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This Weekend?

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Okay crew, where we all fishing this coming beautiful weekend?

I will be camping on Ottertail and doing a bit of fishing and relaxing.

Lynn

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I'll be in the Metro on Friday with a friend from out of state, hopefully having luck on the bass. I hope the weather holds out.

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Pleas--- I wish you the best of luck! Set the hook once for me!

I hope to either stay in my home hsolist area or maybe strap the waders on and walk a few sections of the St.Croix and chase a few small jaws.

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Staying at the Crow Wing state park. Gonna be fishin the river from thursday to tuesday. This is going to be awsome!!!

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Going to the "King Of The Cats" get together on Saterday.

Should be nice weather and fun.

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Going to the "King Of The Cats" get together on Saterday.

Should be nice weather and fun.

I'm there with ya bud, should be a blast!!

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I've got a Relay for Life rally on Friday and then it's up to the camper in Sauk Center to chase some panfish with the kids.

Sifty

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Heading to Osakis to do some camping and chasing some sunnies and walleyes.

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That's, like, three days away. I don't even know what I'm doing for dinner tonight, much less this weekend.

Either chasing bass and/or 'eyes on the city lakes, or going for channels and flatheads all day and night on the Miss and the Minnesota. Depends on what side of the bed I wake up on.

Either way, the wife's out of town, so I'll get in three days of quality fishing time, rain or shine. I mean, I'll miss her and all, but... you know how it is.

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I'm going to the Duluth Air Show this weekend and then taking the familly out on a Charter on Lake Superior Monday. Big boat, big fish - fun.

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I'm not fishing this weekend, going to the snowmobile races in Grantsburg, Wi instead.

Going to buddy's cabin to chase muskies next weekend.

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I am thinking of heading to little lake up north to see if I can entice a few Walleyes and Crappies into the livewell.

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Lake Superior Saturday and Lake Vermilion Sunday. Too many choices this time of year.

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KOTC as well.

No place in the metro feels less metro than on the Minnesota River.

Beaver/Bats/Eagles.....and BIG FISH!!!!!!!!

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