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Been fishing pretty hard the past month, and to be honest it has been subpar. Some places I expected (or hoped) great things from didn't really develop. On the flip side, a couple water bodies where I had fairly low expectations turned out okay. I was away from the front range for a couple weeks from late September to early October for hunting/visiting a friend and was able to try some new areas.


Bad hair day=nice fish. This pike went 11.72 lbs and I ended up getting another a little under 10 lbs 15 minutes later.

I revisited a lake that has given me fits the past couple years and was able to break a long string of skunks.

I caught this bass right after I lost a nice 'eye in the 8-9 lb range on a jerkbait. I decided to come back after a few days of hunting and I almost wonder if I hooked the same fish. 8.51 lbs.


The past week has been a nightmare going after big walleyes, with a few missed opportunities, lots of skunks, and some lost lures. When times are tough there is only one thing to do....invade slayer's honeyhole.


Unfortunately that was pretty tough as well, but worth the effort to get this demon fish weighing in at 6.66 lbs. I let him go so that some day he will have the privilege of seeing slayer's fryingpan.

I plan on continuing to go hard for the next month in hopes of one or two memorable fish. Time is running out before I am scheduled to go back to work in December!
 

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You *******! Its funny that all those fish weigh 6.66 lbs. Ill be back up there soon chasing brownies-
 

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You *******! Its funny that all those fish weigh 6.66 lbs. Ill be back up there soon chasing brownies-
Maybe next year they will reach 8 pounds. In fact, maybe they will be 7 pounds by the time you head up.....while I was there a bunch of 7 inch cutts were dumped in and some vicious surface strikes took place very briefly >:D. Never thought I would see the day of mrt surface bait bustin'. :D
 

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yeah wow great fish and a green carp to boot!
 

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Good report and great fish. I'm hoping to finally tag an elk this season so I can get back to what really matters, giant lake trout.
 

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Maybe next year they will reach 8 pounds. In fact, maybe they will be 7 pounds by the time you head up.....while I was there a bunch of 7 inch cutts were dumped in and some vicious surface strikes took place very briefly >:D. Never thought I would see the day of mrt surface bait bustin'. :D
They might reach 8 lbs. G&F guy said reason we dont see many past 7-8 lbs is the alkalinity and minerals in the lake. They dont live but 4-5 years anyway.
 

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Maybe next year they will reach 8 pounds. In fact, maybe they will be 7 pounds by the time you head up.....while I was there a bunch of 7 inch cutts were dumped in and some vicious surface strikes took place very briefly >:D. Never thought I would see the day of mrt surface bait bustin'. :D
Sounds like you should try throwing some swimbaits :D
 

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sick sick fish.... it's been a tough fall. Well done.
 

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Some very nice fish, very nice.
 

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Good fish porn CK. Sometimes from pics it looks so easy. The work and effort put in to catching those fish can be mind numbing. I've been averaging 3-5 miles of walking a night during my outings. Good boots and attitude go a long way.
 

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That piece concrete looks awfully familiar!
Haha, right? Too bad the DOW is going to that one up too and kill everything.

CK - glad you could make it over to this side of the hill and you got in to some respectable fish. The puddles we have over here can be tough nuts to crack at times, but if you time it right they can spit out some slabs.
 
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