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    • kfk
      Red River Fishing Reports
      Many very nice cats being caught all up and down the Red River for the past several weeks with several over 20 lbs. caught.  Fish shallow near snags or at the mouths of incoming rivers and creeks and you'll have a lot of action.  Suckers are all you'll need for bait.  Use big suckers and fish them whole.
    • Rick G
      Kayak time
      Will post a pic of mine lil later this evening. I use a 10lb in front and a 4 in the back. Holds most of the time, need little bigger in rear.
    • papadarv
      Coon Lake
      Went out on Tuesday, quite windy. Water temps 54.2 to 57.6 cooler than week ago Saturday. Moved into one of the channels found small Blue Gills and Crappie  in 7-9" range. Slow all afternoon everything we found was in shallow water. Water temp needs to come up a bit more. Fishermen don't really lie, they just have long arms to make the Gills look bigger. Typical Crappie of the day.
    • Topwater Scott
      Campsites
      I just received an call saying Sexton Island site will not be reservable from April through August because of the eagles nesting on the island again.  Luckily I was able to get N18 McManus Island West reserved for the same week in July.  This looks like a nice site.  Does anyone have any experience with this site and fishing around it in July?
    • Matt Johnson
      Metro Area Minnesota Fishing Reports by Matt Johnson
      Things are changing slightly from this weekend. I'm starting to see a lot of fish (crappies) moving onto main lake structure. The spawn is happening on many lakes and the "bedding" is happening. That warm weather really jump started things. Large main lake points and areas with weed stalks are housing fish. They moved up onto these pieces of structure and the chrome-colored crappies are finding their place! Shallow channels are kicking out more fish and it seems like more movement is definitely happening. The main lake fish are getting a lot of my attention as they continue to seem larger and more aggressive. Some of the fish in the back channels need a little coaxing, while the fish on the main lake structure are crushing the presentation... which makes things a lot easier on these windy days! We even deployed a panfish Carolina rig yesterday to keep the bait in the strike zone as the wind blew small white caps! Fun way to fish though if you haven't tried it! Depths we found consistent fish at where 4-6 feet, especially on top of the main lake structure. Seemed like the bigger fish held closer to the deep edge but still in those 4-6 foot ranges. If you got too far on top of the structure you caught smaller fish and bluegills. The bigger crappies wanted that edge area. We threw Mister Twister Tri-colored tails at them with 1/16oz jigs or else the Carolina rig for panfish (which consisted of a smaller egg weight and a lightweight hook with a twister tail or minnow bait). Float fishing worked too, but make sure you use the correct weight for the wind, otherwise the bait is not in the strike zone and you're wasting time. Here's a good one from yesterday...  
    • Fishin machine
      Kayak time
      Making me jealous!!! Kayak is out in the shed ready to go just got to find some time to get out there!  If anyone could post a pic of there setup that would be awesome looking to do some more mods to the yak and having a hard time coming up with ideas! I've got a 10 foot yak and have had  a 1.5 pound folding anchor works fine when there a "light" wind but does not hold at all when its over 10mph looking at upgrading do you guys think 3 pound anchor would be better for the "bigger" lakes in MN?
    • Rick
      News - Take a mom fishing on Mother’s Day weekend
      Mothers who are residents of Minnesota can fish without a license from Saturday, May 7, to Sunday, May 8, during Take a Mom Fishing Weekend. During the weekend, mothers can fish only for species that have open fishing seasons. Take a Mom Fishing Weekend each year coincides with Mother’s Day, which this year is the weekend before the fishing season opens for walleye, northern pike, bass and trout in lakes. Fishing is already open for species that are popular among anglers all year, like crappie, bluegill and trout in streams. For more information on fishing seasons and regulations, visit the Fish Minnesota page. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • tjoutdoors
      Clearwater tips and tactics for opner
      Thinking about giving Clearwater a shot on walleye opener for the first time ever.  Never attempted to fish 'eyes on that underwater mountain range.  Anyone have advice to share?  Presentations, baits, depths, etc. that have worked on past openers?  I'm used to fishing a lake that is essentially a bowl that maxes out at 10' deep so all we do is troll shad raps in 6 to 10 feet of water trying to cover ground as the fish are typically scattered everywhere in a post-spawn pattern.  Clearwater doesn't exactly follow that topography so I'm going to have to change it up this year.  Thanks in advance to anyone who shares.  
    • Rick
      News - Minnesota state parks offer a fishing opener for everyone
      The fishing opener is quickly approaching and Minnesota state parks make it easy for all residents to participate in the fun. Any state resident who wants to participate in that annual rite of spring can now do so easily and for free at most state parks and recreation areas. Minnesota residents do not need a license when shore-fishing at most lakes within the state parks. A change in state law, which went into effect in July 2009, made the free fishing possible. Other rules and regulations apply, such as the legal limit of fish that can be caught. Details, including a map showing where to find the free fishing opportunities, can be found on the state parks fishing page. In addition to stocking Minnesota lakes and streams with fish, the Department of Natural Resources also stocks parks with fishing kits that visitors can borrow for free. The fishing kits, which include a pole and tackle, are now available at 36 state parks. Check out the online list of where to find free loaner equipment (also including GPS units, binoculars and bird guides, and activities for kids). For those who lack experience or want to improve their fishing skills, Minnesota state parks provide free I Can Fish! programs throughout the spring and summer. These hands-on learning opportunities cover fish identification, casting, knot-tying and more. Fishing gear is provided for use during the programs, and fishing licenses are not required. Experienced anglers demonstrate skills and then give participants plenty of time to practice. Check the online calendar on the DNR website for a complete schedule. For tips on fishing with families and a list of 10 parks with especially good fishing opportunities, visit mndnr.gov or call the DNR Information Center, 651-296-6157, 888-646-6367, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • proguide
      2016 Red River Reports- From Capt. Brad Durick
      Water temperatures are at about 60 degrees and the catfish are getting much more active.  There are lots of little fish to be caught and some bigger fish are starting to show up with more regularity.  Best spots have been wood near current and dead water.  The fish seem to be hanging shallow in the morning and moving into the current as the day warms up.

      Best baits are sucker and goldeye.  Sit on spots 20-30 minutes and try a little of everything.  River conditions are nearly perfect so take advantage of this
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