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Title: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/08/21, 08:35:18 AM
opener is a week away. anyone with big plans???? any place special your headed to????

me..........i'm avoiding again the ameatur hour. my brother will be at the cabin as usual. i'll probably go up on may 23rd, got a grad party the 22nd. :doah: kinda gotta go to keep peace on the wifey's side of the family.

the other day got an email notice from the DNR this weekend is take a mom fishing weekend but found it kinda funny they cant fish for walleyes or pike!!!!! :scratch: :scratch:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: mike89 on May 05/08/21, 08:38:16 AM
why do you find that funny when the season for them is closed??? 
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/08/21, 08:51:51 AM
why do you find that funny when the season for them is closed???
maybe funny isnt the right word, but..........isnt the intent of getting a mom out fishing on a weekend designated as such to be able to fish for all species.

maybe its just me, but thats what i would envision it to be for.  i get it for some reason this is an odd year as to how it falls??????? :scratch: :surrender:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: mike89 on May 05/08/21, 09:10:33 AM
I hear ya... 
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/08/21, 11:38:13 AM
Couldn't convince my brother that it wasn't this weekend :tut: until he actually read it in the booklet he got with his new license. :tut:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Bobberineyes on May 05/08/21, 07:57:20 PM
I think your nuts not wanting to dump a boat in the opener Glenn,  especially the area you have access to. Call it what you want at the access but you'll be missing out again while playing in your garden..  :doah:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/08/21, 08:22:27 PM
I think your nuts not wanting to dump a boat in the opener Glenn,  especially the area you have access to. Call it what you want at the access but you'll be missing out again while playing in your garden..  :doah:
at the cabin??? My brother has that opening weekend. Around home, I don't like bumper boats. And my boat is in the shop. :confused: :confused: motor won't start, ran good all last year??? Think  it's a carb thing. Then as long as I was at it I convinced momma To let me get a new locator. Hummingbird helix with the lake chip  :dancinred: :dancinred: :rocker;
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/09/21, 08:23:56 AM
 :scratch: More carb problems? What's up with that? :confused: Didn't you have the same problem this winter with either a wheeler or a sled & took it to the guy over by the SL cemetery? Bad gas, not enough stabilizer? Put the muffs on ours, gave the bulb 2-3 squeezes, & ~ the 3rd time the Yammie rolled over it started purring. A healthy dose of Seafoam & Star Tron @ the end & start of each season usually here.
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/09/21, 09:22:35 AM
NEVER before had that with the boat

Yea that was my snowmobile I took to Dirks, that hasn't been ran in 4 years, or longer, and I took the gas out of it. I expected that, but now that it's at the cabin I will be able to start and run it during the summer months.
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: LPS on May 05/09/21, 11:40:08 AM
What the heck Glenn.  Get a new retirement boat.  Why die with a bunch of money in the bank?  That was my theory when I got mine.  Love it.  Go look at and price the boat of your dreams and see what it costs you.  I love boat shopping.
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Boar on May 05/09/21, 11:50:20 AM
glenn is selling his boat???? bout time, cant put fish in it anyway
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: LPS on May 05/09/21, 11:52:27 AM
Should be priced right.  It doesn't run.   :sleazy:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/09/21, 11:56:18 AM
NEVER before had that with the boat

Yea that was my snowmobile I took to Dirks, that hasn't been ran in 4 years, or longer, and I took the gas out of it. I expected that, but now that it's at the cabin I will be able to start and run it during the summer months.
Yeah, anything sittin that long empty I'd be surprised if their wasn't some fuel issues gettin it goin again. I try to run our sled & auger every month if I can, at least every couple.
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/09/21, 12:48:07 PM
What the heck Glenn.  Get a new retirement boat.  Why die with a bunch of money in the bank?  That was my theory when I got mine.  Love it.  Go look at and price the boat of your dreams and see what it costs you.  I love boat shopping.
I like this boat, don't want another. There's thread on IDO about boat prices.  :doofus: :crazy: about the same as lumber.

Boar....  :mooning: bite me!!! :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/09/21, 01:33:37 PM
Here's 1 you might be able to afford :scratch:, even looks a little like yours to me.https://duluth.craigslist.org/boa/d/duluth-lund-14-karavan-trailer/7318121700.html ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/09/21, 01:48:25 PM
Nope, mine is a 16 ft Lund 1600 stinger. Even replaced the floor in it because if ALL the fish that have been in it. :sleazy:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/09/21, 09:21:56 PM
 :scratch: :doah:                                      :rolleyes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: snow1 on May 05/10/21, 07:24:56 AM
Curious guyz,haven't fished minnesota opener for a couple years as no walleye season in the dakota's,but growing up in minni,our opener was always mother's weekend,"why the change"  no wonder the boat access was slow on white bear lake yesterday.
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/21, 08:05:17 AM
Curious guyz,haven't fished minnesota opener for a couple years as no walleye season in the dakota's,but growing up in minni,our opener was always mother's weekend,"why the change"  no wonder the boat access was slow on white bear lake yesterday.
pretty sure that's trumps fault!!!!!!!! :nerd: :super smiley: :super smiley: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll:

