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Christopher Quast

Laker action on Gunflint Lake

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Christopher Quast

This weekend was the very first time I fished for Lakers and had a blast doing it and of coarse had a few cold ones. It was just me and the father in law and he was the first to hook into one Friday afternoon and then I went out by myself Saturday morn and the first time I dropped "HIS" hot hook down one smacked it on the way to the bottom in 75 FOW and I didnt know it till I went to jig and whammo!!! then the fight was on OMG can these things fight and I got that one up and then 15 min later I hooked into another one but he got off at the bottom of ice and not 10 min later I hooked into another one but he too got off so it was 3 fish hooked in 1 1/2 hrs so needless to say the fishing was great as far as I was concerned and we ended up hooking into about 12 fish over the period of about 14 hrs or so and it seemed no matter where you fished on the lake you caught them but we particularly had the best success on a 1/2 oz chart whistler jig and a 3-4" minnow preferably chubs and the last day I downsized even more and had the most hookups by dropping my jig to the bottom and reeling up 20' and then dropping it back down and as soon as I went to start jigging again they would slam it. I have a couple of nice pics from this weekend how do I post them on here I'm kinda computer illiterate any help would be great

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Steve Foss

GOLDTIP, clearly you had the Midas touch that day! Great to see you landed some, and thanks for that excellent report. grin.gifgrin.gif

Can you say "addicted?" grin.gifgrin.gif

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Wanderer

GOLDTIP,

Sounds like an excellent laker weekend! Good job! Those pics would be cool to see.

Go to the Photography forum and check out how to post pics. Its stickied to the top.

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Tullibee

Goldtip,

Nice work!! Lets see those photos. You picked a good weekend to fish Gunflint. The bite seemed to be on up there. Did you fish the trout derby on sunday?

Cory

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Christopher Quast

No Cory I didnt fish the derby but did fish the afternoon away and thanks guys for the compliments

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Christopher Quast

Here is a few pics from last weekend

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Surface Tension

Looks like another one is hooked on Laker fishing.

Thanks for the report and pictures.

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chaffmj

Nice fish Goldtip! You guys and Lisa are killing me with all these laker pictures. Thanks for posting.

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Tullibee

Very nice fish!! We were actually fishing right next to you that sunday. We had a black silverado and a pewter silverado. Must have lost at least one more over there because we heard a ruckus at one point.

Cory

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Christopher Quast

Actually Cory we lost a few fish between the 2 of us that afternoon how did you guys do??? were you in the big group closest to the point??? Thats actually where we started fishing on Friday and caught are first fish jigging and had one flag and no fish on thats too bad I didnt know who you were remember when we were driving in your area that day??? I decided to be respectful as always and keep clear of you guys and just try somewhere else and so we decided to try off the north side of the point instead Cory I will have to be honest with ya one time we hooted and hollered to see if we would get your attention off course all in good fun in reality it was the Father in Laws idea he's a big kid [PoorWordUsage] Friday morning we cracked our first beers at 1030am and didnt quit till dinner. Do you know Andy from Gunflint Lodge he's a guide and if so what is his username on here cause I talked to Adam on Saturday and he said he's on here I know him pretty well from GL he was our waiter quite a few times.

Hey thanks guys for all the nice compliments so we really did good from what you guys are telling me or are you just pulling my leg.

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Tullibee

Goldtip,

We are not just pulling your leg about how you did. You guys did well!! No worries as far as driving by us, you could have joined us for all we care. We ended up doing just alright for the day. We caught 3 lakers total (all on rods while jigging) with a couple more misses and one fish that managed to get free right below the ice on a tipup. We were fishing the derby and I finished in 3rd place with a fish that weighed in at about 5.5 or so.

As for the folks at GL, I don't know anyone from there as of yet.

Heres a couple of photos from that day.

Me

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Mimicshiner

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Christopher Quast

Is it just me or are those fish just huge those are some really nice fish what did they weigh???

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Tullibee

Goldtip, the first fish (the one that I am holding) weighed in at about 5.5 and the second one was about 4.5.

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Berky

what was the hot lure up there. I am going to be up on Gunflint tomorrow. Bright and early

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