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curt quesnell

Fall bite update

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I have a group coming up next weekend and they are fired up

and I am fired up so it will be a long week.

It's happening now, the legendary fall bite on the river and

out into the lake. Still its not all day every day. This

time of the year the weather can and does still come into

play. Get a decent day (or a tolerable one) and you should

do well.

I heard that Al Thompson (from Lake o Woods Marine) caught

a fat 15 pounder this week, I am going to call him and

confirm that today. That would be the biggest fish caught

in many many many years on LOW or the Rainy.

The fish are fat and sassy, let's go get some.

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Curt, not sure if it's the same story or not, but I was told that Steve Martin caught a 15lber. He was prefishing the tourney at Pine Falls. I think he may have been fishing with Al. Again, not sure if it's the same info, but I'd guess that it is.

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curt quesnell

Thanks Scoot,

That would make sense. I'll find out for sure and post

here in a bit

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curt quesnell

Al caught the whopper on Wednesday. 15 pounds and maybe

a bit more.....The fish was hauled out of Pine Falls,

Manitoba. They catch them that big there sometimes. What

a great fish...not from the Rainy. Thanks Scoot\\

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