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We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip #7018896
10/16/20 10:51 AM
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Kerry and I had to cancel plans for our 20th trip to Lac Seul this fall, since the border to Canada remained closed. As a backup, we booked a week in northern Wisconsin, running around some of our old haunts and reliving some fun memories while fishing a few different lakes. Kerry used to own land on Armour Lake and we used to go musky fishing on several lakes around there. He knows a lot of people there - and we ran into some he hadn't seen in 20 years! In addition, my family used to go up north somewhere different every year when we were little. It makes me miss my dad. All in all, we have a lot of familiar territory up north.

Here's my report ...

First, here I am with Chief St. Germain. He is too cool. I had to get that photo because I remembered standing there as a little kid. It doesnít take much to turn me into a little kid again.
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I love the musky there even more!
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We had beautiful fall weather, starting in the upper 30ís and 40ís in the morning and getting up to the 50ís or 60ís in the afternoon. The colors were insane up there! We had about the same in the maple swamp behind our house before we left.
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We went up to a lake near Presque Isle with a guide two days early in the trip and got 27 walleyes early in the week, and froze our possession limit (12) to bring home. We also picked up 3 perch, 36 smallmouth bass (who jumped in the way when fishing walleyes in the rocks) and 1 rock bass (Kerryís catch). Fishing was a bit tough and we had to work hard because the water temps had dropped 10 degrees in the previous week, but we got there. We had decided not to fish walleyes in northern Wisconsin on this trip to avoid the inevitable comparison to catching hundreds of them in Canada, but this guy was on the walleyes and we decided to give it a try.
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With the walleye chapter out of the way, we then went on to launch an all-species attack on Little St Germain Lake, mostly for panfish. We caught 97 bluegills, 1 perch, 5 nice crappies, 3 northern, and 2 largemouth bass. We had some fish dinners and took home bluegills, crappies and northern. We didnít take any of our musky tackle up with us. We were in meat-fishing mode.
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This little northern chomped down a bluegill I was reeling in and was landed with his teeth in the bluegill without being hooked (the way northern love to do), thus earning a space in our freezer.
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We froze 2 little northern that will be the perfect size for pickling.

We did a bit of driving around and taking in scenery. I just loved this calm little bay.
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We had fun! We sure needed that after having to cancel our 20th trip to Canada.

Final numbers:

27 walleyes
4 perch
97 bluegills
5 crappies
3 northern
36 smallmouth bass
4 largemouth bass
And 1 rock bass

Total 177 fish.

And that concludes my report. I hope you enjoyed the photos! grin


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7018913
10/16/20 11:05 AM
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Nice trip Patrice.
But you're missing something smile


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7018920
10/16/20 11:08 AM
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Where the bottle caps ?

Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7018921
10/16/20 11:10 AM
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Nice Pics and trip! Did you fish with John?

Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7018924
10/16/20 11:15 AM
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Thanks for sharing your trip, old haunt are always fun along with fishing. I don't think you could a taken that many glass eyes across the boarder. Sure looked like fun!


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Getting There] #7018933
10/16/20 11:20 AM
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BnB and Kevin, I'm sorry I did not photograph smiley! He only comes out across the border, near his home. We are still missing our trip so badly.

Deerfly - it was John Andrew for the walleyes. Is that who you meant?

Thanks, Getting There. It was fun. Canada was 8 walleyes for the 2 of us (instead of 12), although they would be a lot bigger!


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7018956
10/16/20 11:38 AM
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Nice bunch of walleye's crappie are fun as well then there's the rest of them .
So were you trolling crank baits or fishing with jigs ? Out here it's a combination of both but I lean toward the jig fishing now that I found a rod I like using finally .
That had to be a fun trip ! Thanks for sharing with us .
Allan


Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7018957
10/16/20 11:39 AM
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What a haul...Great pictures!!!


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: 330-Trapper] #7018971
10/16/20 12:06 PM
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Thanks, Allan! We were only using jigs and minnows for walleyes. We rarely troll, even though it produces bigger fish. We both like to have rod and reel in hand. It feels more like fishing.

Thanks, 330!


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7018973
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... looks like fun Patrice... glad had another good trip


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Savell] #7018983
10/16/20 12:23 PM
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Thanks, Savell!


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7019024
10/16/20 01:14 PM
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Are you tryin to make us jealous b/c this is how you make us jealous!
J/k I'm happy for you both.


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Leftlane] #7019073
10/16/20 02:25 PM
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Thank you, Leftlane!


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7019075
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Great trip and photos! Those colors on he walleye are beautiful!


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: MnMan] #7019077
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Thanks, MnMan! I'm sure you noticed the crappies too!
(Crappies! laugh Crappies! laugh Crappies! laugh Crappies! laugh Crappies! laugh Crappies! laugh Crappies! laugh )


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7019079
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Great photos and plenty of fish to eat too! Thanks for sharing...


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Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7019081
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You lucked out weatherwise. 40mph winds the last 2 days. 39 degrees with snow now. 1-3 inches expected tomorrow. Most of the leaves are down.

Re: We're Home from Our Little Fishing Trip [Re: Patrice] #7019082
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Now that looks like a good trip. Awesome pictures, and fall colors!


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Was there any beer batter involved? Looks like a fun time.

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Thank you, River Birch!

Corky, it sounds like we lucked out in both directions. I think it was windy and snowing the week before too! (I see we got busted on Lake-Link!) laugh

Thanks, Gary! It was fun.

Yes, Teepee, there was beer batter involved! laugh


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