Got down to the river yesterday. Handlined up a few fish. Most were in them 15"-19" range with one at 22". Was nice to get back on the water after a bit of a dry spell. This weekend is MN's inland opener. I won't be out Saturday for the first time in years, but should get out Sunday. Or maybe I should say I won't be out Saturday morning, but may get out at the cabin Saturday evening.
Mississippi River, Red Wing
I thought the same. A buddy of mine was out on Saturday and got 11 saugers. Five over 14" (one at 17) and the rest were around 13". Plastics were working better than minnows. No walleyes, which is kind of all I am hearing so far this year out of pool 4.
I would like to try for eyes here this spring. I'm curious if there is a way to tell online what the river flow level is (how fast the current is, how high the water is) . Also if there is something like this available, what kind of numbers would I be looking for to have a chance at a good bite? thanx