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curt quesnell

New way to listen to NCOR...The weekend fishing outlook...FINAL NCOR OF THE SUMMER

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curt quesnell

May 7th kicks off the summer run of the North Country fishing show.

85 new and unique programs mostly geared to Lake of the Woods fishing and fishers. Thanks to Rick Paquin and this great website for again linking to North Country Outdoors Radios webpage so the Hot Spot Outdoors

faithful can listen "on demand" to each days program and the last several shows in the archive.

From the very first show to the final broadcast at the end of August I will

do my best to keep things timely and worth a listen.

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LOTW_Outdoorsman

I look forward to it Curt!!!! Best of luck and see you on the water!

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curt quesnell

There are some new rules (thus new confusion) as the new season start regarding the fight against invasive species.

2 of the first 5 shows of the season will be dedicated to

letting you know what is being expected from us this season.

Tues and Thurs our Local DNR CO is on to lay it out for us.

Dont miss these shows.

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curt quesnell

Lots of things to do this week , Jeff Beckwith as done it a million times and shares somethings that will help. Click on the NCOR logo a the top of this page and click on the podcast. Spend some time on the NCOR page and check out what is new.

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curt quesnell

By now you have heard you wont need those stickers on your boat and trailer (yet). Get the latest info available on todays show. Click the NCOR logo at the top of this page and listen to the podcast of this mornings North Country Outdoors Radio

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magnum mike

Something is monkeyed up on the KTRF site. You can't get to the podcasts.

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K2

Good morning Curt w/a C

Don't possess a e-mail account, just basically this site. Seen the ad for the Tees, nice looking garb. Would been willing to sport one for the cause. Hoping tomget up tom the big lake with W-tips in the very near future. Stay safe on the water!

K2

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curt quesnell

EEEEECk. I contacted the web people, hopefully it will go soon.

Thanks for the heads up.

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curt quesnell

OK things are working fine now.

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curt quesnell

Johnnie Candle just rigged his boat and shares some of the tips and things he does to make sure he is ready for what ever happens. Good information as we are all crawling around in boats trying to prepare for the new season.

Click the NCOR logo at the top of this page to listen to the podcast....

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curt quesnell

Jeremy Woinarowicz is back on the show today to run through what you will need personally and on board opening weekend. Good information to mull through. Click on the NCOR logo at the top of this page to listen to the podcast.

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curt quesnell

A good conversation with Walleye Jon. I beat as many secrets spots and tactics we can use this weekend out of him as I could. Plus other cool stuff. Click the NCOR logo at the top of this page to listen in to the podcast.

Good Luck this weekend

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walleyejon

I'm walking out the door on the way to the lake and I wanted to thank Curt and NCOR for the support in my new endeavor. I also wish everyone luck throughout the season and hopefully I can help a few of make some memories. Have a great weekend.

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curt quesnell

It was great on LOW and I think pretty good all over. Jeff Beckwith was pitching jigs into the weeds and scoring...He talks about today on North Country Outdoors radio. Click the NCOR logo at the top of this page and listen to the podcast...

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I went driving around Saturday afternoon to visit clients and everyone was back in by 3pm having filled limits for everyone. Great fishing opener and good luck for me. I interviewed Nick Painovich from Zippel Bay and Paul Johnson from River Bend about what they though the next couple of weeks would be like. Click the NCOR logo at the top of the page to get to the podcast.

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curt quesnell

The news is all good! Click the NCOR logo at the top of this page to listen to Walleye Pro Johnnie Candle talk about spring and summer outlook no matter where you fish.

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curt quesnell

What ever you are using now, even if it is nothing, you will be interested in what Steve Wood has to say about about the new situation at great Minnesota company LakeMaster. Click on the NCOR logo at the top of this page to listen to todays show!

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curt quesnell

From one side of the lake to the other the weekend outlook is here. Also, the scientific survey results from this week on the LOW forum are examined. Click the NCOR logo at the top of this page to hear the podcast

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curt quesnell

Cold front roll through and leave you holding your lunch wondering what to do. Jeff Beckwith on todays show with tactics to help you regardless of the weather. Click on the NCOR logo at the top of this page to listen to today's podcast.

A new video we shot on Saturday called "One Hour Limits" will be up on the web page later today.

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curt quesnell

River Bend Resorts Paul Johnson talked to me while he was netting fish on his charter boat Monday morning. Great information here. Click the NCOR logo at the top of this page to listen to this show! New video from the weekend too.

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RippenLipz was wondering about how cold fronts might effect the fishing this weekend (Hey, I know there were others too)

I know what I will do but I asked Johnnie Candle our touring Walleye Pro what he would do. Click the NCOR logo at the top of this page to hear today's Podcast.

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curt quesnell

Midwest Outdoors TV Host Jon Thelen has a new weekly video series where he fishes a lake on Monday or Tuesday, produces a video and gets it on line by Thursday. This week he spotlights one of his favorites....LAKE OF THE WOODS. Click the NCOR logo at the top of this page and listen to the podcast of todays show. Good info you can use this weekend

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curt quesnell

Have a great weekend, I hope the weather holds for us. No matter what happens today's show has information you can use THIS weekend. Drive safe and click on the NCOR Logo at the top of the page to hear this podcast.

