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  1. 7 lots. I assume the "park" in front is a 200 foot greenbelt which is required on any new developments near lake property. (If my memory serves me correct.)

    By the way this land (27 acres) was for sale in 1995 for $580,000, down from the original $850,000 asking price.


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  2. Muir:

    Friday there was a fair amount of both backswimmers and boatman. No one was having a lot of luck mind you. Saturday the fishing was a little better although very few backswimmers or boatman seen. The fish are quite dispersed throughout the lake. Water temp is running around 60f on the surface so you should find them almost anywhere. I found some in 17ft of water and 1foot at around 8pm.

    13 fish in about 13 hours of fishing between the two days. Not exactly spectacular.

  3. Well they caught the punk. He is apparently and 18 or 19 year old badass. We’ll see if he lives up to his reputation when he in the big house. The guy lived a few doors down from where the pictures were taken. The neighbors heard the crash and 6 guys ran out then surrounded the little punk preventing him from leaving the yard. I’m not sure if any vigilante justice was served but I hope so.


    The police phoned me and I went down to the scene. We did the formalities, the officer drove the Jeep out, and then the officer told me the guy blew .250. Hopefully some guy is making love to him in the Remand centre as we speak.


    I guess I'll have to take a day off just to see what this punk gets for time, and to have a good laugh. :twisted:



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  4. Well I came home from fishing last night, parked my 95 Cherokee in the driveway, took most of my fly fishing gear out of the vehicle and put it in the garage. Go to bed, wake up in the morning, go to the garage, open the garage door and low and behold my Jeep isn't where I parked it last night. Actually I don't see it anywhere, gone, poof, disappearing act. Call the cops, their computers are down. Don't have a license number even. Go to registries, get license number, file police report, and wait, wait, wait.


    The stupid thing about it all? I knew that mid 90's Cherokees had a high vehicle theft rate in Edmonton and I had a anti theft steering wheel lock. Well stupid me, no I didn't use it last night. If I had, I'm sure it would have been there this morning.


    So the moral of the story is? Lock it and protect it. I have used my steering wheel lock everywhere except the occasional time at home. This theft was scoped out well in my opinion, so don't let the crooks out there get your stuff.



    This is a vehicle description.

    1995 Grand Cherokee Laredo

    White in color.

    Smashed in running boards.

    Smells like fish.

    Very similar to this picture.

    Stolen from Castledowns area North Edmonton June 15-16

    License # DKA 839

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  5. Morph I have a Minn Kota Maxxam 55 on a 14ft aluminum. I carry two 100 amp hour batteries. The Maxxum charge indicator has seldom indicated a full charge even when the batteries were new and fully charged. I may get 2 minutes of use before it goes to "Good". Once it goes into the "Low" indication range this means I have used about 1/4 of what I can get out of the battery. (3/4 charge still left) As Dave touched on, wait until the motor has been off for a minute or two before you press the test button as you may see that the battery indicator gives a different measure as compared to if you pushed the button right after you stop the motor.


    Remember this information is based on my usage and equipment and will not necessarily apply to your usage and equipment. (I don’t want to be blamed for stranding anyone.)


    The moral of the story? Always carry two batteries and paddles.

  6. I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade but is Facebook not an invitation to virus problems and such. I thought the whole "Social Networking"" thing was something to stay away from? No/yes?


    I have always stayed away from these type of sites. Having been on the internet since 1995, I have had one virus in all that time which took 12 hours to clean out. I have never continually used a virus program as protection because they slow my machine down too much. I am very careful as to what I download, seldomly give out my e-mail address, have never mass forwarded an-mail and delete every e-mail from people I don't know. I also delete all forwarded e-mails at the server. I have never had spam on my home computer, period. Have I missed anything important? I doubt it.


    I get 200+ spam e-mails on my work machine per week.

  7. Best I can tell Brent - mapsource / gps mapping in general doesnt support the 'arbitrary' land titles system used in alberta.


    At least - if it can support it - I haven't figured it out. :)




    Any surveyors out there? Help!!


    This may be a starting point:




    I tried to crack this one a couple of years ago but the lakes thawed before I found the answer. Then it didn't matter.

  8. Ok, now that we’re done with the formalities a couple of questions.


    For those that use Garmin Mapsource, which grid and datum settings are used to match the lake positions listed in the Alberta fishing regulations. Example, Spring Lake is listed as (30-52-1-W5).


    These settings are found under edit--preferences--position.


    Also, are there any other settings for grid and datum that would be usefull for other maps?




  9. Is this a hike in lake? :unsure:  I located it on Map Source but it does not show any roads.  :unsure:

    Skipper - I'm not sure which mapset you have but if you have the Garmin Canada Topo v2 mapset I have found you have to zoom in to a 1.5 km map scale in order to see the road to Muskiki Lake. If you are using the City Select North America v6 mapset it will also show the road at 1.5km but the lake will not show up.
  10. 24"? Yea, might be a fishin tale lol... :D

    How did the rest of the day go for everyone?  I didn't make it out for the opener this year...

    Landed 10, had about 10 other hook ups I lost, and about 10 other decent bites. 2nd time chironomid fishin - didn't quite get down pat the setting of the hook. But then again I think the last time I bobber fished I was 4. :D Largest was 19" the rest between 15 and 18". Fished from about 7:30am to 6pm. Not a bad day except for the wind.


    24 incher? I would have to see it to believe it. There always seems to be someone getting a 24" at Muir - even in 2004 I heard this - whoever it was probably drives 100 mph in the 100 km/hr zone.........

  11. It sounds like it's going to be quite the party out at Muir on Monday. Who's bringing the party favors?


    Some suggestions:


    Canadagrey - Master of ceremonies :captin:


    Dave - scotch bar :cheers:


    R.B. - cigar sales and firemaster :rangerbob:


    SJW - clothing sales :pimp:


    Doc - gear sales and bouncer :boxers:


    Phil - entomology advice :crab:


    Pacres - flies and first aid :dr:


    ABH - on lake traffic coodination and boating instruction :yak:


    Barry - casting instruction :fishing:


    Scratch - catering ::coffee::



    Still need volunteers for the following:


    valet parking


    cake and ice cream

    clown (I'm sure anyone could fill job)


    Any other suggestions?



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