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katoguy

One-person bass contest this Saturday on Lura for all of you non-duck hunters. I don't know all the details, but contact Chad Jacobsen @ 507.327.3797 if you are interested.

I believe it is open to 30 boats with a payout that day, then the top half finishers will fish again on Sunday on a lake to be determined later. Only $40 per person is what I remember.

Look for some nice pigs to be caught on Lura!

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Z-Nail

Are you fishing it katoguy? I think it would be fun, but we will be at the Twins game tomorrow. Please post results if you get a chance.

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katoguy

Nope, not fishing it. Busy this time of year.

I was out yesterday afternoon on Tetonka and hammered 'em. Went to the last Thursday niter last night on Washington. Bad fishing there (just as it has been for 2 years out there for bass). Something is wrong on Washington and I think it deals with the weed spraying.

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Z-Nail

I agree with you on Washington. What was the winning weight last night, by the way? I'm also in agreement with large fish being weighed-in from Lura tomorrow. Oh well, hopefully I'll get out somewhere on Sunday, as the weather report sounds good.

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katoguy

9.85# on three fish. Any 3 of those fish would have been big fish of the night. I didn't see another 2-pounder weighed. After that there were two weights in the 5 pound range and down hill from there.

I'll be out someplace on Sunday. (I have the afternoon off and should fish today, but I will be heading up to MSU for some homecoming festivities. MSU grad class of '91)

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Z-Nail

Homecoming huh? You might need until Sunday to recover! Yeah, Sunday sounds really nice weather-wise, just not sure where I'm going to go yet.

Also, I believe Gabby has decided to run his circuit for another year? That's good if it's true.

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    • Sunset Lodge
      Hello from the NW Angle!

      Minnesota fishing has been most productive in 20-24 feet of water.  Guests are bringing home their limits of Walleye and Sauger with the occasional Perch and Northern mixed in. Fish have been most active early and late in the day and the bite has been terrific. The use of electronics continues to be very beneficial with fish taking jigging spoons, jigg’n raps or rattle baits.  Snowmobile ttrails on the Minnesota side continue to be maintained and are in great shape. We are still making ice, with most spots at over 30 inches. 

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      Until next week, 

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