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Toad

Speaking of Coldwater Cats . . .

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Toad

Hey Ed,

Since we're on the topic of coldwater catfish, wanted to let you know about the great flathead fishing near the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. Spent one amazing (albeit cold) day out there last weekend. We boated half a dozen flatheads in deeper eddies behind wingdams.

A 3/8oz jig with a Power Shad was key-- no bait necessary. So let's hook up and go fishing. This plastics stuff for cats really fires me up, man! Take 'er easy.

-a friend called Toad

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Sound's like a good time to key you in on the rest of my new bait system we have been working on at Cat Tracker.

You know the key point's already Toad. So maybe we can test my new Cat Tracker system, and see if we get them cold cat's really chomp'n!

How much open water time do you think there is left on them pools? I am very interested in checking that bite out!

Sound's like you done the hard part already? You found them!

BE......><,,>

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If you two go, I want to go with...can I...Pleeeeease.

GoodFishin : )
Rick

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Cool with me!

Get Jiggy with it!

Giggy de-la Piggy!

WE-WE!

BE.....><, ,>

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    • BartmanMN
      Thanks Cliff. I am coming up for my week of paradise tomorrow as well.
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