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Cats Incredible Roll Call

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Who is in this year? I'm sure everyone is tight lipped right now....but any fishing reports from this last week. Good luck to everyone participating in THE best Catfish tournament in the States.

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I'm in for the moment. I will be maken my choice by Tuesday on weather I drop out or fish. River is just getting to shallow for my boat and I can't afford to bust anything when I have a trip booked for next weekend. I would love to fish it but don't have a smaller boat. O'well there is always next year. Good luck to all and be very careful on the river. Maybe see you at the weigh in

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I'm in...low water or not! I'm just going to take it VERY easy. I was with a friend on the "north end" this past Sunday and he tore a huge hole in his lower unit. Needless to say, he's gonna have to find a new lower unit and prop before the tournament, but atleast we made it back to the launch. We probably hit bottom 20 times through out the day!

In a few places we actually bottomed out the boat on sand bars...IT'S SHALLOW!

Anyone fishing the north side, USE CAUTION. If your not taking it easy, your gonna have a lot of trouble. I guarantee it. (unless you have a river pro)...Then it would be really fun! grin.gif

As for the fishing, we caught ton's of fish between 19" and 25"'s. Plus one around 15lb's and another close to 10lb's. We didn't really fish for cats though. We were mainly out chasing Gold Eye.

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Well I have been out on the Red for the past two days and hitting it hard, the bite is very tough. The North end is very low. I took the Film crew out on the Norht end today with their 22 foot Ranger..... It was put put put.. hit bottom twice.. many places are only two feet deep.

We did not pound the fish to say the least. Many boats we spoke to were having the same luck. It is going to be a Morning fish. that first two hours are going to be critical. We did get some big fish but the weight was way down. One was a 37" cat with huge head.. Weighed only 8#. that is unreal.

Gonna be a challenge.

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Rusty who were you out filming with?

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North American Fishing Outdoors. NAFC.

Should be an awesome show, I will post when I hear it will be showing. Will be some time next summer I think.

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Sounds good I will be looking forward to seeing it.

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Well Cat's is done.......... sigh sigh.......... Im pooped..

Now start praying for a slot in next years lottery.

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Your pooped? I finally got home!

Had to stop in Fergus Falls, Alexandria, & St. Cloud to replenish the coffee. blush.gif Waking up at 4:30am back to back days coupled with run & gun fishing really can wear a guy out!

Off to bed. Gonna need a few days off I think!

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How did ya do Rusty? Are the standings posted yet?

I bet this was a interesting year for the CI event.

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We pooped our chances the first morning by turning back some nice fish..and we could not replace them.. Hind sight is always 100%.... sigh sigh.........

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    • SpecialK

      Posted

      It's been dredged to 4'. The lake still has a sandbar. He did not dredge past the creek mouth

    • leech~~

      Posted

      2 hours ago, JBMasterAngler said:

      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down! :mad: This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 

      Could have throw a line off the south shore since you were all the way up there. :(

    • easyrider25

      Posted

      Hey guys thanks for the tips.  What you are saying really makes sense.  I have been working on these items this week, not expecting a completely changed dog out there but looking forward to continued exercises this weekend out in the blind.

    • JBMasterAngler

      Posted

      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down! :mad: This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 

    • papadarv

      Posted

      1 hour ago, delcecchi said:

      I bet the state, not the political cronies, would get a lot more money by having the auction on the internet or allowing phone bids.  Heck, put them on the bay of E. 

      Actually DMV and DNR do quite well at their auctions. You win bid, You Pay, You own. No red tape, no collection process, simple and things seem to sell for quite a bit of money. Go and one see for yourself, its quite amazing. Lots of them at the Arden Hills DMV. Hard to collect money over the phone and on the internet. I do believe they will use the same auction process for this property sale as the DMV and DNR are good at it and a lot of buyers will be there. If the internet were to be used, the "political cronies" would need to create a bill, Ear Mark several million to develop a site, create an app, hire 40 to 50 people to manage and than increase taxes to cover the cost much like Obama Care Not a good plan. If your interested, go to auction, bring lots of money, win a bid and own.

      2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one.

      http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/surplus-property/auctions/schedule/

    • SpecialK

      Posted

      They were dredging there today. Not sure if they are done or if it will take longer.

    • the weather has not been good this past week either, but fishing was still do able. Pike island is a popular spot and I am sure you can find fish there. Gold is. would be worth a try as would the area around the wolf pack. We had 4 nice walleye today and a great fish fry tonight. Heading home in the morning for the season. so good luck

    • I bet we will end up going to red trying to convince the couple guys that dont like sleepers for some reason that a 10x24 sleeper is just like a cabin and that we can bring 2 portables to bounce around if we want. Dont really need a guide ill probably allready have gone there 3-4 times before this trip.... Maybe superior will freeze good this year and I can convince them to go there i guess I just get kinda bored or red sometimes

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      I bet the state, not the political cronies, would get a lot more money by having the auction on the internet or allowing phone bids.  Heck, put them on the bay of E. 

    • delcecchi

      Posted

      On 9/13/2016 at 4:37 PM, loadmaster said:

      Well, got out of the hospital and rehab a couple of weeks ago, Its been a long haul went in on Feb 15, with some massive heart attacks.   Starting to feel better and have hit Fish a couple of times.  Thought I would check out the site and see if traffic has picked up,  Sorry to say not much different, a lot of lookers as usual and not a lot of posters

      Been there and done that.... Not the site but the hospital etc

       



  • Posts

    • SpecialK
      It's been dredged to 4'. The lake still has a sandbar. He did not dredge past the creek mouth
    • leech~~
      Could have throw a line off the south shore since you were all the way up there.
    • easyrider25
      Hey guys thanks for the tips.  What you are saying really makes sense.  I have been working on these items this week, not expecting a completely changed dog out there but looking forward to continued exercises this weekend out in the blind.
    • JBMasterAngler
      Drove all the way up to grindstone this morning from Forest Lake. As I'm driving along the shoreline, I can't stop admiring how beautiful of a day it is, and how great it will be to be on the water. Was totally amped up to fish for some trout! Then I pull up to the boat launch...and it's closed down!  This dredging project has been pushed back for years, then they finally decide to do it on a beautiful sunny day, that I picked to come here...on the last day of the lake trout season nonetheless! Needless to say, I was very upset! 
    • papadarv
      Actually DMV and DNR do quite well at their auctions. You win bid, You Pay, You own. No red tape, no collection process, simple and things seem to sell for quite a bit of money. Go and one see for yourself, its quite amazing. Lots of them at the Arden Hills DMV. Hard to collect money over the phone and on the internet. I do believe they will use the same auction process for this property sale as the DMV and DNR are good at it and a lot of buyers will be there. If the internet were to be used, the "political cronies" would need to create a bill, Ear Mark several million to develop a site, create an app, hire 40 to 50 people to manage and than increase taxes to cover the cost much like Obama Care Not a good plan. If your interested, go to auction, bring lots of money, win a bid and own. 2016 MN auction schedule if your interested in going to one. http://mn.gov/admin/citizen/surplus-property/auctions/schedule/