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
BEriver

Shore Fishing

8 posts in this topic

Does anyone have any advice for someone without a boat. I have been to every lake from St. James to Faribault this year and have very little luck other than crappies in spring. If anyone has any advice or any info on good spots to try I would appreciate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try the I-35 bridge just upstream of the kingmill dam. A perch colored shad rap either #5 or #7 will often hook a few eyes. If not, than night fish with a lindy-rig and leach. wink.gif Only prob. is if your not from the area it may be hard to find the road.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are nice opportunities for catching fish from shore where the Blue Earth River dumps into the MN River. Heck, even along the MN River between Le Sueur and Mankato can be good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool, Thanks guys. I have tried that area of the river, alot of rough fish. I will have to try it again sometime soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TEAM OTTER....these oppertunities would they happen to be on the blue earth or on the minnesota side. I have fished these areas and watched others not get much results.. any relating structure to stick to like sand/much or rock??? time of the day/bait???? any hints would be apprecaited thanks I

also can be reached at ross.gunderson@mnsu.edu

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The MN side is typically the strongest area for action. Certainly you will have to sort through some rough fish but the 'eyes are there too. Lindy Rigs and creek chubs is a safe bet as is pitchin' large plastics. Focus on the areas with down timber or anything else that may serve as a current break for the fish to take a rest out of the moving water and eat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have fished area's like rocks, sand bars and creek mouths with jigs and plastics towards evening with some luck. If you see a rocky ledge along the river bank that would also be a good area to try. Another hint, watch for the baitfish surfacing and jumping in these areas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know of any public gravel pits along highway 90?...my buddy read somewhere that people were catching some decent fish.

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

    • ZachD
      The only reason they allow you to have a gun while archery hunting deer is if you have a ccw. They did this because if they didn't it would impede on your rights to carry.   Thank you for contacting the Minnesota DNR.   You are correct, your friend is not. Even having both licenses, a person can't have both weapons with them at the same time. That person would need to choose which weapon and license to use, can’t do both hunts with both weapons at the same time.   Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions either by email or by calling 888-646-6367 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Rick G
      Last ice fishing trip for the year today
    • smartguy
      People falling through the ice on local lakes today: http://www.brainerddispatch.com/video/agfmkDlh
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I have caught them on Vermilion when the mayflies are hatching in the evening by using a fly rod with small poppers or may fly type dry flies. Just cast to the surfacing fish. A spinning rod with an Adjusta Float with poppers or flies may work even better. Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I have also wondered why there are no Sauger in Vermilion. I have never caught one there or heard of one being caught by anyone else. Cliff