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Bass-turd last won the day on November 25 2015

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  1. I agree, when I’m on the water it’s about being successful, and I can’t deny that my electronics have helped me be more successful as an angler. A lot of times I may only be out for an hour or two so I’d rather spend it catching then thinking why I’m not, afterwards I can evaluate what I did. I don’t have a camera but I definitely don’t leave without my portable sonar/down imager when I can use it. One advantage a sonar has over a camera during the ice season is you don’t have to drill a hole to see what’s under the ice as long as the ice surface is clear and solid, just put the transducer on the ice and most times it’ll read what’s under you, no need to drill 100 holes, makes for more efficient use of your time
  2. Nothing is wrong or not working, I still have everything I had before (sonar and down imaging are still there and working), it’s just the gps nav screens and menu popped up that I never saw before which I thought was weird
  3. I have a humminbird helix 5 DI converted to a portable unit and a while back she pooched. After some troubleshooting it was determined the power cord connecting unit to battery had broke. I emailed humminbird and they gave me the part number to order for here in Canada, and after talking to Johnson outdoors I bought it over the phone, got it mailed in a couple days later. I was happy to see my unit start up when I plugged it in but the really weird thing is I was now getting the screens for the gps model both in demo mode and regular use, plus the navigation menu which I never had before. It says “optional accessory needed to use this feature” when on the gps screen, and since I don’t have an SD card slot for a nav chip I’m assuming I can’t use the gps feature, but is it very weird this happened with just a new power cord, and are all helix units built with the gps feature but different power cords for each model to unlock its features? Any thoughts or ideas?
  4. I grew up on the escarpment off of Dewitt so I’m also familiar with the area, plus my grandparents had a house off of grays & 8, five minute walk, never seen a tackle store near there, just curious how long ago this was
  5. 4 inch swimbait, although it is hard to beat a spinner or grub for the maybe two option if we have a second choice, I know it limits my species and seasons to fish but I have to go with a topwater, probably the mid size Storm chugbug, just can’t give up topwater😉
  6. I had no idea it was Mr. Winklers birthday 🎂
  7. Sorry to hear bud, best of luck with getting your gear back
  8. Bass-turd

    Beacon

    The rocks jetting out on the south side has had a no trespassing sign put up for a couple of years now, it used to be a great spot for me until those marina idiots would chase you out of there. I tried calling the mnr but never received a response back regarding whether they are lawfully allowed to do that, I’m almost certain they aren’t considering they never paid for the installation
  9. I also recommend the North lake side of the rocks at Jordan harbour. I used to catch tons of big bass there before they put up a no trespassing sign. It was my go to spot before lake access got denied, cast deep diving cranks, I did very well with the larger strike king fat free shads, lots of 3lbers and up
  10. Use the power of social media to your advantage, posts of pictures and videos with his face and license plate will definitely encourage the mnr to act more quickly, use Facebook, forums and whatever else you can
  11. Ticks are the worst, unless we’re talking about the 90’s cartoon, then it’s one of the best.......Spooooooooon!!!!!
  12. That catfish is waayyyyyyy bigger then 280 pounds, that angler is at least around 200 and the fish looks like it could swallow him whole
  13. I didn’t see any lamprey, although I’ve seen a carp with a lamprey a few years back in the same spot, in fact it was kind of acting similarly. The fish seemed delirious, or drunk 🥴, perhaps found a good sandbar?
  14. Forgot to mention I was casting for trout, not pike, before anyone decides to jump on my throat
  15. I was fishing Jordan marina last night by the channel and noticed something surface about 50 yards out, I thought it was a fish but couldn’t quite make it out. It was moving slowly with its head coming up in and out of the water, thought it could be a bird diving, or possibly another small mammal, seemed odd to me. It dove back down and it disappeared, only to resurface about a half hour later about 25 yards away, definitely could tell it was a pike this time. It almost seemed like it was coming up for air (I know it’s not). It’s head came up high enough I could see the white underside even from that distance, and once again after toiling on the surface slowly for about a minute it dove down again. It didn’t look as if it was chasing something, and normally they wouldn’t on the surface with these water temps. My question is if anyone else has seen this behaviour before and what they thought it might be. The fish was around the 5 pound range so not huge, but could this be some kind of spawn related behaviour? Or perhaps working a big meal through? Any thoughts appreciated, thx
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