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Was in your neck of the woods again this weekend. Everything looked ok at your cabin, at least from what I could see from the water. Big winds and hail went through on Monday night. Part of the big birch on the shore between you and your neighbor (Grandlunds, I believe is there name) is in the water. Should make for a nice fish crib. Lots of acitivity on the line, all released as usual, only two small eyes, the rest speckled fish. ONe of these days you're going to surprise me and be there. See ya Bill

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Hi Bill, that birch tree came down a month or two ago. It's still alive in the water. It's on our property line, gonna wait 'till winter to do anything about it.

I was there the previous weekend, actually fished for the first time since spring. The injury to my hand is slowly getting better. I caught a lot of fish although most were on the small side, only two decent ones. I will be around there more from now on, the rain kept me away this past weekend. Dave

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I guess I just didn't notice that birch before, probably to busy unhooking fish... Glad to hear the hand is coming along, some of the best fishing of the year is just around the corner. I agree on the small fish, however last weekend it seemed that the size was starting to pick up. Hope thats a good sign.

Had to call TIP on Saturday, don't think the CO ever made it over however. There is a boat that has been there every weekend for the past 4-5 weeks and just pounds the fish. On Saturday my wife and I released 40 fish in one hour 15 minutes this guy and one other with him were in the area for well over 5 hours and i saw very few throw backs. At one point I came aroound the point from our place and they were holding onto a boat lift and taking turns banging the fish from under the lift, when they looked up and saw me coming the guilt was obvious on there faces. This is not a boat from the lake. I followed them to the Cty 19 landing and they loaded up and headed south on Hwy 65. Its a tan/green Crestliner, Merc outboard, registration is MN 4215 HH. I have a real hard time with people who want to whore the fish population and once they're gone head to another lake and leave us to pay the taxes. I'll definitley not give up on the A hole. Perhaps see you this weekend. Bill

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Good Luck nailing this "person"! I hope you can get them caught and the maximum penalty is slapped on 'em if they are indeed breaking the law.

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jlt: We'll keep workin' at it. Hopefully the CO will be in the area if needed. I know they have a lot of area to cover. This guy even had the balls to give my wife crap because she was fishing off the dock and he didn't want to go out around her bobber. Bill

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So he wants your wife to fish out of his way off of your own dock? What kind of goof are ya dealin with? confused.gif

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I gues we'll find out in time. I have two lists in my life, Christmas and Sh**t list, guess which one he's on? Not good for sure. Bill

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leave us to pay the taxes.


That is our choice for having cabins. That should not be part of the equation. Just because we pay taxes on a particular lake doesn't mean we own any part of it including the fish. I have seen over harvest on the lake numerous times. This includes the lake cabin owners. I have also seen people keep northern out of the slot allowance. I think TIP is looking for major,major infractions. Everytime I have called, just from the tone in their voice gives me no confidence that anything will be done. frown.gif Next month is trophy fishing time on Knife!!! But what fish am I talking about???

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i don't want to start something here but some of the worst double and triple dipping i've seen are from cabin owners who can pull up to their docks bring the fish in, clean them and head back out. they don't have to worry about pulling into a public access and risking getting caught. i know not every cabin owner does this but i've seen this happen on 2 lakes, osakis and mil lacs and everytime i saw it, it was old timers. on mil lacs it was more of keeping fish too long and on osakis it was buckets of panfish.

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i certainly agree with both of you that over catching is not just indicative on non lake owners. However if we sit back idley and just have a ho hum attitude it will continue. I personally don't care who it is owner or non if you want to rape the system suffer the consequences. I do agree with you Ron that the call to TIP was not treated with an agressive attitude which is sad considering we spend our money to support the programs that support our valuable natural resources. Everyone can obviously do as they see fit, I for one have no problem with reporting out and out blatant don't give a sh*t attitudes. Thats why we are in the minority we don't stand up for what is right. See ya on the water. Bill

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bturck, you going up this weekend? We'll be there.

Ron

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Ron, yes I am headed up tomorrow night (Thursday) will be there for 10 days on vacation. Bill

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nice!! cool.gif

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