I dropped my trailer off the end of the ramp. If your trailer can take it and your vehicle can yank it, you're good. If not, better wait 'til 2013...
If you sit and worry about what might happen, nothing ever will.
Nope. Over an evening, a full day, and a morning, we boated almost 200 fish. Probably 70% were LMB. The panfish we caught worth talking about were a pair of 10" perch out of Lamont and a pair of ??8"?? bluegill.
Otherwise it was all 11-14" LMB with a handful of of Johnson that were at 15".
Not a single BIG fish (though there was a near miss @ Johnson with a tiger muskie when two poles had frantic bluegill on their lines) - but good fillet-size bass.
Went through around $25 of soft plastics in the process. lol
Fun note: as we filleted, I examined stomachs. There was one 12" bass with an 8" plastic lizard in it! And other than that, those that had discernible evidence of food in them were ALL filled with dragonfly.
I was out in Minnesota in June and had a fish tear my Tiki Stick off my line. Later that evening I was fishing with a popper and caught a little 12" smallie and it puked up my Tiki Stick from before. I took it back and caught some more fish on it.
Another time I caught a bass at Weston that was 11.5". I decided to keep it to add to the perch I had caught, and while it was in my basket, it threw up a 7" plastic worm and a mouse.
That's not surprising that they were eating dragon fly nymphs. As I was leaving on Monday, I drove through a bunch of adult dragonflies, and I thought that I should bring a fly rod next time and try fishing a dragon fly nymph imitation. Maybe I will.
How were the water levels and clarity at those ponds?