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Mike Stark

In the fall the water was very low at Frontier. You had to make sure not to back in past the last concrete block too. I have heard the water is VERY low on the river this spring.

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fishuhalik

it's not too often that we're talking about not being able to land boats on the river in the spring cuz it's too low...

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losthikingguide

Can't we stick to the meaningful reports, i.e. ice conditions, fishing reports, etc , who cares who is coming up when??

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wetaline1

Yes losthikinhguide, what are the ice, access, and clarity conditions? how about a catch report from you too

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Mallard1

Good post Ranger boy..Thank you. Letting everyone get their rigs in safely and out again is the key. The fish will cooperate when they want. Be mindful of the smaller boats on the river when running up and down the river as well. Lets make it a spring to talk about with many great memories. Good luck to all.

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"Just Add Ice"

Rangerboy--Thanks for the info!!

Are there docks in at the landings yet or should we plan on bringing waders?

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rangerboy

Usually it is so busy at the ramps, that you can barely get to the dock as boats are coming in and out and you need to split the middle to get to the dock.(Vidas for example). Also, after you launch there is not time to wait at the dock. A lot of people use the shorelines next to the accesses to let someone out to get your trailer or pick someone up after parking. They are "usually" deep enough that you can have someone jump in/out without hitting bottom. On very busy weekends expect long waits to get in/out. Hope this helps.

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bassbuster1

With the river so low wouldnt be a bad idea to bring them along.

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goosemafia

where is the vitas access at from baudette. looked on the map but dont see it on there . i hear that is a nice one. is it closer to baudette than brichdale or not?

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jwmiller33

where is the vitas access at from baudette. looked on the map but dont see it on there . i hear that is a nice one. is it closer to baudette than brichdale or not?

Here is some great info on the Rainy River launches as well as limits/regulations for the river.

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/baudette/rainy_river_2012_final.pdf

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hoytshooter

vidas is about 10 miles east of baudette on 11 its just past clementson. yes its closer than birchdale.

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goosemafia

thanks for the link miller

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