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DWCApril 24, 2012 at 3:18 amPost count: 77
Cottonwood is the federal campground on the north side of the river, about 300 yards away. I do see guys shooting from the shore and even see them shooting off of the big wall on the north side of the river, but that’d be a long shot to take I would think. These schools of carp were moving all over the place, I guess you could just wait until a school came by, close your eyes, and let ‘er fly. You couldnt help but hit 2-3 per shot I would think.DWCApril 24, 2012 at 3:12 amPost count: 77
Cottonwood is the federal campground on the north side of the river, about 300 yards away. I do see guys shooting from the shore and even see them shooting off of the big wall on the north side of the river, but that’d be a long shot to take I would think. These schools of carp were moving all over the place, I guess you could just wait until a school came by, close your eyes, and let ‘er fly. You couldnt help but hit 2-3 per shot I would think.DWCApril 24, 2012 at 2:16 amPost count: 77
You won’t regret the Neb. turkey hunt. A buddy and I have been going just south of Vermillion and it’s amazing. We both live in SD, and both hunt here as well, but the Neb. trip is a lot more fun. Feel free to PM me if you want some info on that area.DWCApril 15, 2012 at 2:36 amPost count: 77
First of all, the water depth had nothing to do with it. I have probably launched off of this ramp about 50 – 60 times in my life. The majority of the time(unless the water is very high), you fall off the ramp, but only a few inches. I use to have a smaller boat than I do now, and it would usually fall off as well. The ramp has very little slope to it (the main problem) and it doesnt go that far into the river. The water can raise 1-2 feet tonight, and if you’re running a 14-16 ft. boat, you’re probably gonna drop off. Second, this isn’t the Coon, it’s the Little Sioux. About 100 yards upstream there is a 15 ft. hole below the old dam-probably the biggest hole within 10 miles either way. And that is RIGHT NOW with the water low.
I had two goals for this post: to let people know to be careful at this ramp and so someone may tell the Co. or someone will see it up there and realize they need to do something. Yet there are always the know-it-alls that gotta voice their opinion. If you would read my posts, I never stated that I wanted them to pay for the damage. I was pissed because they avoided me, and never did anything once they knew the problem. They FINALLY put a sign up. If you have spent any time at this ramp or stretch of river, you would know that the channel is no lower than 2-3 ft. deep up to the old dam. Last I checked that was plenty for a flatbottom with a short shaft motor.
And to answer the last post—I don’t have a motorcycle, or a wife. Both are noisy and expensive to maintain. And I got drunk the following evening.DWCApril 14, 2012 at 10:24 pmPost count: 77
Ya I thought about that, but when I calmed down about it I realized that that’s what the trend is nowadays and I didn’t want to be part of it. The more BS case law that gets set in place, the more likely you are to get sued and lose at some point. You are right though, I probably would have a chance against them since they maintain it, just not how I do things I guess. Now, if I found out someone had messed up their trailer after I had called them and informed them of the problem, then let the lawsuit begin.DWCApril 14, 2012 at 9:59 pmPost count: 77
Unfortunately I was that guy this time. I was alone, it was dark, and I was pissed so I gave it hell. Bent my receiver hitch, ripped the coupler, messed up both rims, and later learned the axle is messed up. Of course later as in AFTER i put on new tires/rims. THere was a slight tweak in it I didn’t notice, ended up with another blow out and a bald tire. Lesson learned.DWCApril 14, 2012 at 9:55 pmPost count: 77
I’ve been putting in at this ramp for about 13 years. There has always been a slight drop, maybe 8 inches or so. This was pushing 3 feet. The river has changed and there is now a switch in the current, causing it to wash out–it happens. I wasn’t upset at the Co. for this happening, but upset they ignored me when I asked them to put up a sign or dump some rock in there. I’ll be walking out in the water from now on before I drop the boat.DWCApril 14, 2012 at 7:17 pmPost count: 77DWCMarch 25, 2012 at 2:39 amPost count: 77
Must be different in SD than in Iowa. I just bought a cheap ultra light today (Scheels brand) and I asked the guy about their warranty. He told me that they look at it to see if it was a manufacturing defect or if it was the customer’s fault. Said they would NOT replace them if it was obvious that it go smashed, stepped on, ect.DWCMarch 21, 2012 at 10:01 pmPost count: 77
The 02 F150 is parked…unless I pull the boat somewhere. Sold my Buick cuz it was getting horrible mileage in town, which is where it was getting driven mostly, and it wasn’t too functional for trapping or fishing. Picked up a 98 Ranger 4 cyl 5 speed 2 wd and love that thing. Gets better town mileage than the Buick and around 23-24 on the highway and can still trap out of it.DWCMarch 21, 2012 at 4:09 amPost count: 77
I just got back a couple hours ago from the Klondike dam. Lots of guys fishing, not a ton of catching going on but there were a few. I was there from 2-7:30 or so, caught three walleyes, a northern, and snagged a couple carp(they were a lot thicker than last week). I had a chub on the bottom about half the time I was there and I had one short bite that, left teeth marks but missed it. I threw a ton of different color twister/jig combos and only caught a dink. I caught a 16 incher on my third cast after I put on a 1/16 jig pink jig with a 2 inch white twister. Then caught a 12 incher about 4 casts after that. I saw one real nice one pulled out, the guy said it was 25 inches. Saw a few others in the 18-20 range, but not a lot. I had something happen to me that never has while fishing with a chub. Saw the pole tap once or twice then it bent over so I grabbed it, held onto it for a little bit, it bent over again and set the hook. And the fight was on. About 10 minutes later, thinking since I was using a live chub it was either a cat or a huge walleye, I pulled out around a 15 pound carp…snagged it in the tail. I had visions of an 11 pound walleye in mind and was trying to decide where the best place on my wall to put it. A fun fight none the less. Everything that I saw caught that was of any size was on a twister….different colors.DWCMarch 16, 2012 at 1:19 pmPost count: 77
x2 on the spitfire. Order it from F & T and you can pick your 24 sounds, which should be more than enough. You can often find them for around $150 used, but won’t get to pick your sounds. The factory card that comes in it would be fine for just coyotes and fox, but I want more coon sounds than the one mine came with.DWCMarch 16, 2012 at 1:15 pmPost count: 77
I was there two evenings ago. I saw several dink walleye get caught, two nice eaters. I had one that short bit a chub, but that’s it. And I was underdressed and stood on top of that bridge when there was a decent north wind….sick as a dog now:( O yeah, the ones I saw get caught were all on chubs or minnows.DWCMarch 16, 2012 at 12:10 amPost count: 77