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Spearfishing - Where is everyone?

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Early Riser

The statistics from my journal for the 2016/2017 spearing season have been compiled. I had 21 sits, on 7 different bodies of water across 3 MN counties (Cook, Washington and Hennepin). Average sit was 4.4 hours. Number of pike seen averaged 1.08 per hour. Along with some old favorites, I added some new spots and 3 new lakes to the repertoire and they ended up being new favorites. 

 

I saw, and passed on many pike over 30 inches. I was fortunate enough to have great views of 4 muskies, and more than a few big bass. Interestingly I only saw one walleye, one bowfin and one carp. Those numbers are down.  

 

Here are a few of my pictures from the past season. Not the best quality, but they are from an old LG slider phone. 

 

A trio for the pan and  the days swim team (Johnson red/white and sunfish; Dennis Bertram shiner). Dave Pawlak spear. Larger pike had been attacked by a bigger fish…she was cut up and scaled ahead of the dorsal fin. 

 

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Pike, some panfish and a Kraemer 9 tine spear. 

 

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I have a few more pictures of some fish n the hole and will try to add them later when I have time. 

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Early Riser

Muskie entering hole

 

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She came back a while later and was in and out for the last hour of my last sit of the season

 

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Pike sampling a decoy

 

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Eyeing the decoy

 

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Mike89

way cool!!

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MJ1657

I got a DL Smithing spear this weekend. 

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monstermoose78

That looks like a nice spear! I have been in the turkey blind try to help my nephew and friends kid to bag a turkey. Today I am fishing

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monstermoose78

Best place to find decoys

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Early Riser

Are you looking for decoys MM? If so some of the bait shops carry some.

 

The best place to find a variety of decoys, is one of the decoy shows. This one is a favorite of many:

 

http://www.nfdadecoys.org/the-gathering.html

 

 

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monstermoose78

Yeah I like decoys this thread used have some on here. I will try to hit a show

Thank you

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