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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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Catcherman

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I'm glad to see there's a forum dedicated to fishing in my area. I'm new to Minnesota and new to the Annandale area. I recently moved here from Los Angeles and I work for Pure Fishing as a Territory Manager. I hope to learn a lot about the local fisheries in the next few months, especially Sylvia, the lake I'm on.

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jigginjim

Catcherman, Welcome to minnesota and the FM site. You can find all types of info here. Sylvia is a great lake for fishing, it all depends on what you like to catch. We live in an area where you don't need to go far to find some really good fishing year around.

Hope we can chatt soon.

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jbell1981

Welcome to Annandale. As you will find out there is a wealth of fisheries in the area and a weath of knowledge on this site. I hope to see you around.

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Chad Luebker

Hi Catcherman,

I am also kind of new to the area. My wife is from Annandale originally and we are currently house sitting on Pleasant Lake while in the process of building. Give me an email sometime and maybe we can fish or just share some info. Hope to hear from you. Email address is: chad@amecommunity.com

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Welcome to our neck of the woods!

You picked a great area to live in when it comes to fishing. There are so many good lakes within a 35 minute drive from where we live. Whithin that same distance we are able to target several species of quality fish. If you're ever looking for somebody to fish with shoot me an email. The ice is out now on some of the lakes, which makes for a short "late-ice" season, but allows us to get the boats out even earlier than previous years.

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Central Bassman

Welcome To FM Catcherman

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Shack

Welcome! If you want a great quick run of what MN has to offer, go to the sportsman show this weekend. Its is fun for the whole familey and wifes/ or husbands like it to.

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Catcherman

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Welcome! If you want a great quick run of what MN has to offer, go to the sportsman show this weekend. Its is fun for the whole familey and wifes/ or husbands like it to.


I was just going to reply and suggest that some of you come to the Northwest Sportshow this weekend and say hello. I've been there all week, as I am the southern Minnesota Sales Rep. for Berkley, Fenwick, Abu Garcia, etc.

If any of you make it out there today or tomorrow, come by our booth and ask for Mickey, that's me.

Thank you all for the warm welcome. I think I'll be spending a lot of time reading the good info you have all taken the time to post here. Eventually, I'll chime in a little more as well.

On a separate note, I noticed Deitz is the moderator here. He and I know each other from a few years back on my site and we happened to run into each other at the Sportshow this year. He's helping out at Thorne Bros., one of my accounts. It was the first meeting face to face. Pretty cool.

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bassNspear

Welcome to FM!!! There is alot of people here with alot of different skills. Never be affraid to ask about anything, cuase we will be able to get ur done.

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Kyle Sandberg

On saturday, were you at the Berkley stand. I talked to a guy but didn't see his name tag. Taught me some stuff about weeds and walleyes. Might've been you.

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Catcherman

I was in the Berkley booth every day except Tuesday.

What did you learn about weeds and walleyes?

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Kyle Sandberg

Some very interesting stuff. He said that lakes that have a large population of stoked walleyes like to live in the weeds. They like weeds because in rearing ponds, they live in weeds all the time and are used to it. Told me to use the Gulp minnows with a jig and just rip them through the weeds. Might end up giving it a try this year.

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Catcherman

Well that wasn't me, but it's sound advice. I'd also rig them on a drop shot and pull them through a little slower with a lot more action.

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