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  1. Hit the ice for the first time today about 6 inches of ice and lots of slush 3-5 inches deep. The snitch handled the work load with amazing results. The busy end was the smallest pug bug with a maki mino the crappies were racing up am crushing it. The gills would come up slowly but would eat it. Had a 3 to 4 pound walleye break me off in the top of the hole.
  2. Click here to subscribe to this Burntside Lake Fishing Report Made it out to burntside by Ely, MN for the first time this season today. i iced one laker and missed another. met up with lunkercity for a bit and watched him land a nice laker. fished with another guy at the end of the day, he caught one as well. 50-65fow had the most action. smaller rattle baits caught fish. the lake has very little snow on it. found 14-18in of ice. very cold temps are in the forecast. we will be making a lot of ice this next week if the forecast holds true.
  3. Please share your fishing reports here! If you have any video or pictures, we can help you post them. Just ask. Thank you!
  4. Big pine lake mn

    Does anyone know if big pine lake mn. By perham is safe to drive on.. I'm driving ram 1500 hemi... and r the walleyes biting...thanks....
  5. Welcome to the Red River Fishing Reports Thread. If you are new to this thread and want the most current reports look to the upper right of this post and click on the highest number. Be sure to share your fishing reports and river conditions as Ed Carlson did while he was with us. Feel free to ask questions on this topic as well. This thread and your contribution to it is now a tribute to our friend Ed "Backwater Eddy" Carlson.
  6. A lot of great fishing reports and lake conditions follow. Enjoy. Please be sure to share your reports and give a little back to this thread if you are reading this fishing report.
  7. Hello from the NW Angle! The bite remains consistent on the Minnesota side where we are fishing between 26 and 28 feet, yielding good walleye, sauger and jumbo perch. The dead stick will provide action early and throughout the day. Shallower depths are worth fishing early and late for quality walleye, a majority of which are in the slot. Up in Canada, big crappies are filling buckets via minnows, plastics and rip’n raps as well as, very light setups in 28-32 feet. Walleye fishing is outstanding near structure, either points or reefs. jig’n raps, buck shots or spoons have been productive. See you soon! Sunset Lodge
  8. Opening weekend on Mille Lacs was mostly ice free this year! A little ice on the SW corner, otherwise much better than last year. Water was cold, and fishing was not hot and heavy, but fish could be found. Daylight fishing for eyes was tough--we caught more pike and smallies. Night fishing, especially Friday night/Saturday morning was O.K. trolling crank baits. Sand bite on the north side should get better as the water warms this week--talk to Woody at the Malmo Market for tips and bait for the sand bite. Remember, night ban is on until December. Good luck and stay safe. I will see you out there somewhere.
  9. Feel free to post fishing reports here for South Central MN. Mankato-Northfield-Faribault-Waterville-Albert Lea-Austin-New Ulm-St Peter and all the towns in between. Let's hear about some fishin guys!!!!
  10. Hello from Sunset Lodge! We have had another strong week of Walleye and Sauger fishing up in the Northwest Angle with fish being caught all throughout the day! Fish in the 24-30” class were common with pails full of Walleye over 16” coming in as well. The best approach methods have varied through out the day, from a dead stick to an actively jigged buckshot or rip’n rap. Glow red, gold and any UV colors are preferred just off structure at the bottom of the break lines between 24 and 30ft. Many football sized giant perch were seen this week, too. On the Ontario side, Walleye have been active all day long. Certain reefs have been giving up fish consistently to anything that is actively presented. Crappie fishing has been best early and late in the day with 14” fish common in 28’ or deeper. See you soon! Sunset Lodge
  11. Hello from Sunset Lodge! We have had another strong week of Walleye and Sauger fishing up in the Northwest Angle with fish being caught all throughout the day! Fish in the 24-30” class were common with pails full of Walleye over 16” coming in as well. The best approach methods have varied through out the day, from a dead stick to an actively jigged buckshot or rip’n rap. Glow red, gold and any UV colors are preferred just off structure at the bottom of the break lines between 24 and 30ft. Many football sized giant perch were seen this week, too. On the Ontario side, Walleye have been active all day long. Certain reefs have been giving up fish consistently to anything that is actively presented. Crappie fishing has been best early and late in the day with 14” fish common in 28’ or deeper. See you soon! Sunset Lodge
  12. - Subscribe to this fishing report. Go ahead and post Mille Lacs Lake fishing reports and conditions in this thread. Lot's of good info below already. Newer Reports are on pages that follow. Be sure to give back and share your fishing reports here as well Thanks.
  13. 1.2.18 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report Happy New Year from the NW Angle! On the Minnesota side, we are fishing walleyes in 22-28 feet. Success has been had on slender spoons, Rip’n raps and rattle baits near structure and break lines. Saugers and Perch have been more consistent in water deeper than 26’ using the same baits. This past week with the cold weather dead sticks were producing in the afternoon. We have houses placed in typical spots for the season; from the north side of Oak all the way to Shady with ice depth as thick as 2 feet. Stay to marked trails as there is a small amount of rough ice. Our biggest walleye of the week was pushing 30” with many more in the slot. Crappies coming out of Canada are huge as usual, with many at or above 14 inches being caught out of 30 feet of water. Walleye and Perch can still be had off of any rock point using UV rip’n raps or a dead minnow. We hope to see you soon! Sunset Lodge
  14. I thought it was about time to post how the first 10 days of the season have gone for my wife and myself. Things started out pretty slow for us. We found the fish virtually everywhere we expected them with sonar but only a scattered "biter" here and there. The bite has really picked up for us since about last Thursday. We are finding a more consistent bite in specific areas(as opposed to here and there) and the depths have been 23'-32'. All of our fish the last couple of days including today came from steep shoreline breaks with the optimum depth being 27'. Bottom varies from mud to gravel to rock. With the exception of one "leech" fish, we have caught everything on rainbows. Backtrolling and controlled drift has been our presentation. The biggest walleye we have caught so far has been a 24". We have caught very few slot fish so far this spring. 14"-15" fish have been far and away the most numerous and we have caught a sprinkling of 16" and over fish. I have stayed with my bottom bouncer rig and my wife has used the traditional Lindy rig with a no-snag sinker. By the way, they're just kidding when they call those things "no-snag". The dock bite has really picked up also. We go down for an hour or so in the evening and have a ball watching the bobbers go down. Most of our bite is before we even turn on the bobber lights! Water temperatures today were 52.3 degrees in the far east end of Big Bay, 56.6 degrees at Moose Island, and 58.9 degrees at Banana Island. It appears fishing will keep getting better, but then again, what do I know? I'm retired! Don't think for a second that this is all fun ! Good Fishing, MarkB
