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eyeguy 54

went north a ways and 3 smaller fish all rowing to get bigger. 

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MinnowBuckets
On 10/22/2018 at 11:03 AM, eyeguy 54 said:

 

Hey at least you’re still getting out there and catching SOMETHING! I haven’t been able to get out since my last report and it’s killing me!

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eyeguy 54

hopefully will get out in the morning for ya. ;) 

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eyeguy 54

go away rain

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eyeguy 54

we released 22 this morning. All under 13 but still a fun time.  

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4 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

we released 22 this morning. All under 13 but still a fun time.

 

You could have pretended you were at LOW and kept a few to eat! 😋

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eyeguy 54

i catch bigger ones up there. :)

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leech~~
2 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

i catch bigger ones up there. :)

 

Not out of a Rental house! 😉

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eyeguy 54

wanna bet?

 

good luck and slow luck up there so its fun

 

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eyeguy 54

Kept a 14 and 15 for supper in honor of national beer day. fryin time :)  

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eyeguy 54

found this stuck in gullet of one with about 5 feet of line. 

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mrpike1973

Yum! that looks tasty!

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eyeguy 54

it was a good combo. 

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MinnowBuckets

Eyeguy I took your advice this evening and went with a simple dropshot setup with a split shot sinker and small hook. Pulled off probably a dozen sinkers in the rocks but did not have to retie once! Plus 5 walleyes made it to shore. Most were pretty small though, with one at about 15 inches and the rest being smaller.

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eyeguy 54

cool, glad to hear it worked. :)

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DonkeyHodey

The Sip remains higher than usual for mid June.  (it’s current height is more what I see in early/mid may but there’s plenty of good shore spaces to throw a line.)

Water is warm—70’s.  Water is quite clear for the Sip—lack of rain in past ~2 weeks is limiting runoff (that’ll change apparently this weekend…)

Smallies are getting more active and taking variety of baits—surface/cranks/etc…

Suckers are done running…☹️

Walleyes are moving deeper (...I usually find them tough to target during day until water cools down again in fall)

Panfish have moved into the shallow/flats

 

Daughter and I were fishing yesterday morning and got 3 nice sunnies, 2 smaller wallies, and 1 healthy, feisty smallie—fishing with crawlers.  (bite was nibbly:  We lost quite a few worms compared to the fish we landed…--overall seemed a bit disappointing and less active than we expected… but that’s fishing.  We were hoping the kitties might be active but didn’t find any…  ?Weather change this weekend might change things.)

 

River seems to be settling into its usual summer pattern;  we were pleasantly surprised at how morning fishing from a shady/tree lined shore and neither or us saw a single mosquito!  (there were quite a few small mayflies 2 weeks ago and they’re all but gone.  Wonder if that could be part of the sluggish bite?)basswall.thumb.jpg.bbd1970bcbe198961f7d793075f3e280.jpgbasse.thumb.jpg.eea619f17c1b41ef22264b06c6644957.jpg

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DonkeyHodey

River is high again thanks to 3 inches of rain in Sartell last week.

Apparently that was a good thing--I tried the river for the sundown bite; hoping for either walleyes or catfish.  While the sun was still visible over the trees, I only landed one nice smallmouth and hooked a spiny softshell on the front leg--but released safely (for both of us!)

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Last night the catfish were on (once the sun was fully down). 

I was fishing with a rather wadded-up ball of nightcrawler/s.   First pic I was convinced was a smallie; breached completely, straight up from the water--tail completely out of the water!  (I've never had channel cats jump before...)  Second is PB channel cat at 28 inches!  (...that one didn't jump.)

...oh, and the mosquitos have now hatched...  Boo.

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Good catches. 😎

 

The water is looking clearer down that way.  The Little Falls area is still muddy, weedy and mossy.  And High...  I haven’t even bothered to put in my dock yet.  We kayaked on Sunday; I picked one up for my wife to try out.  I didn’t even bother taking a rod with me.

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