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Katoman

5 days on Red lake.......

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I have been home about a week. We once again had a great time and caught a lot of fish!! The fish ran from 13 to 14 1/2 inches. We didn't get any big slabs like last year, 16 or 17". The big northerns weren't around either. The walleyes;we couldn't keep off the line. One day we weighed the bulk of them and they all ran 2 to 4 1/2 lbs. We fished the north end out of Hudacs. We used a smoke colored tube jig.

I was glad to see the COs out doing their job. While they were checking us I was watching the boat next to us. The officers were busy going thru the hatches and stuff. I was watching this other boat when I noticed this big net full of fish lower over the side and dumped. The five guys in the boat reeled in and just sat there. When the COs motored off, didn't check them, I could hear one on his cell talking to his wife. He was assuring her they were fine and would be back shortly. They motored off at a very slow pace and kinded of snaked thru the crowd as if to not draw attention. I could hear them laughing as they broke the group and gave it hell.

I would like to thank Hudacs, Hillmans and Rogers for their services. I wasn't appreciative of the rude reception from one unmentioned establishment; it was uncalled for.

We will be back next year.

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KATOMAN, I notice that you have been FM registered since March of 2001. That being noted why would you not inform the CO's what you noticed while being checked? As Halad posted on another forum, he's noticed a lot of "floaters" in front of his place.

We`all have a responsibility to protect this resource. The individuals you noticed lowering the net full of fish over the side of their boat are poachers plain and simple.

Sorry, if it sounds as though I'm preaching, but our attitudes towards the fisheries resource must reflect the effects of 21st century fishing pressure, technology, access to the resource, etc.

I was fishing Red Lake for the very first time a few weeks ago. Surprising considering that I have lived in Minnesota for thiry five years and have been an owner of Lindy Tackle for twenty seven years!! As others have stated, the fishing, for both crappies and the all-too-eager walleyes, was fantastic. But what a temptation.

dockehr

Dr. Roland E. Kehr, Jr.

Lindy Tackle

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It was after the fact. It would have been my word againest theirs and with no fish or rods in the water, well believe me I would have love to called the COs over and made accusations.I have called the COs numerous times on othe occasions.

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KATOMAN, thanks for the response to my post. Glad to read that you're not above calling the CO's when warranted. It just would have been "neat" to put those guys on the spot and let them know that others are watching over the resource. Good fishing to you.

dockehr

Dr. Roland E. Kehr, Jr.

Lindy Tackle

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5 days on Red, cant think of another lake I'd rather be on!Sarry to here about your rude reception. I have had nothing but good and patiant peaple helping me out whenever I have been up. Believe me it takes a lot of patiants to help this old coot out! grin.gif

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I've had the pleasure of knowing KATOMAN since he started coming up here and I can vouch for him that if there had been a way to get those guys pinched he would have done it. dockehr brings up a very good point in that it is all of ours responsibility to protect the resorces. We can not sit back and expect the CO's to be able to do it without our help.

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Im assuming these guys were keeping walleyes. Is it really that hard for some people too abide by game laws and throw walleyes back into a lake if they are off limits? It just torks me when i hear stuff like that because all i can think about is all the SLOBS out there not getting caught and do this crap on a regular basis, whether its Red Lake or any other lake.

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(Contact US Regarding This Word) straight Kelly! We need to take care of this fishery. Between the Craps still going strong, and the eyes doing well, it could be good for a very long time.

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