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canvasman
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:52 AM 02/08/08 (CST)
I'm just wondering how much gas prices determine how often everyone goes fishing right now. I tend to stay alot closer to home nowadays. I'm not looking forward to filling up the tank in the boat this spring. I don't think I'll be racing to the old fishing spot either. It cost too darn much last year. Gonna have to take it easy on the throttle. It will be hard to resist temptation to gun it untill I think about how much it's goin to cost me. frown smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 02:16 PM 02/08/08 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 02:36 PM 02/08/08 (CST)
Thanks Ted. Those post are before the prices were doubled. So It's going to cost twice as much now isn't it?



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:14 PM 02/08/08 (CST)
I tend to stay closer to home to. It was usually no big deal to drive 12hrs from home and into Canada, but by the time you pay for the extra gas for travel and at the resorts it costs more than double than it used to. So now we travel 4-6 hours from home instead.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 09:32 PM 02/08/08 (CST)
Well guys and gals i feel your pain now 200 miles the
last 2 days i'm not pulling a boat/tug but the mileage
really adds up when your burning winter gas it wont be
long now till i can't drive the truck on the ice and
will have to drag the quad trailer with me frown smiley

oh yea paid 2.95 a gallon today crazy smiley
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 11:38 PM 02/09/08 (CST)
I just wish I had a garage at my cabin, becuase now I have to trailer my boat every weekend.

all we have to do is work more overtime now, that gives us plenty for gas this summer which is supposed to hit 3.50 a gallon.

I will not change my plans for a little bit of gas, thats for sure. live life when you can.
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 07:45 PM 02/15/08 (CST)
dont matter to me on how much gas prices are.its starting to get tobe the best fishing from now till ice is off.i go 372 miles round trip every time i go.i go to lotw every chance i get.so far we went 8 times.but then i go with 4 ppl every time and we all pitch in for gas.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 10:23 PM 02/15/08 (CST)
I've got to admit that I'm not a price shopper when it comes to gas. I do avoid a couple stations due to the poor quality of gasoline and the numerous fuel related problems I see in my line of work from fuel. At this position in my life, I am unable to do anything about the price of fuel, and that's how I live the situation. There are many times when I'm with others and the conversation turns to the price of fuel and people chat about how it is ten or twenty cents cheaper or more expensive at this station or that station. Well, to be honest, I don't even pay attention until a gallon is near $2 or above $3. Everything in between is just everyday life. Trust me, I have way more important things to worry about that I can actually have an impact on. I wish that the price of a gallon of fuel was something I had time to worry about, but it is not. Sure, I don't like paying a fortune for fuel, but it is what it is and I cannot change it. So, why put myself through more stress then I already have. Life is a lot more enjoyable with little stress. Hey, at least it's not what we paid in Australia(I used to live there)....4x what we pay! Now those prices may hinder my fishing. The way it is now, say I don't buy that bottle of coke for $1.39, that's the same as 10 cents/gallon for 14 gallons. I'd rather go fishing then drink a bottle of coke.

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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 11:14 AM 02/16/08 (CST)
I wish I could have the option not to consider the gas prices. 10 cents a gallon can be the difference of almost two hundred dollars a year for me. That can determine the fishing budget for the year. Many of my customers cut back on ordering when the prices started to go up, which in turn cut back on the amount I have for other things. Now with the scare of a bad economy I,m out looking for more business and spending more on fuel to meet new potentials. I can't say that there is nothing I can do about the fuel prices. I have to get a little car instead of driving the truck all the time, plan my routes better, cut back on pleasure trips, etc. If everyone does something to cut back on fuel usage it can make a difference.



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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 02:54 PM 02/16/08 (CST)
Gass prices are a tough situation. I have a 40 gallon Suburban and a my Ranger Z20 also has a 40 gallon tank. Thats $240.00 to fill both of
them up at $3.00 a gallon. Oh well though. Nothing anyone can do about it. Being a full time tournament fisherman it has just made me be more aware of whats going on. It wasnt so long ago that I would show up to a lake and just run all over the place to find the best spots. Now it is a lot more map research. First I'll spend hours looking over a map to find places that I just HAVE to check out. Then I'll take to the lake and look over those areas. Once I find a pattern I think will work the best I go back to my map to find more of those areas. That way I don't have to burn up the fuel as much. Also Google Maps is a great tool for searching a body of water. You can get a over head look at any lake in the US. You can zoom in and out and even see grass lines, points, docks, etc. I use that all the time.

Another thing to take into consideration is when on a big body of water, instead of going all the way across a lake to fish, don't be afraid to load up the boat and trailer it over to another landing. I did that numerous times last year and it saved me literally hundreds! Especially when I was fishing on real big lakes like Oklahoma's Grand Lake, or even Leech, Vermillion and Mille Lacs.

Also there is the obvious which everyone has pointed out. There is really no need to go full go. I know its very tempting, but you can really save a lot of money, and maybe still enjoy the ride!

Well i hope this can help a few people spend more time on the water and not at the pumps! Remember a high powered trolling motor can pay itself many times over as well.

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