Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
der vasservolf

My lucky fishing partner

2 posts in this topic

Had a guys fishing trip at Vermilion Dam Lodge June 2-9, and my fishing partner (brother in law) is the luckiest SOB I've ever fished with. We tried to catch muskies most of the time, but to break things up a little, also fished for smallmouth, largemouth, and walleye.

Only saw 3 or 4 muskies, but he caught this nice 41" musky at 4:30 pm; we were speed trolling swimbaits in the propwash in the outside of a bay in 13 ft of water. A little unconventional, but the musky fishing was slow so we tried every trick in the book. Of course the musky chose his bait.

Then, this 30" walleye was snagged at 2 in the afternoon as we were fishing for smallmouth with wacky rigged senko worms. Talk about luck.

We caught a lot of pike everyday, with a few in the 24" - 32" range. Caught largemouth at will on "reedy" shorelines and back bays with wacky rigged senko (many 3-4 lb'ers spawning, all released of course), and a decent number of smallies in the middle of the day on rocks, most were 5-10 ft from the shoreline, on wacky senkos.

Every night, we caught walleye from 10 to 10:45 in 13 ft of water....they were there feeding at that time like clockwork, then moved out. Used #5 shad raps, slow trolled and twitched. Caught numerous 20 - 24" walleye, attached a picture of my 24".

It seems like the slot for pike and walleye is working, we caught greater numbers of larger sized walleye and pike than ever before, though we usually fish in August instead of early June.

Another great trip to Vermilion, and Ed and Marty did a great job at the lodge for us. We'll be back with our families in August, staying on the West End at White Eagle.

100_0019.jpg [image]100_0054.jpg[/image] [image]100_0031.jpg[/image]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those are some very nice fish guys!

Cliff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • monstermoose78
      This is close to home for me. I love the dunes, but the refuge is messed up. The refuge told me they were brining native game birds back, so I was excited and said sharptailed grouse and the guy looked and me and said no ringnecked pheasants. I laughed at him and said really he said yes really. I told him ringnecked pheasants are invasive species he argued they are native and I walked out shaking my head.    The refuge could be a strong hold for sharptailed grouse, prairie chickens, and water fowl if they managed for them. The dune could extend this area. 
    • CaptainSeabass
      G'day guys, I've started up this post as I will be visiting Minnesota (to be specific the Stuart Lake in the Ottertail Lake area) and I would love to hook into some fish! I'm originally from the Netherlands, have lived in Australia for the last 8 years working as a fishing guide, I have moved to Dallas TX with my wife and now we will be visiting my in-laws in Minnesota. I would love to catch Musky, which I know West Battle Lake holds, and of course Walleye. I have been trying to look for areas that hold smallmouth but was unable to find any. I don't have a boat up there or anything so I know I will be in a massive disadvantage for musky but I will give it a try with waders. I would love to get as many tips as possible! Cheers!
    • thelars5
      This years West Central Bowhunter 60 will be held on August 12th and 13th with registration from 9am - 3pm Saturday and 9am - 2pm Sunday!   Come to enjoy the rolling hills and grasslands of the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Little Crow Archers of Willmar & Swift County Archers of Benson have teamed up to host this 60-Target 3-D shoot. Shoot it in one day, or make a weekend of it and shoot both days! Our promise is that you will not be disappointed!   Highlights include, Generous sized walking trails, On-site concessions, and seating deck! Stakes for : Adult, Youth, Traditional, and Cubs All on over 100 Acres! 90% Rinehart Targets   Full Course (60-Targets) $23 Adults ~ $15 Youth 16 & under ~ $60 Family Max 1/2 Course (30-Targets) $14 Adults ~ $8 Youth 16 & under ~ $36 Family Max   Shoot Location: Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center 12718 10th St NE Spicer, MN 56288 GPS coordinates: N 45° 14.716 W 95° 1.777 @1.5 Miles West of Hwy 71 on County Road 29   www.littlecrowarchers.com
    • osok
         Personally I do seem to catch quite a few overs, some days it can be a challenge to find keeper fish ( stupid problem to have, huh?). One thing I notice is that all the fish seem to be very thick through out the classes.   While I was tackling some honey-do's I noticed that the breeze was a bit stiff, I'm sure it was a challenge to maintain a line or consistent  speed.   Over all was it a good day for you?
    • ZachD
      Nope that's exactly what I wanted to hear thank you probably will go to look at gander in forest lake to see if they have anything good left
    • ZachD
      There are good bass in Crooked too
    • DLD24
      Do you typically catch quite a few overs on fish? I fished it for the first time today and we got lots of gills and a few good quality eyes...The wind made boat control a pain.
    • monstermoose78
      lol I posted that Friday but with no service it must went when I ran into town for new hose
    • monstermoose78
      I was up over the weekend to do cabin duties. I did get laker trout at cascade river Friday mornings it was 17 inches but made for great trout and eggs breakfast. Agree with maple bacon longjohn and Chet's doughnut. Also a must stop for me is trail center for lunch the 3 Cheese grilled cheese is amazing with a chocolate and peanut butter milkshake. Just look at this lunch
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Lindy rig with 1/2 crawler! 15' to 19' depth. Cliff