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  1. Went and checked the first ice lakes and found .5 inches to almost 2 inches. If you go out please bring a buddy and dry clothes.
  2. Me and my family never have caught a walleye where can we go 2- 3 hours from Chisago city Mn? And pretty much guarantee abunce in walleyes and maybe have a few for dinner? I have tried and tried caught some real awesome fish so far but no walleyes please help thank you
  3. What kind of fish is this?

    Hey guys and gals! I was wondering what kind of fish is this? I was thinking they were redhorse suckers or something but I am not 100% sure! I have been catching them out of the Mississippi and don't know if they are invasive or what the heck they are because they smell god awful! Thanks!
  4. Im staying at Arrowwood July 2-5 and looking to catch some 'eyes for a fish fry or 2. Never been to the area before so I dont have much to go by other than my overall knowledge of Walleye fishing elsewhere. Ill probably be fishing early mornings and dusk for obvious reasons, but also because my boat will be used for the majority of the days for entertaining the girlfriends family. Im open to fishing not only Darling, but Carlos and Le Homme Dieu as well. From what ive read and can see on Google Earth, the lakes are pretty clear, and from experience, usually means tough walleye fishing for this time of year. -I grew up fishing Woman Lake in the Longville/Hackensack area and that lake is as clear as they come. The only way we can snag some 'eyes in the summer is to fish the deep weed lines. Is that the approach I should be taking on these lakes? Does dragging rapalas across mid-lake flats produce? Any help would be greatly appreciated!Thanks,Gavin.
  5. I was wondering if and there is any good fishing in Hastings during the summertime lake Rebecca, lake Isabella, Vermilion River, or anywhere off the banks of the Mississippi? I haven't caught anything yet this year and I am itching to catch anything now. Just a fyi I just bank fish. Thanks in advance!
  6. Greetings fishermen and women! Its great being back in the swing of things and better yet in the boat! Both the MN and Ontario season is now open and fishing has been great! Staffers here at Flag Island Resort have been busy getting ready for the upcoming summer months with some deep cleaning, window washing, grounds work and remodeling! On the Minnesota side anglers have been catching nice saugers, walleyes and perch. Soon the crappies should be finding their way into the shallows around Angle Inlet and other small creeks and the walleyes have spawned out over the past couple of weeks. With the warmer temps that started out last week anglers were finding fish in shallower water between 5-17 feet now, with the cooler temps, rain and winds most of the fish have been pushed deeper into the 16-26 foot range. Points and reefs close to large land masses adjacent to sand and rubble have been hot locations. Anglers have found fish near Soldier’s, Little Oak, Oak Island and NW Point. The water surface temp has been in that 50-55 degree range. Right now it seems like everything is working from ¼ to 3/8 jigs to slow trolling with raps in the shallows as well as trolling spinners keeping on the move at 0.9 mph. Over in Ontario, the walleye, sauger, crappie, perch and pike have been hungry. Perch and crappie should be spawning soon. Crappies are being caught around the 20 foot mark . Sandy bays and points have been best for the walleye and crappie bite while the perch are still caught in the rocks. Many pike have been caught in areas with current. There have been reports of a lot of smallmouth mixed in with the walleyes. Jigging with a ¼-3/8 ounce jig has been the ticket and the water temp has been around 49-52 degrees. We hope to see you up here soon! Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  7. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort, Lake of the Woods NW Angle 2-20-17 Fishing on the MN side started out a little slower at the beginning of the warmer temps we have been having but we have seen a 360 turn around and fishing is back to where we like to see it for the NW Angle. We are seeing a lot of nice Walleye, Sauger, Perch, Tulibee and Pike being caught in 20-26 feet on the rocks and sand. The best areas we have seen all year are on rocks and shallow, the fish are feeding on the crayfish. The best colors ave been gold, red, silver and blue on spoons, rattler flyers, ripping raps and buckshots. Over on the Canadian Side the Walleyes, saugers, Perch, Crappie and Pike continue to bite. The morning and afternoon bite has been best for the Walleye and Crappies. The Crappie bite has been best in 30 plus feet, look for deep holes with trees nearby and 26-28 feet on rock bars, reefs, shoals and humps for Walleyes. Tungsten jigs #6 or #8 have been best for Crappies with red or pink plastics and a wax worm, spring bobbers and electronics are recommended. Buckshots, flyers, flutter spoons, and rippin raps have been successful for Walleyes With the warmer temps and rain we have recently experienced most of the snow has melted and we are left with water on top of the ice. For snowmobiles it is recommended to have scratchers to prevent overheating. We still have good ice with 24 plus inches and the roads are still good, the approaches are a little rough and sloppy but manageable. With the cold weather coming things should firm up quickly. Check with resorts and guides for up to date ice conditions. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Ray King, Dan Schmidt, Professional Fishing Guide, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers. Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  8. What # test line to use?

