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7-18 Three corners NE Jul 21, 2021 12:08 pm #32257

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Went out Sunday morning with the wife and launched a little before 7 out of Portage to ran to the 3 corners.  Lake was still a little rough so took a bit to get to the setup spot but put lines in right at the corner and started a NE troll.  Was not seeing much on the graph and no action on the lines.   I was hearing chatter about fish at the 105 FOW and sounded like more at 130+.   So we just kept on the NE troll to get into the 105+ FOW.   It was about 10 AM and I figured it was going to be another skunk day and told the wife we would give it another like 30 minutes or so and call it if nothing was hitting. Listening to some chatter King seeker said something about the 11 o'clock screamer window so figured I would give it until a little after 11.    Once in about 95 FOW  I decided to drop one of my riggers way down so took off the flasher/fly and put on an Ace Hi plug on the SWR and sent the ball down to 80'.   The rigger finally popped at 99 FOW with a nice king on it that fought great ( it hit I believe about 10:45).  I thought it was over 20# but ended up 17# when I got it home and scaled it.   Kept on going to the NE and picked up a small laker on an 8 color with a spoon (I think it was a green alewife but not 100% sure) that I shook off at the boat.  went a little ways further and ended up with a brown on a 10 color with a NBK spoon on it.   It was not huge but it fought decent and I would have thrown it back to grow bigger but by the time I got it to the boat it wouldn't have survived, so in the cooler it went.     Went for a bit more and everything went dead again and not seeing any marks so we turned around to go back over the area I got the King.   Switched my other rigger to another Ace Hi Plug and sent it down to the 80' depth for the troll back.   trolling back we could see things coming up to look at the rigger lines but nothing was popping, figured it was just lakers looking since they were coming off the bottom.   when we got about the same spot we got the first king the same rigger fired again with another king.   It was not as big but a decent fight still; It ended up being a 14# King.   After that we decided to troll more east to head in and didn't get any more fish.   No limits and not hot and heavy action like Dirty was having but still a good day for two people and being we got a little bit later start.   

 
14 lbs King

17 lbs King
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7-18 Three corners NE Jul 21, 2021 12:22 pm #32258

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Nice job BigEdV!
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7-18 Three corners NE Jul 21, 2021 12:33 pm #32259

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Way to go Ed!
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7-18 Three corners NE Jul 21, 2021 1:28 pm #32260

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Nice Ed and thank you for the report!
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7-18 Three corners NE Jul 21, 2021 1:56 pm #32261

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Nice looking fish, sounds like a great time on the lake, thanks for the report.
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7-18 Three corners NE Jul 21, 2021 2:51 pm #32262

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Awesome Ed!!
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7-18 Three corners NE Jul 21, 2021 5:47 pm #32265

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Sounds like a nice trip, thanks for reporting 
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7-18 Three corners NE Jul 21, 2021 7:11 pm #32268

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nice job - amazing how a big King can change the whole trip!
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7-18 Three corners NE Jul 21, 2021 8:44 pm #32269

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Congratulations. Thanks for the info
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