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Tyler Holm

Tonight - Monday - Wanna

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Anybody from Roch interested in heading out tonight? I'll be fishing smallies in an area not far from Rochester. I'd like to leave around 7ish and fish till dark.

I've got an extra pair of waders if your lacking...

Shoot me an email or reply before 6:00pm

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Won't be able to make it tonight. Gotta try to catch a few farmers to get permission for goose hunting. Have you been to SD lately? My last fishing trip of open water will be out there Sept 23rd weekend. Good luck tonight.

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Nate Larson and I spend the shorter part of an hour and a half on the ZR in Oxbow Park last night. The rumors I've heard are true. Lots of smaller fish, but the larger ones are harder to find. I did get myself a pair that went a little better than my shoe size, but that's about it for size.

I had the best luck on a Mr. Twister peppered pumpkin color in the 3" size with a 1/8 oz THO blue jig. We had our best luck in deeper water and rapids, but rocks were key in both scenarios.

I'm thinking I'll throw a crawdad plastic in the mix on my next outing to oxbow.

We’ve got a rematch planned this Thursday. Wanna?

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nice, havnt fished oxbow yet. but i have heard there are some big ones in there hiding!

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I gave Nate a couple of pointers today on where to fish at Oxbow. They are not plentiful, but I have caught smallies in the 17 to 19 inch range. Lots of fun on light gear.

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Hey Lew,

Thans again for the pointers. I will let you know how I do! You will have to give me a full report of your fishing trip as well.

Nate

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Well we only got on the water for a few casts tonight before the storms blew us off. I wanted to try a craw plastic, so I opted for the Berkley Power Bait crawdad brown with orange pinchers. I only got 1 fish on it, but it was the biggest of the evening. Nate caught a couple rock bass and some dink smallies. He was using a Mr. Twister 3" black/silver with a pink 1/8 oz jig head. We prob only fished for about 30 minutes... if that...

Not a trophy, but I don't make it out smallie fishing much so I thought I'd better snap a photo.

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More Oxbow Park fishing to come this weekend.

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I am glad we got out of there when we did! Talk about some crazy weather. I am guessing that the streams will go up significantly with this rain. Make sure to post some more pics after this weekend.

Nate

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nice fish, is that a tornado in the background tyler! smirk.gif

good luck this weekend

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It would have been nearly imposible to fish Oxbow with kids this weekend. Water was high, brown, and sizzling fast.

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That's kind of what I figured. Thanks for the update. I hope that everyone had a good time nonetheless. Hopefully the water goes back down soon!

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frown.gif thats too bad, just have to take the kids another day!

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