I am not sure what is worse, a snake or that can of boiled peanuts!
May 11, 2023 at 10:40 pm #2202170
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I am not sure what is worse, a snake or that can of boiled peanuts!
They need to be woken up. The 12v take a lithium jump starter or another charged lead acid battery and put it on the battery for a min or so before you plug the charger in and leave it connected when you plug the charger in. This will let your batteries bms allow the battery to take a charge. You will need a 36v charger with wakeup feature or connect 3- charged 12v batteries in series and use jumper cables to wake it up. That is one of the reasons I didn’t get a 36v battery and went with 3 12s
You are correct and definitely something every LFP battery owner should understand. I own 4 Ionic brand lithium’s. Could not be happier after I fully understood the needing to wake them up. When I first bought them my onboard charger was a Minnkota MK-460PC. It worked fine in the AGM mode to charge the LFP. Lightning took out a bank (another story) so I replaced it with Minnkota’s new MK-460PCL, with a true LFP algorithm for charging and waking up one that has gone to sleep. All LFP batteries will do this and it is not talked about very much. I bought mine from Drewcraft and they have been excellent to work with. I also agree with you about the 3 x 12V vs 1-36V. The 36 volt although has some size advantages however it really limits your options for charging, emergency starting, and of course waking up.
Also, living in the Minneapolis area I leave my batteries in place each year. I read that long term storage charge level should be 60% as a lithium battery usually needs to be charged prior to first use. I did that this year and check them once a week via my Bluetooth built in battery status. In January one of my trolling batteries did not register. I emailed Drewcraft and Andy stated that it doesn’t hurt them to be stored in cold but if so leave the charger plugged in. My MK-460PCL woke up that battery, kept it fully charged the rest of the winter without an issue and they performed great at Lake Erie last month.
Could you cast the 8# P line CX on a spincaster?
Of course. Here is the web page: https://p-line.com/product/cx-premium/
Does the P Line CX exhibit any memory coiling?
No, it’s very flexible.
I always used the Stren Magnathin walleye color.
Is there any line that performs and appears the same in the present market?
I have tried a few different brands and types of mono without satisfaction.
Was a big Stren Magnathin user then about 20 years ago I switched to P line CX, thin like Magnathin, flexible, and extremely strong. I buy it by the 3000 yard spools now. My first use was when fishing in Alaska for salmon, had 4000 series reels and was looking for a thin but strong mono and it was perfect.
Very well articulated, thank you.
This topic came up on WC and I decided to put my 2 cents in…that proved interesting. My premise is that prior to the 1837, 1855, and Dawes act the area from the Metro to the Northern Minnesota border were occupied by the Dakota Tribe. The Ojibwa went to war with the Dakota and kicked them out, so when will the Ojibwa recognized they did the same thing to the Dakota and return their lands to them. Whether the treaties of 1837 and 1855 were ethically carried out, the fact remains that these treaties solidified the lands now owned by the Ojibwa and the Dakota had no claim to them. Stop at the historical marker near the outlet of the Rum River on the west side and read about the Sioux Chief Izaty. My only question is why the existing tribes don’t make it right to the Sioux. I got all sorts of excuses, the current situation is a result of treaties and laws at the time of the regressions. Ok, what were the conditions of the take over of Sioux lands…..none because you didn’t have treaties, laws, courts, OK. It was explained to me that the Iroquois ran the Ojibwa out of Canada referencing the Beaver Wars, my question is why is it right for you but when it happens to you it’s wrong. I get the obligations to the current treaties and agreements, this will be settled in court and it will be what it is. The tribes want everything as it was in the past, that’s fine. But if you want to be a sovereign country, be one. Yes, so you had right to hunt and gather food, but in todays world that is virtually impossible. OK, the Federal Government will drop off 30 cows a week to the reservation border, beef is 30X better than venison anyway, you can shoot them with a bow and have a weekly community butchering event, just like when they shot buffalo. It’s the 21st century. Colonization of the new world brought misery and opportunity. I actually don’t blame the tribes for excising their rights. I fished many times out of JR’s. I fished with Darius Rosebear, he was very informative, it was fun, and he acknowledged the Lower Red Lake was sacred, no non native fishing allowed. I highly recommend him, he is truly an a business guy that has it figured out. Well I know what I spend on a weekend at Red and I can tell you what I spend for walleye is 10X what the wholesale price the natives get. I don’t know, I wish the Red Lake Band luck but I also wish JR’s Mort’s, Rogers, and the other resorts on the lake the same luck. How many wrongs make a right? Bash away, I am used to it already!
