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curt quesnell

Weekend of 9/22-23

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Fished Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday morning

taking advantage of these extra couple weeks of fall fishing.

It was good, not great. The fish were a bit smaller this

weekend but still some beefy Walleyes in the 17 to 19 inch

range were willing to bite and we put back 4 or 5 biggies

in the slot.

The rumors were flying about where and how the MTT Champion-

ship was won. Saturday morning there were about 100 boats

out of the Lighthouse Gap in 20 feet of water anchors out

and jigs a flyin'.

We are too close to the North Star Fall Classic for me to

go into much depth BUT, fish are biting, its easy fishing,

you dont have to burn alot of gas to get limits of the

nicest averge size fish of the year.

It's 85 degrees up there today.....and windy again. Thank

goodness for the river. Lots of people fishing again this

weekend.

BTW, I stopped at Wigwam to see the sign up board for the

Classic. 27 teams so far, with a couple weeks to go things

are looking good.

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Corey, are you coming up this weekend or for the tourney?

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I'm coming up Friday to fish on Saturday and Sunday. Then, I'll be back Tues Night to fish the rest of the week.

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