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Chaska Firemens Ice Fishing Contest

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HossFisher

Just wondering if anybody's heading out down there tomorrow for the contest. Normally draws quite a crowd for such a dinky lake. Should be interesting to see what people pull out of there this year! In the Chaska Herald i saw that someone pulled a 22lb northern out of there during non contest fishing time, I'll be down there, good luck if ya go down!

http://www.watersheddistrict.org/html-newsletters/2004/december/fish%20stories.htm dont know if is the one they are talking about or not

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reelguy

I'm not going to go because of work, but I'm sure there will be a crowd. You can thank Bob Stadem for those big fish (god rest his soul). If any of you knew Bob you know what I mean. wink.gif

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HossFisher

With thousands of lines in the water the 1st place prize goes to a 1lb bass. crazy.gif most of the top 10 fish were sunfish

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Sergeant Slabber

I don't think my .068lb gill placed. I caught about 20 gills that were all carbon copies of each other. I did loose a crappie I'm guessing to be about 8" right at the top of the whole. I couldn't grab it in time before it took off. I think it would have placed somewhere in the top 50 for sure. That was probably my biggest fish in the 26 years I've been there smirk.gif

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HossFisher

I weighed in one fish, but it didnt make the top 50, they said it was close though. I had the same problem probably caught 40 sunfish. My friend did have his flag go up, felt the fish, but missed it on the hookset. We would have definetly won the tourney, he had a big sucker on and we brought it up and it was ripped in half, just dangling there! That crappie would have been in the top 5 i'm guessing

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fireman182

First fish was a 1.254 lb bass weighed in at 3:49. (11 min. to go in the tourney, 2nd .944 bass, 3rd .6 lb Crappie, 4th .56 lb Crappie, 5th .538 bass ..... 49th .096 crappie, 50th .096 Sunfish. Any ties went to the fish weighed in first.

Thanks to all that showed up and put up with the wind and cold. You made it a great day for the fire department and we all appreciate your support year to year. Hope to see all of you again next year!

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MINNKOTA

Hats off to the Chaska Fireman another great fishing contest. This was my first year fishing it. All the others years I have Help the Hopkins Jaycees with their contest being a Chaska Jaycee and was unable to be at the Firemans.

My Daughter first time out ice fishing and we caught a bunch of little sunfish and with 1/2 hour to go she pulled up a .222 crappie when she weighted it it was 9th place after the contest we got bumped to 10th which wasnt bad she walked away with a fl8se Genz Pack.

Minnkota

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Sergeant Slabber

Nice...way to go! That's her FL8 to use ice fishing now, right dad?! grin.gif

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