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BradHawthorne

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Here's Northlander with a 26" eye caught on a #7 rattling shad in 17 fow.

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I found out last night it is very tough to get a close enough picture of a big fish and be able to see the measurement at night. Even tougher with a camera in one hand,flopping fish and a thumbs up and wanting to get the fish back in the water ASAP. Maybe someone can come up with a better idea for next year. I dont know whos idea the thumbs ups was (Brad H) but next time go with something that doesnt require the use of the other hand. lol Maybe one of those cheap white measureing tapes might show up better at night.

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Lets see them guys!

Dont have any fish worthy of showing, but thanks for all the effort and time spent on organizing, the wife and I enjoyed the seminar and vendors. also thanks for ordering all that great weather, (take the credit brother, sometimes ya just gotta tell a little white one), hope to see you all next year for the same fun.

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WHAT A BLAST! Thanks Brad and everyone who helped out with this. Big thanks to Paul at Appledorns for the great room. The new accommodations are top notch.

Super special thanks to Borch for putting me on fish, even if a few were them green carp type. We managed a bunch of fish but 26" was the best we could do size wise. My top producer by far was the Flicker Shad in "Sexy Shad".Better known in stores as Racey Shad. LOL. As Borch would say "I work out". wink

That lure has been hot 2 years in a row down there. See you guys next year.

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Wife & i loved the seminars, hints, & food. Had a blast for first timers on the lake in the dark. First time ever trying crank baits & it showed, nothing landed or bit even though we had great location & tip for grass island reef....the fish finder lit up bigtime but yet i proved even those free lures cuaght me nothing. i will be googling all week on how to retrieve a crankbait cause we got zippo. The wife loved Mcquoids little marina & commented couple times on the beautifal fall views, awesome weather, and how well my HB fishfinder/GPS worked for moving in the dark (im already working on a co pilot trolling motor for next year & she may be biting). Buzzies food was great (and thanks for the awesome donation, we had am breakfast there), Tony & Brad did a great job on the fishing and i learned a ton, apparently just not enuff yet. the great news is i think wife is hooked "literally" these events and is starting to ask for more time on the lake......a complete win for us & our family and hope to see you all again.

Note for future: if anyone is talking during seminars plz ask them to stop or leave, very disrespectful to sponsors who are talking and those that want to hear them.

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Thanks again Brad, great job! We had a blast! Caught plenty of 'eyes, but the biggest I could get in the boat was a 25.5" I caught all my fish on Salmo Hornet #5f silver/blue shad color. Hope to see everyone out this fall plenty of good open water fishing left! grinfull-41969-24959-millelacs9.29.12001.jpg

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Note for future: if anyone is talking during seminars plz ask them to stop or leave, very disrespectful to sponsors who are talking and those that want to hear them.

I agree

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I will say this was also a great event! I stuck to the east side Doe Island area and was amazed by the amount of boats on the water. Weather was gorgeous! I want to thank the reps for showing some great tips and starting ideas. Brad I love the “dock tickler”! We trolled Husk Jerks and also found it very frustrating to get a picture at night. I will post what I have even though there not on a scale. We ended up with 7 for the night 27 ½, 26, 23, 23, 23, 22 and 21.

PS. I agree if you think for a second that you are going to try to talk over the speaker that is giving his time to an event sit in the back when you come. Very Rude.

26”

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27 ½”

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23”

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And then I was just done taking pics that didn’t work!

Thanks again!

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Nice Fish Sand Burr!

Thanks to all the folks who worked so hard getting this event put together. Brad I know you put a lot of time into getting this rolling and the event went very well.

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Those dock ticklers are 14 foot Jason Mitchel trolling rods. I think Reeds still has them on sale 2 for 1 at $129. I have 2 brand new ones that I would sell for $60 a piece if anyone was interested.

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This was the best pic I could get of this one. Properly laid out with the tail pinched it was 26" shows 25.75 on the board the best way I could hold it with thumb up. I got another 26" latter but this one was so hard to get a pic of I didn't want to try again. We fished until about 10:45 and ended up with 14 for 2 of us but only 3 in the box though. full-35897-24988-fish.jpg

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Here is a nice 25" Chad L send me yesterday We are going to give this until 6pm before we lock it and choose the winners lets see some more pixs guys! full-39403-24996-chadl25.png

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A fat 27 1/2 inch fish caught sat night after the seminar.One of 6 quality fish.Thanks again for the tips.

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Winners are

1st Walleyehooker

2nd Inconeato

3rd Northlander

4th Lutzy

PM me your addy winners

We will see you all next year guys!

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Hey Northlander - congrats! Glad I didn't knock that one off with the net! grin Nice work to the other fellas as well.

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Thanks man. Maybe next year you will be the one with the hot hand and Ill have the chance to knock yours off with the net. LOL. Ill keep my eyes open for some good used line counters for ya.

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    • SkunkedAgain
      Luckily we don't have large open areas of ice that break away, such as on Red Lake.   Stay safe and warm.
    • JerkinLips
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    • Wanderer
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    • SkunkedAgain
      I'm still hoping for a sunny warm-up to melt all of the existing snow off of the existing ice, and then an arctic blast. After that, I'm hoping for a giant walleye to hop out of the lake and filet itself before skinny dipping in some batter and then relaxing in a hot pan of oil in my kitchen.
    • gimruis
      I'm planning to go later this week.  There's fresh snow coming tomorrow too.
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      Well, a new report for today talked about cracks opening up and ice piling up!  Better check the night before you head up.  😕
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