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First time in years, I didn't go opening day #7546216
04/01/22 07:56 PM
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Canvasback2 Offline OP
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Well, must be getting older. It is the first time in MANY years, that I did not go out for the opening of today's Trout Season. It was raining and then blowing snow, really heavy !! Then, my old Black Lab had a bad seizure in his sleep , this Morning.

Not the best of days! frown

Re: First time in years, I didn't go opening day [Re: Canvasback2] #7546218
04/01/22 08:01 PM
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I remember opening day of trout season in Virginia.


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Re: First time in years, I didn't go opening day [Re: Canvasback2] #7546604
04/02/22 09:51 AM
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Both of my daughters started fishing when they were 2 or 3 years old. We made the first day of trout a huge event. We’d look for fish for 3 weeks before the opener. Mom would bring them down to our picked out spot 10 minutes before 8. I was usually in the spot by 5. I had 4 rods so the girls always had a line in the water. About 9 they’d get cold and/or hungry and mom would take them for some hot chocolate and a donut. Dad would be busy tying hooks back on and getting all 4 rods operational again. When they came back, they’d fish for another hour or two and we’d all go home. I was totally exhausted. My girls are older now and they each live out of state. I haven’t fished an opening day since they left.
It’s just not the same

Re: First time in years, I didn't go opening day [Re: Canvasback2] #7546609
04/02/22 09:59 AM
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Walleye opener in MN has always been a big event, traditional kick off to the open water game fish season Seems our Governor is intent on ruining that too. He got his feelings hurt by some protesters last year, took his ball and went home.

https://www.startribune.com/governor-fishing-opener-minnesota-walz-outdoors-angling/600161130/

Re: First time in years, I didn't go opening day [Re: Canvasback2] #7546612
04/02/22 10:02 AM
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Great tradition. Loved fishing those small creeks on opening day. I still have trouble passing up a small creek, but it’s 6 to 8 inch grayling instead of trout.


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Re: First time in years, I didn't go opening day [Re: Canvasback2] #7547146
04/02/22 09:25 PM
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Didn’t go today, too cold n getting older. Don’t like big crowds , not getting in a fight over a 10” trout. To those that went, post some pictures.


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Re: First time in years, I didn't go opening day [Re: Canvasback2] #7547273
04/03/22 06:46 AM
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Another good article about MN fishing opener, and our Governor.

https://www.startribune.com/traditi...vernors-fishing-opener-fiasco/600161697/

Re: First time in years, I didn't go opening day [Re: Canvasback2] #7547284
04/03/22 07:02 AM
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get after them soon , and post pic. smile

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