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eurolarva

Riverbend Jan 20-22

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This is my first trip to Lake of the Woods and I had a blast. The Riverbend crew are awesome. The cabin I stayed in was very comfortable and most important they put me on fish. Weather ranged from -27 to +7 when I fished. I did real well on all three days mainly between 11:30 and 2:pm then after that it totally died. Best was a 25 inch real fat walleye and many Saugers with the average size of around 15 inches. Even nailed the largest perch I have ever seen. First day gold angle eyes was the go to lure with a back up red hook and bobber on the other line. Monday and Tuesday gold was not working and a pink and glo jig on a bobber worked non stop. The walleye was on a small red hook with4 lb test. The only reason I got it through the hole was its air sack was inflated and it broke my line in the hole and could not back down. It did swim away on its own after I took her picture. Thanks to everyone at Riverbend for taking care of me and I cant wait till next year.

25 inch Walleye

17.5 Inch Walleye

Perch

Sauger

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Wow, that is a darn nice perch. Sounds like you had a great virgin trip to LOW!

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eurolarva: Great report, sounds like you just might be hooked on a return trip 'eh? Nice fish, good pics. Were you fishing alone?

did you happen to have Richard as a guide when you were there? He does a great job as all of them do. We just have a thing going as we baja across the tundra to the different spots. Really glad you had a good time. Maybe we'll cross paths up there sometime. Bill

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No guide and I was solo. They put me in house 19 and said it was hot the previous day. Had an awesome first day and decided to stay with the same house for the other two days. The guys that checked up on me said the other houses weren't doing so good. I saw lots of flashes in 12 ft on the LX5 however I could not in tise them with my lures. A couple of them were pretty big blips. I met wolfman up there. He was in a sleeper with Riverbend. I only spoke with him for a couple of minutes but seems like a really nice guy. I am a believer and plan on doing it again next year. Need someone to help with the camera. Hard to pose the shots with a timer. Again Riverbend really rocks!!

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You're hooked for sure just like I was 8 years ago. It is an awesome place to spend some time alone or with friends. I would imagine you probably had a portable radio or something to maintain some sense of sanity? Bill

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Nice to meet you too, eurolarva. My friend and I had good luck on Sunday, we caught three 14"-16" walleyes, and the sauger averaged about 15". We cooked a great meal in the sleeper and caught just enough on Monday to bring home a limit. grin.gif We each caught a perch with the biggest a 12"er. My friend also caught about a 5lb. pout. He had the guys at riverbend fillet it to take home to try it for the first time, I'm waiting too hear how he liked it. On a sad note, my truck engine blew about a mile from the sleeper so we had to call the resort to get a tow back to the resort, thanks Charlie. We ended up spending all day Tuesday at Riverbend waiting for a flatbed to come up from Bemidji. I found out Wed. the the engine is shot! mad.gif The good news, it's still under warranty so I'll get a new motor and just have to pay $100 deductable the Dodge dealer there said. Now I wait to return up North to retrieve my truck. They did give me a loaner through, so we at least got home again. Always an adventure when you break down on the border!

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Good luck wolfman with the truck. As long as you are going back up you might as well fish. Then again that is probably about 90 miles one way out of the way.

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