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  • CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    in reply to: Davenport area? #2944530

    Any “safe” ice is north of highway 20…particularly in the NW corner of the state. I have been saving up for a new ice shack, but at the rate we’re going this winter, I’m prone to keep saving to buy a new fly rod and  get back to fly fishing up at Manchester (Spring Branch).  I love ice fishing, but some years I wonder, haha.

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    There better not be any yellow bass in Storm Lake! It’s always been white bass, crappie, walleye, catfish as major species. I’ve also caught bass and bluegills (rubbertails) in the marina when crappie fishing.  A lot of times people get Storm Lake and Clear Lake mixed up- Clear Lake is the hot lake for yellow bass fishing, and I hope it stays that way.

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    We checked out dredge cuts all weekend long…..we found more fish hanging around the deeper water (4-6 feet) off points, bars, etc. The bite shut off for us once the sun got up around 9-10 am. We spent a lot of time casting for them. We definitely were not getting numbers….eaters were hard to find, but we had lots of fun catch and release fishing some really nice fish. It’s funny how Storm Lake the last few years (for us), our common complaint is that we couldn’t find any keepers because the fish are “too big” to be legally/ethically kept, haha.  In that respect, we kinda miss the old 15 inch length limit that was on the lake, but just the same, it’s a lot of fun catching bigger walleyes. We’ve actually caught walleyes with smaller  half digested walleyes dangling out of their mouths!

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    in reply to: R They Spawning? #2231542

    My intelligence sources say wait a until next weekend. The lingering winter really threw a lot of us off our game….

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    in reply to: Who is here? #2231536

    Made it!!!!

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    I might go into withdrawl….I’ve been checking this site daily now since 2003-4, haha 😆 My wife and I get a laugh out of the titles of the morning SPAM, though I am sure having to remove it is no laughing matter….

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    in reply to: V10 motor #1555354

    Drove our church’s Excursion (V10 equipped) on two separate trips to Mexico pulling a 24′ cargo trailer both ways. Plenty of power….guzzles gas, but plenty of power. Came in handy one trip as we drove to Albuquerque on our way to El Paso, TX- made getting up the grade on I-40 a lot easier, haha.

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    My friends who operate PackSack Canoe Trips & Cabins (Ely,MN) will be there, great people. They used to be involved in Scouting in Winnebego Council when my dad was also a scout leader, and I was working at Ingawanis during my summers while I was in high school….which was “only” a couple years ago 😉

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    Mississippi? Walleye bite is usually on right now below the dams.

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    Is there a link to the new site?

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    I’ve only been to BWW a handful of times……and I work literally YARDS from the one here in Cedar Rapids. Honestly, I can make better wings at home on my Weber Grill, and for a fraction of the cost of their overpriced food. I never like to drink when I go out to restaurants, not only is it expensive, but that means only one of us (my wife and I) can drink- the other has to be the DD. So I would rather stay home, grill a kick A** batch of wings, drink ice cold beer from my own fridge, and watch sports at an acceptable volume which facilitates conversation without shouting, haha. 😆

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    in reply to: Snow Geese #1556000

    Quote by: Daver

    FYI…I have seen and heard A LOT of snows and blues today in the Iowa City area. Several giant flocks on the move.

    I was outside this afternoon and THOUGHT I heard them up here in Cedar Rapids. I got about as birdy as a lab when I heard them, haha. They must have been super high up, because I didn’t see them, but heard that squeaky honk of theirs.

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    in reply to: NRA Visa Card #1556053

    Quote by: Spionhund

    it isnt just Sheels. DU has a credit card through First Bank.

    https://wallethub.com/credit-cards/first-national-bank-of-omaha-13003011i/

    I quit supporting DU a while back…..it’s nothing more than a huge money grab.

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    in reply to: Water Filtration #1556072

    https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/reviews/camping-and-hiking/backpacking-water-filter/msr-guardian-purifier

    MSR filters are my favorite. I like to use the gravity system when I am up in the Boundary Waters. But as I’ve said, the water we have here in our streams/lakes- I wouldn’t drink that stuff if you paid me because of all the ag runoff in the water.

    CedarStorm1975CedarStorm1975
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    in reply to: Water Filtration #1556095

    Honestly, I would rather bring water than filter out the water from our lakes and streams here….. Now if I were in say Boundary Waters….then yes, but around here you couldn’t pay me to drink that stuff even if it WAS filtered! I know that there are some higher end filtration units that can work well in third world countries, but if you are camping here in the Hawkeye State 99% of the time you are usually near some source of well water to draw from. Even in Yellow River forest, you can get water at the trailhead there and pack it in if you had to.

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