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Thanks Bill and Mish

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Thanks for the info on the sturgeon fishing. We only ended up spending one evening at it and boat 3 small ones in the high 20 inch range up by the dam. Lots of fish on the sonar, which I assume were a mix of everything from smallies to sucker. River levels were pretty low as was expected. Didn't run into any rocks, but it was only 2-3 feet deep coming out of the big hole behind the dam. Rest of the river we ran seemed to run around 6 feet deep on average. Kind of hairy though because it only takes one big rock and you're toast.

We went down stream a couple miles and fishing smallies our last morning in I-Falls and caught 8 smallies, biggest around 18 inches.

Would have spent more time on the river, but we were enjoying Rainy Lake and the walleye fishing so we spent more time on the lake. Caught about a dozen or so fish in the slot up to 22 inches and took home 4-5 keepers each day. Overall, really enjoyed the trip.

Bill - I stopped at the OneStop twice in the evening for gas/bait, but you were not around. Talked to a guy that you work and fish with and I mentioned you had been really helpful with some general info for the sturgeon fishing. Maybe your friend mentioned I was in and asked if you were around. Thanks again for your help. If you ever get down to the Alexandria area let me know - I do a lot of fishing there. However, fishing is better in your neck of the woods unless you are targeting largemouths.

Thanks again to both of you for the help.


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