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hamrej23

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hamrej23

Just thought it would be fun for a show of how many ppl fish the opener on the MN and what part if you want to say.

I do for one, I move around alot in a 45 mile stretch off shore.

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Gordie

I used to fish the river quite heavily on opener but havent for a few years I just may have to start that up again and possibly turkey hunt as well.

I fish the part of the river where they are bitting the best wink

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DTro

Opener?

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Scott K

Opener?

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I have to agree with dtro on this. Opener? I havent fished walleyes on opener in 10 years I bet. Opening day is for rookies. If it is nice out, I will be found on the water, chasing either cats, or carp, and if a walleye happens to bite my bait, inwhich they always do, I will just throw it back, nothing special about a certain day.

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hamrej23

Ah, opener is a great minnesota outdoorsmans day - great tradition!

I guess me along with majority are rookies.

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Scott K

I guess what I mean is, there is about 300 other days of the year to go fish, and fishing isnt any better on opener, as it is on anyone of them other days. And when your fish of choice, doesnt have an opening day, it just isnt as exciting.

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ec30_06

I like to hide out on the river and chase cats on opener. Too many retards on the lakes that weekend.

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Gordie

opening day of bait gathering season wink

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hamrej23

I think opener is one of the best fishing weekends on the river actually,

Yeah I hear ya when your species of choice has no close or open date.

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Scott K

I would love for there to be a season on catfish, maybe someday!

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aanderud

Be careful what you wish for, 4WE. We've got a lot of laws already. I've caught a LOT of channel cats this winter.

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Scott K

Ok, for flatheads only.

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A.W.Wolfram

May thru July grin

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KMR85

I have to agree with dtro on this. Opener? I havent fished walleyes on opener in 10 years I bet. Opening day is for rookies. If it is nice out, I will be found on the water, chasing either cats, or carp, and if a walleye happens to bite my bait, inwhich they always do, I will just throw it back, nothing special about a certain day.

I like river fishing and catfishing, but there's no reason to be arrogant. The guy was simply asking a question and wasn't looking for smart ash remarks.

I would like to be on the MN river but will probably be up north on Winnie/Cutfoot or 11th crow wing.

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Scott K

I didnt intend for it to come across that way!

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MinnesotaMuskie

I used to never miss it...it was like Christmas and Deer Hunting. I used to always hit Leech.

Now I have a cabin on Lake Amelia so we usually hit the lake for 3-4 hours and that is about it.

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Gordie

well I will be on the river on the opener wink fishing and hunting turkeys

Doesn't get any better than this grin

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PierBridge

Originally Posted By: 4wanderingeyes

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I would like to be on the MN river but will probably be up north on Winnie/Cutfoot or 11th crow wing.

I have fished and partied on 8th Crow wing my whole life lot's of good times up in that area.

Different strokes for different folks.

Walleye opener for me is at that the top of list for favorite weekends. We have about 35 of us spread out in various Family and friends Cabins on BSL.

Fishing's never great and they're always small when we do get em but we don't care we do the Pig-Roast, Keg and Sunday Fish Fry thing and all is well!

Life-long Friends and family get together's can't be beat.

Normally at this time I'm chomping at the bit for some Eye action but that early season Eye Bonanza on the Sippi and Sota sure made that dreadfully long winter go away in a hurry!

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pureinsanity

well I will be on the river on the opener wink fishing and hunting turkeys

Doesn't get any better than this grin

Gordie where are you castin and blastin??? I got drawn this year for 442C. (april24) I will be down in henderson chasing some gobblers. Went to that island the other day and checked out my spot and low and behold there were two big toms taunting me!

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Gordie

Nick I'm hunting 338G with the other Nick I know we have a bunch of property to hunt and I may even hunt down off of the river in a few spots.

KMR85 my uncle used to have a cabin on 11th crow wing on the north side of the lake that is a really nice body of water allthou he didnt fish it much for eyes he used to spear nords out of there years ago and he saw alot of eyes in his day along with some big ones. I stayed up there for quite a few years for deer hunting.

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pureinsanity

Awesome you got a permit! Hopefully the weather is nice and all the flood waters dries up! I try to always apply for an april time slot. Too many times out in may where the skeeters were way to thick NOT FUN

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Gordie

yea I ussally hunt the first season but forgot to enter for a permit, to much stuff going on and spaced it out. I will have the boys out in the first couple seasons up here and there fired up.

If the weather stays on track and it starts to hit 70 plus you wont be safe from skeeters in April either

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Dennis Steele

Years ago I opened the season driving way up north and playing bumper boats with thousands of other folks. Its was a circus and I though it was kind of fun.

When I guided for cats, I sometimes had to miss opener. The cats are in prespawn and very hungry. One of the best times to go catfishing!

In recent years when I did fish the opener, I fished near home on the river. I'd go out for a couple hours in the morning and go home get some yard work done then head back out for a couple hours in the evening.

What a great way to start the walleye season. No long drive, no crowds, no hours of catching nothing, and no skunk!

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Rainman

Don't waste your time on walleyes in the river!! Dennis Steele caught them all years ago.

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Gordie

He dont know me very well..Do he laugh

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