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MarkB

Rough weather for the first afternoon!

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Our guests arrived earlier this afternoon and we braved the elements to get in some fishing. Oh my was it ever worth it! What lacked in quantity was made up for in quality! 9 walleyes were boated of which 7 were slot fish ! My cousin's youngest son had a really big trophy walleye hooked and boat side before she made a flop and threw the hook. Everything was caught on leeches. In spite of rain, thunder, and lightning eek( we headed for cover), it was a nice beginning to their visit.

Prospects are really looking good for some upcoming fabulous fishing!!

Good Fishing,

MarkB smile

This is the biggest one landed this afternoon.

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Casey Sunsdahl

We found the numbers today.. Just flipping pounded them.. Best day of the year for action it was nearly non stop for 3-4 hours. Boated around 40 and lost as many.. Biggest fish only about 23 though. Piranhas!

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MarkB

Big day all around for us also today Casey. Tough weather for awhile this afternoon, but the fish didn't seem to care. It seems something flipped the switch on the 15.5"-17" walleyes these past few days. The small 10'-12" walleyes of a couple weeks ago have been replaced with the upper end eaters. Some areas are pretty well loaded up with 20"+ females. AND everything appears hungry. It doesn't get much better......

Good Fishing,

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jkrash

It sure is nice to see all the different year classes in the lake..

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