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  1. 10 points
    Deck is so empty without my Moe Rock. Sure do miss that boy. His bro Polar Bear Boy likes fishen just not as much as Moe. Loves being in big black boat but likes to SLEEP most of the time. ZZZZzzzzzz! : ) Saturday morning out alone 8 to noon I found some Wally fishes roaming the 22' & 18' boulders picking off breakfast. Stick n Shad lures did nothing so.....Switched up as no live bait. Caught a few nice 19"er wallys and a mess of 14"s. Kept this one for lunch. Wind was fun, stirs everything up so lake was ALIVE until noon then all were full I guess an no bites. DNR guys came by mid morning for a check but it turned into a mini talk & laugh fest. Good guys. Made me smile out of the blue in that wind and our DBL boat control was a hoot. Expert tag team. : ) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`` Late afternoon after island chores, Bonnie an Bear Boy joined me for fun, snacks and big smiles. Hit lake to that morning spot, marked nothing. Tried a bit all over 100 yard oval...ZERO! Moved two miles east, hunting,laughing, searching, having treats......."HEY ....FOUND SOME FISHYS".....fished area size of a football field till dark. Couple nice wallys waiting fat & hungry about 18" first few drops. Then nothing, I could see them but no bite. Kept at it until found a pack of hungry really nice fat fall Smallie Bass 100 yards away packed tight in a 18' boulder pile. This spot few miles away from other one fished that morning but lays out same East, West n medium deep. Boaters zooming around me an wave, never a one stopped to talk or borrow anything. : ) Fun stuff. All going to the next hot bite spot, not know I was on one just having a blast. Bonnie is a great next chix. : ) I think in total we boated 8 nice fat bass, 1~ 36" pike fish an the wallys all in same 100 yard stretch on windy side of that little pile. No LIVE BAIT. Released all but one wally for lunch. Good Stuff. All on medium BIG rubber thumpers of different kinds in my stash over years. Plus one simple Whistler Jig n grub. Trick was to keep boat moving about 2.5 MPH or close an kind of old school RIP JIG an DROP ever 15 sec or so. KABLAM! Get'n it on... Fun junk we do. Good thing I forgot the Minnows when I gassed up an got milk in Virgina eh? : ) Rain Sunday sucked as spent two hours cleaning one boat to take out. I was more wet than it. : ) Have a great week, we be at it again Thursday after hit Doc Uttleys office for TWO YEAR cancer eye check up. Ohhhhh Boy that really is a fun visit. Hit Reds Savoy hard after...Mmmmmmm power munchies. Keep on rocken! Tommy
  2. 8 points
    We really ran into a bonanza school of jumbo perch this afternoon! We kept 35 jumbos and our limits of smaller eating sized walleyes in 4 hours. Lindy rigs with shiners and chubs in 18' to 21' of water, sand bottom. Cliff
  3. 7 points
    Rumeye. : ). No fun unless one can mess around on here. I don't post much anymore as don't know anyone an THE MAN is Always watch. Just enjoy share a photo an some corny words now an again. Did pretty good with old school fishn n NO LIVE BAIT. Only thing good in HUGO is mini Reds! Now they even have a lil buffet. Power Pak-ones!!! Sum may argue but we call it culdasac city. : ). Have a great week. GO TWINS!
  4. 7 points
    Thanks a ton Cliff and FishinCT. My friend Joel and I picked up "rainbows" at the Y on our way by. We went out Friday afternoon with fire tiger jigs on a reef in big bay South of Moose Island. Joel got a keeper and a 24" in the first 10 minutes, then nothing for 20. Moved to the south east side of Moose with a few other boats and picked up four more keepers and one of the biggest perch I've seen. Also threw a few back including one that wasn't much bigger than the bait. Finished by casting for muskie at dusk. No bites or follows. Saturday morning the wind picked up and was a little much for the 12 volt motor on my pontoon on big, so we went to the west of Pine. Got a keeper and a few short bites on the same jigs before muskie trolling for a bit. Rest of day was fall cabin clean up. This morning we tried a few spots in Daisy before moving to the north side of the end of birch point, where boats tend to stack up in the spring. We got four keepers, threw a few back, and lost a few, from about 8-9:30. Used the same jigs and Minos's, with stingers this time. Now it's time to pull the boat out for the season. Good luck all!
