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PVnRT
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09/25/2020 07:48PM
Recently received a $75 gift certificate from kids with instructions to spend on my fishing hobby.

What suggestions would you have to spend this for BWCA walleye hunting?
 
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cyclones30
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09/25/2020 08:16PM
Slip bobber stuff.....the bobbers.....bobber stops, split shot, hooks, etc.

Or...if you want to get spendy quick. B-Fish-N plastics (3 and 4" of varying styles), jigs of various sizes/colors and then crank baits. Flicker shads, wally divers, jigging raps, etc etc. You'll blow through $75 in a heartbeat :)
 
yogi59weedr
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09/25/2020 08:17PM
Personally, I would get a 2xltall sweatshirt with a walleye neck tie.

But that's just me..
 
tarnkt
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09/25/2020 08:44PM
Put it towards a sweet jigging rod.
 
lundojam
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09/26/2020 07:07AM
Sometimes I wish I had a cupboard or something full of stuff like hooks, sinkers, bobbers and bobber stops, swivels, snaps, line, leaders, etc. Better yet, a pegboard like at the baitshop fully stocked with the above.
 
analyzer
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09/26/2020 08:07AM
1. Do you have a depth finder? You can do a search for threads on making a portable depth finder. $75 won't cover it entirely, but it'll pay about 1/2 or a little more, depending on the depth finder you want. You could always buy mine if you want. If you're in the twin cities, I'd let you borrow it.

2. Fishing success is often directly proportional to the amount of time you spend with your bait in the water. Perhaps you could spend the $75 on a comfortable seat back.

3. Drift sock. I've often wanted a drift sock for my canoe in the boundary waters to control my drift speed.

4. License and entry permit.

5. Do they make some sort of app for depth charts for the boundary waters? That would be nice to have.

6. Put it towards lighter gear. Better fishing is often found in more remote lakes, or the Quetico, and the lighter you are, the quicker/easier, you can get to those lakes.

7. Put it towards a guide on Sag or Seagul, etc. Mike Berg's Seagull Creek Fishing Camp comes to mind. He's put an awful lot of clients on 8 lb walleyes. They have a Hawg board, perhaps you can get your name on it.

8. Put it towards a bunk house rental.

9. Put it towards a trip to Canoecopia in March, and go to their fishing seminars.

10. Put it towards a graphite mount of the best fish you've caught. I've heard nothing but good things about Artistic Anglers in Duluth.

 
analyzer
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09/26/2020 08:24AM
I looked at your profile. Judging by the canoes you have listed, #6 probably doesn't apply to you. But I suppose you can always use a new camp chair or something.
 
RunningFox
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09/26/2020 05:43PM
A high quality, extendable rubber fishing net so that you can catch and release fish unharmed when they aren’t eaters.
 
Oldtown13
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09/27/2020 04:17PM
If it's a gift from kids, I know I'd like to spend it on something that I won't lose easily (hooks, bobbers, etc). I'd put it towards reel or rod or net, or fishing hat or something that hopefully I'd have for awhile and appreciate the gift. Or take the money and bet against the Vikings and buy a new car with the winnings :-)
 
PVnRT
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09/27/2020 05:58PM
Booo! Come on, now. When we get Favre back, everything will be right again in Purple Country!

I like your ideas about an item that will last and will encourage me to think about my kids. Thanks!
 
Oldtown13
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09/27/2020 09:47PM
yeah, got on here right after watching the game, haha!
 
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