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so where y'all heading on opener?

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hey all,just wondering whats up on opener i know i'm hitting up the croix on border water opener grin.gif,I also was thinkin of hittin calhoun on mn opener.this is the 1st year i will have a boat and am super pumped, i have had some success on calhoun from shore and can only imagine what i will find when i can hit it from a boat.so anyone else that wants to say where they are going let it be known and tell me why laugh.giffdr

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You do know that calhoun is electric motors only, right? Anyway, this will be my first opener with my own boat too, but I don't believe I'll be taking it out. I'm gonna try to avoid the crowds and hit a small river up north with the canoe. Good luck to everyone on the opener!

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I am not to sure where I'll be on opener. It is also my first year with my OWN boat. cool.gif Usually I have to pick through my dads or brothers boats. I live in an apt, so just bought a little 14 ft with a 6 horse johnson. floats and runs great, just something to get off of shore is all i wanted for the time being. And she'll do just that! So, no, i have never fished open water in the metro area myself on opener, not even sure where to start for eyes. Usually find myself up north at the cabin on opener. so i too will take any advice laugh.gif

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I'll be on Phalen! wink.gif Don't you all come crowd my spot now!

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Straying from the norm this year.......usually hit Mille Lacs on the opener but may stick around here and hit a smaller home town lake.

Mille Lacs will be the weekend after opener. grin.gif

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I will be on mille lacs by midnight.... Maybe try elsewhere later on saturday. I hope we get alot of warm rain by then. confused.gif

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Must be the year to own ones first boat.. It's my first Year owning a boat as well! Wife works days that day, so If I do out, it'll be a local lake.

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I will go on the upper stcroix for the wisc opener for eyes and channel cats and then to winni for our opener. I am just praying for more rain the river is still down from normal.

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I plant flowers on the opener [boot fishing/blah]

May 26th....now that is the REAL opener for me

good luck.

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I have to agree with you bassphish....the real opener is Memorial day weekend for me as well. Good luck to you too. smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif

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Waconia at midnight, Tonka the rest of the weekend and Monday. Same as last year.

Hopefully its warmer than last year, but at this rate I'm not holding my breath.

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I will be in the boat fishing straight out from one of my brothers docks. We are all alone, and catch all the eyes we want. Who says"Fishing is always better on the other side of the lake"? grin.gif

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(Contact Us Please) I hope but if not, I think i will go to where the big boys hang out....................and thats pool #2

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Vermilion for some smallie action!!

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Will be the fifth year tradition now to avoid W Eye crowds an catch some Trout on Opener. Metro tongue.gifcool.gif

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