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StickmanParticipantJune 4, 2016 at 9:44 pmPost count: 788
When I was a kid was trolling around for northern. Hooked a sandal and I thought I had a whooper on the way it moved around in the water.
Just 2 days ago was trolling bottom bouncers with spinners, I was whining to my buddy in the boat that I wished I has some lighter bottom bouncers as 1 oz was the lightest I had. 2 hours later I set the hook on a good one. the closer it got I was like WTH is that? Well, I hooked a 5/8 oz bottom bouncer and attached to that was a northern pike. At least I got one bouncer now under 1 oz.
Not me, but my buddy was fishing the MO river near Sioux City and found a cadaver floating….
Fishing francis case at night with lighted bobbers in the boat and it was pitch dark, my brothers bobber goes down and the fight was on. Fought it for a long time thinking big pike or salmon. We both had a couple beers but after awhile it appeared it was on land. Well it did go on land and we were thinking mermaid, but turns out it was a pissed off beaver.
If I ever caught a snake like Wildcats789, I think that would be the end of my fishing hobby.StickmanParticipantMay 21, 2016 at 7:44 pmPost count: 788
Resident kids may catch and keep their own limit of fish. I.E., if I take my 8 year old fishing, he can catch and keep lets just say 25 crappie, and I may also keep 25 crappie. Im not sure what non resident kids follow but if it’s like SoDak, non resident kids must share a limit with a licensed fisherman.
edit…and if my 8 year old wants to go fishing by himself, all state regulations and limits apply to him. he doesnt need to be with a licensed fisherman.
Trout is probably the only exception on this.StickmanParticipantMay 18, 2016 at 1:58 pmPost count: 788
That could be your problem if you dont replace them at the same time. Your battery is only going to be as good as your worst battery so I always replace both at the same time. I run interstate deep cycle and have had em for 4 years now. How long they last really depends on wind and the type of fishing im doing. I haven’t had them get so low in a day that I couldn’t fish the way I wanted.StickmanParticipantApril 21, 2016 at 1:05 pmPost count: 788
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Donnie Williams north of Ogden can be very good for crappie. I haven’t lived in the area for a couple yrs and with the renovations I don’t know how the fishing is or has been recently. One year caught enough crappies for a buddies rehearsal dinner for his wedding, that was a waste because his now x turned out to be a whore. A few years back I fished a area that has lots of concrete on shore and into the water. Drive in the west main entrance, turn left to the bait shop, boat ramp follow the road and go straight through instead of heading to bait shop. Goes from blacktop to gravel, comes to a turn around. Park there and to the north is the area, kinda steep to get near the water. Sat there 1 week after ice out and crushed the crappie. A boat on this lake really helps too.
Fishing spots aside….. The comment about the x made me laugh.
Could be one of the most funny things I have seen on this website. Find myself giggling like a girl once in awhile thinking about that statement.
Back on topic, not sure how far you are willing to drive, but find a lake that has yellow bass in them. They are very good eating fish and can usually be found in high numbers and there is no limit on them. Clear Lake, East Okoboji are a couple to mention. Not sure what lakes are infested with them close to Ames.StickmanParticipantApril 5, 2016 at 6:29 pmPost count: 788
I have never been in a boat with a motorguide so I can compare anything. All I know is I really like minnkota. I have a 80 lb terrova ipilot and really like it. I also have a link compatible hummingbird depth finder by I haven’t completed the link and dont think I will any time soon.StickmanParticipantApril 5, 2016 at 3:26 pmPost count: 788
31.25 inches 13.5 pounds. Red River ManitobaStickmanParticipantMarch 31, 2016 at 10:13 pmPost count: 788StickmanParticipantMarch 30, 2016 at 2:08 amPost count: 788StickmanParticipantMarch 15, 2016 at 3:52 pmPost count: 788
Went out in the boat on Saturday. 2 boats and 4 guys total. No Spoonies landed between us but a couple brief hookups that we suspect were paddlefish. Talking to people who know much more than I do about them and their migration is that they are just not moved up yet. They will move further north as the season progresses. We fished the Decatur area.StickmanParticipantMarch 9, 2016 at 6:52 pmPost count: 788
I hate ticks and have had a number of them on me over the years. Some were embedded in my skin.
What kind of repellent works for you and how do you apply it? Also as an extra caution should someone, after getting home from the woods, immediately put your clothes in the washing machine and take a shower? Just curious what some of you do to help eliminate any issues?StickmanParticipantMarch 7, 2016 at 3:36 pmPost count: 788
This year will be my first attempt at targeting paddlefish. A good buddy of mine did it last year and caught a good number of fish and knows several other snaggers who have been out. He has only heard of two paddlefish caught so far this year. I will be out this coming weekend to give it a try.StickmanParticipantMarch 6, 2016 at 9:55 pmPost count: 788
I also tried a clam lift suit this year. I really like it and as you said, not to hot and not to cold. Will be a great suit for spring and fall fishing as well. thankfully I did not find out if it really floats.
I have had an vex fl-18 for several years now. My son won a Marcum Lx-5 thanks to Stan’s bait at the IGL’s These units are very similar and I like them both, but give the FL-18 the upper hand. Why? Just because im used to it is the only thing I can put my finger on.StickmanParticipantDecember 31, 2015 at 4:49 pmPost count: 788StickmanParticipantDecember 22, 2015 at 11:43 pmPost count: 788StickmanParticipantDecember 22, 2015 at 11:38 pmPost count: 788
Looks good! I personally like it better bleached white.
Edit…what medicdano said. The bleach look with peroxide