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ANYFISH2

Dandy!!

 

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JeremyCampbell

Nice one Rick!

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Rick G

Small shallow lake,  central Mn.

Saw very few fish around bedding areas today. Most of the bigger gills were found around the deep weed edge or under docks  6-12 ft. 

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bbfenatic

This is a first for me. Got off the lake and this was parked in the lot.....the horse was tied to a tree a ways back in the woods. The boat trailer tires were wooden spokes with metal sheeting.  Did not see any boat out there rowing around...do you suppose they use "motorized" boats? Maybe they were tucked way back in the reeds with a row boat and we just did not see them.  

 

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The pic below is a couple of the many crappies we caught...13ft...outside edge of the cabbage.

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theharvester

Yes he rows a small boat . SAW him on big o early this year.

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ZachD

Nice I want to see a video of him launching the boat with that rig!

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ANYFISH2

We SAW a family out on Little Pine last summer.  SAW  them load the boat, not launch.

 

Yes, they rowed their boat.

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On 6/17/2017 at 6:56 PM, theharvester said:

Yes he rows a small boat . SAW him on big o early this year.

 

On 6/18/2017 at 0:32 AM, ANYFISH2 said:

We SAW a family out on Little Pine last summer.  SAW  them load the boat, not launch.

 

Yes, they rowed their boat.

 

Yup...same guy then...these 3 lakes are all in the same general vicinity.  

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ANYFISH2

20170715_213503.thumb.jpg.893b939fd2bb8f8672dda9ead0e45c4d.jpgIsaac PB bluegill.  1lb 4oz.

 

a small one I caught.

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Those of you who have been on the Forum for a long time probably remember FisherDog...he taught me how to find crappies 12 mths out of the year and I have taken it to an entirely new level :crazy:

Here is pic of him with a couple slabs when he was up in July and we fished hard20170706_204421.thumb.jpg.7cb170d7cce10eed5fac8e98ee2512d3.jpg....he moved to Marco Island several years ago but bought a place back up here to visit a few weeks per year

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eyeguy 54

pretty seed

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Rick G

One from Sunday

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bbfenatic

What a beauty Rick....very impressive!

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ANYFISH2

Awesome fish Rick!

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eyeguy 54

mug shots 

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eyeguy 54

gotta love the gills. 

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Rick G

Yep, gotta love big gills:)

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eyeguy 54

A few from up on Bowstring. Lotta fish biting in less than 9 feet. 

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Been out chasing crappies again in the DL area..been a while...finding some nice ones in mouth of a river...pic of a couple

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Rick G

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eyeguy 54

a nice 9 incher hoping to reach 10 by next year. 

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eyeguy 54

a pretty guy   flipped away before mug shot... LOL

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eyeguy 54

another great morning in the yak.  kept a few to eat this trip. 

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Rick G

Still finding Some very nice fish:)

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eyeguy 54

crazy bite today. bobber disappeared constantly for 4 hours. :) 

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Rick G

Got into a few myself today

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