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didnt hit anything. I forgot to put the trolling motor up and got on the Yamaha. bad bad bad move

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On 10/29/2018 at 9:58 PM, RyneB said:

didnt hit anything. I forgot to put the trolling motor up and got on the Yamaha. bad bad bad move

Someday they will link a kill switch to the TM. I seen it happen too many times.

 

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Ryneb- I recently tried to load the boat on the trailer, with the trolling motor deployed. Got extremely lucky nothing was damaged.

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good news is Progressive gave me full cost of motor, plus $200 for taxes and install and waived my deductible. So I'm very very very lucky.

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Thinking about putting that money towards a new Ultrex. Anyone running an Ultrex? any feedback would be appreciated.

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Very nice!! If you go with Minn Kota, don't buy until after the first of the year. They normally run rebates from Jan-May, and the rebates are usually 1 pound of thrust =$1 back. So if you go with a 112lb thrust, you get $112 back..

 

I'm done for the year. Caught enough crappie last week to last until spring. Did the last bass trip today and caught the skunk. Unloaded gear from the boat when I got home and dropping it off at the shop tomorrow to get it winterized. Looking back, I caught 2 PB's this year. 6lb smallie and a 27" walleye. My dad caught his PB smallmouth as well, on the same trip, a 5+. Largemouth fishing was average at best. big fish was 4lbs in early spring. Caught more pike and walleye this year than years past, as byproducts of bass fishing. Spring can't get here soon enough.

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Pretty much nobody gave them a chance to go from worst to first in the division. Especially when the “experts” were crowning the Vikings Super Bowl champs before anybody played a game. 

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Getting the itch. Got the tackle organized and batteries topped off. Going to respool this weekend and keep my fingers crossed it will warm up soon.

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48 minutes ago, slonezp said:

Getting the itch. Got the tackle organized and batteries topped off. Going to respool this weekend and keep my fingers crossed it will warm up soon.

Need to start fishing so I stop sitting at the computer spending money on gear!

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I hear ya! This winter I bought a tonneau cover for truck, an electric smoker, and just swapped out two ceiling fans in the house.

I need too get back on the water !

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I've serviced roughly 50 reels now.  Cleaned rods. Spooled reels. Got a warm day last week and went through boat motor and serviced it and cleaned the inside out some. Aired tires, greased bearings. 

 

Just need to pick up two new trolling motor batteries before tournaments start. 

 

Im.... ready..... to.... start.... fishing! 

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I’m going Thursday. Water looks like Yoohoo, 43 degrees. And I don’t care. Going anyhow!

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Fished for 3 hours without a bite.😂 still don’t care.

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Going to be in the single digits for the Braidwood opener. Think I'll pass

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6 hours ago, Tracker22 said:

Fished for 3 hours without a bite.😂 still don’t care.

You too ?!? 

Had four hours to kill last Thursday. Went to Coffeen, 45 minutes away. Fought the wind, it was still enjoyable !!!

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New line on the BC's today. Still have to do the spinning reels

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On 2/22/2019 at 6:01 AM, slonezp said:

Going to be in the single digits for the Braidwood opener. Think I'll pass

Saw some good fish pics posted. Sounds like it was a zoo though. That alone is enough to stay away.

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I was thinking of hitting Powerton to take the Ultrex on its Maiden voyage. Anyone have any tips for smallies or largies? I have never even seen it.

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Anybody here fish Newton power plant lake? Have a tournament on it this year,  it's been quite some time since I've been on it. 

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On 3/11/2019 at 10:36 AM, FordsnFishin said:

Anybody here fish Newton power plant lake? Have a tournament on it this year,  it's been quite some time since I've been on it. 

KBF or SIKC?

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4 hours ago, Tracker22 said:

KBF or SIKC?

Pardon me? 

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"Kayak Bass Fishing" and "Southern Illinois Kayak Club"...?  (Guessing)

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Went to Coffeen today. Clarity - About 6". Temps 56° ramp, 68° hot arm. Plant was running. Lake is up.

 

Good luck too all !

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