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whats everyone hearing? heard from a couple sources that shiners might be somewhat hard to come by for opener.

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never had a problem finding them around mille lacs. i don't go there for opener anymore. everyone and grandmothers been waiting to fish, and thats where thet'll be! i like to go another walleye lake, i find it to be more enjoyable. i will start putting in time on mille lacs two weeks after opener.

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haven't heard anything. hopefully the bait shop I go to has golden shinners otherwise it will be a slow opener.

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i try to find spotted shiners, the ones with one black spot on their tail. seem to work the best on opener and a bit after till the water warms a bit.

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My brother traps minnow, and he always ends up with a bunch of big fat rainbows and shiners. I like to use the big rainbows, big 4 and 5 inchers. Later in the month is when when the shiners really "shine".

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mrklean, this past winter was pretty bad for alot of shiner ponds so it's safe to assume shiners will be pretty hard to come by.

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must be why they got so spendy toward the end of the year and how one day they were at the baitshop next day they were all gone

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Originally Posted By: firefish_12
I like fatheads--nice and cheap and they catch walleyes

ditto smile

me too!!!

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The shop I go to in Harris already has everything except spot and red tails. They said they'll be before opener though. It's already easier to get good bait than it was last year. I bet a lot of shops still won't have them though unless they trap them themselves.

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I love them rainbows. I trap my own and it seems like they the most lively for sure... I also like chubs but I totaly agree with leechbait, wait till the end of the month into june and let the shiners shine!

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