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Team Otter

I have spent much of the day hanging with the family and watching it rain but I also had a chance to glance at the calendar. Wow, September, October and November are not far away and with that comes the most exciting time of the year for me! Fishing is my passion and there is nothing better than doing it in the fall! I am really looking forward to the bite in this area as well as the bites on Gull, Mille Lacs, and Winnie. I look forward to cool mornings, "sweatshirt afternoons" and night-time trolling. It's time to start preparing for some great fall outings and I hope to see many of you on the water or in my boat!

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Fishin4Life

I agree TO, only thing I don't look forward to is wet pant legs when you slip putting the boat in grin.gif

Otherwise the scenery around the lakes along with the beautiful weather and a few nice fish make if for a great time of year.

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harvey lee

Also one needs to go pheasant ,duck,deer,and turkey hunting.Its a busy time of the year. smile.gifIts what I wait for all year,the fall season. smile.gif

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SpecialK

Yep I agree. I seriously need to find some pheasants as well! Fishing this time of year is what it's all about for me.

I REALLY gotta get moving on the lights for the boat, the sun is going to start setting earlier soon...

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Team Otter

I'm more partial to the fishing but hunting is an option too I guess. grin.gif

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harvey lee

Otter,one does not have to be partial to either,just do them all.One can fish and hunt all IF one has the time.I am lucky enough to have the time and a wife that says go.How can you beat that? smile.gif

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Matt Johnson

The fall walleye fishing down in your area is tough to beat! Last fall was a lot of fun! I'm sure going to miss not being in the area this fall frown.gif But I still plan on making a few trips down that way wink.gif

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eyepatrol

Fall fishing? I've never done it before, ever. You can always find me at home around noon on the weekends plucking big Canada geese, woodies, mallards, and divers. grin.gif

That may change this year though. Goose hunting is very very good around here, but the ducks just seem to keep disappearing. So I may just wreak some havoc on fish this fall, or at least give them a chance to laugh at my presentation. wink.gif

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Team Otter

That can't be beat.

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Team Otter

Eric, it has been a long time since I've seen a "?" behind fall fishing. smirk.gif You need to rethink the waterfowl hunting and start chasing 'eyes. Maybe we'll be able to curve your way of thinking on October 14. grin.gif

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eyepatrol

It'll be a start. smile.gif

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efgh

Anyone who misses the fall bite is just too busy, squeeze in a couple of days and you will be hooked. B.C. probley would forget all about those ducks and geese.

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Team Otter

The goose hunting, for me is in December, so they will have to wait. grin.gif

Eric, you're welcome to hop in with me again on October 14.

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eyepatrol

Ahhh....ducks and geese. That's one thing I could never forget. It's been molded into my blood. smile.gif A walleye or two to mix things up would sure be nice though. wink.gif

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eyepatrol

Now you know I can't refuse that offer TO! grin.gif Same boat rig or different one by then? wink.gif Just curious how that's going, if it is still going for ya.

The rig we're looking at....well, we've switched what we want about 30 times in the past couple months, or so it seems. crazy.gifcrazy.gifwink.gif We need to buy a new a/c & furnace (bad coil on a/c and furnace starting to leak CO). So much for our boat down payment! Still though, we're eyeing up an Alumacraft Tournament Sport at this time, but with the way things are going, that'll likely change before I'm done writing this. crazy.gifconfused.giftongue.gifgrin.gif

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Team Otter

I'm going to finish this open water season with the rig I have. I'll have a new rig in the spring. smirk.gif

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Mike Walerak

Hunting season is great. It takes the people off the lakes and leaves the great fishing for the rest of us. grin.gif

Hunting is a lot of fun too though. Nothing better than watching my lab flush roosters or make a long, ice breaking retrieve on a greenhead.

My fall season is probably split 50/50 between hunting and fishing. Since I am living in MN now it will probably be more fishing this year.

Fall has to be the best and worst time of year. If only a guy could go on no sleep.

mw

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SpecialK

Quote:

If only a guy could go on no sleep.

mw


Amen

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Team Otter

Amen again.

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Team Otter

Today sure had a slight touch of fall to it. It's not far away!

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eyepatrol

My wife and I were up at Vermilion last week Wed., Thurs. and Fri. Talk about a fall feel. Thursday the high was 70 and Wednesday the high was 64! Mornings were in the low 50's. Plus a couple of trees were just starting to change color. smile.gif

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Team Otter

Now that's perfect weather.

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harvey lee

Perfect weather for a North Dakota deer hunt,I think I will go.

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eyepatrol

I saw one heck of a nice buck about 500yds away from where we were staying. Crossed the road in front of us, went 20yds or so out and stood there and looked at us. Very nice 8-point (or 4x4 if you're weird). grin.gif Brow tines were probably around 6", and the other antlers were in that 8" - 10" range with a 16" - 18" spread. I would have taken him in my book.

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eyepatrol

Although there was an east/southeast wind, there was a "good chop" on the lake (2' - 3'ers) and it was completely overcast. I only got about 1/2 day of fishing in each day. frown.gif Maybe next time I leave my wife home. shocked.gif Oooooo I hope she doesn't read this! blush.gifgrin.gif

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