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Hi Dave! Hope things are going well with you!

The family and I are up on vacation at Moose Lake this coming week. We will be up this Saturday to Cedarwild. Are you available for any fishing time?

I still have your cell #'s but don't have your e-mail address anymore. Hoping you're available this weekend or anytime next week?


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hey sloop! i have a stupid wedding on saturday, but barring any catastrophies tomorrow i should only have to grease and adjust brakes on sunday. keeping my fingers crossed. i'm not sure, but i think next week is booked solid. i just fired up the truck this week, and i am getting pretty busy now. we should be able to get together. tell your boy i now have an 8 foot net grin.gif give me a call, or stop by sunday smile.gif

summer is just the dog days of winter jigglestick I.B.O.T.#5 have you clamped today???

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Hi Dave!

Stop on by on Sunday when you wake up! We'll be in the same cabin we were in June. I'll call you or stop by if I don't see you by 9 or 10 am or so on Sunday.

I'll let Nathan know you have a long net. He'll be happy ;> ). If you know of any lakes in the area going for crappies to take the kids to next week, let me know. Might as well not post tho', I won't be on the forum again until we get back.

Hope to see you!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey Dave!

Tried that lake a couple of more times this week. Interesting lake. Went out with Nathan a couple hours before dark and dragged jigs and minnows at the 18-20 foot mark. Caught northerns to about 4 pounds, bass to 3 pounds and one 25 inch walleye, all released.

The other two nights I tried after dark I caught one more 15 inch crappie on one night and on the other lost two of the bad boys at the boat trying to land them by hand (the kids had somehow lost our net). It was okay, I would have released them anyway but would have liked to have had them in the boat to measure.

You have to work hard to get them out there, but the size makes the hunt worth it.

e-mail me and I can fill you in with more details. Also see my post in the crappie/sunnie forum. We had great fishing all week.

Good seeing you again! Say hi to your family. Take Care!

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How were things at Cedarwild? Is Al still doing OK? My family has vacationed there for 28 years. Just curious. Thanks for your response.



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Hi Lars!

Things at Cedarwild were great. Al seems to be doing well. My family has known Al almost as long as you and it's always great to be up there. The kids love Al and the heated pool.

Hope his good health holds out for years to come!

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    • rundrave
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    • smurfy
      Awesome cause Rick!!👍👍👌
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    • SkunkedAgain
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    • LakeofthewoodsMN
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    • Kettle
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    • leech~~
      Wow, don't want to be one of those guys.  But, you don't think such liberal limits down there, hurts the northern population next spring?  
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