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    Been pretty common once the cats start coming off the spawn to find them schooled up on humps last few years with other fish such as walleyes, whites, and wipers.  When that happens can get a pretty hot crankbait bite for them going. Fun to have multiple rods get hit at the same time and have different species on them.

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    Would be fine to check in the morning as you described.  I usually stop by home to drop off my catch but have had them in the truck all day and they should be fine.  You can decided if you need to keep them out of eye site of coworkers depending on work environment.  I wouldn’t wait till the way home to reset though if you check in the morning.  Reset traps as you’re checking whether you do it in the morning or evening.  Saves you time on the line and gives you more time for other chores/skinning.

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    Did you catch any other crappies to compare? Sometimes it’s just an older fish going down hill.

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    My mb’s with offset jaws do very little foot damage

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    in reply to: Olive oil #1557229

    Quote by: trex

    A nice discussion! I have read multiple times that for cooking that you want to use regular olive oil, and that is what I have been using, and only use extra virgin for marinades, dressings etc. Recently I have been using 100% corn oil after reading an interesting article about the difference, seems very little. I thought how can a true Iowan not use corn if there is no difference? Anybody use corn oil instead of olive?

    Yes, made the switch a while back.

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    in reply to: Western Iowa? #1559644

    iowatrapperstalk is a pretty good site for what you’re looking for. Pretty good group for advice and there’s a couple guys on there from the area that you’re looking for.

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    Youth tag can carry over to another season. Now they are restricted to weapons that are legal to that particular season and harvest restrictions if applicable to the area you are hunting, Basically that youth tag converts to a tag that would be issued for the season they are now hunting.

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    We go further north each year, but reports I’ve heard so far is that it was an early spring up there and normal early spots weren’t as productive as usual. I’d research some summer spots in case they aren’t where you think they should be this time of year. We used to go up in June every year but switched to late July/early August the last several years. Decided to make an extra June trip a few springs ago under the same early spring scenario. Looked forward to fishing some of our old spring spots but ended up fishing our current summer spots to get consistent action.

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    My son Andrew got his first bird Saturday morning. Nice bird with 1.75″ spurs, 10.5″ beard. and weighed 23 lbs 1 oz. Turkey scorer has it at 79.0625.





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    First season always starts on a Monday so the 18th seems more likely.

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    in reply to: Prices #1596732

    Straight run, but turning everything loose under a 2x this year.

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    in reply to: Prices #1596804

    Tough grade on coon this year, but big good coon still worth something. Little ones you can’t give away so have to be selective of what you harvest. For example sold a similar lot in numbers of green hides that was quoted above of 23 coon, 5 muskrats and 1 coyote and came away with a check of just shy of $200.

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    Quote by: TrapCyclone

    I would note that Northeast Iowa is also where wild deer with chronic wasting disease (CWD) were first detected in Allamakee and Davis counties. There was one positive test from 2013 and three from 2014.

    http://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/Deer-Hunting/CWD-EHD-Information

    Do you know where Davis county is? 😆

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    in reply to: Musky gear #1608499

    Someone is selling some used musky gear on the swap board on walleyecentral.com right now. Picked up some lures at decent prices on overstockbait.com in the past.

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