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The only problem with fireline is that you can cut your hands on a hang up

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A little disappointed because I likely would have been shooting the Governor's Opener events this weekend. Hopefully get a chance next year since they are having it in Otter Tail county again.

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Reeled 40 in today. All largemouth. Morning sucked then I switched it up and rallied. Had an operator error on the GoPro and switched it to photo instead of 4k video...on my biggest fish of the day!! That blows. oh well

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Caught a mixed bag (7 species) in a short trip today. Most notably 9 walleye, but all 14.5 and under (unusual for that lake where I rarely hook any under 16). In terms of quality my best fish was a 19 inch largemouth, appeared spawned out already.

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13 minutes ago, Big Dave2 said:

Bass?...........Meh.

 

I like bass fishing as much as walleye. I'll be up in voyaguers for a week again next week. Then after that I'll probably fish Rainy exclusively for the rest of the summer.

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Sauk River Chain. The old ladies' cousins' place. Never fished here, and the bow mount on their boat wasn't working so I was doing my best trying to drift weedlines and see if I couldn't coax a follow or 2.

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37 minutes ago, SledNeck said:

Who said they are hard to catch?

 

Folk that come here from Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and most Minnesotans fishing stocked mud holes. 

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2 hours ago, Nick Kuhn said:

I don't know why people say they are hard to catch. 26.25" and dumb enough to hit an 8 inch phantom softtail.

 

 

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A few years ago, I was trolling crawler harnesses right outside the Wisconsin entry on Lake Superior and I caught a 16 inch walleye. When I brought it in the boat it  regurgitated a smelt that was half it’s size in its mouth and it looked just like that 

 

 

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10 hours ago, Nick Kuhn said:

I don't know why people say they are hard to catch. 26.25" and dumb enough to hit an 8 inch phantom softtail.

 

 

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He hongry!

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I do have to admit the muskies and pike I've caught on that thing never inhaled it like that, but they tend to t-bone those lures (or just miss them altogether which is another world of frustrating).

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I figure Optimax is next....   4 stroke seems to be the wave of the future, although BRP was teasing some new revolutionary thing for powering boats...  

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On 6/14/2020 at 5:16 PM, delcecchi said:

I figure Optimax is next....   4 stroke seems to be the wave of the future, although BRP was teasing some new revolutionary thing for powering boats...  

 

 

Mercury got rid of 2 strokes over two years ago. 

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13 hours ago, SledNeck said:

 

 

Mercury got rid of 2 strokes over two years ago. 

No more Optimax?   I hadn't heard that.  

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10 hours ago, delcecchi said:

No more Optimax?   I hadn't heard that.  


The past year that I’ve been shopping used boats I’ve learned the term Optibomb.  Just sayin’.  Never personally ran one though.

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13 hours ago, Wanderer said:


The past year that I’ve been shopping used boats I’ve learned the term Optibomb.  Just sayin’.  Never personally ran one though.

I heard the term "Optipop" but I figured that was from the earlier years.    Yeah, on the Merc site, looks like Optimax is gone.   There was little fanfare.     Verado sort of minimized as well.   That scheme didn't work out so well either.   

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On 5/7/2020 at 4:01 PM, Duffman said:

Still need to rig up. But I brought most of my rods in last week to check out the line, I refresh enough during the year that they look decent enough for the first few weeks. I only bring 4 rigs in the canoe. I'll take care of rigging Friday night after a couple cold ones.

Rod porn........a nice change of pace in Sillytown. 

 

 

 

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Got you beat by three rods

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On 6/21/2020 at 8:10 PM, delcecchi said:

That all?  

 

When I was a kid back in the 60s and 70s, I had one Zebco closed face reel  rod that I use for everything.

 Today I have Dipsy rods, lead core rods, mono trolling rods, jigging rods, Slip bobber and Lindy rigging rods,  and ice fishing rods 

 

 And  every one of them gets used at some point in the season  

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