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TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/29/15 2:41 PM CST
mostly SMB trip with Reed, Dr. Velcro and his son, Chris. Guys caught about 20 fish on topwater, senkos and Traps hot bait was that new Rat-L-Trap 1.75 Echo squarebill. Dr. Velcro caught about a nine lb. pike on this bait, plus SMB and LMB. Reed was the Sheep king today. Bite was steady all morning, but slowed after noon. Noticed much dirtier water coming down. Must have opened a gate. Tried the non-walleye spot which gave up five nice fish yesterday. Any remnants of this school used their tails to travel elsewhere. All we caught at this spot was a couple of pike--which is what you would expect there anyway. Given River conditions I think the guys did pretty well. Fun having them in the boat.

JOHN BOMKAMP
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5/29/15 2:32 PM CST
The river continues to rise and current flow is increasing. Still pretty dirty, but it is improving. Wednesday we bass fished with limited results. Caught a few real nice fish, but not big numbers. Also boated a few smaller northerns. Yesterday we fished on Pool 10 for panfish. Did real well, catching 32 nice bluegills up to 10 inches and 8 crappies, the largest being just under 12 inches. The bigger bluegills were caught using a blonde Bimbo Skunk with a chunk of red worm. This morning I checked out a few catfish spots. Caught 2 nices ones on Sonny's, fishing about an hour.

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TED PECK
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5/28/15 4:53 PM CST
"mostly walleye" trip with Gene,Harold and Leonard. First two hours produced one decent sauger and a couple of shorts. Suggested we go for pike after Gene said he had never caught one. Went to the spot where we hooked up with a couple yesterday and threw Traps. First fish was a nice 19" eye--in the weeds in 5 fow! Two minutes later another fish--18" eye. Houston we have a pattern! Put Traps on for everybody and caught three more very nice walleye. Gene caught his first pike--then another. harold and Leonard kept things lively with a respectable mess of pike and LMB. The walleyes were where we found 'em cuz of a pile of bait and a south wind pushing them against the north shore. last place you would look on a species specific walleye trip...but the most important consideration in fishing is the predator/prey relationship. Easy food = fish. This River is arguably the most difficult freshwater fishery in North America. Gave up trying to figure it out years ago. The key to fishing consistency here is fish hard/ fish often. forget about yesterday and patterns which produced the day before. Conventional wisdom says those beautiful walleyes shouldn't have been where we found them today. As long as your line is in the water you have a seat at the table. The hammock is screaming my name. Gotta answer. I'm whupped. Sleepy

TED PECK
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5/27/15 7:19 PM CST
Birthday trip with Greg, son matt and Bryce today. Caught mixed bag of SMB. LMB, pike but really slim pickins for the amount of effort expended. Fished my very best spots from Big Lake clear up to the dam. Fish hit bombers, traps, spinnerbaits. We got 1 1/4" of rain last nite. By late afternoon the water was already starting to clear at the upper end of the pool. Big brown flush from MPLS is passing through. bite should improve drastically over the next 72 hrs.

TED PECK
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5/25/15 6:33 PM CST
Todd just wanted to learn about catfish and how to catch 'em. Took him to the spots which produced on Thursday. Fish still there. Strong, variable wind made it difficult to hold for good presentation, but we caught fish every place we stopped.River has come up substantially and is pretty dirty. Levels are starting to stabilize so barring something unforseen the action should be good again for multiple species by mid-week.

MARK CLEMENTS
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5/25/15 6:58 AM CST
It was a day of big fish topping off a week of big fish. Couple 30 inch walleye caught, some huge lake sturgeon and several big catfish. Some walleye on willowcats very few yesterday but last week more productive. Enough sheephead to keep you awake! Still tons northern around on suckers but very little bluegill action yet.


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JOHN BOMKAMP
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5/24/15 10:35 AM CST
Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
River conditions are changing rapidly with the current flow increasing everyday. Clarity is not good........lots of dirty water and floating junk. Not sure why? The cold nights early in the week dropped the water temperature to the mid 50's. Needless to say, the walleye and bass bites are off. It was a grind out there the past few days, but we were able to connect on a few nice walleyes and bass, but you had to work for them. Yesterday I fished with Mike and Lisa. We hooked a couple of nice smallmouth and a small pike. I noticed the water temp had risen to the mid 60's, so I suggested that we try a spot I found the other day for bluegills. They finally moved in. They boated a nice mess of fish, most of them were between 8 and 9 inches. Lots of fun, and great eating!

