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Tom Sawyer

Was fun to run into several fish around that 9 inch mark today. Good times smilefull-44147-47965-dscn0534(800x557).jpg

It's definitely big gill time; wish I could have stayed longer.

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eyeguy 54

nice fishy smile

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Tom Sawyer

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Beat up male from the spawn it looks like caught today, worthy of a pic I thought, was released of coarse.......full-44147-47981-p8020193(800x473).jpg

Sometimes a fresh fish fry ends a good day on the water, life is good grin Time to start the Coleman....... Cheers smile

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Avid Angler

Crappies going strong last night along a sharp break off a reed bed. All nice 10 inch crappies caught on a slow tolled 1/8 oz jig with a minnow. Even had a bonus quality gill.

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perry p

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I caught my personal best smallie this morning in the Hutchinson area! @4 lbs.

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jmg

Beautiful fish, Perry. Nice colorful MN Summertime picture.

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perry p

Thanks, jmg! Camera distortion makes the fish look smaller. It was safely released. I was taught to fish weedlines. What takes getting used to is fishing over rocks and sand. A person thinks, "There can't be any fish here." and then Wham!full-45113-48084-washingtonsmallie#3.jpg

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Avid Angler

Glad that Labor day has come and gone. Time to have the lakes to myself with a few die hards.

Fishing is picking up!!

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perry p

I fished Lake Manuella this morning and couldn't buy a bite! Smallmouth bass were jumping all over the place though. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Pike this morning on the lake too!

I finished the day on Howard lake and only caught one pike, albeit a darn nice one.

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huskie0302

Are you sure those were smallies or were they carp?

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mrpike1973

It was a honor meeting you to PerryP. Nice group of guys and gals on here!

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perry p

I'm assuming they were smallies, but I could be wrong. They were a dark color. I believe they like to jump just like carp do. I marked plenty of fish on my locator but couldn't even hook a largemouth in my favorite spots. The weather patterns were probably against us. Yes, this is like facebook for me!

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Avid Angler

Found a few fish this weekend, but seemed to bite pretty light. Need the cool weather back.

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Avid Angler

Where is the hot fall walleye bite locally????

Has anyone got into a mess of walleyes yet this fall?

I have tried many lakes and many techniques around the Hutch area. I will pick one up here and there, but nothing consistent.

The river even seems sluggish.

Maybe the warm weather slowed things down.

Avid

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zrt6

I agree the water actually warmed up over the weekend another week or two they should pick up

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Avid Angler

Anybody have fall walleye pictures to share!!

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Hester

Not yet.

Give me a couple days and I hope to.

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BuckSutherland

Anybody have fall walleye pictures to share!!

River

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mndad23

Just joined and relatively new to the area. I decided to try the Crow today for the first time ever in Hutch. They were really hitting light mainly due to their size. Five eyes and largest was 14". I also bagged a large doe before fishing. Unfortunately I used my front fender and door. Threw my side view mirror in next to the waders and kept going.

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pikerliker

Hey I didn't think the road kill season was open yet?! smile

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Avid Angler

Buck, did you mean that the fish are biting on the river?

I've tried several times. There are many small fish 6-8 inches. Nothing to keep.

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Faner50

Tried Greenleaf. Ran the lake for 2 hours with very high tech locator with down imaging....saw nothing, caught nothing. By the way, WHY are all the cattails dying off on both Greenleaf and Sioux. Whole cat islands have disappeared ??? SRA ??? Looks like Rep Dean Urdahl and Sen Steve Dille have slipped Meeker tax payers a "mickey" ! The road improvement was a success though...it looks just like the old road LOL.

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Hester

The part about the road is really funny.

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Avid Angler

Walleyes are still biting and boats are nowhere to be seen!!

Had the lake to myself on Saturday. Had 3, 19.5", 21.75" and 21".

It wasn't fast, but still fun.

Avid

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huskie0302

Same here, I was out Sunday morning. Not fast but all quality fish. Biggest was 23 in walleye and 19 in bass.

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workin4bait

I made it out over the weekend also,but everywhere I fished I had other boats in the area.

Some of my trips were a bust and others were quite good. My Friday morning trip I caught 7 walleyes[5 were small and the other 2 were over 20 inches]. My Monday morning trip also was good,I caught 7 more walleyes[3 short fish,a 15",a 16",a 20", and a 27"]. Those larger fish really bulldog.

workin'

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Tom Sawyer

I can't believe there aren't any reports guys......

The reason I haven't posted is because I haven't had time to fart; been working in Santa's warehouse here in St. Cloud.....

Maybe during this weekends heat wave, most likely shallow.

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walleyeking19

I'll throw in a report! Went out to Buffalo twice this last week. Ended up with 3 little perch and a 12" crappie that got to swim another day. There havent been as many guys as usual in front of the courthouse, wonder why.

I havent been by to check but I had 9 inches over the weekend so I'm assuming guys are driving out there already. Now that Pulaski is frozen, you'll find me out there the rest of the winter! Good luck guys!

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Naturboy

I've only fished that area once since ice took over and that trip wasn't worth reporting on.

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expl

I have been doing pretty good for walleyes on a few different area lakes.If one lake isnt goin decent I go to another the next time out.I just keep switching it up, trying new spots and areas that I scoped out during open water that looked promising and trying to develop a pattern if possible.Did o.k yesterday evening but I know I can do better. full-47240-51791-20141209_225814.jpg

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