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Jim W

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Hey all,

(Curious just how far off subject this will get)

ANyway, anybody catch some smallmouth or largemouth that were specifically targeting bass,......legally?

If so, care to share what you caught them on and what body of water?

I unfortunately(boo hoo, right?) spent the weekend wishin' I was fishin', but now am looking forward to some wadin' for smallies!!

Keep the rods bendin'!!

Jim W

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I'll stay perfectly on topic...... smile.gif

I also spent most of the weekend wishin' I was fishin', but did manage to get a few hours in on Mille Lacs.

The smallies were cooperative and averaged about 2 1/2#. My wife boated more than I did, which always makes me happy.

Shad raps...3'-6', big rocks and boulders.

Beautifal day on the water.

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we saw and caught several nice smallies this weekend while fishing for walleyes on Rice lake. Caught them on shiner minnows or shad raps in 6-10 ft of water. Size was very nice(13 - 19"). Had one that had 2 others chasing while hooked near the boat. One of them scarfed down the minnow that the hooked one through. Good Fun!

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Borch,

Did you throw at them chasers? More often than not they will hit as well!

Nice fish!!!

Jim W

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I had an excellent opener, fishing up north by Hibbing, I caught 5 bass on 6 casts to start the day. Biggest was 6.61 on the digital and fullof eggs, the rest were between 13-17 inches. The kids even managed to catch several good ones. Outstanding opener in my book , biggest bass I ever caught up there.

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Yup, Shad Raps. Fishhead and I hit the Otter Tail river Near Fergus Falls on our way to Backwater Eddy's place.

Wading belly deep in fast current and hooking very respectable bronzies, the largest going 18". I can't get enough!

WET NETS!

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cast,cast,cast,cast......

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Fished Big Floyd early Sunday morning. Caught 14 Large mouth and missed a few. Got them on shiner under a slip bobber. Could not get them to bite on anything artificial yet. Largest was 19"
Tully

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Had a lot of luck on several spots in DL over the weekend, all on small spinnerbaits, used the blue/white/yellow skirts with the small round blades. one largemouth over 5 off of pelican and 3 more over 3 lbs.

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I had fabulous luck on Pelican lake in Ashby. I didn't even go 'eye fishin cause we were having so much fun catching largemouths. I found them in 1-2 ft of water in the little bays. But it wasn't long before I realized that I didn't need to stay that shallow. A chartruse floating rap was the hot bait, just flop it out there, wait a couple of seconds and give it a twitch. Next thing you know that ol bucketmouth was shooting out of the water with a mouth full of hooks. My 13 year old brother in law had only caught a couple of bluegills before this weekend. Needless to say we are going to be sharing the lakes with another bass fisherman now!

Capt'nJosh

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Did okay on Green (Kandiyohi Co) for the short while I was out. I caught one +/- one pounder on a storm rattlin craw tube, another on a red sparkle B.P.S. cajun bubble craw, another on a storm swim bait, and the cupe de gracie on a tenn. shad chug bug. First time I ever caught bass on soft plastic craws!
JC

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Went out to Green (by spicer) on monday. I fished from 4pm to 6pm and ended up catching 8 smallies. Caught them all on a spinnerbait and the biggest was 22".

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Jim,

No. I wasn't able to and tried to get my son to drop the net and pick up his pole to make a cast. But he was too worried I'd lose the fish. He's young and will learn in time.

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Posted this in other threads already, but I wanted THIS Bass Opener thread in front of THE OTHER Bass Opener thread.

Went to Mille Lacs last Sunday for, yes, that's right, bass fishing. My wife's birthday was on Monday and she doesn't like to fish for walleyes, so we were going after smallies.

Found them shallow and fairly aggressive. We got on the lake late, but landed 9 in about two hours of fishing. Most were in the 2#-2 1/2# range......nothing huge, but very enjoyable fishing. My wife enjoyed the day, which really made me more happy than anything else.

We did get to sneak in about an hour of walleye fishing right before dark, and she couldn't complain about how boring it was because we caught fish.

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Okay..........just realized that I already posted my opener results on THIS THREAD.

What an one-who-thinks-I-am-silly. I wish there was a filter for stupidity on this bulletin board.

At least I was smart enough to keep my story the same!!

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