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GoggleEye

Looking for fishing partner to share drive with to Rainy River?

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Hello all, I am looking to come up from the New Richmond, WI area (about 25 miles east of the twin cities)and fish the rainy for the first time. I would like to go the weekend of the 21st and 22nd, but I fear this may be too late for the spawn. Am I right in thinking this? Also, is there anyone out there who would be interested in driving up with me to share gas costs and such. I wouldn't mind camping, or a cheap hotel would work too. I have a boat, but it is only a 14 ft. with a 15 hp. motor. I would be willing to take it up if need be. If anyone is interested, let me know.

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Goggle eye....Walleye season closes on the 14th. Sturgeon fishing should be getting into high gear on those dates you mention though.

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Yah sorry, Walleye season will be closed, but as Fisky said the Sturgeon should be biting. There is a Fishing Minnesota get together up there that weekend (Saturday 21st) with sturgeon the targeted species. If you're really set on coming up on the weekend of the 21st/22nd you should come up for that. Walleye are over-rated anyways!!!

I "plan" on going on Saturday, and should have room for you if you wanted to jump in my boat, it's plenty big and I have Sturgeon gear if you don't. Otherwise I'm sure finding someone to fish with wouldn't be a problem, it sounds like there are going to be a lot of people up fishing.

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Ah, thanks for letting me know guys. That is a bummer. I guess I will just have to settle for finishing out fishing my walleye spawns down on the mississippi. I was looking forward to trying somewhere new too. Anyways, when does the walleye season re-open on the rainy? Catman Lee, I just may take you up on your offer if I decide to come up that weekend. Do you have an email or anything? I do have sturgeon equipment too. I don't intentionally fish for them ever, but I do have some heavyweight catfish gear that I could use. How do you guys usually fish the sturgeon that time of year??

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