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
Sportland_Bait

Nisswa Guide Service- Whitefish Report!

4 posts in this topic

With the best walleye reports coming from the Whitefish Chain recently I figured that would be the best bet for this morning. I was right. Although the fish were a little tight lipped, I was still able to coax quite a few into biting. It took some hovering to get the job done. Windblown points held all the fish. Some spots held walleyes while many were just full of rockies. Most groups of fish were stacked up in 16-19 feet. Leeches seemed to outproduce redtails by a slim margin, but they did bite on both. I think with the slight coldfront the walleyes wanted an easy meal like a lively leech. Nightcawlers could have been a good choice today too. Also hooked up with a dandy smallmouth bass and a couple of clams. Overall a great morning on the water.

Jason Erlandson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jason,

I am kind of a newbie at this fishing stuff. What is a windblown point? Do you mean a point where the water is rough with a good walleye chop? Are these land points or points that are structure in the water (underwater points)? I am just trying to get the information so I can continue to learn how to catch these elusive walleyes?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A windblown point refers to the wind pushing the waves into an under water point coming off the shore, rock pile, under water hump (any underwater structure). The side of the structure that the waves are crashing into will hold bait fish. If you have bait fish you have predators like walleyes. Example below.

Wind -> going this way

Waves

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\//\/\/\/\/\/\/

--- Bait fish -- )(

) ( <-under water structure

Walleyes**** ***)))) ))) (

Sorry for the drawing. I have limited tools like the caveman.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My drawing didn't turn out when I sent it. Sorry.

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

    • Neighbor_guy
      I found some ice!!! Not exactly much, and there are swans in the picture indecating open water too. But it's a start. 
    • ZachD
      The wind isn't going to help though
    • papadarv
      I live north of the metro in East Bethel so not to familiar with south metro lakes. Minnetonka, Prior, Medicine, seem to have some popularity. On the north side the Chisago City area Green, Chisago, Lindstrom, Center, and Comfort are usually productive for pan fish, northern, walleye and summer bass. Big Marine also holds some nice crappie to 14" and larger Sunfish. Forest Lake and a bit west Coon lake also holds a variety. Last year I did a fairly extensive look at DNR lake surveys within a 3 hour drive north of the metro and came up with this list that looked promising for Walleye. I have fished a few during summer, but not all, with fair success.  Here is the list. This is typically what you will find on the DNR Lake Finder site only their survey will be for all species. I just took the walleye info. The Navionics link BringAnExtension listed should give you great contours for any of the lakes your interested in.
    • Jim Uran
      Well that fell apart quickly lol, Looks like starting tuesday we won't see above freezing for a while, I saw lows in the single digits and even a - sign! 
    • mrklean
      I have a 949i hub and love it very warm and holds heat really well