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Taconite Harbor report - 8/27

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If you ever get a chance, fish out of Taconite Harbor. Its a beautiful landing, and a wonderful fishery. Besides, the water is so clear, I could see my downrigger balls down to 31 feet.

Here's the report:

Hit the water at 8:00 with my wife and 4 kids. Trolled up the shore, and didn't find anything out deeper (200-500 ft), so we started to head in. As we did, we hit a triple. My 7 year old reeled in two at one time that got tangled, resulting in an 8lb and a 5lb laker in the net at the same time. While I cleared that mess, my 5 year old and my wife battled a nicer fish. It took quite a while, but when we got it in, it was a 41 inch redfin - a remarkable fish. I tried for about 20 minutes to revive her, but she died, so she heads off to the taxidermist later today. It will look good hanging in the boys' room. I tried to weigh her, but my electric scale is busted. It read 21lbs 10 oz at one time, then it also read 4lbs for the same fish, so you tell me which weight was more accurate.....

Anyway, as we got closer to shore, we picked up five pinks and 10 more lakers - I was able to release two other nice sized lakers successfully.

All in all, in six hours, 13 lakers, from 4 to 21(?) lbs and five pinks. The pinks were all too small to pop off the releases, so I have no idea long they dragged along. I had to check my lines every 20-25 minutes or so.

All fish came off spoons, mostly pro-kings, and 3" watermellon spoons. Nothing hit the bigger spoons. Nothing hit a board line or a dipsey. All fish were caught between 80 and 115 down in 80 to 170 ft of water.

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