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MJCatfish

If you have time for another summer trip- LOCKPORT!

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We took our annual trip up to Stu's about a week ago and I'd have to say that the bite was very typical. It was nothing short of fantastic! Even better yet, the fish are running big, Big, BIG this year. In talking with Stu, he said he doesn't remember the fish being this big since maybe 95 or 96. I'd have to agree with him. We took two young fellows, 10 & 11 yrs. old, with us this year and did they ever have a blast. We never really keep count, but I figured we had at least 6 cats from 25lb to 30lbs. Many fish in the 20-25 lb range. We've been going up there for over ten years and I do believe this was the best big cat trip.

Sorry I can't post photos at the time. I'm having issues with my computer.

I'd encourage you to contact Stu and get up there.

MJ

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Cool! MJ, if you can get me an e-mail of those pics, I'll post them for you. However, if you're having computer problems, maybe you can't e-mail them to me? Maybe send them by carrier pigeon and I'll post them right away! grin.gif

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MJ sounds like you guys had a great trip. once you get that computer working again shot me a couple of photos. Say do you get the Sportmans Channels down there.

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what kind of bait do you guys use up there. I was planning on bring goldeyes up there for bait but that might be against the law up there. I have a 16 foot boat with a 4 hp sea horse that I think is going to be way to small/dangerous to be up on the lockport dam, so I think I'll just fish from shore. Is fishing from shore do able or should I just for get it. Also was wondering how long the catfish will be going strong up there before they shut off. Is there a place in lockport where you can buy licenses?

Thanks,

Austin

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Your little boat will work fine in Lockport. there are lots of places other than the dam that hold fish. I would try to get a line of some frogs if you are going up there. As long as the bait is frozen you can bring it across the border.

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The SUMU bite is hotter than ever!

A quartet from Grand Forks just finished up a two day trip with amazing results. ALL caught personal bests on this trip. Here's how the SUMU's measured (weighed) up.

The largest weighed in @ at an even 31 pounds, followed by a twelve year old boy's 29.5, his father's 29 and last but not least grandpa's 28!

Most of their success was on kermit's... wink.gif

No doubt about it, 2007 has produced the heaviest size average since 1993. During the '93 season, the largest kitty that I ever personally witnessed weighed in @ 44.7 pounds. This preceded my own personal best of 39.5 pounds, a September fish which is the second largest SUMU I have ever witnessed.

There's approximately 5-6 weeks of kitty action left and with my favorite month September fast approaching, thing's should continue to heat up!

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I'm back online! Your boat will work just fine up there. Just keep an eye on the current and don't get too close to the locks. We caught most of our fish on cut goldeye, but the frogs were working just fine. The frogs caught big fish and small fish where the cut bait caught mostly bigger fish.

Glad to hear that Rod, Rod, and Mer had a great time. Sounds about like the trip we took. Fun! Fun! Fun!

MJ

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The Rumors are true! Stu replied with information from our recent trip up there...fishing was great! Here are a couple of pictures if they work! The fish my son is holding is 29.5 pounds, the one I have is 29 pounds. We are going to give it another shot later this week...hopefully we can break the 30 mark! Frogs were the ticket for us that time. We had a lot of fun, and if you haven't been up there, make sure you go NOW!!! It has been the best we have done as far as big kitties go!

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