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Online Reinhard

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My wife score's big with a smallmouth
« on: June 09, 2019, 06:35:49 PM »
She actually got two big one's.  One a 18 inch and this was 20 inch and it was off shore since we were going old school.  Had a great time up there for the day.  Visiting our old spots which have been built up since I was a kid but still producing.  Keep in mind when I was a kid Island Lake had no smallmouth for we never caught any.  Now the lake is a place for trophy smallmouth and even Musky over 50 inch.  Great walleye lake also with a lot of eaters along with some over 20.  Never known as a trophy walley lake but known and is full of the tasty fish.  Proud of my wife who put up a good fight and the big fish is still swimming.  good luck.



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Re: My wife score's big with a smallmouth
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 07:01:03 PM »
That's great RH.  The wife looks like she is having fun too.   :happy1:

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Re: My wife score's big with a smallmouth
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 07:15:18 PM »
Ya, she was.  She kept telling me about how she beat me as far as the biggest smallie.  Thinking about getting a replica made for her to surprise her.  She is the best, I'm blessed.  good luck.

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Re: My wife score's big with a smallmouth
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 07:22:44 PM »
Good for you.  Nothing makes me happier than if the wife catches more or bigger fish than me.  I am just as happy running the net. 

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Re: My wife score's big with a smallmouth
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2019, 08:15:23 PM »
nice fish Reiny!!!!!!! :happy1: :happy1: letting her catch the biggest fish may have other rewards too!!!!!!!! :sleazy: :sleazy: :rotflmao:

the people that own Industrial Welders in Duluth, at least one of them I believe lives on island lake. I know when I visit that shop it appears to be a popular fishing destination.
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Re: My wife score's big with a smallmouth
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 08:42:12 AM »
Yes Glen, Island has always been a great fishing lake.  Over 8 thousand acres with many islands and structure.  When I was a kid it was just a walleye, northern, and perch lake.  Cloquet River runs into it.  That's how the smallmouth came in.  Never caught a smallmouth years ago.  Now they are plentiful and there are trophy size there as well. 

They started to stock musky's in there years ago and there are some over 50 inches in there now.  Have had some on fishing for walleye's but never landed any.  Crappies are big there, but you have to find them.  Walleye's tend to be mostly eaters with some over 23 inches and there are ton's of them.  good luck.
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Re: My wife score's big with a smallmouth
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2019, 04:26:46 PM »
That's awesome Rh, the smiles tell it all. Sounds like a great lake to fish and a good time to be had, keep the pics coming!!

 

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