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Wednesday
Jul282004

Wow!

Had a great day of fishing today on Waconia. Was planning on going to the Mississippi in St. Paul for smallies when I saw a storm front moving in. So instead Joni (mattsgal for some of you guys) and I headed out on Waconia to catch a few largemouth before it rained.

We didn't beat the rain but it didn't keep us away. The rain was quick and the bass were biting even quicker. The first spot we pulled up on was a milfoil weedline. The boat was in about 13 feet of water and I was flippin' a jig tipped with a plastic trailer up to the weeds. Three of my first four casts I caught bass. Ended up with 6 out of the first school, the smallest going about 1 1/2 pounds, and the largest going about 4 pounds.

We headed to another deep weed edge, fished drop shot rig and jigs again. Joni caught two nice fish on the drop shot rig. I caught a few small ones and one nice one on a live rubber skirt jig tipped with a plastic trailer. Joni was ready to call it quits shortly after that. She can only take so much..LOL. I was proud to see her catch them on a drop shot rig and take them off. I will be at it again tomorrow chasing smallies and this weekend. Report to come soon.

Thursday
Jul152004

I've fished Waconia all week

I've fished Waconia all week and had good success on the bass. The warm weather has brought them to a feeding frenzy. Numbers of fish are coming on tube-jigs and jig & pigs. I have had a few this week that were over 4 pounds, and lots of fish that were two pounds. Deep weed lines have finally started to hold good numbers of fish. I haven't done a lot of walleye fishing lately, so no report there. I will be on Whitefish again this weekend for another tourney. Then I am going to Rainy for a week for the Canadian Championship. Hopefully I will have as good of success as I did last weekend. The bite was good on Whitefish also. I will update as soon as I get back. Good Luck!

Saturday
Jul102004

Today Matt took First Place

Today Matt took First Place in Denny's Super 30 Bass Tournament on the Whitefish Chain along with Matt Rauenhorst, with a total prize of over $2,700. Way to go, Matt & Matt!

Thursday
Jul012004

Fished on Minnetonka with ok success.

Fished on Minnetonka with ok success. The smallmouth pulled up to their beds and were biting pretty good on the east end of the lake. There were still some largemouth on beds with about 50% being done and pulled off. The walleyes were still biting in the channels and in the dirty water by Halsted's.