Minnesota Fishing Opener Coming Up...




The Minnesota Fishing Opener is just about upon us. Now I'm not really a big fisherman - in fact this weekend is probably the only time all year that I'll be fishing. Yet I still look forward to the trip. The anticipation is building...

This year there will be two of us heading in a little earlier than normal. Jamie and I will be going in on Friday, with the rest of the crew (9) coming in on Sunday, and all of us departing Tuesday. The extra time will allow more time to relax, unwind, and relax. Having just the two of us there should make the couple of days very easy-going and laid back.

The only problem with the laid back approach is the arrival. We'll be departing Duluth during the wee hours of Friday morning, hoping to be in Ely buying bait by 6am. The earlier approach will hopefully give us a jump on getting a decent campsite. In recent years we've had very good luck getting a site - this year however we'll be going in on the Friday instead of the Sunday, so we'll be heading in at the same time as other groups, instead of heading in while other groups are heading out. The earlier we're on the water the better chance we have of a good site. And then we have all day to sit back, relax, and nap. ;)

Now just hope that the ice is gone by the time we get there - this week will be key...



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