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Macsimus

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    Macsimus reacted to merc1997 Bo in motor guide tour pro   
    yes, it does have a remote, but i have not taken time to get it linked up.  there would be times that it would be very useful.
    bo
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    Macsimus reacted to vernon in Covid Vaccine not be administered   
    My niece is the nurse who works at KU but she's on loan to a hospital in Manhattan for January so I can't really get an update.  My sister in law who works at St. Luke's has primarily been working from home since she contracted Covid.
    I haven't spoken to my cousin who also works at KU so I shall defer to you.
    Nonetheless, my point remains that no one can accept at face value what the corporate or main stream media tells them to be factual and a person absolutely must do their due diligence if they expect to be informed in any meaningful manner. 
    The level of propaganda dispensed in this country these days is exceeded in disgrace only by the outright fabrications and lies.
    And the internet might be even worse if that's even possible.
    To anyone that depends on corporate owned media for "facts" and information I'm sorry but I can't relate or have an objective conversation with you.
    The days of Walter Cronkite and the evening news are and have been long gone for quite some time.
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    Macsimus got a reaction from Champ188 in motor guide tour pro   
    But, what if you're getting on in years, it's a nice sunny afternoon with no wind, fishing alone, and you've been up since the crack o' dawn? Spot lock would allow a brief little snooze, no? 😄
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    Macsimus got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Dec 21, Big M area   
    Good info here. https://www.in-fisherman.com/editorial/five-fish-lures-ultimate-ned-jig/360813
    I really like the weedguard and the hook size. Found some on the tackle rack in the K.C. Harter House last spring before I left for the tundra. I had to laugh when I found them. I can guarantee you there is no fishing tackle in any grocery store in my neck of the woods. 😄
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    Macsimus got a reaction from Quillback in Dec 21, Big M area   
    +1
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    Macsimus reacted to Quillback in Dec 21, Big M area   
    I went back today, flat calm for most of the morning but when I left at around 1:30 PM it was really blowing.  19 today, 2 were keepers, only 2 on the Keitech the rest were Ned fish.  The bites today were more in the areas I expect them to be this time of year, timber on steep banks, but also found a couple back in a cove.  Open water Keitech fish had vamoosed.
    Caught 5 short walleye, biggest was a 1/4 inch shy of bring a keeper.  Had another one on I believe, sliced the half zinker lengthwise.  
    Scenery pic, blue sky and calm water.

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    Macsimus got a reaction from big c in Pete's Report for last week   
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    Macsimus got a reaction from magicwormman in Pete's Report for last week   
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    Macsimus reacted to Champ188 in motor guide tour pro   
    My comments were 90% in jest ... I can certainly see the value in the situations that you guys mentioned. Especially napping! But until the Fortrex gives up the ghost, I think I'll make do with it.
    My next one will no doubt have spot lock, but I don't see myself ever stepping up to livescope. Video fishing is just not my cup of tea and to get set up right, you're looking at $10K or more. It's not worth it for me but can be worth its weight in gold to some of you deep-sea guys (Babler for sure).
    Later, guys. Headed to Beaver with a youngster from work and hope I can get him on some fish. 
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    Macsimus got a reaction from magicwormman in motor guide tour pro   
    But, what if you're getting on in years, it's a nice sunny afternoon with no wind, fishing alone, and you've been up since the crack o' dawn? Spot lock would allow a brief little snooze, no? 😄
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    Macsimus reacted to merc1997 Bo in motor guide tour pro   
    i replaced a minn kota maxxum 70 lb. thrust.  the motor guide is at least 15 lbs. lighter.  that is a lot of weight to take off the very nose of the boat.
     
