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walleyejon

I've fished the lake quite a bit in the past, but always in someone else's boat.This year I finally have a boat big enough for the job, and will have it docked at Springsteel. Since I'll be up there as often as possible, I had a few questions I thought some of you could help me with.<P>1. I've never seen anyone use planer boards on LOW. Is there a reason they are not popular there?<P>2. What's the earliest anyone has ever fished the reefs with decent results?<P>3. Anyone fish the West side regularly? I'ld like to share info this summer.<P>4. Anyone have a place I could build a little cabin? Acreage not necessary, and can be up to 20 miles from Warroad.<P>5. I've lived in NW MN for 15 years now, and still don't know---Do Moral mushrooms grow up here? <P>Looking forward to your responses----and open water. <BR><P>------------------<BR>Fish on gotta go--JON

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1tofish

The answer to your last question is, YES! But people hold their mushroom picking spots tighter than any of their fishing hot spots. Look for some state land with a good stand of trees and start hunting. You can ask around and you might find somebody to pinpoint some exact areas. Your profile says you live in Greenbush. I know of good spots East of you about 30 miles (Beltrami Forest). Good luck! <p>[This message has been edited by 1tofish (edited 04-14-2004).]

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fiskyknut

1. I use them on occasion.<BR>2. Memorial weekend last year.<BR>3. I do.<BR>4. Lot's of small lot's here and there for sale up around here.<BR>5. Yes they do....Try Zippel bay state park.<P>fiskyknut

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curt quesnell

Hi Walleyejon,<P>Planer boards arent so necessary on LOW for<BR>a couple of reasons. 1. Since you can only<BR>use one line per person you do not need a<BR>planer board to spread your lines out like<BR>you would if you were running 6 or 8 lines<BR>out of your boat trolling. 2. Since the<BR>water on LOW is fairly dark and stained the<BR>fish arent spooked so much by the boat moving<BR>over the top of them like they would be in <BR>a clear water lake, so again no reason to<BR>get the line out away from the boat.<P>I use them trolling in shallow water sometimes and will try them in deep water<BR>with leadcore this summer. It is worth<BR>trying and worth learning.<P>I know people who fish rocks on opening<BR>day with sometimes great results. I wish<BR>I knew them better. One of my goals for<BR>this year is to fish rocks much more and <BR>get some of my own secret spots.<P>I am based out of Springsteel too. My Dad<BR>and Brother are there also, they fish the<BR>west side exclusively.<P>There are lots of places for sale within<BR>20 miles of the lake. Shop around and I<BR>bet you find a small lot to start with. Check<BR>with the realtors.<P>The only thing I know about mushrooms is that<BR>I love em.<P>See you at the lake<P>------------------<BR>Curt Quesnell<BR>NorthCountry Outdoors Radio

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walleyejon

Thanks for the responses. You can look for me in a light tan Starcraft/ 115 Evinrude. I'll always have some pop and beer in the cooler, stop by for a couple. <BR>Curt--I'ld like to try the rocks early too. We can venture out together if you want. Maybe Opening Sunday??<P>------------------<BR>Fish on gotta go--JON

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Fisky, when do the morels start popping up around there. I live in Nebraska and we are just starting to see a few down here.<P>Burly

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curt quesnell

Walleyejon,<P>My youngest son graduates from MSU on Friday<BR>of opening weekend. Something tells me that<BR>will Kybosh at least Saturday.<P>I will know more as the weekend gets closer.<P>The season is long we will get together and<BR>get some fishing done.<P>Keep checking in here on the website.<P>There will be a Fishing Minnesota Get <BR>Together again this summer. We are trying<BR>to come up with a date that will work. There<BR>will be more on this soon also.<P>------------------<BR>Curt Quesnell<BR>NorthCountry Outdoors Radio

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Lip RIPPER!

Curt, our thoughts will be with you opening weekend.

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walleyejon

Curt,<BR>The youngest is graduating college?!?!? Congrats. I'm going to head out and try the rocks, I'll let you know how it goes. What time of year do you usually have a FM get together up there? I should be free most weekends until later in the summer when the golf tourneys start.<P>------------------<BR>Fish on gotta go--JON

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curt quesnell

Here are the first trys at dates for a<BR>FM get-together.<P>May 22<P>June 19th<P>There were many who encouraged at later<BR>event last year. We went later and had <BR>a dozen fishers show up and traveled by<BR>water many miles to get fish.<P>This time we would like to try earlier and<BR>get in on the shoreline bite. This will<BR>encourage those with smaller boats since the<BR>fishing is very close.<P>We will probably be on the east side of the<BR>lake since Kaz's place is perfect and he is<BR>nice enough to let us have a big picnic in<BR>his yard.<P>I will make a new post on this so put your<BR>thoughts on the new thread.<P>Thanks ripper, I will miss fishing opening<BR>day but it will be a very good day Friday.<BR>Adam got his 4 year degree in 4 years and I<BR>hear that is getting rare.<P>------------------<BR>Curt Quesnell<BR>NorthCountry Outdoors Radio<p>[This message has been edited by curt quesnell (edited 04-17-2004).]

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pounnder

I do use planner boards. Curt is right, the water is dark and the fish do not spook as easy - but with the use of boards, as trollers know, you can spread out your lures and "strain" more water. Remember that the fish live in a 3 demensional world. Good luck!

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fiskyknut

Hey Burly, sorry for the late reply! I'd say they start poppin good right around the Walleye opener usually. Once the Popples start budding good a guy can usually start finding a few. They sure are tasteeeee!!!<P>fiskyknut

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Another good sign of when morels should be popping out is when you see the first sign of purple on your lilac bush.<P>------------------<BR>YOU CAN'T [PoorWordUsage] AN OLD [PoorWordUsage]'ER!

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