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    in reply to: Bait Shrimp #2079165

    TV bait shrimp works the best IMO. It’s good because it has a bit of swamp stench to it. Others don’t have much smell. I also like that the head is still on. Worth stocking up on if you can find some. Stays good in the freezer for along time.

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    in reply to: HUSH #2079186

    Quote by: alwaysfishing1

    what do you do if you shoot a buck, im just wondering if you can keep the head, i eat all my deer anyway, but just wondering if you can keep the rack?

    You can keep the rack. Some lockers will cut them off for you when you arrive. There may be a small fee for this. I alway bring my own saw along and cut them off the way I want when I get there. Otherwise you could start cutting it off at home and leave it attached by a thread so when you get there, it only takes a few seconds to totally detach it. They just want to see it attached so it can be verified as a whole carcass and the head/rack was attached when it was delivered. They will then take the transportation tag off the rack and keep it with the donation.

    There are 84 lockers signed up for hush as of today. A list of all the lockers can be found at: http://www.iowadnr.gov/other/hush/locker.html

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    in reply to: force motor #2079261

    All I can say is “MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU”

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    I would have to agree with T-Jay on this one. Fish edges of weed lines on west. Miller’s bay/emerson bay area. If you are after some good eating fish try for some yellow bass on east okoboji. They taste great to be honest with you. Lindy with a crawler/leech may also produce some walleyes as well on east. That’s if the yellow’s don’t get to it first. This time of year go deep on east which is the south main basin of the lake. Get out early and later in the afternoon to get around the boat traffic.
    If you are staying near the bridge the Berkley outlet should only be about a 10 min drive at the most depending on how busy it is this week.
    Bait shops- I always go to Stan’s on the north side of Milford. On the east side of Hwy 71 from Perkins resturant. But all of them are good.

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    in reply to: what to use #2079774

    Cut bait, Shrimp, and if you see leapard frogs around try that as well.

    Use circle hooks. They work great for cats. Just hold off on the monster hook sets if you are using a circle hook. Just simply start reeling in.

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    Was Lee even there? I sure didn’t see him on the show.

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    in reply to: Iowa Great Lakes #2080982

    I was up there last weekend over the 4th. I too was told the perch are biting well, but they were a little on the small side. I never made it out so I can’t say this first hand.

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    in reply to: anybody ? #2081123

    Looks like it’s on the west side of Carson on the north side of Hwy 92. This according to google earth. I don’t know a thing about if it’s private, public, fishing, etc. Just thought I would help you find it.

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    in reply to: Red River #2081142

    I have fished at Grand Forks a couple of times, but that has been 7 years or more ago. We always stayed at a motel, so I can’t help you with a campground to stay at. We always launched the boat at the boat ramp on the north side of town on the west side of the river. From there we went north and fished pretty much in the first 3 miles of the river. Be careful as there is some sandbars that can sneak up on you. Our best area was on the first big bend near an open pasture and farm house about 1 mile north of the ramp. The farm house and pasture is on the west side of the river. Used cut chubs, shrimp, and frogs on circle hooks. I think our biggest in that area was about 18 pounds or so.
    We now go to Lockport/Selkirk every year for the cats. It’s true when they say the further north the bigger the fish. Our average fish near Lockport/Selkirk is probably 22 pounds with many pushing 30 pounds and even larger.
    Hope this helps.

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    in reply to: Dickenson County #2081405

    Absolutely marble beach. It has a boat ramp and one of those awesome fishing cleaning stations. Go for perch and walleye on that whole west shore of spirit.

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    It is legal to use a ML during shotgun season? I have heard of this before, never gave it much thought I guess.

    very legal to use! 😀

    It’s a no brainer for you to just save the money and use what you already have. If you are a still hunter, gosh, you need to use your smoke pole. Party hunting I would give the edge to the shotgun for reload reasons.

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    Quote by: alwaysfishing1

    I know every gun is differant, but i just got a mossberg 500 20 gauge with a 28in fully rifled barrel, and was wondering if anybody else shoot a 500 and what slugs were grouping good for them. ive bought 3 differant brands of rifled slugs to try, then im gonna try the sabbots next, but i wanted to know what every one else shot.

    In my opinion, you should save the money and not even try shooting the rifled slugs. My understanding is rifled slugs are to be used only in smooth bore barrels. I shoot a mossberg 500 20 ga just like the one you have. When I first bought the barrel I tried 3 different brands of sabot’s. Remington, Federal 3 inch, and winchester. I found that winchester gave me the best grouping of all of them. I shot partitian gold and platnum tips. While the gold’s carry more feet per second, the plantnum tips were more accurate. So I now carry only platnum tips but with this they cost a pretty penny. Make em count!!

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    in reply to: New Member #2083421

    Welcome and enjoy!!! I think all newbie’s should be required to find and then read the “lost post” You can learn a lot of that one 😯

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    West O’s water clarity is also helped by how deep that lake is. Kind of hard for the wind and boats to stir up the bottom at 125 feet.

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    Keep up the good work! I think the DNR should be paying you guys for doing the lakes area a big favor.

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