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    I use the Navionics app on my phone. I have used it on the IGL, Clear Lake,lakes around Waterloo, and Pleasant Creek. It seems to be pretty good everywhere I have been as far as giving same depth as the electronics on the boat or the flasher on the ice.

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    I fished north prairie the past couple of years for trout and it gets good safe ice. I never found any springs that created thin ice, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there though…

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    Well I got down to Gilbertville last night and man does she have a collection! very reasonably priced and fun guy to talk to. If anyone ever needs parts or service I recommend giving him a call!

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    Thank you everyone for the help! I was able to get in touch with Casey Back in Gilbertville, and he should have what I need. I also spoke with the gentleman at the Prop Shop in New Hampton, he was going to look for me, but I will call him tomorrow and let him know I found parts a little more local. I also spoke with the guys at Twin City’s he said I would have to send him my drive shaft so he could match the part, said they have lots, just a hassle being so far away. thanks again helping getting this old sea hose back up. Half the fun in fishing is the looks i get at the ramp with a motor from the 50’s and a boat from the 60’s.

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    Dont have any advice on the yak part of your question, but the life jackets i do have experience. i have 2 beagles, and 1 jumped out the nose of the boat while cruising up the river and went under the boat. wife said they needed life jackets. i bought a pair of Jardin jackets off amazon because they were cheap and had grab handles in the middle of the back. personally i think they do very well for the price and the dogs dont mind wearing them. i do like taking the beagle brothers fishing it makes things fun!

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    we have been fishing the cedar river up around cedar falls. have caught a few in the 4-6 pound range. most have been on cut or live chubs and a couple on night crawlers. don’t know if the bait fish are biting yet, just now getting a bait tank built, hopefully i can answer that by Friday. good luck and tight lines!

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    when you buy the Junnies Worms pay attention to what shape they are. the one that has more of an egg shape at the top will hold bait the longest in a strong current. it will wash off the top, but creates a current break for the bottom half of the worm so bait stays on longer. I use a snap swivel so that i can change worms every time i re bait usually rotating through 3 worms. gives me the best opportunity to dry them. stink bait will not stick to a wet worm. another thing i use is an old butter knife to push the bait into and on the worm. good luck!

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    in reply to: Trout at night? #1592401

    couple buddies and i have sat on north prairie in cedar falls at night and pulled them through the ice.

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    in reply to: Pike Spot #1592475

    last ice season I caught several pike in GW. the biggest being 33.25 in and 8.9 lbs. usually on tip ups using a dink blue gill i caught while pan fishing. only been on GW a couple times this year and caught one on a jig. Snag Creek is another place to find them which is in CF. just be careful with the river level fluctuating so much this winter. good luck!

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    in reply to: Glow jigs #1593580

    Quote by: Runngun675

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    I haven’t seen them on the shelf anywhere, but i ordered one from Ice Jager Custom icefishing equipment. I found him through iceshanty forum, his facebook page shows they also sell them on ebay. the guy 3D prints them at his house and they have uv led lights in them. told him what kind of flasher i have and he sends the appropriate mount. thought it was kinda neat and supporting a small business. He gets $18 plus $6 for 3 day shipping.

    Im pretty sure this is exactly what was on another guys unit I saw and looked like it worked awesome!

    I posted a few pictures on the midwest ice addicts fb page if you want to check it out, i think its going to work.

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    in reply to: Glow jigs #1593717

    I haven’t seen them on the shelf anywhere, but i ordered one from Ice Jager Custom icefishing equipment. I found him through iceshanty forum, his facebook page shows they also sell them on ebay. the guy 3D prints them at his house and they have uv led lights in them. told him what kind of flasher i have and he sends the appropriate mount. thought it was kinda neat and supporting a small business. He gets $18 plus $6 for 3 day shipping.

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    I also use the Navionics app on my android phone. It has worked great for me. The best thing is that since i originally purchased the app i have replaced my phone twice, and have not had to re buy the app. it goes off of your email account so with the new phone just download it and go.

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    I seem to have the best luck with a gold teardrop tungsten with different plastics, but i always come back to a gold lure.

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    in reply to: Recent activity #1609149

    So i have been doing a lot of at fishing this year in the Waterloo area. Today (6hrs of fishing) i caught a 12lb, 8lb, 5- 6lb, 5 lb, and a 4lb. the 2 bigger ones went back in the water, and the rest hit the freezer for a big fish fry this weekend. so far cut chubs have been the best bait. havent caught anything on stink bait, and night crawlers have been nothing but bullheads lately. best of luck to you chasing the kitties!

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