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Lake Lida

Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

August 27 - September 2, 2011

This year the weather was great at Lake Lida. The wind was cooperative and we lost only one afternoon to rain. Everyone caught fish, mostly in the 2 pound range. Larry Self walked away with the big fish $$ with his 4 lb. 6 oz. largemouth bass.

This year's attendees were Gary Clark, Jim Lee, Lee Koepping, Jim Mendenhall, Kirk Lett, Larry Self and Jeff Thomas. Paul Ward, now U.S. Marshal for North Dakota, stopped by one adfternoon for a visit. Paul was the guy who originally got this venture started at Solinger's Resort back in 1998.

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pr_2011_09.jpg The 2011 Crewe - (Back L-R) Jim Lee, Gary Clark, Jim Mendenhall, Larry Self, Jeff Thomas.
(Front L-R) Kirk Lett and Lee Koepping.
pr_2011_01.jpg Lee Koepping and an early contender for the prize
pr_2011_02.jpg Jim Mendenhall and a hammer handle
pr_2011_05.jpg Stratagy discussion
pr_2011_08.jpg Larry Self knowing he has the big fish pot sewed up
pr_2011_07.jpg Jeff contemplating the deeper meaning of life
pr_2011_11.jpg and the winner is...
pr_2011_15.jpg Inside the Bobolink cabin.
pr_2011_16.jpg Cap'n Kirk at the helm
pr_2011_17.jpg Jim Mendenhall with a common size bass caught this year.
pr_2011_18.jpg The local hamgburger joint near Solinger's. Great burgers and lots of vitamin G.