The cold, rainy and misrable conditions sure didn't seem to keep the hundreds of anglers away opening morning.  In the north sand everyone seemed to be hooking into fish.  Many anglers had to work a little bit harder to pick up their keepers due to the slot restrictions.  6 to 8 foot snells with a hook and a small bead tipped with a leech appeared to be the ticket as the bite didn't seem to be that aggressive, perhaps due to the front that moved in on Friday.  Saturday night the bite seemed to improve with the Walleyes becoming more aggressive on the shallow rocks and wind blown points.  We are looking forward to the bite improving if we get some stable weather throughout the week.

This weekend is our first MTT tournament for the 2009 season, the tournament is held out of Hunter's Point Resort on Lake Mille Lacs.  We will be prefishing Thursday and Friday and trying some more aggressive approaches than tactics used for opener.   We will be moving at quicker speeds to cover more ground searching for aggressive slot fish.  These higher speeds, in the right conditions, tend to create more of a reaction bite.  These 2 days of prefishing will determine our game plan for Saturday morning.

Going into the first tournament we find ourselves extremely excited and nervous with anticipation and it reminds us of how much this is the best time of year!

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