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Dan Thiem

Fall river fishing.....

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The Zumbro River water temp has gone down from 69 degrees on Friday night to 61 degrees today. The big girls are starting to really turn on. I got two northerns today with the biggest one going 36.5" I caught it on a Hot Head. My new confidence bait. grin.gif

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Closer look.

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very very nice Dan! I am going to have to try and sneek away and try my luck.. grin.gif

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Thanks Meany! Your welcome to tag along with me if you want. Tuesday or Thursday after work maybe?

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Meaney...good luck getting permission to go fishing ever again. It could be tough now that you have the new baby. HAHAHAHA. Hopefully she grows up quick so you can start bringing her with. wink.gif

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Nice fish Dan!

Any chance of the Thurs. night fall fishing this year?

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Getting closer to that 40" mark. Nice fish.

I'll be out doing "something" this Wed & Thurs, but at the moment I'm leaning towards dove hunting. We'll see how the weather looks.

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You bet Nick the Thursday nights are gonna be going on again this year. Now that the access to Mac's is shut down I'll be along the river bank somewhere. wink.gif

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awsome pike dan, hey tyler if u need someone to chase those doves with i should be free thursday anytime after 5:30, just give me a call

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Nice fish, eh!

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Dan, I would love to take you up on that offer! BUT..with the new baby, I am very limited on time frown.gif

but, if i have a tuesday or thursday free, i will shoot you an email. grin.gif

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Dan:

You the man! Nice fish, keep it up.

Joel

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Wow dan 2 very nice northerns grin.gif. I got to get down there again sometime soon.

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