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Open seats this season

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Ok so I was looking at my boat and she wont be running for at least a month or so. So I was wondering if anyone is going to have an open one for some early cattin. Also once I get mine up and fixed I should have an open seat here and there. It will would be yourself my buddy and I in a 17ft. If your up for coming out just let me know and I will let you know when I'm done.

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I would be interested in going with someone that has an open seat in the Mankato area. I see a boat with some younger guys Catfishing at night in their boat, and a few River Pro's have flown by me at midnight.

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I always have an open chair on the shore for anybody !!!!!!!!!!

I would actually take you up on that. Ive never caught one of those whiskered fish. When does cat fishing get the best?

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May and June are very good Flathead times. Channels about the same but you can get both all year long if you know where to fish. I will be going out as soon as it warms up a little bit in a week or two.

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Ya Ace you should let me know when you head out. If its a weekend night I should be able to meet up. Get out and slay them big ole fatties. Its the catmans version of going to the bar and hogging smile A.K.A PICKING UP A FATTY !!!LOL

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Any time. I was thinking maybe Sunday afternoon down at Black Dog. There only talking 45 or so but it would nice to get out and check out the river and do a little fishing. I'll let ya know by the weekend if I'm going to head down there.

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Your secret is safe here. Black Dog is right next to the 35w in Burnsville/Bloomington. Your Bass gear will work but the monsters of the Mn river can bust you up but ya you it will work fine. May and June are excellent times to be on the river or aleast on the shore fishing. find a good spot make a camp fire and drink a few cold one's. Nothing better

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I'm game for some company, lot's of room on the banks of the Red River in-between Drayton and the border thats for sure, no real need for a boat. Best stretch of river on the US section of the Red for them Whopper Channels too. Lots of fish and elbow room!

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I may be poking around down on Black dog sunday, maybe I'll run into you Ace. I just bought a boat in the fall 2 seasons ago, a real fixer upper, and now I'm finally finishing her up this spring and ready for some catfishing this year. I live about 1/2 mile from the Lyndale launch, so the MN river is where I'll be spending alot of time. I'll probably be looking for people to fish with, and post on open seats most of the time. But sittin on shore by a fire with a cooler of beer sounds like a lot of fun.

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I grew up and still live barely out of view of the MN river. But I've never caught a cat. If anyone is heading out, I'd love to tag along for a shot at my first cat.

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I was just going to go looking for this post... I am looking for an open seat! Boat or Shore, it makes no differance to me. I know nothing about catfishing but would love to learn. My email is in the sig

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I'm always wishing I was out on a boat on the river, but don't know anyone in the Mankato area with one. I met Kyle on here once but didn't get his number...if anyone ever has an open seat or two I can fill them!

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