  15. Looking to catch some bullheads. Anyone have any suggestions on which lakes to try.
  16. Glad to hear the east end has some good ice, but dont assume that the whole lake does. I was just out in the central part of the lake and some areas still only have 3" of ice. And that was areas with no current and some of the first spots to freeze. Steve
  17. Fishing Reports for the Bemidji are a below? Lake Conditions and Access as well? Enjoy posting how the fishing is going for you and include Pics if you'd like. Lots of great info below and newer fishing reports are on the pages that follow.
  18. Ice fishing continues to be very good. On the south shore fishing Big Traverse Bay, nice mix of walleyes and saugers in 20 - 28'. Varying ice conditions all over the lake so please go through a resort and use the ice roads as they are checked daily and groomed for smoother travel. Some ice roads allowing 1/2 ton trucks. Most resorts update Facebook pages for current info or call ahead. Water clarity is good. Some days jigging line is hot, some days dead stick with a plain hook / minnow. Gold, glow, and pink are good colors. Try a rattle if fish not reacting. Auger extension could be necessary in spots where ice is layered. The Rainy River is ice covered with a few local fish houses here and there, but overall, with current of the river, we suggest working through resorts for safety. The majority of the resorts fish the lake. The NW Angle has good ice conditions where resorts have ice roads / trails and fishing has started out excellent. Walleyes in 22-26' with mixed in saugers, pike and perch. Resorts are guiding anglers to big crappie on the Ontario side of lake. Snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point on south shore to NW Angle is marked.
  19. - Subscribe to this fishing report. Go ahead and post your Lake of the Woods fishing reports and conditions in this thread. Questions welcome too. Fishing Reports by the TOP Lake of the Woods Fishing Guides, Charter Captains & Resorts are in here - Click Here. Lot's of good info and our best members posting below already. Newer Reports are on pages that follow. Be sure to give back and share your fishing reports here as well Thanks.
  20. Let's hear how you're doing. Please help by sharing your fishing report here. Thanks.
  21. Hello from the NW Angle! Water temps are hovering around 48 degrees and fall fishing is phenomenal! Walleyes are biting anywhere from 14 to 30ft with jigging being the most effective method. Crappies are continuing to bite around sunken trees and deep holes with a good amount of perch mixed in. Anglers have had success trolling for large pike and muskies with jigging also bringing some to the boat. We are getting fish houses ready for the 2017-18 ice fishing season and are very excited for hard water! We recommending checking availability for winter ASAP! Sunset Lodge
  22. Had some fun fishing north of little falls for a few hours today.
  23. Hello from the NW Angle! Water temperatures are slowly falling, with surface temps in the high 40's early in the day and ending in the low 50's in the afternoon. Here in Minnesota, fishing has been great. A jig and minnow set up is the top producer with fish showing preference for orange or chartreuse. Big pike have been caught on the jig and trolling minnow baits. Canadian fishing is consistently putting more crappies and perch in the well. These pan fish will take shiners and sometimes favor them to a fathead or plastic. Fish are HUNGRY and are well fed, a lot of thick fish with full stomachs. 24-32ft has been the favored depth within the last week. With water temps falling and the new moon looming, expect to see more large predator fish this week! Sunset Lodge
  24. 10.9.17 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report Hello from the NW Angle! Water temps are still hovering in the mid 50’s. Jig and a minnow/shiner will fill your live well in Minnesota. Areas of best success, have been between island or high currents spots with depths ranging from 13-16’ or 22-26.’ Fish are really hungry and are packing on the pounds before ice season! Canadian walleye fishing is also outstanding. Orange, pink or chartreuse with a minnow/shiner have been effective off of points at depth of 18-26.’ We have also experienced a lot of perch this week, limits of crappies when targeted, the occasional pike and muskies on the jig. Musky action on shallow reef tops has slowed as fish are moving out to deeper waters, trolling cranks or jigging big rubber is common practice now. Many small mouth have been seen this week with wounds from predatory fish. Less than two weeks left of open water fishing at Sunset Lodge, we have some availability remaining before we close down for the season on October 22! We hope to see you soon, Sunset Lodge
  25. Hello from the NW Angle! The water temps are dropping and the fishing is really heating up. Surface temperatures are starting in the low 50’s and reaching mid 50’s by afternoon. Walleye fishing in Minnesota has been phenomenal. The best fishing is happening close to the resort on a jig and minnow. We have had non-guided boats setting fish counts of over 100! Current areas between islands and near holes are HOT with good numbers of slot fish and perch to be had. Canadian fishing is excellent as well. Really nice limits of crappies, perch and walleye this week. Crappie location can be simplified by a guide or try known spots with classic structure, orange jig and minnow has been the top producer. Nice muskies have been boated while trolling and while jigging for walleye. We plan to close for the season on October 21st. We hope to see you soon! Sunset Lodge