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Messages - Redrover

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Lake Superior / Marquette Breakwalls
« on: November 29, 2017, 11:41:36 AM »
I have a question.

Aren't the Upper and Lower Harbor break walls also meant as an emergency dock for ships in trouble?

I remember in the eighties it was 15 feet of water along them and there were ship cleats on the Lower Harbor Break wall.

Now these inside these walls are filled with sand and rock is actually being piled along the inside where a ship might dock in an emergency creating a true cluster for someone to answer to in the eventuality of an emergency.

This would be a perfect federal infrastructure project

or does Readers Digest have to be brought in so it can be dredged correctly like Grand Marais?

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Lake Michigan / Re: Time for big pike
« on: October 31, 2017, 03:27:24 PM »
Is there a big pike report or all quiet on the western front?

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Lake Michigan / Re: Time for big pike
« on: October 18, 2017, 08:39:28 AM »
What kind of methods are you using?

do you ever run large suckers (12 inches+)?

I remember a fishing show back in the eighties and they were drifting the bay in high winds with a drift sock with large chubs on jigs and they were getting pike that were absolutely huge they probably had 5 big bodied fish as well as a couple nice walleyes

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Hunting / Trapping / Re: Base License
« on: September 21, 2017, 12:50:03 PM »
Would I need a base license to hunt nn game species like wild feral pigs?

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U.P. Treasure Hunting / Re: Blueberries?
« on: August 29, 2017, 11:25:56 AM »
I got good reports and picked all I wanted but...

I did notice the berries werent as heavy as some years and also not in the usual great areas

Through the years I have noticed light rain and dew seem to produce the best berry years.

Perhaps nutrients percolate down too far during heavy and extended rain periods?

Ive also noticed recently burned areas really makes them go wild but there hasnt been too much of that where I pick.


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I have always felt that that the users have never really had much of a say in wildlife management and a prerequisite
of  leading these agencies should be demonstrated abilities to take
(go out in the field and catch/fish/hunt—not net or shock, tranqilize or tag),
as well as manage according ot the books.

I always see these outreach and public forums and then watch as the ship steers in an entire different direction from anything mentioned there

Activists—or the very least, urbanites with very little fisheries and wildlife experience—have made their way into these high ranking positions as indicated by the skew/ environmental mission they seem to be on.


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Off Topic / Re: rapala's orginals
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:53:34 PM »
Rapala made some great durable lures.

Ive seen them pulled apart my so many fish hitting them but have never had an issue

Recently, a friend who loves rapalas was having the same issue with new Rapala lures and actually sent them back. to rapala

A rapala rep called him and when he asked "whats the deal with quality these days at Rapala?" the rep started giving him the rope-a dope.

He doesnt love Rapalas anymore...

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Classifieds/Buy/Sell / Re: TAURUS TRACKER in .45 COLT
« on: August 07, 2017, 03:25:31 PM »
Photo just in

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Classifieds/Buy/Sell / TAURUS TRACKER in .45 COLT
« on: August 04, 2017, 11:56:39 AM »
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• Excellent Condition
• Comes with loaded (Lead and XTP) ammo
• Lee Four Die set
• Holster
• Extra Set of Houge Grips

All for $400

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Lake Superior / Re: Really interesting Lake Trout sub species
« on: July 28, 2017, 12:34:11 PM »
It is truly disconcerting that no one at the dnr asked or that carcass.
There is a lot of data on board that would help to answer answer many questions.

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Lake Superior / Re: Lots of empty releases?
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:35:11 PM »
Back in the 90s a young Mark Martin came to Ishpeming and did a talk on walleyes.

One of the great tips he gave that evening was to take a jig head and bend the hook  up slighly (1/16 to 1/8 inch) to catch those short hitters.

I tried it and it worked great. When I see him someday I am going to thank him.

think of it as a hook held in a vice with teh barb end facing up and you have to slap it without being hooked.
Would you rather slap a standard hook  with the tip facing the viceor the inward pointing eagle claw or the just slightly bent up  (1/16 to 1/8 inch) hook ready to catch your hand as it comes down?

Maybe try a single hook bent up slightly on a spoon for those candy stealers and you may just catch your shoplifter...

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Off Topic / Re: Ask the DNR
« on: June 29, 2017, 10:19:53 AM »
I say whats the difference if thse fish are brookies instead of splake(?)
and if splake these are out on the spawning reefs with the lakers and may not even be sterile... arent they brookies?

Another question for the dnr.

In light of the "experiment" taking a turn in favor of the moose on Isle royale,
leaving the beloved wolf pack on the ropes,
the biologists in charge of the sanctity of the scientific method in this experiment have actually spoken of throwing our the rules and re-introducing wolves.
I can see how they feel as they probaby have very nice accomodations on the island  and they need those to keep the study going...

I ask—
Why not just take the surpplus moose to the mainland of the Upper Peninsula where the "wolf vs moose experiment "
is in full force and they can finally get down to the nitty gritty

and solve the mystery

of what is killing the calf moose in the Upper Peninsula?

Why not

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Off Topic / Re: Ask the DNR
« on: June 28, 2017, 03:43:33 PM »
Excellent answer esky.

Heres another question:

With all the whining regarding the endangered coaster brook trout and the distinct possibiity that splake have been observed spawning with lake trout.

Why not scrap the splake planting and begin planting coasters at least at the rate splake were going in? They are practially the same fish.

It would quiet the whiney "the coasters are endangered" folk and (with the lack of chinooks in the rivers in the fall)
create a self sustaining fishery. In time the fly fishing crowd would go absolutely wild! (license sales?)


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Off Topic / Re: Ask the DNR
« on: June 28, 2017, 02:21:38 PM »
Another good question for ask the DNR:

We cant transport firewood—the ad on the radio says you shouldnt even transport furniture

but there goes a logging truck to the paper mill...

Does the emerald ass borer not ride logging truck loads around the UP?

I am sure there are other questions we could ask does anyone have one?

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Off Topic / Re: Ask the DNR
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:29:02 AM »
I dont think there would be any trouble.

You can buy all you want at a retail store as there is a paper trail from
Thills to the market to the puchaser and taxes are paid all along the way.

If you have your receipt for your fish you are fine. Even if you do not have your receipt there is a record to cover you at Thills.

But if you went out and caught too many you probably do not have a receipt and Thills may have a copy from your purchase
but  if you are already supected of  taking too many your purchases may save you but now the eye of John Law is watching you...

Under the "limit" way of thinking why wouldn't Thills be raided for too many fish?

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