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FM Pro Staff - Fall Fishing Seminar - Aug 23

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Topic: The Fall Transition

Hosts: Matt Johnson, Corey Bechtold, Joel Nelson

When: Wednesday, August 23

Time: 7pm

Where: Gander Mountain - Forest Lake, MN

Description: Matt, Corey, and Joel will touch on a multi-specie approach to finding and triggering fish during the summer-to-fall transition.

So if you’re looking to fine tune your tactics, and learn new ways to catch more fish this fall, then this is an excellent opportunity.

Stop by Gander Mountain in Forest Lake on August 23 at 7pm and learn why fall fishing can be so rewarding!!

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hitthebricks

I'll try to make it, it sounds like a lot of info and intruction. HTB

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DogGone

do you sell/bring FM Minesota gear or stickers to these seminars?

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Matt Johnson

Gander Mountain carries some of the sponsor gear, but we won't be bringing anything to sell...

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Fishin4Life

Matt you just boke 7000!!!!!! Holy smokes

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Matt Johnson

Joel, Corey and I will be there sometime around 6pm if anyone wants to stop in early and chat prior to the seminar and walk around the store for a bit...

See everyone tonite!

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hanson

August 23! Thats tonight!

Cool. You'll probably see me stop by. smile.gif

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hanson

I would like to thank Matt, Joel, and Corey for the great job they did at the Fall Fishing Seminar last night. It was very informational and entertaining as well.

Joel touched on the scientific aspects of the fall turnover in a lake and how fish species are affected by the lake turning over. And of course how to use this knowledge to help us become better fisherman.

Matt discussed fishing bass and panfish into this fall period with specific emphasis on some metro area lakes.

Corey went through a crash course in trolling cranks for fall walleyes. I know your "secret crank" for Mille Lacs eyes now Corey! wink.gif

As always, the use of plastics was a hot topic and Matt showed a variety of plastics he's currently using for bass and how he rigs and fishes them.

Good job guys!

For those who didn't make it, make sure to attend one of these seminars in the future. The seminars are very relaxed and interactive and we encourage questions and participation.

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Matt Johnson

Thanks Chris. It was nice to see you again and it's always fun getting a chance to sit down with you and Corey afterwards for a beverage and few stories wink.gif

I would also like to thank Joel and Corey for an outstanding job.

I learned a lot from Joel's presentation on the fall turnover and how different factors play a role in different lakes. Those types of things go unnoticed by most anglers but can really help in patterning fall fish.

Corey definitely gave a crash course on crankbaits! smile.gif He also threw in a little ice fishing every once in a while too wink.gif

The fall transition is an interesting time of the year. For some it can be frustrating and for others it is that long awaited time of success!

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Corey Bechtold

" wink.gif" smirk.gif

Good times!

Corey Bechtold

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HateHumminbird

Thanks Matt and Corey, learned lots from you both as always. Thanks to all who attended!

Joel

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