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Smitty

Hey Paul - Trip to the Pines

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Paul, got the deal done. Dad and I will be at Whispering Pines arriving Friday 10/1 early afternoon and staying until Tuesday morning. Like I said before, you're welcome to come over and ride in my boat any time. We'll be doing BP during the days and making the trip to LP for the evenings.

You can drop me an E-mail and let me know what you think ( smitmd@mchsi.com ) or give me a yell on the cell at 641-430-2532 if it's after we're there.

Maybe you can even teach me to catch fish during the day on BP in the fall!!! grin.gif

Later, Dave

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98prosport

Hey Smitty,
You do any fishing in Clear Lake?
How did you happen to find BP when you are from Ia?
I lived in Lyle Mn. from 90 to 02, and I loved fishing this area so much that we decided to move up here.
I will be at whispering pines on 10/2 thru Tues. with a couple of guys from down there. What will you be fishing in? Maybe I'll catch up and say HI!
Brian

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Cool, it's a small world I guess.

I generally fish Clear Lake a bit, but honestly this year have only found the time to get there twice earlier in the year. From my experience the walleye fishing isn't what it was 2 years ago, but it can still produce some decent fishing at times. We gotta keep some of the locals from thinking they need to take their limit every day (or multiple times a day) when the bite is hot. The yellow bass can be a riot for the kids as well. When they're on you can catch a bucket full in no time. I think they provide a pretty good food source for the eyes as well, which is partly why the bite as slowed over the past couple years I'd guess.

We ended up on Big Pine because my Dad and his family used to go to Little Pine for years when he was younger (stayed at Babes Resort, which is now Zorbas Pizza).. My family and my folks used to go the the Alex area every year, but about 4 years ago we decided on Big Pine when it was time for a change of pace.

We'll be up in cabin 12 and running a blue Lund 1800 Fisherman. We usually fish BP during the day and head over to LP in the evenings (I can't catch fish after dark in Big Pine for some reason mad.gif ). Stop by and say hi, it'll be good to put a name to another face on the board..

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Just talked to my friend from down south, You guys getting and rain???????
He was thinking of taking his boat out in the front yard. (School canceled because of RAIN!) WOW, that is a first.
He told me that Whispering Pines is FULL that weekend. We are amazed at this because we are usually the only ones there at this time of year.

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The bulk of the rain skirted just North of us, but I saw on the news that lot's of schools in S. Minn and further North in Iowa were cancelled (actually heard up to 12" of rain somewhere). We actually got very little, but I'm about 17 miles South of Mason City yet so I guess we just lucked out. They're calling for a chance for thunderstorms again tonight, so we'll see how things go.

I'm surprised too that Whispering Pines is full. We were there a couple years ago about this time and we were also the only ones there other than a group that showed up with one of the owners (that group could party!!!)..

Let's hope for good weather and good fishin' !!!!

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