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curt quesnell

Kristine Houtman is back on the show in support of the NCOR contest in June. We are giving away the entire set of 4 Fish On Kids Books to one lucky kid aged 7 to 12. Get the details and get your kids or grandkids entered...click on the NCOR logo at the top of this page and listen to today's podcast

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curt quesnell

It happened again on Monday. At the boat ramp a guy was loading his boat and you could tell he was not happy. He had only a very few fish in the bucket because his anchor could not hold him still in 20 mph wind.

This is a topic that comes up quite a bit. You CAN anchor up in any kind of wind with the proper equipment. Johnnie Candle took time off this morning from pre fishing the MWC Mille Lacs event to talk anchors, boats and anchor rope.

Click the NCOR logo at the top of this page to listen to the podcast. For better trips in the future.

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    • srj
      Quite a strong bite for the Streiffs tourney. I think there were 20 or so over 28", with the biggest weighing 10 3/4. Last year I think there were five overs. The boats were spread all over the lake. Many were fishing the mud, a few were quite shallow and some on the rocks. Most guys spoke of slot fish like crazy......but roughly 1 out of 6 boats having a 28" plus is crazy!! The stage got a bit crowded when the big fish catchers got up there for a picture.
    • gimruis
      They can go on opener like everyone else does instead of pre-emptively scaring the local ducks out of the area.
    • OhioVike
      Congratulations!.  I am sure it's a bittersweet time for you.  All the best!
    • Wanderer
      My recollection of Sylvia is it being a nice, clean looking lake that would have nice views.  Bass were plentiful when I last fished it but ran pretty small on the weedlines.  You had to fish the slop to get better sized bass.  Couldn’t tell you a thing about walleyes there. I agree with Tom, Clearwater is a more dynamic fishery.
    • Wanderer
      We had to cut the hooks on one of my fish this year.  Caught on a Cisco Kid, 2 of 3 sets of trebles in the fish.  Just by how they were twisted, the leverage made removal by pulling very difficult and the fish would thrash when I attempted to work them out.  Made the decision pretty easy to cut the hooks. I’m honestly considering going barbless on everything.  Half the time the lure shakes free in the net anyway so the pressure is what keeps them buttoned until netted.  The plus is if one of us gets one in the hand when working on a netted fish, it won’t hurt so bad getting it out!
    • Wanderer
      Thanks for the feedback.   We have the time from hookset to release pretty short I think.  I read earlier this spring the average fight these days lasts 90 seconds or less.  I’ll admit I was amazed to hear that but after a half dozen muskies that have come to net this year, that’s no bull.  We usually have em netted on the first pass by the boat.  My 48 inch net allows one to do all the handling in the water while the other gets the bump board laid out and phone ready for a pic. A quick measure and quick pics and back in the water they go. Thats about as much as we can do.  70 degrees is lower than I expected to hear.  We were seeing those temps on opening weekend in Ontario.  We didn’t like seeing 80 last Friday on Leech.
    • delcecchi
      What do you think of the "cut the hooks" method of dealing with Muskies?   Small bolt cutters to make the process fast.   Just wondering.  
    • guideman
      Typically temps over 70 degrees are considered dangerous for handling Muskies. The length of the fight and the time you take handling the fish will make a difference. That is one of the reasons we use heavy line and big rods, you don't want to battle the fish to the death. Skip photos on smaller fish and remove the hooks with the fish in the net, in the water, not on the bottom of the boat. "Ace"   "It's just fishing man"  
    • Tom Sawyer
      Sylvia would have been my 1st choice, until it recently was discovered to have Stary Stonewart. Pretty devastating invasive. I'd bet Clearwater holds a state record large mouth bass. It also has strong walleye year classes.
    • Wanderer
      I was able to get back out on Leech last Friday the 13th.  Had to take a day off work to get some fishin’ in! This time was strictly for muskies but bass and pike showed themselves anyway. 🙂  The morning waves were still rolling from either the night or Thursday and the lake was rougher  than expected at 6 am.  The forecast said 0-5 and eventually the wind did calm from the northwest, switch, and then proceed from the southwest.  The effect for us was basically almost a 180 degree switch while we were out there and we didn’t see any fish of any size after that.  I think the switch was complete by roughly 1 pm. The other thing that raised our eyebrows was the surface water temps.  We started seeing high 76’s right away on the main lake but climbed pretty quickly to 78-79 mid day and was topping out at 81 by the afternoon/evening.  This made us really want to focus on deeper weeds but weren’t having much luck locating them.  We just weren’t in the right part of the lake.  But that’s how you learn - by doing. Total muskie count for the day = 2; 1 follow (mid 40 class) and one boated (41.5).  The day went SUPER fast for 10 hours of fishing.  Black bucktails raised the two for us.  I had the follow, my partner caught the fish. The temps had us concerned about the fish but my monster 48 inch net enables us to keep the fish completely in the water until it’s time for a quick measure and pic. Still trying to come to grips on what’s too warm for fishing muskies.  This one was on the line for no more than 2 minutes, including the net time before the hooks were out.  Maybe another minute to get the phone and board out and glove on for grabbing it up.  Less than 1 minute to measure and photo, then back in the drink for an easy resuscitation.