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Boundary Waters Fishing Opener

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Just wondering who is all fishing in the BWCA for the fishing opener and what their plan of action was for catching fish during this time of year?

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I'll be heading up to the BWCA with some "friends". "Harm" will go, along with another man called "Bully". smile.gif

Heading up towards the Basswood area.....minnows and lead head jigs is what I'll be using...better not be and spackle (sp?) back minnows either Jim! grin.gif

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I'll be on the chain also.

Points and rocks piles in the evening casting jigs tipped with a chub. During the day I'll work the first break along shorelines. How deep and what shorelines will depend on wind direction and temps. If its warm I'll be tight, if theres a cold snap I'll drop into deeper water. Whatever the case I'll be working slow whether it be a jig, minnow harness or lindy type rig. Key thing is to move till you get something going. Use those daylight hours to find that evening spot.

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headed up to IRon with the same group of guys since 2000. This will be our third trip to Iron and my fifth. MY fav lake and next to my sec fav lake, Crooked. Cold weather, deeper. Warm stable weather, shallow, but always use the wind to you advantage.

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My wife and I just inked a deal for a cabin on the White Iron chain. We close around the opener. I'm really looking forward to exploring new waters. Any advice or warnings for newcomers?

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