The dinner bell finally rang again and the fish are coming to the plate.

Again, it's Lake North. Catfish, drum, white bass, crappie and a good number of walleyes, yes walleyes, have been caught.

The Loup Canal all the way up to the Genoa headgates has been productive as well. All is not lost at the canal, even with the debacle the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service caused. They are not supposed to make mistakes, especially when it was so easy to know what would happen. Heck, even I knew it.

Let's go on. Raymond Bloyd fishing on the canal by Monroe caught a 44-pound flathead catfish on a grass frog.

Tom Czapala fishing in Pawnee Park caught a 12-pound channel catfish. He has been catching a lot of them using only corn.

Geno's fishing contest is over for the year and the winners are:

Largemouth bass: Garrett McKenzie, 5 pounds, 14 ounces.

Channel catfish: Zach Noonan, 38 pounds, 8 ounces.

Catfish (all species): The Noyds, 69-pound flathead catfish.

Crappie: Sandra Livhart, 2 pounds, 8 ounces.

Walleye: Brad Schwarz, 7 pounds.

Drum: Tim Cave, 12 pounds.

Come pick up your gift certificates.

Have a great Labor Day.

Dan Kneifel is manager of Geno’s Minno Mart in Columbus. His column on fishing and other outdoor activities will appear weekly during the fishing season.


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