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I am torn between where the fish might be holding. The lake is still fairly cold, so wouldn't the eyes be moving shallow for warmer water? Or is there a food source deep that the are holding too? I'm heading up for opener and have had some poor success in the years past. I go year after year because I know they're there and I absolutly love RL. Any advice?

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I can't tell you if the feeders are deep or shallow. But I am finding most of the fish on my graph in 20 to 25 ft of water. On many walleye openners I have found them in 30+ feet in Rainy. Moving water is an asset. I have been fishing Rainy a long time, often I find folk trolling around but catching little of anything but small pike. The walleyes are usually on the bottom deep. You may not like it but jig deep or use a lindy rig dragged slowly until the water warms up. Works for me. smirk.gif

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HI THERM,

DO YOU KNOW T.C.(INTIALS) THAT WORKS FOR ALEX POWER & LIGHT? OR IS THIS HE???

I THINK YOU WILL FIND WALLEYES IN 1 TO 4 FOOT OF WATER IN THE SHALLOWS, I LIKE CASTING 1/8 OZ. JIGS, WHEN FISHING SHALLOW THIS TIME OF THE YEAR., BUT FOR 24 YEARS I HAVE BEEN FISHING NORMALLY IN 30 TO 50 FOOT OF WATER ON OPENER, THERE ARE ALWAYS FISH ON THE REEF EDGES, JUST ALOT MORE AS THE SUMMER PROGRESSES., AND AS JACKFISH SAID, MOVING WATER THIS TIME OF THE YEAR IS HARD TO BEAT.

GOOD LUCK,

FISHMIESTER

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I'm not aware of who TC is nor am I him, sorry, I will be camping up around Kempton, I hope the weather will somewhat cooporate. Black Lund fisherman w 130 Honda 4stk, Thinking of concentrating up around Kettle, Hope to find em', good luck!

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HI THERM,

KETTLE IS ALWAYS GOOD ON OPENER, HOWEVER ON OPENER, YOU BETTER BE THERE VERY EARLY, AS IT CAN BE WALL TO WALL BOATS., I HAVE BEEN THERE MOST OPENERS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, BUT HAVE NOT YET DECIDED THIS YEAR., OF COURSE WHAT WE CONSIDER CROWDED AROUND HERE, IS SOMEONE ELSE FISHING THE SAME AREA AS YOU...LOL!!! HAVE A FUN-SAFE OPENER!!!

SINCERELY,

FISHMIESTER

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