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Was too gorgeous of a night yesterday to let it slip by. I was able to hook up with my good friend Brian Klawitter for our yearly "Catfishing for Walleyes" trip and the game was on!

Bait of choice? 5-7" Live Sucker Minnows

Equipment? St Croix Classic Cat rod w/ Okuma Epixor spinning reel

Rigging of choice? 6/0-7/0 Gamakatsu Octopus, 3oz No-Roll, 80lb PowerPro

Location? Shallow slack water adjacent to current seam

The result?? First clicker run of the year! grin

This girl taped out a touch over 26".

While I was unhooking this one, BK missed the hookset on another costing us a great double photo opportunity. frown

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20 minutes later... same rod, same bait location, similar result only bigger this time. smile

This girl was edging over the 28" mark. Next two photos are both of the same fish.

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Both these walleyes had spawned out already or we might have been looking at some pretty chunky fish. That 28" would have been over 10lbs carrying eggs.

Once again, Brian had to apologize to me for not hooking up with a flathead or two. Crazy to think that boating a 26 & 28 inch walleye back to back within a half hour constitutes a slow night. I said most folks would kill to have a night like that. Fun times!

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Bait of choice? 5-7" Live Sucker Minnows

Not even a channel dude.

Ya, it is funny when walters like that are considered a slow night.

Nice report and fish Hanson.

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Awesome fish Hanson. Those things look huge. The pictures turned out great.

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Nice eyes!

Isn't this a cat forum? What's next a Bass picture? grin

Nice night to be out there, unless you are soaking wet, it tends to get a bit chilly then.

Rumor has it that the Flatty's are beginging to eat.

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Jeepers Hanson! I saw the thread name and figured you got into a 26 and 28lb flathead or something, what a waste of time seeing those rough fish...

JK, nice fish man. wink

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Nice fish Hanson! I went out on a local lake last night for some crappie action....point being it was just incredible weather that was too hard to pass up. How was the current? I haven't been down to the river in a week or so and it was pretty high and heavy when I checked.

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Nice night to be out there, unless you are soaking wet, it tends to get a bit chilly then.

Quit yer crying... you only were wet from the knees down...

and you had a little time to dry your socks.... before the sun went down.

Sorry for the shower dude. smirk

This might warrent an explanation..... I'm sure some are wondering... whistle

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False advertising man. -100 cool cat points for showing those things! :P

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Originally Posted By: dtro
Nice night to be out there, unless you are soaking wet, it tends to get a bit chilly then.

you only were wet from the knees down...

Isn't that the "area" that matters most?????

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This might warrent an explanation..... I'm sure some are wondering...whistle

Was this before or after we saw you guys?

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Rumor has it that the Flatty's are beginging to eat.

Up in the Jordan area they are starting to roll got one there lastnight.

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Up? You southerners are a funny lot. smile

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Dark, more like nice raccoon bait.

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Nice 'eyes Chris. Seems like it's becoming your annual tradition to smoke the huge 'eyes before the flatties start strong.

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Originally Posted By: dtro
Rumor has it that the Flatty's are beginging to eat.

Up in the Jordan area they are starting to roll got one there lastnight.

Jordan huh? Don't you mean 35w to the confluence. I'll get the pic up when it's done.

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Nah no need to! she was 42x25 thats all anyone needs to know!Once you do get that photo done send it back to me!

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Originally Posted By: Kyle B
Originally Posted By: dtro
Rumor has it that the Flatty's are beginging to eat.

Up in the Jordan area they are starting to roll got one there lastnight.

Jordan huh? Don't you mean 35w to the confluence. I'll get the pic up when it's done.

Yea.... The monsters are eating big-time down here below 35.

We've got a couple in the 40s and one in the 50's. Seems they are bunching tight close to Savage and Bloomington.... Was hoping it wouldn't POP so early in the season ......

Get it while the gettings good.....

Crawlers seem to be the ticket... mix some Fatheads in.

Blackdog spillways is drawing the bigones in.

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You guys are jagg'in a dude, or are you not? smirk

I am going to my spot, no matter what grin. It is the Moores weekend and I have to get skunked whistle.

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So we get to see these monsters after the contest? whistling2.gif

You know I caught my first flathead on crawlers.

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