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Just got back from an incredible trip to my favorite destination (the ol Miss). We boated walleye from 15 to 20 inches and nunerous smallies in the 17 to 19.5 inch range. Oh yeah, lots of nice accidental pike, slob rock bass, one small musky, one dumb redhorse. Talk about a great stress reliever. The fish were hot to trot on redtails, leeches, shad raps, and surface baits... A guy can't go wrong right now. The water's high enough to travel just about anywhere(carefully) and low enough to have excellent visiblity(good surface bite). Just get out there and like usual on the river if you don't get bit in 2-3 minutes keep moving. You'll know when you find them... If you haven't fished it before just pick a spot anywhere from Monticello to Brainerd and spend half a day exploring you have to try very hard to get skunked.

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could you please post gps coordinates for the slab rock bass? thanks!! wink.gif

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Gorrila-

Nice report. Did the topwater bite pick up after I left? I understand you picked up a another nice walleye.

I wish I could have hooked the 22-24 inch walleye that took a swipe at my shad rap at the side of the boat.

Looks to be a good start to fall bite.

dj

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yeah dan the local red-headed "indian" guide caught all the fish after you left. we went back to the walleye hole and he caught the last nice walleye along with two dandy smallies. Between rigging the anchor and netting his fish I could have just as well become his photographer since I could only catch logs... oh well, its his spot anyway.

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could you please post gps coordinates for the slab rock bass? thanks!!
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HAHAHA, me too. Just wish they would fight more like a fish instead of a piece of wood.

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grin.gif We had to work to get some fish last night, but boy were they FAT!!! [email protected] 19", 1 @ 18 3/4, 4 over 17.5, the rest of the fish were all over 15" (8 more!!) They have been eating real good! and are nice and FAT!!!!
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hey fonz I was just curious how the cheese curds got a spy so deep into central MN ...

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when he was younger all he had was purple clothes so he fit right in over here.

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The Cheese curds didn't need a spy. They had the Vikings (well known as the Queens of Murphy's law) on their side.

EG....Purple clothes? Purple anything? I wouldn't even have a purple lure in my tackle box, even if it was the hottest bait on the river. I've always had better luck with the green and yellow lures....haven't you guys had the same good luck with greens and yellows compared to purple? grin.gif

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Fonz, the secret is out... GREEN & YELLOW is the hottest color on the river and will be all the way through January smile.gif The purple and gold are just jealous because they didn't even realize that the upper 'sippi has been taken over by River Pack Rats smile.gif

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fonz, I'm surprised you don't have green and gold feathers or vanes on your hunting arrows. I thought you were a dedicated fan! Get with the program dude!

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BM's just a fair weather fan. I offered to get Favre to autograph something for him and he never gave me anything for him to sign. A real fan would have been all over that! grin.gif

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EG, I knew you had vision problems!!! You better look again at my GREEN and YELLOW vanes!!!

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EG..........tell the truth!!! mad.gif You swore off the Vikings & the NFL quite a few seasons ago. frown.gif I know you LOVE Cheesey brats, tongue.gif so why don't you return to life as an occasional football fan, grin.gif and cheer on the Packers!!!!!!!!!! smile.gif

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You're not a MN native!!! So, you could easily be a Packer Fan!!! It's not as painful as being a purple fan. Yes, I'm from Wisconsin!!! Two Rivers....just 30 miles from Lambeau field.

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SH - I still have that in the back of my head... I just didn't have anything to get "autographed" at the time. I'll have to work on getting something to you to get signed.

GO PACK . You don't see many purple & golds in WI, but you sure see a lot of GREEN & YELLOW in MN...and all over the country for that matter! America's Team! grin.gif

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uh oh, keep talkin like that BM and fonz will adopt you! If I ever cheer for a team again it won't be the purple squad, you can bet on that. no football means more time to hunt and fish and I'm always in a good mood! wink.gif

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In college, I lived downtown mpls just 2 blocks from the metrodome. Being the big Pack fan I am, that only fueled my intense...well let's just say dislike... for the viqueens. I had to restrain myself there... tongue.gif. In college we used to drive to WI to watch the Pack games grin.gif

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The fact that Mike and Fonz look alike shouldn't surprise anyone. A profound lack of genetic diversity causes all Packer fans to look alike!

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In the St. Cloud area, that's known as Stearns County Syndrome. 99% of Wisconsin looks the same, because even when our team sucks (and yes they do at times) we are wearing Green and Gold till the end. And, unlike EG, there is no cure for being a Packer Fan! Say CHEESE grin.gif

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I would say the vikes looked petty good even though its pre season and my gues is the pack will be beggin for a WIN against the VIKING.

GO VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The fact that Mike and Fonz look alike shouldn't surprise anyone. A profound lack of genetic diversity causes all Packer fans to look alike!


We may look ugly, but PACK fans sure know how to catch smallies grin.gif...

Look at HT all dressed up! Ain't he cute. SAY CHEESE!!! cool.gif

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OK guys I already knew about the INSANE attitude from out east I'm just surprised that with my Norton antivirus all this stupid green and gold virus got onto my screen...

let's just get back to talking about smallmouths and walleyes and river fishing.

I think thats why I originally posted on this page??

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