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Tyler Holm

Weekend Report and Pics

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Rugby and I floated on Lake Zumbro for a few hours on Friday night. Crappie fishing was great. 50-60 crappies made it to the boat with a few largest going 11” and maybe 15 over 10” Small jigs and plastic was the answer. Purple and Chartreuse Culprit paddle tails worked the best. I tried other colors and brands too, but the nothing matched the junebug patterned paddletail.

Double @ 11” Blackies

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Saturday morning was a bust as Rugby and I tried several trout streams and rivers with nearly no luck. 1 dink trout and the standard “big one that got away” story was about all we took out of that trip. You’ll have that. The highlight for me was a new set of waders that were breathable, and lightweight. OMG are they the ticket over my 5mm neoprene ones w/1600g of thinsulate in the boots.

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Saturday night was another turning point in my little fishing world. I got my first flathead catfish with the guidance of hanson (catfish guru). Some of the details have already been shared on theses threads

Holmer's First Flathead

Somebody wake me up for this dream

14lb (and change) Flathead Catfish!!!

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Sunday morning came early, but the walleyes were knocking on Lake Elysian. RugbyGuy and his dad joined me in the boat for the day. Fishing was medoacre to decent but the walleyes were a little sub par. I’d guess we boated about 12 eyes with the largest going 13”. Another “big one got away”, but in this case the big one was maybe 16” or so and spit the hook while thrashing around on the surface. Oh yeah, the bullhead action was hot to trot as well. Rugby also put a nice Northern in the boat.

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Nice job boys! Congrats to ya both!

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Tyler,

That is a cool catfish. I have never caught a flathead. FUN. What body of water were you on?

J

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Awesome report. You certainly targeted a nice diversity of species over the weekend. That flathead definately looks bigger than 14 pounds. I have never caught one, but it looks like a blast. Tyler, let me know if you want to do some fishing after work in the next week or two.

Nate

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Tyler,

That is a cool catfish. I have never caught a flathead. FUN. What body of water were you on?

J


Minnesota River

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Awesome report. You certainly targeted a nice diversity of species over the weekend. That flathead definately looks bigger than 14 pounds. I have never caught one, but it looks like a blast. Tyler, let me know if you want to do some fishing after work in the next week or two.

Nate


Wanna do Thursday after work? I'm thinking of hitting a shore spot near town for some pannie action. It should be good if the weather holds.

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tyler/nate, is there room for one more at that shore spot thurs nite? i've had 2 fishing trips with 2 different fishing partners cancel on me this week, one due to an angry wife, and the other due to a sick wife,i'm taking my daughter out to willow creek res. 2nite if anybody's gonna be in the area stop down

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tyler/nate, is there room for one more at that shore spot thurs nite? i've had 2 fishing trips with 2 different fishing partners cancel on me this week, one due to an angry wife, and the other due to a sick wife,i'm taking my daughter out to willow creek res. 2nite if anybody's gonna be in the area stop down


Shawn, We've certainly got room for ya. Not a prob at all.

I'll drop everybody an email tomorrow with the panfish assult gameplan.

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Sweet! Count me in. Just send me an email. smile.gif

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