  5. 6 points
    Just got back from a weekend on Vermilion. We easily had our best walleye action in the 20 trips I've made up there over the years. Most walleye were small but enough keepers were mixed in. The water was 53 degrees in shallow bays to 57 in the main lake and generally flat water. Gold jigs with rainbows in 30-35' with sand bottom adjacent to rocks was best for us. The holes at the end of points held a lot of walleye and jumbos. The trick was moving until we marked fish, then staying as still as we could on top of them. The way we fished was closer to vertical jogging like ice fishing rather than drifting / trolling jigs or lindys. We didn't get bit when the jig was moving and most of the bites were quite light. If the fish didn't bite after 20-30 minutes, we would find another similar spot and repeat this process. As far as bass & northern go, we didn't put a pattern together and casting towards shore was very slow.
  6. 6 points
    Great weekend of fishing on the big "V". Caught this bad boy this morning. 25 1/2" and weighed 7.09 lbs.
  7. 5 points
    Just got back home to the lakeless plains. All in all pretty good 2 weeks up there. Didn't catch the numbers of years past but when you have to measure 14"ers because they don't look big enough to keep in comparison to the rest--now that's tough to beat. Friday was interesting. Started out on a shoreline shelf in 24-32' using my gold spinner and got bite after bite. Could not hook them to save my life. Didn't matter how long or short I let them have it. Probably 15 bites before I got frustrated and left. Tried a couple different spots with no luck so I went back to spot one. 45 minutes later I had lost a keeper at the boat and put 4 17" fish in the box. No idea what changed to make them get the whole minnow in their mouth but it changed within 2 hours. Only found 3 spots all week that fish were consistently on. Usually find them everywhere this time of year but guessing the water being so warm has them real spread out still. Wish I was starting my 2 weeks today instead of leaving. Picked up a lot of new ideas and some new spots, just wish I had more time to try them all. Fished spinners way more than I ever have. Still prefer the jigs but that just wasn't working for me this time for some reason. Obviously they are working for others. Thanks as always to everyone that posts year round. Really helps with getting into fish right away. Hopefully my amateur reports help someone get a walleye dinner as well. Until next year, I'll be lurking and envious!
  8. 4 points
    Last two days have been incredible for both size and numbers
  9. 4 points
    This evening turned out to be the first sit of the year, due to poor weather and not beimg able to sneak out during the week. The trail cams showed there seemed to be pretty consistent daytime movement all season, to date. I was pretty excited to get out. Then I arrived to property to realize, this parcel was super inundated water. Forcing my lazy but to walk the lenght of this 200+ acre piece sloshing the whole way. No wonder they haven't chopped the drowned out corn. As I made my way out, I met up with the neighbor, who was anticipating hunt ducks there this evening. After a short talk he tells me he will hold off till the morning. I was kinda please with his decisions. I arrived at the stand and got set up about 4:30. The view from the stand revealed the many trails the critters were using to navigate the lake that was once a field. To my suprise they seemed to want come right my way! The evening got interesting at 6pm. To the west about 400 yards the ditch that drains this property has come over its banks and made a killer duck pond. There must have been 200+ birds on all afternoon. This must been too much to pass up for the neighbor, as he busts the pond and sets up his decoys. Not sure this going to be a good thing. Not 15 minutes later, I about jump out of my stand to the sound of 3 shot gun blasts and fleeting flock of Canada geese. This evening may not work out I start thinking. A short couple minutes pass and I hear splashing the west. I look that direction to see a large doe and 2 fawns start coming between me and the neighbor! In short, they turn and work quickly to within 20 yards but not giving a good shot, not sure i was interested anyway. Just as they enter the woods behind me another doe and a single fawn fly out from the same spot the first 3 came from and run straight into the corn, Seconds later another, this time it is a young 8 point buck, he works directly to me, to within the same 20 yrd area the first entered my woods. No shot was offered, he wasnt big, but he definitely would have made me proud to call him my first. It just wasn't meant to be. Now the neighbor is gathering up his geese it appears. I sit and watch him hoping he doesn't spook any deer that may still be wanting to come out. To my surprise, I turn and look directly in front of me to see a nice lone doe working out of the tall grass in front. I get ready as if she stays on that trail, it will bring her right to me! And it does, she quickly walks to within 7 yds when I try to stop her, unfortunately she sees the Neighbor at the same time. She spooks but stops about 20 yrds out, perfectly quartering away. I let the arrow fly, finally for change, not questions about the shot! She never made back to the woods she came from! I actually watched her crash into a big old splash! I have rarely see my bow kill tip over. Still only 6:30. I sit until dark, seeing 2 more deer, a doe and a fawn. I leave to get my reinforcements, son, his friend, and my wife. We return about 8, to recover her. It is really the first time i was forced to dress a deer in water over my boots, as there just was high ground to do it near by. It was quite the experience to recover, and drag out(and carry until we found "shallow" enough water to drag)a deer that far through that much water!! It was a first in many ways today.
