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What does everyone think of the conditions in comparison to last year? We always fish the week after opener. Last year was a tough bite in comparison to the previous years. How are the shiners running in comparison to last year at this time? We always seem to do well on shiners but we have times when crawlers or leeches are needed. I remember last year fishing Rush the eyes we found were in 30'-40' of water. Had to have a jig and shiner or no fish. We had better luck on Blanche and on Ottertail out from Zorbaz. We caught most of our fish in 15'-20' of water on a leach or shiner. GOOD LUCK TO ALL -I hope everyone has a safe and productive opener this year.

Remember to keep some eaters and release the future! laugh.gif

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Ben's had NO lake shiners last year for opener. I have seen plenty of shiners in the shallows already, should be good. Approaching cold front doesn't look good though. Suckers started spawning weeks ahead of time too. Deep may be the key for the weekend.

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We were out on Rush last year and caught some nice eyes in 22 feet of water off an island.. So I don't know what to think about this year, except if you don't go out and try you won't know how it's going to be... right?

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