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What a great Weekend!!

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Hey all, just wanted to leave a quick mesage about this past weekend. My buddy and I hit the Big Pond this past Sat and Sun and caught about 40 eyes. No kidding here - the eyes averaged 23 inches with the biggest being 26 inches and about 6 lbs. We tried the Garrison rocks with some luck and some other areas, but the best area by far was Indian Point yesterday. At times there were 5 foot waves with the gail force Southeaster winds, but an 1/8th ounce green and chartreuse Northland jig tipped with a leech was the ticket. We were setup in about 16ft of water and casting into about 13 ft of water and just bouncing the jigs back. There were 2 other boats by us just nalining big horse walleyes as well on Indian Point.

A quick note : Sorry to the Dad and his 3 eight year old boys that I got p.oed at up by the Casino launch - the one where the ramp itself is in a little inlet type thing big enough for 3 boats, yet 25 were all there at once at the end of the day. I was the guy there on Sat night who was hung up in 2 inches and water and was the guy who also had to get out into the water and push off those same rocks. That was precisely the time I got p.oed at the guy with his kids in the Lund who was blocking off the narrow opening that everybody and their mother was trying to get through...

I had a good reason for being stuck on those 2 inches of water though - my old 92 Yamaha needs that little rubber star piace part so the water can intake thorugh there a little better. Without this piece my motor overheats in a hurry when idleing - I had to shut her off while the mass exodus of boats were coming in and the wind just charged me right into the 2 inch water area. All one passerby could say to me while I was struggling in the water to push my boat out was, "Hey, you can't be over there.." Um, ya think? Yes, I saw it all on that day, but I'm sure the laughs were on me that night. I just feel bad for letting out an F- bomb to the guy blocking the entrance as he had his 3 eight year olds in the boat. I was sorry that I came unglued there, but it was mucho frustrating at that launch.

Anyways, what a great fishery and I hope to be back soon!

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I agree. It was my first opener on ML. We didn't catch the numbers that most people did, but caught quality fish,(25.5, 24.5, 23.5, 23.5, 21, 17.5, 17, 15) and lost a big one too. The boat traffic wasn't bad at all where we fished on the south side. My brother did great on the sand too. It should be a great summer. There was lots of boats, but people were considerate, it's a big lake and all the fish are not in the same area.

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Tony,

Nice to see that you caught more fish than your recievers did when you and i were playing together. Gongrats on a good opener, talk to ya soon.

Aaron Plafcan

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$3.25 gas didn't seem to matter this past weekend. grin.gif

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ndsufootball - who's this? Elliot? Good to see you fishin!

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Tony, shoot me your e-mail

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I had a fantastic four day weekend on Mille Lacs. Good fishing in terms of number and size. It was a lot of fun for me because I grew up with a cabin on Mille Lacs (family sold it when I was in college). My buddy bought a place on the SE side this spring so it was my first opener on Mille Lacs in at least 15 years. I have fished my share on Mille Lacs since but this is the first time in years I have had that 'home base' cabin feel again. It brought back the memories.

A highlight for me was having a 'double' with my nephew as we pulled in identical bookend 27's at the same time. They were our biggest fish of the weekend. One thing I thought was ironic was we had those good numbers and average size but we only caught one walleye all weekend below 14".

I was sorry to see the shape of the public landings. I hope that water doesn't go down any further.

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Sent you an e-mail tony

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