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DOAducks

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DOAducks

Is the river open from monticello to elk river? Any info would be great. thanks

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big musk411

Its been open all winter, been fishing open water since january.

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dan2957

We never stopped fishing this winter. It was great. We never had to go on the ice. My 40 Merc seems to like the cold better, I had it on the river yesterday and she seemed fuss for the first time when starting. I think she likes those 35 degree days.

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ASMOLEY

Thats got to get cold fishing the open water all winter!

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HawgTide

Dan, what the heck are you fishing for? Carp? grin.gif

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smallie_hawgin

I am assuming you guys are referring to proir to Feb 28th....It can be feekin cold. We had a couple of nicer days in there.

After Feb 28th I am assuming you were fishing for "crappie" or legit fishing for cats and suckers.... Just curious. Cause we all know smallies, walleye and northern are closed here ....right??

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dan2957

HAHA, Sluggomaster and I went after some catfish but it turned into a carp slugfest. I Caught two carp and one sucker, Scott caught one carp. I have to admit it was kinda fun even through it was carp fishing. Night Crawlers was the prefered bait for the carp. I cant wait till the real opener in 52 days.

We had some great days for Smallie fishing this winter. There were a few days that we were knocking ice off the pole guides. Just about any day over freezing we were out there having fun. We went to Red Wing a few weeks ago and I suspect we will make another Red wing trip soon.

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basskid

52 DAYS U MUST BE KIDDING. OMG WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?

r u sure?

now im gona check

frown.gifyup ur right frown.gif

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fishin24/7

whats the news on the dam by campus?

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Royce Aardahl

I hear the water is still going over it wink.gif73101v19jt.gif

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dan2957

I got worried, laugh.gif

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Royce Aardahl

Nice looking picture with the snow! BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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river rat316

According to growth charts it would be more like 10 years...... nice fish........ and the spot looks familiar also...

Thank God I have a jet now so I can get away from the 4-600 acres of water in Monti thats gonna have about 15-25 boats on it every weekend tearing those smallies up

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fishin24/7

was down at the campus dam yesterday didnt catch anything on the campus side i dont have a boat i was useing rubber storm minnows anyone know were to catch some northern or eyes?

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river rat316

seasons closed for northern and eyes, dont let the CO down there catch you throwing those, youll get ticketed. your closest bet is pool 2 and 4 pool 2 is from the ford dam south to the next dam, pool 4 is basically lake pepin

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HawgTide

Geez Dan, you must be getting lonely on the river, cause you're asking for a lot of company! grin.gif How do you keep the ice off the rods? For a Texan, you've adapted to the cold pretty well. It has to be at least 45 degrees for me to get out there.

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Kevin Turner

Hey, That's my new river lot in the backround...Whattya doing catchn' my smallies...LOL

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dan2957

I ain't too worried HT. It takes a special breed to be out there when its that cold LOL. I just knock the ice off with my hand. Mono is a must, braid ices too quickly. It is not really that bad. I was watching Minnesota Bound the other night and saw a story about two North Dakota guys fishing open water on a power plant lake from a boat when it was 10 above. They were tearing up the largemouth. 10 above is a little too cold for me.

As for adapting.... I'll never be a yankee, I just love bass fishing so I man up. It kills me to be off the water for so long during the winter. I have to fish laugh.gif

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fonz58

hey, who you calling a yankee~

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