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I saw Butch Furtman's "Sportsman's Journal" this weekend. He filmed the show up there on Rainy Lake. It's all that I have been able to think about the since then. I am truely jealous of the guys that get to fish this lake regularly. He was catching some monster eyes as well as a few huge smallies to boot. Don't know if I am going to make it up there this year or not yet. I guess I'll have to settle for my rainly lake sunrise wallpaper that I have on my screen to look at everyday. frown.gif

If you had to pick one long weekend to spend on the lake, which would it be. I know that the weather matter, but going by the calander, what would you choose? I'm guessing mid July to mid August?

Dreaming of Rainy days, Paul

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I was in your shoes for 25 years so had to plan ahead considerably to make it up here. I had been up here every month of the year except November before moving last fall.

The fishing in May and June can be fabulous but the weather is still usually unstable with cold fronts and rain. For that reason my recommendation would be the month of July after the 4th or else mid-September. The weather can be iffy then too but is usually short lived. Early August is usually good but can be slow. Another nice thing about July is 17 hours of daylight.

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We lucked out last year when we stayed up at Daves cabin. 4 days of absolutely stable weather. Couldn't have asked for better weather. Southeast/east winds for 5 straight days. We finally conected with some nice quality and quantity eyes on our last couple of days up there. I'm sure Dave remembers where that was at. I'm trying to talk my wife into giving me a long weekend pass sometime in July. WE'll see. Later, Paul

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I remember Dave telling me about that.

I was up the last week of May last year and we had fairly good weather except one day. We fished in steady rain all day and found out the new ultra dry rainwear would keep me perfectly dry except in 6 places! Fishing was still good though.

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