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Just spreading as much info as I can. My family and I lost our toy poodle Friday night 7/12. We stopped to pick up mom at the Douglas County hospital, and she jumped out of the car...unbeknownst to us. It was about 10:30-10:45pm....we drove home and finally noticed she was missing. A call to the hospital confirmed she was left behind, and was seen near the back parking lot. I returned to search...looking for her until 2:00am...no luck. We received a report that she was sighted along south Broadway near the Video store close to midnight....someone had pulled over and was trying to coax her to their car, and away from the road. We're hoping this someone picked her up, and kept her safe over the weekend...and will return her. She's about two and a half years old. Black, toy poodle...wearing a pink collar with rhinestones. (yeah, muskie bait!...but a great fishing companion!)

We miss her....

If anyone was in that area friday night, or has seen a lost poodle wandering around, or knows of someone who found a lost dog....please let us know....call 808-5248...there is a reward.

Thanks...
Jay.

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Anderland

Ghotierman, sorry to hear about the dog. Hopefully he shows up soon, probably a good idea to keep your eyes on the animal shelter in town. Keep us posted. I've got a question for you and any of the other readers, I've been following a post on the Brainerd Area board called "Toad, did you give it a try yet". If you haven't read it I highly recommend it, some interesting reading regarding open water trolling, planer boards, ect. I've been experimenting myself the last couple of years on Miltona with the open water trolling for both walleye and musky but haven't had a lot of success yet. I'm just wondering if any of you have spent much time honing these techniques with any success on the Alex area lakes? Although I haven't had much success with it yet, it seems like a technique that holds a ton of potential. Any input would be appreciated.

Scott

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That was a great string of posts to read. I read through the better part of them and if reading is beleiving then there is a Ton of potential in this way of fishing, guess i never really bothered to fish out in the middle but if you think about it it makes complete sense, bait fish 20 feet down of course there has to be predators near by looking for dinner. This is definetly a tachnique that i intend to work on, heck i'll try anything especially if it produces fish.

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