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Mike Stark

i went out to burntside today and iced my first laker. it was a fat 25incher. man was it a fun fight. had a smaller one on, but it got off half way up. both fish came out of 40fow on a jigging rap, glow, 3/8oz, tipped with a rainbow head. the first fish was at 9:45a.m. and the second at noon...nothing after that..i was on the ice until 4pm.

by the way the fish is still swimming to be caught another day.

the rod is 34in

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mike

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Kyle Sandberg

mastark, if you want to send me an email I can get it posted for you. Look below for email.

Nice fish. Are you hooked?

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Mike Stark

o yeah..im hooked...that fight was great...the laker was STRONG!..im glad i had 12 lb test on.

i can email it to you..but i would also like to learn for future refrence.

mike

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finnbay

That is a nice lookin' fish. Congrats!

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Steve Foss

Great fish, Mike. Hooked indeed! grin.gifgrin.gif

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Mike Stark

catfish,

thanks. i think i saw you on friday moring. it was a mad house at the landing that morning. caught the fish on that shore. very cool. how much do you think a fat 25in would weigh?

thanks,

mike

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Steve Foss

You've got an honest five pounder there, Mike. No doubt you saw me and us down there. I'm not surprised you got it out from the shoreline near Van Vac. That area produces a lot of fish, summer and winter, including a 20-pounder on last year's May opener.

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frogtosser

I cought my 1st laker as well, its was a nice 25 incher too. I had a couple more chasing my lures but no takers.

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A1000HOOK

mstark83 - In my book you are a true sportsman, for putting a laker back. People put walleyes back and bass and muskies. But

very few people put lakers back. At next years Bash they should

have a prize for the sportsman, who puts the biggest laker back.

If we the fisherman don't take care of this fishery, who will?

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Kyle Sandberg

This is frogtosser with his 1st laker.

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DTro

I caught my first one as well this weekend!

I don’t know a whole lot about stocking and growth rates, but I’m pretty sure we released all of ours that were greater than 24”. We did keep a few little ones to eat.

However, we did get a few raised eyebrows from nearby anglers when those bigger fish kept going back down the hole. ;\)

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frogtosser

mine did go back as well they do give a heck of a fight.

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Quetico

Only if I could forget the cities for the weekend and join the crowd getting my first laker. Maybe later in the season things will allow me to head north for some lakers.

Nice fish guys.

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