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lakeshoremunster hits the bear lotto


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I was stting in my stand opening morning from 530 till 8 am and didnt see a thing, the trail cam showed a bear hittting the site around 630 am, guess they didnt want to come in that morning. Went to grab some lunch and kill some time, came back on the stand around 4pm and sat there waiting in the heat, herd something come in, looked around and saw it was a coon that came in and ate my bait. Watched the coon for over an hour and then herd something coming from the tall grass 50 yards to my right, looked over there and saw a black movement, slowly stood up and waited for the bear to come in. It came it about 15 yards and stoped, turned around and ran 10 yards, with the cross hairs still on the bear I watched it do its coming in and running off dance two more time until I knew that it was commited to come in and eat the bait all the while the coon was still in the bait pile. The bear stoped 15 yards from my tree stand and looked right at me when the coon took off runing like a bat out of hell I knew I had to take my shot or I was going to watch the bear run off, so I took my shot in front of the shoulder right behind the head, and she dropped right were she was standing.

I was never so happy and thrilled when I saw the bear drop and didnt move. I sat back down on my stand taking a few deep breaths and replaying what went on in the last five mins, I thought about coming down to start dragging my bear out to the trail but remembered how others have said that when they did that they had another bear come in half hour later, so I looked at the time and thought I still had an hour and a half of daylight left, so I sat still with my rifle on my lap.

Not more that 10 mins went by and I herd some crunching noise in the grass to my right, I looked over and saw it was another bear, I stood up as carefully as I could and put the cross hairs on it, watched it come in about ten yards on the same trail as the first bear, it stoped just a few yards short of were the first on lay and it hoofed and took of back to the grass but when it got to the grass it turned right and ran a few steps and stoped. I watched it do this a few time through the scope waiting to see if it was going to come in or give me a shot, when it stoped again it was behind two big trees and all I saw was its head and butt. It took of walking again looking towards my direction and right then I thought to my self if I dont take my shot its going to run off and Ill never see it again.

So right when I thought of that it stoped and I placed the cross hairs on its vitals and squeezed the trigger, he was about 50 yards out when I pulled the trigger and he droped right were he was standing.

So after he droped I packed up my backpack and took off my harness and climbed down, and walked back to the truck to wait for my brother with the wheeler.

First bear was a 150lb or so sow and the second was a boar that broke 200lb, never got them weighed but it took my brother and I over an hour to drag him back to the trail.

Pics will be up later today when I get them scanned into the computer.

What an opening day it was for me, second year bear hunting and got my first two bears.

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Here is me with my two bears, the big one is on the left of the pic,

picture is kinda blury, but everyone was tired when we took the pics


here is my brother holding the big guy


here are the two bears again the boar is on top and the sow is on the bottom


here a a group shot of the guys.

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    • SkunkedAgain
      Those are some fine specimens. Great job
    • gimruis
      I'm quite shocked to hear that a walleye tournament is still doing a live weigh in.  Virtually every event these days around here is doing a catch, photo, and release format.   Regardless, nice work.  Congrats.
    • LakeofthewoodsMN
      On the south end...   A great week of fishing with walleyes and saugers caught in good numbers.   The go-to presentation, again, was a jig and frozen emerald shiner.  Emerald shiners are a staple in LOW and walleyes love them.  Other minnows worked also, but emerald shiners are a favorite of anglers for good reason.   The Lighthouse Gap area, Morris Point Gap and just in front of Pine Island held nice fish in 17 - 21' of water.  Various schools of walleyes and saugers across the south shore.     A quarter ounce jig in gold, glow white, pink, orange, chartreuse, or a combo of these colors tipped with a minnow worked well again.   Some big pike and jumbo perch being caught by walleye anglers. On the Rainy River...  Some nice walleyes were caught on the river this weekend, although most anglers normally head to the lake.  12 - 15' of water is holding some nice fish.   Sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River is closed until the keep season starts up again July 1st. Up at the NW Angle...  Some nice walleyes being caught along with a mixed bag.  12 - 25 feet of water.  Points, neck down areas and bays with warming water were holding good fish this week.    The go-to presentation was a jig and minnow as on the south shore.  A mixed bag as is common around the Angle.  
    • leech~~
      Nice work!   Here's two words you hardly ever hear anyone say anymore.  "grateful and humbled"   
    • Brianf.
      RLG, thanks for the shout-out!     Jeff and I are still trying to wrap our heads around what happened this past weekend.  We are humbled and full of gratitude  for having won 'The Classic' for a second time.     We practiced through all the rain on Thurs and the wind on Friday and found six different spots holding big fish.  Fishing was good on both days with several 'overs' in our catch...but would it hold up for another day?   We didn't know.     On tourney day, we made a long run to our first spot where I lucked out on a 26.5"er on my second cast.  Jeff followed up with a thick 27" er a few minutes later, which turned out to be the big fish for the event at 7.26lbs.  We finished out our limit and weighed-in at 10:30 am for the welfare of the fish in our livewell.    There were some big weights in this event which would have won in most other years, but - for whatever reason - this was our day.  Everything just went our way.  Again, we are just super grateful and humbled by this success.  We also want to congratulate all the other anglers who did well and give a big 'thank you' to the tournament organizers who put on such a great event!  
    • SkunkedAgain
      I had a good start to the season on opener. Fishing was slow but consistent. I had four eaters in the box by lunch dragging perch raps. Crappies were biting. I haven't been up since so don't know how things have changed since then, but I'm sure the walleye continue to migrate out into the main basins.
    • redlabguy
      Let’s start this by congratulating Brianf and son for winning their second City Autoglass Walleye Classic last weekend. These guys know how to fish.  We just got to the lake for the season. Chores are almost done and I’m ready to fish.  red(new dog is more yellow)labguy
    • Jetsky
      I tried starting a 2024 Lake Vermilion Fishing Report topic but it doesn't show up on this board.   Maybe somebody else knows how to do it?
    • Mike89
      then use the BB gun after catching them!!!    and then enjoy rabbit dinner for revenge!!!   
    • leech~~
      Yep crazy. 🤪 I played goalie in HS and my two grandsons play hockey now.  
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