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Lake Ann Fishing Contest


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Hey does anyone know any info on the Lake Ann fishing contest this Sat? Was thinking about going but don't really know any of the details.

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wow you could catch a 35 inch pike and still lose the contest cause of the special regs.... never thought of that before what a bummer that will be.

i will be there - love this little lake.....

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If you see a group supporting the local Lions frequently with a green Carlsburg beer tray say 'Hi'.

We've turned this into an annual event with friends and relatives, it's a hoot.

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Never fished the lake before will be taking my daughter out for the first time. Whats is the deep of the lake like.

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I'll be there, albeit working instead of fishing. One of these years I'll take it off and try to win something. Good luck to all the anglers!

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Its is a fun time, but all the holes are pre drilled and you are pretty much right in front of beach.

If your going to catch a fish in this contest its going to be on luck.

There wasnt more than a couple fish weighed last year and the winner was pretty small compared to some of the fish in that lake.

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The wife and I will be out for the annual event,

the trip to vegas is her inspiration...

Hope that the luck is on our side and yours too...

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I was out there freezing my tail off. I didn't get any bites but did win a tip-up. Was a fun event. I left shortly before the contest ended. The largest fish then was a

3.4 lb northern.

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Yeah, it was a cold outing. Pretty good turn out even though the wind was biting. A number of kids came for the bonfire and sledding and I saw a fair number of families out there. Funny thing...the Lions club had to put the kegs of beer in their vehicle because they kept freezing up! We met some really nice folks, over all a good outing. One of these years I will fish it instead of work at it!

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Well, here is the situation... About halfway through the bout, the wife brings up a perch that is about the size of a medium sucker minnow, I just kind of looked at it and laughed and said, put it back...Just after that I walked up to the leader board to see that there were only four or five pike caught and the last 13 or so fish were perched that weighed .1-.04 lbs. (20 fish prizes--Nice ones too)

I quickly got back to her in time for her to catch another. Needless to say that this time she brought the fish up, but when she got back to me she said that the guy at the scale wieghed iut and said, ".o6--we are looking for fish twice that size" Then he threw the fish on the ice...

Its pretty sad that prizes 10-20 ended up going to people with perch that weighed .06...

at the time she brought up her fish, last place was still .04... ???????????????????????????????????

Maybe we need to elect another to be in charge of weighing fish???? What the hell is going on? frown.gif

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since its a smaller lake we should be able to move around!!!! lol yeah small fish always win something when everythings pre-drilled

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Me too. I somehow took 10th place and a $50 gift certificate for a 0.10 lb perch. You gotta laugh.

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Why would the city of chanhassen allow employee's and family to participate in the contest?

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      Hey stay outta it.😫🤭🙄 😊   Thanks kettle I may take you up on that sometime.
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