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ikeslayer

So i can't take it anymore. where is the first spot you are gonna hit come open water. what are you gonna throw? I am thinking my first open water trip will probably be the river for bass. And i will probably throw a craink bait or spinner bait. However i probably will be trout fishing before then but i dont' consider that open water that is just different.

ike

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ikeslayer

so over 120 views and i am the only guy thinking open water come on now???????!!!!!!!!!????????

lets here it where you gonna go what you gonna throw. ike

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Redbeard5289

Well I too am itchin for open water. Can't wait till Apr 12th to wet my line and catch a few trout. Also can't wait for it to warm up and introduce my son open water fishing this year. He's been out a few times with me this winter for ice fishing so I am hoping to proper plant the fishing bug in him this summer.

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Tyler Holm

Been fishing open water often already, so that's my excuse for viewing and not replying. Umm, but once the Zumbro opens up the cat hunt will begin.

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ikeslayer

where have you been openwatering at tyler? ike

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Tyler Holm

Trout Streams, Silver Lake, Zumbro River, & Pool 4.

Even caught an accidental few of your beloved bass in open water already this year.

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fishinbros

Doesnt silver lake have that fence on it right now

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ikeslayer

i believe the fence is to keep geese and ducks out not people. if that is not the case i might be in a slight bit of trouble. But there is still lake access that is not fenced off. ike

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fishinbros

Well just like Tyler, I have been out in openwater many times in the past month. This last weekend I went out, it wasnt worth it because of the flood but I imagined that Silver Lake wouldn't be as bad. I already got a carp and plenty of redhorse and many other fish that the goose river has to offer.

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Tyler Holm

Nice to see I'm not the only one taking advantage of our year round open water opportunities right here in Rochester.

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ikeslayer

i am always amazed at the amount of critters that swim in Silver lake, and not just ducks and geese

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fishgutz

I'd love to hit below the dam, mac's park place. But I heard the owner down there charges 20 bucks to fish. Is that true? If so what a jack@$&...

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Tyler Holm

Macs does charge now and I believe its $20.

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ikeslayer

Macs new owner is no longer charging people to fish but if you want to fish that bad he will charge you for one campsite because he is only allowing campers to fish down there. There are other alternatives to getting down there but they require a good amount of effort. ike

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    • Troy Smutka
      2/18/18     Got out on an area lake an hour before sunrise Saturday. Got a bunch of crappies until they slowed about 9 am. Most between 9.5 and 11 inches. Sunfish started biting about sunrise and bit all morning. Half of them were 8 to 8.5 inches. Most of the rest were 7 to 7.5 inches. Kept two meals of fish--released the rest. 1/32 ounce VMC Tungsten Tubbies tipped with a single wax worm or two red Eurolarvae fished just above some weeds in thirteen feet of water caught fish after fish. Lots of good ice on area lakes. Even though walleyes and pike close in just over a week and wheel houses can't stay out unattended soon, still a lot of good ice fishing for panfish to come. Will have plenty of ice for a while, so get out and enjoy the peace and quiet and fast crappie and sunfish action that March will bring. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • IceHawk
      Had a chance to rub shoulders and fish with some of the ice team guys today. Great bunch of guys we had some good laughs and of course discussed plenty about fishing. Even shared a few hotspots. The hands on they give the people that sign up for this event is absolutely amazeing! From hands on to tips on everything to do to make your day on the ice way more productive. From what I witnessed it would be well worth the investment to sign up for one of there events , if you are new to fishing or heck even a seasoned angler.  Fished with one guy from Nebraska said he has done 5 of these events and has enjoyed everyone of them.  Fun day for sure 
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Royce, how’s the sensitivity Is the tip soft like a tickle stick and how’s quality seem? About same price as a tickle stick I see may have to try one for next season. If It passes with flying colors do you it must be good! Tough day for me not much happening went from about 8-29 FOW and just nothing. Found perch in about 19 but even they seemed finicky and would only hit the dead stick. A bit windy on the lake today to!
    • The Chemist
      Yes that would be the one. A friend of mine sent it to me. The guy who got it is a friend of his nephew. 
    • The Chemist
      So that explains the traffic and also the one where they were shooting video of what appeared to be about a drill type auger. Did drive by an ice team truck on the way out also.
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      The warmer weather has brought alot of people out to the area. We are waiting for the later bite. Most are setup in shallowet water. Haven't marked fish yet but tendto see them at sunset.    Be careful with all the holes being drilled! I found one that was covered back in, got my shin, luckily not my ankle.
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      Started out in 26 feet this morning and had 5 dandy crappies in 15 minutes then it was over. moved a mile and found a few dandy gills in 16 feet. And a couple bass.  Day 2 with the new rods and liking them more. 
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      I would fish them trees
    • HunterFisher11
      So I should set my house in really shallow in on those trees?? Or stay out a little bit on the drop? Going to do a over night if that makes a difference?
    • monstermoose78
      Find them trees if they are in the water. I fished a lake like that and it was fishing the crappies in the trees. I had to use heavier line to horse them out quick.
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