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how many people am I going to run into on the river while I'm flying down the river. I'll be fishing somewhere between st.peter and New ulm. hope to get into a 5lb pluser on opening night good luck to all

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I'll be fishing the river around new ulm.

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If it stays at about the level its at now, ill be on it sometime this weekend in a 14ft Red Lund with a 15 horse Merc and a Minnkota trolling motor on it. Someplace around New Ulm, probally upstream or maybe around the Quarrys. If you see me anchored up in some creek swing by and say high.

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I'll be somewhere between Shakopee and New Ulm smile.gif soo many miles of river, so little time. Probably fish Judson area Saturday day/night and heading up to Chaska area Sunday morning. Eyes in the morning, Flatties at night smile.gif

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I will be missing the opener on the MN River this year.

I'll be fishing for cats on the Miss.

I know there are some darn good anglers on this forum, so leave a walleye or two in the river for me!

Good luck everyone!

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If there's anyone out there who knows the MN, I'd be so happy to exchange a day on the Miss (pool 4) and share my tips there for the same on the MN. I live less than a mile from the MN river and have only fished it twice, caught a bunch of channels both times, because I just don't know it. (both times this was at the black dog outlet, I left the boat on the trailer!)

I've invested countless hours and dollars in learning Pool 4 basically on my own, and the thought of doing that all over on the MN makes me tired just thinking about it...

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I'll be there! grin.gif Shakopee to Chaska to Jordan area! Good luck to all this weekend!!! Be safe!!!

Rainman

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I'll be fishing a lake this weekend (YIKES!) I'll be back on the river next week looking for walleyes....and maybe a mudeye or two also. Looks like we'll be dealing with a higher, rising river this year.

Hey Randy, too bad our little sand bar will be 5 feet under water.

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I'm planning on being at Grante Falls and camping at the state park. You will know it is me by the CATFISH1 on the side of my boat. But plans are subjuct to change. Good Luck

Catfish1

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Im going to be between new ulm and judsen, checked out some creeks thurs morning ,the water is really muddy coming out of creeks into river. Will this effect the bite?

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I might be seen on the river this weekend. Hey Korn-fish, we still on for Sunday??

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WWG - Yep!! We are still on for Sunday. Looks like the water is going to be too high again for the one spot. River is 1.5 feet lower than the last time we hit that stretch and it is still rising. We will need to figure out what time to meet up though as I will probably be driving up from kato that morning.

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KF and WWG,

Where ya kids plan on being? I plan on hitting the Chaska to Carver rapids area. If ya see a 16' Alumacraft w/50Force stop on by.

Later

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Icecold, It might be affected by the muddy water. The last time that I really pounded the eyes in the creek mouths was when the water was high and the water coming out of the creek was clear. I was recently fising the same creek mouth when the water was high but the creek water was muddy and the fish weren't biting so I don't know.

Try it out and you might be surprised!!!!

GOOD FISHIN!!!!

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Korn-fish,

By the looks of the slope on the USGS graph, the water level is going to be 18+ at Jordan by Sunday. I would guess that the fish are going to be hard to find again with the water that unstable. Probably a good deal of debris as well.

I am still in for Sunday, but we may have to change our game plan based on the water level.

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I'll be out Saturday evening between Jordan and Chaska ( got to work till 4 on Saturday,bummer) Belle Plaine to Henderson on Sunday. I'm betting on the river to be over 21' by mid week.

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I'll be out Sat. evening, high rising water means good fishing in my book! I've had my best success in these environments.... I hope this spring will be as good as two years ago, common 8lbs.... I'll take another half-dozen or so, I'd really love a 10+ lb fish! We'll see how things shake out, won't we!

MNRiverRat

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I agree riverrat. Love the high water. The higher the better. We will be on the MN river at 10 and fishing at 1201 tonight. I would tell people to say hi if they see us, but I doubt we will see anyone. wink.gif I wasn't thrilled about 50 degrees and a 15-25 mph wind for saturday. I will post report before bed if i am not to tired.

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The high water makes the creeks about the only option if your looking for eyes. We did ok out by Willmar sat night. I released one nice 26" and missed a couple. My buddy caught a 23" and missed a couple too. The northerns were a dime a dozen and took off with a few nice rapalas! The weather was NOT nice!

I tried a creek spot last night near the Minnesota and finally made contact with a beauty after it started getting dark..... I should have brought a net.

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