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    Quote by: ducks4me

    Thanks for the help. Will look into the Helix 5 with navionics+.

    Ducks

    I went the Navionics app for a while, didn’t like burning up my battery & couldn’t see it in the sun. Bought a Helix 5 from Harbor Freight & could not be happier. Actually like the fact I can move it from boat to boat on vacation & have the GPS for winter, for the $$$$ I don’t think you can go wrong

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    😯 😯 .87 LBS 😯 😯 Would have placed any other year except this one 🙁 🙁 Had a great time! Already planning next year!!

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    Buddy has the Clam 4000 & getting it back into the bag is one of his complaints, The Polar Bird packs a little different & if packing is a concern that needs looked at. & here in northern Guthrie County this is a POOR excuse for a blizzard!!!!

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    https://youtu.be/sFVs_lFa4kA
    trying to post a link, it’s for Polar Bird. I needed something to take numerous people out also. I got the 4-T last week but have not had it out yet. I’m a run & gun by myself type, but when you get the family out, or just a few friends that are more about the experience than the fishing you’re going to take on more of a guide persona rather than search & destroy, no holds barred, freeze your a$$ off, I’ll figure these fish out or die type of an animal. I’m happy with my purchase & think it will serve me well, as for setting up in the wind??? I think if you use your wits & have the required anchors & maybe one intelligent helper, it really shouldn’t be too bad. At least once set up & anchored you can go pee without having to chase it across the lake.—-It appears, I’m not going to get the link to work–just goggle Polar Bird or go to Ice Shanty, they are a sponsor. Good luck in what ever you chose.

    This should work

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFVs_lFa4kA&feature=youtu.be

    Thanks , I’ve mastered the photo post, still fail at the link—& ya got to admit, neat little commercial 😆

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    trying to post a link, it’s for Polar Bird. I needed something to take numerous people out also. I got the 4-T last week but have not had it out yet. I’m a run & gun by myself type, but when you get the family out, or just a few friends that are more about the experience than the fishing you’re going to take on more of a guide persona rather than search & destroy, no holds barred, freeze your a$$ off, I’ll figure these fish out or die type of an animal. I’m happy with my purchase & think it will serve me well, as for setting up in the wind??? I think if you use your wits & have the required anchors & maybe one intelligent helper, it really shouldn’t be too bad. At least once set up & anchored you can go pee without having to chase it across the lake.—-It appears, I’m not going to get the link to work–just goggle Polar Bird or go to Ice Shanty, they are a sponsor. Good luck in what ever you chose.

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    in reply to: Twelve Mile Lake #1593018

    8-10″ & 4 wheelers running around the weekend of the 23rd, Fishing sucked, at least for me. I personally would not take a side by side out after this little warm spell. This was all midlake, I’m sure there is thinner ice in the main basin where the geese have been.

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    Our group will be there, wouldn’t mind picking up a few extra hole tickets if the price was right 😉 😉

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    in reply to: South Dakota #1597596

    Myself & 3 other guys had a trip with Cory, he had himself & 3 other guides, there were 3 other groups also. They picked us up before sunrise & made sure we had our limits for the day(perch). Cory & his guides served us very well, they would get us set up & there was always one guide scouting. I’ve heard a lot of people complain about their experience with him, I am not one of them, maybe just lucky for a change. I’d just keep in touch with him. As you can see the weather was South Dakota normal, windy & cold, the week before was 40’s & great. Cory & his crew still got us our limits.

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    in reply to: Oahe #1598660

    fished below the dam, used Don Mentele for a guide, limited the 2 days I was there, not bad for a 40 degree swing in temp, 180 degree switch in the wind that had hurricane force the second day. I should be used to that, seems every trip I take the weather does a total turn around The Spring Creek sign works well for hiding the afternoon refreshments 😆 😆 this was day one, only hour the water was flat, but was the best fishing of the day

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    in reply to: Striker ice suit #1600169

    I’ve had Artic Armor for the past few years then updated to Striker last year (Hardwater Suit), the Striker suit is warmer & more durable but is a lot heavier (weight) than the Artic Armor & I noticed my shoulders & back getting sore from the weight after a long day, & this may be just from me getting older. My best advice would be to take along what you normally wear under your suit & try it on, but be prepared if you are inside, you will get hotter than H*** before you can test how it feels moving around. I’m 5’9″ @ 170# and the medium bibs are still plenty big. If you fish outside the shelter a lot You’ll love them.

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    100 degree heat index today & I’m posting in the ice fishing section–hmmmm go figure, I’m waiting for a chance to see/set in, the Otter XT hideout, looks sweet

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    Thanks all for the replies, sounds like trial & error & what works best.

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    just as well get my digs in—best dog was a Visla named Reba

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    Nothing new to report, only turkey vulchers feeding on the carcass. Have seen a few coyotes checking it out, but nothing to put a new spin on the story. I guess the true cause of death of calf #73 will remain a mystery & a story.

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    Quote by: whiterook

    Who knows how the calf died. However, no scavenger bird I know of. Can pull a fresh cow hide off of the carcass.

    Another good point! Can’t see the carcass through spotting scope this morning. I’ll see if I can find any tracks in the area tonight.

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