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Looking at the graphs today, its high but coming down fast. Anybody get a visual? I might give it another week.

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I can't remember a more miserable trout opener than this one. The Root didn't look all that bad actually...a tad on the high side. I did find good water at a couple spots but the fish just weren't interested. I guess the worm dunkers had some limited success and I talked to one guy who managed to get two on a spinner bait. The weather is just plain crazy. Hopefully things will improve by next weekend and we'll just try again.

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From the cattle/dairy farms. With the rain and melting snow making run offs into the river/streams. On sat in whitewater the streams where kinda murky dark color.

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I figured it was about the runoff. That's nothing new, unfortunately. But I was curious if he'd heard about a specific spill that I wasn't aware of.

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Not ordinary runoff...this was a huge spill:

A million gallons of manure broke through a concrete-walled pit in southeastern Minnesota late Sunday night, fouling two trout streams before making its way into the Root River,

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April 20. Still not the best conditions but found fish anyway. Water was still a little high and murky at 46 degrees.

This was a new one...I got this brown that had a partially digested snake coming out of it..

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Its gonna get better!

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Its always a good idea to stop in at Curt's place on 52 just north of Preston. He has the word on whats happening...and believe me, Curt has lots of words! lol

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Yeah... Curt definitely has some words! Most of them would be censored on here.

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Things are really looking better down in Fillmore County. The trout are biting best in the morning and again in the evening unless its cloudy. Water up to 56 degrees.

My good friend's boy with a nice big smile..

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