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Mike Dumas

sound off for this weekend!

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Mike Dumas

Hey y'all. I figured I'd make a post for anyone planning on being on the rainy this weekend with the excursion going on. If you feel like posting what kind of boat you have so other members know who is who on the river and can say howdy if they see ya! I will be in my uncles alumacraft if I remember right it's a darker blue. Just look for the boat with 4 people with the same rain jackets! Lol! We will be staying at river bend in one of the trailers. Most Likley fishing near wheelers/ the mouth of the river. Don't be afraid to shoot hey if ya see me!

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hydro

We are heading up tomorrow AM. Three guys in this boat, staying at Riverbend.

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side_laker

Heading up tomorrow night fishing in a grey alumacraft phantom. Not sure what landing yet. Will be my wife one of her girl friends and me.

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Scott K

I will be up Thursday about noon. Staying at Riverbend. I have a Alumacraft with 2 rectangle lights on the front. Swing by and say hi.

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fish_hunt_guy

Me and my pappy will be up there Sunday and Monday in a white a blue scratched up 1979 bluefin. Staying at Wigwam.

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Mike Dumas
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Mike Dumas

We are in trailer 4, stop by and say hi for anyone staying at riverbend. We just got back in from being out for about 2.5 hours. It was cold as [PoorWordUsage] out with wet hands. We did catch a 57" 50 lb'er right before we left tho!

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holmsvc

Anyone have a report from this weekend? Heading up on Wednesday. Just wondering how much debris in the water and how much weight is needed.

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Mike Dumas

We were using 4-7 oz of weight. There was a decent amount of debris at the opening of 4 mile bay at wheelers point. But I heard up river near the church did not have much, so it may clear by when you come up. Fishing was decent for most. Some reports in areas catching 18 in a day. A lot bigger ones being caught. Our group (first time up there) got a 21, 24, 31, 42, 45.5, 48 and a 57 from Thurs to sat night. We picked off the 45.5 and 48 to tag within the last hour of being on the water. I will have a video made sometime this week. Good luck when you go up!

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Mike Dumas

We were cleaning our lines off about every 15-20 minutes.

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holmsvc

Thanks for the info.

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Mike Dumas

No problem!

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WWW

We found those spots with a lot of crud in the water to. some spots it was only a minute or so before fouled out. Just move. We got on one of those bad spots where one side of the boat the lines where clean. Other side fouled out right away. Just retied the anchor rope to swing the boat off the seam and we sat there for two days catching fish.

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Surface Tension

2 or 3 oz was enough in the 20' stuff in 4 mile.

Fun trip as usual.

We didn't catch big numbers but size wise we did pretty good.

Wind and chilli. Had my hood up the whole time. Sunday it really blew but still fishable.

Highlight of the trip was a double. A rod tip doubled over and Jrs up to bat, seconds later the other rod tip twitched as I was about to clear it. Another fish on. Jr hauls in a 50" with 4 lamprey on it and I'm still fighting mine. My left arm is getting tired, just a little bit. Got her along side the boat for a net job and... We need a bigger net. smile I hand the rod off dropped to my knees and bear hug Flipper around under the pectoral fins. Yeah I'm getting wet. Stalemated after a moment and she slips out of our embrace, but just for a sec. I get around her again and what I need if for someone to pull me up so I can pull Flipper into the boat. That works and we land in the chair with her in my lap, and she is heavy, and we're both slippery. A few quick pics, measurements and back in both fish go.

66x32. I've looked at the weight charts and 66"x31 is 90 lbs but nothing for 32" girth. Seems this gal is a little overweight at 32". full-831-45056-1014466_10202160582637571

Here is Ripstick's 57" Sturgeon.

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DTro

Frank The Tank!!!

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Whiskerchaser

Thanks for the reports guys! Mike do you work for mortenson?

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Mike Dumas

Thanks for the reports guys! Mike do you work for mortenson?

Me? No I do not, I work at northfield hospital.

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