    What do you all run for fishing line in the winter walleye fishing? I've been running fire line on a couple of reels usually 6-10lb line because I get sick of having fish snap my line. I've always had success with this line during early ice, but I am looking to go to a lighter line in hopes of catching more fish this time of year. Anyone have any suggestions? Not sure if switching line will help but I'm willing to try it, the last couple of weekends have been really really slow. Adapt or accept mid winter blues??
  9. Lake parley

    Anyone been out on lake parley in st.boni, and found any walleyes? I've been sticking to o'dowd for the most part this year with little luck. Parley has been a good producer for me walleye wise, just curious if anyone has been out and found any eyes?
  10. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort 1/30/17 The weather this past week up here in the angle has been pretty unstable with temps in the single digits and closer to the thirties and now snow flurries today. The fish have still been biting and anglers are still taking home limits every day. On the Minnesota side, anglers are catching a good mix of fish including Walleye, Sauger, Perch, Pike and Smallmouth Bass. Eel Pout will be spawning within the next couple of weeks. The depths we have been fishing with success is 20-26 feet and in 13-14 feet from 4-6pm in current. The areas we are fishing are on rock reefs, rock points, rubble rock and sandbars. Rattling flyers, buck shots, spoons and plain hooks on dead sticks. Hot colors include red, pink, gold and silver. Most days jigging is out producing dead sticks. Over on the Ontario side the Crappie bite is still good and holding. Jigging with a plastic on a Tungsten jig with a wax worm has been the most successful tactic. The Crappies are in the mud eating mostly mayfly larvae in 30 feet of water. The best locations are in deep mud holes near structure. The magic colors are still glow white and pink. The Walleye bite has also remained and we are finding them at the end of deep points and reefs between 25 and 32 feet of water using frozen shiners. Many anglers have been catching several smallmouth bass and we just wanted to make it known that these are illegal fish in the wintertime in Ontario. If one were to bite you must immediately release them. As always it is recommended to stay on staked trails with the ever changing ice conditions due to the high current in many areas. One last thing to note is that when crappie fishing the mortality rate is very high for catch and release, we recommend targeting another species once you have caught your limit. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Ray King, Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
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  12. Fishing Report from Flag Island Resort Lake of the Woods, NW Angle 1/16/17 Fishing up here in the angle has been great! On the Minnesota side the Walleye, Sauger and Jumbo Perch bite has been hot. The early morning and afternoon bite has been best and the fish are aggressive. We have been fishing in 21-28 feet on reefs, gravel bars, shoals and rocks. Buckshots, Lindy Flyers, Ripping Raps, and Jigging Raps have all produced fish. Live minnows with demon glow and a bobber have also been successful. Colors of choice have been red glow, gold, pink and green glow. A lot of nice fish in the 29 inch range have been caught as well as large quantities. Over on the Ontario side the Crappie and Walleye bite has been awesome, better than the days of Red Lake. We have also hooked into the Jumbo Perch and they are of good size and quantity. We’ve been fishing in the 28-34 foot range. Something to know about when fishing up the deep waters of Ontario is the crappie mortality rate is high when releasing crappies in 25' of water or greater. We encourage guests to catch your desired number of crappies up to your limit and then go target other species of fish. Crappies and Walleyes sometimes appear to swim back down the hole when released but often times do not make it due to being reeled in so fast from great depths. We still advise anglers to stay on marked trails due to the heavy current changing ice conditions. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Ray King, Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  13. Caught a few walleyes on o'dowds this weekend. Was marking a lot of fish on the bottom but very skidish and not willing to bite very well. Anyone else have any luck on o'dowds?
