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harvey lee

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At the Sturgeon Excursion this past weekend Mr. Sturgeon (Eric) was really doing a number on the fish along with some very nice sturgeon also. Claiming they were rookies, yet it looked like he could have written a book. It was great that you guys could make it and it was also a fun time fishing by or on top of you.

Congrats to Eric and his crew. smile.gif

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Tom, I can't even BEGIN to explain what that was like! Wow!!!!! Bulldogs! Submarines! Fish loaded up on steroids! That doesn't even BEGIN to explain the strength of these fish! What an honor it was to be a part of something that special at Schuster's Resort! Like I said in the open water forum post....98% of that trip is locked into memory forever! wink.gifgrin.gif

How did your boat do after we left? Those fish were simply on fire!

We never got to land the coveted 60"er, but yesterday and this morning we were able to haul (LITERALLY) in a 55", 54", 52.5", 52" and 3 - 50" fish along with a dozen or more from 45" - 48.5". I've got well over 30 pictures of the ~42 sturgeon we caught, but here is my group's personal bests:

Kirk's (wall eye assasin) 52.5"er

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Scott's (da chise31) 55"er

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My 54"er

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5 of the fish we caught were tagged and hopefully Scott will get a quick response from the DNR on the history of those fish.

Many of you Southcentral FMers know me and how well I love those walleyes. BUT, there isn't a thing in these waters that compares to the brute strength and stamina of these creatures. I thought long and hard about which fish I'd care to catch more often, and it still remains the walleye. But this fish is something everybody should experience just once in their life. You'll never forget it!!!

I'm still in shock/disbelief/awe/astonished....the list goes on.

MAN THAT WAS FUN!!!! Only 362 days until I go again! cool.gif

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We wrestled with 14 fish Sunday morning up to noon. Three of those fish were above 50 inches with one going 55. It was a very good weekend and another one I wont forget.

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I'm glad you had fun. It's also nice to see your avatar updated. Unfortunately, I let the crew down but then again, what's another 17" 'eye? grin.gif

Nice photos.

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