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Finally ready for the opener!

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I got my boat into the water yesterday and did a test run and some fish scouting. grin.gif

Sure is great to be on the water again!

Not much sign of walleyes in my traditional opener spots yet. confused.gif

The fish I did locate were in 38' to 40' of water!

The water temps are just to cold yet. 42 to 43 degrees in the Big Bay area.


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To you and all your fellow guides, have a safe and sucessful season. See everyone the week of June 11.

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Hope to see you on the water in June.


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Thanks Cliff.

Be up in the moring.

Docks, lift and cabin work.

Grill something killed and set my shuttle boat up in the river.


Bonnie & the hounds are my only helpers again.

They are the best.

I posted a ways back at the start of the run to the traps that I would guess the Eye's would go deep to eat.


Maybe I should track some for MONEY!


Be safe everyone.

Have some fun.

Today is 5-5-05.

Never come this way again.

Go do something fun.

Pizza and Dairy Queen for me!



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If you need any help give me a call !!

Not much on my agenda for the next couple of days. crazy.gif


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Thanks Cliff.

If I need ya, you get a Call.

Should be fine though.

Take our time, easy goes it and then we are done.


Thanks for the great offer.



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Water is just a little to cold, need a couple good warm

days and nights. Don't like working in the snow, a little

cold on the hands. My son knows how cold it is, he went in

while working on pier, we all thought it was funny grin.gif, of course he didn't. shocked.gif

Past Sunday the Crappies were moving into the shallows, the

minute the cold and snow came they were gone. Hope with the

warmer weather moving in, they will start moving back. smirk.gif


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Wish today was opener, what a NICE day. Tryed out the motor today and went right back in cause I couldnt stand to be out on the water with no fishing rod.

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Getting the itch, bad!!! Finally got around to looking at the boat, cleaned her up and put the batteries in and heading to the store for new rope, plugs, oil etc. Kinda waited to the last minute here this year, been just too busy. Don't know when to say I had enough confused.gif

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Great weekend.

Lots of work.

Big boat is on the lift with cover and all.

Powered to the max and good to go. smile.gif

16' Lund shuttle is also rigged and ready for the season.

Docks are in, no fish in sight as the normal. shocked.gif

Saw Cliff Saturday as I was arm pit deep in the cool waters of the bay bolting and rigging docks with the hounds and Bonnie.


Cabin is open and power is on.

Dish is in fine shape and everything looks good.

Wind chimes are singing their happy Mallard Island tunes. laugh.gif

Lots of work but we take our time and make it fun.

Not to many other things make me fell this good.

Vermilion is in my blood and that aint a bad thing.


Can taste filets already. grin.gif

See ya on the water.


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    • Bloatlord
      Opener was decent on Saturday and absolutely on fire Sunday. 9 eyes, three over 25 in, one at 28.5. A bunch of largemouths, some crappie and perch and a TON of bullhead. One of those weekends where your hands start to hurt.       
    • harrylynn64
      I'm quite happy since I'm going fishing with a pal for the first time in a long time. We plan to purchase some clothing for it, such as exclusive hoodies.
    • jparrucci
      The majority of docks can't be put it. Water is over the top of pretty much every permanent dock.  Very few docks are in. 
    • cm012419
      Crappies are all up shallow in the south metro. Caught this one shore fishing with a beetle spin from a more secluded lake without much access. All of the crappies were between 7-9 inches with this 11.5" being the exception
    • Wanderer
      A co-worker reported they had some the best fishing ever on V last weekend.  Trolling 6-8 feet in the morning with HJ10’s.  Where the water temps were in the mid/low 50’s
    • PSU
      Those campsites are right across the water from us. Seem pretty well protected and I haven't heard of challenging over there. Holiday weekends they fill up very fast
    • mdogdaddy
      My son camped on Hinsdale with his aluminum runabout. Nice site but walking across the hull parked on uneven ground he separated a couple of the rivets.
    • herm
      Thanks "Skunked Again!" I searched old posts and it sounds like my fiberglass boat might not be the best rig for Hinsdale. Still, would appreciate more advice/input. 
    • SkunkedAgain
      I don't know about either of them, but welcome to the forum.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I destroyed my main propeller saving a neighbors dock section from ramming my other neighbor's dock. Definitely watch out for each other out there.   Raven77 - on the plus side of the high water, the floating swim platform that you sold me the other year was able to just float off of the rocks that I had beached it on. No need to do any heavy lifting this season! I'm glad that I tied it to a tree as usual.
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