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  • Avatarahawk100
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    I used to buy boat covers from Bass Pro, Cabelas, some big name boat cover company. They would last two years and just start going to hell and they were never really water proof. I finally bought a custom made cover. It is water proof, it is travelable and it is now over 8 years old and still going strong. My boat sits out side all year round so it is exposed to ALL the elements.

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    That St Croix panfish rod runs 99 dollars while that 7′ UL Shakespeare (UL = micro lite) runs 19 dollars. You can buy a nice ultra lite reel with the 80 bucks you just saved. Don’t get me wrong I have nothing again St Croix rods, I have two of them I use for worming while bass fishing. I just can’t see spending that kind of money for a crappie rod, just my opinion.

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    The 7′ UL Shakespeare mentioned previously is very well priced if you ask me. I bought one and I am extremely pleased with it. Also as mentioned before change the line, change the line. I run 2 lb test on my reels crappie fishing. Sometimes I will drop to 1 lb. I throw a 1/32 and 1/64 jigs without a bobber which when I was running with 4 lb test I couldn’t get it out over 6 feet. The lighter the line the farther you will be able to cast your turn.

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    in reply to: Green Valley #1565638

    Oh with the heat you better be ready to get up early. I have been on my lake of choice at 0500 4 times in the last week. Today we caught 4 quality bass in the first 45 minutes. After that the sun seems do drive me into deeper water. by 8 o’clock the bite had pretty much shut down. Or fish towards the evening.

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    in reply to: Green Valley #1565639

    Well I was down there 5 weeks ago. I caught 14 bass of which 8 of them was 16 inches, 1 17 inch and rest were smaller. It was a windy and cold day which is not going to be repeated for a while. My problem was trying to stay out of the moss beds. It would be boat, open water, moss bed, open water to the shore. I would catch most of my bass between the shore and the moss bed. Who knows how the moss beds are now with the warm weather.

    You might try some small frogs on the surface. I was doing my damage with wacky worms which is tough to do around moss.

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    I agree with MR89, I am like WOW. You researched and got aerial pictures then asked around and found out who the owners were and that fishing was not allow. Despite all of the information after 4 moths you go out and case the place out. Oh I looked for signs, oh I threw a few lures here and there. No big deal there were no signs, no big deal there were no big fish. OMG what would have happen if you caught something decent there. Better yet what would have happen if you fell in a abandon well and had to explain you were just checking for no trespassing signs. There is no respect these days for other peoples property. I am sorry there is no excuse for this I don’t care how you cut it. It would be like everyone on this site decided to come case out your home. Give us 4 months to get aerial photos and let us talk to the neighbors. No big deal we were just poking around and if we got hurt on your property be prepared to get sued, GEEZ.

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    in reply to: Anita #1566876

    I have had some great luck down there on cloudy maybe some light rain down there. We really killed them 2 years ago.

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    in reply to: Anita #1566879

    How was the fishing on Green Valley. It is one of my favorite lakes but I have yet to make it down there this year

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    I am more then willing to share my spot,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,in the TIMBER

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    Like I said they are not done. Went out this morning and picked up 4 dozen of them. I am not killing them but I am being respectable getting on the board

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    I disagree I think they will start up again. Ground temps are mid 40’s to very low 50’s. The timber was drying out prior to the rain. I believe there are morels to still be had. I will let it warm up today and be out tomorrow morning.

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    Here is a post from the Iowa Morel site…..

    Rums are already making claims on nice finds here in Polk County. NOT! I’d like to be able to come on here and view accurate reports from known shroomers. By this Saturday, we should be into some greys. If the overnight temps maintain an average of 50 for 3 straight and mid 70’s during the day

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    in reply to: Pointers #1572060

    My son has a Griffon, a prize 1 NAVHDA. Never seen a dog air scent as well as his dog. I have had Springer Spaniels and German Wirehairs and his dog puts them all to shame. Loves the water and will water retrieve. He will be breeding in Feb or March.

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    I know the DSM river below Saylorville Dam is the lowest I have EVER seen it today.

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    in reply to: Pheasant opener #1577397

    Day 2 on public land in CHICHAQUA area and it was just as good as yesterday. Arrived at a small area about 33 acres in size at 0725, no one around. Should have been a nice little hunt for me and the dog. About 0745 here roll in the late hunters. 5 of get out and the leader explains he was here yesterday by himself and 3 hunters came in on him. So he called his boys and they were coming in today. Tried to stay out of their way and had a pretty poor hunt. I am sure the 5 American Sportsmen had a great time on that 33 acres. Wow 33 acres with a total of 6 hunters. After I left I saw hundreds of acres in CHICHAQUA with no hunters. Can hardly wait for the nasty weather to get rid of the fair weather hunters.

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