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Wiskers

I will be getting up there around noon Friday..

Jon... We will try not to land any real big ones before you get there so you dont feel left out.. LOL....

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LEECH21

walleyejon, I want to thank you again for taking us out on Sunday. It was a blast. You were absolutely right that these fish can really put up a fight! We used the GPS to get us back on the fish on Moday and Tuesday. In the three days up there we ended up with a 58",52",51",50",48" two 46", a 44" and a ton others smaller than that! My arms were getting sore from the fish...not a bad complaint! HA HA! I'll try to get some of the pics up on here soon. Thanks again Jon for all you did. Oh yea, on Monday we searched the island for your hat, but didn't have any luck. wink.gif

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topcat3820

Alright, I know Stu will never figure it out without me going to his house again so here you go!!!

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Wiskers

Ok that is a nice fish.... but Stu is still not getting any better looking...LOL....

Ok so now we have a goal to beat, 65".. were gonna get r done...

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walleyejon

Leech, I kinda figured you guys wouldn't regret the long drive. Did Scotty finally get one with some shoulders? You guys didn't run out of crawlers did ya? I'm glad you had such a blast, and I'll be looking for some pics......

That was the first time I ever wore that hat outside too. If anyone catches a sturgeon wearing a camo outback style hat, its mine.

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Kjos

hey, what else is there to do at work????

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LEECH21

Scott did get into a bigger one. I think his biggest of the trip went 51". No we didn't run out of crawlers, but we were getting close. It's amazing how 24 dozen crawlers can fly by in three days when you are catching fish!

Heres my biggest sturgeon at 50" caught on Tuesday

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Here's the biggest one from the trip. It went 58"

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Sorry the pics are so BIG...I'm not sure how to resize yet?

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Wiskers

Nice fish..........looks like the weather could have been better...

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topcat3820

Anybody been out there lately. Some of us stir-crazy Canadians are looking to come down and knock the rust off before we've gotta' start fighting little old channel cats again on the Red. Season doesn't open up here 'till the 14th ! cya9ci.gif

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topcat3820

C'mon, anybody out there at all confused.gif??? We're heading down Friday morning and would like to see what's happening out there!

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Perch Jerker

Cold, snowy, hard west wind, tight lipped fish last weekend.

Our group (15-20 of us)usually does very well and catches 5-10 sturgeon per person per weekend,...

our whole group caught 5 sturgeon for 2.5 days of fishing.

Like I said, it was a rough weekend.

PJ

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topcat3820

So I take it you were marking fish but couldn't get them to go ? Doesn't surprise me with the snow, wind, and generally crappy weather on the weekend, though! I'm thinking they'll probably turn on again now that it's decent weather.

On a side note, where exactly is the launch at Baudette, or should I launch elsewhere to fish 4 mile and surounding area?

I see somebody got lucky with a nice 65", though!!!

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LEECH21

Nice fish!

I can only sit and dream about next year....gotta beat my 50 incher, LOL

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Hibbing

The latest pic that is posted is of myself and my fishing partner. I sent a copy to the DNR office in Baudette but did not expect it to show up on here. Guess I better be careful what I do with my pics.

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topcat3820

Sorry Hibbing, just don't sue for copyright infringement grin.gif!!! Stu McKay at Cats on the Red up here had it e-mailed to him and he sent it my way. Nice fish, hope I hook her this weekend!

Did I at least get the measurements right?

TC

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Hibbing

65" x 32" to be exact. DNR figures ir weighed 98 lbs. I'm not sure how you would convert that kilograms smile.gif !

It was the biggest fish I've ever caught - at least until next season!

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      Until next week, 

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