  10. 4 points
    Here is the wolf from the last legal season in Minnesota that I shot. It was following my scent to my stand. The DNR took samples and sent back a report. 4 year old female that was breeding. From her uterus she has three litters of wolf pups. Talking to a DNR CO he thought she would have been the dominate female.
  11. 4 points
    Didn't catch a ton of fish this weekend but the ones we got were beauties. Just a bunch 15-17 inch fish with a 25" mixed in there. Last 2 days have been tough after the storm Sunday night. Marking tons of fish still and getting a good amount of bites on both spinners and lindys but most are biting short and tough to hook on the big minnows. Don't really want to throw on a stinger hook but that might be the way to go. Maybe should try pulling some cranks too. Looks like the rest of the week should be stable weather and good fishing!
  12. 4 points
    Did pretty Good, my son and I almost limited out. Perfect conditions for duck opener. Attached is my son with a few..
  13. 3 points
    I fish pretty much exclusively above the Sartell dam. I normally try to hit it 2-3 times per week. Over the last 3 weeks, I thought the fishing was down right ridiculous(even with the crazy high water) at times, 12-20 fish in a hour or two before sunset. I found them right up on the bank, and of course in slower moving water. There are a few spots north of the dam that are great places for high water. Some larger areas where the water can swirl around and create backwash. In fact, I'll point my boat down right and put spot lock on, because the water is flowing back up river, and just cast parallel with the bank. Most of the time I'll throw a Scatter rap, then when I see a fish chasing bait, I'll throw out a wacky rig. I went out last weekend to a spot I've been hitting, and the fish have diminished big time. Caught 6 in a couple hours. Then I went out last night, and caught one walleye. So, with that in mind I figured they had to of gone to the deeper rock piles. And, sure enough, I caught 2 just before sunset, then I headed in. If you have SI, just drive down or up river and look for large groups of rock piles. Go up river from them, and try and do a controlled drift over the rocks. I normally use a jig and a tube. And there's no mistaken them when they hit. Even a few eyes mixed in every once in a while.
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    much slower where I was today but quality was dandy.
  16. 3 points
    Still finding Some very nice fish
  17. 3 points
    another great morning in the yak. kept a few to eat this trip.
  18. 3 points
    Night and day difference since yesterday. Started with my gold spinner and got 4 hits in 2 passes through a short reef. Only caught a 23" and the rest bit short even with the stinger hook. Switched over to the lindy and slowed it down a bit and that's all it took. Had my 4 and threw a handful of small ones back in the next couple hours. Came back in and had them for lunch, then took my yearly muskie trip this evening to remind myself why I don't fish for them. Back aches and never catch anything Fishing should be excellent by the weekend. There are some reefs out there that are absolutely loaded with fish. I've had 3 or 4 different boats pull up on one particular reef with me, make 1 or 2 passes and leave. They have to be seeing all the fish down there, but don't catch anything in one pass so they leave. I just don't get it. Trust the electronics and try a couple different methods. They will bite something!
  19. 3 points
    a pretty guy flipped away before mug shot... LOL
  20. 2 points
    Got up to Bowstring again at Geigers Trails End Resort. Went up to get some crappies nd found them but again could not get one to bite out deep. One spot they were 7 feet thick ! LOL So we chased perch and did great. No 12 inchers but a lot of dandies. Not sure if I will get back up before ice. Crappies should be great this winter.
