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mskyfshntchr

Lake Zumbro Buzzbait Report

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mskyfshntchr

I was out with a friend on Friday on Lake Zumbro. Using buzzbaits and the fish seemed to be liking it. All species as well. I got a 35" northern (CPR) and caught largies, smallies and white bass on it as well. The one smallie I had was 18", but no pic. The white bass hooked himself. Also, had a bunch of other swings and misses throughout the day. Had one fish miss 4 times on one retrieve and another miss 3 times! A good time and what a FUN WAY TO FISH!

Well, I have pics of the pike and a white bass, but can't get them to load...Let me know if you want to post them for me or tell me how to do it...I tried what the site said, to no avail.

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reel man

Wow a 18" smallie!!! Did you get a weight on that fish.That sounds incredible?Anyway ask Tyler Holms to help you with your pics.He is good with that.

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Tyler Holm

Mskyf...,

Great multi species day. Topwater fishing is probably the most exciting way to catch fish. I never get tired of seeing those boils, swirls, and then areobatics. It's brings a new dimension of excitment to fishing.

Great report and sounds like some super nice fish. If you'd like me to post a pic and it's within the forum policy guidelines, simply attach it to an email to me and I'll get it posted ASAP.

Nice report. It's good to hear the Zumbro is still producing fish.

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Tyler Holm

mskyfshntchr's photos. That's a heck of a nice northern!

msky_pike.jpg

msky_white_bass.jpg

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Meaney

wow, lovely northern! i am jealous. how were the bass on the zum?

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mskyfshntchr

Didn't really fish for bass specifically, but did catch a few. All but one on that double bladed buzzbait. One I got on a tube. Probably got 3 LMB's, nothing over 14". One smallie I got was 18". Real nice smallie. And some white bass were chasing the buzzbait, kind of comical. I got the one smallie on a tube and he threw the tube and it was the only one I had. So, I think with more tubes a guy would have caught more if he would have fished that way.

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Dan Thiem

Nice report. Very healthy northern too! Way to go!

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