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Catfishunter

whent up the shore this weekend to look for some kings and man did i find them. found some nice shelfs that were holding some nice fish. landed six in two days, the big one went 15 on the scale. those things fight so hard on the 8# fenwick. one took me under a log and i had to hand line it in. what a good weekend!!!

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upnorth

Fun when you get a hook into those dang things eh?

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SKIPPERS KID

How far up the shore did you go? glad you had a great trip.

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Catfishunter

between the brule and lester. grin.gif did a lot of hiking and found i have to spend more time at the d track, no fish there but looks like a fun stelie river. big alasken flies did the trick.

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SKIPPERS KID

Well that tells allot that is a lot of water between here and there? frown.gif I was going to try it but with snow on its way I will wait. shocked.gif

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DeathRoe

Yeah Joel, don't be givin away those secrets! grin.gif

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Catfishunter

i would like to keep a couple holes for myself but head up north about an hour or two and start hiking around to find the pools.

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SKIPPERS KID

Like I said be-for now it is an our or two?? shocked.gifshocked.gifshocked.gif that still leaves a lot of rivers? well I will do it my self and some day you would like some help well I my-self will leave it open for you as well I have fished them all I thought you would save me some time? smirk.gif But I will find them hope you have a great day knowing you could have helped more?? frown.gif.

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Northlander

I would tel skippers kid everything. The way he fishes we have nothing to worry about. Either do the fish. wink.gifgrin.gif

Gotcha Tom!

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SKIPPERS KID

Well steve those are fighter words confused.gif the grand slam will be soon I will be not saying a word thanks for your help??? smile.gif

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Northlander

You need to have someone run the Grand Slam and fish it. Nothing better for me than beating the man himself. wink.gif

Seriously though if you need any help getting things together on the Grand Slam you know where to find me.

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SKIPPERS KID

OK steve you know I can't catch fish??? smirk.gif I would love to fish it you know I would be in the top ten? I would hope you can help out on the rods again this year I thank you for your help steve. smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif.

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Northlander

You know Ill do whatever I can to make the Grand Slam grow to be a premier Walleye Tournament in Region.

I hope a lot of FMers will give it a try next year. Lots of fish and a 2 day tourney. Just follow Crankin21 around and you will catch fish. grin.gif

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cornfed

Hey Skippers Kid,

You ever make it out to the rivers last week? Anything?

I was thinking of checking out some rivers up the shore a ways to see if anything was doing...

Thanks for any updates you have.

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Quickstrike

my guess would be that any salmon still in the river would be in bad shape. I was out a week ago in WI and things were coming to a close. if you do give it a try i would head out to a bigger river such as the baptism or the arrowhead brule and you might have a shot at a steelie or a late arriving coho as well as some rotten kings and pinks. if there is nothing in the rivers, shore fishing for loopers is starting to pick up.

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SKIPPERS KID

Well it is a dieing bread the salman it is if they do not stalk them we will not see them?? One more year to see them and it will be done shocked.gifshocked.gifshocked.gif.

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Capt.Blaine

We will just have to spend our fishing money in WI, being they still stock them over there. It’s a sad situation over here in MN. frown.gif

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SKIPPERS KID

Ever wonder why we buy a tout stamp? well what do we stalk for fish??? Well what will it take for them to plant fish? Well I do not know well I hope you find some good luck. smirk.gifshocked.gifshocked.gifshocked.gifshocked.gif.

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Northlander

Ya that trout stamp money must go down south. What do they do with it up here? Loopers? The steelhead program aint doing anything.

I say we take all the trout stamp money and stock Lake Winnipeg/Erie/LOW walleyes in Lake Superior. wink.gif That way we will get a return anyways.

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SKIPPERS KID

If there are not some changes soon the big lake will be really slow fishing in the years to come. Don Schreiner must go he has done no good look at where we are and what they have at the french in the tanks????? NOTHING Well this is what we have to look forward to?? No fish shocked.gif If we do not do some thing soon we will have NO fish? I do not want to see this happen

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Northlander

Just wait til they put a slot and 2 fish limit on your Laketrout! ooo.giffrown.gif

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SKIPPERS KID

THEY the DNR Don Schreiner tryed that this year and it DID not pass cool.gif Thank god what will they come up with next confused.gif I do not even want to know frown.gif,

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DEADhead

OUCH!

I suppose you guys would complain that your ice cream is too cold as well?

What do you suggest that Don and the Lake Superior Area do to "improve" your fishing? Stock, stock, and more stocking?

A Fisheries manager that tries to manage species through self-sustaining natural reproduction shouldn't be lambasted like that. I don't think anybody is going to argue that Salmon are fun to catch. But in this day and age of ruffe, gobies, zebra mussels, spiny waterfleas, sea lamprey, etc., managing Superior for natural reproduction of native fish is not a bad idea. As much fun as those Pacific Salmon are, having to rely on stocking is not a sustainable practice. The effects of development, urbanization, logging and mining far outpace the work done to restore fish habitat and reproduction.

If you guys could propose a fiscally and environmentally sound management for Lake Superior Fisheries I think we'd all be ears.

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upnorth

The Kings are fun to catch(caught a ton of them in the 80s) but they are really not a good fish for Lake Superior, not enough prey fish to support them. Look what happened to the smelt runs after they started planting them, they are almost non existant now. Lake Superior is just too cold infertile to support that kind of fish for any length of time.

I tend to think staying with the Natural base and Steelhead, which had worked for close to 100 years would be a better plan, maybe add a few Cohos just for some fall fun.

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Northlander

I just want to know where our money goes! Not much of a return for what is put in if ya ask me. What is Wi. doing with the stamp money in the Arrowhead Region?

My walleye comment was tongue in cheek.

The Lake Trout population is healthy and now that Lamprey have decreased in numbers they seem like they will hold their own naturally. (Knock on Wood)

The intro of Kings was a good idea at 1st but they eat too much and Lake Superior as said before doesnt have a big forage base like other Great Lakes. The return just doesnt seem to be there. Are they truely good for the lake?

I would like to see some sort of a forage base be introduced. Something that would be able to live in Lake Superior and reproduce naturally. I think something with a higher nutritional level than smelt.

As far as fishing goes Lake Superior is a Lake Trout Lake. Yes, you can at times find a few Kings and maybe a stray Steelhead but its mostly Lakers. Oh and if ya work real hard to can find the walleyes.

The Loopers are great in spring and fall and I think that needs to keep being worked on for shore fisherman.

I would like to see some work done on the Coho. Great eating little fish but not many around. Also I would like to see some work done on seeing what our walleye population does after they leave the St.Louis River in the Spring. Do they run South like we thought? Why so many on the North Shore the past few years? I know, good questions right? grin.gif

Im no biologist so Im not going there.

By the way I like my ice cream cold enough to be solid but not too cold so that it is rock hard. smirk.gif

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