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The opener

Mark Christianson

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I need a thumb transplant.

3 of us got 476 bass for the weekend. Yes, we keep very close tabs on totals. It is all about braggin rights at the end of the day, as to who is the best. smile.gif
First day total was 229. (I got exactly 100 bass on Saturday)
Biggest was 18 3/4". Many, MANY 17 + inchers. We resorted to taking pictures of only the bass that were 18 inches and larger, and we finished off a couple disposable cameras.
We also got well over 100 pike(plus or minus a bunch), but we don't track that to closely. My buddy Brian, got a 40 inch Pike on a 3 inch tube. My Normark digital scale had a dead battery, but it was a thick fish, and had to be pushing 20 lbs.
Also got over 40 crappies. I got a 13 1/2" crappie on a spinnerbait Saturday, and we got a lot more on tube jigs.

Absolutely horrible weather, but the bass did not care.
The bar has been set. Our previous opening weekend record was 458. I was hoping to break the 500 mark for the weekend, but Tuesday morning totally stunk. We got 5.

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Congrats, i have had those weekends as well for opener up north, but with the weather this time around decided it was fine to just work on the house.

So i am curious and wondering which lake you were at, and if not the lake, how about letting us know which region? I know the bass up in Brainerd would have been going, or heard they were. Thanks!


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Dan Wood got into some fish...

It was a Kick-N (Craw) Opener

I never really got into the bass, but managed some crappies. Anyone get any lunkers?

Good Fishin,
Matt Johnson

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How did everyone fare on the opener?? The weather was terrible but we absolutely hammered the bass this weekend. My thumbs can prove it! We found most of the big fish in shallow bays away from the edges. Secret bait was......Baby Minus 1.


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