by Bret Amundson
The MNSJ Summer Tour Part 1 continues in Alexandria. Day 2 highlights include some creekside chaos where nearly 500 pounds of carp were removed and relocated into our 55 gallon barrels.
Curt Wells was on hand filming for Bowhunter TV. Watch for footage on an upcoming episode.
This snapper stopped traffic and expressed his displeasure with our photo op.
488 pounds of carp were weighed and sold to Bio Corporation in Alexandria. They specialize in providing preserved animals for school biology classes and dissection projects. They also have a turtle operation that the carp serves as food for.
Darrel Schrieber from Carpe Diem Outdoors transfers fish from his boat tank to the portable barrel for weighing.
We’ve got stops in Walker, Brainerd, Ely and more coming. Check back for more pictures and a complete story, including wading knee deep into the water, trapping a wounded carp and employing a football-like handoff to bring it to dry land.
Tonight we wait out the storm hoping for a break to get out with the lights on. Otherwise, we’ll be back out in the morning, next to the creek and hopefully in the boat too.