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Maverick1951

Lakes Journal

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I was wondering if anyone else gets and reads the "Lakes Journal" paper. I have found that it has some pretty good articles in it about the Ottertail area. I have also found that someone must be smoking the wacky weed when they weighed some of the fish. The last edition had Ross Hagemeister holding a 23 inch walleye proclaiming it to be a 9 pounder. Wow!! That fish must have been a foot across the back to make 9 pounds. Then there was Bob Thompson with a 24.5 inch Large Mouth that claims to have weighed 4 pounds 5 oz's. The state record of a little over 8 pounds was 23.5 inches (or so). If that fish is 24.5 inches, Old Bob needs to join the Timberwolves because he has to be at least 12 feet tall.

I suppose size is relative, but Ross, the guide should know better.

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Perhaps the printer messed up the fish sizes? It would not surprise me one bit.....

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Lakes journal might not be that accurate at times. I have submitted articles that they completely changed and it is embarassing.

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It's more likely that those reporting on the fish they caught don't really do a good job of guessing on the size. I would think the editor would want to make sure the pictures and labels were accurate. Of course, if you follow the paper at all, it is pretty much an ongoing advertisement for Ross Hagemeister and Ken's bait. Nothing wrong with that, a guy's got to make a living.

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