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Opener predictions/

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I saw a ka-jillion 3" perch this winter below the ice and was wondering what the opener will be like?

Good like last year or tight lipped eyes?

Every year is different for sure one way or the other! shocked.gif

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I expect a good opener. Lots of those 17 - 20" fish should be ready to eat along with the "big girls" in that 24 - 26" range.

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I predict some will catch fish and some will struggle.

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I will wait to weigh in until I see what the water temp is. I can give you a prediction at that time, but I know that if it is anything like last year. It will be another wonderful opener. This year, all I ask is for no rain. I can deal with cold, but cold and wet sucks.

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I hear that. lets all pray for no rain from 11pm to sunrise. Like you said, we can deal with the cold, but not as much fun dealing with the wetness.

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Like TrophyEyes said, a little too early for predictions. Alot of ice to melt!!!

We need alot of rain early this Spring!!! Need to get the water level up. Could make for some miserable boat launching.

Hopefully - I think we all would be happy with no rain, and winds 10 - 15 mph.

Like always, I would suggest long snells 7-9 ft single bead and red hook. maybe have a rod tied up with a spinner rig. I would go to a smaller size blade. Colors- copper, red, chart., pink. Leeches and Crawlers.

Start in deeper water and work your way in shallow!!!!

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Good opener advice. Tough to beat last year (Warm water temps, full moon), but we'll see. Last year I forgot the camera in the truck. Big mistake. For me the tradition is in the tradition and not the catching. I plan to open there for life.

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