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  1. Santa brought me a handheld GPS unit which I plan to use mainly when hunting the national forest. Got turned around this year while hunting and was lost for a little bit. iPhone gets no reception so I was kinda screwed.

    I have the Garmin Dakota 20 I see you can buy the Garmin Lake Vision chip for it. Anyone have this chip and is it work it?

  2. Sounds like Michigan is different than Wisconsin, here the DNR should stand for Damn Near Russia...

    I am bothered with Wisconsin DNR's stance of enforcement over education. I know two separate former wardens who related that they are pressured to always write citations. I have never received a citation from them, but why do we need to legislate stupidity... Seat belts, life vests..

    I respect the need to catch poachers and protect the animal but that's not what our DNR does. I remember reading a Wisconsin Outdoor News and in the "cuffs and collars"

    Section there was a blurb how a passing DNR agent saw a guy using a ATV to plow his business's parking lot and the ATV didn't have a license plate. The warden pulls over and bones the guy with a ticket.... What a joke

    The DNR should learn how to count wolves and properly maintain the deer heard.

  3. I agree they are needed, but.... The ones I have dealt with have all been rude, they are more about citation over education. There have 5 million laws governing waterfowl. To me the term transport would mean before you take the bird from the field home, to him it meant before I took it out of the water and toss over in the bushes....

    I think the DNR should have to follow all the standards that every LEO must. I am a police officer and I have all my licenses for hunting and a rule book in my blind bag. I follow the laws. Now while I am on patrol I cannot pull you over just to see if you have a drivers license, there must be an infraction which leads to the contact first. I believe the DNR should follow the same guidelines.

  4. I was stopped by the DNR last year and they waited for us to finish and were waiting for us by the truck. Their assumption should be that we have all our licenses. I personally believe that the DNR guys have way to much power. They can skirt constitution in ways no other law enforcement officer can.

  5. Why does the DNR have to interfere with your hunt just to check a license. They can wait until your done, if your in a layout blind its tacky to bother someone. I understand the whole theory of stopping poaching but that's not what they do.

  6. I have the Raymarine unit and love it, going on 3 years with no issues and I fish 3 times a week. My advice is to have a professional install it and buy the extended warranty. With the warranty through west marine if there ever is a problem someone comes to my boat to fix it.

    My unit was $1600, and $500 to install

  7. Fished the last few days and things haven't changed much. I've been in the 220-235 range due east if main gap. Keep things higher up in the column for rainbows which have been on fire, although you miss 2-3 for every one that you catch.

    3 color, SWR down 20, and 5 color have been the best lines. Fishing all spoons, non glow pro kings in green and purple patterns. Couple kings and coho mixed in but mainly been catching rainbows. If you put the time in you'll get limits out there. Guys shallow haven't been doing that well and if anyone has found a honey hole that won't say anything until after SAR.

    Regardless good luck and after the next batch of north winds come in this week, we'll be scrambling to find fish again.

  8. Set up outside the south gap and went south. Running mainly all coho rigs and a few small orange spoons. Stopped just past the Laddish tower. Ended 6-8 with five coho and 1 brown. 2 and 4 color boards were the hot lines. I only ran green peanuts, the brownie came off a torpedo diver and moonshine agent orange spoon. Best depth was between 40-45FOW, should have stayed shallower because when I slid out deeper the action came to a halt.

    Depth Raider is non-operational so I can't speak to any temp breaks. One thing I did notice was bait. All five cohos were loaded with Alewives and big ones too!

    Good Luck gents.

    Salmon Assassin (Adam)

  9. I have tried lakers grilled and smoked. If I had to pick a favorite fish to eat, I'd take a northern frying in oil over anything. I wasn't trying to trash talk anyone, I just love a fat line screaming king, a thrashing coho on a mono board, or a flying rainbow over anything else. I think the laker issue is also a east / west thing. I don't think lakers are as popular here as they are over there.

    Whatever the catch, good luck this season and hopefully warm weather and calm

    seas are close.

  10. I'll be the first to admit that I am a salmon snob. The large chunk of fat summer lakers that I've seen caught have all been done in deeper water off the bottom where gobies don't live. I will have plenty of fish for you guys to enjoy then, as the large majority of lakers never see the net, even though I don't care for them I won't kill one for the helluva it. Just got get them close enough to turn hooks and they are odd to grease up someone else's box.

    Nothing but chins, hoes, and bows for meet the fliet knife.

  11. I have yet to fish this year and won't until there are some kings or coho to be caught. I would rather box a skunk over a laker or a brown. Anyone can catch those nasty things right now, who cares. I'd wish they would stop stocking lakers. Greasy things taste like crap and they eat all the alewives, I don't care if they are native to the waters. Salmon and Salmon Only for me.

  12. Last year April 22nd was my first trip and I had a one man limit in about an

    hour on kings. The weather this spring has sucked so bad. Sea Grant is just now showing it's hitting 40• near shore.

    I have no problem adventuring out, but I was thinking of heading south and working the hills near Milwaukee's green chain and stay south to the balls in crudahy. I can't

    imagine there is much out deep in that ball shrinking cold water.

  13. I used to run them more, the novelty is wearing off for me. Beat results were packed with garlic roasted tuna is olive oil.. I ran them clean, lakers really like the black magic one but I am not much into lake trout.

    The factory hooks are garbage, buy the unrigger packs. Black Magic and Blue Dolphin or hiwaiian one is pretty good. Cruise Lake-Link lake Michigan Milwaukee fishing reports and check out Greybeard's posts. Aside from being an awesome fishermen and gentlemen he's on Brad's pro team and knows everything there is to know about cut plugs.

  14. I know from duck hunting the gun loves federal, specifically black cloud #2. I am going to start with federals for turkeys and work from there. Thanks.

    I may go with the red dot, figure I can toss that on a different gun in the off season.

  15. This my first year hunting. I am going to be on some private land with a buddy,with an experienced caller. I have the few questions.

    1. Iron sights or red dot? I have a Mossberg 935

    2. Will the mossberg accu choke xtra full be good enough or should I get something else.

    3. Ammo. Any brands to avoid or to get. 3 or 3 1/2" shells

    got my camo, got my permit, May 1st - May 7th something is going to die.

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