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Lowblazah

I got love for high water

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Can we keep the water high please...Three personal bests already for me in 2008...all out of shakopee...all in high water.

Started it off this year with a 30...then a 36...tonight I hit gold...46lb'r

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I like the direction this is going...200pt club here I come...

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Drew! Nice fish, but buddy -- every time I turn around, you're passing me up by a couple points! Seriously though, you're on fire this year. Good job on the hogs! Getting 3 fish over 30 rocks, and just think, it's still not even July! You might have your own "safari" page before long!

Too bad for me that I wussed out last night and stayed home! I'm kicking myself now. I was actually in bed before you texted about your fish, earliest I've seen bed in a couple months I think!

I'm re-charged now though, look out leaders, here I come!

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Thanks boys! She fought like a true champ too...then it took about 20 minutes to revive her and get her to swim off on her own. she had me worried for a little bit there

every time I turn around, you're passing me up by a couple points!

You didnt think I was going to let you stay in front of me for too long did you? wink

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Way to go Blaz! I'm waiting for the river to go down tho grin

Dark, why do you want it to go down? I suppose it's better for shore fishin?

I'm stoked with it where it's at, can drive anywhere prolly up to Mankato if I wanted to with my boat.

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I love this high water but yes, for shore fisherman it might be a pain.

Dark, anytime you want to go out in the boat, shoot me an e-mail and we will go out.

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I've been getting a few walleyes with the high water but for mudeyes, I really need to make the best of the time I have available....seems like theres always something....like this weekend I got roped into being Dennis Steeles best man when he says the big "I DO" down on some sand bar south of Alma (just kidding) I wish him the best and I can see he is happy! I really don't enjoy sitting in a boat for half the night anymore anyway so spending a few hours off the bank at a proven spot works just fine for me.....just a few more feet and a little more time is all I need grin

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Get rid of this high water. I would like to see it drop and let the fish set up some summer patterns. Creeks are fun but they get old, and everyone fishes the heck out of them.

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