    bo
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    Macsimus reacted to merc1997 Bo in motor guide tour pro   
    second trip out with the tour pro.  i took an ultrex guy with me, and he was more than impressed.  i have the 24 v 82 lb. thrust.  full speed, pantera 2, 52 gallons of gas, and livewells full, 2.7 mph full speed.  no flex noise of any kind out of bracket.  normal movement of foot pedal, you never here any steering noise.  barely hear it when making a very fast movement of pedal.  spot lock is right on the money, very precise.  i just wish it had not taken so long to get it.  it is a winner.
    bo
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    Macsimus reacted to Toby Estes in The weather was so nice, I had to go again..   
    Congrats on some nice fish. Now I know why I can’t catch anything on the weekend with a jerkbait around big m. 
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    Macsimus reacted to Mitch f in Stupid bass fisherman   
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    Macsimus got a reaction from Champ188 in Happy Birthday Champ188   
    Happy Birthday James. My condolences on the loss of your Dad.
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    Macsimus got a reaction from magicwormman in Best Northern Smallmouth Fisheries   
    Sigh...I wish. Been going since 1988. It was off the radar then but hasn't been for years. There's been a steady stream of TV fishing shows that have highlighted the fishery and of course, the interweb in more recent years. The only thing that has saved it is the protective slot. Even so, the fish get hammered in the spring. Large areas of the bay aren't suitable habitat (giant, shallow featureless sand flats) so the fish concentrate and get pummeled. There was a move to require barbless hooks but it never got turned into a regulation. Had some absolutely awesome trips there but have never experienced schools of 5s. Weather is always a factor. Any wind from the north comes across frigid Lake Superior and feels like someone opened the freezer.  Wind from the S dirties up the Bay. Last but not least, local commercial operators have removed a portion of the submerged timber from old logging days which provides important cover since the bay is mostly just sand. As I said at the beginning...sigh.
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    Macsimus got a reaction from snagged in outlet 3 in Best Northern Smallmouth Fisheries   
    Sigh...I wish. Been going since 1988. It was off the radar then but hasn't been for years. There's been a steady stream of TV fishing shows that have highlighted the fishery and of course, the interweb in more recent years. The only thing that has saved it is the protective slot. Even so, the fish get hammered in the spring. Large areas of the bay aren't suitable habitat (giant, shallow featureless sand flats) so the fish concentrate and get pummeled. There was a move to require barbless hooks but it never got turned into a regulation. Had some absolutely awesome trips there but have never experienced schools of 5s. Weather is always a factor. Any wind from the north comes across frigid Lake Superior and feels like someone opened the freezer.  Wind from the S dirties up the Bay. Last but not least, local commercial operators have removed a portion of the submerged timber from old logging days which provides important cover since the bay is mostly just sand. As I said at the beginning...sigh.
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    Macsimus got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Fishing Minnesota?   
    There's some very good river trail info on the MN DNR site. Here's a interactive map that shows accesses, camp sites, etc. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/watertrails/interactive_map/index.html
    https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/watertrails/index.html
    Both the Upper Mississippi and Rum rivers are excellent for SM. But, their scenery is not that of the northwoods and the Arrowhead areas. It is more rolling and agriculture in nature. The North Shore is beautiful but I believe it to be more trout country than SM. 
    Other suggestions to check out are the Root and Zumbro rivers in SE MN. This area is Mississippi River bluff country and it is beautiful but in a very different way than the northwoods. The terrain can be rugged, especially closer to the Miss River and it's more of an ag/mature forest mix vs the northwoods which are more pine forest. Feeders to these rivers are most likely trout streams but the rivers themselves are warmer and very good for SM. I wish I could be more specific in recommendations but I have spent very little time stream fishing. There's just too many lakes to explore. 
    Over the years, I have found the folks at the DNR Fisheries Offices to be extremely helpful and a call to one or more of them would be well worth your time. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/index.html
    For the SE MN rivers, I'd contact the Lanesboro office. For the Rum and Upper Miss, the Little Falls office. 
    I should add that for most, if not all of these rivers, if they've got SM then they more than likely have Walleye.
     
     
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    Macsimus got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in Fishing Minnesota?   
    If you're after SM, especially big fish (who isn't?), take a look at Woman Lake near Longville. Late May (other than the weather) can be very good.  
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    Macsimus got a reaction from dtrs5kprs in Ulrich?   
    Yes, they never closed. They have the plexiglass windshield in front of the counter as does Extreme Outdoors.
    Hoping you just need some oil. 
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    Macsimus reacted to Terrierman in Some beautiful weather...   
    Perfect weather.
     
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    Macsimus reacted to mmirg in Advice on where to stay late April   
    I'll say it. Come on down. Keep it in the family.  Practice social distancing. (That's what the experts say to do.)  Help a family stay in business so they can feed their kids.  Be an American.  Catch some fish if you're lucky.  
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    Macsimus got a reaction from Quillback in Tucker Hollow?   
    I was last there Apr 5, the level was at 681.17 and I was still able to launch. But, as I was launching by myself, a pair of knee boots came in quite handy.  Up to 683.56 this morning. 
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    Macsimus got a reaction from mixermarkb in I Truly Wish It Would Have Been You   
    Fantastic day. Congrats. And I wholeheartedly agree with the title - the only thing better than whacking a bunch of fish is to have someone you care about, in the boat to share in it.
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    Macsimus got a reaction from dtrs5kprs in I Truly Wish It Would Have Been You   
    Fantastic day. Congrats. And I wholeheartedly agree with the title - the only thing better than whacking a bunch of fish is to have someone you care about, in the boat to share in it.
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