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  1. Couple of very large grizzly's have been seen hanging around the North Ram between nice creek (cattle corral) and the trappers cabin. Didn't see the bears but had a very good look at there tracks. Spoke to the fella keeping an eye on the cattle and he has seen 6 different individual bears between the the forks and the trappers cabin. Ray
  2. yupp pretty much hat I've discovered. Not worth it unless you pay $2k
  3. Looking into buying an ebike to travel from base camp to access points. Will be used on gravel and a bit of trail riding. Need maximum range without recharging. thnks in advance ray.
  4. google grizzly's in Manitoba. Be nice to know what really happened. I'll bet they saw a bear with cubs from a distance, slowed down to take some close up and got to close, cubs scampered off, they then probably rolled in a bit closer for better photos, or tried to drive by trying not to disturb the sow. No matter what it's apparent they got to close the comments on the outdoorsman are frightening.!!!
  5. on my home lake (6000') I find that a sizes 12 - 16 tied in either black or maroon with a silver or silver and black rib and sometimes a red tag is all i use. I've been fooling around with beads lately and now my go to is a smallest white tung bead that'll fit the hook followed by a black tung 2.8mm bead for the thorax, this allows a very fast decent and hangs really well without a swivel in deeper water. Ray
  6. https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9780978478612-item.html?mkwid=sKLCrs73h_dc&pcrid=44154474422&pkw&pmt&s_campaign=goo-Shopping_Books&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl6mL2JX61gIVnLjACh3I4g5SEAYYASABEgIjjvD_BwE If your in the Jasper area send me a pm.
  7. I have a hyde low pro that Ive been using for the last 5 seasons on a large mountain lake. The first year I started out with a minkota 55 but soon found out that if you get stuck in a wind storm or any kind of rough water it's kind of sketchy with the 55, get blown around and if your going against the wind it doesn't have the power to push threw. I stepped up to the 80 and no more problems but it's a 24 volt motor so you'll need 2 batteries (I run 2 banks with an inline switch to change banks without fumbling with battery post nuts) I can run and gun to various locations at full power for a full day usually about 5 miles one way and still have plenty of battery power to get me back to the dock safely. Bit more money but way cheaper in the long run due to the safety factor.
  8. If your coming up before the May long weekend all lakes will be still closed. It's been a weird year for weather here, we've been getting allot of snow in the high country lately but nothing down in the valley bottom. Most likely the rivers will be in run off. If you are planning on arriving after the long weekend send me a PM and I'll gladly provide a few lake options. Ray
  9. bought a 30lb from Jim,s jigs in spruce view ab. think i payed $50.00 for one. The freight was almost as much as the anchor.
  10. All the previously mentioned rivers near Taupo are all excellent but the hike in rivers in the Kaimanawa Ranges near Taupo, notably the head waters of the Mohaka and its tribs and the Ngaruroro river, unbelievable fishing and incredible scenery.
  11. Broken that requirement would make way to much sense!!!
  12. Went on a bone fishing trip with a buddy. He had all his gear till he assembled his gear the first day and noticed that the #8 weight reel was in fact his 6 weight reel complete with freshwater floating line. Thanks goodness for back up gear.
  13. Unsure how the owl will work, around here any raptor in the area is usually mobbed by both magpies and crows. http://www.crowbusters.com/beg-techniques-decoying.html Ray
  14. I have both the 55 and the 80 in my drift boat. Use the 55 as a spare in case the 80 craps out. You don't want to row a drift boat into a head wind if your motor craps out. I used the 55 the first season and it was OK until the wind came up. Had to run at full throttle , burned out all my batteries and just to made it to the dock. With the 80 I've had no issues more power and at lower speeds, gives the option to run and gun to various locations and have never been pushed backwards in a head wind. Always have a spare battery or set of batteries, an inline surge protector, and a switch to change battery banks. Ray
  15. Yup can't wait. Only will have one day at opening than off to las vegas to see santana. I typically wait a a week or so after ice out than hit her hard till july. This year may be different, never seen so many bows spawning this early in the year.
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