  21. 2 points
    Rivers are so under fished in this state. People seem to gravitate towards lakes all the time and avoid rivers but the reality is that rivers, large and small, have awesome fishing.
  22. 2 points
    VG, Good bite most days now! All minnows for me. jigs or lindys. Chubs, shiners, and pike suckers. Found walleyes from 8' to 40' yesterday. Cliff
  23. 2 points
    Ditto. I switched to a 3 inch shell in #2 shot. I missed a few wood ducks this morning but got one teal. Not bad for the WMA I was hunting. 2 ducks would be great. 3-4 like you won the lottery. Saw plenty of action but it was fast moving wood ducks out of range. Geese never showed. And you can't shoot trumpeter swans! There were plenty of those. Let my boy sleep in this morning. Tomorrow we'll hit the more pressured lake. I saw at least one person setting up on it this morning on my drive to the WMA. The nice thing about that - when you're almost certain you'll be the only one there - is that you can roll in not long before shooting time if it doesn't take you long to set up.
  24. 2 points
    Not some of the giants you guys have been catching, but I took the kids out and we managed quite a few crappies for dinner. The 3 & 4 yr old are old hands at this now and even catch a few of their very own fish with no help from me.
  25. 2 points
    Had Joe and Justin from Zimmerman out and we were done by 11:30 today. Solid keeper Walleyes, good Saugers, 2 Perch and a half dozen slots. Justin stuck a 28.5 inch 9 pound 11oz monster. So fat and huge looking. Here are some pics. Curt's NCOR Guide Service. Open dates available yet in Oct/Nov.
  26. 2 points
    your mustache needs more color
  27. 2 points
    Got into a few myself today
  28. 2 points
    crazy bite today. bobber disappeared constantly for 4 hours.
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    Not a lot of ducks flying yesterday. The three we did get decoyed perfectly so that made it fun. Pair of green wing teal and a ring neck. It was a treat shooting the green wing. The egg sandwich was excellent.....
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    I thought the bite was pretty good las weekend. I had the opposite experience as Capt Acorn. I had very little bite pulling lead, but I was marking fish so I slowed way down with minnows. Fishing alone Friday afternoon I had a limit of 16.5-19.5, and threw back a 15 and a 23. Also lost 3-4 big ones near the boat and caught about a dozen smallies up to 19.5. Saturday I went out for about 20 minutes and caught 2 walleyes 16 & 26.5. I think that's my biggest on Big V this year, although my son had a 28 on opener. Headed up again Thursday eve. I should find a chance to sneak out once or twice.
  33. 2 points
    Fishing with Mike and Jim today. Nice limits by noon....Happy Birthday to me! BTW. We saw one other boat all morning
  34. 2 points
    Catch a few of the 10 inch walleye but have been able to get a few 14-16 inchers as of late. Drifting Lindy Rigs with Crawlers along humps and points. No particular hotspots. Also, some nice Crappie and 'gills
  35. 2 points
    It’s about time to get the fish house down and get those jig boxes organized again.
  36. 2 points
    Wow! Easy! No reason to think deeper into it. Why does wanting to carry a handgun with a PTC because you're afraid of bears turn someone into a poacher? If I wanted to shoot a deer with a gun instead of my bow I'd just go out back with my rifle and shoot one during the season. Every year I'm out bow hunting on private or public land, it is almost a given that someone will walk right past me with their rifle (most times they don't even see me). One year I had a nice little buck walk right under me that I let walk while bowhunting and less than a minute later the neighbor was shooting at him with his rifle. I called the DNR right from my stand. Not everyone is out there trying to do something illegal. You guys who mention shooting the deer with a gun and then "poking" it with an arrow must've already tried that one. Who thinks that stuff up? Shame on you.
  37. 2 points
    Crazy high for this time of yr.... lots of wood and garbage floating. On a positive note, fish are biting pretty good
  38. 2 points
    Duck hunting was a bit slow this morning so we hustled over and set up for some goose field hunting. It wasn't an ideal set up for geese but they were flying so we threw some decoys out and ditched the pickup by some farm equipment.
