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Kaz

Anybody getting excited yet??

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Kaz

Just wondering if anyone else is getting excited about the open water fishing yet!! Looks like the cool spell may of slowed the timing down a bit, but I'm for one who can't wait to wet a line in the big pond.. Anyone want to give a forcast for the opener??

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oboyoboyoboy

I've been waiting since October. Not having the boat in the water makes me uneasy. Ice fishing is fun, but I like a boat on the open water better. I forecast that I'll go out of Rocky Point and catch some eaters, and then eat them. It will be a long 19 day wait.

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Boar

Windy.

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fiskyknut

Sunny

73 degrees

SSW wind 6 to 10 mph

Humidity 62%

Barometer 29.99 and slowly falling

How's that Kaz?

Oh and the fish will be snapping everywhere!!

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oboyoboyoboy

Has the water come up at all or still low?

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jerkbait

it has come up about 5"-6". Still plenty low.

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Ballyhoo

Been sitting in the boat making motor noises and all that has gotten me is spit all of the dash and windshield.

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tjo

What opening day like on LOTW? Have never been up there for opener but after a great spring on the Rainy, I'm thinking I should head up there.

Thanks for the info.

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CANOPY SAM

Truly wish I had the same level of excitement I experienced as a younger man. Little like a birthday now...just another day.

Honestly, if you're not already fishing the open water season you should maybe look at other opportunities. Panfishing has been awesome this spring, and the season never closes. It's also a great time soaking a worm with the kids just to catch whatever bites; suckers, carp, sheepshead, whatever. They're all fun to catch just for the sheer fun of watching the bobber sink, rod tip bounce, or something tuggin' at the end of the line.

Forecast for the inland season opener? Too many boats, too much chaos, fish will be biting (somewhere), people will drink too much, loud cries, moans and shouts of joy will be heard across nearly every lake in Minnesota. Legions of people will be miserable wishing they'd stayed home and watched TV.

Typical MN opener. A celebration of fishing!

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Kaz

Fisky, I'll take that kind of weather anytime.. I'm getting pumped, going to come up before the opener and just sit in the Sporty!!!

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srj

Hey Kaz. Based on Fiskys weather report, it should be a busy opener!! I opened up the cabin on Wednesday and that always gets me going. The water is seriously low--the first section of my dock is on dry land. However, the LWCB shows the lake in the "normal" range and rising. Hope it gets another foot or so by opening.

Drove my your place and everything looked normal. Let me know when you are heading up as I might be up there.

Take care.

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tacklejunkie

What opening day like on LOTW? Have never been up there for opener but after a great spring on the Rainy, I'm thinking I should head up there.

Thanks for the info.

Touch and go.

I don't go up on opener anymore but in the past, one opener it's warm, sunny and open. Others there is still ice on the lake.

I'm guessing the lake's open this year as all the lakes around here are open and opened early.

In my experience, the bay is a great opening weekend spot

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fiskyknut

Oh Oh SRJ is set to work 'em over.

Jorgy send me an e please. I got some questions for you regarding rigging mid size tiller boat and you are the tiller boat master!

Norm

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Ballyhoo

I think the boat is ready as it will ever be. Got all my new gadgets mounted, now I can't wait for next weekend. Sounds like water is coming up. On the charts it looks like it is about where it was last sept/oct.

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srj

Norm, email sent

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bturck

Kaz I might have a little advantage over you on this one, I never get Unexcited, saves time loool laugh

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Ballyhoo

I am, I am, I am excited! Can't wait to get up there. Weekend with friends, fishing is a bonus.

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