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Iambjm

Finally went fishing

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Got out on the water this afternoon, first time since winter. Gosh did it feel good. The lake I fished I had pretty good luck with the walleyes last year, none today only 3 northerns. Nothing to brag about but I kept one for dinner. Bugs are awful...........and I broke one of my favorite rods cry I broke one last fall, this is a bad omen.

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Hey, you're on the open water board now Barb! Chalk up 3!! I sometimes get pretty bummed out that the boat is up north and we can't go out midweek. You do truly live in God's Country. cool Don't feel too bad about the rod. I busted my St. Croix one last year too. I think that sometimes I leave too much tension on the rod when I wrap it up at the end of the fishing day and maybe that's what makes them more apt to snap. That's my thoughts anyway.

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Sounds like a bummer of a first day out. I've been out quite a bit the past week or so and so have totally lost track of the postings here. I don't think I'll get much flack if I say I'd rather be fishing smile Caught my first turtle - that was a worth a lot of laughs from my fellow fishing friends cuz I was sure it was a whopper. I'll try to post the pics sometime.

We've been doing great with the crappies including a 13" but most around 11". We've been getting out at the butt-crack of dawn and usually pick up around 30 or more between the two of us. One moring we pulled in a fish at least every five seconds for close to an hour. Picked up 10 northerns between two of us on Saturday, nothing of great size but alot of fun to reel in. I also hooked into a 3# walleye. Lots of fun, lots of fish back in the lake to catch another day.

My girlfriend's hubby was razzing us about the cost of our sport complaining that we spend way too much on bait and tackle. We figured that our crappie minnows cost us about 10 cents a piece and we go through a few dozen a weekend (fat heads and shiners a bit more), along with leeches and tackle and gas - comes up to almost the same as the cost of beer and crown the guys go through in a weekend smile

Nice to check in on everyone again. Happy fishing!

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I have been fishing from a dock on my lake, with a neighbor guy. Catching sunnies, northerns, and a lunch size bass the other day. I might take the boat over to my honeyhole lake tomorrow or the next day. In the mean time the dock fishing has been so much fun. Fixed the old grouch some sunnies for dinner the other night and he scarfed them down.

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