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Got this 10 1/2" gill working a mayfly tungsten fly.  Love it when you set the hook and the fish doesn't move an inch.  😁

Suspended 10ft  off bottom, over basin area. 4mm black tungsren with white finnesse style body

Hit a north metro lake for panfish and stuck this 16" white crappie.

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AlwaysFishing23

Dang what a beast Royce! Fin colors are stunning as well. What a catch, wish I had lakes that produce as well as they do for you and Rick G 😉

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1 hour ago, eyeguy 54 said:

Got out for 2 hours to stretch the legs and last one was a big old hybrid. :) 

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Bassgill!  😆

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eyeguy 54

YUUUGE mouth on this beast. Reminded me of some of the people on here. 😂

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eyeguy 54

Nice white!

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IceHawk

Nice white Tom well done!

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monstermoose78
14 minutes ago, smalliehunter said:

I've found a new obsession 😬🤫

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It’s a great thing man

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1 hour ago, smalliehunter said:

I've found a new obsession 😬🤫

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Welcome to the club!

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Tom Sawyer

"Tis the season"

 

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Thee best time of the ice season is here. Get off the couch and enjoy it!

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AlwaysFishing23

Where are y’all finding panfish currently Preferably gills? Still mostly out deep or are you starting to find some in shallow (10 feet or less). 

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Borch

Nice fish Tom.  

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Nice!

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On 3/3/2020 at 10:00 AM, Rick G said:

 

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Isn't walleye season closed now? Unless you're fishing a continuous pool on the river....

You must be poaching, lmao!!!

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Two small bags with 8 fillets a piece for the old timer!!

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Tom Sawyer

I hope this timing of great weather, and outstanding fishing over the weekends continues. Late ice is nice ☺

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No crowds at the grocery store at all the other day. Always hilarious to see such few people fishing the best time of the ice season 😆

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I know its funny there is like no one out on the lakes suprising with the weather being so nice I think covid 19 aint that bad after all because it cancles school and gives me time to enjoy to original self quarintine fishing!! 

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