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Basspro69  
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08/02/2010 11:26PM
 
A little fun on a local river, how many river rats are there out there


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
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QueticoMike  
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08/03/2010 09:42AM
 
I'm a river rat, was out on the Great Miami River this morning by 7 AM. Catching smallies on black buzzbaits this morning. I live on the river, my backyard has a levy bank to keep the river from flooding my house.
Garyfisher09  
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08/03/2010 09:46AM
 
Going tomorrow morning for Muskies on Little Fork River. I have done well on the Mississippi for large mouths too.. Nice fish!!
DTrain  
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08/03/2010 03:32PM
 
Been fishing the St. Croix for many years. When I was younger it was the upper portion by canoe for smallies. Lately it's the lower portion by motorboat for walleyes. I love that you never know what you're going to see or catch there. I also fish the Mississippi in the winter. Who needs ice fishing when there is open water in December.
Gunflinter  
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08/03/2010 03:53PM
 
Love to wade fish for smallies, mostly in NE Iowa.


God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure. Eric Liddell
AndySG  
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08/03/2010 04:51PM
 
Nice Fish BassPro!! I fish any water that holds catchable fish, but river fish seem stronger and fight harder.


"I rather paddle in ignorant bliss than be arrogantly informed." ~ Kenneth Martenson
wcummin1  
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08/03/2010 06:49PM
 
I used to fish the St. Lous (Out of boyscout) quite a bit. You are right, DTrain; you never know what you're going to catch. The day I caught this hog, my father and I almost caught the grand slam: Crappie, Walleye, Northern, Bass, and Muskie


The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
lundojam  
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08/03/2010 06:49PM
 
Pro-
Funny you should ask. I'm in. Snake, Kettle, St. Croix mostly. Caught a few smallies on the Mississippi near the 694 bridge last week, though it wasn't much for ambience. Those Pine County rivers are tough to beat for scenery, variety, and quality. Here are a few pix from a trip to the St. Croix honey hole on Friday. Sorry for the low picture quality, but you get the idea.
togue  
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08/03/2010 06:56PM
 
like wcummin1, I'm a St.Louis river rat. I also like the rivers on the shore and the cloquet river. I fish the rivers more than lakes.
GSP  
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08/03/2010 07:13PM
 
West Branch of Des Moines River, age 3 on. Just living on one doesn't count, you gotta spend time in it and on it.


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silverback  
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08/03/2010 07:46PM
 
They don't call me "Lord of the Wolf" (river in Wis) for nothing. There's something about rivers, always moving, never changing...


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wcummin1  
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08/03/2010 09:45PM
 
Wow, Lundojam, nice fish. What's the size on that Walleye?


The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
lundojam  
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08/04/2010 10:41AM
 
28.5 incher. Real solid, strong fish; it didn't look like one of those dinosaur old river fish. I figured I had a cat and was kind of half-assing it for a while until I got a look. Like you say: wow.
wcummin1  
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08/04/2010 06:42PM
 
I thought it was 30" inches for sure. Mine measured in at 30"...barely. Plan to get a replica done as soon as I get the money.


The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost
Corndog  
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08/04/2010 08:23PM
 
I like big fish!


OMG "Corndogged again!" My all time favorite quote.
lundojam  
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08/07/2010 09:40AM
 
Same spot, same river, couple days later and we had three muskies hooked and leaping while fishing walleyes. Landed one.
somebody keeps putting beer cans in my pictures.
Chilly  
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08/07/2010 10:46AM
 
Yep, I'll be spending much of the next 3 months fishing the Brule River.


"Now days these kids take out everything: radar, sonar, electric toothbrushs" Quint
Corndog  
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08/07/2010 01:12PM
 
OMG Lundojam, I got a cramp in my arm looking at the size of that catish in a pike dress.!


OMG "Corndogged again!" My all time favorite quote.
AndySG  
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08/07/2010 02:42PM
 
quote lundojam: "Same spot, same river, couple days later and we had three muskies hooked and leaping while fishing walleyes. Landed one.
somebody keeps putting beer cans in my pictures."



WOW Lundojam!! Whats not to like, huge Musky and Busch Light. I'm jealous of your river Hot Spot.


"I rather paddle in ignorant bliss than be arrogantly informed." ~ Kenneth Martenson
schollmeier  
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08/08/2010 08:03AM
 
Nice fish everybody, especially the Musky - it has been too long since I've caught one of those.


I grew up fishing the Miss' for everything that swam - eyes, bass, cats, pike, panfish, etc.


As much as I love the BW lakes, rivers are still my favorite places to fish. I don't fish the Mississippi as much as I used to, but all the rivers I currently fish flow into the Miss' (directly or indirectly)


I've always been a multispecies junkie so rivers are perfect for me, here are a handful of exciting catches of the past couple months



AndySG  
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08/08/2010 08:48AM
 
Very cool Schollmeier. Like watching a mini-version of River Monsters.


"I rather paddle in ignorant bliss than be arrogantly informed." ~ Kenneth Martenson
lundojam  
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08/08/2010 09:27AM
 
Scholl-
Nice work! You have any stats on the cat? Catstats? Its porky.
Basspro69  
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08/08/2010 11:55AM
 
quote schollmeier: "Nice fish everybody, especially the Musky - it has been too long since I've caught one of those.



I grew up fishing the Miss' for everything that swam - eyes, bass, cats, pike, panfish, etc.



As much as I love the BW lakes, rivers are still my favorite places to fish. I don't fish the Mississippi as much as I used to, but all the rivers I currently fish flow into the Miss' (directly or indirectly)



I've always been a multispecies junkie so rivers are perfect for me, here are a handful of exciting catches of the past couple months



"
Thats Cool, nice variety .


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
Basspro69  
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08/08/2010 11:56AM
 
quote lundojam: "Same spot, same river, couple days later and we had three muskies hooked and leaping while fishing walleyes. Landed one.
somebody keeps putting beer cans in my pictures."
Very nice fish, and the beer can thing is very funny :-)


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
buz  
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08/08/2010 03:03PM
 
beautiful fish Lundo, but Busch lite?, cmon man get some taste, lol.
lundojam  
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08/08/2010 04:50PM
 
Busch Light is a Consumer Report best buy (or something.) :) Iloveit. Plus, now it's good luck.
overthehill  
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08/08/2010 11:08PM
 
Used to be...Ohio mostly. Then Little Miami, Sciota a little. Now it's the occaisional visit to Potomac, Shenendoah, James.


Not to Hurry-Not to Worry
schollmeier  
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08/09/2010 07:20AM
 
quote lundojam: "Scholl-
Nice work! You have any stats on the cat? Catstats? Its porky."



The flathead cat was big enough that my fishing partner (who had only caught channel cats before) wasn't too sure about helping me land it... I managed some bloody hands from grabbing it by the jaw before it was tired enough - went 46" X 28" - approximately 45lbs.


I didn't get a tape on the Greater Redhorse, they are on the threatened list in WI so I wanted to get it in the water quick.


The Shortnose Gar I measured off the rod at approximately 29"


The Shovelnose sturgeon I measured off the rod at 32"
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