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can I expect the river to open up? I am HOPING?? to head up the last weekend in March or first in April. I have only fished the River in the fall. This will be(hopefully) my first time in spring. What can I expect as it relates to ice cover, open boat landings, water level and clarity, bait, ect, ect??

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Ice cover, water clarity and water levels are all dependent on what mother nature does. It seems like every year the river does get muddy at sometime and it really slows down the walleye fishing. I can't tell you much more than that on the river itself, but I can tell you if the river is pretty clear and the Eye's are biting, you had better be ready to wait in a really, really long line to get your boat in or out! Last year I sat in line for atleast an hour waiting to launch the boat.

Make sure your boat is ready to go,,(running etc)

Have someone with to help speed things up.

It can be fun, but alot of work at the same time. I usually wait for the river to get muddy before I head up there. When the river is "dirtier" the fishing is waaay slower, but you almost have the river all to yourself! Plus the Sturgeon don't seem to mind the dirty water, so you can still have some fun.

BTW, A post has been started on the "Rainy River Forum" on this very subject.

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BTW, A post has been started on the "Rainy River Forum" on this very subject.


Oh. Thank you. I didn't know there was a forum regarding the Rainy River specifically grin.gif

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