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    This doesn’t relate to how to fatten them up but might give another view.
    I caught a 16 3/4 inch crappie and wanted to get it mounted and weighed for a big fish award also. So i had to take it to and authorized (certified) scale. I was feeling bad that I kept and took this fish out of the pond
    just so I could put it on my wall.
    After talking with the person where I got it weighed they said the fish had hit its prime and was never going to get bigger and only smaller. It weighed in a 2 pounds and I had it mounted.
    If all of the Crappies and other fish are skinny I agree to clean a bunch of fish out. My thought would be leave the larger fish of any species alone and clean up medium to small fish first an adjust year by year.
    But if its just a few maybe they are just older fish and out of there prime.

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    I was looking to see what others thought on this and realized you may have been asking about the air Turkey fryer (for better terms) I don’t have one of them.

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    We have one and like it but we only payed around $90. Seams to work best with things sprayed with oil or prepackaged (processed that way).
    My home made breaded Morels stunk. needs oil.
    counter space hog.
    It is way faster than firing up the oven but does need to be baby sat to shake and turn ect.
    Fish, I still like the deep fryer or oven baked, foil wrapped the best.
    Did we need it no but does have a place.
    Ours is smaller that works good for 2 or 3 but larger I would do the oven or oil firer instead.
    O2 only.

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    I agree! I have several of the safety plastic gas cans and don’t trust or like them at all. I don’t know the brand right now but they will not vent at all. But they will split at the seam because of that and drain all the gas all over. I have bought a couple of the NO-SPILL cans that I like so far.
    I still have the others but only for storm back up for the generator then empty asap.

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    WOW! I would say you scored good KEV-CAT. I have the same one and will say it keeps the temp well but I’m having trouble getting the smoke where I like it. I don’t want a real heavy smoke but want it stronger than what I have done on this. Also you will need to play with the water tray to adjust the moisture you want. If you are doing any meat that has alot of fat or maybe any time use it, where you don’t care for dripping stains and cleanup set it on something to catch it. Now I know it sounds like I’m bad on it, I’m not saying I hate it, just things I’m working on it.
    Kev-Cat I’m interested how your findings go.
    Thanks!

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    Well not trying to get into any agreement issues it seams that is where you need to look.

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    Quote by: Native

    I was curious what you guys are paying the farmer to leave 1 – 2 acres of crops standing in the field for hunting season, be it corn or beans? Thinking about asking the farmer this year… just curious what the going rate is… Thanks!

    My question is does someone pay to leave crop in the field on lease? I know the Iowa dot does for a natural fence for snow control. Native do you own land that you rent in Iowa and are asking?

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    Got into a good deal at cost co on Feit 100w eq. 1600 lumens at 9 watts total usage, 5000k color, 15,000 hr life for 1.99 a bulb on a 10 pack. I like so far but will have to see how long they last. I have also used earthled.com several times through Amazon and like so far but haven’t had many of them long but the prices are good to me so far.

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    Tenting and NON electric? If not needing electricity I would just go and not worry about reservations. From what I’ve been seeing the majority of non electric sites sit empty. Check out Gull point camp ground. Also like Joe said Marble beach is nice. Check out Cenla by Center lake. If you don’t find one their you can check out these three parks\ camp grounds. https://www.google.com/maps/@43.5243588,-95.1105273,16.11z I wouldn’t be afraid to go you will find a spot.

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    Ken thanks for every thing you have done here on this site. I remember several PM’s that you were willing to help me with and I won’t forget that! Don’t be afraid to ask in return! I will help where I can.
    Cal

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    Ken I’m thinking of you!
    I’m So sorry for the loss of Pat.

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    They taste close to blue gill, perch, and crappie. They don’t have a lot of bones. If they have any red meat remove it. Keep them as cold as you can after catching and they are good table fair. The bad side is they over populate and kill every thing including them self’s out.
    Please keep all you catch and put them to good use, but don’t move them to another body of water.

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    I think I know the first picture well. I’ve tried for years to pull a fish from under that over hang to get skunked every time. But what a beautiful spot either way! It is hard to take every thing in in just a weekend.

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    I haven’t read every thing under LenH post but it does make me think of growing up. If we were not brought up in a fishing, hunting world we may not have read all the regulations that we needed to or that pertained to what we are doing. but we trusted or parents to get us there. But I know I have been guilty looking back. I some times read and reread it today wondering if its right or not. If we have trouble reading it and the DNR have trouble interpenetrating it, Who is right? Send it to the courts and let them decide seams to be the answer. I’m still not understanding that logic.
    If we don’t teach our kids right who will? But if we as adults cant read it, and the interpretation is in question how do we teach our kids right? right!
    Bad day Rant over!

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    Well I put food out. So that could be baiting if I hunt over it. If I grow a crop or plant and leave it, Is it or not baiting if I hunt over it?
    Is this the same question?

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    Quote by: TeamAsgrow

    Snagging :mrgreen:

    You have more Walleye than I do! I need to visit! :mrgreen:

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    I know this site has many pages but maybe it needs a lets vent page along with a battlefront page. I know I have stept on my tongue a time or two but I also have gained alot out of many of the inputs, even though I might not have liked it at the time. Looks like this is a lets vent page? Remember it’s HUMP day! LOL.

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    I have used them in the past. I didnt always watch them and charge regularly. So every time I grabbed the camera they were low or dead. Also the run time seemed alot shorter than alkaline. The phone takes as good of photos except for distant pictures so the camera gets left behind alot other than trips.

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    Quote by: walleye+warrior

    I had a bushnell several years ago that did this same thing.
    I took it apart and found that one of the 0-rings was dried out and cracked,I found a new one that matched at an auto parts store,coated both of them with a small film of dielectric grease and warmed the scope up with a hair drier to dry it out.

    while it was still warm,I reassembled it and let it cool before remounting it,didnt have any trouble with it after that.

    another old red field I had did this also,but I couldnt save it because the barrel was dinged where the objective lens sealed and was out of round and no longer provided a truly round sealing surface.

    Interesting never thought about that before! Thanks!!

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    Quote by: catfishcalvin

    Went to Clear Lake for the first time yesterday. We ended up with 34 crappie kept 50 fish total. Had 9 walleye but no size to them. Threw back a bunch of small yellows and perch. I caught all of my fish on a rattle spoon with dropper chain and waxie. My buddy was using a white spoon with waxies and minnow heads. Nice lake wish it was about 5 hours closer.

    Nice report! I’ve been to the lake several times but never had time for fishing. Glad you got into some fish!

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