  39. 2 points
    Thanks. Had a good opener. Fun and got some wood ducks. Shot at some mallards passing through and had some geese come in hard on our decoys Sunday afternoon but we had just motored into our spot and didn't get the blind down before they flared off. Hope you had fun. PS, He likes that blue sweatshirt but I keep telling him to tuck that hood inside his camo. Ha.
  40. 2 points
    We've shot some woodies and teal. I found a way to get into an untouched section of river in thr metro which is amazing. No boats can make it in there, kayaks and canoes only. On opener we were completely alone. I shot a hen woodie with this neat looking band. Anyone ever seen one like this? I have no idea the story behind it.
  41. 2 points
    9/25/17 Hunted the hot, steamy MN duck opener on a public lake in central MN. Could see lightning to the west and north all morning until the sun came up. Must have been some serious lightning in those storms that were 100 miles away. Could still see the flashes, but of course could not hear any thunder. Saturday morning we saw the most bluewing teal I have seen on an opener since the 1980s. Must have seen a thousand teal and hundreds of mallards and wood ducks. Weren't in the best spot since we were the third boat on the lake, but still managed to shoot some teal and wood ducks. Busy watching ducks all morning. The teal I cleaned were migrators with quite a bit of fat--none on the wood ducks. Sunday morning was a different day--most of the teal were gone and the mallards and wood ducks were more wary. Managed two juvenile mallards. Think the shooting and the weather front moving in got a lot of the BWT on their way further south. All in all, a decent start to the MN waterfowl season, especially considering the temps were more like mid August. See what this weather and some cooler temps brings to the decoys this weekend. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
  42. 2 points
    I am still fishing mostly lindys with minnows but getting a few on jig/minnows also. We boated 13 walleyes and 7 jumbo perch this morning. Largest walleye was 21" . Most came out of 24' to 38' depths, close to rocks. Cliff
  43. 2 points
    Fished Saturday morning and trolled my way a half dozen eyes including a fat 26” plus two giant smallmouth. Went back out Saturday evening put the trolling rods down and went Jig rappin. Caught another 6-7 fish including another nice 26+ that popped off as I fumbled to grab the net as it wallowed around next to the boat. Tricky bite for me. Still managed my limit of nice 16” fish. Fishing mainly rock transitions and rock structure in 16-22’ fow. I will be back in two weeks for my final hurrah before heading west to the mountains.
  44. 2 points
    Walleyes still biting on lead core. Most success in 20ft of water, 90 ft of lead, silver #4 deep diving shad raps mostly (although perch also putting a few in the boat.) I have tried jigging raps ernestly but only getting a few small walleyes on those. I haven't live bait rigging yet.
  45. 2 points
    Fall is very nearby and things are going the way they should. Fishing is good, it is too windy and the water is cooling down quickly.....On this weeks report and important bit on our very own Aquatic Invasive Species......Enjoy it!
  46. 1 point
    Lucky! I didn't even count the number of times I emptied the bagger on Saturday afternoon. Tripled the size of my mulch pile. @monstermoose78 You got me. I was thinking about the same thing yesterday when I pulled the dock.
  47. 1 point
    I think I need to get a pistol for bow hunting this year. Too many bears and wolves and I don't think I could poke them to death. Plus, bears can climb trees and ladder stands....makes me nervous. The cousins have seen several bears on the farm this year and I am over 55, female and hunt alone.
  48. 1 point
    +1 on the Smooth Moves. I installed them on my 1860 Ranger last spring and couldn't be happier with the performance in big water. Lot's of adjustment and they do a great job of soaking up the rough stuff. They are a little bulky compared to the other options, but I like the fact that they rely on a mechanical adjustment rather than air. It would be interesting to sample them side by side in the same boat to really see if one is smoother than the other. A friend of mine has the Wave Pro and he is happy with that also. I was close to getting the air wave, but I'm happy I went with the Smooth Moves and would buy them again over the other two. Good luck with your decision. No matter which way you go, your back will be happy!
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    The polyvinyl will expand and contract. If your tight to the walls you can count on bulging and wrinkles. If you want it wrinkle free you'll have to use the adhesive which I personally wouldn't have a problem doing. I'd also curb the flooring at the walls to keep the floor water tight. For your flooring and treated plywood use GFMAO4GAL
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