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    in reply to: Red Rock #2959955
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    A friend of mine use to use that guide and he does catch fish also likes the long poles.

    Try Jacob Krumm park lake.  Its SE of Rock Creek or Go East of Newton on I80 to the Lynnville interchange, the one just West of the Grinnell Rest stop  then North about 1/2 mile.  In the curve there is a gravel road take it for about 1 mile and on the left after one curve and before he next you’ll see a parking area and that’s it.  Crappies,bass, BG and some nice catfish.  Out from the boat ramp and to the left a ways you’ll probably see some ice holes.    Try there as there’s a tree down there.  Summer time its good off the dam 24-27′  out there.  Gets shallower on the finger that runs West and then North.

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    I’m on my third one.  First two were American Angler. First one was very good and lasted a longtime but I don’t know how many years it was.  Cord went frayed where it met the motor and I liked it so well I got another.  There  is another blade I found at Walmart I believe was called a Sabre blade thats made for that brand which I liked also real well and has kind of a undercut blade and is narrower.  The second one didn’t last as long but not its fault because they drained the marsh and promiscuous fishing was allowed and everyone was snagging for carp and buffalo which ranged 25-35lbs and I just plain burnt the motor up.  Current one is a Rapala and is  very compaitable to the American Angler and has a little narrower handle but the Saber blade won’t fit it.  Dislike on the American handle  is quite thick even though I have big hands.  Between the two brands I’d say both are excellent.  I catch a lot of fish,a lot.  Actually 200+ days a year ha.  If there’s two models to choose from get, the better one.  Oh and I do use the 110 volt version but have a converter in the truck if not around electricity.  Using it will be a little different but practice makes perfect much faster when you get the hang of it and any waste will be around the ribs where theirs not much meat anyway.  The other brands are probably fine also though.

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    Keep us posted.

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    I fish alone so like years in the past it will probably be January before I venture out on the ice.  December always has its cold spells and then melts again.  Of course we can always hope.  Vexilar has been charged thru the summer so I guess a few waxworms and I’ll be

    ready.

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    I suspended my operation shortly after starting due to the lack of a buyer and my wife taking over the freezer plus the warm weather.  I just couldn’t see taking the critters without making use of them.  Had fun while it lasted.

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    Far as I know Gronewald is the only one with a route to central Iowa. North Ia Fur out of Fredericksburg  doesn’t `have a route that comes to central Ia.  Believe Jim Smith out of Tama isn’t in the business anymore either. I’ve used the Gronewald when he came to Hubbard and don’t think I could prep things the way NAFT would want them.  Scruf you’s and me be a dying breed.

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    Oldbear
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    Something about you can’t go back home or you can’t do it over again I’m afraid its at that point.

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    I think I would have to go the 44 Mag route due to availability and punch.  I’m also interested in the Big Boy  and think if I had any sense would get the .44 but want to get the .38 Spl/.357.  Reason being I have a couple .357 revolvers and a considertable amount of 38 Spl /357 ammo on hand

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    Go get em Ev.

     

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    Thanks for that report.

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    Happy Retirement  Doc.  The Fishes are waiting.

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    Yes watch where others cross like over the sand bar.  I lived and worked in the park there when I was a young buck.  The water speeds up when it goes thru the narrows so doesn’t get as thick.

    I was surprised but a farm pond just outside of my town was 8-9″ today.  It did have snow on it and                  some had melted leaving slush and water over the ice though.

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    I’ve wondered the same and more than just last weekend.

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    Ev I never thought of it as a coydog but it may have been.  Very large coyote was caught in my beaver snare about 1 mile East and 2 1/2 North of State Center 3 years ago.  So also just South of the Heartland.  I referred to it as my wolf it was that large.  Of course as we both  know there was a pair of real wolf mix in the  neihborhood that the owner would let out to graze at times.

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    Well used trails is a good start but that sounds like you might not  of  scouted them out yet. When to get set up,   I do it no later than 1 hour before I can shoot.  Also go ahead with the attractant why not.  I’ve never hunted public and have several places with two being I’m the only person allowed to hunt but the same should apply.  I also hunt only late muzzle loader so less people are out.  Hunting public could be a plus as if other hunters are out thy will stir up and keep the deer moving as long as your in position first.

    Be careful out there and good luck.

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    Atta Boy Scruf.

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    That be it Sir.  I figured most would never know what it looks like.  Its pretty tattered but readable.  I always thought it was neet to come across one out on the  lake and go over and see who it was.  I  gave up on the picture business.

    It doesn’t give ones join date anymore but I think mine was 1/2004 and I believe you were before that.

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    Atta boy that was very nice of your effort.

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    I use the same .  Big box on the top for oil and solvents and the cleaning rods and rags.Two drawers and tray have brushes, tools and everything else.

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    Just wondering Mike how did the chipper blades work vs shaver type and did they stay sharp any longer?

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