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St. Cloud-Sartell informal tourney??

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smallie_hawgin

Hey folks,
BLB and I were talking about doing some sort of informal get together with other FMers on a small stretch of the Miss between St. Cloud and Sartell dams. Could be an evening thing or better yet a saturday morning deal for a few hours. This stretch of river does offer a variety of fishing from reservoir style to the river rat shallow water-jet only style of fishng. What do you all think about doing something like this in mid-late August??? Launch at Wilson Park?? Any thoughts, ideas, kids included? Thought I would throw it out. And, no I do not actually work on this stretch of river.

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Royce Aardahl

it's very shallow so I wouldn't recomend any props if you do it. the fishing has been great. props would be ok from the 10th street dam to a couple hundred yards below the sauk rapids bridge. north of that is a big gamble.

[This message has been edited by eyeguy54 (edited 07-28-2004).]

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BigMike

I would definitely be up for an informal FM get together. I don't have a boat, but I can always bring my waders smile.gif. BLB, Ebass and I have been talking about a little "Smallie Magnet" informal tourney amongst FM'ers and maybe this could be a precursor to something like that. I'll keep reading for whenever you want to do something. The only weekend I can't is August 20-22. Other than that, I should be free.

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Mark Christianson

I was thinking Smallie Magnet trophy myself.

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BigMike

BLB...one more post to 1000! Now you'll be prostaff too. LOL. Just teasing.

I've been waiting for the right time to bring up the smallie magnet tourney.. We need to get that thing rolling soon!

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EBass

Woo Hoo I'm. I've never been on that stretch so it's a treat for me. I have a 14' jon with a prop, but it has shallow drive and if that hits, well I can get out and walk it up.

Mid to late Aug looks good to me.

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Royce Aardahl

man that would be fun but the schedule is getting filled. when you have a date I'll be there with my pard if at all possible.

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HawgTide

I'm in if the schedule allows. 14th and 21st are booked.

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smallie_hawgin

What do you guys think about early AM on the 15th??? Wilson park, Fish from say 6:30 to 11:30 AM?? Maybe have best five smallies per boat? Total inches on a measure board measured at the access? I was just thinking simplicity... and of course the welfare of the fish. But I am open to suggestions.
We could all bring some grillin fixins and have a cook out and a couple of brews (or pop) after. Just thought it would be kind of fun.

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Mark Christianson

Small_Hog,
I like it. That date could work out great to snap up the 1st Annual Smallie Magnet trophy.

PS - Have you ever caught a 21" smallie on the Miss'? My son was asking about it tonight.

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EBass

The 15th! I'm there, but I have no live well so .... and no I'm not putting a cooler in my little jon. There's not enough room as it is. Maybe I can bring my buddy Lance that has a fancy pants digi camera.

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BigMike

Man, always on a sunday frown.gif Being a youth pastor, that is the only day a week I really can't do anything. If it works out better to get together on the 15th, I'll be out but I know how getting everyone's schedule to work is so I may have to just miss this one. However, if Saturday August 28th works, I'm in! Just one more date to mill over. Let me know.

For those that may not have a live well, maybe we could go by digital camera shots on the measuring stick if that is how it is going to be measured anyway. Smallie Magnet Trophy to team with best five fish measured per team and reigning Smallie Magnet Champ Trophy to biggest bass.

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Kevin Turner

I might make it as well. I'm participating in a press junkett for Pradco and will partnered with Darl Black from PA. It might make for an interesting article. Of course we would keep the location generalized...Kevin

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Royce Aardahl

tentatively i'll be scouting deer in ND that weekend but i'll survive. my pard may be able to make it. we have no live well either. measure and release. write it down in a notebook. if ya can't trust FMers were in bad shape. we always have a digital along to get pics of the 19ers. now if the prize is a million bucks that's different smile.gif have fun!!!!!!!!!

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BigMike

Man, everyone is coming out for this. I might have to take a sunday off if I can if this all starts to shape up, like it looks like it is! Keep your fingers crossed! I need an outlet to test my angling abilities up against other Smallie Magnets... LOL grin.gif Maybe I should be on the BASS tour and never realized it. j/k LOL. Now if only I could get off and find a partner with a boat!

