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Well I have been coming to rainy lake for the past 6 yrs and married my wife from up here and we lived the cities and now we are moving to the falls we both have found work its going to be nice to have rainy lake just 2 miles from the house instead of 5 hrs I have been watching these posts for years now and now i can add comments on how my fishing is going up here i am no expert on the lake but hope to try

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Hey Cat,

Welcome to HSO. The bottom of every post I have typed pretty much tells you how I love it up here.

Where are you & your wife working???

Sincerely,

Fishmeister

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Well she doesn't want me to say were she works and ill be starting on sep 8 at a local trucking company. Had to quit my dream job of running a cat977 cleaning up train derailments nation wide, but i think living up here and lake is worth the trade.

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Took me over 30 years to figger out it was better to live here than drive 6 hours. Now I can sit in the house when the wind is howling. Or I can fish every day if'n I want. Gettin spoiled!

Give me a holler when you gits settled.

PS. October is my favorite month on Rainy.

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welcome!!! i moved here 3 yrs ago and its awesome! ive gotten so much help from the local fisherman i got like a 30 yr jump start! ice fishing, summer fishing and my latest drug of choice sturgeon fishing! fishmiester, woody, bassbuster, i've been lucky enough to fish with fishmeister quite a bit ths spring learning tons! woodys put me on some real good ice fishing spots and bassbuster help me to get into sturgeon fishing by telling me what to use and what spot to go! thanks guys!

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Welcome to heaven Cat!

I am lucky enough to grow up on Rainy Lake and lived near a few great fishing areas elsewhere but none compare to Rainy. It is great to pick and choose when to go out and to have so many places still to explore.

Vince

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All I got to say is this is going to be awesome got to head back to the cities this friday and finish my last of week of work there and be here for good next weekend. Bought a house in the Falls already and just finishing a few things around home and then let the learning start on the lake and hope a few slayings. I'll give a hollar capt when i get settled in.

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Welcome. We moved here 5 yrs ago from SE MN and haven't looked back. Not that it's always been easy but the north country has been a very good fit. It was weird at first to drive 6 hrs north and realize you're going home!!

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    • MikeG3Boat
      I know it has been raining all week but anyone have any walleye reports?  Heading up for the holiday weekend and want to do some fishing.
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    • SkunkedAgain
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      I'm quite shocked to hear that a walleye tournament is still doing a live weigh in.  Virtually every event these days around here is doing a catch, photo, and release format.   Regardless, nice work.  Congrats.
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    • leech~~
      Nice work!   Here's two words you hardly ever hear anyone say anymore.  "grateful and humbled"   
    • Brianf.
      RLG, thanks for the shout-out!     Jeff and I are still trying to wrap our heads around what happened this past weekend.  We are humbled and full of gratitude  for having won 'The Classic' for a second time.     We practiced through all the rain on Thurs and the wind on Friday and found six different spots holding big fish.  Fishing was good on both days with several 'overs' in our catch...but would it hold up for another day?   We didn't know.     On tourney day, we made a long run to our first spot where I lucked out on a 26.5"er on my second cast.  Jeff followed up with a thick 27" er a few minutes later, which turned out to be the big fish for the event at 7.26lbs.  We finished out our limit and weighed-in at 10:30 am for the welfare of the fish in our livewell.    There were some big weights in this event which would have won in most other years, but - for whatever reason - this was our day.  Everything just went our way.  Again, we are just super grateful and humbled by this success.  We also want to congratulate all the other anglers who did well and give a big 'thank you' to the tournament organizers who put on such a great event!  
    • SkunkedAgain
      I had a good start to the season on opener. Fishing was slow but consistent. I had four eaters in the box by lunch dragging perch raps. Crappies were biting. I haven't been up since so don't know how things have changed since then, but I'm sure the walleye continue to migrate out into the main basins.
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