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Jakob and I fished from 1200 to 1500 on the Mississippi River out of Dayton. Launch was in good shape, the river upstream was high but fishable, water temp was 36 degrees. Weather was beautiful - sunny, mid 50's, light breeze out of the WNW. We tried shad and nightcrawlers with no luck. Twins got hammered by Toronto. Except for the Twins it was a fun day - got my first SKUNK out of the way. I'm ready to go again - it was great to be on the water.

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Steve,

I got skunked also. I went out and tried from 3:30PM to 6:15PM. Started at Otsego county park and ended up at montissippi park back in monti. I think with the monti nuke plant on a 45 day scheduled outage right now hasn't helped. the water is running colder because of this.

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I caught a channel cat on the first but I figured I wouldn't waste Darren's time with a 12 incher. Didn't bother with girth smile. Then it started snowing and raining so I stopped by the casino and my luck did not improve. Things should warm up soon though. I guess I missed my chance to be the leader though.

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The Channel cats entries are starting to roll in little by little. For those of you out there catchin em. Nice job!

I'm looking forward to giving away one of the Baitcasting reels at the end of the month to 1 lucky winner!

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Well, the entries have been coming in slowly but surely. Just over 20 channels and 1 flat have been entered so far with about 12 people qualifying to win the new fishing reel as of right now.

About a week and a half left to get in on the action for April.

I plan on doing a drawing for the reel on Sun 5/1.

Good Luck

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I am hoping to get after them when I get back from the rainy. River should be back in it's banks by then around LeSueur

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Well, we officially went over the 100 fish entered mark today. That's a pretty good start!

Some very nice channels have been entered so far and a finally starting to see a smattering of flatheads coming in too.

Don't forget, you need to have 2 fish total entered to qualify for May's drawing, and congrats to Ryan A for winning the Ming Yang Baitcasting reel. I actually added a few more new prizes the other day so be sure to check that out.

Special Thanks to Bobbymalone!

As always, all the details are updated regularly on the King of the Cats HSOforum.

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Kewl DT! Looking good and I would say it is getting close to "that time" once again. That time in the sense of your Captain or his/hers first mate telling you to cast right under "that" willow branch and be ready. wink At $4.00 a gallon, man you find yourself looking closer and closer to that "sweet spot" within the window of opportunity. grin Gas never seems to drop this time of year. frown

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That was a great prize, thanks! Hopefully I get to fish soon, and get a chance to win it.

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Yeah I hope it works out for someone. Like I told DTRO, I bought that on impulse when Moore's Bait Shop was going out of business for waaaaaay cheap. I didn't need it, but thought I would use it. A year later it's still sitting in the rod rack.

So I thought about where I could find it a good home. A KOTC prize will be great fate for it.

About 90% of what I know about cattin' came from the folks on this forum so this is my chance to pay it back.

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LOTS of movement in the leaderboard the past few nights. Heck our boat alone leapfroged each other several times. smile

Some great pics can be found in the KOTC gallery. HOGS smile

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226 fish entered so far! Lots of big ones too.

I'm giving away some great prizes this month including a Catfish Safari rod, a Ming Yang reel, a Frabil landing net, a Thermocell unit, and a bunch of Wildlife energy drinks!

All it takes is 3 entered fish.

All the details can be found on the site provided in my original post.

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Yahooo! I won a giant net! Thanks to Brad Durrick for the donation of the Frabill landing net. Hoping to put a big flathead into that net tonight!

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Brian,

put that net to good use. I should of won it(one number off) Oh well I will just go to fleet and buy one. just having a little fun with ya. catch the next state record flattie and lets see if it fills it up.

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Well we DID get to test it out, but the biggest one of the night flopped off before I could get the new Frabill underneath it. frown

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I like the fine mesh, so that the sinker won't fall through and get tangled. However, I'm not sure the bag is big enough for any 50+ lb fish. We'll have to test it out and see.

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The contest keeps rolling along! Congrats to the recent prize winners and I've added the details for the next drawing. So far 282 total fish have been entered with 22 Channels over 30" and 21 Flats over 40".

Thanks for all the participation!

All the latest updates can be found on the

KOTC HSOforum

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Well, we are in the final month now and I recently did a drawing and gave away a bunch of great prizes! Congrats to all the winners and thanks to those that donated.

Now all that's left is bragging rights to the 10 King of the Cats and a nice prize to 1 lucky "King" of each specie.

YTD we are at 402 fish entered

29 Channel cats over 32" (about 15lbs) with the biggest at 36x23.5

27 Flathead cats over 40" (about 30lbs) with the biggest at 49x31.5

Good Luck to everyone in our final month and as always, more detailed updates can be found at www.kingofthecats.org

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Very cool DT. smile 402 fish is a huge number. Just imagine all non-up-gradables being tossed back by KOTC caters.

Catfishing for me did not happen this year. Barley have a handful of trips in for the season. With the irons I have already in the iron, the hectic water levels, I just could not get into the grove this year of driving down, no matter what, 2-4 weekends during May, June, July. Hopefully next year is my year during catting time to relax, dive in and feel that feeling of driving home at 10:00am after seeing a huge fish boated. Nothing on earth compares! smile Also it is very cool to know that the KOTC is holding strong, gaining good ground and will be ready and waiting when a guy can jump back in.

Thanks goes out to Darren and Brian for all the hard work. smile

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