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seems like yesterday but at the same time feels like a life time after this past rough winter however, I'm on my way in the morning for my annual fly-in trip based out of Armstrong, Ontario. I'm gonna eat hour old walleyes til they come outta my ears. I'll tip the Stetson as I pass thru Duluth while we sing "The Legend Lives On From the Chippewa on down".... See ya back here about the 12th of the month

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got back Monday. Had a great trip. The walleyes were unreal!!! during one episode me and my partner boated 50 walleyes in an hour. The norderns weren't all that great. Lot of 4 to 8 pounders but, nothing in the high teens-lower 20's. Just could not find em. The weather was something else. We had snow three of the 9 days with one 18 hour period of blowing wet stuff that dumped 6 inches on us and it rained EVERY day. We burned alotta wood. Now the year long wait starts til we return.

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Yep, we got some of that snow as well. Didn't seem to slow down the fishing much. Glad to hear you had a great trip. Now we just need to find a way back sooner than next year!!

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Prov.....where were you? I was 160 air miles north Of Armstrong, Ontario on Deardon/LaVoie lakes. I couldn't make a 2nd trip there in one year. I've got my Big Winnie trip in Sept, elk season processing in Sept, antelope huntin and processing in Oct, deer in Nov and Jan and the processing. Gotta take care of customers so I can pay for these.

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Paul,

We were on Minnitaki by Sioux Lookout, far north, but not nearly as far as you apparently grin

You are busy aren't you? I am going to try to get up north sometime in the fall, perhaps the Red River for the October greenbacks, maybe back to the woods somewhere. Doing a Cancun trip early fall for our anniversary. Apparently the better half doesn't see Canada as a "romantic" getaway. Can you imagine? I can't shout "I love you" loud enough as I am hammering the throttle of the 225 Opti as I am pulling away from the cabin...and she is sitting inside or whatever women do on fishing trips; lol.

I will concede to the ten year to go to Mexico. For the 15 or 20, she will be coming to God's country with me.

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I hope the trip went well, I talked to you a couple months ago about the outfitter. Only 13 more days until we head up, can hardlt wait. Were you fishing for Pike and Walleye, can you give me an idea of what lures, rod & reel set ups to bring, me being a newby and all. Any problems at the border, can we just show passport and that is all ??

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The border crossing was a breeze. We hit it about 4 in the morning with no traffic. Used our passports. Just the few basic questions. Where ya going, how long, any alcohol, smokes, live bait, fresh potatoes and we were on our way. We were on Deardon and Lavoie. The best luck I had was with brown colored rapalas and red & white daredevils. Crawlers and leeches were not availiable because the bait shoppe there in Armstrong was having "some problems". All I ever use there are spinning outfits with 6 & 14 pound mono. We always take a few extra rigs because once we get to the portage lake we just leave it there for the duration. Water was UP. If you are going to Deardon, let me know and I'll tell ya where we nailed em the best. Coming back thru was no problem either. Where ya been, how long, any purchases and a quick peek into the bed of the pick-up. Please give my regards to Ryan & Kathy....great folks!!!!

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We are going strictly to Blackbirch, have you ever been there. So you do not bring or use baitcaster? What type of leaders do you use, I was told to get invisileader?? Did you take any pictures, would love to see some.

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Nope, never been to Blackbirch. If I'm correct, Blackbirch is another 20 miles north from Deardon. And, no, I don't use baitcasters. All I use for leaders are your ordinary 9 inch steel leader. I don't have all the pics from this year. The guys from that Albert Lea area haven't sent em to me yet. I've got a few good weather sites for that area if you would like them. Shot me an email and I'll link em to ya.

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Hi Paul. Thanks for the info, you have already sent me the weather sites a few months back. Did you get your pics yet, would love to see them. If you think of anything thaty might help us, would appreciate it. I sent an e-mail weeks ago to the outfitter but have not heard back from him?

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