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Royce Aardahl

Got the **** scared right outta me!

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Royce Aardahl

Wow, after fishing tonight I was walking back on the RR tracks. I know how quiet trains can be co I was looking back about every 20 seconds cuz there was a curve about 100 yards behind me. About the 5th time I turned to check the train light was very close! I hit the ditch and in 5 seconds it was even with me. Yowzer did my heart skip a beat! I walk to the side a bit off the tracks but it's still a rush!! Now the report. What a night. Got to the water at 6:30 and got 3 by 7. The next 45 minutes I landed 21 more fish with 3, 18's and 1 at 19. Then it totally shut off. I hit 3 holes. At about 8:10 wham!! something big was ripping out the line. I figure musky for sure. Well I tightened up the drag so it couldn't pull any more after 3 dandy runs and finally was making headway. Getting dark so still couldn't tell when it rolled a couple times. Finally got it to shore. 33 inch fat carp!!! Got it in the mouth, I guess they like senkos too. That thing must have been at least 20 pounds! Maybe 25. What a night!!

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Mark Christianson

Why is your handle eyeguy54?
Shouldn't it be smallieguy54 or deerguy54?

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Royce Aardahl

Imitation Senkos was the ticket. I think my mepps would work ok also but this worm stuff is more fun. I tried 4 colors and they all worked.

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BigMike

Eyeguy - you are lucky you didn't get nailed! That would freak me out too! Whatcha doin on Saturday? HT, BLB, Ebass, Me and maybe some others are going to be up on Monti. We're launching out of Montissippi on Sat. at 6:45am. EB & me are doing a float trip (not sure if we are going to pull out at Ellison or Kadler just yet).

Senko/stik baits are great! Just imagine - you didn't know what they were a month ago! We should have never let the secret out! LOL. As for color, it seems that the river smallies don't seem to care what color they are - although I tend to go with either natural colors or really bright colors... both work great!

I got all of my magic stiks & jacks worms (along with a bunch of other stuff) from TJ Tackle and I'm looking to nail the smallies (HT & BLB don't stand a chance wink.gif).

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Mike
TJ Tackle Pro-Staff

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Royce Aardahl

Thanks for the invite but I have a honey do list and a couple of tree stands to put up. If there's any extra time I hope to get out to wet a line with my son. I just got done working and it's time to hit the river again. I see it was up about 8 inches from a week and a half ago. Kinda nice.

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Jim W

Thanks for sharing your report,. How about sharing what was the ticket technique and presentation etc?

I am envious of the smally waters up North.
Now, I don't have it all that bad down my way.
INcluding all of the new lakes I fish each year I hope to add more smally rivers!

Thanks again!

Keep the rods bendin'!!!

Jim W

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