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2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby Big_water » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:53 pm

Figured we better get this going with opener on the horizon. I’ve been doing a little shorefishing with limited success enough for a fish fry and tried for catfish twice with the boat with nothing to show for.
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby razorrt5 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:28 am

nice! going tomorrow afternoon for the first time on open water to target crappie (assuming the forecast is true) after that I'm probably gonna hit the big lake in search for salmon/trout until walleye opener on the 15th
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby goldfish » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:46 pm

I think this is the only open water boat and fish stuff I've done so far. Didn't see much for carp, but saw a ton of walleye up spawning (2 weekends ago)
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby Gunnysway » Fri May 01, 2020 6:59 am

My Canada trip was canceled... thanks COVID... :crying: :mad:
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby goldfish » Sat May 02, 2020 8:26 am

Wait, I lied. I got out on the miss earlier for some saugers
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby goldfish » Wed May 06, 2020 11:26 am

What's everyone's plans for opener? Sounds like pops and myself are headed to gull for Saturday
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby razorrt5 » Wed May 06, 2020 12:31 pm

Walleye doesn't open up here until the 15th ... assuming we don't get rain that increases water levels and current I'm hitting the river but I wouldn't be surprised if the water temps are still sub 50 next week and its terrible. I went to an inland lake last weekend and it was up about 5 feet so fishing sucked
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby WallyDuck » Wed May 06, 2020 1:05 pm

What’s a fishing opener? [emoji12]
Heading to Chamberlain Friday. Walleye tournament Saturday.


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby razorrt5 » Wed May 06, 2020 2:05 pm

WallyDuck wrote:What’s a fishing opener? [emoji12]
Heading to Chamberlain Friday. Walleye tournament Saturday.


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby xrated » Thu May 07, 2020 5:03 am

Savage Wally!


Same as every year. Wake up and go sit on the dock. Help kids when they come down.


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby goldfish » Thu May 07, 2020 8:03 pm

WallyDuck wrote:What’s a fishing opener? [emoji12]
Heading to Chamberlain Friday. Walleye tournament Saturday.


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby xrated » Sun May 10, 2020 4:17 pm

Well the dock didn’t skunk. But it wasn’t lights out.

7 snakes, 1 perch, a decent little bass and the oldest got a 17.5” while I was taking a sauna.

Brother did less than fair for walleyes on the boat.

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We had a big bass die off 5 or so winters ago so it is awesome to see a bass of this size again. I’d rather catch bass and northern of any size than walleye any day of the week. Might even get the canoe out and dust off the Jaw Breakers come early June to chase horny Large mouths. Never a ton of hookups but the way they attack that Jaw Breaker is exciting.


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby Big_water » Mon May 11, 2020 2:42 pm

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Wasn’t able to get out for opener but been killing it lately on the pannies! Been eatin good.


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby razorrt5 » Tue May 12, 2020 9:27 am

Danggggg!!! nice job fellas, getting me pumped to get out friday for wallys but I know my dreams will be crushed because I suck at fishing lol
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby Gunnysway » Wed May 13, 2020 6:14 pm

Just get good enough to dominate Photoshop..!


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby goldfish » Wed May 13, 2020 7:24 pm

Getting out tomorrow to hopefully find fish for Saturday's tournament
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby Big_water » Sun May 24, 2020 1:36 pm

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Got out in the boat finally with the old man and he had the hot stick!


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby goldfish » Sun May 24, 2020 2:00 pm

Nice fish.

Btw, didn't even get a nibble prefishing. Did end up catching a couple on Saturday. Nothing big enough to gloat about.
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby Gunnysway » Mon May 25, 2020 2:50 pm

Got out twice. Fishing sucked for us. Managed some panfish and 2 northern. This 24” was the only one worth a pic. Image


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby razorrt5 » Mon May 25, 2020 5:14 pm

My open water season has been failure after failure, waters still to cold on the big lake, went out Saturday and it was 38 degrees in keweenaw bay... did get the kids out this morning caught some perch and bluegill, nothing big but enough to make a meal out of
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby xrated » Tue May 26, 2020 10:50 am

Was supposed to go out with my dad and Jessi on the boat today.

Stupid on and off showers and strong chance of pop up storms after lunch.

Hope Jessi and grandpa are content to dock fish between rain.


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby xrated » Tue May 26, 2020 1:43 pm

Well we made a little while on the dock in the stupid wind.

Few small sun fish. Jessi lost a snake.

And we had a surprise as well. 20”. And now the wife says we are spending Saturday bass fishing while the kids go to Rochester.

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With today’s big one and the girls 17 over opener I’m excited to go hit some of my old bass haunts. Kicked another nice one out of some shallows yesterday on the paddle board right after the CO wrote me a warning for no PFD....I know it’s the law but cripes I was paddling in shin deep water right off our land! Do you hassle people paddling around their dock?


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby Gunnysway » Tue May 26, 2020 2:55 pm

DAYUM!!!!! :eek:
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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby xrated » Tue May 26, 2020 3:03 pm

Remember that was caught on the Gull or Whitefish chain I’m pretty sure. [emoji6]


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Re: 2020 Open Water Fishing

Postby WallyDuck » Sat May 30, 2020 8:33 pm

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