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16inchcrappie

Family Fishing day 01/28/08

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This last monday 01/28/08 i decided that i would take my 2 1/2yr old son out fishing. So i called a good buddy of mine Dennis "Barny" Barnard. He runs a guide service here in Fort Frances. He put his permanent fish shack out from his house and told me i could use it anytime, so i called him last nite and made a plan to use it today as he was busy. So i headed out about noon with my son and drove the truck right to the doorstep of the fish house. Got everything drilled out and the heat turned on. Right away, i picked up a tulibee. Then about 2pm, i called my wife and asked her if she would like to come out fishing for a bit, she said sure. So i put my son in the truck, and ran to town and picked her up from work and headed back. The fish house is so close to town, that i was gone only a matter of about 20 min. Well we got the lines in right away, and bang, we had a perch. Not very big, but decent. Well i set my wife up with my rod and a Northland Tackle Bro Bug. Glow color. I was using a pink glow doodle bug. About 3:45 things heated up. We couldn't keep up with the 3 rods. We were getting perch in the 9-11" range. About 5 pm things slowed down and my wife said we should pack up soon, I told her the walleyes should pick up just around 5 as that is what Barny figures they were hitting. Well about 5:10, BANG! My wife says she has a nice fish on, the thought she lost it. As she kept reeling, it started fighting again. As i was anxiously waiting by the hole, it started peeling line. I look over and MY rod is bobbing, so i told her to take her time, and i set the hook on mine, and i start reeling, and realize that her fish wrapped in MY LINE...so i opened the bail and let her fight the fish. About 15 min went by, and i finally got a glimpse of the fish and tried to stay cool so that she wouldn't get excited and crank on it. As the head come thru the hole, she cried! I told her to keep tension on the line and grabbed the fish for her. What a sight! a nice 29" walleye. With a HUGE girth. Here are a few pictures.

BRENNEN AND I WITH A NICE PERCH

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MINDY WITH A NICE PERCH

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MINDY WITH 2 NICE PERCH

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PULLED FROM PERCH'S MOUTH

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BRENNEN WITH A FEW PERCH

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PERCH

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MINDY WITH NICE 29" EYE

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I fished with Barney a time or two before I moved up here. We had a good time. Ask him about our ice fishing crappie trip to Northwest Bay.

Where can you a drive a truck out on the Canadian side? I haven't seen any yet on the North Arm except the crew that was working under the Causeway bridge.

I also caught a perch on Monday that was spitting up mayfly larve. If those perch ever show up in numbers, my guess is Rainy will get a lot more popular in the winter.

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You can drive out on moran's bay, northwestbay, and i have been driving out from barny's house just by the causeway there. He has the lone green fish house out by the towers there and has his own road plowed out from his house. I will be heading out that way tomorrow when i get off of work at 7am.

John-

I seen you out from the boat launch earlier this winter just before x-mas fishing there. There is some nice numbers of perch roaming the deeper water out there now. The next time you talk to Dave Erickson, have him show you the pictures i took of him when i took him out earlier this winter. He had a blast.

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I plan to go tomorrow as well. Want to go together? Give me a call or send email tonight if you want to hook up.

Don't know where Barney's shanty is. The only ones I can see are north of Risky Island and have seen only snowmobiles up that far (except fer my ATV that is)

Tried calling Dave tonight but no answer.

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