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Ice Fishing: When Is The Ice Safe To Walk On?

Ice Fishing: When Is The Ice Safe To Walk On?

The simple answer is ice is never 100% safe, there are too many variables to get into. You’re not here to read about those, you want to know when the ice is safe to walk on. Sure you can always follow the lead of someone else that’s already been out there, surely they checked the ice properly before venturing out. The problem is you don’t know that for sure. The only way to know for sure is to check the…

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Finding Crappies In Early Winter

Finding Crappies In Early Winter

Once the lakes lock up and are safe to walk on, crappie fishing is at it’s prime for this time of the season. Finding Crappies in early winter doesn’t have to be a chore. Location Crappies tend to follow a predictable pattern, they are a predator fish and therefore chase smaller prey.  During the daylight hours they will typically hold tight to weed beds, so finding standing weeds is your first goal. The other thing you want to look for…

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Was This Fiberglass Boat Worth The Repair?

Was This Fiberglass Boat Worth The Repair?

This is the boat I had to rebuild after finding some unexpected issues. The boat I picked up was used, looked well maintained and the person that I purchased it from had used it on local lakes as well as the Great Lakes. Being that it was a fiberglass boat I knew any repair would be much different than an aluminum boat. Below are some of the items that were needed for this project. As a disclaimer I have never…

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