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Dahitman44

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Dahitman44    0
Dahitman44

F-Dog --

Yes we should have a small get together. What are you thinking? When and where? Like we did this winter? A little fishing and a little BS-ing?

Guys -- what do you think?

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DEADhead    0
DEADhead

I'm up for it, though I'm not available most mondays through wednesdays.

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Dahitman44    0
Dahitman44

Tuesday and Wednesday are the best options for me.

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saintmark

I'm new to all this but I'd give it a try? Perhaps a boater non-boater thing! I have enough room for 2. I'd trade spots on my boat for some advice on the lake and technique. Anyone willing to "dance" with a muskie lure is okay with me! Just yell "fore" on the backcast! I'm free in the evening most days. Reply or PM, StM

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fisherdog19    1
fisherdog19

Don't know, I'm up for anything. I'd prefer chasing crappies, but I'm sure everyone would rather chase waldo's. Let's get some more ideas from others before we make a choice.

Fisherdog

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DEADhead    0
DEADhead

I second the slab chase Peter

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ScottND    0
ScottND

This season started fishing walleye tounaments which got me obsessed with the dad-blame fish. smile.gifcrazy.gif Got to admit that I'm having the best year in a long time chasing and catching 'em though.

I took a little time with the fly and spinning rods chasing 'gills and bass which was a lot of fun but for some reason the challenge of old marble eyes keep drawing me in. Why is that? confused.gif Crappies, 'gills and bass are more fun to catch smile.gif

Sept. 2nd - 6th we'll be at Maplewood State Park Lida Campgrounds chasing whatever on Lida/Beers/Bass/21/Fladmark/Star and the 16th - 23rd prefishing/fishing the Cormorant classic tournament. Other then that I'm ready for any fishing/anytime/just about anywhere grin.gif if I'm not working or on-call frown.gif

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Dahitman44

#1 -- Eyes

#2 -- Crappies

#3 -- 12-ounce curling.

Musky?? -- I'd rather watch the Night Rider.

Just my thoughts ...

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minneman    1
minneman

Im in if the timeing is right, I dont realy care what we fish for but HM's list is close except I just bught my first muskie setup so no night rider for me grin.gif, evenings are best right now, but I can leave work whenever I guess.

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Paul    0
Paul

i'm in if I ever get my dang boat fixed. Been to darn hot to start my major repair project.

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Dahitman44

You bought a musky pole, eh? Well, I hear it happens to all of us eventually. The lure of the big fish after your 2,146th cast -- I can see it. It would be fun but I don't know if I can sit that long and not catch anything.

Minnow-man -- let me know how you do.

BTW -- it is almost hunting season -- a guy only has so much time for Hunting, eyes and Night Rider. wink.gif

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chart1444

I would even be willing to fish BULLHEADS, just to get out. grin.gifsmile.gifwink.gif

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minneman    1
minneman

Hey Chart1444, good to see your still onboard, join us if you can! I thought I saw a boat in your driveway...

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Dahitman44    0
Dahitman44

Minnow --

Going to hit Big C tonight, I think. I'll let you know how I do.

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chart1444

Yeah I got a boat, but it gets kind of lonely by yourself all the time.

Not many fishermen here in the park and the ones that do only fish Sunnies, which I like to fish, but also like to chase a Walter once in a while and I got a lot of Muskie tackle getting old here. confused.gifgrin.gifcrazy.gif

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minneman    1
minneman

Hit, next time give me a ring!! I'll join ya, compare notes etc, maybe put ya on some 11"ers grin.gif

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fisherdog19

Hit, next time you decide to hit Big C at night, give me a jingle. I'll take you out in the new boat laugh.gif. It's a 19' Triton tiller with lots of goodies. Where's the get together gonna be? How about Sallie again, those crappies should be on the breaks around the humps.

Fisherdog.

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