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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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Shack

Anyone down at Babcock boat access this evening!

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Went down to discharge and drainage creek by boat launch tonight. Got a 3lb cat by the discharge. Its was a good night, no old men! Had to try out new stuff. Went to the Sportsman Show yesterday. Bought 5 new rods and a ton of tackle. The last day is the best day to and get deals. Venders do not want much to pack up before going home on Sunday, so they sell when approached with multiple items. I got two med./heavy, one medium and a med./light Diawa rods and reals. There original Sportsman Show prise was $59.00 a combo, I got them for $16.95 each. This was at Capra's spot! They are not Walmart Brand Diawa combo's. Plus Frankies had Discount crank bait packs ($15.00) with 17 lures, price when show started was $80.00. I made back my $10.00 entry fee and the $10.00 I spent on two hot dogs and a coke. Also meet Ron Schara, Tony Dean and Good old Frankie him self. Also met Dietz. he was a nice guy. Wished I could of talked with him, but we were on our way out and tired as heck! I will post more about this in Metro area thread. It was not a productive night, but it was fun to get out and open water fish. There was someone who launched a boat down at 101. Also a group of guys under bridge fishing. More people than I was expecting. Well it sounds like winter is coming again for awhile. Will post again when I go out. Thanks!

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