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walleyeseeker

Great opener this year.  Cottonwood was on fire.  Deadcoon was kicking out limits on crankbaits.  Dane  was easy no matter how you were fishing.  Get out and get yours before all to double dippers clean them out.

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mulefarm

Will Green be ice free for Govenors opener?

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IceHawk

My opinion no. Nest maybe but time will tell. 

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smurfy
20 hours ago, IceHawk said:

My opinion no. Nest maybe but time will tell. 

Yeah and if that's the case bring your own water for the boat to sit in. I've seen nest on a normal opener!!:cry:

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mulefarm

Any update on the ice?

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mulefarm

Who is guiding the Governor?  Any idea what the bite on Green will be like?

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IceHawk

Cant help you who the guide will be for the govener opening day. ,  But to answer your question  for the bite on green. My guess it will be poor. Green is a deep clear lake and I just don't see the temps being warm enough opener to kick the eyes in. Look more towards memorial weekend to first week in June for Green to light up. My guess is the guides will hit some of the shallower more productive walleye lakes in the area. Foot, Diamond, Kandyohi, Wakanda. These will be much better options early in the season. 

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Musky hunter 82

I was out chasing sunfish and crappies this weekend and in the bays where I was fishing I had water temps ranging from 58-61 degs.  at the bottom of my trolling motor so about 2' below the surface.  I couldn't believe it was that warm already.

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Borch
On 5/6/2018 at 3:42 PM, IceHawk said:

Cant help you who the guide will be for the govener opening day. ,  But to answer your question  for the bite on green. My guess it will be poor. Green is a deep clear lake and I just don't see the temps being warm enough opener to kick the eyes in. Look more towards memorial weekend to first week in June for Green to light up. My guess is the guides will hit some of the shallower more productive walleye lakes in the area. Foot, Diamond, Kandyohi, Wakanda. These will be much better options early in the season. 

I bet the boats will be packed in front of the dam by the Ole Mill Inn.

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mulefarm

How was the opener in the area?

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