  14. Well im hoping that maybe ill be able to find a little insight as to how i can feed my ice fishing addiction on the weekend. While working all week its not that I have to travel alot to find a lake. Just that i plunged into my addiction being a novice at best. Looking for some advice on what to look for when choosing lakes and how to go about pursuit on the lake.
  15. Hello I am looking for this exact reel with the cork handles in left hand it is the black berry 2014 model. I really want one so if you have it pm me I will pay a decent price
  16. Hello, I am wondering if anyone knows of any small lakes or ponds in the metro that I can ice fish I know yout want to give away any of your spots so PM me and I will trade some spots. I am looking to catch bass,crappie or possibly walleye Tight Lines!
  17. Anyone been fishing waconia, parley, o'dowd, lotus, with any walleye luck? We have been hitting all of the said lakes with reckless abandon to no avail!!! I'm not much of a panfish guy, generally target walleye and pike. Had some luck on parley and o'dowd with the pike but can't seem to find any walleyes. But I'm still fishing and loving every minute of it!!
  18. Fishing report from Flag Island Resort, Lake of the Woods NW Angle 1/2/17 Happy new year everyone! We hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. Fishing up in the NW Angle has been really heating up and we are in the full swing of things once again! We have a plowed ice road marked with signs out the resort and open to full sized vehicles. There is also a staked snowmobile trail all the way up from Baudette. On the Minnesota side the Walleye, Sauger and Perch bite has been good. We have about 14-16 inches of ice. Walleye and Perch are being caught in 20-26 feet and Saugers in the 20-28 foot range. Reefs, shoals and rocks are producing with gold, white, green and red colored tackle. Buck shots, ripping raps, stop signs and jigging spoons have all been successful. For the dead sticks frosties and glow demons have seemed to work best. Jigging with electronics has been key and out producing live bait rigs and dead sticks. Over on the Canadian side the Crappie bite is heating up, limits are being caught for patient fishermen and women and the bite has been more time sensitive than the spot. 30 to 33 feet depths and on structure have been producing Crappies using red, pink and white small Tungsten jigs, the glow in the dark white being the best with either small plastics or frozen shiners. The Walleye bite has been on the deeper side in 24 plus feet and off of structure. We advise staying on marked trails as the ice conditions are changing daily with the current. Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Ray King, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
  19. Didn't have much time to fish when visiting Smitty's for a family reunion trip, and it was my first time on the lake, but just wanted to report the success I did have. On the late afternoon of Saturday the 27th I found some walleyes in 25+ feet of water near a small island. Was jigging a pink walleye jig tipped with a chub minnow. Had a decent chop from the south, and grey skies before an approaching system that showed up that evening. Caught three walleyes (16.5", 17.5" and 10") and a few small smallies. Heard some success from some other fisherman with walleyes as well throughout the weekend. Not bad for late August!
