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LMITOUT

Less than 10 days until the opener. Is everyone ready to roll and get after it?

What are everyone's plans for the opening weekend? Heading out at midnight? Lake? Presentation? Wait until the week after and hope the crowds die down?

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Central Bassman

Sitting and watching fishing on tv cause i have two more weeks to wait!!!! hehehe cool.gif

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friendlyfisher

I will hit the shallows at midnight throwing raps, then I will hit the river just before sunrise to fill out my limit(I hope) with the good ole jig n minnow.

The LONG distance forcast calls for rain and about 50 degrees late friday night. Not that the weather men are ever right ten days out. But that sounds about normal, eh.

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LMITOUT

Wow...one week to go and everyone is holding their cards tight!

I honestly don't know which lake I'm going to try yet. None of them have any special interest for me and I'll just see how the wind is blowing that day. I may not even go out until later in the morning after the landings settle down a bit.

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eyepatrol

Nothing new for the opener when it comes to the weather forecast. Right now the forecast is for showers & isolated t-storms with east winds. Only difference is the temps are predicted to be around 70deg. instead of the 50deg. weather we usually see with rain and wind.

The past 3 years I've opened on Erie, but this year I'm headed south of Gaylord to try a different lake.

Good luck to you all next weekend! Regardless of weather, it will be nice to get after those 'eyes again! cool.gif

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LMITOUT

Looks like it could be wet on Saturday morning according to the weather people on TV. Wind out of the east (fish bite the least!) about 8-12mph and on Sunday they are saying 80° and fairly windy out of the south. Definitely will have a walleye chop this year.

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LMITOUT

Last minute weather update:

Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 69. East southeast wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South southeast wind between 9 and 17 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a south wind between 18 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

They dropped the winds for tomorrow so there won't be much of a chop, but Sunday is going to make up for it big time.

Good luck out there!

Hey Basscatcher- Remember, if you want to follow me I'll be the one in the blue 14' Lund with a 25HP Chrysler.

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LMITOUT

Just got back from picking up some bait. 3 doz crawlers, a scoop of minnows, and a doz leeches.....$16 and change w/tax. shocked.gif Unreal.

Not to mention their gas is marked up compared to the rest of the stations in town. Didn't know that transportation charges were that much more just a few blocks down the road from the other gas stations....... smirk.gif Glad I filled up a few days ago at a different location.

Now I remember why I don't like the opener hype and gouging that accompanies it.

Anyway, hopefully a few eyeballs tomorrow will help ease the pain of the lighter wallet. Expensive fillets this year!

Have fun!!!

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friendlyfisher

I know what you mean, their gas has been a little higher for some time now. $3 for a dozzen crawlers is about average, still to expensive. I netted my own shinners this year for opener, they are the best minnows and they cost me about 20 minutes and thats it. I need to start picking my own crawlers again and you all should too. good luck, i have 2hrs till im out there fishing.

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LMITOUT

Yeah, I usually pick my own crawlers too but was slacking this year and had to pay the price.

What do you do to net shiners?

Heading down to the river? Good luck tonight!

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eyepatrol

Too late LMITOUT! You posted that pic of your rig! grin.gif Looks like you got it set up real nice too. Nice boat!

After spending 25 consecutive openers on Hutch area lakes, this year we're headed southeast to Lake Tetonka near Elysian. I'll be keeping an eye on this forum though to see if anyone is willing to share their opener reports in case Tetonka is a bust.

Good luck all! And post your reports! No need to mention lake names, just if you got fish, what you got them on and how deep you were fishing. Simple, to the point, and yet confidential. wink.gif

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Got a few walleys on an erea lake, nothing huge, also a couple small ones down on the river.

Limit, I paid about $10 bucks for a minnow net and I find any moving water drop the net down swoop around a little and take a peek. The moving water is down a little in the area, But I still have about 75 live shinners. Cant go wrong with that. If you want some good lakes for minnows or ya want to meet me and go half and half on a bucket full let me know your email and we can set something up.

One more thing guys, since its mothers day, do I dare ask my wife if I can go fishing tonight at about 7:00 till 11:00? Or should I not even try to? thanks friendly

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