hey dougDoug said:We head up 50 miles north of Bemidji on Island Lake. I grew up there and am always up there on opener and Memorial. It should be a good opener the ice went off early and the spawn has been done for a while. Hopefully the weather cooperates!!
i go there every weekendDoug said:BB,Yes I do where the twins are at. Do you have connections there??
Our opener was rainy and windy as well. We landed 6 eyes between 16-18, and a few <14. Had a 25" spit the minnow just as my dad was going to net it. I would have released it anyway but a picture would have been nice. We attempted to fish on Sunday AM, but after running the bilge 3 times in 2 hours I figured we would head in. There was only one other die-hard on the lake. We boated 2 eyes. It was to difficult to control the boat in the wind.