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  1. Hi everyone. I am brand new to the forums and am wondering if anyone has any fishing reports and/or tips for Lake Inguadona? I will be fishing this lake during the last week of June with my son and father-in-law and don't know much about the lake. It looks like it is stocked with walleyes every other year and there are smaller than normal limits on crappies and sunfish...other than that I haven't found much info besides lake maps, etc. Any tips/tricks or information on fishing Inguadona would be much appreciated. Thanks!!
  2. Well the winds blew and blew and blew some more on Leech Lake this past week and with that came some serious changes for the walleye bite. The LLWT was another huge success, as a whole the numbers of fish caught were down do to the changing conditions on the lake, but as they say someone is always catching them somewhere and that statement held true. Great job to everyone involved with planning and making it one of the best walleye tournaments in the Midwest. The walleye bite has been very sporadic with some days a shallow bite in 4-7ft of water producing and others being deeper in 10-17ft of water. A jig with a shiner is still producing at times, but as a whole leeches and crawlers seemed to produce more fish on lindy rigs, jigs, or even spinners. Speed seems to be the name of the game. Some days when rigging they want it .4-.6mph and other days you needed to move and move quickly to provoke a reaction bite whether you were rigging or jigging. With the strong NW winds, the south end of the Main Lake has set up as well as did the Eastern Points and shorelines. Walker Bay has a spotty bite on shoreline breaks, but anglers found good success at times catching some keeper fish in 12-20ft of water. Best advice to give you right now is seek out areas that have not been pressured and try different baits and presentations. Until next week! Jason Freed Leisure Outdoor Adventures
  3. Anyone ever fish Hazel Lake off county rd. 5 Thinking about trying it would shore fishing work out? After trout
  4. I contend that Hackensack and Longville still belong under this header. Most of us fish all these areas. Since the change to the Backus header, the posts have completely disappeared!!!! There hasn't been a post in months. There are far more lakes in this area that get action than the Backus area and when fishermen can'tnget on Leech they filter to areas. I vote to change it back!
  5. I haven't been able to get out much this season yet. Only an hour or so. Any word on what you're seeing?
  6. Hey everyone, coming up on friday and wanted to see if anyone has been catching any around the pike bay area what techniques have been working and if there has been any smallies been caught around that area also? Thanks!
  7. A group of us are coming to Kab for the first time the third week of June. We are staying at Sunset Resort off the Ash River. Not looking for spot on spot but just a place to start and any other helpful hints anyone would like to share. We are mainly looking for Walleye and Crappies.
  8. Hey guys -- does anyone know anything about fishing this lake? I know it is great for Tulibees but I don't know much else. I have heard pan fish too ... some bass. Any information on Walleye would be great ... Summer and Winter.
  9. Had some fun fishing north of little falls for a few hours today.
  10. Going to stay on the US side and can't wait. I have not fished Rainy for 30 years. Last few years we have gone to Kabetogama. Love Kab but when we were going in July the fishing overall was not the best. Before Kab I was going all the way up to Lac Seul. With the decreasing limits in CA, I prefer staying put and fishing the US lakes. Hoping to get into the walleyes and catch smallies and pike in between. My brother and I are taking my dad up. We have been treating him on these recent trips to pay him back for taking us fishing as kids. Any tips? Bill
  11. recently I decided that I would take advantage of a waterway that is 5 minutes from my front door. I live in Carver and decided to start exploring the river. I went out and tried for walleyes. As I expected it was tough because I am not an experienced river fisherman. I had two nice bites and even had a fish 1/2 way to the boat and lost it. I AM NOT LOOKING FOR ANY SPECIFIC AREAS, just want to see if I am approaching the river correctly. I found some areas where log jams and land created small eddys and setup both up and down stream and tossed a jig and minnow doing my best to keep my minnow feeling bottom and a reeled it with a twitch here and there. I then setup in front of a creek mouth and pitched a jig and minnow around. What technique should I be using, this felt a bit wrong as the current was taking my jig downstream pretty swiftly? Also, is the current higher than normal right now? Just looking to give myself a chance when I head out on the river. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
  12. Hi,I am wondering where the walleyes are on south and north lindstrom.I know where on chisago,,but would like to get to find them on the lindstroms.Thanks
  13. Hi, After reading Smuts post I live in Darwin I have Avoided Washington like the plague.Been there 2 times 1. hit a sand bar/rock in the middle of no where. 2. got caught in a bad storm not pretty. Anyway hate to waste a good fishing resource. Can any one tell me where the Rocks are, locations roughly? I would go out on Ellsworth landing Any thing bad around there? Thanks for your help going to try this weekend
  14. I have been thinking it would be nice to have a thread for fishing reports specifically on the West End lake. Everyone knows that the east has more walleyes so it seems most of the reports are geared toward the east end. Not always, but it often seems The fishing report from the east vs west can be very different and I think a separate thread might help people (myself included) out who fish the west end.
