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OPEN WATER!!!!!!

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Moore Lake in Fridley is wide open today. Yee Haw! I'm sure alot of smaller lakes like this one will open up this week. Keep your eyes peeled and the reports coming.

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Bush lake in Bloomington is about 25% open. After today and 75 it should be close.

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Looked like Como was open as I drove into the office

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owasso and josephine should be open by the weekend; i see them both daily. will keep posts on these two lakes. if you take your boat out on owasso, look out for floating crap that some pigs left out there. could see it from the launch yesterday sitting on the ice.

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There were people fishing off the pier on long lake in New Brighton. Lost of open water all around the dock. They just started as I was leaving, so I don't know if they caught anything or not.

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Drove by some city lakes Hiawatha Isles Nokomis, Ice couldn't get much darker, if the wind would blow just a little bit we'd be looking at beautiful blue water!

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long lake and about every small pond open in dakota, dont know about others.

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At 5:00 pm Nokomis was wide open, with one 10 x 20 floater for the birds to perch on.

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I drove by Spring lake in Scott County tonight and it still was covered, but looked pretty weak, with cracks or water showing between. Hope it's out by the weekend so i can get the boat out.

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Checked out Coon Lake today on my way home and there looked to still be some pretty healthy ice out there.

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Bush Lake in Bloomington looked 100% open today.

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Anoka Co. Golden, Spring, Moore

Hennepin Co. Crystal, Twin, Ryan

Ramsey Co. Island

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Orchard added.

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Shady Oak Lake in Hopkins opened overnight.

Bryant Lake opened as well, with just a bit of slush in the North bay that will be gone before the end of today.

Time to fire up the boats! laugh.giflaugh.gif

Glenn

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After work I'll be joining some of the guys with their canoe's out on some lakes. Water is good to go I believe, just need the "whoopin stick" if there still a little ice but doesn't seem like a problem. Majority of the lakes we surveyed last evening are pretty much opened up with somewhat large sheets of thin ice. Don't take much to crack and row your way through the ice channels to a good spot. They are already out on the west metro area. They said that whats been working was cracking your way to the break. The dark ice is bubbled up so it don't take much to crack it open. Caution though, the ice moving pretty good, yesterday we saw a big platet move like 40ft in 5 mins. Since no vegatation in the shallows yet, the fish are holding a little deep 10-15ft still in weed patches. Crappie minnows have been the goto. I'll try to get some pictures tonight if I can. Will be out in a gray 16 ft canoe, the slim ones. Another buddy has a green one, same size. Wave if any of you are from this site fishing. That will probably be the plan till total ice out. Thinking of also trying reel weeds. Any of you try canoing out there yet?

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drove the wheeler down to Fish lake (Scott Co.) and the lake was 1/2 open, wind was blowing the ice to the West side of the lake. another day or two and the boat will be out.

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Marion too!!

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Drove past Josephine in Ramsey County today. Looks almost completely open.

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Phalen was 3/4 iced yesterday and today was wide open. So I grabbed my pole for the truck and went to the creek, and much to my suprise the gills were slam in. But nothing keepable, still fun.

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Prior Lake, South Access you can get the boat in the water and head out about 150 yards until you hit the ice.

Spring lake (Scott Co.) Main body of water is wide open, just the bay (SW corner)is where the remainder of ice is...no boat there for a day or 2.

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Im sure most lakes in the metro area will be open by the end of this week, especially if the the forecast of rain for the next few days are accurate...

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prior open today..talked to lady at post office when i was mailing stuff....bet on open water at a captian jacks pool...she bet on march 26th...did'nt know what open water meant...just astupid guess...i think she wins...hip hippo ray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Fish Lake in Maple Grove looked wide open this morning.

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out in carver county eagle and hydes are open, waconia still ice covered this morning

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Lotus, Riley & Mitchell in the SW are basically open. Riley still has a little floating ice in the NW bay.

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