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curt quesnell

TRF fishing derby awards

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curt quesnell

Wow! This was really a good time. Big numbers of entries,

fishing was good and the weather was perfect. I am sure

it will turn out to be a sucessful event for the Lions

Club. Hats off to the Lions and Justin Kjos who spearheaded

the event.

Walleye Div

Chad Paulson 3.21 pounds

Steve Phillip 3.57 pounds

Richard Rud 5.88 pounds


Alex Thibert 4.70 pounds

Joe Borchardt 5.96 pounds

Dave Jenson 7.08 pounds


Shannon (the CatMan) Martin 7.02 pounds

Mark Rislov 10.11 pounds

Ron Lund 14.79 pounds

In each division the big fish was worth 500 bucks (paid in

100 dollar bills). Second big fish 250 and 3rd 100.

Winner of the 4 wheeler in the raffle was Mark Helgeland

Virginia Hedeen won 250 bucks playing HI 5 money bags.

Huge event! Huge

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Curt, that was a very well put together deal.... My hats off to all of you fellas for all the hard work.. Cant wait till next year.

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Hey what do ya know...I placed? I started the day trolling cranks in 10-12ft of water in town, after about a 1/2 an hour I gave up because of all the floating grass. Then decided to jig a while in 16ft of water with a couple small pike and alot of little nibbles. After that we started tossing spinnerbaits along a weedline on close to deep water. We only fished a small area and landed 20+ Northerns, nothing big, but atleast my 26" Pike got me 5th in the Northern Catagory and a new rod/reel combo.

After that we decided to jig some more in a little shollower water near some structure. We only ended up catching a couple small suckers, so it was time to try something else.

At about Noon, we loaded the boat to head below the dam and try to catch a bigger fish for the "other" catagory. I was hoping to hook up with a big carp, but ended up with a 7lb Catfish caught on a gob of crawlers. We caught tons of fish, but couldn't up the Catfish though.

I wasn't sure what to expect fishing this derby, but in the end I had alot of fun. I stuck to my game plan and it worked well for me. I knew I could easily catch a 26" Northern, but had no idead it was going to be big enough to win something? As for the Catfish, I know there are some nice Cats swimming down there, but really wasn't targeting them. The Cat was one of those skill/lucky catches. I put a bait out in a good spot and was lucky enough to have one bite.

I'm already looking forward to next year. It was run great, Justin, Curt and the Lions did a great job on this. There was a huge turn out, and I think everyone had lots of fun.

Talk to you later

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congrats to ya on the placement. Im still pouting you did not call me to tell me you were heading down to the dam.. how was the crowd? That is the only thing stopping me from going with out knowing.

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I would have told you, but I didn't see you anywhere when we loaded up, besides it's not like the catfish were jumping into my net down there. Infact after I caught the Catfish, I cut up a big sucker I caught and tryed that for bait for about an hour and had no success?

My plan was to go below the dam after 12:00 - Noon, if it wasn't going really well above the dam. I called my wife and had her go see there was any room below the dam for me to fish "my spot". She said there were a few people in the area, but no one right where I wanted to fish, so off we went. We caught alot of Drum, a few rock bass, a really small, small mouth, a couple redhorse suckers and one kitty. The couple hours were awsome, but it was very slow for the last couple of hours, even after we moved down the shore a little, it didn't pick up?

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