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
Rivernut

Sartell 7/21

9 posts in this topic

Fished the upper 'sippi for year's. Fished Sartell for the first time today. Launched at the county park launch, more than deep enough for my 16 ft. Caught several smallies, a bunch of snakes, and a walleye. Various baits from jig and crawler, spinnerbait, tybes, and topwater. To the 3 punks in the yellow and white ski boat who thought it would be funny to run full throttle to within 10 feet of us while fishing 10 ft from shore and laugh their ---- 's off, I have your reg. # off of your boat. Hope it's not your parent's. Anyway, aside from that it was a fun trip. I must add that I know they won't see this, because no FMer would pull a stunt like that. Thank's for letting me vent. Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bet the jetskiers reminded you of our stretch down here huh?

What were you in, I was with River Tiger in his Blazer, we launched at Rice, county park?.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

White Starcraft with a Merc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reminds me of the old days when I would fish for eyes and be anchored on a corner north of the paper mile a couple miles. Usually a boat or 2 would go between me and the shore 40 yards away and 150 yards on the other side. I'd just shake my head if they waved. Nice fish MSRD! I saw a picture some other place on the net wink.gif.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The part that urked me the most, they made a 90 degree turn, just to buzz my gal and I. Anyway, I like that area. I'm thinking it is probably a good late fall spot. I"ll be back. I did see a post a way's back, and it said that there was a launch on the east side of the river about a mile north of the paper mill. Any idea if it is there, and how to get there? Anyway, take care and thanks for any help. Mike.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes there is a nice boat access there. Just turn north at the 4 way stop on the east side of the river in Sartell. You take a left after going a couple miles (don't know the name of the road) and cross the RR tracks. It's then another half mile on your left.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Tippman, appreciate the help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The sartell part of the river is very good for fishing, but on the weekends when it's warm and sunny there is a lot of boat traffic. Instead I like to fish the river on a weekday, the river is much more enjoyable with less boats.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Weekend fishing out there can be really frustrating. If you know your way around north of the county park traffic is less and fishing is just as good. Just boater beware there are some shallow rock bars and this year the water is way down so there might be some new ones as well.

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

    • curt quesnell
      Getting these big fish back in the water as soon as possible is important in summer heat.    
    • MinDak Hunter
      Thanks guys! JB-how do you get the Mepps down deep?
    • rundrave
      I know its not attached to you. But the issue is with it being attached to the dog and if its running full speed and it gets caught on something. The injuries can occur when its a sudden stop and the collar around the neck is pulled hard from the weight of the dog.   Sounds like to you need to get back to the basics with the check cord and get back to sit, stay and come. You can work her with the check cord in a hallway at home with the doors closed, then move to a larger  grassy area etc. Keep the sessions short and praise, praise and praise some more when she comes back when called.   You never want to give a command you cant enforce and that's where the check cord comes in handy. We have all been there before. But if your not confident with her in the water next to a road you need to go back and revisit those commands and how to enforce them until she is ready. its just not worth risking injury.   You have to make the retrieving fun and if she doesn't bring it back your done for that session, and then she doesn't get to retrieve. Let her see you put the dummy away and then start another session at a later time. Praise, praise and praise when she does it correctly.   Dogs will pick up on your body language frustrations etc.  Just takes lots of reps and keep them short and be positive and she will get there.
    • TNtoMN_HuntFish
      I actually don't have that long leash attatched to me. Its 100' I believe and the only reason I leave it on her is because Round Lake is right by a busy road so if she wants to bolt after a rabbit or something I can quickly grab that leash. Also sometimes she'll grab the dummy and want to swim around with it so I give a few tugs to let her know her job is to bring it to me, not swim in circles. It's just a safety measure because she isn't quite ready for fully off leash training just yet. I almost never actually need to grab it.    Thanks for the advice though, the last thing I'd ever want to do is hurt a dog, especially mine. I never throw the dummy past where it's safe to walk so if she did get it wrapped in cattails or something and got stuck I'd quickly get her. 
    • Buzzbait Brad Ohio
      Thanks for having me Minnesota. I wasn't able to float the Ottertail river but I did fish the lake every morning. Most fish the first 3 days came on top water whopper plopper. The last day, the water temperature heated up to almost 80 so I changed it up a little bit and fished deep water 10-20 feet and caught fish deep. Here's some of the better fish from this week. The fishing up here is great. Can't wait to make it back. 
    • ZachD
      Nice job I will be out on Sat in the boat
    • hitthebricks
      Sounds like my problem, Thanks  
    • JBMasterAngler
      Small minnow raps, #2 mepps spinners, small spoons. Don't need anything else.
    • curt quesnell
      What a great day jigging out in the mud. Little or no wind all day and it was pretty warm but fish were active, biting and large. A big change came yesterday on my close by spots that threw me for a loop but the fish a few miles away seem unphased. I will say it again a great day!
    • monstermoose78
      Thanks for the advice Dave  I dont let Finn fetch on check cord any more. I only used it when he was a pup