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Weekend Destinations

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Hi all,

Time for the weekend destination roll-call.....

I'm still tentative, but likely 7 county metro area on Saturday, and close to home for a couple hours on Sunday.

Here's a tip: The lakes really do empty out when there's a Vikings game, so Sunday afternoon is a great time to be out.

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all next week off. cool this weekend the croix, maybe head over to the ford dam on the miss. too. going to target 'skis but the piggy walleye should be humping again and that'll be my focus. maybe a few nice northern can be had. next week...we'll see. probably work on the HSOforum some too. really needs it, lol. good luck all.

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Umm, heading to the cabin this weekend. Likely will split the weekend, once on a lake that will produce some action and the other day for skis. So likely Bone and Big Round, but no guarantees. Who knows, maybe another monster that escaped Bone as an infant is lurking in Big Round.

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Hitting Alexander tomorrow after work and then up to the deer woods on Saturday. Might try to get out again on Sunday, but who knows if mama will let me!

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Bemidgi area, maybe hit Leech with 10,000 if they're going. John, we'll call Fri nite or Sat.

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I'll be going to the same honey hole as last weekend and hope for similar results. We shall see!

Tried for tigers tonight, saw 4-5, they wouldn't leave my manta alone but none got hooks. Had one do a CRAZY acrobatic move, about a 40 incher COMPLETELY cleared the water by more than a foot doing a front flip and missing the bait all together. It was awesome to see!

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JR - you should have a cap cam for that kind of action!

I'm looking to either fish Alex or ML on Sunday. Hope for some good action.

Go Twins!

Nate

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Agreed, I was out last Sunday and there was very little boat traffic. AND you can save yourself the agony of watching those guys!! smile

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Sounds like the family may go to Owasso tomorrow so casting will be out of the question.

Any recommondations/ depths where to set up and slip bobber 5-7" suckers???

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Slip bobber and let them take the bait for a long time. So you hook them deep and then forsure hook set. NOT

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Try to hit Forest for a few hours Saturday morning. If it's slow there, maybe jump over to Bald Eagle. If I can break away again Sunday morning I'm heading to the west metro to see what all the hipe is about.

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Going to hit the flake tonight with other fmers. As my troll motor r in shop. Goin to scout some duck spot and work on my duck boat's trailer. Tonight maybe be my last time I fish for muskies till duck hunting r pretty slow or till late oct-nov. Or go to kentucky/tenn during the winter time!

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they wouldn't leave my manta alone but none got hooks.

Ahh the curse of the Manta, I have a love-hate relationship with that lure.

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That's pretty much my luck with most gliders. However it shows me fish I don't see otherwise, love-hate is so true.

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Ahh the curse of the Manta, I have a love-hate relationship with that lure.

try and replace the back hook with VMC sure sets. black would be my choice.

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Was out from 6pm till midnight, not much happening one topwater hit, but it missed...

Anyone have much luck?

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Hugobox and I caught 3 this morning and I got a new PB! Fish were very active and I need a couple more baits as usual...

Pics later on.

-JR

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Thats awesome JR! What were the fish hitting on? Im up in NW WI right now, and I will be haeding out to a small clear lake at about 430... Seems like a perfect day for the lake I have in mind with the changing weather and overcast skies.

Good Luck everyone!

Ryan

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I will be haeding out to a small clear lake

something big, 8''+, with a subtle contrast?... that's my choice.

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We were hammering them on topwaters, we saw a lot more than the 3 we caught. Missed at least 10 others.

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Thanks for the help guys! I think i will try big bucktails like DCg's and DC11's till around dark then I may switch to a top raider or something along those lines.

Im headed out now!

Ryan

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Partner had 5 follows and 1 in the net today here in NW Iowa. I had 1 follow.

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We were hammering them on topwaters, we saw a lot more than the 3 we caught. Missed at least 10 others.

You must be using some type of "walk the dog" topwater to have that low of a hooking percentage. Sounds pretty typical from my experience with WTD anyway. Definitely fun to see them blow up on topwater though, but it can be frustrating.

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well.i hooked into the lady i've been chaseing for about 2 months tonight. been calling her ''georgette''. smart @$% lady it turns out. threw my believer almost right at me and disappeared. she was my first 50+ of the year too. oh well, hope she eats well for the next time we meet. sleep

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