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Dan Thiem

34" Zumbro river northern...

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Last night around 6:00 I went down to the river and casted some bigger plugs, spoons and bucktails. This was a very healthy northern caught on a Hot Head. We were in the boat, and forgot the net. So we got over to the shore and I got of the boat. Then I got it in real quick. 40# power pro on a Garcia 5500c3. Measured along side the boat and snapped 3 quick photos and watched it swim away! grin.gif Sorry about the crappy photo. 35mm scanned. Poor foucus too.

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nice pike Dan!

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nice fish there Dan, too bad it wasnt a nicer piture wink.gifcrazy.gif

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Awesome fish Dano, those bigger pikers are a blast. I'm thinking of heading that direction this coming Friday evening. I'll be in touch...

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there ya go! improved picture smirk.gif looks awesome

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Nice fish Dan.

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The picture looks much better now. Looks like it even gave you a bit of a shower.

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not nearly as good as a fish as a norther hogsucker. Just my opinion laugh.gifsmile.giflaugh.gif

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nice fish

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