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  • rubberduck
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    east bethel
    Posts: 422
    #1765331

    what does the lake look like where the river comes in? is it breaking up at all? I know its early just trying yo get a plan together for opener

    Dutchboy
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    International Falls a few miles from Rainy Lake
    Posts: 13199
    #1765337

    It will be open. Once it gets warm and rains it will happen fast.

    rubberduck
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    east bethel
    Posts: 422
    #1765338

    That’s what I’m hoping for

    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
    Posts: 6777
    #1765773

    just read elsewhere there is still 34-38 inches of ice on the main lake away from current. the river was really beginning to open last week but i’m sure that slowed down!

    Dutchboy
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    International Falls a few miles from Rainy Lake
    Posts: 13199
    #1765807

    Isn’t the whole chain pretty much current? I know a large chunk of the chain is formed by the river running through it. There will be plenty of open water there by the opener. You might be playing bumper boats but…………

    glenn57
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    cold spring mn
    Posts: 6777
    #1765811

    Not really. The winter acess areas don’t have much current. I love driving by the chain on opener it is bumper boats on the river. I’d stay away from the actual river and narrow areas.

    Bass Thumb
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    Royalton, MN
    Posts: 1174
    #1766838

    I was cutting through about 24-26″ of ice yesterday on Cedar Island away from current. There’s still 6-8″ of heavy snow on the ice, with more coming. That hot April sun isn’t touching it. The edges are softening up a little, too.

    I also have a gut feeling that the Chain will only be 90% open by the fishing opener. There will be a few slabs of ice on Cedar and Horseshoe getting pushed around by the wind. It’ll be fishable, though.

    rubberduck
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    east bethel
    Posts: 422
    #1771568

    how are the lakes looking up there? they gotta be close to free if not pretty close??

    big_g
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    Isle, MN
    Posts: 19911
    #1771585

    I heard my home lake Browns, is wide open today.

    JoeMX1825
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    MN
    Posts: 8918
    #1773450

    ice went off about a week ago…

    CBMN
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    North Metro
    Posts: 718
    #1773507

    Boats cruising around almost anywhere last weekend already on the Chain…

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