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bassNspear

Where is everyone going opening day?

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bassNspear

Well as we are getting closer and closer to the opener, our season is just right around the corner. There is alot of lakes out there that im guessing will not have all the ice on it as we would like to see.

Where is everyone going for the opener?

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spearman

Depends on where the ice is? Some of the smaller sloughs have had ice on them for the past two days so hope for some cold weather the last week of november and some snow would be great (not to much to ask for huh!

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Mike89

Hopefully on the ice!!!

Mike

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frummybear

Third River on Winnie is always packed full of spearers, I would guess anywhere from 100-200 houses

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bassNspear

there is always alot of people that are out there. Are they still getting the big 12-16lbs, or are those fish no longer in sight anymore. I have heard a ton of stories about winnie having monster monster pike back in the day.

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browning_gold

Depends on the ice thickness and availability.

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bassNspear

looks like its going to be tough to get out there for this year on the ice for the opener. If you want to get out there, your going to have to drive way north.

Anyone ready to go for a long trip.

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spearman

was out on a local lake this morning with 3 inches of ice but the water was so dirty you cant see a thing in 2 ft of water. i have to try for some wallys instead

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bassNspear

where are you located. I dont think we are going to have enuf here in the metro to go.

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spearman

in west central mn its a small shallow lake most of the big lakes are still open. The weather here today wasnt good for ice being 45 and windy it took off about 1/2 inch today.

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glenn57

headed to the deer river mn area,looking at internet weather and if my calculatoins are right we should have a good 7 inches of ice. good luck to everyone, and gosh daarn it be safe.

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browning_gold

Im heading up to the Alexandria Area next weekend. Looks like the same weather forecast as last year.

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bassNspear

it isgoing to get cold next weekend, but i have a feeling were not going to have enough ice here in the metro to get out.

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LABS4ME

The metro may not happen except on maybe a small lake... but you probably won't need to go much more that a couple hours north to find good walkable ice.

Was up at Cass this weekend and though the big lakes only had shoreline ice, many of the samller lakes were locked tight and they were already walking out on Red.

With the temps this week, I'd bet even smaller lakes in the Brainard to Hinckley areas will be ready for foot travel.

GO SLOW AND BE SAFE! Check the ice as you go. As bad as we all want to get out there, we don't need to loose a fellow spearer trying to squeeze an extra day out on the ice on the front side of the season...

Good Luck!

Ken

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