look is just something different than the traditional square wheel well.    Our door came from FishnStyle in shakopee, they sell firebrand so this is the same door they use. It’s made by a company called challenger doors.   We cut a piece of aluminum sheeting so it would fit perfectly over the white color it came with. We used the thin VHB seam tape to attach the aluminum sheet to the white aluminum skin of the door. Only other thing we had to do was cut our a small hole so the door handle could go through. The whole door is held on by VHB tape and I also threw in a couple of stainless self tappers since the door came with pre-drilled holes.    For the roof we did a one piece aluminum roof held on by VHB tape. I guess I didn’t take a picture of that but we got it from a local semi trailer repair company in Blaine for a couple hundred bucks  The roof trim is 3”x1/4” aluminum flat stock and the trailer lights are mounted to that. 
    • If the price was right and your happy!👍✌️
    • Next up was cutting all the 2”x1” tubing. My brother picked up this little bandsaw off hsolist that worked pretty well. Using sketch up was great, everything could be laid out and you knew exactly what length to cut everything.    Once everything was cut we started welding it up. Built each wall on saw horses and once we got to the last wall we finally had a system down, go figure.    once we got all the walls made we leveled out the frame. Had to add a bunch of weight to the back to try and get it flat. This is where I wish we had a flat driveway. After we got everything good and level we started welding the walls to the frame and to each other.    The next day was the roof. From looking at other builds I thought people were just running one piece of tubing across and just attaching to the two sides but as we found out that does not work. We tried that and the top of each side wall had way to much of a wavy look. Closer look at other builds looks like people made the roof the same as the walls on some saw horses so everything was square and then set it in between all the outer walls. We ended up doing something similar but we turned the inside roof length piece on its side so it was more of a strong back which minimized any waviness of the tubing. 
    • We were "missing" a few pieces of chicken between the time we took them out of the smoker and put them on the grill with the BBQ sauce. They vanished, I swear!
    • Figured I would post me and my brothers build on here since this is where I got most of the information from. Thanks to lipripper for posting his builds and answering questions. I pretty much based the house off of his with a couple of my own tweaks. Im not sure how pictures are posted on this it’s looking like they will all be at the end of my post so maybe I’ll start with one post then keep adding to it so the pictures stay in some order ( I was bad at taking pictures so I probably missed some stuff) So here we go...   The frame is a Berkon 21’ with a 4’ V galvanized. We called berkon and the guy said they had one frame left and it was $700 cheaper than normal price since they were changing something for ice castle so we put money down to hold it then he called and said ice castle needed it but they were going to make us a new one (this was the start of our struggles). Which actually worked out nice since we could move some bracing around and move the hydraulic pump to a different spot. We had them move the back center brace so we could have 3 holes between our couches similar to papabear. We  thought about doing aluminum but the guy at berkon said the weight savings would only be about 700 lbs and I personally don’t like how aluminum seems to get brittle in the cold.  Prior to getting the frame I tried to order as much stuff as I could think of like others have said to do but since this was our first fish house I wasn’t 100% sure on everything. I used google sketch to layout the studs and the windows. Hoping everything would work out as planned. 
    • Spring only for me, when Orioles first return. Mine never get hit much. 
×