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Rivernut

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Caught 29" and 31" walleyes, about 15 minutes apart. Trying to figure how to post the pic's. I followed the instructions on the pic's thread, obviously missing something. Will keep trying.

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What part of the river? Downsteam of St Paul or Dam/Confluence area?

I was out yesterday above the confluence. We were only out from 2-5pm or so and managed 6 eyes and 10 fat striped bass. The biggest eye was 20".

We were out in my dad's new glass boat, the river makes him nervous, so we didnt hit some of my favorite rocky shorelines.

Considering the time we were out and the bright sun, I think the bite would be pretty good.

The flow was decent (compared to the last few months), the leaves are starting to come down and litter the water. Water temps are just below 70 degrees.

It is a great time of year to be on the river!

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Nice fish Rivernut, can't wait to see the pics of those beauties! Did you get them on cranks or something else?

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Jig & minnow. We were downstream from the Hardman ave. launch. 6 lb. mono. 1/4 oz. jig and a minnow. Vertical jigging. I did'nt even bring any artificials at all. Wish I had though, the whities were crashing the surface like crazy. I have never marked or seen on the surface, so many baitfish in my life. This was only my second time down there. Usually fish Little Falls area, but I'm thinking of spending some more time in pool 2. Good fishing guy's!

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Thanks for the info Rivernut! Good luck down there this fall.

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Awesome wallys!!! Im gonna try to get out tomo weather permitting....If ya dont mind me asking,about how far south of bridge were ya??? Im gonna have to figure out how to get pics on this forum too....Got some nice smallies last weekend between stp-sspaul....Get them pics on here!!! Those are trophys!!!

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pike11,I'd have to say a couple miles or so. Since I'm not too familiar to that area, I"ll try to describe. I know there were some island's just down stream from us, and they were full of seagull's and pelican's. Was fishing a bar off of one of the points of a small bay. Sorry this is so vague. This is the best I can do. Good luck down there.

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Thanks!!It sounds like you were just upstream from spring lake..I was down there on pontoon ride 2wknds ago,must have been 500 pelicans flew right over us,got pics of that...Im sure those wally move around,I wish I had satellite surveillance on the minnows/silver b"s

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I know, topwater would have been a blast. I think you're right about Spring lake.

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Rivernut,

I could post a couple pictures for you if you would like! Its really pretty easy to do. Just go to image shack and it will bring you into the hosting site. I download all my pics to the computer right from the camera and save it in my documents. When you get into the host site hit browse and it bring you into your documents. Select the picture you wish to use and be sure to check the little box below the browse option to resize the pic for the forums.

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Sorry I forgot one part. Once you have your picture selected and have checked to resize you have to hit the host button. Then highlight the box below your picture the says ( hotlink for forum (1)). Copie and paste right in the reply and it will add a picture right in your post.

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This is what it should look like....

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MoJoe, when the smart one in the family(The Wife) get's home WE will give it a try! Thank's.

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Here's the 31"er! Finally figured out how to post with the "smart one's" help!

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Nice eye! and thanks for sharing!! No need to tell us the location but what depth were you guys finding these pigs? Gotta love the river eh!! Should keep getting better!

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Oh mannn...Im so jealous,,what a hog!!!

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It was about 10ft. Glow fireball jig and a fathead minnow. We were fishing a sandbar back in a bay. Still excited about that day. Probably the biggest 'eye I'll ever see. But who know's, there are a lot bigger fish down there to be had. Good luck. Get one of those 35"ers.

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28"er, 15 min. prior to 31"er! Same location!1000665mf3.jpg

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Cripes those are hawgs!

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Nice Hawg Rivernut!!!

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