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croixeyes

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croixeyes

Its getting closer people 51hours or so,but whose counting crazy.gif.Got my hooks changed out on crankbaits,fresh line spooled up,jig hooks sharpened,crawlers in the cooler,boat lights in working order,beads, blades,hooks,weights,snaps,rods/reels checked,batteries topped off,electronics are go,dip net ready for action,xtra everything in case of problems.COMEON TIME!!why arent you ticking away faster .Anyone else getting a similar fever.

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tunrevir

Have it, and helped to pacify myself by hitting the river a couple times this past weekend and tonight for some hard fighting white bass. Helps to take the edge off a bit! The good news is I caught a male sauger tonight that was milting yet so the bite should be really good if they are still in the spawning mood in the next couple days. It was of course put back for some lucky angler this weekend. 19 incher.

Tunrevir~ cool.gif

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Walli1

49 hours but I'm not counting either wink.gif Thought I had everything ready to go, went though my check list and everything was a go, then I got in my boat and started flipping switches and I smelled something burning, couldn't beleive it I had a bad electrical short and smoking wires, after several hours last night, I still couldn't find the short for anything, so I ripped all the wire out from the fuse box back and replaced it, then rewired battery gauges, graph,bobber lights and as of 9:30 its all up and running and I'm pumped up, now I'm ready to go, never did find the short or what caused it but it's fixed now, sure glad I double checked everything see you on the water!! cool.gif

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Fisherman For a Lifetime

BRING IT ON!!!

Everything's 100% ready. Just gotta get some Leeches.

Remember, look at the other thread, e-mail me and we'll meet up midday......

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eyesonly

I'm so excited I feel like a little Kid- So many options on the Croix -Rigs, Jigs, cranks-I think Ill try them all Saturday. One thing I'm still undecided on is picking up some minnows. I hate throwing out a scoop of minnows all the time- On last years opener leeches and crawlers were the ticket for us. Did any of you guys do better on Minnows ? I haven't been down there this year but compared to last years wet and cold opener I have to believe the water is a little warmer then last year-any thoughts would be appreciated. I'm sure ill be trolling by ya walli eventually on Saturday,Ill stop and introduce my self-We have the best board on the FM -Its going to be another great season on the Croix

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JIGGIN'

What is a good launch to use that won't be too crowded on Saturday? I'd like to go out of the bayport area.

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croixeyes

Good to hear everything checked out on the electrical stuff,that can be a real problem.I didnt have front lights working on my boat last night,a little corrosion had built up on the connection and a little dremel grinding took care of that.To All,,,,,,Make Sure yer seat cushions and pfds and fire extinguishers are up to snuff,Dnr and sheriffs dept will most likely be out in force and looking at these items,also an airhorn or whistle.I know alot of folks will know this anyway but please obey the nowake zones,we rant about big watercraft not obeying these areas but alot of fisherman are guilty of it too.

In bayport the best launch is the Beach house marina,its ten bucks if your in the water before 9am,but parking is limited.Here is the bad part about it,20bucks after 9 and if you have to use the parking lot in Baypoprt park its another 10bucks.OUCH shocked.gif.In town Hudson has a pretty nice launch as does Beanies,but im not sure on pricing,someone can chime in if they know.Everyone be safe and patient out there,its gonna be crowded..... 32hours left..

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Orlip

Depends on the size of the boat for bennies $10 if your under 16' otherwise $15 and if your over 25' its $20. Another one thats a little south of bennies is Windmill $19.

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TurnUpTheFishing

Im bummed! Ive got to work both days mad.gif First opener Ill miss in quite a while... Though judging by the weather it will probably be a zoo out there. Looks like my opener will be mid week.

Good luck to everyone and leave a few for me!

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baldav

Anyone venture to guess how much boat/truck/overall launch traffic a guy would run into launching at beanies at 6am on Saturday morning? Does a guy need to get there earlier then that? I'm concerned about the nice weather we'll be having on Saturday.

See you on the water...

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Orlip

Its anybody's guess. But I would have to say that with the good weather it might be crowded.

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Sandmannd

Probably won't be huge crowds at 6am, but getting off the river might be a pain. I'm sure the pleasure boaters will be out as well.

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TurnUpTheFishing

I would bet if your not at beanies by 6am you will not get a spot in their lot but they will shuttle you to and from your parking spot up on the road.

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croixeyes

6 Hours left grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gifgrin.giflaugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gifcrazy.gifcrazy.gif

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Walli1
Talk about pumped my boat is in the water waiting for my arrival, I already launched laugh.gifcool.gifcool.gifsmile.gifgrin.gifwink.giftongue.gif

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Orlip

I guess you won. tongue.gif

Maybe see ya in the morning.

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Walli1
2 HOURS AWAY BUT I'M GOING IN 6 OR SO HOURS, SEE YOU ON THE WATER!!!

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croixeyes

1hour and 15mins...see you guys on the water GOOD LUCK...

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