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Is fishing that bad or is personal life getting in the way!

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Pool 2 forum sure is slow. I am heading down this weekend to do a little cat fishing and was wonderinggggggg! If anyone has any luck as of late.

Pool 2 is a great catfishing area, but this year has proven hard to pull a "monster" out of her. I am switching up my presentation a little to see if I can break my pool 2 "monster" dry spell. Last month I got down about 2-3 times with very little luck. Only 2 10lbs flats and one monster walleye. If you have not seen them, i will post images again.

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Any current info or success stories on Flats is greatly appreciated. I will post what I find after we get back.

Thanks!

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I've only gone shorefishing in hidden falls(st paul side) a couple of times-the last 2 times got NOTHING. I'm heading down there this afternoon around 6 and play to stay till around 9:30.

Any recommendations? I've had best luck way down near the dam, but that hike is kinda rough after the rains.

let me know. My emails is exccitedone@excite.com

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i fish the south st paul stretch of the river alot, this year i caught 5-6 flatheads the biggest about 10-12 pounds, my buddie got about a 15 pounder,thats about it, but we have really pounded the channels this year numerous decent 15 pounders, it seems ive had my best luck when a storm front comes threw, i had a few bigger fish take me into snags to,but no big fish yet, well good luck to you

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Hi...I havent been doing too much fishing lately but Im about ready to drop off some pics at bait shop in Newport of 2 flatheads we caught a month ago,38lbs and 35lbs...they were caught on sucker minnows off wingdams in ssp..we did quite well on flatheads considering didnt go that much this year...My highlite of year was a 15# sheephead on a crankbait,that was something else,I dont think I ever caught one over 4lbs b4...That pic will be at baitshop also...I would like to post some pics on this site but I have no idea how???? ps...the 38lber was my biggest so far,have had several 30+ers

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Pike11,

Were your pics taken with a digi camera?

If you have pics converted to a computer file, we can help with getting them on this site for you.

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Pike11, You can email them to me and I can post them if you want. outdoors86@hotmail.com

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The first is Dave's 29 lber with a Rapala.

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Some nice Crappies

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Here is Mark with a nice Walleye.

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Here is Dave with a nice 38 lb Flathead.

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Here is Zach with a nice 35 lb Flathead.

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Here is Mike with a 29 lb Flathead.

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Here is Dave with a nice 9 lb Walleye.

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And last but not least the monster Sheephead. shocked.gif

Great job guys, if these were all from 2007, you had a awesome year.

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Great job guys. cool.gif

Now thats some fishing. Have you gotten all of them this year?

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All but marks walleye were caught this spring-2wks ago when i caught the sheephead ( I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE SHOWING OFF A SHEEPHEAD!) It hit while trolling a crankbait,thought I had a flathead...havent fished lately,waiting for water to clear up a bit

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Pike11,

I posted your sheep head pic in the Minnesota River forum. There is a big sheep head thread going.

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