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fonz58

Big Mike: My regular partner is EyeGuy, and he'll be in ND putting up tree stands for ME!!!! That leaves me an open spot in my jet boat. You can preach to me, but it might be like preaching to the choir.

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BigMike

Fonz... LOL. Jet boat? I'M IN!!! grin.gif Actually I'm going to try and take you up on that offer. I have to see if I can take a vacation sunday. cool.gif It might be a long shot, but I'll see if I can pull enough strings. This smallie magnet thing has been going on for over a year now! I need closure & to know that I'm the best of the best... j/k. wink.gif Anyone else out there coming out for the first annual smallie magnet (FM) tourney?

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smallie_hawgin

BLB....... OOOOWWWIEEEE!!! That hit a soft spot!!! I have broken 20... But I don't measure up to Brandon....Pun intended.

Big Mike, I have been also tossing around the idea of a digi cam tourney on the St. Cloud to Dayton stretch. Details are iffy though. I think it would be great to initiate a new trend in tourneys with a digital "weigh-in" or slide show. Digicams can be bought for less than $30.00 these days. Could make entry cover the cost. Download images on one machine, do a presentation on a big screen for the anglers and families etc. Just like the real deal although, no impact on the fish population and you could fish regulated waters easily. I am only a minor computer geek, but I think we could do this and might even get some non-traditional sponsors for an event like it.

On the St. Cloud-Sartell informal tourney, Glad to see that there is interest. I still wonder about family etc. I have a wife and son that both love to fish...... just can't decide what would be best. I guess for the first smallie magnet.... we should keep it to the true FMers I guess.

Lets make it happen!!

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fonz58

I could have "camera friendly" measuring boards printed up. I'd do them at my cost (or less) That would help us to judge the photo's. I would use a poly board (like is printed for political signs) One of the standard sizes is 18 x 24. If I can get a feel for how many we'd need, I'll determine cost and production time could be an issue, but I'll find a way to pull it off.

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Royce Aardahl

got out tonight fonz with noel and we had a good time. water is WAY down. terrible down. tought to get all the way to the dam. had a monster musky rip my line out and inhale a brand new mepps. that's my story and I'm stickin to it. then I had a huge bass spit me towards wilson about 8. close man, close! we boated about 25. I kept the speed down cuz there are a lot of bolders right at the surface in the slow current areas. BANG, CLUNK. you and I should try to get out this saturday if you aren't out spending money at auctions smile.gif
P.S. I may go out friday the 13th, put up stands saturday and come back saturday late. This sounds like to much fun to miss it. I'll make sure I put your stands in a mega buck spot smile.gif

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BigMike

Well I'm not quite sure how it is going to happen but I'm going to try my hardest to get up there for this! My wife doesn't think it would be a good idea for me to take that Sunday off, but you never know! I am keeping my fingers crossed. So let's get a role call of who is for sure in and can be counted on. (this might help in my pitch to get off on Sunday too... the more people-the more I will try to push to get up there)

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smallie_hawgin

Eyeguy...Where (approximately) are you bow hunting in ND? I will be hunting near Jamestown area. Hoping to get an early season buck from Arrow wood NWR or from some plots land near my inlaws.

Big mike
Obviously Myself and I think I can count on BLB to be there.

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Royce Aardahl

fonz and I will be there on the 15th. we also bowhunt together by fort ransom in the sheyene river valley. I grew up in lisbon. we go up early and go for velvet. tons of fun. the last 3 years season opened the end of august. 1st weekend in september this year so they should still be full. I got a nice ten poit 3 years ago on openning night.

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fonz58

My partner Eye Guy and I will be at the tourney. We GUARANTEE that we will hit LOTZ of rocks.

So, BigMike since my partner IS NOW going to fish, the spot in my boat is filled! If you are able to adjust your Sunday calendar and join the tourney, hopefully someone else will give you a ride. If not, you can try what eye guy did yesterday....walk it! He and friend Steve picked up 20 in the morning and another dozen in the afternoon.

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river rat316

Will you guys allow us waders to wade this stretch and compete in the tourney?

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