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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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norwall

every1 excited for the BIG opener

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PDOGG

Going to Brainerd to fish. Walleyes taste better than ducks to me.

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Flash

Hard to get excited about the Minnesota Opener. Don't see many ducks and with the Youth Hunt and Goose opener and then have to go out there at 9:00am, you just don't get that great of shooting. Not like it used to be. I cannot believe we still have to wait to shoot until 9:00. I would rather have it noon. Every other state in the United states opens it at 1/2 before sunrise. I was down in Iowa, yes Iowa, for their opener last weekend and had great shooting and a great time. I know, I know, it's all about just being out there and all that, but yes, I do like to shoot some birds. Good Luck to all that venture out.

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french_lake_kid

Very Pumped!!!!!!! laugh.gif Goin' 2 K.D..... Cant wait!!!

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bluebill

I THINK ITS A NATIONAL HOLIDAY NOW THIS WEEK IS GOING WAY TO SLOW

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Mossy19

I am pumped for Saturday. A group of 9 of us always get together for opening weekend and have hunted the same spot for the past 6 years. Sometimes we hammer the birds and sometimes we don't. It's all about the commerodery and the tradition of opening day of duck season.

Good luck to everyone this weekend and be safe!!

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Team Otter

Good luck. If you're going to Gull, hang on! What a bite. If you haven't already, take a look at my report in the Brainerd forum that includes a few enticing photos. grin.gif

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bluebill

IM GOING OUT WITH MY 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IM GOING TO LET HER SWAT HER FIRST DUCK THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST YEAR EVER SHE LOVES TO COME DIVER HUNTING WITH ME YOU WILL KNOW ITS ME BY THE HUGE SMILE

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PDOGG

I'm think I might try Gull I've never been on that lake where is a good place to start and a decent landing if you don't mind me asking? I know the lake we where on this summer was real shallow.

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PDOGG

Oh yeah and by the way nice fish. Hope to find something like that on the 6th.

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Team Otter

E-mail sent. I hope you got it in time.

Thanks for the compliment. The big girls are still swimming so you have a shot at 'em.

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norwall

did any one make it out for ducks in the albert lea area or other parts? nothin but rain and wind for us... oh yeah a few spoonies to boot confused.gif

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    • LoonASea
      I wonder if you would still need both on you if you have the lifetime licence 
    • Hoyt4
      It's go time, i pretty much have all my gear ready for end of March for NE. Our first hunt is archery only then I get to come home and get even with the pipe bomb. Good luck Wanderer once you get that first they just start to drop after that. Bow or shotgun they are a blast. Bisonguy, Scout scout scout. The more you know what the birds are doing and want to do will help. Being a better woodsman and knowing your land and what the birds are doing will put more birds in the dirt then great calling. Patience is another huge part of turkey hunting. I am 1st to want to start running and gunning and give up on a bird i've been working but over the years have got a lot better and just need to give some setups a chance before moving. Good luck be safe.
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    • BrianF
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    • IceHawk
      First off welcome to the site ! Fish that area quite often and have seen some good flocks around there.  I would get out and do some glassing in the area , especially around some picked corn fields. Right now they are wintered up but will break  apart once spring gets closer. Maybe hit up a local bait store and ask around if anyone knows of a spot. Or look at the landowners list that received permits in that area. They legally have to grant permission to hunt there land but unfortunately a lot of landowners will tell you they are full even if there not  Good luck in your search. 
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      this will be my first time chasing Minnesota turkeys. Any tips on where to go around Lake Lida area? 
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      When i was there all could find was perch but i only fished for about 3-4 hours all weekend. Not sure on panfish but i know the walleye bit is still pretty good. I'm sure theres plenty of panfish to be had back there though to.
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      +1 here.  I miss the hills of SE MN but when I have birds walking through my yard it’s hard to leave Central MN. Its not like they’re gonna be super easy but I’m trying to get my first with a bow, and that’s not easy.  Not yet anyway.  The more days I can get in, the better.  And sticking around home makes THAT part easier. When I first started hunting turkeys it took me three seasons to kill a bird.  Then every year after that was a score with the shotgun for about 20 seasons maybe?  I’m going into my second legitimate season of effort with my bow.  Hoping two times is a charm.
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      I hear the panfish are kicking it up a bit? Any word out there?
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