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Royce Aardahl

Dirty Dog does it again

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Royce Aardahl

My good friend Steve ( who I call Dirty Dog), got another dandy today. We decided to try to get an eye or 2 for the fry pan and hit an old smally spot north of Sartell a ways first. First cast, BAM! 20 1/4 incher. AWESOME, HEAVY fish! (The dirty dog!) wink.gif All in all a fun evening with 6 smallie, 2 keeper eyes and a couple crappies. Then about sundown I look to the front of the boat and there's a doe swimming across the river. A bit more current and we could have netted her! BAd picture but you can kinda see her.

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Mark Christianson

Lemme guess......


Senko?
Nice fish. Will I ever get a 20 incher???
Wait!!!!
I just remembered. I got this pig recently? How could I forget?

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BigMike

BLB - I think you forgot one little detail in your picture... here, let me help you with that.

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EBass

Nice fish Dirty dog. BLB you should put you pic on Brandon's fish. That way it's in the same family at least.

LOL That's hilarious BM!

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Royce Aardahl

BM can you recommend a therapy class for blb please. He needs some serious help!

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Mark Christianson

The 20 incher Therapy Club can fix a lot!!!

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Eyeguy
What did the pig hit? Senko or Mepps?

BM
I still have half of one tooth man. :P

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BigMike

Looks like BLB might need to get those teeth looked at first cool.gif

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Royce Aardahl

The pig fell for a Cordell Wally Diver.

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BigMike

Cranks are working pretty well right now, well at least better than some presentations that were hotter this summer. I think water clarity has something to do with that though. This summer, the water was really clear, it's been murky for the last 4-5 weeks and cranks offer a loud vibrating presentation that they can hone in on. Tubes worked fairly well for me on the last two outings. Tubes can make noise too, either with rattles or my perfered method, pinched bullshot. The bullshot weight makes clicking noises when it hits the rocks.

Congrats on the big fish Eyeguy & Dirty Dog. That deer picture is kinda freaky - glowing eyes & all...

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Royce Aardahl

thanks BM, we managed 2 over 18 yesturday. then went for eyes and the fish bit but all small. crappies are really getting active. the glowing eyes are from the flash on the camera.

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BigMike

EG - I figured the glowing eyes were from weird effect caused by the power plants on the 'sippi. LOL. J/K. Still looks freak though!

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river rat316

We caught all our fish on cranks this weekend I think the reason for that is that as the water temps get colder crawfish molt less making them less inviting to smallies so there food base turns more towards baitfish then the craws and the bugs that they gorge themselves on all summer long I might be wrong bout this but its my 2 cents anyway

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