I’m here in the metro but would drive a bit, would probably only keep 10, I do not have a smoker but would bring you beer and fish if you want to do it, otherwise a butcher shop that does good work would be great too. Thanks
Metro? I have had Osseo Meats smoke a number of fish for me and they turned out excellent. I have never had Tullibees smoked but they did many a whitefish I brought back from Canada. Call them and ask.
I am amazed that someone finally figured out how to improve the efficiency of a standard prop by a significant amount. Your right, they are CNC machined out of a solid block of stainless however the fact that they are testing it on 150 – 300 hp engines tells me they are working on ways to do a cast model similar to today’s SS props. $5000 is a lot but if you figure for a charter it can save $10,000 in gas/year it’s a no brainer. For the average fisherman the price needs to be under $1000 plus the ability to make repairs easily. I think they’ll get there, maybe with some help from a big prop manufacturer like Solas or Michigan Wheel.
Because I basically destroyed my TowTector by leaving them on in the winter for pulling my regular trailer. I am going to check out the Kwik Pfyt brand as I now need a new one. I agree with the premise behind brush style for summer use. I have Rock Tamers for pulling my ice house, more interested in keeping the slush off.
and how exactly is it relevant to the topic of this thread?
That’s pretty easy to figure out. There’s a lot of stupid stuff going on, apparently with Apple’s class action suit and our government, both are just amazing in their incompetence. Let’s see, here is a $0.17 check that took at least $200 to generate………seems like a familiar tune.
Well, at my lake association meeting there was a big deal on getting the lead out for the loons as we have quite a few on our lake. I decided to research where the numbers came from. I don’t remember the year but 160 loons were brought into the state rehab facilities, they were either found dead or close to it. Of the 160, 40 had ingested lead jigs, 25%. Of that 40 only like 12 had actually died of lead poisoning, the rest died because they had a jig lodged in their throats and probably starved to death. The presentation had a picture of gravel with split shots intermixed. I’m thinking to myself…where did they take that picture or was it staged as I wondered how big a problem is split shot mixed with gravel? I concluded that the real problem is people using bad line, too light of test, as these lead jigs more than likely came from fish that had broken off like a small northern, then a loon decided that the disabled fish would be a good meal. Weather lead or lead free this is the same issue. I use premium mono and exclusively 8#. I have lost jigs in rocks before however it would take a strong loon to dislodge something I had to break off. Maybe they should simply make the law, no jigging with line under 8# test, or you have to have your line certified every year that you have fresh line on. So I researched loon mortality and young loon’s are especially susceptible to predation from bald eagles and muskies. This is from the national wildlife foundation: Adult loons are rarely prey for other species, with the possible exception of sea otters and large raptors such as bald eagles and ospreys. However, their eggs and chicks are eaten by raccoons, ravens, bald eagles, minks, gulls, crows, snapping turtles, skunks, foxes, northern pike, and muskies. A friend told me they witnessed an eagle plucking a baby loon off the adult’s back. Heck, they make baby duck shaped lures for muskies and bass, so why are you stocking muskies in the lake? I can just see it now, save a loon shoot an eagle. Just another do gooder making a difference without regard to common sense. Uffda
I also use Mobil 1 5W30. Change it every spring. Probably at worst case about 200 hours on the engine. Because it is mostly run on Eco mode it doesn’t see the load and RPM’s of it set on standard operating mode. I know the manual says every 100 hours but I assume that is worse case. I am always surprised how clean the oil is when I change it. This year it is 10 years old and still runs great.
Great question. April 1st we head to Erie to fish for a week (maybe get out 50% of the days). A lot of people say why are you going there when you can go to Green Bay for the same thing. I am not so sure it’s the same. Last year 3 guys fishing 3 days caught 29 walleyes @ 150#’s. I don’t know but am interested in the answer as I understand it Erie walleye schools can be miles wide.
Seems like the MN government didn’t go far enough. Both cement and steel are significant contributors of the world’s CO2. The legislator should have included the equal reduction of the use of concrete, steel, and asphalt (Oil derived) by the same amount and same time frame. It’s easy to pick on the demon that has been easy to point out.
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I’ve also never understood why the Packers ‘true’ rivalry is with the Bears. I think the true rivalry is with the Vikings but they are too scared to admit it, because the Vikings actually beat them fairly often, even with Rodgers at QB. I know it goes back to long ago games/teams, but in the last 30 years the Packers are like 48-19 against the Bears. That’s not a rivalry, that’s complete ownership lol.
