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where is everyone going to go for opener around the Duluth area? i will for sure be somewhere on either fish lake/island lake. if you see me, say hi!

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I'll see Northlander out on the river as well! Swine flu or not, I'm going fishing!

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Swine flu or not, I'm going fishing!

Thats a good one! smile

SARS, Bird Flu, CWD, swine flu, yadda yadda. At least the media has something to talk about now...

I'll be on Vermilion.

Steve

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I'm off that weekend and to date haven't made any plans. The best part is I'm fine with that. I'll have to wait and see what the day brings....

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not in duluth but heading up to basswood like we do every year, should be good again this year with a later ice out.

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anybody have a educated guess on what the water temps are on island or fish lake in duluth as of late?

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I'll be out on Vermilion, good luck to all. Northlander let us know how things go on the river.

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Ill do a little somethin somethin but I cant get too in depth because all my Grand Slam Competition loves to read my reports on here. LOL. grincrazy

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I'll be on "The River" as well...The "Female-Fun-Limitation-Factor" and I are going up Friday before and starting the Opener festivities!!

North, are you fishing out of your boat or the Ranger? whistlewhistle not that I would mark anything.LOL grin

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I'll be out at Leech thru Mother's Day to open up our BeachFire Grill. Back on the river on Monday till the GS.

Ill do a little somethin somethin but I cant get too in depth because all my Grand Slam Competition loves to read my reports on here. LOL. grincrazy

Save your gas money on opener Steve, you can just follow me.....if you can keep up. smirk

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grouse - that sounds like my style of opener. This year I will be up on one of the reservoir's, but i would really like to start venturing north to some smaller lakes in future years to come.

My dad will be moving close to the river so i'm sure i'll try that out next year as well as a little bit this spring as well.

Good Luck Everyone!

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We have permits for Sag and hope to be up there for opener, assuming the ice is out. This is the 3rd year we had permits, 2 years ago we were stymied by a fire and last year it was still iced in, come on rain!

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The River. My boat is an older lund with the name "tomsue" on the back. Say hello if you're out. Probably just down from the 23 bridge.

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I'll figure that out next friday night. I can tell you that the river is holding alot of dirty water upriver. There is alot of runoff between the carlton and scanlon d a m s.

I may just be out on the big lake and lower harbor, or I've got a real itch to give Bayfield a try.

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I had a blast 2nd weekend on Big Lake last year. I prefer it during the July and August bite that can be quite good if one knows where to look. The shoreline east of the landing can be decent during May and early June espicaly if the wind is blowing into the bay. It's also one of my favorite lakes to camp on. The island campsites are super nice!

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2 years ago we were stymied by a fire ...

And there was excellent weather that opener. I feel your pain although in a little different way. I was working for that reason and had to miss opener.

This year, the plan is the same as it has been for the last four years, Birch Lake (and probably South Kawishiwi River thanks to the new Highway 1 bridge).

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  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

I'll be on the Moose Chain somewhere. Could have snow or 75 degrees.

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... Could have snow or 75 degrees.

... Within 12 hours of each other laughlaughlaughlaugh

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aaarrrrgghhhh Just drove up the trail and it was snowing!!

Many lakes still iced up w/ snow on top but I'm hoping we can call in an airstrike to open up some water!

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Gunflint lake is about 1/2 way to three quarters of the way out, and me and a neighbor shot the rapids from seagull river into sag last night and we made it all the way up to south point of clark by boat... With this west wind thats really nasty now and the warm temps and wind we get it shouldnt be much more than 2-3 days before everythings good up here. I plan on being on sag somewhere for opener. Ill post back about mid week where the ice stands up this way... By the way seagull looks totally open. Although most of the mid to low end trail lakes look like they still have ice up here at the end it wont be much longer than a couple days i hope. No walleyes as of yet in the river spawning, but i heard a guy saw two males in the river and the eagles are eating something by the fs campground on gull lake by the falls soo.... Wont be long!!!

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Thanks for the report ICE KING we'll be on sag as well and it's good to hear there's open water up there!

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