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ChuckN

Statewide LETS, Lake Ida -Alexandria area, June 26th!

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ChuckN

It won't be long and the Leading Edge Tournament Series is heading to Lake Ida, near Alexandria, MN on Sunday, June 26th! We are looking for a few teams to fill some openings for this event.

This is a multi-species tournament, so it's a great time to meet some new people and fish some great waters. Trophies for the top 3 savvy teams and 100% payback on tournament fees to boot!

Cost of this event will be $50 per team.

We will be camping at a team member's place near Alexandria for this event. Join us for a day or weekend of fun!

Contact me at chunord@yahoo.com to sign up.

To read more information, it is posted here:

LETS INFORMATION

We also have 2 Otter Tail County events (Rush Lake and Mystery Lake) in July and August!!

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basssmasher*

id like to fish it but i am boatless so if anyone needs a partner plzzzzzzz lemme know!!

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ChuckN

One member from every team should have received directions to Ron's campground via email.

Another note, we are using the northern-most East access on Lake Ida for the event. (There are 2 accesses on the east side, we are using the northern one.)

Still not too late to sign up if anyone else would like to fish with us for the day.

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ChuckN

Hey all, Ron asks that everyone bring extension cords with them for the weekend as it will be needed. See you all soon!

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Deitz Dittrich

Chuck ole buddie ole pal.. could you e-mail me the directions.. my partner didn't share them with me. (me thinks he is trying to ditch me) smirk.gif

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ChuckN

You have mail bub.

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GullGuide

Check your email is right...lol I sent em to you at 7:15 am!!...lol tongue.gif

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ghotierman

Hoping you all can come by and say hi...love to put faces to handles! I may be in the boat on Carlos for the Lake Swim..(big swim meet this weekend..) but you might catch me at the shop too...

Either way....we'll offer LETS participants a 10% discount this weekend. Just let my boys know you're in the LETS tournament on IDA, and we'll knock 10% off your purchase!

good luck gang!

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ChuckN

Thanks Jay! We'll stop in. What time do you open on Sunday? grin.gif

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Bushwacker

When is everyone getting up to Alex to start pre-fishing. We made it out for only about 2 hours last night for the first time this year. I really think Rock bass should be a legal species!

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Deitz Dittrich

bush.. I am leaving about 5am saturday.. not sure how long it will take from lindstrom.. I'm guessing about 2.5 hours.. maybe get to Ida about 8am?... I have never been there, not has Tom... we are flying blind!.

But I still like our chances.. my gues is bass are commingoff of post pawn.. pike should be easy to catch, walleye may be tough?

Rock bass.. no way!!!!!!

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Bushwacker

Quote:

my gues is bass are commingoff of post pawn.. pike should be easy to catch, walleye may be tough?

Rock bass.. no way!!!!!!


Deitz,

I think you are right on in your predictions, I don't think limits of bass and pike will be an issue.

ROCK BASS-- on the Whitefish chain we caught 16 rock bass during the actual tournament, and then in two hours on Tuesday we caught 7 rock bass, two in 4', three in 8', one in 12', and a real hog in 32'. I don't think I have caught that many rock bass in my entire life besides these two lakes.

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Matt Johnson

Is anyone going to be there on Friday? Brian and I are going to head up tomorrow morning and get a little fishing in. Who's all staying the night at Ron's?

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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Sheephead Slayer

Paul and I are leaving at 5am Saturday also, so if you see a red Durango swerve at you Deit'z, it's just Paul nursing a hangover:)

We will be at Ron's also, see ya's there!

Kevin

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ghotierman

Chuck...LETS anglers....we open at 6am on Sunday...

guys that are up on Fri, or Saturday...stop in on your way from Ron's to Ida...

Hope to be around and catch a few faces to put with the tags!...

good luck everyone...enjoy the Alexandria Lakes!

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Deitz Dittrich

ghot-How do we get to your place.. I am leaving in the AM(hopefully around 5 ish) on saturday.. I have no idea how to get to the lake, hoping one of your employ. could point me in the right direction of the landing.

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