Black Bird 5000 - Diamond Lake '11

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The girlfriend and I hit up Diamond Lake for the annual Black Bird 5000 yesterday. Fishing for us wasn't off the hook like usual, but we also had very limited mobility in our small 3 person raft. It definitely made it so we couldn't go and find the fish, but we still managed to get into a few. Our friends who were out in a drift boat found lots of fish and a few in the 16-18 inch range. Overall it was a nice day out on the water, although the bugs were pretty bad. Also, lots of mosquitoes but they all seemed to be males so no bites.

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We ended up leaving at 2 before the end of the weigh in, but heard that a 5.7lber ended up winning the $1000. The fish that were weighed in seemed to be extremely skinny for their length compared to last year. My 19" fish last year weighed in at 3lb 7 ounces and would have beaten a 23", a couple 20" and would have been in the top 5 when we left (it didn't make the top 50 last year).

So how did everyone else do?
 
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Nice pic's! I especially like the ones with Bailey and Thielsen in the background!
 
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the salmon kid got into the fish all week on power bait( chartreuse ) and placed 5Th in the derby with a 3lb 14oz'er
 
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why does the salmon kid talk in third person? way to go on the 5th place SK
 
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How the heck did you get three in that little raft? Good catch though!
 
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It was only my girlfriend and I in the raft which is a "3 person" raft. My other friends were in their own boat for the day.
 

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