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    • IaYamo
      Rainy report
      Fish Tuesday through Friday of last week saw quite a bit of the lake water temp started at around 50 , pike were already startimg  to move out to the rocks from back bays upper 50s by the end of the four days of sunshine water temps were closer to 60 main lake. We caught bass on the points earlier in the week and by late in the week the Smalleys were to be found down banks near spawning  habitat but not on Beds yet had fun using stick baits,  had great trip.
    • eyeguy 54
      St Cloud Fishing Reports
      kitty loves you.  
    • FISHUNT
      St Cloud Fishing Reports
      Sunny bragging rights. I wish I was bragging game fish, but 20 of these honest 9ers is pretty cool. I kept 3 which made a good snack and fed the cat too. I just beat the storms and came home a hero. (At least the cat thinks so)
    • Walleye #1
      May Leech Lake Fishing Report
      Well Leech Lake was her typical self this past week.  The weather and wind played tricks on folks at times, but if you were willing to adjust and try different things the walleyes would cooperate.  The name of the game was locating the shiners and balls of bait and the walleyes were near by.  Unfortunately this wasn't a certain depth and it varied from spot to spot.  We caught walleyes this weekend anywhere from 5-15ft of water, so paying close attention to the Lowrance was a key in finding walleyes.     Once you found the bait, and 1/8th oz KenKatch 3D Eye or Long Shank Shiner Jig was the ticket.  Aggressively snap jigging seemed to produce more hook sets than the drag and pop cadence.  When aggressive jigging you are able to stay above the sand grass giving you far less "salad" to keep off your hook.  We also had some success pulling lindy rigs with shiners, leeches or crawlers in 13-15ft of water.  This can be a nice change up when fishing highly pressured areas as the walleyes are sometimes looking at a array of jigs dragging and popping past them.   The West End of the Lake had good fishing in the West Goose Flats, Hardwoods, 1st and 2nd Duck, as well as Star Point.  Fish were also still being caught on Ottertail as well as Annex and Sub, but those places have gotten hit hard with boats of late and the schools of fish have taken a beating.  Other areas were Pelican, Two Points, and Sandy Beach.     Water temps were anywhere from 62-65 degrees throughout the lake, which is warm for this time of year, but with cold fronts and rain that could all change.     Looks to be another great week on Leech!     Tight Lines and Wet Nets
    • ANYFISH2
      Pb Yak Smally
      Nice fish guys!
    • Muskie Dude
      Abu Garcia Fantasista Beast Musky Rod 9'7" xh - $280 (Sartell, MN)
      I suppose it would help to have contact info:  Scott 612-226-5219 or PM me if interested
    • Chill62
      Ottertail-Battle Lake-Perham-Fergus Falls area Fishing Reports
      Fished Saturday mid day and the bite was slow but the fish bit hard, there wasn't a mistake that it was a fish and not a weed.  We picked up some smaller eyes mid day on jigs.  Group next to us were using bobbers and killed them.  Four in the boat and they were limited out in about 4 maybe 5 hours.  We tried a different spot right before dark, only person on the side of the lake.  Had a ton of bites and we had three in the boat and two were novice so I switched to anchor and bobbers.  Told the girlfriend while I was switching rods for the person in the bow to cast and reel in slowly since we were on a sharp break on an inside bend of a flat cast shallow drag out to us.  Before I could get first rod baited her drag was going crazy and she pulled in a 21" eye.  Rebaited she casted out and I started baiting rods again and her drag starts going crazy again this time a 20" eye.  I put on a bobber and kept fishing that but everyone else switched to jigs.  We picked up some crappies hitting our shiners on the bobbers.  Walleyes were throwing up shiners the whole night.  Right before the bugs swarmed us the guy on the bow caught one and just as I went to net it the girlfriend who was getting bored was vertical jigging behind the boat because we were graphing a ton of fish on bottom catches one out the back end.  Bow ended up being 17.5" and the one in the back ended up being 25".  Girlfriend who hadn't ever caught a walleye before ended up catching a 25, 21, 20, 17.5", & 14" along with a bunch of northerns.  She said it's because of her pink fishing rod and reel.  Jigs were just plain 1/4 oz pink jig with a black spot on them so nothing fancy.  We anchored in about 9.5 fow and was casting towards 7.5-8 dragging it back and we were casting out to 13 and dragging back to the boat.  Fish flies, they called them mayflies, were hatching and fish were flying through the water column.  We did NOT have cabbage under us but there were some fine weeds on bottom that would get caught on the jig as we would retrieve them.  Saw a lot of guys having luck Lindy rigging but it wasn't an option for our boat.  Few guys were up shallower pulling cranks but they were catching a ton of snakes.  Bigger shinners seemed to be the ticket and some reason the small hammer handles wouldn't bite them.  If you put on a normal size the hammer handles would be on your line in a heart beat so we went bigger and when we would get a northern they were 25+ inches with biggest one around 32".
    • Rick G
      Pb Yak Smally
      Didn't get quite a nice of one as Royce, but numbers more than made up for it biggest one I landed was 17ish inches....lost a biggun when it wraped around my anchor rope...lol.  3in brown/ornge mr twister on a ball head
    • eyeguy 54
      Pb Yak Smally
      Got out with rick g for a couple hours today.  had a dandy on right away in a spot I like to hit but lost it.  went back an hour later and wham!  fun battle in the yak!  19 3/4 incher. 4 inch stick bait yellow and black wacky style. 
    • Rick
      News - Annual list of potential timber harvest sites available for review
      The annual list of potential timber harvest sites on state-administered forest land is now available for public review, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Comments will be accepted until June 22. The list of potential harvest sites is for fiscal year 2017, which begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2017. DNR field staff will examine 2,700 forest stands on nearly 60,000 acres for potential timber sales during the year. The DNR estimates that 45,000 of the 60,000 acres of forest land will be suitable for timber sales. “If you have a house, cabin or favorite recreation spot near state forest land, you can check the list of potential timber harvests, see what is planned nearby and provide input,” said Jon Nelson, DNR forest planning supervisor. There are two ways for the public to provide input—online or discuss it in person with a local forester. Forest stand locations and descriptions, along with their proposed management, are on the DNR website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/harvesting/plans.html. Use the map to zoom into an area of interest and then comment within the map details for each potential harvest site. Those without Internet access or who prefer to review and discuss the site list directly with a forester, may contact or visit their local DNR area forestry office. Contact the office prior to a visit to ensure the appropriate forestry staff will be available. The DNR administers 5 million acres of forest lands that have been certified as being well- managed by two separate third-party auditing systems. Annual lists of potential timber harvest sites are derived from multi-year forest management plans for state lands. The plans are developed by interdisciplinary DNR planning teams with public input, and based on long-term forest resource management goals. For statewide timber harvest information, contact Jon Nelson, DNR Forestry, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN, 55155-4044; 651-259-5278; jon.nelson@state.mn.us. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
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