Packers are 36-30-3 against in the Vikings in that same span. Pretty close!
The reason the Packers/Bears rivalry is because the Pack started in 1919 and the Bears in 1920. They have been playing each other for 40 years before the Vikings were even in existence. Also remember that 1/2 the games were played in Milwaukee until the Brewers go a new stadium, only 2 hours from Chicago.
Neighbor just bought an EGO 24 inch 2 stage snow blower just before we got dumped on. It uses 2 56V batteries and I have to tell you it’s pretty impressive, will blow snow like any gasoline blower of equivalent size. It’s a lot lighter than a regular blower. He has a heated garage so proper charging of the batteries is easy for him, I suspect if it sit’s in the cold you’d have to keep the batteries inside to make sure they are at full charge when you need them. They are expensive however, I think he paid $1800 for his. It handled the street stuff pretty well.
40 million people a year visit the MOA. You have a much greater chance of being killed just driving there. Although it does happen, unless you are a gang member or an idiot, the real probable scenario would be a stray bullet. Now downtown Minneapolis…uffda.
Every year for the last 5 I have received my Scotch Whiskey Advent Calendar, 25-1 dram bottles of different whiskey, one for each day of Advent. You can also buy a whiskey/bourbon version https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/46723/bourbon-and-american-whiskey-advent-calendar-2022-edition-24x3cl?source=us and it’s pretty good. Kind of expensive but you won’t find Windsor or Johnny Walker in it for sure. It’s a great way to try different brands and it’s fun as well. In my case my friend who sends me the Scotch upgrades the calendar to a higher level, one gets brands you’d probably never buy or for that matter even heard of. I know it comes from England and is pretty extensive. I highly recommend these for a surprisingly great variety of whiskey’s.
Hey I’m thinking of trying my own summer sausage this year.
Is anyone willing to share their recipe?
In the past I always had my trimmings made into ss by Edel’s meats in Montgomery. Cracked pepper and mustard seed. Now I have time, want to try my own.
I make 25 to 50# of venison Summer Sausage every year. Personally I think here in Minnesota the meat markets really don’t do a very good job on Summer Sausage as I grew up with the more tangy version like they make in Wisconsin. I get all of my seasonings and additives from PS Seasoning in Iron Ridge Wisconsin. Basically I mix half clean venison and half 80% lean pork trimmings. Use a course grinding plate. Their 2.5″ x 14″ fibrous mahogany casings are just perfect and you’ll get about 2 pounds/stick. Use their preblended summer sausage seasonings as they come complete with a premeasured maple cure for a 25 pound batch, pretty easy. https://www.psseasoning.com/collections/summer-sausage You can add more mustard seed or peppercorns if you like. I enjoy the No. 744 Spicy Garlic but they are all good. For that extra special touch add encapsulated citric acid at the end, just before stuffing. This has a special coating that dissolves at around 138F and give the sausage that tangy flavor, and easy way to replicate what a starter culture would do. Do a search of their site and they sell high temperature cheese that you can add to the meat, makes for a different spin on it. I guarantee you will find your summer sausage will rival anything that could be made on the outside. Just follow the instructions and Voila!!!
I have been smoking turkey’s for the last 20 years in my cookshack smoker. The day before I brine them in a cure style brine and use a PS Seasoning Maple cure, https://www.psseasoning.com/products/maple-cure, at 1 pound per 2 gallons of water. I reserve a quart of brine then inject the turkey with it, then allow it to sit for overnight in the brine. Once out I put it on a poultry rack and smoke at 225 for around an hour/#, granted I smoke 12 – 15# turkeys and never have done a large one. I have tried 250 but not been happy with the results as the skin get’s black and the legs ends get dried out in my cookshack. The cure definitely gives it it a ham like flavor and is very popular when I bring it to the relatives. This year I have a new Traeger and am anxious to see how that works for 2 birds.
Heck it’s an interesting and difficult situation. I think what I would do would be to repost his picture on FaceBook or other sites stating it’s an illegal buck, pretty nice huh as apparently he sends you them without regard, unless he states….between you and me. Also I’d say to him, stop involving me as YOU are putting me right in the middle of this and I cannot or will not lie for you if confronted. If you want to break the law, I don’t want to be involved, end of story. My best friends brother is a known poacher, especially with fish. Has been caught enough times to learn an expensive lesson. People have turned him in but it’s tough unless caught in the act. However with deer it’s a little easier as there is a record of registration, even if done over the phone like it is in Minnesota these days. It’s work being a trusted friend these days, unfortunately.
dang, I should check the dates on these posts!
