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Eric Wettschreck

Sarah Saturday 09, The re-cap.

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Eric Wettschreck

The weather was against us, the wind came up and tried to blow us all away, the rains came, it snowed........and a good time was had by all.

Right off in the morning, Pdog and Trouble showed up and started fishing. Shortly thereafter, a bunch of other fellas showed up and started fishing. I worked both landings, driving back and forth getting guys going on the lake. If I missed anyone I apologize, but I really tried to hook up with everyone at the landings and get them on the ice.

Regardless of the wind, we set up and started fishing.

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Not everyone needed a shanty. Some of the fellas drilled holes, toughed it out, and played the run and gun game.

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The thing about Sarah is it's shallow, and clear. The fish are skittish so we have to drill, set up, and wait. Do this the right way and things can work in your favor.

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Back to base camp we went after icing a few nice fish. Once again, Mrs boilerguys chili was a big hit. Can someone say Chili Dogs?!?!?! Big huge thanks to her for cooking and keeping things in order at base camp.

After some really good chow we went to some of the spots we fished in the morning, and picked out a few new spots. Move around and fish and good things can happen again. Yup, there are nice walleyes in SW MN lakes.

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Here's muc with a real monster. grin

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When it was all said and done, some dandy perch were iced also.

UMDSportsman with a real dandy.

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Even the event host managed to land a couple of keepers.

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Pretty much everyone caught fish. I can't say everyone caught monsters, or anything worthy of taxidermy, but a good share of fish were iced today. We all met people, made a few friends, caught fish, ate chili.......heck, even my father in law showed up and caught fish ( I'm thinking he may actually want to bolt a blade onto his Jiffy). I'd say it was a good day despite what mother nature tried to throw at us.

Mrs boilerguy, Kennedylovesfishing, and the future Mrs UMDSportsman hung out in the perm house most of the day. I found some new fish house wall art, and that's pretty cool. They're probably a lot smarter than we are as Mother Nature was somewhat mean to us today. Big thanks, once again, to the gal crew for the chow and warm house when we needed it.

I'm still a little concerned about Riverrat and his Sarah Skunk. grin He said he caught a few but I didn't see them. Being a fisherman he may be inclined to stretch the truth just a tad. Did this actually happen? I don't know if we'll ever know. What I did learn today, however, is that if we're ever in a drought in July I'm taking the Riverrat fishing on Sarah. We've fished the lake together 4 times, and all 4 times it's rained. Twice in the winter. Not to knock the guy too badly, he did an excellent job finding questionable ice and eating chips. Also, he brought some of the best cookies I've had in a long time.

Fish were caught, friends were made, chili was eaten, good times were had by all. Now the end of the day comes, and the question is asked......can I make it up the landing?????

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He made it!!!!

Good times.

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Joe15

Nice post boilerguy...where were most of the bites at. Just asking this becuase I'm taking my dad out tomorrow and possibly headed there.

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Waters

It was a fun day biggest for mike and I was 12.5 most the fish we ended up with came from the middle by the hard sides

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Eric Wettschreck

I'll be at the perm house for a while in the morning. Definately not the place to fish. Yes, there are a TON of little dudes in that area, but nothing much bigger than 4 inch perch and the same size crappies. My perm house is straight out from the west side county park landing.

We iced most of the fish on the north side, a ways off the main point. If you go out there you will see at least one hole drilled in every snow drift. there are a couple perm houses in the area.

Caution, Riverrat and muc found some ice on the south side of the airators that should be avoided with vehicle traffic. No, they did not go swimming, but I've been told it's not thick enough to drive on.

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PDOGG

No cookies or chili for this guy but that "Apple Pie" was good! grin

What no pics of the "Man Van" climbing the hill? The windshield wipers broke shortly after that making for a fun ride home!

Good time, o.k. fishing for me.

Nice fish Jeremy!! "I got 2"

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No_Net

Oh sure take a couple pics of the second eye and you probably pick that one because of the stupid smirk thanks j/k.

It was an awsome time out there on the ice and being able to meet a few new people and seeing others haven't seen in a while.

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tweedlap

Boiler,

Super report on the outing. One of the best I have seen !

Stocky eye. Looks like another fine FM outing.

Thanks,

tweed

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KTapper

Looked like fun to bad I couldn't go!

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LOTWSvirgin

You cant tell me this was better than sitting at home all day??? Was is?

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Eric Wettschreck

Pdog, sorry....I didn't see the man van go hightopping. I must have been busy with the apple pie when you went hillclimbing.

LOTWS.....Hmmmmmmm, let's see.......sit at home all day or go fishing.......Hmmmmmmmm, that's a toughy. grin

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UMDSportsman

It was a good time, nice to meet some of you guys. I made sure I took a shovel to check out the landing before i took a run at it. Wish I had a truck yesterday, but it all worked out, didn't get stuck. (Knock on wood) Saw all you guys laughing at me as i drove off the lake. Good timing with the pic. Luckily those guys cleaned out the landing yesterday with the 4 wheeler. Thanks guys, sorry i'm horrible with names.

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riverrat56

I will be back out there sometime soon, the Sarah Skunk will not continue for much longer!

It was a great GTG, fishing wasn't outstanding, but consistent enough for everyone but me.

Nice to see everyone again and meet some new people and the chili was delicious!

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LOTWSvirgin

Yeah I am SURE you are right Boilerguy. It looked like you guys had a good time. I have still yet to ever fish Sarah but plan to in the future.

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Team Otter

Good recap Eric. Nice to see you all were able to catch fish and share some laughs. The food? Well, that's a no-brainer.

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harvey lee

Thanks Eric for putting this together.The Chili was awesome anlong with the dogs. I finally caught a walleye on Sarah but a mounter it was not.

Bonus was I poped two roosters on the way home. The last two for the season for me.

I also caught a Sarah walleye but the downside was it measured a mere 8 inches.

It was good to see all that were there and boy Mucc, thanks for the apple pie. Good to see you to Kennedy.

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Trick

(sigh)....There is still no ice down here in Texas. Sounds like "you all" had fun....nice post.

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