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Reno

Sat was the last open water trip for my rig..had the pleasure of fishing with my old fishing partner of 30 years ago..LB from Hawley..What a Day! Hardest part was catching eye's under 20"..several pigs over 25" c&r..A Great Day for the last open water trip, listening to the Bison beat up on the rodents! Started with jigs tipped with fatheads...best success rigging with redtails- 7 foot leader- 28-32'....

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Dahitman44

Great report.

Leonard I would guess? He can't hear very well anymore, but he is one heck of a good guy and a great fisherman. A person could learn a lot just following him around.

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Tadpoletodd

I found out last week I work with Mr. Leonard in Hawley. smile.gif I learned a lot about fishing just talking to him for 15 minutes out in the shop - a great guy! I live a mile from Big C and am trying to figure out the lake. I'm hoping he can help. Winter patterns are a cinch smirk.gif; but summer is confusing the heck out of me confused.gif.

I can go to Mille Lacs and put 50 pounds in the boat in one evening but can't catch 5 pounds on my local lake. That makes me look pretty pathetic. frown.gif

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Reno

Your correct---Leonard, his dad and I used to fish together years ago, mostly on Big C, and then there were the hay days on Strawberry Lake...he is a Great Stick!

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Dahitman44

Tad --

Keep talking to LB -- he has a TON of info in his head. Just talk loudly or just listen.

Hit

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eyehunter

I have to tell you a funny story about Leonard. I used to work with him too and on Fridays he used to like to make a run to Fargo for parts or whatever and stop at the Northern for lunch (I hear the buffet is great) anyway, this one gal got mad at him because instead of giving her a dollar bill ol Leonard gave her four quarters. I laughed my $&@ off when he told me that, but the kicker was that when she told him that she wouldn't accept the quarters, he said to her "what?? It's a buck isn't it??"

Can't you just see him in there taking four quarters out of that little plastic coin purse that he carries in his pocket. Leonard is quite a guy, they threw away the mold when he was born.

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Dahitman44

eye --

That is an Awesome story.

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Dahitman44

A couple of buddies hit Big C yesterday and they did not land a fish. One buddy said he broke a couple of lines and had some hits, but that was about it.

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      Nice way to check water temps lol ~Tripp
    • FishandFowl
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