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Wiskers

MN River near Redwood Falls

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Wiskers

Ok fellas, I am off Fri, Sat and Sun.. I want to go fishing soooooooooo bad it is killing me. I have not hooked a fish of any sort in over a month. Any ideas where I should start over here where I can find some water? By the looks of the river here I might have to go a ways......

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hanson

Wish I could give ya some tips Rusty but I know nothing about the MN River out that way. I'd tell you to zip over to the Cities and we could get out but I'm pretty busy this weekend as well.

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Wiskers

Well thanks any how Hanson. It has been about 3 years since I have hooked into a flatty. Not sure how much longer I can go with out... LOL wink.gif I will have to do some explooring.

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hamrej23

There are a lot of good spots in the redwood- franklin area all the way up to montevideo... email me if you want any questions.... hamrej@southwestmsu.edu

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rushing

Wisker, I am off this weekend too, I had plans to head up to the franklin area on Sat but my buddy had to cancel. Not sure what kind of boat you run but I have fished the area a few times and know of some spots if you would like to get out either fri or sat.

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sparcebag

If ya try just below the MinnesotaFalls Dam,Below GraniteFalls dam,the river takes some good turns and its deepest spots in that area,theres a landing off HWY 67 bout 4-5 mi.south of GraniteFalls cool.gifkinda hard to find first time so ask in Granite,Its late in the year for me for flats but channels are bitin.You can fish from shore there,its a good spot.Are you in a boat or shore??I also have some other spots,maybe next spring,summer we can meet?The DNR says if I want any over 40 Morton downstream,35 is my best in Granite area with a few over 25,but not lots of flats for me 1 or 2 every trip of 3 nights.

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Wiskers

Hey Thanks a ton fellas, I am using a 14 foot Lund with a 25hp Mariner. Not the beast river boat I am used to but it will have to work for now. I am hopeing that Sat Morning I will put a depth finder on the boat and then maybe head East looking for water.

Rushing....

If you want, give me a call Sat and let me know what your plans are. Do you shore fish or boat in the Morton area? Is there a landing there?

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Wiskers

Well I ventured out on Sat. I went to the Franklin landing. put the boat in... not much water there.. went down river about a mile or so till I ran in to a total blockage of the river. Deepest spot I found along the way was about 11 feet. Not too promising stretch so far. Next time I might have to go up river. Ran aground a few times.

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Wiskers

Well I ventured out on Sunday and did some fishing on the old MN river. Well..... I was able to move around a bit but it was pretty tough on the prop and I did have to get out and pull the boat a few times. I got about 20 cats in about 4 hours. They were all very small, like 2# and less. Deepest water I could find from the landing by Morton was about 8 feet. I could not graph any large fish at all. Must have to go farther.

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Wiskers

Ok still no real luck over here. Now that the water has gone up about 3 feet, I have been able to venture out farther but I have not been able to find any deep water. Deepest is now about 15 feet in one hole but for the most part, 8 feet is the tops. I have been pounding the shores and holes but nothing over 5# in the channel cats and still no Flatties. sigh sigh.. What is a fella to do. Water temp is starting to drop pretty fast, yesterday is was 56 degrees. Hope them Flatties are not sleeping quite yet.

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rushing

I think the flatties are pretty darn sleepie about now.

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Wiskers

Well I went out again this after noon till dark. I Finely landed my first Flatty since I have been down here.. She went 32#. Water temp was 52 degrees, 5 feet of water in wood. Now that was a priceless moment. I also got a 10# channel. Now I am happy for a bit. But of course, I want more and more.. LOL.....

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Larry FlatCaster

Way to wake em up Wiskers.....

Your a lucky one to get a fix this late in the season.

Nice to see your hard work paid dividends.

You wouldn't happen to have a pic to share for the rest of us who are daydreaming about our next Flat????

thanks

LFC

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Wiskers

Well since my digital camera was stolen I have only pics on my phone. Well being I just lost my phone, and the bran new memory chip in it... I have a new phone now but have not gotten a chip yet. With any luck I will have one by the weekend, then I can down load the photos to the puter and put them on here. Not a good stretch of luck with loosing stuff I guess..... frown.gif

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Catfishunter

nice fish rusty, glad you found some in the new water. to bad about loosing the gear. frown.gif

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Wiskers

Finely got my pic loaded so here it is..Not too shabby for cold water cat to start with. 32#er.

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LEECH21

Nice Flattie!!!

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hanson

Yeppers... thats a nice pic Rusty!

Looks like you are a natural flatty fisherman! Channels are what we catch when the flatty's aren't cooperating. blush.gif And then we switch to turtles when the channels don't cooperate. Softshell Eddie can fill you in on the turtle catching. grin.gif

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Wiskers

Any news from the MN near here? The water should start to clear up a bit. I have been trying a few spots but no luck so far. I sure would like to fall into some eyes before the water gets too low again.

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