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CDobber
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8/1/15 6:05 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Mid-day bite was non-existent for me today. Started by the Marshall cribs, hit Second Point, and drifted from Marshall moors south....saw a couple nice smallies just before calling it a day but no action on drop shot crawler rig or various cranks on other rig.

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8/1/15 9:58 AM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went out after cats last night. Were catching them along deep weed edges. Caught one at 36", no scale along so I was unable to get the weight.

Did manage to catch a nice smallmouth on cut bait also.

Other than that it was a slow bite.

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7/31/15 9:35 PM CST
Does everyone mainly fish with live bait? I've been reading lots of people's reports and all I've been seeing is slip bobs and dead sticks. Any Walleye guys out there using plastics? Or cranks? Updates would be much appreciated.

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7/31/15 4:41 PM CST
Replicas do seem to be getting more affordable. However, you are just a bit off if you complain about a guy having a skin mount done. 1 fish on the wall causing no big fish to be around in a lake like Mendota?!?! Hardly.

NICE PIKE!

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7/31/15 4:03 PM CST
SmackinBass: I would say that Mendota County Park would be fine for a 3 year old...especially if you use the channel running off the main body. Can't guarantee you'll find fish but at least they're known to be there and its safe enough with the retaining wall and such. I usually throw on the rocks at the corner, which wouldn't be a good spot for the little one.....could also try over by the launch if it weren't being used. There's usually a fair amount of weeds over there.

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SmackinBass
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7/31/15 12:48 PM CST
I tried to mount my wife the other day. She wasn't having it. Besides, the taxidermist said she had to be dead first. Ba dum tiss.

Anyway, how is the county park for fishing with a three-year-old? I've never been, let alone with a youngster.

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7/31/15 8:22 AM CST
Hey Guppie, or should I say Mr. perfection? Talk is cheap! Dont ya luv criticle people!! Im out!! There are fish to catch and clean

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7/30/15 11:03 PM CST
guppie21, you got a spelling error on your "his" too, just saying... Anyway I agree with your point, no offense!

Anyone can decide what he/she wants to do with his/her fish, there is a reason why we have a 40in limit on Mendota!

guppie21
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7/30/15 10:06 PM CST
Personally I wouldn't, even if I wanted a skin mount. He caught it, kept it and mounted it... His right, I don't care. Replicas are awesome. Spell check coolhawg, your spelling makes me question your "50 inchers".

coolhawg
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7/30/15 7:40 PM CST
You guys are so full of crap! You caught it it would be in your livewell in a heartbeat and you know it! Nice fish. I have seen up to a 50 in the last two years come out of Mendota. there's monsters in their and a new state record without a doubt. I had a low 50's fish on but couldnt garranty it was a northern. It looked like it but maybe a musky.

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7/30/15 7:17 PM CST
Skin mounts decay overtime... Replicas are worth it.

Nice long fish, very skinny though. Ive caught 37" that could eat that.

MuffStuffin024
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7/30/15 4:50 PM CST
No school, we would all have replicas done if they were affordable. Until then skin mounts save a guy hundreds of dollars in total cost. Nice Northern Manitou

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7/30/15 12:43 PM CST
That's the longest I've seen in a while.

A 48" / 28# fish that came out of here in the early 80s is the biggest I have seen credible photos of.

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7/30/15 12:43 PM CST
If people would have replica's made you would.

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7/30/15 11:30 AM CST
Just thought all of you would like to see a nice Northern caught on Mendota a few years ago. 46 inches and 23 pounds.

Caught in early October between Picnic and Second points, in 12 FOW on a Big Doctor spoon. It fell out of the net twice and finally had to just use the net as a scoop.

Has anyone heard of or seen a bigger Northern caught on the Madison chain? Cool

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