Posted 5/11/2023 3:53 PM (#1020655 - in reply to #1020637) Subject: Re: Opening the Opener?
Here in Colorado we only have Tigers and some good sized Pike with no closed season. The good fishing lakes around town open to boating around the first of March. (if they are ice free) once in the past that was not the case and I used to catch big Trout by throwing a lure in the ice and jerking it into the water and Boom and you would get a fish most casts. In the mountain Lakes more late May. I've fished the Minnesota Muskie opener once. I've taken a trip to Northern Wis. in May of 1989 and it was a blast. I can't remember if they had general opener or Muskie opener back then. Caught some Northerns and Smallmouth's and had a couple Muskie take me on a ride with my light tackle. I need to take that trip again. Cool weather reduced crowds and cheaper cabin rental. And Quiet! A feeling of the Northwoods.
Posted 5/13/2023 5:20 AM (#1020692 - in reply to #1020637) Subject: Re: Opening the Opener?
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Made it over to southern Wisconsin to fish a small lake in the western part of the state. Was able to put 2 mid 30’s in the boat, one on a 6” phantom the other on a 7” slammer. Cool little reservoir, way different than what I usually fish in minnesota
Posted 5/13/2023 9:51 AM (#1020697 - in reply to #1020637) Subject: Re: Opening the Opener?
When my dad was a kid in Wisconsin they waited for Memorial Day weekend, then he would come the last week of June with his cousins family, then my and his cousin would stay the next week (4th of July) with my Grandparents. (they got two weeks and the grown up's got one) Then everyone came back for Labor Day weekend and that was it for the year. They rolled up the sidewalks in Eagle River. Up to the Chequamegon in November for Deer Hunting.
When I was a teenager in California a couple times we went up with my future brother in law and fished the Eastern Sierra Nevada Trout opener on Lake Crowley. We caught a lot of Trout and there were so many boats we could almost walk on water.