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Troy,

Really enjoyed your seminar today learned a lot. Can't wait to get on the water. Again thanks for information you have taught all of us. 

Brent

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Troy Smutka

Memorial Weekend,

     Out on Washington Saturday afternoon and evening after hitting Waconia for bass Saturday morning. Caught largemouth, smallmouth, and pike. Added footage of a couple smallies to the largemouth and pike footage from Waconia for a bass segment of Fishing and Hunting the North Country on You Tube. Caught the bass and pike on Washington in four to seven feet of water, out from bedding areas, on spinnerbaits, Rippin' Raps, and Shadow Raps. Up on Mille Lacs this coming weekend for a walleye tournament, then will be back out in the Hutch area the next weekend guiding. We were targeting bass this weekend, but got a tip that walleyes are biting on a couple Hutch area lakes on live bait. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.

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6/10/17     Guided on Washington Friday morning, then fished Friday afternoon on Washington again with my Dad. In the morning, we were after walleyes. Caught three eyes, one pike, five largemouth, and a dozen smallmouth. Walleyes came on leeches under slip bobbers, pike hit a Rippin' Rap. Bass came on leeches under slip bobbers, Rippin' Raps, and firetiger swimbaits. Caught largemouth and smallmouth plus a pike in the afternoon. Same baits as above, plus spinnerbaits. Most of the fish were caught in five to eight feet of water, relating to weeds, especially cabbage. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.

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6/24/17     Got out on Washington this morning to target walleyes. Cold and windy! Busy today--a bass tournament going on. We fished several spots with leeches under a slip float for eyes. Only caught one small one, and missed a couple bites that might have been walleyes. Did catch several medium to large smallies and one largemouth. Got off the lake about 10:00 as we saw the first wave of rain approaching. Not interested in fishing cold, wind-driven rain. Guess mother nature doesn't always look at the calendar, which said summer started this week. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.

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7/12/17     Fished the Hutch area this morning. Recorded an episode of Fishing and Hunting the North Country for my You Tube Channel about fishing deep weedlines with crankbaits in the summer. Caught a bunch of walleyes and largemouth and one pike. Jointed #7 Shad Raps and #7 Flicker Shads were the best baits. Silver and gold were the best colors. Caught most of the fish in nine to eleven feet of water right along the bottom edge of a couple of different weedlines. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.

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7/16/17     Fished an area lake this morning. High skies, light wind, and some recreational traffic added up to an early morning bite, but we did well for a while. In about three hours we caught ten largemouth, one smallmouth, one pike, and six walleyes casting crankbaits along the deep weed edges of a couple of areas. The #7 Flicker Shad in Orange Shad color was the walleye slayer, bass and pike really liked the #7 JSR in Sliver Shad. Bass up to 18.5 inches, and walleyes up to 18 inches. Beautiful morning. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.

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7/31/17     Three generation fishing today in the Hutch area. Guide trip in the area tomorrow. My father, son, and I caught largemouth, pike, crappies, and sunfish today casting crankbaits along the outside weed edges. #7 Jointed Shad Raps and #7 Flicker Shads were the baits--color didn't seem to matter much this morning. Caught fish in 8 to 11 feet of water close to the weed edges. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.

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