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A few nice fish from jparucci


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Here is a few nice fish that jparucci caught.
I will let Jim fill you all in on the details.


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Nice fish JP. White twistertail right?
That pike is a beauty too!

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Good Luck & Good Fishing. Lucky

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Thanks again for the help Dennis. I caught the white bass on a white mister twister right at the wing **** where the Blue Earth and MN meet in Mankato. I should have gotten some pictures last year of some of the really big ones we caught in the fall. The walleye was caught with a small white jig and fathead, about a foot from shore on the Blue Earth River in Mankato. Right along the rocks, the walleyes and bass were stacked up feeding on minnows around a warm water discharge from a plant in Mankato. The walleye was caught right around opener. My friend caught that Northern a couple of weeks ago on Prior Lake. We were fishing in about 13ft of water on the outside of the weedline. It was about a half hour fight on 8lb line, with a flotilla of boats watching. We estimated it at about 17-18 lbs. It was only 38", but the pictures dont do the fish must justice, as she was a fat mamma. I've caught a few northerns about the same length, and they were at least a few pounds lighter than that one. One of these days I'm going to figure out how to actually post a picture. My days on the Mn in Mankato are numbered sadly, as my last day of college is thursday, and my wedding on saturday. I think my days of wondering off to the river for an hour or two are just about over with. I'll definitly have to make it out to one of the gatherings sometime too meet this whole crew of guys on this forum. You all have really helped me to catch some fish. Thanks guys.

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Uh OH!
Your getting married?!!
Life as you know it will end!! smile.gif
Just giving you a little grief.If she's a good woman she will let you play all you want....untill the kids come! smile.gif
Congratulations!

I was immpressed with that pike.In my book that a VERY nice fish.Didn't know Prior had that kind of fish to offer.What did you get the pike on?

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The pike hit a medium size gold spoon, right at the surface as my friend was about to pull the lure out of the water. Both him and the other guy with us saw the fish hit, and their screams scared me so bad I almost fell in. The pike stripped off line a couple of times (including one missed net attempt be me, and another by our other fishing partner). If you have ever fished Prior before, it was caught near Candy Cove, along the outside weedline. None of us were expecting to catch any pike that big out of Prior, thats for sure. Although, it is still a pretty decent sized lake, so a fish that big isn't that much of a suprise, although expecting to catch one on a friday afternoon with all the traffic on there. It also makes me second think swimming around and skiing on the lake.

On the wedding topic, I finally bit the bullet. No matter how many fish I catch, she is still going to be the best keeper of them all (note to self: make sure I show her this post) She does enjoy fishing, as long as I take the fish on and off and bait the hook. I'm thinking of investing in some surgical gloves, so she can't complain about getting her hands dirty. We are actually headed up north for our honeymoon. I have a whole week on the lake, I'm sure ill get her out there fishing at least a few times. I'll be married 2 days, and already sneaking out of the bedroom for the early morning fish at 5 AM. Our biggest concern right now is we both need jobs. She graduated college back in December, and is an elementary school teacher. Unfortenetly, not many districts in the state are hiring at the moment. I don't even know what kind of job I can get with my degree in Political Science and Economics Minor. Oh well, it will all work out.

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Good luck on your future jp it was nice meeting you on the river this spring. Thanks for the tip on the discharge from that plant.

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Good Luck & Good Fishing. Lucky

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