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      Fishing Minnesota had added a new menu item (see above) called Fishing Report Clubs. It's a way to keep the really good fishing reports coming and being shared only with those who also provide detailed fishing reports. We will only approve new members who request to join if they have already posted a recent fishing report in the area forum, associated with the Fishing Report Club area  you want to join. We are going to limit the number of regular memberships, in the Fishing Report Clubs, to the top 20  members in each Club, to those with the best frequency and quality fishing reports provided in the club and less so in the regular fishing report forum open to all members. The higher quality fishing report reserved for the club of course. If  you want fishing reports  around your area, I would Join Now, some of the clubs are starting to fill fast. Use the Fishing Reports Club link in the Menu above (after you've posted a fishing report in the regular area forum) and request to Join.
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I am making my first trip to fish Rainy on the 13th. We are fishing out of Rainylake houseboats and can't wait to get there! I have been planning a trip for over a year and decided on Rainy because of this forum. Never have I seen and read such honesty and willingness to help put fellow sportsman. Thanks for making my decision very easy..

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Great to Hear Giant and Welcome to the Rainy Lake fourm. If there is anything that we can do to assist you between now and your trip just let us know. Also keep looking for an up-to-date fishing report on here.

Take Care!!

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Rainydaze

Hi Jackpot,

I bet your a bit excited huh! Well the bite has been really hot! I had a individual from Missouri yesterday between 2-6p.m and we caught 15 walleyes. Make sure you have good electronics, and search until you find fish. These fish were a bit shallower than I've been fishing. We caught them in a bit of a saddle in 25 feet of water on lindy rigs. Rainbows and chubs seemed to turn the fish. The stability in the weather really has a big impact on the mood of the fish. Even thought the fish are biting well I would recommend to fish slow slow if your fishing the deep bite. Good Fishing Buddy!

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Thanks for the info Rainydaze! Excited is not even close! How does no sleep and checking the web cam every 5 minutes sound! I have a humminbird matrix 97 with the pre. north chip. Can't wait to use it! Thank you for your help!

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