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Royce Aardahl

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Thanks!!!! to captain fonz for getting me on a fish that went a little over 20 (1st during season) and not a little under! The battle was absolutley awesome. It was a good choice to head to monti. Raining like crazy so a foggy picture. Second picture is a nice 19 1/4 incher from an hour or so later. Fonz got a dandy 19 but wants a bigger one for a picture. Adam got some nice fish also. All in all a fantastic day! Nice to see you again KT and thanks for the cold one!

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Those are some nice pics... and is that a white buzzbait I see in that pic? wink.gif LOL

Too bad I wasn't up there this weekend... well actually I am glad because I hit Lake Harriet today (an old college days favorite) and had my personal best largemouth 21.5''! She was thick and full of eggs, probably around 6+. That lake usually has a bunch of small fish, but never fails to produce at least one big fish a year for me in the few times I still head back there. Sorry no pics though mad.gif I was wading the shallows and minimized my load to what I could carry in my wading vest (which of course means no camera). I did have the tape measure and got an accurate measure and snapped a shot from my camera phone but if anyone has ever had to hold your fish out and snap your own photo - you know it doesn't turn out very well... oh well - I'll just have to go back and catch her again tongue.gif

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Nice job eyeguy.... That puts the honorable smallie magnet in your hands until someone else gets one over 20" from the river. Way to go my friend!! grin.gif

HT my son and I got out on Saturday for a few hours and I honestly don't know how many fish we caught. I seriously lost track. I do remember catching several that were in the 18-19" class though. Either way it was a good time, Thanks HT.

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EG, Should we tell Fonz about our plan? You know, install defective troll battery so he has to pilot the big motor while ya whack the smallies.... grin.gif

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Very Nice Fellas....

HAd to post a photo or two of the kiddo... My son was using an HT spinner BTW and managed a couple of nice fish with it. Keep in mind he is 8 and yes that is a baitcaster in his hands.... Can't tell I am proud.... smile.gifsmile.gif

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Don't forget who got him into baitcasters SH.....

Yes, the infamous 21 inch smallie slaymaster, Brandon. grin.gif

Great pics!

I was telling a couple other FM'ers today that Braden and Brandon should team up in the Sartell tourney this year. They might just put a lot of adults to shame with their baitcaster slingin' abilities.

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Oh EG,

Why did you have to go getting a 20?

Now I am the last human on earth without a 20........ frown.gif

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fonz and you will have to team up. that way if his batteries go dead you can get your 20. grin.gif

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You agree to what SH???

That I am the last human on earth without a 20???

Geez dude. And I thought you would be the sympathetic one out there....

Ah cripes.... tongue.gif

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Actually BLB, I was agreeing on our sons ability to show up some of the folks in the Sartel tourney.... But, if you want me to rub in the lack of a 20" smallie... shocked.gif well. What can I say. Must mean I need to get you out there so you can eh? grin.gif

See that way you could blame it on me for not getting you to the right areas.... LOL

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Way to Go Eyeguy. I'm around this week, so I'll have to call you and get the details. Congrats!!!!

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I'm skipping the 20" fish, going straight for the 22"!!!

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Eye hope Eye get the high honor of taking your picture when it happens smile.gif

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Fonz - we'll get the 22 at the smallie magnet event... just as long as mine is a 1/4'' longer so I can get the magnet title tongue.gif. I can't wait for the 25th to get here already. This high water should still play a role in this years event! Last year, the water was so clear you could watch the smallies come up and nail your bait - this year will be a different story. Rain Rain go AWAY!!!

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Big Mike....I did reply to your e-mails, and requested your ph#, perhaps something didn't work but i know you read the forum, so............send it!! Also, I'm developing a fish stretching device so that I can make that 20" fish 22" and get that free graphite replica from KT.

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hey, get over to the smally magnet thread you hijackers! wink.gif

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Hey i live on the mississippi in elk river and have been fishing smallies all my life.I am 14 now. They are great. My bigest is 21.5. This year i have 2 20 inchers and a 21. You guys really make a big deal out of this

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Bring on the pics!!!!!!

To catch a few over 20 inches at your age is an accomplishment!

If you didnt know, the DNR has never seen proof of a smallie over 21 inches on the Mississippi River from St Cloud to the Coon Rapids dam in 35 years of data they have collected.

Thats why we make a big deal of it. They are more rare than the albino buffalo. crazy.gif

You should be proud!

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Ill try to take some pics and figure out how to get them on next time i get a few nice ones

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Well basskid to me it is a big deal cuz I have been after a 20 inch smally for a few years. I've managed to get many between 19 and 19 7/8 but finally got one at 20 1/4. To me catching a 20 inch smally is like shooting a pope and young deer with my bow. Now a 22 incher would be like shooting a boone and crocket grin.gif. Anyway I wish you happy fishing and congrats on catching and I hope releasing some dandy smallies.

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congradulations, and when you said releasing smallies dont worry i havent kept one yet this year so far my total is up to 54 bass this year and i just got my second 21 for this year today. I caught it from shore, it was sitting in the mouth of a creek, which make great spots to fish when the water is this high. I took a couple pics but dont know how to get them hear. So if you could tell me how i will try. I love fishing for smallies and it is great being able to get up in the morning and go fishing right out side my door. There is a state record in here somewhere so keep fishing.

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