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MNUser

Any fishing reports? Thinking about skipping out of work on Thursday and chasing some crappies with a buddy. Is it a little to early? That is always the question.

Is Margaret open yet? Has to be close. I would think you can get into the Margaret from the channel by now.

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eyes1

this is a link to a web cam on hay

http://www.pinenest.info/

the ice seems to be going fast

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pegleg

Thanks Jason... Probably see you Saturday morning for some crappie minnows.

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Dubleaa

Thanks for the link. Is this view from the North shore looking South, positioned about where the Loon's nest is in the summer?

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WALLEYENUTZ

How about Gull? anyone know of any web cams?

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pegleg

Cragun's has a web cam - look at the link on their website with "today's weather".

Also Grandview Lodge at the bottom of their home page has a webcam link.

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bhs91

78 degrees tomorrow!!!! Gotta give it a whirl even if it is too early. Will give a report Friday.

BHS

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buddha

I would say Lower Hay looks just about open if not all the way. I would say Gull is going to be dang close by the weekend. At least better then last year with the ice off the lakes only days before opener.

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bhs91

Anybody have a water temp from upper gull?

BHS

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Dubleaa

Really, from the looks of the webcam there appears to be quite a bit of ice left. Is your post from personal inspection of the lake or the webcam as well?

We were hoping to put the docks in on Friday but that would require the lake to be pretty much 100% ice free. Fingers crossed!

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MNUser

Was on MB tonight. First run of the boat and all went well. We struck out. Talked to two other boats out there that did not catch anything as well. Beautiful night on the water!

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WALLEYENUTZ

Looks as if Gull is really close(per webcams). Lots of dark ice and open spots. With the warm temps and high winds today, it should make some serious headway.

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ozzie

Lower Hay by the looks on the Web Cam has a good chunck of ice still on it.....can't tell for sure but there appears to be open water out past the sheet of ice...if that is the case it should go fast!!

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WALLEYENUTZ

from the Cragun's webcam. Open water as far as you can see.

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nwa1819

How do you like living up there. You seem younger and was wondering because I think my girlfriend and I are moving up there!

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motley man

Went by Hole in the Day today and there is still ice in the middle of the lake. This wind should take care of that in no time. Most other lakes are open.

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TrophyEyes

Is Pelican Open yet?

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ccarlson

Was out on whitefish tonight. some ice blown up against the shore but I'd consider it open from what I saw. Didn't cruise the whole thing, just from clamshell, bertha, middle wf etc.

Nothing but a few bass biting. nice night to be out though and feel the warm wind as we were cruising. Water temps varied widely from mid 50's in some parts to upper 40's in others.

ccarlson

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Traxxx

Its a fun area, lots of fish,lakes, tons of other stuff to do as well cool

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Charley

Did Gull open up last night?

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WalleyeJeff

Great area to live and play. I have lived in different areas of the US over my short life span (46) but I ended up coming back to this area. Homes are readily available in all locations and prices seem to have leveled off. North of Brainerd is a great location as you are close to multiple lakes for rec, fishing, hunting or? Good paying jobs are thin at this time. Great rural area to raise kids / family.

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bhs91

Gull is mostly if not all open.

Fished margaret and Upper gull last night, not much going on. Water temps ranged from 45-57. Great to be out!

BHS

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deerwoody

I will third that,tons to do and lots of fun.I'm 31 and am here to stay after moving back twice.If you are going to buy a home I would suggest hunting down some foreclosures they are all over and cheap.WJ is right jobs are tough to come by and not getting any better.

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Charley

57 pretty warm.

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WALLEYENUTZ

Gull is fully open!!! yes!!!!!!

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nwa1819

Well I work for an airline and commute out of Brainerd and my girlfriend is a nurse so hopefully she could find a job around!

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delta dude

whitefish is wide open

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BoxMN

FYI - My little lake in Crosslake was 50.8 degrees this morning at about 10. No fish biting, but was raining. My Grandson "had" to go fishing smile so we did until we got cold. Maybe by next weekend they might start popping better.

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Lakeside

Box - Thanks for the update. Are you going to be on Cross for the Opener, or staying home? (check out my locations). How old is your grandson? Mine are 5, 3 and 2. What a joy is is to teach kids to fish all over again!

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Traxxx

The fish are still holding out a bit deeper in 7-12 fow. wink Keep moving til you find them then slow down. When you find that first one, cast back to that same spot. They seem to be in tight schools in specific spots. Plastics have been working the best for us. Good luck

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