Thanks for reading my reports, and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

TED PECK
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5/21/15 6:41 PM CST
half day trip with Randy, Mark and Mark's son Victor who has some significant disabilities (and some significant fish abilities Big Smile) Started by casting cranks for walleyes. I hooked a decent fish and Victor did a great job of bringing it to the net. Because casting was so difficult i suggested we switch over to cats--which are on FIRE right now. Took almost 20 minutes to get more than one line in the water cuz Victor was hooking up so fast. Randy lost a mongo cat which gave no ground and broke 20 lb test. Also caught his first ever 'eye. Sent these great folks home with enough fish for several meals. Victor's enthusiasm and pure joy at catching fish tickled me more than you can imagine. Hard to explain, but from this guide's perspective the most challenging days are sometimes the best. This was one of them--on both counts Wink

DICK NEEFE
DICK NEEFE
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5/18/15 4:20 PM CST
Fished today with Loren & Barb. Started after walleye, after battling the howling NW wind for a couple hours decided to switch to some panfish. Caught a variety, perch, bluegill, crappie along with some bonus bass, northerns, and short walleye. Kept enough panfish for a good fry. Without this big cold front again I think the panfishing would've really started. It'll probably take a frw days till it starts to warm again and it should be game on for the panfish.

See Ya on the river

TED PECK
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5/17/15 9:43 PM CST
fished with Evan and Rihannon this afternoon. Evan said they just wanted to get their strings stretched. First ever trip to the Miss. Ri said she hadn't fished since age 6. Quick seminar on basic casting. She was a great student! Ri had six species: SMB,LMB, WE, WB, NP and SHEEP ( of course). Evan has a great skill set. 3 species. Beginner's luck? WonderingConditions challenging. Stiff wind. Substantial rain X2. had to work pretty hard. Reward? Coaching somebody who hasn't fished in almost 30 years into 6 different species! Threw mostly cranks. Bombers, Traps, Thugs. All caught fish. What really tickled me is having a novice out-fish a guy with skills. Evil GrinCool thing is that Evan knows he has skills and was tickled at Ri's success.Another great day on the River Big Smile

DICK NEEFE
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5/17/15 4:42 PM CST
Report for last weeks walleye fishing. The week started with a big blow Monday and Tuesday. Dropped the water temp 12 degrees. Turned what was a good bite into a tough bite. Couldn't put a legal fish in the boat on Wed. Got better as the week went on. By Friday & Saturdays trips we had sone nice fish again. Nothing big just good eaters. Looks like a big front again, low Monday night 33? WOW. A repeat of last week.

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cast2catch
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5/16/15 2:11 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Fished up near De Soto bay on Wednesday. Managed a few large and small mouth bass around lay downs and rocks. One smallie was 20" and tipped the scales at 4 pounds. Also had a 22" walleye. Threw mostly a swim jig, and pitched plastics at the lay downs. Ran up the river a ways to a slough with good current. Caught a few more bass there. Still learning the river so I am always pleased to have at least some success on new waters.

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TED PECK
TED PECK
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5/16/15 1:00 PM CST
Was out getting ready for today's trip this morning when the client called to cancel 4 hrs. prior to start time. Worst part is, I recently turned away not one but TWO parties who wanted to book the day. Sad. Figured I might as well go fishin' as conditions were just about perfect. Hot bait was an oxbow pattern Trap which fooled a respectable mixed bag of WE, SMB, Pike and one confused white bass. Fish were pretty aggressive this morning ahead of approaching weather system.

JOHN BOMKAMP
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5/16/15 8:32 AM CST
Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
The water temp has fallen about 7 degrees in the last few days which may have slowed down the panfish bite, but it should rebound in the next few days and it should be "game on" soon! Yesterday I fished with Frank, Joy and their grandson Conner who is 12 years old. He wanted to catch a big Northern, so we went to an area where I had caught some nice ones the day before. They didn't bite yesterday, but they did catch a nice bag of Largemouth and Smallmouth along with a bonus walleye. Conner caught a small sheepshead which swallowed the hook. I threw it back and it wasn't long before an eagle swooped down and snatched it up, right in front of us. Quite a thrill to see!

Thanks for reading my reports, and have a good weekend!

Bosman
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5/15/15 2:29 PM CST
Fished the northern end of the pool today with full intentions of catching some blue gills. After the 2nd significant TAP-TAP-TUG-TUG-SNAP in less than 5 minutes ~ opted to put the ultra light down and see who the bullies in the neighborhood were. Sheephead. Showed-em who the real bully was for roughly an hour until I had my "pan fish" limit of fun. Couple so big my initial thought was snag. Tied on a Bomber and hit some rocks. Short SMB is all I managed, no pike, no walleye, and no more sheeps

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