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
crazyice

Local Fun

5 posts in this topic

Went out last night just for something to do kinda. I was hoping to get into some bullies for some bait, but couldn't find them. Started just below the water retention device in town under the broadway bridge. I did manage to hook into a big snapping turtle that wasn't to happy about the new jewlery! End result, cut line. I wasn't about to tangle with that one after my recent luck with taking things off the line. But couldn't keep the small gill off of the line so I moved farther downstream to that small confluence. Again no bullies and lots of gills and one smallmouth that is hardly worth mentioning. I decided to cast farther downstream and not too long after that my rod almost took off like a fighter jet from the rod holder! Had that been in a y stick it for sure would have been in the drink! After numerous runs downstream and about a five minute fight I was able to land about an 8lb channel cat! The pic is kinda fuzzy but I had to take it and hold the fish at the same time! Just goes to show, you never know what is in your own backyard and what kind of fun could await you! This one fish made the whole night worth the time out there even though I didn't get what I was looking for.

SD530307.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, nice fish! laugh.gif Not many people fish at silver lake but there are some nice smallies, largemouths, sunnies, crappies, northern, channel cats, carp, bullhead,and lots of different suckers. Do you have to park at the normal lot a ways up the lake and walk down, or is there a closer lot?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice one crazy. Looks like a cow of a cat. Those accidental fish are the cat's meow!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PS. The Jewelry piece made me laugh.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quote:

Do you have to park at the normal lot a ways up the lake and walk down, or is there a closer lot?


I always park at the gas station or the apartments or wendys when i fish down there. No one has ever given me any grief. nice fish. Zumbro river is a sleeper i know from experience and i have heard some fish stories.

ike

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

    • eyeguy 54
      still love my setup for bluegills but not the best when I use a size 10 jig and fishin for crappies. I might grab the clam springs and rig a rod up with the wire thats a little stiffer and see how it works. this would just be for deep fish. 
    • Cret Jigs
      Out Sunday ... Looked like a City of Trucks and Castles ... Bite was slow but managed a few Crappies / sonnies on Plastics.   we lost a nice walleye near the hole on a moon jig and crappie minnow.   Might have to go Perching in the shallows on south side of MilLacs this weekend.  Hey Moose ... what ya using for Perch on Millacs shallows 12-18 FOW?   
    • icepike 1
      Was out after work for a couple hours yesterday and got two walleyes to bite. The Landing is getting flooded out. Was kinda hesitant on driving out after seeing all the trucks parking on Shore and taking the long walk out. With all the black ice out there it was a little spooky but after seeing 17" to 19"of good ice  was pretty comfortable with it
    • delcecchi
      I will be interested to hear of your experience.  Please let us know.    I think the anecdotal evidence was that the service and quality was not up to the premium price, although that could be old news.     "fine dining" has been a tough sell on the lake.   Several places have tried and failed that I am aware of.   
    • snagfinder
      Only fishing for crappies. With a baby at home only get a few hours after work to fish.