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
Daze Off

River from Brainard North?

6 posts in this topic

Has anyone been fishing the river from around Rice Lake/Lum Park to the north recently? I always fish this area in the fall but thought I might give it a shot in the next couple of weeks - any thoughts on the bass fishing to share for this area?

Thanks in advance....

Daze Off

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i live just south of the dam and fish below the bridges about every other day. The fishing has been very steady as of late. Just yesterday i was throwing a spinerbait right along shore and caught a few decent ones. Topwater is producing bigger fish, but not as many. As for north of the dam, Its been a few weeks, we go a bit further than brainerd. We fish where the Pine river dumps in. Last fall was unbeleivable for smallies up there. So far this season it has been slower. But in the next few weeks, pending rain, it should really start to pick up. The bass fishing near brainerd isnt very good. Mostly sand and wetlands. the further north you go, the more rocks, the better the fishing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dances - thanks for the reply - it may be worth waiting a bit more before I make the trek from the Cities up to Lum Park and launch and head north. I do love that stretch north - great mix of both largemouth and smallies (with a kciker walleye every now and then)...

Daze Off

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aitkin to palisaid was slow last week but they had some rain they might put on the feed bag.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

is the water deep enough to run a 17 bass boat?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

North, yes.

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

    • Wanderer
      Considering how old a laker has to be before reaching reproductive maturity, a slot may help.  The only thing I'd worry about there is having to put a bleeder back down the hole because it wasn't legal.  Then if a person wanted to keep their limit, that would just mean a wasted fish should they be able to get two more.   When I first started laker fishing, catching and keeping "my two" was a given if I were to have that good of a day.  Then it changed to releasing pretty much everything over the mid - 20 inch range unless it bled.  Now 1 fish in the 24 inch range would be my perfect weekend limit if I could choose.   When a person gets introduced to these addictive ghosts, it's tough to put em back.  There's a lot of excitement and pride in earning such a prized fish.  And I really enjoy eating them.  But in the case of Burntside, I would support a 1 fish limit, no slot.
    • Horseshoe_Don
      I decided to go watch them pull it out.   Never seen that before.   While they are working on pulling it out, another car is driving at them down the riverbed.   The officer has to run over and shoe them away.   The DNR might need to close that to traffic since there are a lot of dumb people.   Don
    • JerkinLips
      Great article; very educational.  Thanks for sharing.  I would be interested to know if having a slot limit on lake trout would help populations like it has with walleyes.  If so, why hasn't the DNR implemented it yet?
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Mr. B, Welcome to FM! June is almost always a good tome to fish for bass on the shorelines! Plenty of good bass country on the whole lake too! I do not fish for bass much but there are plenty of people on this site that do so you should get some good info.! Cliff
    • Ref
      Evergreen Lodge  -  Big Sand Lake  -  Park Rapids   Clearest water and greatest sand beach in the area!   http://www.evergreenlodgemn.com/index.php