Do what makes you feel good. Extended warranties are huge money making propositions as Stanley stated, if it’s going to break it’s usually within the standard warranty period or 5 years later. The “put it in a Mutual Fund” is not a bad idea, take almost everything you buy now….would you like an extended warranty sir? Well that’s because it’s very profitable. Yes, a single blown powerhead would eat up that $500 fast but just assume each time you were asked if you wanted to buy an extended warranty, instead you put that money away and self insured, unless you are extremely unlucky the chances are if it lasts a year it will last 10, unless you are putting 500 hours/year on that motor. If peace of mind is worth $500 go for it. Sort of like buying a $300 bottle of scotch, is it worth it, well that depends on yourself.
Well there ya have it, no wonder why you old timers thought the fishing was so good back then, the standards were way lower!!
Well back before all this co-management crap the lake went through cycles. As well it was difficult for the average guy to fish the flats as the boats weren’t very big, forcing most to stay near inshore structure. In the 80’s I remember taking an older gentlemen in his late 70’s fishing on Mille Lacs, who was going to California and wanted to take a walleye meal out with him. With my 14 foot Lund we were able to get to the north end of Anderson’s Reef. It was late June, we anchored and bobber fish eventually getting our 12 walleyes, nothing over 14 inches. Back then Mille Lacs had 2 nicknames…..The Dead Sea, and The Home of the Quarter Pounder.
although I agree with the headlight LED versions I still like the Amazon rechargeable style. I have had some good ones and bad ones (earlier versions). I just ordered a USB chargeable LED claiming to be 20,000 lumens. I have one for my boat, car, garage, and wheel house. it’s amazing how long they will stay on.
I am sitting at the lake place reading this as I was looking at my LaCrosse weather station. This is the model: https://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-V40A-PRO-INT-Professional-Weather/dp/B07VNP2HFB/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3FLJJODUKUULT&keywords=lacrosse+weather+stations+wireless+indoor+outdoor&qid=1664210813&sprefix=lacrosse+weather%2Caps%2C425&sr=8-6
It is hooked to the internet and I can check up on the current conditions from anywhere. The rain gauge seems pretty accurate but because I am in the woods below a hill, the wind speeds are suspect.
Unfortunately hindsight is 20/20
Although I have no children, I do have 3 friends that quit teaching in the middle of their career. Main reason was that the kids (that 5-10%) are impossible to deal with and they get no support. 2. In today’s market they can make a lot more money in the private sector. 3. Dealing with the parents or school board can be frustrating. Closing down our schools made it even worse as the Minneapolis tribune just had an article of the drop in education levels here in Minnesota, once the state with excellent schools. I was fascinated by the Minneapolis school board, allowing high tenured white teachers to be laid off instead of minority teacher, if the balance wasn’t there. I stopped fretting about it when I realized, the way it’s going, they will never have enough teachers to fill the positions so the chances of that happening are nil. Good luck to all you parents and grandparents as guys like me think they have the answer but we are beyond turning the clock back 50 years.
On the other hand my old high school, Eleva-Strum in west central Wisconsin has a pretty interesting idea going as it has garnered national fame. https://www.cardinalmanufacturing.org/about-us/our-story
I’m not defending or justifying the behavior of these kids, but hear me out.
I grew up in the 80s and 90s and I got into my fair share of trouble. My parents were strict and I still pushed the limits. When the trouble I was getting in started leading to confrontations with police, I was eventually scared straight. I had been conditioned to believe that I had a promising future if I could get my act together. In other words, I felt I had something to lose if I got caught up in the system — college, job prospects, etc. The big difference I see between myself and these kids in the news is that they appear to feel as though they have nothing whatsoever to lose. They aren’t trying to protect their futures because they see nothing worth protecting. And that to me is the thing that is most screwed up about all of this. If we find a way to fix THAT, I believe we’ll see a decrease in these kind of shenanigans.
A lot of truth there but I would bet that you didn’t have everything handed to you. You probably worked since you were a teenager and had to basically support yourself for anything your parents would not buy you. I have a number of friends who have sons in their middle teens who basically have done nothing, have no goals because Mom and Dad made sure their kid wasn’t going to be deprived like they were. It is sad but someone has to set these kids straight, it isn’t going to be the parents, that’s for sure. I don’t know any of my friends with kids that send them to Sunday School like we were. That drilled into my head the difference between right and wrong. Not saying that a requirement but it also helped set expectations. We definitely live in a different era…I’m afraid it’s not going to get much better.