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  • e.fork-walleye
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    in reply to: River help #1567548
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    Thank you, I will give it a try!

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    in reply to: River help #1567552
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    When throwing cranks do you use a steady retrieve or stop and go or is there a different way you bring it back? I’m out of my element when I start throwing them and only use them as a last resort because I don’t feel I know how to work them back.

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    in reply to: River help #1567557
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    I don’t think that’s crazy. Personally, I rarely use them only because I prefer live bait. I’m sure others on here will know more about throwing cranks. It seems like the people I know that use them are usually using them in the fall.

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    in reply to: River help #1567708
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    I’d look for any places creeks dump in and fish the break in the water where the creek meets the river. Another place to look is downstream side of log jams or any place you see an eddy is a place to give it a shot.

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    I know this topic is about coyote vs. pheasant scenario, but what about coyote vs. fawns? I’m sure a lot of the bird hunters are also deer hunters and go after the coyotes for that reason too. Just another angle to look at it.

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    in reply to: How far #1573674
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    I have 6 stands. 2 within walking distance from my house that I’ve never killed a deer on but my brother has mounted 2 deer killed from that stand in the last 4 years. I have 4 others that are 1 mile away. I’m very lucky to be able to be short on time and can go get in a stand in a moments notice.

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    in reply to: Food plot advice #1576057
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    It looks like there different brassicas that are shorter or longer growing. I’ve read there are some you want to plant 60-90 days before a killing frost and some you’d want to plant 150-200 days before the killing frost. If you’re going to do the shorter growing season I would wait to disk it next summer. You’d have to disk it, let it lay a few days, and then hit it again and see what it looks like. You may have to do this a few times depending on how much vegetation there is. If you want to do the longer growing ones I’d disk it this fall yet once (weather permitting). As Asgrow mentioned about errosion, if there’s a chance for it I would wait till after the heavy spring rainfalls to disk or you could end up with a disaster.

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    in reply to: October Buck #1577360
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    140-145

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    in reply to: Thoughts on Deer #1578721
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    I’m saying 175 and possibly higher. Real good mass and length.

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    I’m not good at guessing age. It does look to be an older deer with his body size. Scores 145

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    I misread the post. I thought you were going to plant a food plot this fall and wanted the weeds dead. I don’t know what to tell you on the weed problem. 2-4-d will most likely kill most of what you planted in your food plot along with the weeds. If it was me I’d kill it down with round-up and plant a food plot for fall like turnips or something.

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    No matter what you’re going to be planting in it I’d spray it with round-up and kill everything first. Once all the weeds are dead then work work it up to get all the trash ground up and get ready for planting. We just planted a plot a couple days ago and disked it twice and then ran a drag section over it to level it out.

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    in reply to: August scouting #1582445
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    The deer won’t do anything different crossing from property to property. Most likely most of them have been raised there and the property isn’t new to them. You’ll have the best luck hunting mornings or nights. Mid day hunts usually aren’t productive until the rut starts in November. When the rut starts you can hunt all day.

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    I didn’t start walleye fishing until about 11 years ago right after high school. I only used live bait (nightcrawlers) up until last fall when my friend had me try a Gulp minnow. I was skeptical to begin with but did catch a lot of fish with the Gulp so now I’m about 50/50 with nightcrawlers and Gulp. If one isn’t working I try the other and have had decent luck. I haven’t really used any other baits as far as those two. I’ve thrown a twister before and have used a minnow but I seem to do better with the others. I’m not sure if I’m not quite fishing them right or what.

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    Quote by: Agronomist_at_IA

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    My biggest was a 27″ earlier in this thread but I have since caught a 28″ on the East Fork of Des Moines.

    Nice congrats!

    Thanks!

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    I usually clean on the tailgate of my truck. I do have a portable fish cleaning station and if I have a lot to clean I’ll use that. I typically use an electric fillet knife. I just fillet them and put them in a freezer bag and suck the air out. I usually only clean walleye.

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    My biggest was a 27″ earlier in this thread but I have since caught a 28″ on the East Fork of Des Moines.

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    in reply to: Fishing Reports #1585478
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    I’ve been fishing the East Fork north of Humboldt the last couple weeks. I was catching a few small walleyes (8-10″) and small catfish about the same size. Went out Sunday for about an hour around 8pm and caught 4 small cats and 2 walleyes. All of those were small too. I went again last night and caught 2 small cats under a pound and the gnats and the mosquitos were awful and I didn’t have any bug spray so I couldn’t stand staying real long. The water is now pretty dirty again and will be getting dirtier and higher over the next week or so.

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    27″ East fork of Des moines last September

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    If you are looking to control all the broadleafs in your grass and save your grass, the 2-4-d will do the trick. The 2-4-d will kill your clover plot.

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