 :oops1: :sorry: Gunner made me!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/10/21, 08:21:17 AM
Asked the same of the little store where we get the Sunday paper a while back & he explained it as it's the Saturday that's the closest to the 15th. :scratch: We thought it was always the Saturday after the 1st full week in May too, which was always the same weekend as Mother's Day. :confused:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: snow1 on May 05/10/21, 08:25:26 AM
Curious guyz,haven't fished minnesota opener for a couple years as no walleye season in the dakota's,but growing up in minni,our opener was always mother's weekend,"why the change"  no wonder the boat access was slow on white bear lake yesterday.
pretty sure that's trumps fault!!!!!!!! :nerd: :super smiley: :super smiley: :laughroll: :laughroll: :laughroll:

 :oops1: :sorry: Gunner made me!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

LOL, who put a quarter in you today glenn? and don't blame Gunner...
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/21, 08:28:33 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happybounce: :party1: :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/10/21, 08:31:40 AM
 :tut: Don't waste $.24, snow!  ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/21, 08:35:38 AM
HEY.......HD sends me bonus checks to stir the pot!!!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: snow1 on May 05/10/21, 09:15:21 AM
glenn,I'm begining to think everything boar and dotch say about you is true... ;)
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/21, 09:28:08 AM
glenn,I'm begining to think everything boar and dotch say about you is true... ;)
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: man oh man..talk about a couple of bad influences!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: snow1 on May 05/10/21, 09:40:55 AM
I think your nuts not wanting to dump a boat in the opener Glenn,  especially the area you have access to. Call it what you want at the access but you'll be missing out again while playing in your garden..  :doah:
at the cabin??? My brother has that opening weekend. Around home, I don't like bumper boats. And my boat is in the shop. :confused: :confused: motor won't start, ran good all last year??? Think  it's a carb thing. Then as long as I was at it I convinced momma To let me get a new locator. Hummingbird helix with the lake chip  :dancinred: :dancinred: :rocker;

glenn,you'll love the hummer....locator that is,DI or SI model? what size,local stores near me were/have been sold out of 9's,10's all spring,maybe shipments by june,so you got lucky twice one for the okay from the boss and 2) finding one in stock although I  think the 5's and 7's were available DI models.
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/21, 09:49:47 AM
Not sure the model  :scratch: I made it clear all I want is to be able to read depth and the lake chip. It's a helix 5. Got it at in tune marine in Richmond where the boat is to look at my motor. Figured kill 2 birds with one stone. :happy1:

And I watched him pull the chip and locator off the shelf and set it aside.

My current one, a lowrance is going into my stepdad boat at the cabin. I got the A-ok from him.
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: HD on May 05/10/21, 10:23:14 AM
HEY.......HD sends me bonus checks to stir the pot!!!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:

I want a refund cause you suck at it!  :nerd:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/21, 10:30:54 AM
HEY.......HD sends me bonus checks to stir the pot!!!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:

I want a refund cause you suck at it!  :nerd:
:doah: :shocked: :shocked:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: mike89 on May 05/10/21, 11:23:35 AM
HEY.......HD sends me bonus checks to stir the pot!!!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:

I want a refund cause you suck at it!  :nerd:
:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/21, 11:26:47 AM
Yea I'll never be as good as that Lee character. :pouty: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: snow1 on May 05/10/21, 12:25:25 PM
glenn most likely you got the helix 5 DI(down imaging model)not the SI (side imaging model) but still a great unit in color,shows depth,fish and water temp your good to go.Are they mounting it for you?Setting up the transducer right can be challegingfor a green horn.
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Bobberineyes on May 05/10/21, 04:27:14 PM
Da brudder and I put a new Lowrance unit on last spring,  the install wasn't too bad,  Man those SI transducers are long. Really looking forward to the upcoming fishing season,  the minnows should be in shallow within the weeks and I'll be right there with the eyes..
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: glenn57 on May 05/10/21, 05:18:54 PM
glenn most likely you got the helix 5 DI(down imaging model)not the SI (side imaging model) but still a great unit in color,shows depth,fish and water temp your good to go.Are they mounting it for you?Setting up the transducer right can be challegingfor a green horn.
yes there going to install it. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2021 fishing opener
Post by: Gunner55 on May 05/10/21, 07:06:03 PM
Da brudder and I put a new Lowrance unit on last spring,  the install wasn't too bad,  Man those SI transducers are long. Really looking forward to the upcoming fishing season,  the minnows should be in shallow within the weeks and I'll be right there with the eyes..
That SI is nice after you figure out how to use it. :happy1: :cool: A closeout HDS7 Gen 3 in '19 here!