  20. Hello again from Sunset Lodge on Oak Island! Hope everyone had a great week! Here in the Northwest Angle, things are about as good as they can be, the weather has been decent and just a few showers and storms to contend with. And the fishing has been good! The water temp was between 70 and 73 degrees this week. Stateside, anglers are finding that pulling night crawlers behind spinner rigs has been working well and catching walleyes. Depths range anywhere from 8 to 25 feet with hammered gold, copper, orange, and pink being the best producers. Areas to target are the flats and mud between Oak Island and Four Blocks, Little Oak, and Crowduck Islands. The South and East side of Oak Island has also been producing fish. Pulling crankbaits in 8 to 12 feet of water has also been working well. In Ontario, the Musky action has definitely been heating up! With numerous fish being seen and landed throughout the week. Reports of some larger specimens have been steadily coming in but the majority of fish being landed are between the 40" to 45" mark. Rock reefs and points seem to be the best bets for finding one of these giants. Casting bucktails and large spinnerbaits have been the best producers. Walleyes can be found among the reefs and rocky points in Bishop Bay, Tug Channel, Deepwater Bay, Monument Bay and Skeet Island. Big Narrows is also a good bet. Jigs with frozen shiners and fatheads in depths of 20 to 30 feet have been producing limits for anglers. Gold, pink, chartreuse, and orange are top colors. Hope everyone has a fantastic week! Come visit us soon at Sunset Lodge! Cale Albers ---------------------------------- The bug hatch is over! Fishing picking back up again. Up in Ontario, small reefs are all holding fish and the big reefs down in Little Traverse are all starting to have fish on them, too. The best fishing was in 22-26 feet right on the edge or top of the reef. Little Traverse is the place to be if it is calm enough to fish there. Otherwise, the reefs up by Skeet Island are all holding fish now too and you can get out of the wind. The best was a fluorescent colored jig tipped with a minnow. Jumbo perch are being caught along with the walleyes. On the Minnesota side, there have been boats all the way from Four Blocks down to Garden Island. Once again, fishing the edges of the reefs if pulling spinners. We took 9th in the Musky Bowl at Wiley Point this past weekend. Seen a lot of fish but they just wouldn't eat the bait at boatside. The winning team caught 5 muskys in the two days. You can already sign up for next year. It was a great turnout for the first year with 20 teams in it. Until next week good luck fishing! Forrest Huset Sunset Lodge
  21. Has anyone been fishing the Bay City Flats lately? Or up near The Vermillion near the dam? Thinking of hitting the river this weekend. Heard it's pretty slow. But beats yard work.
  22. Hey, I'm heading up to Ely over the 4th of July and plan on fishing Shagawa for some walleye. I've fished it a number of times in the winter and done pretty well. Is the summer bite typically okay?
  23. 6.20.16 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report What a week we had up at the Angle! The weather has gone from one extreme to the next. A few days of sunshine mixed with days of rain, and some heavy rainfall at that! Aside from the up and down weather conditions, we are still catching fish. Lots of limits being taken and a few larger fish being caught as well. Early in the week the fishing was slower due to a mayfly hatch, but has steadily improved over the last few days. On the Minnesota side, gold spinners with bottom bouncers and crawlers have been turning fish near Four Blocks, Little Oak, and Crowduck Islands. Work the flats around these areas, as well as the reefs and rock piles in 18 to 26 feet for the best action. Crankbaits have been producing fish in these areas as well. The Flats have been giving up a lot of fish this week as well. Depths from 6 to 10 feet have been best. Orange, gold and pink have been solid colors. On the Ontario side of the lake working the shorelines, points, and shallow reefs have been producing walleyes. Limits of "eater" fish as well as some over the 24" mark have been common. Jigging in depths of 20 to 25 feet with minnows and crawlers have been working best. Areas worth checking out are Deepwater Bay, Tug Channel, Monkey Rocks Reef, and the West side of Falcon Island. Smallmouth bass action has been lights out as well, casting small bucktails and crankbaits along rocky shorelines has been the ticket here. Muskie season started this week as well, and we've had several guests in camp trying their luck in landing one of these toothy critters! Casting baits in shallow bays, as well as rocky points have produced a few fish. Reports of fish ranging in size from 30" all the way to 45" have been slowly coming in. Cale Albers --------------------------- This past week can be summed up as the week of storms and the mayfly hatch. It made fishing a little tougher but we still caught plenty of fish. The water temp is holding steady at that 64-66 degrees depending on where you are on the lake. On the Minnesota side, pulling spinners in the mud was the way to go. 12-16 feet seemed to be the best depth. The Flats bite was strong at the beginning of the week but has slowed down a little bit now. Crowducks in 11-13 feet and Little Oak on the sandbar would be a good choice this upcoming week. Hammered gold was once again the best color. On the Ontario side, we fished all mud this past week. Fish are scattered throughout the mud and pulling spinners seemed to be the best method in 24-28 feet. Jigging anywhere there was current also seemed to be effective. Gold and chartreuse were the best colors this week. Smallmouth are still up in the shallows and you can catch quite a few of them in a day throwing shallow crankbaits, spinnerbaits or tube baits. Musky season is now open and there are a few being caught already. Fishing bays is the best choice but there are a few fish on the post spawn rock spots. Forrest Huset Sunset Lodge