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cornman

My son and I are looking to enjoy our first MN opener on Saturday in the Perham area.

I'm quite the amateur but my son has really shown an interest in fishing. I'd like to help him get some eyes in the boat and I'd greatly appreciate any tips on depth/presentation/etc.

Thanks in advance!

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foo

Tough to beat a 1/8th oz. jig and spottail shiner on opener over emerging weeds. 6-12 feet is where I will be fishing---doesn't matter the lake. Good luck.

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cornman

Thanks!

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paceman

Foo has good advice. You will also catch northerns and bass in the same areas and that should provide some excitement.

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BoxMN

Not sure if you newer to fishing or newer to being in the MN outdoors in general - but I would say, make sure you have warm and waterproof clothes (jacket and pants) even if the weather report says sunny and warm. I personally will have my ice fishing outfit with me, just in case.

On the fishing side, Firetiger or Perch Rapalas are great, troller rather shallow, but I love the jig and fathead or jig and shiner fishing! Lazy lindy rigging with minnow or leech or (my fav, if water temp is over 52ish) is nightcrawlers smile in shallower water (6-15)

Good luck, enjoy your first MN opener with your boy! (don't forget sandwiches, they taste AWESOME in the boat when you are hungry! wink

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