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Saturday 7/30 early ?


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Anybody want to float the Zumbro this Saturday? Leave the Falls around 6:00 a.m. Try to be in Hammond by 10:30 a.m.

We could park our vehicles in Hammond so we can just load up and head home when we get done.

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Tyler Holm and I floated the Z.F. to Hammond run yesterday and had a pretty good time. We fished from 6:00 a.m. untill noon.

Although the big ones weren't cooperating, the numbers made up for it.

Tyler caught a number of smallies uisng a chartruese jig with a mister twister tail. He was catching ten to my one. I was using a Rapala.

I caught a couple saugers too, but nothing to write home about for size.

I don't bring a thermometer along, but I could tell the water temp really cooled down.

We got a liitle wet from the rain, but it wasn't too bad and all in all it was a fun trip with good company. Thanks Tyler!

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Thanks again Dan, for the ZR fishing trip. I had a blast. That's something I need to make a habbit of. I could get use to putting that into my weekly/bi-weekly fishing routine. I truly enjoyed the trip and company.

I think I will point out that my twister tail was scented powerbait. Not sure if that made any difference, but it seemed to produce the most numbers. If interested in seeing pictures, please email me. Like Dan said, there are no jaw-dropers, but Dan and I are so photogenic I had to snap a few. blush.gif

Hook and worm seemed to attract the skipjacks (mooneyes) and shephead, however I think Dan did catch one Sauger with that presentation.

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