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gunner55

Came back up on Tuesday after going home on the Monday before Easter. There was quite a bit more open water before we went home than there was this week. We're going to be around for about the next month, so I'll keep you posted. Sure hope it's opening up by then,  it looks like there's some warmer temps in the extended forecast. We'll see. 

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Made a grocery run into GR yesterday & there was a lot more open water at the bridge. Bet it'll still be 2, maybe 3 weeks. I bump into 1 of the people that help work the nets over there on occasion, have to see what they say

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I crossed paths with the person that works over there yesterday & got to ask if they would be netting on the Opener? Their reply was it might be July.:crazy:  We'll see, may run into them again in the near future.

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krustykrab

The Pine River stripping station will begin running on Monday, April 23rd.

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gunner55

We still have 24" of ice on the bay & we're only 6-8 miles from where they set the nets. Doubt they'll be starting anytime soon over there.

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Hoey

Yesterday there was open water, half way from the bridge to narrows used for netting and stripping.  It won't be long now.  The gates are still locked too.  

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gunner55

We'll be making a trip in to GR again. in the next couple days. See what it looks like then.

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Went by the netting site yesterday again early & there was no sign of the little trailer that they use for an office when it's going. There looked to be ice just east of where they set up the nets. The other side of the bridge was open past the PA but not much further. According to their webcam Williams Narrows wasn't completely open yesterday yet either. Only life I seen over there was 20-30 pelicans on the ice to the west. 

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It's opening up quickly at William's Narrows, it doesn't look like it's open all the way east to the PA yet, but could be soon. I wouldn't be surprised to see them getting ready to go when we go to GR this week. That should be in the next couple days.

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gunner55

There was a truck with the little boat behind it when we went by early today, along with the trailer they use for a office. Everything looked ready to go when we came back but there was nobody there. I would bet tomorrow,  at least by Friday. Some ice yet around the dam on Winnie

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laportian

My boss comes by there everyday. Says that they are up and running. I might go get nosey tomorrow morning.

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Bump! It could be soon, a lot of it by the Hwy 46 bridge was open 3 weeks ago.

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Hoey

We drove by yesterday and the gates are locked, road is not plowed, and no gear on shore yet.  It will all be happening soon.

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Williams Narrows looks like it starting to open pretty quick, especially to the west.

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Wide open at the Cutfoot bridge this afternoon. No netting activity yet.

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We came up yesterday & didn't see the little trailer they use there yet. The cameras at The Narrows were showing a lot of open water going west too, when I looked this morning

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