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Bigred70

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Just a note to everyone...there are currently NO bait stores open in the town of Baudette, and I was only able to find crawlers at Log Cabin Bait on Saturday, but dont rely on just that...they had a TON of sturgeon fishermen looking for bait. If you are coming from the east, Holiday gas station in Warroad had crawlers today.

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AaronM

Anyone know why Riverside has been closed up in Warroad?

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curt quesnell

Just called Dennys Outdoor Sports in Roseau.<BR>They have crawlers and frozen Ciscos. I<BR>think the bait stores must use this time to<BR>clean the minnow tanks.<P><P>------------------<BR>Curt Quesnell<BR>NorthCountry Outdoors Radio

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fiskyknut

Hey Frenzy, Mark and his sons all fished the Pike tourney this weekend so I'd guess that's why they were closed.<P>I seriously doubt that Steve at Log Cabin Bait will be running out of crawlers till fall.<P>Conoco in Baudette has bait as well.<P>fiskyknut

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widetrack

It's my understanding that Riverside is out of business.

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fiskyknut

??? Oh really? I did'nt speak to the guys much over the weekend outside of greetings and telling them good luck.<P>Hey WT borrow me the money and I'll make that place into a sweet tackle/baitshop and will pay you back with interest, and lifelong free bait!!!<P>Fisky

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widetrack

Fisky:<P>I wish I had that sort of money. I'm trying to figure out how I can scratch up enough cash to fill up the Ranger...

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fiskyknut

I have just enough to help you with that if you're ever in a bind!

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Lip RIPPER!

Out of business? Wow! I can't believe it would be for a lack of business. The sign on the door said closed temporarily on Sat. when I went through there.

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widetrack

Boat pooling will be pretty popular by the looks of gas prices.<P>Let me know when you want to go. I'm looking forward to that trolling lesson.

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fiskyknut

You know me WT, my schedule is pretty open for some fishing anytime....winter, spring, summer and fall! Sturgeon were going nuts the past few days if you like those beasts. They'll be snappin good for awhile yet.<P>Fisky

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widetrack

I brought my boat up to the Angle to get wrenched on this weekend, so I'm out of commision for a while, till opener anyway.<P>Needed a new starter, and some other elecrical issues...<P>One of these years, I want to try that sturgeon thing, I've caught them by accident many times, but never set out for them.<P>I think a few of us are heading for some trout fishing this week if the ice cooperates.

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fiskyknut

Out of commision till opener... what? Is'nt that the end of June for you! If you want to give it a whirl I could maybe sneak you into a boat one of these days. I caught 11 last nite in an hour and a half, and others were kicking them better than us! Dnr guys are out there taking fish from anglers and tagging them too.....They were busy!

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widetrack

Fisky:<P>No he promised it to me by the May 15th opener.<P>I'd be open for a afternoon of sturgeon anytime. <P>I have a hard time understanding why anyone would want to keep one of those critters. A big one of those must have a lifetime supply of Mercury in them. There is much better table fare in my opinion.

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fiskyknut

Cool, when and where you guys gonna do the trout thing then? Do you smoke your lakers? YUM! I've eaten some Sturgeons that were smoked and it's not too bad, I much prefer Salmon and Trout. Would'nt want to eat gobs of it though thats for sure! As for preparing/eating them other ways? I know folks that steak them out and broil, grill, bake and even fry it, but I have'nt tried it!<P>Fisky

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widetrack

I'm sworn to secrecy on the Trout thing.<P>You think Musky guys are bad about being tight lipped... These trout guys are in a league all their own!

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fiskyknut

I don't want the secrets, I want a chunk of that smoked trout though! Save me some!

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hanson

Hate to interrupt the conversation but 11 Sturgeon in 1 1/2 hours Fisky. That had to have been one heck of a time! Why do I live so far away?

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fiskyknut

Hanson, twas fun indeed. Sturgeon are pretty darn easy to catch at this time of year if you're on the right spot. All my fish that day were wee ones from 2 to 3 foot. The spot we fished only had a couple other boats on it and they were doing well too, the crew closest to us boated a 51 and 57. As long as you're not anchored over a swarm of Burbot the Sturgeons will find your bait!<P>fiskyknut

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fivebucks

I bet those sturgeon are fun. I took a guided trip out to the Colombia River in Portland, OR when I visited my brother and we fished for the big fish out there. We fished for 2 days and caught over 2 tons of fish. The big ones run 7-9' long and up to 400 lbs. or so. Those were some nice 30 minute fights with big poles and 80lb test line. I think a Lake Sturgeon on 15 lb test would be a riot. Too bad I can't make it up now as I just took a few days off for turkey hunting. Happy fishin up there!

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