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RoyalDutchman

2013 River Conditions for Spring Fishing!

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goose89

What's the problem with the big Rangers? Id rather have one of them go by me at 60 mph than a sixteen foot Lund with four guys in it slow down to be courteous and create three times the wake.

Amen!! The 3' "courtesy" wakes created by going 1/2 throttle are way more annoying and frightening to small boats, than the small wakes created by going by on plane. Sometimes you have to slow down to make it through boats safely, for sure. But then use common sense... take it ALL the way off plane and idle through.

The "60mph" fly by's aren't being arrogant or showing off, as felt by some. I don't have one of them "60" mph boats, but I appreciate it when they roar by, don't throw a giant wake, and don't look, gawk and spot when a net is raised.

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Double A

What sort of landing is Timber Mill? Is at the park in town? What's the parking like? Thanks for the info.

Here's the view from above.

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TMF89

Thanks! So is there overflow parking or is that lot just it?

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Big Country

Any one have an update as to where the river is open up to as of today? Heading up with a group tomorrow afternoon. Staying near 4 mile but figure we will have to trailer to Baudette still to put in. Thanks. BC

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hammerfive

Any updates on how far the river is open? We will be heading up tonight just curious how far to the west we will be able to fish.

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DTro

As of last night it I heard it was open to town, but Vidas was the furthest West open launch.

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shamrock7

When I left Sunday afternoon, it was open north of the airport. Would imagine it is getting close to Wabanica by now

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TMF89

Well at least the weather is better up there than it his down in the Cities right now!!

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Ballyhoo

It's open out to the resorts. Saw a boat fishing in Sportsman's webcam

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LindellProStaf

Hi Grant and Elyse. I just wondered if you ever got that monster up to the boat the other night? Must have been huge. I am thinking it may have been a Tuna like on that TV show Wicked Tuna.... Love that show. Wish we had a camera along.

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jason1lane

I was up there yesterday and here's what i saw

ifalls to littlefork river water was clear but up like 10 ft

littlefork to bigfork water was mucky and lots of debris. and small ice chunks here and there hard to hold bottom with 7oz of weight

Frontier had 15 ft of ice flowing along the shore and cleminsons was shore to shore ice chunks. don't know about baudette area but id assume its not good

in my opinion it is a waste of time until the river clears a little

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