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Good Luck out there. I don't know where I'm going yet. Letting my buddy decide, plus the weather may damper our spirits, but we'll see.

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BigMike

Hawgtide, I'll be looking for you up around monti. I'll be shore fishing with a buddy if I make it. I'm not sure with this weather - I may decide to stick a little closer to home (mpls chain). Then on Monday I maybe up around monti with the waders if the weather clears up. With this rain, the water has to be up and that means they'll be pushing up towards the shorelines and will be easier access for me grin.gif. I'll wave if you promise not to "buzz the tower" with your jet boat. LOL

Ebass, I've already talked to today, but good luck getting out. I figure I'll drive to Monti, when the rain stops I'll run out make a couple casts and then run back to the car. LOL. Man am I desperate for something other than Pool 2! I need some variety. I'm just glad it's here finally.

Good luck to everyone else who is headed out! Be sure to take pics and post them on FM.

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HawgTide

Who all is going to be out on the Miss for the opener this weekend? Look for me if the weather holds out. The forecast is not looking good, but as long as it's not raining. I'll be somewhere between Monticello and Coon Rapids looking for my first 2004 Smallie.

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After the rain stopped today, I went to the river for a couple of hours. I was hoping to to see BigMike there, as I had an empty seat in the boat. I caught 15 Smallies in about 3 hours, the largest was 18 inches. Mostly on spinnerbaits. The water temps (above plant) was 58 degrees. I was surprised at how low the river is considering the rain we've had. It is only up to normal level now. Tomorrow looks like a wash out, but maybe Monday...

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BigMike

Hawgtide... I'm bummed! I was really wanting to get out and got up at 5:30 to make the trip up. But my friend cancelled on me because of the rain and so I started to pack my waders and my wife got up and was freaking out because she didn't want me going in the storms alone (raising waters, first time wading, etc...) - even though I ASSURED HER that the radar said it was going to stop. It was totally weird, she has never done that before. I said I wouldn't go and needless to say, I didn't have to say anything once she woke up later in the morning, she knew and apologized, but it was a rough one for me yesterday - when the rain stopped all I could do was read my bassmaster magazine! LOL. I least I caught some good bassin on there. Who am I kiddin - it sucked!

Anyways, I'll be up there on Monday. I'm not sure when, but I'm going to try and make a day of it. Stinks that you had a open seat yesterday - that would've been awesome! I am chomping at the bit to get up there!!! Maybe I'll see you tomorrow - stinks that the water level isn't up, you would think...

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Royce Aardahl

It's been raining like crazy and the water isn't up much here around St. Cloud either. They lowered it up north last year and it must need a bunch to get it back up. It was at least 2 feet higher this time last year then no rain and the lowereing it was the lowest I have ever seen it. I've been here since 1990. we are 1.7 inches over our average for rain. I sure thought it would be higher here by now.

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