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I caught this little piggy Friday morning. I was fishing early AM backwaters, targeting a bunch of buffalo and carp holding in the shallows, when this fish hit. At first I thought it was a big carp, especially after a couple of blazing runs that made my reel scream. I tried to my hardest to keep this fish out of the main channel, otherwise I knew I'd lose it. After about 15 minutes, I finally tired the fish enough to land it.

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As I was fishing from shore, and by myself, I tried to keep the fish in the water as much as I could. I measured 38".

I had a few more strikes and runs similar to this after I caught this fish. I caught another fish of similar size, but after the strike, he spit the hook and lodged it in the dorsal fin area. Once the fish broke to the main channel I broke the line off, since I knew it would be near impossible to land it without hurting it.

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Nice Northern I love catching them, but then I love catching any fish. Good size northern’s are my favorite though.

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Gonna be snoopin around the OT/Orwell this weekend. Looks like the water flow isn't too bad compared to the Minnesota or the Root. With all the rain down my way, I've been doing well finding agates but fishing isn't near as good as last fall at this time.

Deadhead...you wanna hook up?

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Eh Dark, I did well at the Artificial Dam near Breck last night, 11 walleye on Bomber Long A's. Black/White and Blue/White paterns worked welll for me. Tried jigs but no go on them for me.

I also scored a 30" at Kidder Dam on the Red last night, Blue/White Swim Shad on a Chomper jig...she smoked thast baby...WOOF...gone. Nice fish, snapped a shot and slipped her back.

Found a interesting bite on another section of the Otter Tail near Whap too last night, nice 3-6# walleyes, all on Cranks....some on Bombers..some on #5 Hornets in Dace Blue. All hit hard, very active after dark.

Hope this helps bud, catch a Piggy for me.

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I'll give er heck Ed....do love getting cranky! I was actually planning on using some live fatheads on Jig a Whoppers too.

Whatcha doin sat night? grin.gif

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I heard the Breck diversion riffle was producing some fish lately. It's a little far for me to drive just to catch a walleye though.

Dark, when were you thinking of fishing? I'm not sure what my plans are yet; my wife finally has a weekend off in 8 weeks. I also want to hit the trout pond before the season ends. I want to hit Orwell at least once more this fall... let me know.

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We'll be coming up to the outlaws friday morning. I'll be fishing every chance I get...won't take me long to say "HI", unload the car and head out to see "sister flow" grin.gif

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I'll see how the weekend goes, though at this point it's not looking good. If I go down there, I'll want to spend the whole day... If I make it down I'll look for ya

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Well, The smallies were crazy...lots of nice chunky ones too. The slimers were everywhere too..donated three raps. Walleyes were slow..only managed one nice one. Even got three rannel rats on plastic!

What happened to artificial dam?!!...or should I say artificial falls. blush.gif

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too bad i wasn't able to get down there this weekend; nice to hear you caught some fish Dark...

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Dark,

It was a pleasure to see you again. Glad to hear you found some fish. The smallies we caught down there on Friday evening were nice and chunky, too.

Let's be sure to keep our summer plan next year in the forefront.

MJ

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Yes! Lets do that float thang! I drool every time I look at the air photos grin.gif

I need your contact info..shoot me .. klinnfamily at aol

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