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Memorable Openers

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Anyone have any real memorable openers they'd like to share? I have two. Years ago when I lived in the Mankato area we woke up one opener morning to a fresh 3 inch coat of snow on the ground. I know you guys way up north are used to that but it's very unusual that far south. We went anyway just to say we did but it was a complete waste of time. We were in the bar by noon.

Then just a couple years later the weather was sunny and warm. The walleyes weren't biting but we did find a few nice crappies. We decided to pull up on shore to get out and stretch and have lunch. Little did we know we were about to stumble across a motherload of morel mushrooms! It was awsome! That night we had a feast of pan fried crappies and morels!

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Fished ML one year, caught a few keepers 1st nght. Took a lil nap and got up around 6am, grabbed the coffee and some munchies. The wife said she will be there in a few minutes so I went down to the dock, turned around and went back to the camper. The wifey said I thought we were going fishing? I said I need more coffee. She said Why. I told her no since hurring the boat is on the bottom of the lake. She said ya right because if it was I would want a beer rather then coffee. I said beer won't help right now. She still did not believe me and went to check it out, came back and said she needs a beer! I had to wait until my uncle got up so he could hook up to my trailer and pull me out once I got the boat ( still full of water) back to the landing while pulled behind another boat. I never realized how easy those will flip when full of water. The culprit, a minnow bag was in the live well and plugged the drain hole so every 5 minutes the pump turned on and pumped water into the live well until that became full then proceeded to fill the boat. 3 hours to very slowley pull the boat out of the lake onto the trailer. Cleaned everything up and was fishing by noon

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