Opening Day 2011

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#16
no but it makes the crowds smaller! :)
Not really. I've been out on opening day when it rained, snowed, and hailed. And still they came. They have to catch those hatchery trout before they are all gone. So that's where the crowds come from. Hell, even some of the lakes that are open year around get hammered on opening day.

It sounds like you haven't fished here very long.
 

Chef

New Member
#17
I havent actually! :) I just remember a few lakes by my house in Longview and didnt seem to get too much preasure but maybe I am just forgetting.
 

Scott Salzer

previously micro brew
#20
SB22:

Look at the recent posts for where people have fished and take a look at the regs, if not listed with special dates, open all year.

Pretty simple. Not many secrets.

MB
 

Camo Clad Warrior

Tight Lines and Screaming Reels!
#21
Lake sixteen is super bad on opening day. My job has me working weekends so I ussually dont make it out for the opener. If for some reason i am able to get out there I generally hit a ff only lake in the morning then take a look at some of the other lake. I like to look because it provides some entertainment.
 
#22
opening weekend is an excuse for me and my buddies to leave the girlfriends or wives behind for the weekend do some camping, fishing and get really drunk.
 
#23
SB22:

Look at the recent posts for where people have fished and take a look at the regs, if not listed with special dates, open all year.

Pretty simple. Not many secrets.

MB
well the whole point of going opening weekend is to fish lakes you've been waiting on. haha!

like pass, that lake is great all year
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#28
I'll most likely hit Ki again. The fish are not big, but two years ago I'm fairly certain a few thousand of the fish the stocked all bottled themselves up in one cove. I sat there and caught a fish every cast for a few hours before I needed to leave for a beer drinking party. That was an incredible day. And yes, I like opening day and the crowds I actually think it's kind of fun to be out there with a lot of people, sort of like an event that is made better with more people to share it with. I'm gregarious as hell though so I can understand how the crowds tend to stress those with less tolerance.

Ira..
 
#29
I'll most likely hit Ki again. The fish are not big, but two years ago I'm fairly certain a few thousand of the fish the stocked all bottled themselves up in one cove. I sat there and caught a fish every cast for a few hours before I needed to leave for a beer drinking party. That was an incredible day. And yes, I like opening day and the crowds I actually think it's kind of fun to be out there with a lot of people, sort of like an event that is made better with more people to share it with. I'm gregarious as hell though so I can understand how the crowds tend to stress those with less tolerance.

Ira..
See, I'm with you. I enjoy fishing with people. My dad said back when he was a kid, they would go somewhere like Lake Shannon, where it used to be a muddy mess, just to watch people be idiots launching their boats. Sounds like a kick to me.
 

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