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Gull Lake Night Bite A+++ and Possible State Record?

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Whew am I beat, out late on the water early out of bed and into work. But I think it was worth it. The eyes were snapping! It was a beautiful full moon or close. We really hammered some nice fish, nothing huge but some decent keepers up to 20 inches along with some smaller fish. We were trolling #13 Rapalas in the Blue color pattern. I tried other colors but Blue was definately the best. We trolled the edges of big main lake flats in 5-7 feet.

For all you big fish hunters Gull lake may be the place to be. Rock Bass aren't glamorous but they do grow big in Gull. Recently a rocky in the 5 pound class was caught and released. It was seriously a pig. The fish was caught at night trolling with big Rapalas. Correct me if I am wrong but a Rocky weighing 5 pounds would shatter the previous record of 2 pounds. Good Luck if you decide to chase the record.

I think I'll stick with the walleyes.

Jason Erlandson

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Those Rcok Bass can put up a nice little fight until they start skippin.

We were out till 10:00 last night and picked up three in a very short time. All were released. Should have stayed longer but had to work. Three more days and then there will be no more early rise for awhile.

Maybe tonight we will do it again. The weather is perfect for trolling!

Black/Silver was our hot bait.

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Is there a picture anywhere of that rock bass? I can't imagine what that would look like, that's enormous!


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Jason, thanks for the rock bass reminder, my stomach still churns five years later. BWCA trip five years ago, short of food, days of shutout fishing and against my better judgement, ending up eating the two fish I caught. The larger of the two, 2-lbs 1-oz rock bass on electronic scale....have the picture. On the ride back to Cities, looked up the state record... rock bass 2-lbs 0-oz. blush.gif Sure, I'll be hitting Gull this weekend, wearing the picture on t-shirt "Ate the stinkin' state record". The nightmare continues...

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I was wondering witch part of gull that giant rock bass was cought on.

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