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Cliff Wagenbach

Gov. opener guides have been selected!

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I was contacted last night with the results of the selections of the Govenor's Opener guides.

Doug Knoer, from the West end will be guiding the Governor!

I will be guiding the LT. Governor!

Phil Bakken will be guiding the Governor's Staff!

Congrats to Doug and Phil ! And Good Fishing! smile.gif

Cliff

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Congrats Cliff. I am sure you will put them on fish. That goes for all. And for everyone else. Remember there will be lots of media coverage up there for the opener. Lets give a possitive image for them to capture. Less ammo for the people who do not like fishing. I also regret to say that I will not be up this year for opener frown.gif. I am getting married on 4/30 and will be gone on honeymoon from 5/2-5/9 and I am not going to be able to work for 3 days then take off for 5 more. Just not going to work. So everyone have fun.

Froggy

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Congrats, Cliff! I'm sure the LT. Gov. will have a great time with you. grin.gif

So does this mean that Doug will be taking the Gov. to the West End and you'll be on the East?

Or have they laid out some sort of plan for you all to follow so the media gets the footage that they want?

Good luck to everyone, see you on the second weekend... between the extra folks who'll be fishing and work, I'll be coming up on weekend 2 this year... cool.gif

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Thanks guys!

I will be fishing the East end if I have anything to say about it!! grin.gif

I don't know where Doug will be, but I suspect he will be fishing the West end.

Cliff

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Where are the Governor and his crew staying? I would think that would have something to do with where they fish.

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The Governor will be staying at Fortune Bay but I doubt Doug will fish the east end, the people at the resort asscociation would have a major fit if all the fish came from the east end. grin.gif

I don't think anyone is suprised that they picked

Doug to take the Gov fishing. I'll be out fishing with the former state director of tourism. smile.gif

Good luck guys, see you at the casino.grin.gif

"Ace" cool.gif

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Congratulations,Cliff

I have volunteered as a host boat for the event,so I will see you at the meeting& dinner

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Well, congratulations, Cliff! Congrats to Doug as well! It should be a fun time this Opener. Looking forward to the hoopla, the walleyes, and the fun.

Congrats, Cliff!

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Congrats Cliff, Doug, hope everyone has a successful outing and has a good time.

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Just stay out of my way. But you are free to call my cell if striking out and I will let you know if we are on fish.....but info isnt cheap!

Seriously, I am so pumped for the opener already. Skipping work on Friday and plan on 8-10 hours of holdem at the 3 casinos on my way up there.

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...way to go cliff...hope you set a whole new standard for numbers of fish.......kudos to phil also..as well as Doug....I will see you out there...I am itching to be on the water!!!

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ok, who is Doug?

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Congratulations Cliff...Doug....hope we don't have to take a crowd of media boats....:( should be fun....good luck and see you at the casino if not down at the river picking out those nice ones we would like to catch....

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Doug Knoer...he has been around forever....guides the west end ....I talked to him and hes excited...gets a real nice boat also that they ship in....should be an all around good time....ecspecialy the bending of the rod part!!!

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Way to go buddy! Congrats to you too Doug! Cliff, I've no doubt that you will show the Lt. a good time and many fish. With any luck, we won't have horizontal freezing rain... grin.gif

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Thanks again to all of the FM well wishers! smile.gif

Hope to see you on the water on the opener. laugh.gif

Cliff

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MIke ,

It will be good to see you again!! laugh.gif

Welcome to FM!! grin.gif

Cliff

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Gary,

Do you know if they are still looking for volunteer host guides?

Have been on the road a lot, havn't had a lot of time to view the post.

Just for info, Southern WI lakes all open, killing the carrpies, steelhead running too.

Backwoods

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Way cool Doug, Cliff, Phil, Terry.

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Might be another season of fish going deep again after spwan due to no food up shallow eh?

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No dock bite but fun in the holes.

Have to do our shore lunch thing next day instead of 2 AM and the Walleye dance fer sure.

Crunch time is ever so near, but yet so far away.

Way cool guys.

Congrates!

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Tom

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Doug has been guiding on Vermilion since about the mid 70's. His father in law is Gene Jenkins who has several decades of guiding on Vermilion under his belt. Doug and I grew up fishing together so I know he is good as I taught him well. LOL grin.gif

I'm sure Doug will put the Gov on some fish and I wouldn't bet that he is going to fish only the West end if at all.

Cliff - If you havn't talked with Doug yet you will soon as you guys will have to have some sort of game plan worked out.

Go ice Go!!!!!

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cliff you dont know me. i would be very interested in any inf you would be willing to give on slots and limits as we are trying to accomplish the same on green lake in spicer,mn also any info the dnr has supplied you with at this time. we will let you know our progress as it developes. this fall is the end of the study by the dnr, to protect smallmouth for past seven years? your opinnion would be appreciated very much castindad john dempsey

3218 10th st n

st. cloud,mn

56303

thank you very much john

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cliff will be at the govs opener and hope to look you up john castindad

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John,

Go to the mndnr.org site and you should be able to get all of the info. that we have been given.

As I stated earlier, I am not generally in favor of slots!

But the data collected by the DNR on Lake Vermilion has convinced me that something has to be done before it is too late!

My advice to you on your lake would be to listen to the local DNR's advice. Not to any knee-jerk ideas that local clubs or outsiders think you should be doing!

Hope to see you at The Opener! smile.gif

Cliff

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