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Royal Dutchman

From Pinewood down to Baudette we had 2 units reading between 35 & 36 F on Sunday. Not sure where you were to see chalky Jonny cause we actually thought clarity was improving. Maybe wishful thinking!

Fishing was fantastic on Sunday with 1 of the prettiest days I've had on the river for a while. I wish catching was a bit better though with fish coming from only a couple of spots.

Seemed to us that level had dropped & flow was a bit slower also.

We will be at the NW SportShow in the Minneapolis all next week so stop by the Hidden Island booth and we'll all wish we were on the Rainy together!

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Dock Boy

Fishing was dead yesterday. Launch at Vidas headed to Birchdale and worked our way back. 2 guys in a boat never caught a fish. Tried for Sturgeon no luck there either. I could see my jig about 6-12 inches down. Stopped and talked to many boat and only heard of one fish caught. Must have been better closer to the lake. Better luck next time.

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Muskie456

I just got back from a 3 day trip and it was tough. We caught 10 fish a day with 3 lines in the boat for 8-9 hours of fishing. Big fish was 27" with no sturgon being hooked (we don't fish for them). We launched from Birchdale everyday. There is no one there. If you want to camp at Birchdale it is wide open. We had 6"-8" clarity the whole time. I talked to the CO yesturday and our report was the best he had heard or seen. All that being said we had a blast and it was nice having the river to ourselves.

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Walleyehunter82

Fishing was fantastic on Sunday Dutchman???? What kind of numbers and where were you at?

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Dutchmantoo

Doug said "fishing" was fantastic, catching was SLOW!

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Walleyehunter82

LOL ok

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wetaline1

How far has open water reached?

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Duckslaya

All the way to the lake.

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panmaster

Dutchman,

How was fishing/Catching today. We are heading up to see you on Friday. What size jig have you been using?

thanks for the help.

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Dutchmantoo

Didn't make it out today, Doug left for the Cities today for his last sports show of the season. Just came back from up river and didn't see a boat, cold and windy here today! Heard they were catching a lot of sturgeon and some eyes at four mile bay, got some guys fishing there today so will know more when they get back tonight. Water has gone down a little the last couple days so a 3/8s jig should be fine, have had guys useing up to 3/4, just depends on what you're comfortable with. I'll se what I can do to get the fish biting by Friday!

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Matt Breuer

Don't know where the rumor is from about 4-Mile, but we were there, and didn't see an 'eye hit a boat. Spoke with the DNR who said they had seen one walleye all day, up river, and it was a 12" fish. We did boat some sturgeon, biggest was 50".

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wetaline1

more specifically, Is there open water on the other side of Pine Island?

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shamrock7

Should be shortly unless you count the chevy and ford holes that are out there.

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