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HossFisher

Its too bad I wasn't in the contest then! Sounds like it was a really well run event. Can't thank the guys enough who put in the extra effort for those fish.

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Labor Day weekend with the kids on the Minnesota near Mankato. 

My first sturgeon and a couple of cats. Great day to be on the river. Still high but manageable however the landing was muddy 

Finally got out fishing, been a busy summer at work. Spent Saturday and today in the Mankato area. Amazing to show up at a boat ramp on Labor Day weekend and be the only person at the launch! Caught a

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nmitchell17

tried last night in shakopee by the bloomington ferry bridge, had several hits on cutbait but couldn't hook anything. I am new at catfishing and still learning i guess!

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Jeffreyyy

gonna be out in shakopee tomorrow night, mitchell your welcome to join in! probably head out just off the launch near the walking bridge. ill msg ya my cell if u wanna come, lemme know! anyone else is welcome

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Jeffreyyy

heading out tonight, ill give a report tomorrow.. will be off the shak launch

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Jeffreyyy

brought in nothing but 2 average shovelnose last night. was using cut shad with a piece of crawler. still better than a good days work

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pureinsanity

Went out tonight and hooked into this nice little guy. put up a good fight!

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I am getting good at taking pictures. It is getting addicting this year now that were catching fish

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You take 169 south to 101 and go west into shakopee. you drive past valley fair and through town(don't speed at all) untill 101 goes north across the river. The launch is on the right side across the river.

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Jeffreyyy

where can i pickup some decent bait? this little bait shop in downtown shakopee seems to be very select.

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I have been recently trying to catch mine, but mostly buy from him. He said its been busy with the contest coming up. I think you might get similar results in the area. It has been a tough year for minnows I have seen several shops out and had trouble getting the big ones.

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I went out last night and didn't land a fish. I had three really, really short runs. By the time I grabbed my rod the fish was off and so was the bait. I was shore fishing in Jordan.

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HossFisher

I was out last night too and we were having the same problem with the short runs. I think some of the runs were gar seeing we actually hooked a nice one and got it in, but I know we had some cats that would just hit it, pick it up, and drop it by the time we could do anything. we fished from 9:15-2:00 and things really paid off late. 1 very large softshell turtle, 1 4lbish gar, 1 7lb channel, and then the hog you see below!! We got it at about 12:45 on a huge piece of creek chub cut bait.

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pureinsanity

I have been recently trying to catch mine, but mostly buy from him. He said its been busy with the contest coming up. I think you might get similar results in the area. It has been a tough year for minnows I have seen several shops out and had trouble getting the big ones.

I let prior lake know a couple weeks ago that this weekend was the contest and they should stock up on extra... So if anyone needs bait go to the prior lake bait shop

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Jeffreyyy

I was into the Shakopee bait shop this afternoon and they are well stocked on most there live bait! I'd definitely take a look there also!

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I had the same problem friday nite short runs and my bullhead was robbed

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I think I'm gonna do some of those two hook rigs, maybe then those bats wont knock my minnow off when I cast.....

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pureinsanity

I was into the Shakopee bait shop this afternoon and they are well stocked on most there live bait! I'd definitely take a look there also!

I lucked out. I fished all day in several lakes for bullies. However I managed to go back to a spot I tried earlier that day early this evening and pulled out 14 bullies and a large sucker in under an hour. Gonna hit it one more time tomorrow and see if I do well.

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Jeffreyyy

I fished out of Shakopee last night, however I went north down the river bend instead of the usual south. Was using nothing but cut bait and must of gone through 10 suckers. Was very successful if I wasnt looking for cats. Pulled in 6 gar instead, almost lost a finger with one haha. Was out from about 9-1:30 and there was still 2 boats out when I headed in. I think the rain we finally got here helped, I noticed the water level had risen maybe an inch or 2. everything helps at this point!

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Made it out last night for the first time in 3 weeks on the river. I haven't seen it this low before. It made launching a little more interesting that's for sure. Went upstream and crossed paths with a barge that took up most of the channel with the exception of about 10ft on the inside bend. Watched a boat pulling a wakeboarder cruise through full of kids which was just plain crazy. crazy Barge didn't appear to be going anywhere soon so we headed downstream. One run and the big goose egg for the evening. Good luck and stay safe this weekend guys.

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Larry FlatCaster

Jim Buck was that you at the 35W launch with the new boat of your buddies with the WI sticker? Around 7:15...........

It was a busy night on the river for the barges, radio helps.

After radioing him, he let me squeak by.

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LFC, yes sir. I kind of thought you looked familiar. Good running in to you. He just picked her up this week so we had to get it on the water. I think the radio is on the list...I know mine has saved my arse a few times before.

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LFC what type of radio do you run? I am thinking of picking one up soon and any info on them would be greatly appreiated

thanks Elwood

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RATTLE BOB

i went down to the minnesota rive with acouple of my buddies and we caught a 43pounder,21pounder and a 27 pounder we were just hammering them laugh

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RATTLE BOB

im new to this i just joined yesterday iv'e been waqtching this site alot but didnt have the time im glade i finally did smile

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i went down to the minnesota rive with acouple of my buddies and we caught a 43pounder,21pounder and a 27 pounder we were just hammering them laugh

All in one night? Yeah you were hammering them! wow...nice job...any pics?

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