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smurfy
1 hour ago, Mike89 said:

careful of what you ask for!!!   sorry Glenn I had too!!  I was told to say it!!

Hey don't you gotta go to bed!!🤣

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well fellas.......my last official day of employment today.........from here on out i'll be retired and plan on spending way more time up that direction!!!!!!!!   LOOK OUT!!!!!!!!!🤣🤭

Took the four wheeler back a few miles to a little lake for some panfish. Found 6.5 inches of ice. Caught quite a few crappie, kept 5 all 10-11 inches. Caught two gills over 8 inches with the biggest

well I went on that drive. got up there Friday about 10 am. just a few small open spots on the lake. by even most was gone and what was left the north wind pushed up against the point by us. lot a eag

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On 5/20/2020 at 5:10 PM, PRO-V said:

Smurf, if you're here for a month might have to meet for a cocktail.

 

On 5/20/2020 at 7:07 PM, Mike89 said:

careful of what you ask for!!!   sorry Glenn I had too!!  I was told to say it!!

FYI PRO-V, they usually keep a close eye on him up there so hanging out with him could be trouble.😀

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1 hour ago, gunner55 said:

 

FYI PRO-V, they usually keep a close eye on him up there so hanging out with him could be trouble.😀

HEY. 🥴🤧🤪 I'll have you know.......

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As a matter of fact I'm at Sand Lake right now. Actually caught some walleyes. Most were too big. 18"-20". Got the first dogfish of my life also.

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Seems like there's quite a few of those 18-20" in here right now. Had a neighbor get 6 keepers the other night though. First Bowfin, really, should try a 4-6 #'er on a UL. They'll tell you if you tie good knots & if your drag is working though. The stop sign that's by the little bridge, we're just north of that a bit.

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12 hours ago, PRO-V said:

As a matter of fact I'm at Sand Lake right now. Actually caught some walleyes. Most were too big. 18"-20". Got the first dogfish of my life also.

and you keep them dogfish in sand too!!!!!!!!!!😂 maybe shoulda kept some of them other roughfish and get rid of them!!!!!!🤣😜

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i'm off this coming week, and looking at my calender…….I have nothing going on, soooo...….I be thinking by wed I may head north!!!!!!!!👍

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Hmmm!🤔 Some dogfish in Peterson, I don't think the DNR will mind.😉🙂

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2 hours ago, gunner55 said:

Hmmm!🤔 Some dogfish in Peterson, I don't think the DNR will mind.😉🙂

😡💩👎 listen here bubba!!!!!!!!!1🤣

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My stepdaughter and her husband figured they would try Peterson since they were close. I guess she got this 19 1/2" this afternoon. 

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54 minutes ago, PRO-V said:

My stepdaughter and her husband figured they would try Peterson since they were close. I guess she got this 19 1/2" this afternoon. 

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🤣 funny guy. That tree line kinda looks like just south of the access but dead giveaway were the rushes!!

 

Looks alot like sand to me.

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52 minutes ago, smurfy said:

🤣 funny guy. That tree line kinda looks like just south of the access but dead giveaway were the rushes!!

 

Looks alot like sand to me.

You know what? I double checked with them and it was Sand. Sorry for any confusion.😜🤣

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I was just testing your knowledge of geography and you got a perfect score. 

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🤔  Not too many spots with that many rushes here so I've got a good idea where that is.  

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well...........i'll be up for round #2 wed morning!!!!!!!! look out fish. last time was mainly work. did get a bit of fishing in but i was limited.

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well made it back...……..weather was good, hot Thursday but she really cooled down after that. hit sand, little sand and bowstring, no walleyes, 🙄 but I suck at walleye fishing anyway. got plenty of pickling pike material. sure could tell the difference in those pike from sand to bowstring, bowstring pike  seem to have more meat across the back then sand??????

 

then we hit the jackpot on sunfish Friday!!!!!! on LAKE Z!!!!!!!! 😛 sat we hit a lake up north of talmoon..caught and released all pike, only 1 over 26.

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Just got back from another 5 days. Fishing was ok. Little more warm as and humid then I like but survived. Skeeters weren't real bad but the deerflies are getting to be real annoying.

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well.....round #3 is just around  the corner. tomorrow morning to be exact!!!!!!!👍 for another 4-5 days of fishing, loafing, beer and maybe a campfire or 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

ProV............. i'll be in rapids the 6th and 7th of August doing negotiations with ASV if your interested in getting together for a beer!!!!!!👍 we can talk bad things about this gunner and Mikey guy!!!!!!!!😂🤣🤭 

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have at it my friend!!!  LOL!!!

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2 hours ago, Mike89 said:

have at it my friend!!!  LOL!!!

I was wondering how long it take to get a response.🤣

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On 7/16/2020 at 5:48 PM, smurfy said:

I was wondering how long it take to get a response.🤣

Hey Smurf, just saw this. I'll try to remember those dates. 🍺

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18 hours ago, PRO-V said:

Hey Smurf, just saw this. I'll try to remember those dates. 🍺

Things have really changed since I posted that. 🥴 but I managed to arrange my schedule to still make that trip work the 6th.🤫😂

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On 7/23/2020 at 8:31 PM, PRO-V said:

Hey Smurf, just saw this. I'll try to remember those dates. 🍺

we still gotta date, maybe!!!!!!!!! i should be done by about 7 pm???????? heck i'd even go to the pickled loon fer a beer or 2!!!!!!!!!

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How about the Eagles club. Pickled Loon got slapped twice for Covid violations and a relative working there caught it.

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How's the fishin?

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On 8/4/2020 at 7:33 PM, PRO-V said:

How about the Eagles club. Pickled Loon got slapped twice for Covid violations and a relative working there caught it.

man, missed this!!!!!!!!!🥴 thursday nite was a blur in rapids, then i got company at the cabin......sorry........maybe next time.

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On 8/8/2020 at 10:25 AM, Rick said:

How's the fishin?

i was up for work mainly. but did get a line wet a few times. friday sunfish and all catch and release. sat i went out for a bit to chase pike and only got 1 about 12 inches long. we had 3 inches of rain friday nite and a heck of a thunder and lightning show, so i'd think that put a damper on fish cooperating.

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5 hours ago, smurfy said:

man, missed this!!!!!!!!!🥴 thursday nite was a blur in rapids, then i got company at the cabin......sorry........maybe next time.

That's alright Smurf. I got caught up at home and missed it to. Next time 🥃🍺

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been a while since anyone posted here. went up last tuesday.............holy molly  did wheezy outdoors have vehicles there for the bear opener. looked like a car lot.

 

hit Noma lake wed.........kept 5 nords......nuttin earth shattering. thurs was to windy to be on any lake by myself so i played with trees all day, cutting hauling splitting and stacking. i can still feel it in muscles i forgot i had!!!!🤧 fdiday i hit a lake that we fished a bunch but froze out. musta caught 15 nords but all between 12-15 inches long.....there is hope!!!! some family came up friday..... hit another secret lake sat.....had to hunt them down but we did good on sunfish. sunday again it was to windy. 

 

there wasnt a single sign of bear hunters anywhere in the area i traveled either.

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