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St. Croix River Rat Tournament

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The Beanie's River Rat tournament - St. Croix Rivers largest annual tournament is being held this weekend on the 28th of September at Beanies in Lakeland, Minnesota. The tournament starts at 7:00 am and weigh in is at 3:00 or before. This fun river tournament is a contest for three categories, the largest stringer of either walleye and sauger, largest walleye, and largest "ugly" fish. Most years twelve pounds will put a team in contention for largest stringer, largest walleye can be a trophy sized lunker or some years a five pounder wins. For the ugly fish a legal sized sturgeon, legal size is over 50" or a 30 pound flathead places well. The tournament is a great time with many door prizes and is organized to generate funds for the St. Croix Valley Youth Service Bureau. Entry fee is usually under 20 dollars, and a winner of any of the three categories can expect a couple hundred dollars or so. I'll be there hoping for some BIG fish, say hello if you see me, and good luck to all entries.

Turk
www.croixsippi.com

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I can't make it Turk. I will be chasing ducks instead. Good luck in the tournament!

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Man that would've been fun, I was at work!!!!

Who won and tell all the details Turk!

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Hey Turk!

I heard you are "king River Rat" again. Cogratulations if that is indeed true!

Are you going to share your story with us?

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Hunt4,

It's true my partner Jason Hankes formerly of Lakeland, MN and now from northern St. Croix County WI, lucked out again! We weighed 14.35 pounds, Mike Johnson and Mike Luitt (spelling) had 11.75 pounds for second, I don't have the offical tally for the rest.

The tourny is really a good time, but the fishing was about as competivitve as I've seen it, aka bumber boats, We fished all day in and amongst the other boats in the popular river spots, as some of my better "secret" places were not going. We stayed in 18-22 feet almost all day. The bite was tough, and luckily nailed a 25"er that clinched it, because many teames that weighed in had nice 17 to 19 eyes.

**** As of Sunday the big fish started coming in three large eyes from 7 to 8 pounds were caught from river anglers and the biter looks good. We got a nice 6 lber today (picture on my home page)so the bite looks good.

Keep Catchin'
Turk
Croixsippi Guide Service
www.croixsippi.com

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sounds like fun. As I said before, I was chasing ducks. that went pretty well too. I might have to try that tournament next year. Any big "ugly fish" win this year?

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Awesome Turk!!!! You the man!!!

Looks like Jason will be your partner for many a year!

Hey, don't forget, if you have some time and want to do some "fun" fishing, get a hold of me!!!(ja)

Jim W

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