  15. It starting!

    Just spent yesterday in a small but deep carry In lake in the Walker area fishing for bass and panfish. The panfish in this area are really close to spawn, the shorelines are covered with sunfish in male and female groups. And are quite ferocious in about 4 ft of water. Baits and lures are no importance it seems as well as they hit anything. Crappies were near anywhere there was bullrush, however, not in them or on any visible beds. We did find some Bedding activity in flooded wood. As is always said, be careful with these vulnerable fish this time of year, so we can enjoy what seems to be an improving panfish population in this state. Good luck.
  16. Does anyone know where I can park and fish from shore on Pepin? I know the boat launches provide some fishing, but there must be something better. I am saving money to fix my boat and have been land bound. Thanks' Steve
  17. Hello I will be heading up to Kabetogama in June and was just curious if anyone has any info on the depth of the water behind cutover island? I have never been on the backside (north side) of the island and I am curious if it is ok to pass between the island and the mainland there? Just wondering in case we happen to visit the rock gardens or fish around that area if we can go thru there or if it would be better to go around the island to the south? thanks for any advice!
  18. Popped down for an hour with a twister tail and caught a few fish. No monsters but still fun. River has really dropped over the last couple weeks.
  19. When my husband passed away last fall his 80 brother didn't get a chance to come up and be with him. He has now decided to come up June 20-26 for probably his last fishing trip to Minnesota. I know I will take him out on Pokegama at least one day, but I am trying to figure some other lakes to try. I have fished Spider a few times and Wabana only once ( I live not to far from there) but I am looking for some other lakes to try. He used to be mainly a bass fishing guy, but we got him spoiled on Walleyes years ago. My boat is not very big, 16 foot Lund Rebel with just a 25 hp Mercury on it so I am looking for small to medium sized lakes up by me to try. Any suggestions would be helpful. We will be interring my husbands ashes at Fort Snelling during his trip which is going to be rough on both of us. I just hope I can show him a good time while he is here.
  20. Green lake

    Wondering if anyone could share some experience on smallies out there what structures are key and types of baits used. Heading out there memorial weekend to do some fishing wouldn't mind chasing them. Any info is appreciated
  21. 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.
  22. Does anyone fish here? I have heard about nice fish being caught here but what do you use and which lake is better in this chain of lakes? (Harriet, Calhoun, Cedar, Lake of the Isles, Brownie, Nokomis, Hiawatha) Thanks! -Will
  23. Well the 2016 Minnesota Walleye Opener is in the books. I think many of us were confused whether we were prepping for the Deer Opener or Walleye Opener because of Mother Nature’s decision to give us below freezing temps and bitter winds. What we as anglers were feeling the walleyes were not. Leech Lake once again proved to have a bountiful and sustainable walleye population this past weekend. In regards to the fishing report, walleyes were scattered throughout the lake and in various depths. Some of our best fishing was in 6-7 feet of water, but also many fish, especially males were caught in 10-12 feet of water. Once catching a walleye, it was very important to pay attention to the depth, straying away often time meant mixed results where as dialing in on that certain depth meant more hook sets. Perch and pike were mixed in when catching fish. A couple different bites and locations worked best. Any where you could find green cabbage meant finding hungry walleyes, as well as working sand flats and sand grass edges. The traditional wind blown points such as Pine, Stoney, Duck, Ottertail, Oak, Star, etc. all produced fish as well, but saw alot of boat traffic and pressure. On the West side of Lake, West Goose Flats, Hardwoods, and Mounds points produced solid results. On the East and South end of the Lake, Five Mile, Portage Bay, Battle Point, Partridge Point, Diamond, and Rogers also saw quality fishing. When working these areas key in on speed and jig cadence. Finding what the walleyes are wanting is the key. This can mean switching out jig colors, jig profiles, or changing your speed and going faster or slowing down. At times during the afternoon or when fishing a pressured area, walleyes were wanting a 1/4oz or 1/8oz jigged dragged through the sand, but when you found a less pressured area snap jigging and going faster mean putting the net under more fish. Leech Lake is off to a great start and the upcoming weekends and warmer temps should continue to help the bite. Be sure to be safe, use proper etiquette, and protect our great fishery! Until next week Tight Lines! Jason Freed Leisure Outdoor Adventures
  24. Anybody know how the water level is? The access on the west side was in bad shape last year. Thanks!