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I just went outside and picked a couple dozen nightcrawlers. Will they be any good for the walleye opener? What like them this time of year? Just wondering because I don't use worms much but I was feeling ambitious and thought I would catch me some for opener.

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I know that some of the walleye pros go to crawlers on spinners once the water temp hits 52 degrees or warmer... For me, not a tourney guy, I really have no clue. We usually do better with them when water is much warmer, but to be honest we probably don't give them a fair shake this early. I'd say give it a try. Heck, I might as well smile

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I start using them in Late June usually when the water hits about 55 or 56 degrees there is a turnover and I switch to leeches and crawlers! Now thats not to say that I havent used them on opener and caught fish becuase I have its always worth a try.

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I was up fishing Devils Lake a couple years ago. We were fishing the bridges waiting for the ice to leave. There were 2 older guys fishing crawlers and just nailing the walleyes. I of course had only minnows.

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I use crawlers right out of the gate on opener. I've never really given it much thought. I just figure they are relitivly inexpensive and easy to keep and just gives you one more option to throw at them.

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In the early part of the I'll us minnows only because the panfish eat the heck out of the crawlers. I have been use the culp alive crawlers on spinners tagged up with a long stinger hook just for the panfish. Worked on a few other fish also, that hit short.

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I like using crawlers, but I usually don't use them until the water is closer to 60 degrees. Thats a good point jiffinjim just made. If your using them in the shallows, the panfish will probably give you fits.

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Crawlers might be okay for the opener, I know we've been selling a lot of them. Guys are buying by the flat right now. Just tonight I was on the Des Moines River and caught several small mouth on crawlers and a treble hook. I was looking for cat fish - but got on the bass, so I stuck with it.

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Chirofish -

I wasn't able to look up your account information here on the forum - but I wanted to make sure I got back to you. I believe you're squared away, but if not, send an email to mark@jewelloutdoors.com

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